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  1. We know what American gamers have been buying the most over the last few years, and it probably won’t surprise you that Call of Duty tops the list. But it’s Rockstar‘s magnum opus, Grand Theft Auto V, that takes the cake. US NPD SW – 2010-2019 Top 10 Sellers – Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling game of the decade. pic.twitter.com/2xfGtaueqv — Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 16, 2020 The NPD group released their list of the US’s top best-selling games of the 2010-2019 decade, and it’s interesting to see what we were playing the most in microcosm. It’s not a big surprise that Grand…

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  2. Millions of potential employees are subjected to artificial intelligence screenings during the hiring process every month. While some systems make it easier to weed out candidates who lack necessary educational or work qualifications, many AI hiring solutions are nothing more than snake oil. Thousands of companies around the world rely on outside businesses to provide so-called intelligent hiring solutions. These AI-powered packages are advertised as a way to narrow job applicants down to a ‘cream of the crop’ for humans to consider. On the surface, this seems like a good idea. Anyone who’s ever been responsible for the hiring at…

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  3. Rumor has it that Horizon Zero Dawn is about to become the first 1st-party PlayStation 4 exclusive game to make the jump to PC. Here’s hoping that, if it’s true, this rumor hopefully presages a closer relationship between PlayStation and PC… or, you know, any relationship at all. This rumor comes from a Kotaku report, which cites anonymous sources familiar with the plans. Granted, it is just a rumor at this point, but given that we’ve already seen Death Stranding coming to PC, it sounds at least somewhat plausible. Sony is also supposed to be putting on a show sometime in February…

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  4. With this year’s first batch of flagship phones right around the corner, the leaks are ramping up. Today’s victim: the Huawei P40 Pro. Ever-reliable leaker Evan Blass got his hands on some renders of the phone, matching up with earlier photos of the device in the wild. The leaked device appears to come in white and black options made from ceramic – notably more restrained than the multitude of gradient colorways we’ve seen from Huawei in the past (though I’m sure there will be some of those too). Ceramic is an interesting choice of material because while it is just…

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  5. Tesla cars are capable of a lot, from self-driving, smart summoning, and automatic parking — but what about running Bitcoin? As it turns out, they can do that too. Cryptocurrency fans have shared video footage of a Tesla car’s onboard computer system operating as a Bitcoin full node. Downloading full blocks to this @Tesla pic.twitter.com/j4L84QycxX — bcoin (@Bcoin) January 16, 2020 [Read: Accidental Tesla ‘butt dial’ upgrade highlights confusing future of car maintenance] This is possible thanks to the Bcoin project, which shared the video. Bcoin is an alternative implementation of the Bitcoin protocol that any machine — like Tesla‘s onboard computer — can run via its internet…

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