#22 The Predator Thronos Gaming Chair

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The Predator Thronos Gaming Chair Is Absolutely Insane — And We’ve Tried It

The main feature of the Predator Thronos an overhead arc that spans over your head to suspend up to three 27-inch panoramic monitors right in front of your face. It also has a motor that allows you to incline the chair up to 140 degrees, a foot rest, space to integrate a gaming PC, and rumbling motors that are synchronized with the games you play so you can feel the action.

The FTC is investigating a crowdfunding campaign that disappeared with more than $700K

The Federal Trade Commission might have a renewed interest in justice for crowdfunding backers. Emails seen by The Verge show that the agency is investigating at least one crowdfunding campaign gone bad — the iBackPack — which raised more than $700,000 across both Indiegogo and Kickstarter.

Zens aluminum wireless charger offers a potential cheaper alternative to AirPower

The latest report suggests that Apple may finally be launching its long-delayed AirPower wireless charger next month.What isn’t yet known is the cost, rumors so far pointing to somewhere in the $160-190 range. If that turns out to be rather more than you might want to pay, Zens has a new product that may make a suitable alternative …

 

Free PS4 PlayStation Plus Games For September 2018 Confirmed; One Is Out Now

Currently, the big one is Destiny 2 as they prepare for the Forsaken expansion due September 4th. The other PS4 game free to PS Plus members in September is God of War III Remastered, a souped-up version of the PS3 classic. September’s PS3 games (also playable on PS4) are Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition and Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut. The PS Vita games (again, playable on PS4) are Sparkle 2 and Foul Play.

Fortnite’s mysterious, giant cube continues to do weird things

Fortnite, for all its pop culture success, remains a deeply strange game. Take, for instance, the giant cube that has been rolling over the map and now resides on a small hill and is currently making players glow when they’re near it. Here’s the latest update and rumors…

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An “Epic” complaint against Facebook

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has issues with Facebook’s changes to its user’s privacy options. And they filed a federal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission today to show just how serious they were.

“These changes violate user expectations, diminish user privacy, and contradict Facebook’s own representations,” EPIC’s complaint alleges.

The EPIC isn’t alone in their undertaking too. The Center for Digital Democracy, the Privacy Rights Clearing house and seven other advocacy organizations have also issues regarding the newly “public” treatment of user data like name, profile photos, gender and cities to search engines and third-party Facebook apps.

Facebook however, are quick to defend itself. According to the popular social networking site, they already spoke to the FTC and other regulators regarding the changes.

“We’ve had productive discussions with dozens of organizations around the world about the recent changes,” Facebook’s manager of public policy communications Andrew Noyes said in a prepared statement.

“We’re disappointed that EPIC has chosen to share their concerns with the FTC while refusing to talk to us about them.”

This isn’t the first time that Facebook’s privacy policies didn’t bode well with EPIC. In February of this year, the organization also prepared a federal complaint over certain changes to be implemented. The social networking site however, were quick to agree with EPIC and agreed to revert to its old terms of use.

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/185033/facebook_privacy_complaint_ignites_war_of_words.html

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