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The internet's new favorite video game is like 'Guitar Hero' but with trombones

The internet’s new favorite video game is like ‘Guitar Hero’ but with trombones

A new rhythm game called “Trombone Champ” has struck a chord with users online, bringing the kind of much-needed levity to the internet that only a trombone can. Numerous videos have been shared we social media in recent days of avatars blasting their paperclips with unbridled joy. And the small developer behind the game is …

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Amazon's Bezos, Jassy must testify in FTC investigation

Amazon’s Bezos, Jassy must testify in FTC investigation

The decision follows earlier Amazon (AMZN) claims that FTC staff were harassing the two men and imposing undue burdens on them. Amazon had filed a petition to the agency’s topmost officials asking them to intervene. But agency commissioners said Amazon had not met the legal threshold to quash the civil subpoenas issued to the two …

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China's 'Lipstick King' returns to live-streaming show after mysterious three-month disappearance

China’s ‘Lipstick King’ returns to live-streaming show after mysterious three-month disappearance

hong kong CNN Business — One of China’s most popular livestreamers quietly resurfaced online Tuesday night, after a three-month absence linked to his appearance with a cake shaped like a tank, in what many believed was an oblique reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre. On Tuesday night, Li Jiaqi reappeared on Alibaba’s Taobao Live, a …

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CNN Exclusive: DHS rejects plan to protect election officials from harassment as midterms loom

CNN Exclusive: DHS rejects plan to protect election officials from harassment as midterms loom

Washington CNN — The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency this summer turned down a multimillion-dollar proposal to protect election officials from harassment ahead of the midterm elections, multiple people familiar with the matter told CNN. The plan’s rejection comes as some DHS and cyber officials have expressed concern about their work to stem disinformation …

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Analysis: An elite Wall Street bank gets a $35 million lesson: Just call tech support

Analysis: An elite Wall Street bank gets a $35 million lesson: Just call tech support

This story is part of CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here. New York CNN Business — Wall Street’s big banks are lousy with highly educated people yanked from among the top performers at the world’s best business schools and universities. They are elite and powerful. And …

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Saudi Arabia buys pair of SpaceX astronaut seats from Axiom

Saudi Arabia buys pair of SpaceX astronaut seats from Axiom

The sources, speaking anonymously to discuss the mission’s crew before its formal announcement, said the deal was signed privately earlier this year with Houston’s Axiom Space, which arranges and manages private missions to space on US spacecraft for researchers and tourists. Under the deal, two Saudi astronauts will ride SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to the …

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Apple plans fix for bug that users say makes iPhone 14 Pro camera shake uncontrollably

Apple plans fix for bug that users say makes iPhone 14 Pro camera shake uncontrollably

CNN Business — Apple said it is working on a software fix after some users who recently purchased an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max reported their devices’ rear-facing cameras shook “uncontrollably” and made strange noises when using social media apps. In videos and posts uploaded to social media sites, some users explained …

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Crypto firm Wintermute hit by $160 million theft

Crypto firm Wintermute hit by $160 million theft

New York CNN Business — Hackers have stolen around $160 million worth of cryptocurrency from crypto market maker Wintermute, the company said Tuesday. The incident marks the latest in a growing list of large crypto thefts this year. The hack is said to have targeted Wintermute’s decentralized finance (DeFi) operations, according to a series of …

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'Grand Theft Auto' leaks emerge online after publisher hit by 'network intrusion'

‘Grand Theft Auto’ leaks emerge online after publisher hit by ‘network intrusion’

CNN Business — Rockstar Games confirmed on Monday that hackers had leaked some unreleased footage from its next iteration of the wildly popular “Grand Theft Auto” franchise. The video gaming community was rocked by the emergence online of some screenshots and game-play videos purportedly from the highly-anticipated next installment of “Grand Theft Auto,” an action-adventure …

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