Enlarge / EA has convinced a set of class-action lawyers that there isn't a secret algorithm affecting the results for FIFA Ultimate Team squads like this one. (credit: Electronic Arts) A group of California players has dropped a class-action lawsuit accusing Electronic Arts of secretly using a "Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment" (DDA) to covertly" /> Enlarge / EA has convinced a set of class-action lawyers that there isn't a secret algorithm affecting the results for FIFA Ultimate Team squads like this one. (credit: Electronic Arts) A group of California players has dropped a class-action lawsuit accusing Electronic Arts of secretly using a "Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment" (DDA) to covertly" />

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EA confirms it isn’t secretly “fixing” FIFA matches

FIFA Ultimate Team squads like this one.”> Enlarge / EA has convinced a set of class-action lawyers that there isn’t a secret algorithm affecting the results for FIFA Ultimate Team squads like this one. (credit: Electronic Arts) A group of California players has dropped a class-action lawsuit accusing Electronic Arts of secretly using a “Dynamic …

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Biden pushes EV chargers as six utilities plan a unified network

Enlarge / Joe Biden speaks at the White House on March 2, 2021. (credit: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden has made the shift to electric vehicles an early focus of his administration. Days after his inauguration, he vowed to replace hundreds of thousands of federal civilian vehicles with electric versions. On Tuesday, Biden …

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Google’s VR dreams are dead: Google Cardboard is no longer for sale

The Cardboard VR Viewer. [credit: Google ] Google’s last surviving VR product is dead. Today the company stopped selling the Google Cardboard VR viewer on the Google Store, the last move in a long wind-down of Google’s once-ambitious VR efforts. The message on the Google Store, which was first spotted by Android Police, reads, “We …

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Meet this year’s winners of the Dance Your PhD contest

Finnish researcher Jakub Kubecka won this year’s Dance Your PhD contest with a rap-based dance inspired by his work on the physics of atmospheric molecular clusters. The global pandemic ruined most of our plans for 2020, but it couldn’t keep graduate students around the world from setting their thesis research to dance, submitting videos produced …

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SpaceX set for its third major Starship flight test on Wednesday

Enlarge / Starship SN10 on the pad on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) SpaceX may launch its third full-scale Starship prototype—named Serial Number 10, or SN10—as early as Wednesday from South Texas. With this vehicle, the company will seek to successfully land the Starship vehicle where the last two versions, SN8 and SN9, …

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Merck/J&J deal may help US get enough vaccine for all adults by end of May

Enlarge / US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the government’s pandemic response, including the recently announced partnership between Johnson & Johnson and Merck to produce more Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as US Vice President Kamala Harris (L) looks on at the White House in Washington, DC on March 2, 2021. (credit: Getty | Jim …

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