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Light pollution has worsened worldwide in last 5 years, with LED lights implicated

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People are losing their view of the night sky all across the globe.

Facebook keeps its Snapchat copycat streak going with new Messenger feature

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Streaks aren’t just for Snapchat, anymore.

Facebook is now testing a version of a similar feature in Messenger, the company confirmed with Mashable. It’s not clear how long the social network has been experimenting with the feature, but a handful of users reported seeing it pop up in their app on Wednesday.

The feature that’s being tested, which prompts users to “keep your streak going” when you message friends,…

Labeling loot boxes as ‘gambling’ isn’t just dangerous for EA. It’s dangerous for gamers, too.

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It’s possible for “Loot boxes can be bad in video games” and “Loot boxes are not actually a form of gambling” to both be true.

On Tuesday, Chris Lee, a member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives, posted a video on YouTube addressing “predatory practices at Electronic Arts and other companies.” His issue: loot boxes, and the effect their presence in games has on children.

“We are here today to ensure future…

Labeling loot boxes as ‘gambling’ isn’t just dangerous for EA. It’s dangerous for gamers, too.

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It’s possible for “Loot boxes can be bad in video games” and “Loot boxes are not actually a form of gambling” to both be true.

On Tuesday, Chris Lee, a member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives, posted a video on YouTube addressing “predatory practices at Electronic Arts and other companies.” His issue: loot boxes, and the effect their presence in games has on children.

“We are here today to ensure future…

Stunning new drone footage of Apple Park will make your jaw drop

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If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit Apple Park — the company’s 175-acre Cupertino campus that looks like a massive spaceship — please savor this stunning drone footage.

The footage, taken in November, gives an aerial view of the park and some of its key attractions like the Visitor Center, the pond (which was recently filled with water), the soon-to-be completed outdoor food stations, and fitness center, as well as a larger look at the campus’ the striking architecture.

The campus…

Light pollution has worsened worldwide in last 5 years, with LED lights implicated

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People are losing their view of the night sky all across the globe.

Facebook keeps its Snapchat copycat streak going with new Messenger feature

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Streaks aren’t just for Snapchat, anymore.

Facebook is now testing a version of a similar feature in Messenger, the company confirmed with Mashable. It’s not clear how long the social network has been experimenting with the feature, but a handful of users reported seeing it pop up in their app on Wednesday.

The feature that’s being tested, which prompts users to “keep your streak going” when you message friends,…

Labeling loot boxes as ‘gambling’ isn’t just dangerous for EA. It’s dangerous for gamers, too.

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It’s possible for “Loot boxes can be bad in video games” and “loot boxes are not actually a form of gambling” to both be true.

On Tuesday, Chris Lee, a member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives, posted a video on YouTube addressing “predatory practices at Electronic Arts and other companies.” His issue: loot boxes, and the effect their presence in games has on children.

“We are here today to ensure future…

Your home needs these 10 gadgets — and they’re all on sale for Black Friday

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

You know the holiday season is about giving thanks and showing others you care, but let’s be real, everyone should take advantage of those hot Black Friday sale prices even if you’re just buying a gift for yourself. After all, you deserve something nice too.

Bluetooth earbuds on sale ahead of Black Friday in the MashableShop

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Black Friday is to techies as the Super Bowl is to sports fans.