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Riot Games addresses burnout and crunch by giving employees a week off - The Verge
Riot Games, which makes League of Legends, Valorant, and other popular titles, will be giving employees the week of August 10th off to “disconnect, recharge, and reboot,” the studio announced in a blog post published Tuesday.

Use a Smart Speaker to Structure Your Kid's At-Home School Day - Lifehacker
One of the perks of in-person school is the structure it brings to your kids’ day: There’s a schedule for students to follow, with clear start and finish times for each period, probably marked by a bell, and possible consequences for tardiness.

Apple releases macOS 11 Big Sur beta 4 to developers, public beta still ‘coming soon’ - 9to5Mac
The beta testing process for macOS 11 Big Sur continues today with the release of the fourth developer beta. Today’s update to macOS Big Sur beta 4 brings additional tweaks and improvements to the new features coming to all Mac users this fall. Developers can…

New SpaceX Starship fails to fire, but the Mars rocket has more chances - CNET
The headless rocket known as SN5 didn't light up Monday or Tuesday morning, but Elon Musk and SpaceX will give it a go again soon.

Did you use Google+? You may be owed some money from class-action privacy settlement - USA TODAY
Go to a website to register for the class-action Google+ lawsuit, and you could get a cup of coffee or possibly a cheap lunch with what you're owed.

Apple and UCLA kick off a three-year depression study - CNBC
UCLA is working with Apple to design the study into anxiety and depression. It will use data collected by the iPhone, Apple Watch and Beddit sleep-tracker, which Apple gained in a 2017 acquisition.

AMD eyes $100 billion market cap as more analysts see market share grab from Intel - MarketWatch
Analysts see pace of AMD taking market share from Intel quickening

Google Play Music is shutting down for everyone in October - XDA Developers
Google Play Music will no longer be available for everyone in October as part of the company's push for people to adopt YouTube Music.

NSA Warns Cellphone Location Data Could Pose National-Security Threat - The Wall Street Journal
Disable location-sharing on apps, agency says in new guidance for military and intelligence personnel

Apple’s AirPods and wireless charging case are down to a new low today - Ars Technica
Dealmaster also has deals on the gaming headsets, Thunderbolt 3 docks, and more.

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