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You can now play games on Facebook Messenger

You can now play “Pac-Man” with your Facebook Messenger buddies. Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on the messaging app beginning Tuesday. You can access the feature in the latest version of the app by tapping a game controller icon.

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Most advanced weather satellite in history launches into space

The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.

2016 on track to eclipse 2015 as the hottest year ever

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 looks like it will be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday.

Twitter introduces features to combat internet trolls

Twitter is finally taking more aggressive steps to address one of its biggest pain points — introducing new tools to curb hateful and abusive attacks on the service.

Government finalizes rules requiring ‘quiet cars’ to emit alert sounds

The U.S. government on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require “quiet cars” like electric vehicles and hybrids to emit alert sounds at speeds of up to 18.6 mph to help prevent injuries among pedestrians, cyclists and the blind.

Is Nevada an industry leader in drones?

Local drone industry insiders say they are working to make Nevada the industry’s “global destination of choice” and consistently tout Nevada as an industry leader. But is it?