What Is #29DaysOfBlackCosplay?


Alongside Black History Month, a community of cosplayers have created the hashtag #29DaysOfBlackCosplay to highlight cosplay diversity.

Chaka Cumberbatch, a cosplayer and advocate for diversity in the geek community, told IGN, “This is about lifting each other up instead of waiting for anyone to do it for us. It’s about giving light to black cosplayers of all ages, shapes, skill levels and sizes. It’s about making this community a little more welcoming than it was when we came into it. And most of all – it’s about positivity. Many (if not all) of the cosplayers taking part in the campaign this month have had negative experiences while cosplaying due to our race. This is us taking those lemons and making about a gallon of lemonade.”

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Google self-driving car bears ‘some responsibility’ in accident for first time ever

Though Google’s automated vehicles have been involved in a handful of minor accidents on the road, those were all caused entirely by other, human drivers. But that changed with an accident in California earlier this month.

The incident was revealed in documents filed with the California Department of Motor Vehiclesm unearthed by by Re/code on Monday. They reveal that a self-driving Lexus RX450h hit a municipal bus in Mountain View.

The DMV’s accident report states that the self-driving Lexus was attempting to merge back into

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WhatsApp to cut off BlackBerry users by end of 2016

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry suffered another blow on Monday as megapopular messaging service WhatsApp announced that it would no longer offer support for any BlackBerry platform after the end of this year.

The purge includes BlackBerry 10, the latest version of the company’s flagship operating system. BlackBerry 10 — built atop the QNX realtime platform — was released just three years ago, but failed to boost flagging sales.

In addition to BlackBerry, WhatsApp will end-of-life support for

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Sharp liabilities holding up Foxconn takeover simply ‘worst-case’ risks

The liabilities that led Foxconn — Apple’s main manufacturing partner — to delay its planned takeover of Sharp actually consisted of a study of worst-case risks, a report said on Monday.

That study was, moreover, unchecked, a source elaborated to Reuters. On Friday, the newswire agency said that Foxconn and Sharp postponed a talks deadline by one to two weeks because of undisclosed liabilities of about 300 billion yen, or $2.7 billion.

The source claimed that Sharp’s elite hadn’t seen the

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Apple to be held responsible if Apple loses fight over FBI case, not cook

Although CEO Tim Cook could, theoretically, be put in prison if Apple continues to refuse the order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, more likely is that the company itself might be held in contempt, according to a pair of experts weighing in on the matter.

A privacy lawyer with the Electornic Frontier Foundation, Lee Tien, told Quartz that the company could potentially be hit with severe fines. Specifically he referred to a 2007 case, in which the U.S. government allegedly

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Microsoft’s ‘bug chicks’ praise Windows 10, diss Macs in new ad campaign

Two middle-aged women and a host of insects star in the latest ads for Microsoft’s Windows 10, demonstrating some of that operating system’s most prominent features while holding spiders and talking trash about the Mac.

There are a total of 4 ads, however

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Out This Week: Creed, Room & The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD


With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.


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