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  • The iPhone 12 will not spur massive upgrades — here’s why  Tom's GuideLeaker Jon Prosser: Apple Watch and iPad Launching in September, iPhone 12 Event to Take Place in October  MacRumorsiPhone 12 release date may have been revealed in new leak  CNETiPhone 12 OLED display revealed in leaked image  What Hi-Fi? UK4G-only iPhone 12 could be more expensive than […]
  • Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store  The VergeView Full Coverage on Google News
  • Xbox boss on the phyiscs of the PlayStation 5’s design  VentureBeatPS5 3rd Party Devs Reportedly Finding Hardware Troublesome, “Fake 4K” May be Common  WccftechPS5 Price: Here's Our Predictions For How Much Sony Will Charge  GameSpotIs There a PS5 Slim?  Push SquareNew PS5 Report Has PlayStation Fans Very Worried About Underpowered Console  ComicBook.comView Full Coverage on Google News
  • Microsoft shares 35-minute demo pitching and explaining the Surface Duo [Video]  9to5GoogleWhy the Microsoft Surface Duo already worries me as an Android user  PCWorldSurface Duo: Windows and Android, together at last  EngadgetMicrosoft Surface Duo will get 3 years of OS and security updates, will have an unlockable bootloader  XDA DevelopersMicrosoft’s Surface Duo Android phone will get three years of […]
  • Infinity Ward working on a fix for gun glitch in Call of Duty: Warzone  PolygonCall of Duty's endless hunger for disk space must be stopped  PC GamerCoD Warzone's Infamous Visual Glitch Has No Timetable For Fix  Screen Rant‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Is Free Multiplayer Weekend: What You Get And When It Ends  ForbesWarzone devs ‘fast-tracking’ fix for weapon […]

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  • Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler will pay close to $3 billion to settle the US fallout from its diesel emissions scandal. The German automaker said it expects its recent settlement with American authorities, including the Environmental Protection Agency…
  • Just hours after Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store, it appears Google has followed suit in its Play Store. Earlier today as part of a “Mega Drop” Epic Games updated its blockbuster title with an in-app option that included a discount if player…
  • Last year, with help from The New York Times and Twitter, Adobe started working on the Content Authenticity Initiative, an attempt to cut down on the number of altered images that circulate online. Adobe said the technology would use metadata tagging…
  • As part of its response to Apple delisting Fortnite from the App Store, Epic Games shared a new short that repurposes the tech giant’s iconic 1984 ad, complete with original 4:3 aspect ratio. The video features a Fortnite avatar tossing a unicorn-sha…
  • Google has already introduced a number of updates to help people get around during widespread closures and travel disruptions due to COVID-19. Now that more cities and states are beginning to open up, the company is updating searches to make it easie…

How-to Geek

  • Today, Epic updated its Fortnite apps to lower the prices of V-bucks by 20%. That happened across the board, even on iOS and Android. But only if you bypassed the iOS and Android payment systems. Predictably, Apple didn’t like the move and kicked Fortnite to the curb, which is likely what Epic wanted in the […]
  • AMC plans to reopen over 100 US theaters on August 20th, with questionable mask requirements and a litany of new cleaning procedures. Customers who come out on opening day can buy tickets for just 15 cents—a “1920 prices” promotion to celebrate AMC’s 100th anniversary.Read This Article on Review Geek ›
  • Calling all LEGO and dog fans! A LEGO Ideas build for LEGO Doggo has just hit 10,000 supporters, so LEGO will take a look at making it a reality. The idea was created by LEGO fan legotruman.Read This Article on Review Geek ›
  • Google’s Wear OS platform is getting an update after a long drought. The smartwatch OS has gone without significant updates or new features for over a year. But that’s about to change; Google plans to update Wear OS to improve performance, simplify pairing, and add updates for weather and handwashing.Read This Article on Review Geek […]
  • Today game publisher Epic lowered the price of all the in-app purchases for the smash hit Fortnite, dropping fees for the in-game currency V-Bucks by 20%. The drop applies to all platforms, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. It also applies to the iPhone and Android version of the game…but only if you use the […]

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Lifehacker

  • The Root 'How Will Art Sit in Other People's Hearts?': Aloe Blacc, Arisha Hatch and Kierna Mayo Break Down How Art Transforms Our Lives at The Root Institute  |The A.V. Club We’re still waiting: 15 pop culture part ones that never got a part 2  |Kotaku Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store, As Battle With Epic Intensifies [Update: […]
  • The date is set: AMC Theaters will begin reopening Aug. 20. When the COVID-19 pandemic closed movie theaters across the country earlier this year the company was in the midst of celebrating its centennial, and the nation’s largest theater chain is set to reopen despite the virus’s widespread infection levels and …Read more…
  • Is your iPhone’s screen looking a little sickly lately? A software update might be just the medicine it needs.Read more…
  • Last month I received a package that changed my life forever. I knew immediately what was inside, perhaps on account of the fact that the sleek black box weighed nearly 100 lbs, and I had ordered a hideous pink gamer chair a couple months prior. The moment I pried my chair’s embossed carapace open, one […]
  • Seeking out information about COVID-19 online means wandering through a wild morass of truth, speculation and outright lies. It’s important to start with trusted sources and see what they’re saying, rather than assuming that just anything you come across is legit. Some of what’s out there is misinformation, pushed by…Read more…

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  • As Democrats and Republicans prepare to hold their national conventions starting next week, YouTube on Thursday announced updates to its policies on deceptive videos and other content designed to interfere with the election. From a report: The world's largest video platform, with more than 2 billion users a month, will ban videos containing information that […]
  • A two-day-old decentralized cryptocurrency called YAM collapsed this week after its creators revealed that a software bug had effectively vetoed human governance. From a report: "At approximately 6PM UTC, on Wednesday, August 12, we discovered a bug in the YAM rebasing contract that would mint far more YAM than intended to sell to the Uniswap […]
  • Intel on Thursday disclosed a new method for making transistors on semiconductors that its chief architect said could boost the performance Intel's next round of processors by as much as 20%. From a report: The Santa Clara, California-based company is one of the few remaining in the world that both designs and manufactures its own […]
  • Kale Williams, reporting for The Oregonian: Lynnae Ruttledge was worried when she heard Facebook planned to build a landing spot for an undersea fiber-optic cable near her Oregon Coast home. Tierra Del Mar, where the 70-year-old retired government worker lives part-time, is a tiny community north of Pacific City with no stoplights and no cell-phone […]
  • Epic Games has filed legal papers in response to Apple, read more here (PDF). From the filing: Epic brings this suit to end Apple's unfair and anti-competitive actions that Apple undertakes to unlawfully maintain its monopoly in two distinct, multibillion dollar markets: (i) the iOS App Distribution Market, and (ii) the iOS In-App Payment Processing […]

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Gizmodo

  • Google kicked Fortnite off its Play Store on Thursday following the unparalleled theatrics of its removal from Apple’s app store earlier today.Read more…
  • Following damning allegations of gender discrimination that surfaced in a lawsuit filed earlier this week by the company’s former chief operating officer, Françoise Brougher, it appears Pinterest employees are organizing a walkout tomorrow, Aug. 14.Read more…
  • Two Senate Democrats late Thursday announced plans to introduce a bill they say would halt any “abrupt operational changes” at the U.S. Postal Service amid rising concerns the Trump administration is trying to interfere with the delivery of mail-in ballots.Read more…
  • There’s been a ton of pressure on Facebook to prevent the sorts of, uh, political shenanigans that ran rampant across its platform in the run-up to the 2016 election. The company’s latest tool in this fight is its long-awaited voter information center that’s set to roll out nationwide by the end of today. The online…Read […]
  • The billionaires are fighting. But it’s not a Twitter slap fight between VC goons this time. Nope: The biggest company in the world is getting slapped with a lawsuit filed by an absolute goliath of the video game world. And because we’re all cooped up in our homes worrying about surviving the new school year and …Read […]