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Fortnite on Android may drive its battle bus past Google’s 30% cut

Enlarge / Fortnite's season five outfits and cosmetics. If XDA's report is accurate, Epic Games won't have to give up 30 percent of Android purchases of these outfits to Google. (credit: Epic Games) Reports estimate that Epic Games' free-to-play shooter Fortnite racks up millions of dollars per d...

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A new report questions “viability” of plan to privatize the space station

Enlarge / The International Space Station is an important test bed for microgravity research. But it's also very costly. (credit: NASA) A new report from the space agency's inspector general concludes that NASA has no easy choice when it comes to the future of the massive International Space Stat...

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Vaccine-refusing community drove outbreak that cost $395K, sickened babies

Enlarge / A child gets a measles vaccine. (credit: Getty | BSIP) A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York cost the city’s health department an estimated $394,448, requiring 87 employees to collectively spend more than 10,000 hours on outbreak resp...

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20 states take aim at 3D gun company, sue to get files off the Internet

Enlarge / The Defense Distributed website this week. (credit: Defense Distributed) Twenty states announced Monday that they plan to ask a federal judge in Seattle to immediately issue a temporary restraining order against Defense Distributed, a Texas-based group that has already begun making 3D-p...

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Trump seems to think F-35 is “literally invisible” in flight

The F-16 pilot totally can't see the F-35. Must be invisible. (credit: US Air Force) In a speech last week before the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kansas City, President Donald Trump repeated a point he has frequently made about the wonder of American military technology—that the F-35 Lightn...

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Hackers find creative way to steal $7.7 million without being detected

Enlarge (credit: Henry Burrows / Flickr) Hackers managed to steal $7.7 million dollars' worth of cryptocurrency from the platform known as KICKICO by using a novel technique—destroying existing coins and then creating new ones totaling the same amount and putting them in hacker-controlled a...

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Best computer 2018: the best PCs we've tested

In 2018, the best PCs continue to grow more and more advanced, and Computex 2018 was proof of this. However, if you want to stay ahead of the curve these days, having one of the best PCs is absolutely essential. Even if all you do is browse the internet, you can run into slow-downs just by viewing t...

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Best gaming keyboard 2018: the best gaming keyboards we've tested

If you already have one of the best gaming PCs with one of the best graphics cards, the natural next step is to get one of the best gaming keyboards.We get it though – it’s tempting to just go to your local big box store and buy a cheap membrane keyboard, especially after dropping so muc...

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Best Mac 2018: the best Macs to buy this year

Fresh off of the launch of the MacBook Pro 2018, the best Macs continue to get better and better. And, if you’re thinking about going out and buying one of the best Macs, you should keep in mind that specs, performance and design are far more important in how they interact with macOS itself th...

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Experian leads $28M investment in Southeast Asia fintech startup C88

Experian is making its first major bet on Southeast Asia and its population of over 650 million consumers after the financial credit giant backed Singapore-based C88 Financial Technologies, which operates financial marketplaces that help lenders reach new audiences. C88 today announced a $...


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