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by on April 21, 2018
If you have children between eight and 18, the chances are you’ve heard of the multiplayer online shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale. Here’s what you need to know  Fortnite: Battle Royale Photograph: Epic Games You know a video game has made it when ITV daytime programme This Morning posts on its Facebook page asking parents if their kids are addicted. You can be doubly sure when that post attracts almost 60,000 comments. In this case the game is Fortnite: Battle Royale, a bright, brash m...
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by on April 7, 2018
Confession: I’m A Grown Man Who Has Spent Over $45,000 On Legos DARYL AUSTIN Daryl Austin in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City. Last year, I was a contestant on ABC’s “Match Game.” I knew millions of people would be watching me, and I chose that moment to confess to the world that I love to collect Legos. The audience sniggered, and the six celebrity panelists exchanged quizzical looks. Host Alec Baldwin quipped, “Daryl, friend to friend, it may be time to Le-go of your c...
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by on April 7, 2018
What are your experiences of renting in London? With rental prices in London rising five times faster than tenant pay, we want to hear your experiences of renting in the capital  Demonstrators wearing WWII uniforms protest at a Homes for Britain rally in London, calling for political parties to end the crisis within a generation. Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA Private renters in London face soaring costs with the shortage in housing, and a host of other factors, pushing up prices everywh...
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by on April 5, 2018
“This is what I want to do when I grow up!” Carly Gloge does what some Star Wars fans may dream about: she makes the franchise’s beloved droids come to life—at least in a tiny robotic toy form. The Calgary-born programmer made a name for herself in Boulder, Colorado where she started her tech-toy career, making mobile games for kids. Although Gloge was trained as a designer, she discovered her passion for data science as an entrepreneur when she co-founded Ubooly, app-enabled toy company i...
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by on April 5, 2018
Joanna Griffiths started Knixwear five years ago by trusting a gut feeling. As a publicist with Universal Music, Griffiths pursued an MBA in France, thinking she would lead a media company someday. Being in a new environment and having what she calls “space to breathe” completely changed her mindset. Griffiths came out of the program with a business idea: leakproof underwear for women—a concept she fell in love with, but wasn’t sure women would actually buy. She called the company Knixwear...
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by on April 4, 2018
The woman who opened fire at YouTube's offices in California on Tuesday raged against the video-sharing service for what she saw as censorship of her clips on her niche channel covering vegan issues, animal rights, Persian culture and fitness. Nasim Aghdam, 39, of Southern California, was identified by police officials as the woman who approached the campus around lunchtime and began to fire before entering the building of the Google-owned video sharing service. One man and two women were ...
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by on April 4, 2018
The Musical.ly founders are singing a happy tune as sources say the company has been sold for as much as $1 billion. The company has been acquired by the Chinese news and information site Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. The Shanghai-based Musical.ly was founded in 2014 by Alex Zhu and Lulu Yang. It is an app popular with teens and tweens, used to lip-sync popular songs and mimic dances in video form. A user creates a video selfi...
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by on April 2, 2018
One of the largest companies in the world is planning on making a flagship service free for consumers. Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported complement to its Prime video streaming service, according to reports from AdAge. The massive e-commerce company is in discussion with TV networks, movie studios and other outlets about creating or providing programming for the free service. The current Prime service is $99 a year and delivers free shipping of Amazon products, but also comes with ...
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by on April 2, 2018
TextNow is expanding its low-cost cell phone plans to families in the United States. Recently named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, Waterloo-based TextNow is making it possible for current American subscribers to add up to ten additional lines—each with their own number and plan—to take advantage of the wireless carrier’s unlimited calling and texting. The new TextNow Family Plan also includes designated high-speed data usage amounts for each connected member, meaning users don’...
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by on March 31, 2018
Finding the best route to a new coffee shop has never looked so good. Google Maps has released an updated design to their popular directions platform that will roll out over the next few weeks, as the driving, navigation, transit and explore maps have been refreshed to highlight important information much more clearly. In the new design, if a user is driving and using the navigation map face, gas stations will be highlighted, whereas transit mappers will be pointed towards bus, subway and ...
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by on March 31, 2018
Tesla has finished installing its massive Powerpack system in South Australia, officially becoming the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Capable of powering over 30,000 homes, the colossal battery project was finished ahead of schedule too—at least according to a 100-day deadline Tesla CEO Elon Musk set for the company. Musk made a wager in March on Twitter, proclaiming if the project wasn’t finished in 100 days from when the contract was signed, he’d cover the estimated $50-million bil...
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by on March 31, 2018
Snapchat unveiled what its redesigned app will look like, revealing an algorithm-driven personalized interface that separates friend-created messaging from branded content. The company explained in a blog post that mixing photos and videos by friends with content from professional content creators fuels the spread of fake news and ultimately affects how a user engages with the app. “Social media fueled ‘fake news’ because content designed to be shared by friends is not necessarily content ...
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