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Month: June 2018

Fortnite players are mad after being killed during the epic rocket launch

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This afternoon, Epic Games unveiled its latest in-game event in Fortnite: a rocket launch that appears to have opened up a dimensional rift. The launch was a one-time event that saw thousands of players logging into the game to watch what would happen. While many people took in the spectacular sight, some people missed out […]

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Tesla keeps changing how it builds the Model 3

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The Model 3 is a supremely important product for the future of Tesla. It’s what CEO Elon Musk says will help the company get out of the red, and it could also be the first widely-adopted all-electric car. And on the eve of one of the most important deadlines in the company’s 15-year history, the […]

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Fortnite’s rocket launch created a spectacular dimensional rift in the sky

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After days of teasing something big, Fortnite’s much-hyped rocket event finally arrived today. Unlike previous ceremonies, this occasion only happens once: if you weren’t in-game when it happened, you missed out on your chance to experience it. Fortunately, we strapped in and saw everything unfold first-hand. An hour before the festivities, Fortnite’s island started gearing […]

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Disney’s flying robot stunt double can pose just like a superhero

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If you were going to bet on which technology might soon do the work of a stuntman, you’d probably guess CGI. It turns out robots have a shot, too — robots built by Disney. A new report from TechCrunch lays out the advances the company has made in the field of animatronics. These are the […]

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The mobile airbag may be coming to save your phone

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People drop and break their smartphones all the time, but a German engineering student named Philip Frenzel may have the solution to save everyone some time, money, and unneeded stress. Spotted by DesignBoom, Frenzel has created the mobile airbag, a case that senses when your phone is in free fall and releases metal prongs to […]

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Drake’s Scorpion breaks Apple Music’s single-day streaming record with over 170 million streams

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Drake has destroyed his own single-day streaming record on Apple Music, with his fifth album Scorpion pulling in more than 170 million streams in its first 24 hours, the company tells The Verge. More Life, Drake’s last project, held the previous record with 89.9 million streams in its first day. Apple says Scorpion now holds […]

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Jimmy Fallon will kick off Tonight Show book club with YA fantasy Children of Blood and Bone

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Jimmy Fallon is starting a summer book club on The Tonight Show, and last night, he unveiled its first pick: YA fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi. Fallon announced the book club last week, and listed off five possible picks for viewers to vote on: Children of Blood and Bone, IQ23 […]

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8 new trailers you should watch this week

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The second season of Westworld wrapped up last weekend, and I still find the show as infuriating and fascinating as ever. I think Vox’s Todd VanDerWerff is spot on here with how he contrasts the series to Lost — Westworld is all puzzle, no characters; so there’s a lot more riding on the puzzle being […]

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The best Fourth of July tech deals from Amazon, eBay, Microsoft, Walmart, and more

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Next Wednesday is July Fourth, one of the few summer holidays with decent sales. Whether you’re planning a huge barbecue or just taking the day to enjoy a rare weekday off from work, you may want to take some time to check out the tech deals happening around Independence Day this year. Retailers like Amazon, […]

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‘Local Twitter’ finally gives a name to being performatively basic online

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If you’ve spent much time on Twitter, there’s a good chance you’ve been exposed to “local Twitter.” The phenomenon has existed for years, but recently, it’s been clearly branded, and as the term has become more widespread, the general concept is being ushered into larger, more mainstream awareness. Providing a hard-stop definition of “local Twitter” […]

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