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Google will lose $50 million or more in 2018 from Fortnite bypassing the Play Store

When Fortnite Battle Royale launched on Android, it made an unusual choice: it bypassed Google Play in favor of offering the game directly from Epic Games’ own website. Most apps and games don’t have the luxury of making this choice – the built-in distribution Google Play offers is critical to their business. But Epic Games believes its game is popular enough ...

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Blue light emitted from smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness – study

Blue light emitted from smartphone and laptop screens speeds up blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to new research. The study, carried out by optical chemistry researchers at the University of Toledo, explains how exposure to blue light can cause age-related macular degeneration – one of the leading worldwide causes of blindness. “It’s ...

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Apple orders a show about a video game studio from the ‘It’s Always Sunny’ gang

Apple’s been on a tear lately. Say what you will about some of the company’s programming decisions (see: Carpool Karaoke), at least it’s building a portfolio that’s got a little something for everyone. Earlier this week, word got out that it ordered a series based on Min Jin Lee’s novel, Pachinko. And according to a report in Variety, it’s also ...

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Hello, Russia! Here’s a nice letter for your president, and a bird-flip from the US State Department

Wednesday was a day of mixed signals coming to Russia from the US. Hours apart, the Kremlin got two letters, one calling for closer ties and one notifiying more trade sanctions, imposed on what Moscow sees as a flimsy pretext. A letter was brought to Moscow by Senator Rand Paul. In it, President Donald Trump reportedly suggested to President Vladimir ...

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‘I’m from a people who taught world to endure despite all odds’ – Asma Assad on her cancer battle

Syrian First Lady Asma Assad has addressed the public a day after revealing she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, saying she shares the same resilience as her compatriots who have endured the hardships of war. “I belong to the [Syrian] people who’ve taught the world the endurance, the strength and facing the odds,” said Asma’s statement in Arabic, released ...

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Story of 2 elderly Germans who ran away from care home to attend metal festival is (sadly) untrue

A poorly-worded police statement can ignite a fake news explosion better than a dozen YouTube conspiracy videos, as illustrated by the collapse of a heart-warming tale about two OAPs going head-banging one last time. A single paragraph report from the police department of the town of Itzehoe, northern Germany, at the weekend, referred to the 3am detention of “elderly gentlemen” ...

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VIDEO captures chaotic scenes in southern Israel as 8 rockets fired from Gaza

A total of eight rockets have been fired towards Israel from Gaza, two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israeli military. At least one person was injured and taken to hospital. “Eight projectile launches were identified from Gaza at Israel. The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted two of the launches,” the ...

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US Senator Rand Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin

Published time: 8 Aug, 2018 13:55 Edited time: 8 Aug, 2018 13:56 I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges. — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 8, 2018 DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s ...

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'Don't leave us. We'll die': Nurse recalls rescuing 19 special needs patients from Georgian shelling

A nurse from South Ossetia, who rescued 19 people from a burning psychiatric ward in Tskhinval during the Georgian raid and spent days in a cellar with terrified mental patients, has recalled the tragic events of August 2008. Irina Bibilova was on a night shift on August 8 when the Georgian forces launched a sudden, large-scale attack on the breakaway ...

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Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office?

A colleague, who shall remain nameless (because privacy is not dead), gave a thumbs down to a recent column in the NYT. The complaint was that the writer had attacked tech companies (mostly but not exclusively Facebook) without offering any solutions for these all-powerful techbro CEOs’ orchestral failures to grasp the messy complexities of humanity at a worldwide scale. Challenge ...

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