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Leak reveals when the next Fortnite earthquakes will happen

Soon after the 7.40 update arrived, Fortnite players were surprised by an earthquake that shook the island. Large cracks appeared on the island’s surface after these earthquakes, the trembling no doubt foreshadowing whatever Epic will debut with the game’s Season 8. Though the earthquakes are seemingly random, a new leak has revealed a time chart […]

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Attackers place cryptojacking apps in the Microsoft App Store

In January, security researchers from Symantec found cryptomining applications in the Microsoft App Store, but they were published in the store between April and December 2018. It’s not clear how many users downloaded or installed the apps, but they had almost 1,900 user ratings. [ Get inside the mind of a hacker, learn their motives […]

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Data breaches exposed 5 billion records in 2018.

The number of publicly known data breaches decreased last year compared to 2017, despite harsher breach notification rules going into effect in Europe. The number of compromised sensitive records also went down by more than a third, from 7.9 billion records to around 5 billion. [ How much does a data breach cost? Here’s where […]

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Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is an interactive training system for padawans

Hasbro has introduced the latest evolution in toy lightsabers with its new Star Wars Lightsaber Academy. The system involves an extendable toy lightsaber that works with a mobile app to help kids develop their Jedi skills. Hasbro is also offering a basic version of its new toy lightsabers that doesn’t include Bluetooth, as well as […]

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Google Voice gets Anonymous Caller ID feature on iOS

Google Voice users on iOS have a new privacy feature and it’ll be arriving soon on Android, too. Called Anonymous Caller ID, the new setting gives users the option to hide their caller ID on all outgoing calls, eliminating the need to manually block caller ID with each phone call. The new option joins the […]

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Fyre Festival 2.0 tipped by Ja Rule amid Netflix, Hulu hype

What’s the best way to milk cash out of the worst blunder in the history of music festivals and internet hype? Make another one! That’s just what seems to be happening now thanks to a tip from none other than Ja Rule, letting the world know that “[The Fyre Festival] is the most iconic festival […]

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Apple acquires Pullstring for likely Siri upgrade

Apple seems to want to expand the speed at which Siri is implemented in 3rd-party products. At least that’s what it’d seem, given their acquisition of the group called Pullstring. This group is in the business of assisting with the building and designing of voice apps for physical products. Oh, they’ve got their own conversational […]

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Watch out zero-gravity trash, the space harpoon is coming

Ever since we humans started launching ourselves in space, junk has been accumulating in orbit around the Earth. There are more than 7,600 tons of space junk circling our plant, the product of old launches or long-dead satellites. It’s a growing concern for scientists since that space junk can collide with satellites we rely on […]

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Facebook needs more than a fine to change its privacy ethics

Facebook might be setting a new world record soon but not in a very good way. Reports indicate that it is negotiating with the US Federal Trade Commission over what could be the largest fine ever levied on a technology company, breaking Google’s $22.5 million in 2012. But while the still non-final multi-billion dollar penalty […]

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Facebook lists and tracks users it considers security threats

Fame has its price, as many high-profile personalities can attest to. In addition to dealing with both love and hatred, there’s also the matter of potential threats to their safety. That’s true for both a single person and a large company, especially one that’s both famous and infamous like Facebook. But while most other companies […]