The Netherlands determines some loot boxes violate gambling laws

The Netherlands determines some loot boxes violate gambling laws

Loot boxes have been a controversial gaming topic since their inception, but more recently, it seems that player dissatisfaction with them has reached something of a fever pitch. We have Electronic Arts and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to thank for that, but not only did Battlefront 2's overreaching loot boxes cause players to lash out, it also attracted the attention of some governments around the world. Now, The Netherlands has determined that some loot boxes do indeed constitute gambling, and it's telling publishers to change their ways.

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Audi’s e-tron SUV 95 kWh battery makes a debut Tesla would be proud of

Audi’s e-tron SUV 95 kWh battery makes a debut Tesla would be proud of

Audi gets an A for showmanship, introducing the world’s first 95kWh battery for the upcoming all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in a lighting-filled Faraday cage. Typically, you wouldn't want the sort of high voltages your EV relies on to be visibly dancing around the car, but a big battery deserves a big splash. When it reaches the road, mind, the e-tron's bleeding-edge power tech will be an even bigger deal.

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Fortnite esports scholarship arrives at Ashland University this fall

Fortnite esports scholarship arrives at Ashland University this fall

Ashland University, a private university located in Ashland, Ohio, is the first of its kind to add Fortnite to its esports gaming list. The university's head coach Josh Buchanan announced the addition on Wednesday, expressing an optimistic outlook about the title and its massive popularity. Players with the university will have a chance to get an esports scholarship.

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PUBG’s Metal Rain mode has armored cars falling from the sky

PUBG’s Metal Rain mode has armored cars falling from the sky

PUBG's limited-time game modes have been on quite the roll lately, and a new one is now primed and ready for the weekend. Like one of the first limited-time game modes for PUBG, this one features eight-man squads once more, but this time there's a fascinating little twist. Get ready to go for a ride, because armored UAZs are at the center of this new mode.

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This is the newest exploding ant: Yellow Goo!

This is the newest exploding ant: Yellow Goo!

A new group of exploding ant called Colobopsis explodens was identified in a research paper this week. The "explodens" name isn't just for show - these ants actually explode with toxic yellow goo - that was its name before it received its scientific name too - Yellow Goo! The explosion isn't like a bomb - it's more like a flex, a tear, and an oozing out. It's really disgusting if you're on the attack's receiving end.

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AT&T announces a new streaming service, surprises everyone

AT&T announces a new streaming service, surprises everyone

AT&T, if you haven't already heard, wants to buy Time Warner's broadcasting business. The government, on the other hand, doesn't seem to think that such a merger is a good idea, and it's brought an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T in an attempt to block the deal. Yesterday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand to explain why he thinks the merger wouldn't harm customers, and in the process, he announced a new streaming service that's set to debut in just a few weeks.

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Galaxy Note 9: If this is it, it’s the new boss

Galaxy Note 9: If this is it, it’s the new boss

Analyzing the Galaxy Note 9 is like seeing the culmination of a year's worth of best phone concepts. It's like seeing what every other smartphone was trying to achieve, and Samsung crowning their efforts. Each year when the Samsung Galaxy Note series arrives, it's like Samsung was just sitting back waiting for everyone else to try to make something as uniquely all-encompassing and fulfilling, specs, price, and all that goodness.

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Nintendo Labo launches today: Watch Bill Nye mess around with it

Nintendo Labo launches today: Watch Bill Nye mess around with it

After being revealed at the beginning of the year, Nintendo Labo has finally arrived. Labo is easily the most interesting use of the Nintendo Switch and its Joy-Con controllers we've seen thus far, as it has users building different devices out of cardboard - dubbed Toy-Cons - and then playing games with their creations. It's a very cool idea and one that might even get some kids interested in engineering, but if you're still not quite sure what Labo is, Nintendo has recruited a fairly big name to help demo it.

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How to use Alexa Blueprints for DIY fun galore

How to use Alexa Blueprints for DIY fun galore

It's time to turn Alexa into a joke machine, using the first round of Alexa Blueprints to do some mischief. If you're a big fan of The Office, you know the episode cold open where Michael Scott figures out he can make his computer speak. Today, you can make all your Amazon Echo or otherwise Alexa-infused devices do what you want. Or at least answer all the questions you ask it, how you wish.

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LG’s OLED production woes are bad news for Apple

LG’s OLED production woes are bad news for Apple

Last year's iPhone X was the first OLED phone Apple ever released, and rumors claim that this year, the company is looking to release two more iPhones with OLED displays. Obviously, this second device means that Apple is going to need a lot more OLED panels, and as such, it's been looking to diversify its screen suppliers. Thus far, Apple has only relied on Samsung for its OLED panels, but for 2018, it's also been trying to bring LG Display on as well.

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Lamborghini Huracam is the fastest camera car in the world

Lamborghini Huracam is the fastest camera car in the world

What do you get when you take a Lamborghini supercar and combine it with a gyro-stabilized camera rig that cost three times more than the car? You get the Lamborghini Huracam. The car started as a $200,000 Lamborghini Huracan that was partly disassembled and had a $600,000 camera rig stuffed into its tiny front trunk.

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The Huawei P20 Pro’s camera just got a big endorsement

The Huawei P20 Pro’s camera just got a big endorsement

The answer to which smartphone has the best camera is a tricky one, but Huawei has scooped up another award for its P20 Pro. Announced last month, the triple-camera smartphone cranked up Huawei's imaging credentials with a Leica co-branded array of color and monochrome sensors that mingle their data for better results.

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