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Facebook joins Fortnite in blasting Apple “App Store tax”

Facebook joins Fortnite in blasting Apple “App Store tax”

Facebook has joined Fortnite developer Epic Games in criticizing Apple over its App Store payments cut, calling out the iPhone-maker as it launches a new events service. Small businesses and creators will be able to use Facebook for paid online events without coughing up any fees, the social network says, that is unless their customers are doing so via an Apple device.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 teardown reveals good news for DIYers

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 teardown reveals good news for DIYers

The team at iFixit has published its teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the company's latest smartwatch model. As with past teardowns, the process meticulously disassembles the smartwatch, detailing each step of the process, the components found within the watch, and it is all joined by information on how difficult the watch will be for the average person to repair. Spoiler alert: DIYers may be pleased.

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NASA details plan for first regular SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to ISS

NASA details plan for first regular SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to ISS

NASA has shared details on the latest evolution in its Commercial Crew program, stating that it will work with SpaceX to conduct the first regular rotation mission launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Called the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, the launch will take place no sooner than October 23 and will include a total of four astronauts from NASA and JAXA.

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EA Access and Origin Access are making a major change

EA Access and Origin Access are making a major change

For a few years now, Electronic Arts has offered a subscription service that serves up perks like early trials of upcoming games and access to a collection of the company's older titles. EA's subscription services are available across a number of platforms, whether its Xbox One, PC, or PlayStation 4 (eventually, we'll be able to count Steam among the supported platforms as well). Today, EA announced that its subscription services will be getting a rebrand next week.

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COVID-19 symptoms timeline details the order to watch out for

COVID-19 symptoms timeline details the order to watch out for

New research pinning down the likely order in which COVID-19 symptoms appear could help identify potential new cases faster, scientists claim, particularly in situations where people are uncertain whether they are in fact infected. Effective triaging of new coronavirus cases has proved difficult during the growing pandemic, in part because many people infected with COVID-19 show only mild symptoms or no symptoms whatsoever.

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Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale discounts Xbox, PC games, accessories

Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale discounts Xbox, PC games, accessories

There's never any lack of video game sales in the summertime, and today, it seems it's Microsoft's turn to host one. Microsoft has kicked off its Ultimate Game Sale, and while the focus for many might be the Xbox One game discounts, there are also some PC and gaming accessory discounts to be had as well. There even seems to be some hardware sales to take advantage of if you're looking for a new gaming desktop or laptop.

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Motorola inflatable chair just jumped the shark

Motorola inflatable chair just jumped the shark

Motorola wanted to remind people that their original Motorola razr phone was released in the year 2004. To do this, Motorola teamed up with the company Minnidip to create "another 2000s icon." They've released a new inflatable indoor/outdoor inflatable chair. They've released the MINNIDIP x RAZR CH(AIR) in Blush Gold.

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The huge rocket for the ULA Vulcan just passed a fiery milestone

The huge rocket for the ULA Vulcan just passed a fiery milestone

The new rocket motor for the huge ULA Vulcan is one step closer to launching into space, with Northrop Grumman successfully putting one of the beastly motors through its paces this week. The ground test of the extended length 63-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor, known as GEM 63XL, is a key milestone on the way to giving the rocket its next-generation engines.

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2021 Polestar 2 First Drive – Electric Confidence

2021 Polestar 2 First Drive – Electric Confidence

The Polestar 2 arrives to plenty of big expectations. Probably the most direct competition the Tesla Model 3 has faced so far, this handiwork of a Volvo and Geely collaboration gets to cherry-pick the best of their tech, then fast-track it to roads without the headache of an internal-combustion legacy. In theory, that means the best of establishment automaker and agile startup principles; in practice, we know little necessarily goes to plan in the EV world.

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Pokemon GO Genesect weakness, raid counters, best to battle

Pokemon GO Genesect weakness, raid counters, best to battle

Today we're taking a peek at The Paleozoic Pokemon, aka the Ancient Pokemon Genesect! This Pokemon was just released into Pokemon GO in raid battles starting on August 14, 2020, and ending on the 21st, at 13:00 (GMT-7) (that's around 10:00 AM Central Time, 8AM Pacific.) This Pokemon is a MUST HAVE if you're all about the most strange and interesting monsters in the game.

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Horizon Zero Dawn first PC patch now live: What it fixes

Horizon Zero Dawn first PC patch now live: What it fixes

Former PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn came to PC last week, and it's safe to say that the player reception has been more or less mixed. It isn't because of the content of the game, as we already know that Horizon Zero Dawn offers a solid experience, but because of a number of problems with the PC port. Guerilla Games shipped the first patch for Horizon Zero Dawn today, and though it's a small one, it does begin to fix the some of the issues PC players are having.

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Chinese iPhone owners give Apple a brutal reality-check

Chinese iPhone owners give Apple a brutal reality-check

On August 6, 2020, Donald Trump signed a presidential executive order banning U.S. "transactions" with WeChat with an execution countdown of 45 days. Apple is the USA-based company that sells the iPhone. It is possible that a ban on WeChat dealings with America-based companies could result in an iPhone that cannot use the WeChat app worldwide. This could be a disaster for Apple.

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