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Roblox hits 100m monthly active users as the go-to kids & teens game platform

Roblox hits 100m monthly active users as the go-to kids & teens game platform

You may not have heard of game platform Roblox, but if you have kids or even just know some, you've probably met some players on the hugely popular portal. That's because - with more than 50 million user-created games and experiences now available - the company has just passed 100 million monthly active users, it announced today.

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Poshmark security breach exposes user accounts and social media

Poshmark security breach exposes user accounts and social media

Poshmark, an online clothing retail website, has announced a security breach that involved 'an unauthorized party.' According to the company, the intruder was able to acquire some information on the platform's users, though that data didn't include physical addresses or banking details. Though the company doesn't think passwords were compromised, users are advised to update their passwords as a precautionary measure.

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New Nintendo Switch China launch is true red tape nightmare

New Nintendo Switch China launch is true red tape nightmare

If you've been following Nintendo news throughout the year, then it's probably already clear that the company wants to bring the Switch to China. In other regions around the world, the Switch has enjoyed a lot of success, but China is still an untapped market along with being one of the biggest for gaming. It makes sense that Nintendo would want to bring the Switch to China, especially when you consider the emphasis on mobile gaming within the country.

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Verizon’s Unlimited plans just got messier

Verizon’s Unlimited plans just got messier

Verizon has decided to update its lineup of unlimited plans, and it's making things more complicated in the process. Whereas before Verizon had three different unlimited plans to choose from, there are now four (along with a "Just Kids" plan you can tack on to any unlimited plan). What you get ultimately varies from plan to plan, and Verzion says that you can mix and match these on a line-by-line basis so that everyone has a plan that fits their usage habits.

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Amazon Dash Buttons will stop working this month

Amazon Dash Buttons will stop working this month

In mid-2015, Amazon widely launched a product called the Dash Button, a small plastic device with a product's label and physical button that could be used to easily reorder an item. The idea behind the buttons was that consumers could place them in places where the related product was relevant -- a detergent button in the laundry room, for example -- to reorder the item without using the company's app. Those buttons will stop working this month.

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Lyft pauses e-bike rentals in San Francisco following battery fires

Lyft pauses e-bike rentals in San Francisco following battery fires

Lyft has temporarily suspended rentals of its electric bicycles in the San Francisco Bay Area following reports of two suspected battery fires impacting the e-bikes. The first fire reportedly happened last Wednesday and was followed by a second fire over the weekend. The electric bikes are operated under Lyft's Bay Wheels, which recently returned to San Francisco following a legal spat between Lyft and the city's transportation agency.

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Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Four months after revealing its intention to start offering the plant-based burger, fast-food company Burger King has revealed that it will start selling its Impossible Whopper at stores across the nation on August 8. Unlike the company's other Whopper burgers, the Impossible Whopper doesn't contain any actual beef, instead using Impossible Foods' meatless burger patty.

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Should I worry if my phone’s brand is failing?

Should I worry if my phone’s brand is failing?

Today we're taking a quick look at all the major smartphone brands to divine their future health. If you're the sort of person that keeps a smartphone longer than a year, you'll do well to have a basic knowledge of the current state of the device's software updates. If your phone brand falls behind on software updates, chances increase that your phone will be targeted by malicious entities. Like, hackers and stuff.

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Amazon ‘Personal Shopper’ offers Prime members curated clothing

Amazon ‘Personal Shopper’ offers Prime members curated clothing

Amazon's Prime Wardrobe has introduced a new service called Personal Shopper. With this, Amazon has officially started competing with services like Stitch Fix, making it possible for Prime members to get a package of curated clothing for various styles and budgets. The service is exclusive for Prime members located in the United States and gives customers the option of returning the clothes if they don't like them.

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You won’t get $125 from Equifax: FTC admits penalty fund is way too small

You won’t get $125 from Equifax: FTC admits penalty fund is way too small

The FTC has issued a statement warning consumers impacted by the Equifax security breach that they won't receive the $125 cash payments available to claim. The reason, the FTC says, is due to the relatively small $31 million 'pot of money' set aside for these claims under the company's settlement with the agency. As more people claim the cash payout, the smaller those payouts will ultimately be.

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NASA partners with 13 US companies to support Moon and Mars tech

NASA partners with 13 US companies to support Moon and Mars tech

NASA has announced that it partnered with 13 US space companies to support the development of various space technologies. A total of 19 industry partnerships are covered by this, according to the space agency, the goal being a maturation of 'industry-developed space technologies.' NASA will form non-reimbursable Space Act Agreements with thees companies.

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Apple reveals $53.8b Q3 2019 revenue and new Services record

Apple reveals $53.8b Q3 2019 revenue and new Services record

Apple has announced yet another record-setting milestone, revealing that it raked in $53.8 billion in revenue during its June quarter, as well as setting a new Services revenue record for the company. The record revenue represents a 1-percent increase over the year-ago quarter; of it, Apple says that international sales fueled 59-percent of its third-quarter revenue.

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