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PUBG Mobile’s India odyssey isn’t over yet

PUBG Mobile’s India odyssey isn’t over yet

It's been a rough couple of months for PUBG Mobile. Back in September, the government of India announced that it was banning a grand total of 118 apps - PUBG Mobile among them - because of their ties to China. PUBG Mobile, as many people are aware, was published by Chinese company Tencent in India, putting it square in the government's crosshairs. While PUBG Corp said that it would look for a new way to offer PUBG Mobile in India following this announcement, the ban went into effect on October 30th, wiping out a huge market for the game in one fell swoop.

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NASA administrator will leave under Biden even if asked to stay

NASA administrator will leave under Biden even if asked to stay

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has revealed that he will be leaving as head of the space agency under the Biden administration even if asked to remain. Bridenstine explained that he believes it is in the best interest of NASA that its administrator has 'a close relationship with the president' and who is trusted by the administration.

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FAA just made Biden’s house a no-go zone for drones

FAA just made Biden’s house a no-go zone for drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a new flight advisory revealing that the airspace over presidential candidate and probable winner Joe Biden's hometown has been temporarily restricted to drones. The advisory was issued for 'special security reasons,' but it doesn't apply to aircraft arriving at or departing from the nearby New Castle Airport.

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Denmark to cull all mink after warning about ‘serious’ virus mutation risk

Denmark to cull all mink after warning about ‘serious’ virus mutation risk

Denmark officials have announced a decision to cull millions of mink due to mutated coronavirus that may be transmitted to humans. Government officials call this a difficult decision due to the impact it will have on the nation's mink farmers, but warn that it is necessary due to the mutated virus's alleged resistance to antibodies and the risk that a future vaccine may not protect against the mutation.

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Your 1st Stimulus Check deadline is here: Last chance to register

Your 1st Stimulus Check deadline is here: Last chance to register

The economic impact payment (stimulus check) deadline for registration is approaching. As talks in DC continue to hint at a second stimulus check for late 2020, those that haven't yet received - or registered for - their Economic Impact Payment have a date to watch. November 21, 2020, 3PM ET is the deadline for you to request your Economic Impact Payment in any of three instances.

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Nuke transporter slammed with rocket-powered semi-truck to test durability

Nuke transporter slammed with rocket-powered semi-truck to test durability

If you're transporting a nuclear weapon on public roads, it's probably a good idea to make sure the transporter can protect the weapon in the event of a wreck. What better way to test this durability than to slam a truck into the transporter? By strapping rockets onto the truck before launching it into the semi transporter. The crash test was conducted at full scale by Sandia National Laboratories using a rocket sled track.

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Another reason to quit Facebook: Monopoly misdeeds

Another reason to quit Facebook: Monopoly misdeeds

Today we're taking a look at how Facebook users are finding reasons why to quit the Social Network entirely. Per the latest update from the US Government House Antitrust Subcommittee, Facebook wields substantial monopoly powers and maintains power in ways that are anticompetitive or outright nefarious. Part of this latest set of findings, quotes from Mark Zuckerberg appear as veiled threats aimed at the co-founder of Instagram, suggesting that "refusing to enter into a partnership with Facebook, including acquisition, would have consequences for Instagram."

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COVID-SCORE study rates countries by COVID-19 response

COVID-SCORE study rates countries by COVID-19 response

A study published this week developed a global survey to show public perceptions of government responses to COVID-19. This study, conducted by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, City University of New York (CUNY), and others worked with hundreds of citizens in countries around the world, assessing response in leadership to this unprecedented global pandemic. The United States didn't score the lowest on the list, but it most certainly did not score highest.

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Presidential Debate live stream video here: Biden vs Trump simulcast

Presidential Debate live stream video here: Biden vs Trump simulcast

The first of several US presidential debates will be held today an aired on all major TV networks and streaming services. That includes the likes of YouTube, C-Span, CBS, ABC, CNN, and NBC. This debate will begin at approximately 9PM ET (that's 21:00 Eastern Time), 8PM Central Time, 7PM Mountain Time, 6PM Pacific.

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TikTok argues user content has “no economic value at all”

TikTok argues user content has “no economic value at all”

A legal document released this week showed TikTok argue in court that "a wide swath" of the content on their platform has "no economic value at all." This was part of a request for injunction VS Donald Trump and the US government's order to stop TikTok operations in the United States. The executive order signed by Trump called upon IEEPA - which they pointed out cannot regulate or prohibit (directly or indirectly) any personal communication "which does not involve a transfer of anything of value."

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TikTok is not banned in America yet, but November is near

TikTok is not banned in America yet, but November is near

Donald Trump signed a Presidential Executive Order last week to ban TikTok from operating in the USA. On Sunday night, Judge Carl Nichols of the US District Court for DC issued an injunction on the matter. With this injunction in place, TikTok is not banned from your phone or any app store for several reasons. One of these reasons was: Donald Trump didn't have the authority to ban this app in the first place.

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Non-NIOSH imported N95 style masks and counterfeits flow from China

Non-NIOSH imported N95 style masks and counterfeits flow from China

This week the folks at the independent testing organization ECRI published Medical Device Hazard Report on certain N95-style masks. A wide variety of imported (into USA) N95-style respirators (face-filtering respirators [FFRs]) that lack NIOSH certification were shown in testing to be less than acceptable for filtration of airborn materials, here more specifically COVID-19 and related materials. To be clear, here, this does not mean that ALL MASKS are bad, but that some masks aren't as good as they should be for healthcare workers and patients at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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