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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.

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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Amazon locks Star Wars, Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays behind Prime paywall

Amazon has mildly annoyed some consumers by locking Star Wars and Marvel physical movie discs behind a Prime paywall.

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eBay iOS app adds barcode scanner to simplify listing creation

Listing content on eBay is a tedious process that, at minimum, requires the user to select a bunch of items from drop-down menus. Here to simplify things is an update for the service’s iOS app that adds a barcode scanner. With this feature, the user can scan the barcode on the product they want to list and the platform will … Continue reading

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AT&T and Verizon collusion probe tipped at Justice Department

A newly published report claims Verizon and AT&T are the subject of a Department of Justice investigation. According to the sources cited, officials are looking into whether the two carriers, as well as telecom standards organization GSMA, colluded to make it harder for customers to switch providers. The Justice Department hasn’t confirmed the allegations at this time

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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.

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This in-car Alexa alternative wants to make your phone obsession safer

Driver distraction is a hot topic right now, and one oddly-named digital assistant is aiming to help keep eyes on the road and your smartphone in your pocket. Dubbed Chris – after its eponymous assistant – the windshield gadget promises to pare down the key features people rely on their phones for into a simple UI with voice and gesture … Continue reading

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Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp certainly knows how to make a beautiful 8K television, but it’ll cost you to put one on your wall. The Sharp AQUOS 8K TV – otherwise known by its catchy LV-70X500E name – packs a heady 33.2 million pixels, courtesy of its whopping 7680 x 4320 resolution.

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Oculus privacy update lets you know what it knows about you

Facebook as really stirred the hornet’s nest when it comes to privacy matters. Now everyone is scrutinizing privacy policies and putting companies under a microscope.

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