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Apex Legends loot boxes for Iron Crown changed after community blowback - Polygon
After negatively reacting to the news that certain cosmetics were locked behind loot boxes, fans will now be able to purchase Iron Crown skins directly.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/16/208093...


App Developers Claim Apple's iOS 13 Location Tracking Changes Are Anti-Competitive - Mac Rumors
Apple in iOS 13 made changes to the way location tracking permissions work, and there's no longer an option for apps to ask to "Always...
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Apple sues startup for creating a software copy of the iPhone - The Verge
For more than a year, a company called Corellium has been offering hackers a virtual iPhone — but now, Apple is pushing back in court.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/16/20809...


Pokemon Sword And Shield Take Online Battling More Seriously Than Past Games - GameSpot
Along with a new trailer, The Pokemon Company has revealed some new details about all the online battling options in the upcoming Switch Pokemon games.
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemo...


Trade In Your Old Nintendo Switch, Get The New Model With Better Battery Life For $75 - GameSpot
Trade in your old Switch at GameStop and you can get the newer model for cheap.
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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes gets a PS4 & PC release date - Polygon
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes launches Oct. 17 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. The launch includes two DLC extensions that followed the game when it originally debuted on Nintendo Switch in January 2019.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/16/208092...


Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves Company - Kotaku
Tim Longo, creative director for the upcoming Halo Infinite, left developer 343 Industries this week, Kotaku has learned. It’s part of a leadership shakeup that arrives late in the development of the next Halo game, which is scheduled for release in fall 2020.
https://kotaku.com/halo-infinite-creativ...


An Apple insider with a stellar track record just leaked Apple Watch Series 5 details - BGR
Ahead of the anticipated unveiling next month of the Apple Watch Series 5 models, the highly-regarded Apple analyst who’s almost never wrong is out with a new research note disclosing that the iPho…
https://bgr.com/2019/08/16/apple-watch-s...


Huawei may challenge Google Maps’ dominance with its own mapping tech - The Verge
Huawei is reportedly developing a “mapping service,” but don’t expect it to be your next Google Maps alternative. The service is apparently intended for software developers, meaning apps that offer navigation or ride-hailing services could use Huawei’s planne…
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Blocks ends its modular smartwatch project after running out of money - Engadget
Modular technology is still proving a challenge as Blocks is calling it quits.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/16/bloc...


1300-plus gaming jobs on offer at Raleigh Major this weekend - WRAL Tech Wire
The offerings: Some 1,300-plus open positions across the board including jobs as game programmers and designers.
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Google pulls 85 Android apps with particularly obnoxious adware - Engadget
Google has removed 85 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware scheme hiding inside.The ad...
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/16/goog...


Apple sues company that sells “perfect replicas” of iOS without a license - Ars Technica
Apple says iOS virtualization company encourages sale of security exploits.
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019...


Bugatti reveals its most powerful supercar yet: The $10 million Centodieci - CNBC
Bugatti debuted its most powerful supercar at Pebble Beach on Friday: a $10 million,1,600 horsepower throwback to the '90s that sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/16/bugatti-...


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