Day: November 22, 2018

Fortnite Hits 8.3 Million (Or 0.1% of Human Population) Concurrent Players

Epic Games’ Fortnite has reached 8.3 million concurrent players worldwide (or about 0.1 percent of the human population) after finally making its debut in South Korea earlier this month. From a report: Because Internet cafes still play a large role in Asian countries, VG247 reports that players were encouraged to play Fortnite at PC bang…

​Rimini Street rattles vendor loyalty in Australia

Vendor loyalty for maintenance and support in Australia is declining, Rimini Street managing director for Asia-Pacific and Middle East has said. …read more Source:: ZDNet

PLA Foils Homemade Tachometer

[Integza] built a Tesla turbine and wanted to know how fast it was spinning. However, he didn’t have a tachometer, and didn’t want to buy one. After a false start of trying to analyze the audio to measure the speed, he decided to use a tried-and-true method. Let the wheel break an infrared (IR) optointerruptor…

2020 Range Rover Evoque sports shades of Velar, mild hybrid powertrain – Roadshow

The hybrid variant gets a pretty solid boost in output over the regular gas version. …read more Source:: CNet

Watch this robot head express amazingly lifelike emotions – CNET

Hello new nightmare fuel! Updated child android boy Affetto smiles and looks surprised thanks to advanced facial robotics. …read more Source:: CNet

A Look at the Growing Popularity Of Closed and Secret Groups on Facebook and How Some Media Outlets Have Built an Engaging Audience There

Ryan Holmes, writing on Medium: Back in March of last year, Conde Nast Traveler did something a little unusual in the social media universe. They played hard to get. Instead of courting new followers with clickbait and promo codes, the company required that interested people apply to get into their closed Facebook Group, focused on…

Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy now: Apple HomePod, Nintendo Switch discounts in stock, $25 Google Home Mini, iPhone XS deals and more – CNET

Of all the big box Black Friday stores, Best Buy has the most good deals available now online. And even more coming soon. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple To Drop iPhone XR Price in Japan Amid Weak Sales

A month after Apple’s new iPhone XR release, the company is set to discount the device in Japan, The Wall Street Journal reports. From the report: Less than a month after releasing the iPhone XR, Apple is moving to offer subsidies to mobile-network operators in Japan to shore up sales of its least expensive new…

USPS reportedly fixes website bug that exposed data of 60M users – CNET

All account holders could view each other’s details, according to a Krebs report. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook’s Cheryl Sandberg can’t remember smear firm, but ‘some of their work’ crossed her desk

Outgoing comms chief post gets FB treatment Facebook’s outgoing public policy chief, Elliot Schrage, appears to have fallen on his sword, taking the blame for smearing critics of the company.… …read more Source:: TheRegister