Technology Hackers target players of popular game Fortnite Battle Royale

Hackers target players of popular game Fortnite Battle Royale

Players of the popular game Fortnite Battle Royale could be on the hit list of hackers who reportedly infiltrated the email accounts of an estimated 800,000 users two years ago. “Whenever you sign up for one of these games online and you put your credit card information in there. You’re vulnerable to be breached,” said …

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Technology Supreme Court rules online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Supreme Court rules online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. They …

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Technology Instagram takes on YouTube with new long-form video hub

Instagram takes on YouTube with new long-form video hub

Prepare to spend a lot more time on Instagram. The Facebook-owned platform is rolling out a new hub for long-form, vertical video. Instagram announced the new feature at a press event on Wednesday. The hub, called IGTV, will live within the regular Instagram app. It will also get its own standalone app in the coming …

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Technology Pinterest under fire for having inappropriate content

Pinterest under fire for having inappropriate content

Pinterest may ban sexually explicit material, but some parents say that pornographic content is still getting through to the website. One mother of a 13-year-old said her son stumbled upon explicit images while using Pinterest to look up posts about video games. Some of the “pins,” as they are known, including pornographic videos and links …

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Technology 3-D printing can now do houses: Have you seen this one in Austin?

3-D printing can now do houses: Have you seen this one in Austin?

Layer by layer, a giant 3-D printer named “The Vulcan” recently printed a home. “The Vulcan” is a robot that dispenses concrete around a grid, and it is controlled by a laptop computer. Everything can plug into a regular power outlet. For 47 hours, it poured the outside and inside walls of the home in …

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Technology How to recycle your e-waste

How to recycle your e-waste

E-waste is a term used to describe electronic products that have become non-working or obsolete. And it is one of the fastest growing waste streams globally. Below are some tips on what to do with your unwanted devices. According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2017, 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste was generated in 2016. …

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Technology Redheads rejoice: New emoji released Tuesday

Redheads rejoice: New emoji released Tuesday

People who have red hair now have emoji that represent them. The emoji are rolling out to devices beginning Tuesday as part of the 157 new icons that are being added during 2018. Unicode 11.0, which is the language used to define emoji as you type was released Tuesday, which means vendors can start including …

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Technology Apple previews iOS 12: Memoji, tech addiction tool, group FaceTime

Apple previews iOS 12: Memoji, tech addiction tool, group FaceTime

It’s that time of year again when Apple teases new bells and whistles coming to its devices. CEO Tim Cook took the stage in San Jose, California, on Monday at its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) to preview new software features for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. The company announced its next-generation …

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Technology What to do if you get fake products on Amazon, eBay

What to do if you get fake products on Amazon, eBay

It can happen to anybody. That’s why we want you to know about this! 📺 WATCH KPRC2 News Today Almost everybody shops on Amazon and eBay. Even if the price is the same as what you would pay in a store, you don’t have to leave your house and you can get it delivered in …

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Technology 5 ways to verify products on Amazon or eBay

5 ways to verify products on Amazon or eBay

Consumer expert Amy Davis exposed a local business selling counterfeit laptop chargers on eBay, but scammers are making fakes of everything from makeup to home products. It can happen to anybody. A lot of people shop on Amazon because of the convenience. Even if the price of a product is the same as what you …

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