How to install Fortnite on Android

Epic Games launched its battle royale hit Fortnite on Android devices last week with a big catch: it was exclusive to Samsung-made phones for a few days as a way to help market the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Now, the exclusivity period appears to be over, and beta invite …

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Netflix, Amazon Video, and Xfinity are accidentally re-creating cable TV

Since the advent of streaming online video, industry insiders have wondered what impact it would have on the future of television. As more companies move toward launching their own proprietary subscription streaming services, the future hasn’t been entirely decided yet, but new clues are emerging, pointing toward a potentially surprising …

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The past, present, and future of the lithium-ion battery

In 1800, Alessandro Volta invented the first version of the thing we now call a battery. We’ve come a long way from his initial gadget to the lithium-ion batteries that power much of our lives, including our phones, batteries, cars, satellites, and more. Batteries are undergoing a kind of renaissance. …

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Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts Someday

When the cybersecurity industry warns about the nightmare of hackers causing blackouts, the scenario they describe typically entails an elite team of hackers breaking into the inner sanctum of a power utility to start flipping switches. But one group of researchers has imagined how an entire power grid could be …

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Fallout 76 aside, Bethesda isn’t completely ditching Steam

While Bethesda has decided that Fallout 76 won’t be gracing Steam with its presence – instead being delivered directly to gamers via Bethesda.net – the firm has clarified that this doesn’t mean it’s abandoning Valve’s online games store completely. Pete Hines, senior vice president of global marketing at Bethesda, clarified …

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Openreach lowers G.Fast targets as fibre takes priority

BT Openreach will upgrade fewer copper lines with G.Fast than previously planned in recognition that full fibre connectivity is now the preferred technology of both industry and the government. The vast majority of superfast broadband connections in the UK make use of fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) technology, which uses …

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