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Epic opens Fortnite’s cross-platform services for free to other devs
Part of the massive success of has been the ability for hundreds of millions of players to join with each other across myriad computer, mobile, and console platforms. Now, Epic is laying out a roadmap to share that cross-platform architecture with other developers as part of a free SDK that will be rolled out next year.

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Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost
If you want to know what Amazon's big plans are for Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the most reliable tells is to watch where Microsoft and Google cloud services are gaining traction. At last year's annual Amazon re:Invent technical conference, the big news for cloud customers was Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), a managed container service based on industry-leading Kubernetes—an…

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12 cylinders, 11,000rpm: Aston Martin’s new engine is a monster
The world of ultra-high-performance cars is an odd one. Stratospheric prices and tiny production runs mean few will ever see one on the move; fewer still experience one from the driver's seat. The relentless march of progress pushes their specs further and further to the edge; 400hp might have seemed more than you'd ever need in the 1970s but would…

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Doctor, once hired by clinic that sees Tesla workers, just lost his license
Further ReadingTesla faces labor board complaint alleging interference with unionizationA doctor who once worked for a Fremont, California, medical clinic contracted to treat injured workers at Tesla's nearby factory has just lost his medical license. Dr. Muhannad Hafi—who was employed by a small medical company called Access Omnicare until at least January 2018—was found to have sexually fondled two female…

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Not dusted for good? There’s a sequel in the works for Doctor Strange
doesn't hit theaters for several months, but sources have told that a sequel is already in the works. Spoilers follow for and . Sure, the good doctor was dusted along with half of all living things in the universe in . We never believed they were all truly gone for good, and this news confirms it.

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Bad news for the 1,000mph car as Bloodhound SSC is shut down
Sad news, everyone. Bloodhound SSC, the British project to shatter the land speed record, is dead. Breaking the 1,000mph barrier with a ground vehicle is neither an easy feat nor a cheap one, and it was the funding side of things that proved to be an insurmountable hurdle. This was not entirely unexpected news.

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Net neutrality bill 38 votes short in Congress, and time has almost run out
Legislation to restore net neutrality rules now has 180 supporters in the US House of Representatives, but that's 38 votes short of the amount needed before the end of the month. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, already approved by the Senate, would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules.

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Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found
In a letter to customers issued December 11, Supermicro President and CEO Charles Liang and other top executives announced that an audit conducted by an outside investigating team had found no evidence of any malicious hardware incorporated into motherboards currently or previously manufactured by the company. The letter is the latest rebuttal to Bloomberg reports in October that claimed tiny…

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macOS Mojave’s dark mode is coming to Google Chrome
Further ReadingmacOS 10.14 Mojave: The Ars Technica reviewApple added dark mode to macOS with its Mojave software update on September. Since then, third-party apps have been adding dark themes to go along with it, but there have been a handful of notable outliers, like Slack and Google Chrome.