Counter-Strike GO becomes F2P, adds a shrunken battle royale mode - Ars Technica

On Thursday, Valve Software surprise-launched a comprehensive update to its five-year-old game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) with two equally major changes: a new battle royale-inspired combat mode and a shift to the free-to-play economic ...-- https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/counter-strike-go-becomes-f2p-adds-a-shrunken-battle-royale-mode/

Rapper Sues Video Game Maker Over Fortnite Dance Move - NPR

A spin of the hand, and a flick of the arm. Bounce left, right, left, right. That dance, known as the Milly Rock, is at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday by rapper 2 Milly against Epic Games, Inc. The suit claims the artist invented the move and ...-- https://www.npr.org/2018/12/06/674127363/rapper-sues-video-game-maker-over-fortnite-dance-move

Why 40% iPhone Discount Is Bad For Apple - Forbes

Apple shares have fallen 26% from their October 2018 high and they're poised to fall further. You can argue that Apple's decline is due to factors beyond its control. For example, the White House threatened to endanger Apple by putting it in the cross ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2018/12/06/why-40-iphone-discount-is-bad-for-apple/

Hardcore Lexus RC F Track Edition Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut - Motor1.com

Lexus will debut the RC F Track Edition at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, in January. The automaker won't tell us much more than that at the moment, though. Thankfully, spy shots provide a few more details about what ...-- https://www.motor1.com/news/290334/lexus-rc-f-track-edition-teased/

Indian android apps seek more of your data than global counterparts - Economic Times

Some top Indian Android apps across categories seek as much as 45% higher permissions from users compared to their global counterparts. Access to SMSes, microphone and contact book were some permissions accessed by a significantly higher number ...-- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/indian-android-apps-seek-more-of-your-data-than-global-counterparts/need-for-approval/slideshow/66971703.cms

Call of Duty pros provide Black Ops 4 tips for multiplayer, 'Blackout' - Washington Post

Gaming can get old if you keep getting pummeled by tweens or spawn-camped by super squads. With the Call of Duty World League kicking off its season in Las Vegas this weekend, The Post asked several pro players from CWL team Evil Geniuses for their ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/06/call-duty-pros-provide-black-ops-tips-multiplayer-blackout/

EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch - WJLA

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn't make them available until Thursday.-- https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/ekg-other-heart-health-features-come-to-apple-watch

Dow stages comeback from deep losses fueled by uncertainty on US-China trade deal - Washington Post

U.S. stock markets on Thursday spent most of the day deep in the red in an across-the-board rout triggered by the prospect that a U.S.-China trade deal was in jeopardy. Investor angst was fueled by the arrest of a Chinese executive that further ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/dow-extends-deep-losses-triggered-by-uncertainty-on-us-china-trade-deal/2018/12/06/4b946f8e-f95c-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html

The New 'Far Cry' Box-Art Just Leaked Online And It Doesn't Look Great - Forbes

As always, take the below image with a grain of salt. This is the leaked box-art for Ubisoft's new off-year Far Cry game, apparently called Far Cry: New Dawn. It could be a fake, but I suspect it's the real thing. Far Cry: New DawnCredit: Ubisoft. The ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/12/06/the-new-far-cry-box-art-just-leaked-and-it-doesnt-look-great/

'Red Dead Online' Is Giving Away Free Cash And Gold Bars As It Fixes Its Economy - Forbes

It's time for the first Red Dead Online update, the one where Rockstar tries to rebalance the economy so that beans aren't worth more than gold and so that salmon isn't the only thing in the game worth its weight in...beans, I guess. Tomorrow Rockstar ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2018/12/06/red-dead-online-is-giving-away-free-cash-and-gold-bars-as-it-fixes-its-economy/

Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick - CNN

(CNN) There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases ...-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/health/ebola-women-children-africa-bn/index.html

Fortnite Season 7 map changes, Battle Pass news and new skins - Express.co.uk

The Fortnite Season 7 map changes have to be some of the biggest tweaks the game has seen in a while. While smaller events have included Epic Games changing locations, today's big update has created a whole new biome that has never been part of ...-- https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1055443/Fortnite-Season-7-map-changes-Battle-Pass-new-skins

Losing Out to Facebook and Snapchat, Google Tries to Clean Up Messaging - Variety

Google is going to phase out its messaging app Allo at the end of March and move any existing users to Messages, its new default Android SMS and chat app, the company announced this week. The move comes as Google is finding itself struggling to keep ...-- https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/allo-google-messaging-1203082638/

When a Killer Climate Catastrophe Struck the World's Oceans - The Atlantic

Identifying a killer can be difficult when it seems like every murder weapon imaginable has been used in the crime, and when the victim is the entire planet. About 252 million years ago, a rich and wonderful world was annihilated in the worst mass ...-- https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/oxygen-loss-during-mass-extinction/577537/

Fortnite is being sued for appropriating dance moves from black artists - Quartz

Rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, for allegedly using and profiting from, without permission, a dance move he created. The dance move in question is the “Milly Rock,” which 2 Milly—whose real name is Terence ...-- https://qz.com/quartzy/1486659/fortnite-sued-for-using-milly-rock-dance-in-swipe-it-emote/

Why 40% iPhone Discount Is Bad For Apple - Forbes

Apple shares have fallen 26% from their October 2018 high and they're poised to fall further. You can argue that Apple's decline is due to factors beyond its control. For example, the White House threatened to endanger Apple by putting it in the cross ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2018/12/06/why-40-iphone-discount-is-bad-for-apple/

The best Amazon devices of 2018 - USA TODAY

For years, Amazon has been the one-stop-shop for almost every kind of brand or product that you need. But in the last few years, Amazon itself has started to create its own products to sell alongside others. And with the huge popularity of smart home ...-- https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2018/12/06/best-amazon-devices-2018/2225159002/

Call of Duty pros provide Black Ops 4 tips for multiplayer, 'Blackout' - Washington Post

Gaming can get old if you keep getting pummeled by tweens or spawn-camped by super squads. With the Call of Duty World League kicking off its season in Las Vegas this weekend, The Post asked several pro players from CWL team Evil Geniuses for their ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/06/call-duty-pros-provide-black-ops-tips-multiplayer-blackout/

6 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on December 6th - BGR

After a brief hiatus, our daily series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free is back in full swing. Yesterday's roundup was a solid one and you should definitely check it out if you missed it. We've got six fresh apps for you to try on ...-- https://bgr.com/2018/12/06/best-free-iphone-apps-dec-6-ipad-ios/

Hardcore Lexus RC F Track Edition Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut - Motor1.com

Lexus will debut the RC F Track Edition at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, in January. The automaker won't tell us much more than that at the moment, though. Thankfully, spy shots provide a few more details about what ...-- https://www.motor1.com/news/290334/lexus-rc-f-track-edition-teased/

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new ECG heart monitor - CNN

(CNN) Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United ...-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/health/apple-watch-ecg-app-review/index.html

Red Dead Online UPDATE: Big Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer economy news - Express.co.uk

Fans on PS4 and Xbox One will start seeing a host of changes in the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer mode. Having confirmed they were making changes to the way economy worked in Red Dead Online, a new update has been released today detailing ...-- https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1055468/Red-Dead-Online-UPDATE-Red-Dead-Redemption-2-multiplayer-economy-news

The New 'Far Cry' Box-Art Just Leaked Online And It Doesn't Look Great - Forbes

As always, take the below image with a grain of salt. This is the leaked box-art for Ubisoft's new off-year Far Cry game, apparently called Far Cry: New Dawn. It could be a fake, but I suspect it's the real thing. Far Cry: New DawnCredit: Ubisoft. The ...-- https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/12/06/the-new-far-cry-box-art-just-leaked-and-it-doesnt-look-great/

Fornite Season 7 revealed: Challenges, new map areas, forbidden locations and patch notes - Daily Mail

Season 7 of Fortnite has arrived, just as the Iceberg collides with the island. Advertisement. With Season 7 comes the new Battle Pass, with over 100 rewards. It's available in-game for 950 V-Bucks, and you'll get the Zenith and Lynx progressive ...-- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/esports/article-6468849/Fornite-Season-7-revealed-Challenges-new-map-areas-forbidden-locations-patch-notes.html

Uganda and DRC agree on how to prevent ebola spread - Independent

Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread. Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo, ...-- https://www.independent.co.ug/uganda-and-drc-agree-on-how-to-prevent-ebola-spread/

Museveni briber found guilty, convicted in US - The Observer

Former Hong Kong Home Affairs minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping has been found guilty by the federal court in USA of offering millions of bribes to several African leaders including Ugandan and Chadian presidents. Ho was convicted for offering a $500,000 ...-- https://observer.ug/news/headlines/59409-museveni-briber-found-guilty-convicted-in-us

Facebook's Messenger Lite Adds Support for Animated GIFs and More - NDTV

Facebook's Messenger Lite has got richer with more features such as animated GIFs and most customisation features that were available in the full-sized Messenger app. "While you could receive GIFs in Messenger Lite for some time, they were not animated.-- https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/facebooks-messenger-lite-adds-support-for-animated-gifs-and-more-1958764

Africa: Vipers Eliminate El Merriekh - AllAfrica.com

Vipers SC advanced to the first round of the CAF Champions League after beating El Merriekh of Sudan 1-0 in Kampala advancing on away goals rule with 2-2 aggregate. Abraham Ndugwa's 46th minute goal was the difference as Vipers edged Sudanese ...-- https://allafrica.com/stories/201812060670.html

3 astronauts reach ISS 8 hours late, so it's not just Indians who are not on time - India Today

Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian spacecraft entered International Space Station (ISS) nearly eight hours late. And you thought only Indians never cared about punctuality. On Monday (December 3), the three astronauts ...-- https://www.indiatoday.in/science/story/3-astronauts-reach-iss-8-hours-late-so-it-s-not-just-indians-who-are-not-on-time-1403897-2018-12-06

Bethesda resolves website leak that disclosed Fallout 76 customer details - MCV

Bethesda has resolved an issue with its customer support website that was revealing customers' private information to each other. In a bid to resolve complaints from players unhappy they had received the wrong bag in Fallout 76's Power Armor edition, ...-- https://www.mcvuk.com/business/bethesdas-resolves-website-leak-that-disclosed-fallout-76-customer-details

Is Fortnite stealing black dance culture? The creator of the 'Milly Rock' argues yes in a new lawsuit. - Washington Post

In the summer of 2015, rapper 2 Milly went “Milly Rocking” on every block in Brooklyn, turning the hip-hop two-step into the viral dance of the summer. People started doing the “Milly Rock” on fire escapes, on top of cars, in the end zone after scoring ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/12/06/is-fortnite-stealing-black-dance-culture-creator-milly-rock-argues-yes-new-lawsuit/

Saudis to Press OPEC for a Million-Barrel Cut in Oil Production - New York Times

VIENNA — Saudi Arabia is poised to advocate that OPEC cut oil production by about a million barrels a day — roughly 1 percent of the global oil supply — as the group begins discussions on Thursday on ways to keep supply and demand in balance.-- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/business/opec-meeting-production-cut.html

Paul Merson's Premier League predictions - SkySports

Paul Merson is back with his latest round of Premier League predictions, including Bournemouth vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Wolves and Everton vs Watford... The Premier League's festive schedule is well under way with another round of fixtures hot on the ...-- https://www.skysports.com/football/news/15205/11572924/paul-mersons-premier-league-predictions

Uganda and DRC agree on how to prevent ebola spread - Independent

Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread. Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo, ...-- https://www.independent.co.ug/uganda-and-drc-agree-on-how-to-prevent-ebola-spread/