Day: September 17, 2020

‘Fortnite: Save the World’ will shut down on macOS September 23rd

Epic Games Fortnite: Save the World — a castle building players-vs-zombies version of the game that preceded the battle royale spin-off — is becoming a casualty in the ongoing war between Epic Games and Apple. The two companies are fighting over Apple’s policies that mandate a cut of Epic’s profits and prevent it from including …

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Here are the winners of the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes to make you laugh, then think

The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony: introducing 10 new Ig Nobel Prize winners, each of whom has done something that makes people laugh, then think. Ah, science, tirelessly striving to answer such burning questions as what alligators sound like when they breathe in helium-enriched air and whether knives fashioned out of frozen feces …

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Uniswap’s Distribution Is Built on Something That Can’t Be Forked: Actual Users

“I think that Uniswap is one of the premier DeFi [decentralized finance] protocols, and its token is as well,” Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at Alameda Research, told CoinDesk via email. “It has been the largest decentralized trading venue for a long time.” The praise is noteworthy as Bankman-Fried is credited with saving SushiSwap, Uniswap’s chief competitor. …

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Hoverboarding dentist gets 12 years in prison for fraud, unlawful dental acts

Enlarge / A man tests out a Hovertrax hoverboard produced by Razor at the International Toy Fair 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, on January 1, 2017. Getty | picture alliance The infamous hoverboarding dentist of Alaska has been found guilty of fraud and unlawful dental acts and was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week, …

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Tesla (TSLA) selloff ‘was a mistake,’ $230 billion investment manager says

By Joey Klender Posted on September 17, 2020 Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares have spiked almost fivefold this year and have given many the company’s investors a terrific surge in value. However, some investors and managers are kicking themselves for selling off the stock early. Will Danoff of Fidelity is one of those people. Danoff manages …

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Sony makes it official: PlayStation 5 won’t natively support PS1, PS2, PS3

Enlarge / Were you hoping to play classic PlayStation discs on the newest PlayStation 5 console later this year? If so, we have bad news. Aurich Lawson Wednesday’s deluge of PlayStation 5 news mostly revolved around brand-new content launching alongside the console on November 12. Lost in the fray was a key detail that confirmed …

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Get $118 worth of games including Watch Dogs 2 for free right now – CNET

Deal Savings Price <p class=”speakableTextP1″>If you’re a gamer — or just visit the Cheapskate pages occasionally — you probably know that <a href=”https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>Epic Games</a> gives away at least one free game each Thursday. This week, Epic is giving away a trio of games collectively worth $118, including two A-listers: Watch Dogs 2 and …

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Inflation Hit Ethiopia Demonetizes Currency To Curb Cash Hoarding

The Ethiopian government has unveiled a new set of banknotes that are expected to help authorities in curbing cash hoarding, illegal trade and illicit financial flows. The move is also aimed at boosting the liquidity of banks that are struggling to cope with Ethiopia’s cash-based economy. In a statement released via Twitter on September 14, …

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Uniswap Recaptures DeFi Buzz With UNI Token’s Airdropped Debut

Uniswap’s governance token, UNI, which was launched Wednesday night, has been on a roller-coaster ride in the past 24 hours, but despite the price volatility the total market cap of UNI could make the automated market maker (AMM) one of the most valuable decentralized finance (DeFi) projects in the coming years. Based on 1 billion …

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Bitcoin Birch says no retail crypto-wide bull run likely for rest of 2020

Crypto prices may still be weighed down by a difficult global economic atmosphere, according to Joel Birch, co-founder of automated crypto investing platform Stacked.  “I don’t necessarily think that 2020 is going to be the year of some type of major retail bull run, largely due to the fact that the global economy still lingers …

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