What was Epic thinking!?

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CPU SO HOT IT TURNS XE ON


https://www.anandtech.com/show/13748/the-intel-xeon-w-3175x-review-28-unlocked-cores-2999-usd
Hexa channel DDR4 https://www.kitguru.net/components/memory/matthew-wilson/g-skill-launches-hexa-channel-ddr4-kits-with-up-to-192gb-running-at-4ghz/

METRO MAKES ITS OWN EXODUS
https://www.pcgamer.com/metro-exodus-will-only-release-on-the-epic-store-but-steam-preorders-will-be-honoured/
Costs less, too https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/should-pc-games-cost-less-on-epics-games-store/
It’s a TIMED exclusive
https://www.pcgamesn.com/metro-exodus/metro-exodus-epic-games-store-timed-exclusive
Developer wasn’t involved in the decision


Valve response https://store.steampowered.com/app/412020/Metro_Exodus/
Thinks exclusives are good for industryhttps://www.polygon.com/2019/1/29/18200893/epic-games-store-steam-metro-exclusives
Competition is good, but not like this

It’s great that Epic is trying to compete with Steam, but they’re going about it in the worst way

TRIGGERED BY TEEN TRACKING

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them


Apple blocks it: https://www.recode.net/2019/1/30/18203231/apple-banning-facebook-research-app
Apple doesn’t like, shuts down FB internal apps
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/30/18203551/apple-facebook-blocked-internal-ios-apps
So FB shuts down tracking app
https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-shuts-down-ios-app-that-installed-spyware-on-teens-phones-2019-1
Senators ask FB what’s the deal https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/senators-ask-facebook-why-it-tricked-kids-into-spending-parents-money/
Facebook just hired critics of its privacy
https://mashable.com/article/facebook-hires-top-privacy-law-activists/#ETyz.uuT1ZqZ

QUICK BITS

FORCED FACETIME
Takes offline https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/28/facetime-calling-bug-fix/
Getting sued
https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/01/30/apple-slapped-with-lawsuit-over-group-facetime-bug

MANIFOLD FONE FOLDS
https://hexus.net/ce/news/mobile-phones/126920-intel-patent-shows-tri-fold-mobile-device-designs/

ROOMBA, GO PLAY OUTSIDE
http://fortune.com/2019/01/30/irobot-terra-robot-mower/

MIGHT HELP YOU GO PRO
https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/gopro-plus-upgrade-unlimited-storage/

MONEY HELPS
People mad: https://www.recode.net/2019/1/30/18202825/amazon-hq2-new-york-city-political-battle-de-blasio-queens
https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/29/amazon-funding-nyc-computer-science-classes/

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