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Fortnite looks terrible on my Android phone, and I love it

Battle royale meets PlayStation-era graphics<p>As an Android user, I’ve been waiting a long time to play <i>Fortnite</i> on the go. First, there was the Nintendo Switch version, which I was incredibly excited about until I realized I couldn’t access my PS4 account on the tablet. Then, developer Epic announced …

Android Phones

HBO has picked up its Watchman show for a full season

The series will premiere sometime in 2019<p>HBO’s adaptation of the classic graphic novel <i>Watchmen</i> is officially coming to small screens. After ordering a pilot episode last year, the network has picked up the show for a full first season, which will debut in 2019.<p>Along with the announcement of the …

Justice League

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Pornhub subsidiary Tube8 wants to pay you cryptocurrency for watching porn

Adult entertainment streaming service Tube8 – a Pornhub subsidiary with over 150 million page visits each month – wants to reward your porn-watching habits with cryptocurrency… so it is putting its entire platform on the blockchain.<p>In a note exclusively shared with Hard Fork, the company revealed …

Blockchain

Google Play promised to ban cryptocurrency mining apps, but we found tons

Google recently announced its plan to curtail the distribution of cryptocurrency mining apps on the Play Store, but it appears some are still slipping through the net.<p>“We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices,” the Big G wrote in its updated developer policies last month. “We permit …

Apps

Low-carb, high-fat diets could knock years off lifespan, 25-year study suggests

Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates could knock years off lifespan, a 25 year study suggests.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins, have gained popularity in recent years, and are often endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim …

Nutrition

6 Theories About The Kid, Bill Skarsgård's Creepy Character on 'Castle Rock'

<i>Castle Rock</i> feels exactly like a Stephen King novel. That was the intent all along, as it's set in the same eponymous fictional town as exemplary …

Horror

NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free

In a surprise announcement today, the New York University School of Medicine said that it will pay the tuition of all its students regardless of merit or financial need, becoming the first major American medical school to do so. NYU made the announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where new …

College & University

14 Agility Drills For People Over 40

Feel like an athlete again with moves that build speed, reaction time, and conditioning.<p>Basketball isn’t just a “young man’s game.” Neither is ice hockey, tennis, touch football, or martial arts. In fact, there’s no sport or leisure activity you should have to give up completely just because you’re …

Workouts

Pastafarianism "not a religion" rules Dutch court

Pastafarianism — whose followers believe in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster — is not a religion, the highest administrative court in the Netherlands has ruled.<p>The Dutch Council of State made the judgement in the case of a student from the eastern city of Nijmegen.<p>De Wilde had submitted …

Religion

Suicidal Vet Calls MDMA Treatment ‘a Miracle’

He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the Iraq War. Thanks to MDMA, Jonathan Lubecky finally feels like he’s recovering.<p>Jonathan …

Mental Health

MIT Offers 11-Week Online Course in 3D Printing

Some incredible advancements in 3D and 4D printing have come out of MIT, including glass 3D printing, 3D printed construction and much more. There’s …

3D Printing

Netflix is getting hard to ignore as an Oscar contender

Three months after its films were barred from competing in Cannes, Netflix is getting ready to open the Toronto International Film Festival with what it hopes will be one of several Oscar contenders.<p><i>Outlaw King</i>, an upcoming historical epic film starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, will be the …

Film Festivals

No Man’s Sky travel diary: a dirty job

<i>Two years ago, when</i> No Man’s Sky <i>first launched, I wrote a journal that chronicled my adventures in the game’s sprawling, procedurally generated universe. Since then,</i> <i>the game has changed considerably</i><i>, most recently with</i> <i>the</i> No Man’s Sky Next <i>expansion</i><i>, which is the biggest update yet. It adds new</i> …

No Man's Sky

'Budtenders,' edibles chefs among fastest-growing jobs in legal marijuana industry

Help wanted: budtenders, cannabis chefs, flavor scientists, extraction technicians.<p>Those are just a few of the new job categories opening up in the budding legal cannabis industry in more than two dozen states where the drug is legal for medical or recreational use or both.<p>A quick scan of online …

Cannabis

An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

Nico Walker is in jail for robbing banks.<p>He can use the pay phone for 15 minutes at a time, and then he has to wait a half-hour. It took a while to do an interview.<p>That's also sort of the way he wrote his debut novel, <i>Cherry</i> — on a typewriter, with a hundred-or-so other guys looking over his …

Iraq Veterans

Fancy high-tech water gun isn't for child's play

Tired of ordinary, janky water guns?<p>Well, inventor Sebastian Walter of Munich, Germany has made something for you. He's shaking up the water gun …

Rechargeable Batteries

Police: Man fights, kills another man on I-5, then gets hit by passing car and dies

A crash that led to a fight early Sunday morning left two men dead and resulted in an hours-long shutdown of all northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Arena Boulevard in the Natomas area of Sacramento, authorities said.<p>The California Highway Patrol received reports of a collision shortly before 4 …

Crime

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

New Red Dead Redemption 2's Gameplay Trailer Revealed; Camp, Activities, And More Detailed

Rockstar Games has finally shown off a gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, giving the many eager fans out there the first opportunity to see exactly what playing the sequel will be like when it launches in October. The video provides a deeper look at the game world, how players can interact …

Red Dead Redemption

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

Teasing led to fatal saw attack on co-worker: investigators

ELLSWORTH, Wis. — Investigators allege teasing led to a roofer killing a co-worker with a circular saw in western Wisconsin.<p>Miguel Navarro, 24, of …

Binance Offers First Look At Planned Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance unveiled the platform's first look at its upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) on Thursday.<p>Binance, one of the …

Cryptography

Horrifying Video Shows Teen Being Shoved Off a Bridge by Her 'Friend'

Friends don't push friends off of 60-foot bridges.<p>A Washington teen named Jordan Holgerson was hanging at a local swimming hole last Tuesday where she was mulling the idea of jumping off a 60-foot bridge into the Lewis River. But once she got out on the ledge and realized how extremely high 60 feet …

Microwaves

What's driving Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is a science-fiction character. That’s how one friend puts it. In some ways, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is the archetypical cartoon …

Elon Musk

This app makes it super easy to write smart contracts for Ethereum

Writing smart contracts for Ethereum ETH is no longer the preserve of coders and programmers: there is now software that can automatically do that for you – or so the claims go.<p>Enter Fondu. The app provides a tool that helps non-coders get into the Ethereum smart contract game and launch their ICO …

Blockchain

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima

This 3D-printed device could help its users breathe underwater

Japanese designer and material scientist Jun Kamei has invented an underwater breathing device constructed with 3D printing. Kamei foresees …

Sea Level

LeBron’s rebuttal to Trump is next-level athlete activism against racism

Defiance in any form is the acceptable form of protest in the world of social media<p>Those of us in the so-called mainstream media work in a tricky …

Donald Trump

Black Man Who Filmed Latino Workers Striking Is Fired from His Job, Regrets Nothing

For many viewers, watching a group of construction workers walk off a shop floor in protest might have been rousing enough. But when Antoine …

Latin America