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Intel sues ex-employee for trying to steal 3D XPoint trade secrets

Intel has fired the starting pistol in a lawsuit against one of its ex-employees, who it alleges attempted to steal top secret documents related to its 3D XPoint memory. The accused hardware engineer was supposedly planning a move over to memory rivals Micron with the data in hand, but Intel’s in-house data loss prevention measures blocked the nefarious transfer. read more

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Thanks to Fortnite, baby names like Rogue and Leviathan are up nearly 50%

Fortnite’s impact on pop culture cannot be ignored. Since its rise from new kid on the block to global phenomenon, Epic’s battle royale has been popping up in unexpected places all over the world. From footballers to filmmakers, it seems that everyone is getting in on the trend. read more

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Asus promotes irrelevant GPU mining service with no guarantee of profit

With its finger ever on the pulse of PC culture, Asus has jumped onto the biggest thing to happen to computing all year – cryptocurrency mining. Sadly though the year in question happens to be 2017, so it’s a shame Asus waited until the bottom had dropped out of the market before offering users the ability to make money from their idle GPUs. read more

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Wendy’s streams Fortnite just to destroy Durrr Burger over and over again

Beneath the chaos of its colourful battle royale, you may be surprised to learn that there are myriad story threads interwoven within Fortnite. One of those threads is the ongoing battle between the fast food joints that inhabit its world; the Tomato Town Pizzeria, and the Durrr Burger burger place. That war has recently taken a step up with the arrival of the game’s latest limited-time mode, Food Fight. read more

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This mod adds collectible lore cards to Skyrim and you can be in its expansion

Skyrim has over a hundred in-game books to tell you the stories of its many heroes, nations, gods, and other lore, but settling down for a nice read is a jarring emotional shift when you’re plundering a Dwemer ruin. If only Skyrim served up its lore in a more bite-sized format, eh? read more

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Ninja has some harsh words about Fortnite ‘rehab’ and parental responsibility

Earlier this week, Bloomberg published an article titled ‘Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video-game rehab.’ Prolific Fortnite streamer Ninja has a problem with that – and it’s not the hyphen in videogames. Ninja suggests that title should read ‘terrible parents don’t know how to take their kids gaming system away.’ read more