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Free games like 'Fortnite' earned more than $87 billion last year, and the rest of the gaming industry is starting to take note

Epic Games Free-to-play video games generated $ 87.7 billion in revenue during 2018, according to a new report from research firm SuperData. Asian players account for 62% of spending on free games, and seven of the top 10 grossing free-to-play games belong to Asian publishers. “Fortnite” was the top grossing game of 2018, free or […]

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On Technology: You Already Email Like a Robot — Why Not Automate It?

On Technology You Already Email Like a Robot — Why Not Automate It? ImageCreditCreditIllustration by Jon Han By John Herrman Nov. 7, 2018 In 1996, Microsoft unleashed Clippit, better known as Clippy, on users of Microsoft Office. The legendarily irritating mascot-helper spent the following years hovering around the edges of documents, blinking dumbly under his […]

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US crack down on candy and fruit flavored e-cigs like Juul to prevent children from getting addicted

Reuters/Lucas JacksonA sales clerk exhales vapor while smoking with a vaporizer during a wait for customers at the e-cigarette shop Henley Vaporium in New York. The FDA will announce plans to ban candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes from certain stores to try to stop young people from getting addicted. The flavors will be banned from convenience […]