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Ahead of Hundreds of Layoffs, Activision Blizzard Offers Gamers a Guitar Hero Live Refund

As Activision Blizzard reportedly prepares to announce hundreds of layoffs on Tuesday, the company is also reaching into its pockets to compensate frustrated gamers who bought Guitar Hero Live and aren’t happy after they lost access to a majority of songs. Guitar Hero Live, which was released in 2015, came with 42 base songs. Gamers …

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FDA to Vitamin Makers: Supplements Can’t Cure Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Opioid Addiction

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued more than a dozen warnings and advisory letters on Monday aimed at the makers of various dietary supplements that promise to cure, prevent, or treat Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other serious conditions such as cancer and opioid addiction. The FDA, which is responsible for the …

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Apple Will Partner With Veterans Affairs to Make Medical Information More Accessible to U.S. Veterans

Apple is expanding its move into the health care industry, thanks to a new partnership. The tech company announced Monday that it will partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make health records available to veterans through the iPhone Health app. Veterans will soon be able to access medical information from participating institutions …

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Creator of a Cheating Tool for Grand Theft Auto Online Fined $150,000

The creator of a Grand Theft Auto Online tool that helped players cheat has been ordered to pay $150,000 in damages and another $66,869 in attorney’s fees for disrupting the game’s balance. Jhonny Perez created Ellusive, a tool that could be used to generate unlimited amounts of in-game cash and other cheats in the popular …

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Pro-LGBTQ Laws Outpaced Anti-LGBTQ Laws Across the U.S. in 2018

Despite efforts by the Trump administration and others to push anti-LGBTQ legislation, bills protecting LGBTQ rights outpaced them last year. That’s according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign, which found that 21 of the 201 pro-LGBTQ bills introduced in state legislatures across the country were signed into law in 2018. Meanwhile, only …

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Adam Schiff Questions Depth of Mueller’s Probe into Trump and Deutsche Bank

Adam Schiff (D-CA) doesn’t think Robert Mueller is being allowed to investigate Trump properly, so he’s taking matters into his own hands. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, the House Intelligence Chief raised questions about reports that the special counsel has been prevented from subpoenaing Deutsche Bank, asking how his team could conduct a …

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