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Texas indicts Cody Wilson on multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor

Nathan Mattise AUSTIN, Texas—More than three months have passed since a warrant (PDF) initially went out for Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson’s arrest. That document detailed Wilson’s alleged sexual assault against a female “child younger than 17 years of age” whom he reportedly solicited through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com. Last Friday, December 28, the State of …

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Tales of an aging gamer: Why don’t I pick up a controller as often as I used to?

Fortnite.”> Enlarge / Gaming, circa 1946, may have been easier for older players when compared to present-day rounds of Fortnite. (credit: Getty Images / Archive Images) Despite a wider variety than ever before, video games don’t have the same effect on me as they used to. That might not sound like a problem to some …

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GM’s 200,000th vehicle sold triggers Federal Tax Credit phase out, Reuters says

Enlarge A source speaking to Reuters on Wednesday said that General Motors sold its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) in Q4 2018, triggering a 15-month phaseout of the Federal Tax Credit that has benefitted GM’s EV buyers for years. GM is expected to announce this information during its Q4 2018 financial call on Thursday. The company indicated …

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Netflix delivers a blow to Apple’s services story by ending in-app subscriptions

Enlarge / The Netflix homepage—iPhone and iPad users will have to go here to sign up for the streaming video service. (credit: Netflix) Netflix will no longer offer in-app subscription purchases for users of iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, VentureBeat reports. The change cuts off a substantial amount of revenue for Apple at a …

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Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) About three and a half years after its release, Windows 10 seems to have convincingly passed Windows 7 in usage share. Online stat-tracking service Net Market Share puts Windows 10 at 39.22 percent of usage versus 36.90 percent for Windows 7. Web-based …

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