Culture Fortnite Gaming Addiction A 9-year-old girl in the United Kingdom was sent to rehab after she became so addicted to Fortnite that she wet herself rather than take bathroom breaks, her parents say. In January, Carol and Richard, who have withheld their last names to protect the identity of their child, bought their daughter an Xbox. Soon after, she downloaded Fortnite, a popular survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, reported Scottishpaper the Daily Record. According to Carol, her daughter was so addicted to the game, she hit Richard in the face when he attempted to confiscate it from her. “We got called in by her head teacher asking if everything was okay. She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping," she said. “When we asked our daughter what the problem was, she became unusually argumentative and aggressive, which we just put down to her hormones.” A female gamer uses an XBox One game controller to play "Need … [Read more...] about ‘Fortnite’ Gaming Addict, 9, Sent to Rehab After She Wet Herself Rather Than Take Bathroom Breaks
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THE Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history and brought entire civilisations to their knees during its last global outbreak. The Great Plague of London was the last major epidemic of bubonic plague in England and killed around 100,000 people in London - almost a quarter of the city's population - in just 18 months. Here is more about the deadly disease... What are the symptoms of bubonic plague? The World Health Organisation describes plague symptoms as "flu-like", with one to seven days between incubation and the symptoms emerging. Sufferers are likely to have painful lymph nodes, chills, fever, headaches, weakness and fatigue. In bubonic sufferers, these inflamed lymph nodes may end up turning into pus-filled open sores. Bubonic plague is fatal in 30-60 per cent of cases, while the pneumonic kind is always fatal, if left untreated. There are three forms of plague infection: pneumoic plague, septicaemic plague and bubonic plague, the most common … [Read more...] about What is the Black Death, what are the bubonic plague symptoms and when was the Great Plague of London?
Snap (NYSE:SNAP) could unveil a new mobile gaming platform at its first developer conference on April 4 according to Cheddar. The platform, codenamed "Project Cognac", will reportedly feature externally developed games running inside Snapchat. The move wouldn't be surprising -- Snap acquired Australian gaming company Prettygreat and game engine start-up PlayCanvas over the past year. Snap also launched its own augmented reality games, and its major investor Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY), the biggest game publisher in the world, also previously hinted that it would develop games with Snap. Not really a fresh idea... Launching a gaming platform inside a social network isn't an original idea. Tencent already hosts in-app games and apps in WeChat, the top mobile messaging platform in China. Facebook integrates "Instant" video games in Messenger, and it recently launched a gaming tab that adds Instant Games, esports streams, and other gaming content to its core social network. Nonetheless, … [Read more...] about Snap might introduce a Snapchat gaming platform next month
The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking Capital One made little attempt to hide her attack. In fact, she effectively publicized it. It's one of many riddles swirling around Paige Thompson, who goes by the online handle "erratic." Well-known in Seattle's hacker community, Thompson has lived a life of tumult, with frequent job changes, reported estrangement from family and self-described emotional problems and drug use. FBI agents arrested Thompson Monday for allegedly obtaining personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications, including roughly 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers. There is no evidence the data was sold or distributed to others. Thompson, in federal custody pending an Aug. 15 detention hearing, wasn't reachable. Her public defender, Mohammad Hamoudi, did not return an emailed request for comment. Apple has long touted its commitment to protecting customer data, but … [Read more...] about Alleged Capital 1 Hacker Barely Bothered to Hide
A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars' worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of Amazon delivery drivers was involved, recently unsealed federal court documents show. According to a search warrant affidavit unsealed in U.S. District Court in Seattle and reviewed by The Associated Press, two storefront businesses posing as pawn shops bought the goods from shoplifters, then had the items shipped to Amazon warehouses, where they were stored until sold online. Entities associated with the alleged ringleader did at least $10 million in sales on Amazon since 2013, FBI agent Ariana Kroshinsky wrote in her affidavit. No charges have yet been filed, though investigators have raided the pawn shops and the home of the man identified as the ringleader, Aleksandr Pavlovskiy, 44, of Auburn. A man who answered the door at one of the shops Wednesday identified himself as Alex and told The Associated Press his business was legitimate, that he kept good … [Read more...] about Amazon Drivers Part of Major Theft Ring: FBI