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Ben Gilbert

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Recent articles by Ben:

Bill Gates issued a stark warning for the world: 'As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse'

Gates said to understand the impact climate change will have, we need to "look at COVID-19 and spread the pain out over a much longer period of time." → Read More

Employees at Blizzard, maker of 'World of Warcraft' and 'Overwatch,' were reportedly paid so little they were forced to skip meals to pay rent while the CEO made $40 million

Some Blizzard employees say they skipped meals and used free coffee as an appetite suppressant to offset how little they were paid. → Read More

Nintendo's Switch remains sold out everywhere as the pandemic stretches on — and there's no end in sight

The Nintendo Switch is still difficult to find amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, and Nintendo doesn't know when it will catch up. → Read More

10-year-old killed in crash with Amazon delivery van in Bay Area

A 10-year-old boy in the Bay Area died Tuesday after crashing into the back of an Amazon delivery van, the company confirmed. → Read More

Elon Musk says he's terrified of AI taking over the world, and is most scared of Google's 'DeepMind' AI project

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has repeatedly warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence, said that he's most worried about Google's AI. → Read More

Trump says he personally urged Elon Musk to build Tesla's new $1 billion factory in Texas

Tesla is building a $1 billion factory to produce its new Cybertruck. On Thursday night, President Trump took credit for the factory going to Texas. → Read More

TikTok's billionaire Chinese founder is fighting to retain control of his company amid international tensions

As President Trump threatens to ban TikTok in the US, the app's Chinese founder is struggling to maintain control as investors demand action. → Read More

Samsung's $2,000 foldable phone is reportedly getting a successor, and we just got our first look in a major leak

In 2019, Samsung launched an ambitious new foldable smartphone: The Galaxy Fold. In 2020, that ambitious smartphone design is getting a successor. → Read More

With a next-gen Xbox just months away, Microsoft ends production on 2 major Xbox models

The Xbox One X and Xbox One S All Digital Edition are ending production as Microsoft prioritizes next-gen console production. → Read More

Facebook is adding a label to all posts about voting from federal officials and political candidates, including the president

Facebook will label any post about voting from a politician or federal official, whether the posts contain accurate or inaccurate information. → Read More

Michelle Obama is hosting a new podcast exclusively on Spotify, titled 'The Michelle Obama Podcast'

"The Michelle Obama Podcast" will feature "candid, human, and personal conversations" with a variety of people. It debuts on July 29 on Spotify. → Read More

PlayStation 5 production reportedly doubled as demand for gaming surges during coronavirus lockdowns

Will 10 million PlayStation 5 consoles be enough to meet demand this holiday season? Sony reportedly thinks the answer is yes. → Read More

Trump takes credit for UK's Huawei ban: 'I did this myself'

After ignoring warnings and sanctions from the US government, the UK cut ties with Huawei on Tuesday. President Trump credits himself with the move. → Read More

Trump's Twitch channel was reinstated two weeks after being suspended for violating 'hateful conduct' policies

President Trump's channel was shuttered by Twitch due to "hateful" things Trump said during campaign rallies, but it's already back online. → Read More

Epic Games, maker of 'Fortnite,' saw its value rise by $17 billion in just 8 years — a more than twentyfold increase

In 2012, "Fortnite" maker Epic Games was valued at under $1 billion. By 2020, the company has grown in value to nearly $18 billion. → Read More

Democratic and Republican parties warn staff not to use TikTok over security concerns

TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, is said to be a major security concern among Democrats and Republicans. → Read More

Apple is canceling deals with game makers as it rethinks Apple Arcade, according to a new report

For $5 per month, Apple Arcade offers users access to over 100 games across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac computers. → Read More

Apple gives in: iPhone and iPad users can finally change their default mail app and web browser this fall

After years of forcing iPhone and iPad users to use Safari and Mail, Apple is finally allowing users to change their default mail and browser apps. → Read More

Microsoft is shutting down its Twitch competitor and partnering with Facebook going forward

Microsoft is officially shuttering its video game streaming service, Mixer, and partnering with Facebook to take on Amazon's juggernaut, Twitch. → Read More

'Fortnite' has quietly removed police cars from the game amid ongoing anti-police-brutality protests

In a major update last week, "Fortnite" launched a new season — and quietly removed police cars in the process. → Read More