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Recent articles by Kris:

Epic removes 'overpowered' Infinity Blade from 'Fortnite'

Fortnite fans got a taste of the game's mythic items this week with the Infinity Blade (as in Epic's games of the same name). Only one such sword was available... → Read More

Chinese hackers reportedly hit Navy contractors with multiple attacks

Several successful attacks reportedly occurred over the last 18 months, with hackers stealing missile plans and ship maintenance data. → Read More

Facebook bug let apps access unposted photos for millions of users

Facebook has disclosed yet another privacy flub. This time around, it says a bug in the Photo API led to third-party apps being able to access not only timeline... → Read More

Google opens virtual version of fire-ravaged Brazil museum

Google's Arts and Culture team started digitizing the National Museum of Brazil two years ago. → Read More

Google adds screen time management to Chromebooks

When Google brought its Family Link parental controls to Chromebook, they weren't all that useful because there were limited options available. Now, Google is o... → Read More

Postmates unveils its adorable autonomous delivery robot

Serve looks a bit like Wall-E, but for bringing your lunch to the office. → Read More

Amazon brings Alexa's Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube

Multiroom audio is also available on the device as part of your Echo setup. → Read More

Senate Democrats introduce bill to protect your online data

The Data Care Act seeks to "stop the misuse" of users' personal information. → Read More

What's coming to Netflix in January: 'Kimmy Schmidt' and Star Wars

'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and 'Incredibles 2' all arrive on Netflix next month, while 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' draw to a close. → Read More

Apple may relaunch its Netflix for magazines service in the spring

Apple may launch a new version of Texture, a magazine subscription app it bought in March, in the spring. However, publishing executives are reportedly wary of... → Read More

Instagram plans to give influencers DM filters and follower stats

Instagram is testing a new type of account for high-profile users (such as celebrities, artists and influencers) that should give them more control over how the... → Read More

8BitDo adapter adds wireless controller support to PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic, Sony's retro console that includes 20 PS1 games, arrived last week, and for those of us who prefer to play a little further away from t... → Read More

Google Maps for iPhone now includes personalized recommendations

Earlier this year, Google redesigned Maps to add a bunch of features, including personalized suggestions based on your tastes and interests. Now, that feature w... → Read More

China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several dev... → Read More

'Stranger Things' compilation earns Grammy nomination for Netflix

The 61st Grammy Award nominations were revealed Friday morning and Netflix shows and documentaries were among the nominees once again. Stranger Things picked up... → Read More

Alexa's one-way intercom feature arrives on Fire TV Cube

If you have several Echo (or Sonos One or Beam) devices around your home, you might already be aware of the Alexa Announcements feature -- speak into one device... → Read More

A new 'Black Ops 4' edition includes only multiplayer and Blackout

Activision is trying something a little different with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: It's selling a $30 version that drops the Zombies mode, and only includes stan... → Read More

Watch The Game Awards right here at 9PM ET

We're officially in the thick of awards season, and after the Golden Globes nominations were revealed Thursday morning, it's time to turn our attention to The G... → Read More

Pandora's podcast recommendations are no longer a test

Pandora is bringing its podcast recommendations to everyone following a beta launch last month. The Podcast Genome Project suggests shows and episodes you might... → Read More

Ryan Reynolds is turning a Reddit short story into a horror movie

A novella which was originally posted on Reddit is making its way to the big screen with the help of Ryan Reynolds. The Deadpool star is set to produce the adaptation of The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine. The novella has its roots in a popular series of posts writer Jasper DeWitt published on the r/nosleep subreddit starting two years ago. → Read More