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Recent articles by Mike:

E3 2019: Seek out these off-the-wall video games for experiences beyond the norm

From the hundreds of video games displayed at the recent E3 expo, here's four upcoming releases that offer offbeat, quirky adventures. → Read More

Robocall ruling by FCC will let phone companies block unwanted calls by default

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow phone providers to block robocalls and other unwanted calls by default. → Read More

Airbnb users getting scammed with fake rentals, account closures

Some Airbnb users are being scammed with their accounts being accessed and being charged for non-refundable reservations made on their payment method. → Read More

New 'Minecraft Earth' to offer AR experience like 'Pokemon Go'

On Minecraft's 10th anniversary, Microsoft teased new 'Minecraft Earth' mobile game, which puts game objects in the real world with augmented reality. → Read More

Robocalls could be blocked by phone companies under proposed rules, FCC chairman says

The Federal Communications Commission will consider rules that would let phone companies automatically block unwanted robocalls, Ajit Pail says → Read More

Disney takes over Hulu. What's it mean for cord cutters, binge watchers? Change is coming

Disney has taken over control of live and on-demand streaming service Hulu. That can help Disney offer bundled video subscriptions to consumers. → Read More

Chance the Rapper leads Twitter order for Wendy's to bring back spicy chicken nuggets

Chance the Rapper helped stoke an online campaign to more than 2 million likes on Twitter to get Wendy's to bring back Spicy Chicken Nuggets. → Read More

Disney, Sinclair have $10.6 billion deal for 21 regional sports networks

Sinclair Broadcast Group will get 21 regional sports networks in markets such as Detroit, LA and Miami from Disney in a deal valued at $10.6 billion. → Read More

These robocalls don't want to talk to you, they just want you to call back, FCC says

The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers of a new wave of one-ring robocalls. If you call back, you can be hit with toll charges. → Read More

Like to nap? Mattress Firm's summer Snoozetern internship lets you sleep on the job

Mattress Firm has an unusual summer internship, a Snoozetern position, in which you test mattresses and beds, and perhaps grab some Zs. → Read More

'Days Gone' is a thrilling and scary ride through the post-apocalypse

In development for three years, 'Days Gone,' the new Playstation 4 video game, was released Friday. It's a thrilling tale of survival. → Read More

Florida one of 10 states in ground beef recall due to E. coli outbreak

A Georgia meat producer is recalling 113,424 pounds of ground beef, over concerns of an E. coli outbreak that officials have expanded ten states. → Read More

Woman claims E. coli caused kidney failure, seizures in first suit over 56-ton meat recall

A person sickened by eating E. coli-tainted ground beef has filed the first lawsuit over the recall of 56 tons of meat. A second recall has ensued. → Read More

More than 56 tons of ground beef recalled in E. coli outbreak, now spanning 10 states

A Georgia meat producer is recalling 113,424 pounds of ground beef, over concerns of an E. coli outbreak that officials have expanded ten states. → Read More

Pin a star on this IPO: Pinterest shares rise more than 28% after initial public offering

After Pinterest's initial public offering Thursday, the company's stock price rose more than 28%. → Read More

Ubisoft pledges monetary, tech assistance for Notre Dame Cathedral restoration

Ubisoft is donating 500,000 Euros to the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral. Its virtual version of the church can be used in the restoration, too. → Read More

Record Store Day 2019: Special releases hit Saturday as vinyl LP sales continue climb

The 12th annual Record Store Day is Saturday. Independent record stores across the US will have special limited vinyl LP releases from Al Green to U2. → Read More

'Fortnite' adds reboot vans to let you revive fallen teammates

The latest patch or update to hugely popular online video game 'Fortnite' includes a feature that lets a teammate respawn another player. → Read More

YouTube expands Coachella 2019 coverage to both weekends, including Kanye's Easter service

YouTube expands its Coachella live stream into the music festival's second weekend. On the schedule: Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Kanye West. → Read More

May the buzz be with you: 'Gold Squadron' lager, other Star Wars booze names trademarked

Lucasfilm has trademarked several Star Wars-related alcoholic beverage names, perhaps to be served at Galaxy's Edge opening soon at Walt Disney World. → Read More