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Recent articles by Mike:

Apple countersues, seeks damages from Fortnite publisher Epic Games in high stakes legal dispute

Apple is seeking damages from Epic Games in the skirmish started last month by the publisher of popular online video game Fortnite. → Read More

Xbox Series X to launch Nov. 10, along with lower-priced console. Plus, Taco Bell is giving away free game systems

Taco Bell will give away Microsoft's Xbox Series X game system before it hits stores in November. How to enter and what to know about Series S launch. → Read More

TikTok parent company and US continue to explore options as Trump’s ban date approaches

TikTok parent company ByteDance continues talks with the U.S. government on a sale that will allow it to continue operating in the U.S. → Read More

Xbox Series S: Microsoft releases details on lower-priced, all-digital video game console out Nov. 10

Microsoft will release the Xbox Series S video game system on Nov. 10. Its higher-powered counterpart, the Xbox Series X is expected to hit then, too. → Read More

Video games on the way: Marvel's Avengers, Call of Duty, Spider-Man: Miles Morales among most anticipated

Coming soon: two new video game systems, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and several big releases including Marvel's Avengers and Call of Duty. → Read More

Facebook, Twitter react to President Trump's urging of voting twice

After President Trump told people vote by mail and then go to polls to vote again, Facebook said it plans to remove videos on the issue. → Read More

More than 50 former Black franchisees allege racial discriminatory practices against McDonald's in new federal lawsuit

Former Black franchisees charge that McDonald's racially discriminated against them over decades. → Read More

Video game superpower 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' embraces its history and returns to Cold War in newest episode

The video game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 13, and on Xbox Series X and PS5 when they launch. → Read More

Chipotle IQ trivia game gets 250,000 winning burrito-loving 'brainiacs' quickly, but you can still take quiz

Chipotle Mexican Grill's IQ trivia game gave 250,000 winners a buy one get one free offer as prize for correctly answering 10 questions. → Read More

Good dog! Ellie, the golden retriever, masters curbside pickup at Chick-fil-A

A dog who can handle curbside pickup has become a hit on Facebook, with millions of views of the dog retrieving a Chick-fil-A order. → Read More

Musicians' new gig: Turning concert T-shirts into face masks during coronavirus pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live music, the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic and Wilco are donating concert T-shirts to make face masks. → Read More

TD Bank to pay $122 million to settle overdraft claims brought by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

TD Bank agreed to pay $122 million to settle charges from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it engaged in illegal overdraft practices. → Read More

From Fortnite to The New York Times: Newspapers want bigger bite of Apple subscription revenue

News outlets such as The New York Times want a bigger cut of subscription revenue from Apple. Fortnite maker Epic Games wants a better deal, too. → Read More

Sony's new PlayStation 5 video spot signals launch of new console system

Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has even affected video game launches, but the PlayStation 5 is still expected to be released this holiday season. → Read More

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions grows with 47 states reporting cases, more foods recalled

More states, 47, have reported cases of salmonella linked to onions, the Centers for Disease Control reported. The FDA continues its investigation. → Read More

An Epic showdown: 'Fortnite' publisher's suits vs. Apple, Google and what it means for you

What's at stake for consumers and video game players in the clash between Fortnite publisher Epic Games, and Apple and Google? → Read More

'Fortnite' pulled from Apple App and Google Play stores over mobile payment service; Epic Games sues Apple, Google

Video game Fortnite is no longer downloadable via Apple's App Store or Google Play Store after its publisher introduced a direct payment system. → Read More

Stay-at-home toys from Fisher-Price put playtime into the coronavirus pandemic

Fisher-Price continues its COVID-19-inspired toys with a make-believe work from home play set complete with toy laptop, smartphone and headset. → Read More

More salmonella cases linked to onions with recalls now at Publix, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Kroger, H-E-B

The FDA, USDA and CDC are investigating an onion-linked salmonella outbreak that has grown to 640 illnesses and 85 hospitalizations in 43 states. → Read More

Intellivision video game system reboot delayed amid coronavirus pandemic, now due in April 2021

COVID-19 has led the makers of the Intellivision Amico video game system to delay its October launch until April 2021. GameStop is taking preorders. → Read More