Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 world’s first hands-on: Tight core, tons of questions

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 world’s first hands-on: Tight core, tons of questions

Enlarge / Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar (left) and Dan Bunting speak at the CoDBLOPS4 reveal event. Sam MachkovechLOS ANGELES—”Treyarch has never shied away from breaking away from convention.” With those words, studio chairman Mark Lamia kicked off a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal event full of noisy videos and noisier boasts, but the studio…

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One of the World’s Biggest Phone Firms Is Stopping Operations Because of a Ban on Buying US Parts

One of the World’s Biggest Phone Firms Is Stopping Operations Because of a Ban on Buying US Parts

ZTE, a major Chinese phone company and the country’s second-largest manufacturer of telecom network equipment, may have been finished off by a U.S. ban on its purchase of American components. The ban stemmed from ZTE’s violation of sanctions on Iran and North Korea. The company said in a Wednesday investor note that, as a result…

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Number 16, World’s Oldest Known Spider, Dies Aged 43

Number 16, World’s Oldest Known Spider, Dies Aged 43

Scientists in Australia reported that the world’s oldest known spider, a female Giaus Villosus or trapdoor spider, recently died during a long-term population study. The poisonous creature, named Number 16 was 43 years old and had outlived the world’s next-oldest spider, a tarantula in Mexico, by a whopping 15 years. Number 16 was included in the population targeted…

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The world’s oldest person died at 117. She was the last known person born in the 19th century.

The world’s oldest person died at 117. She was the last known person born in the 19th century.

Nabi Tajima in September. (Kikai Town/Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images) At 117, Nabi Tajima was older than modern-day Australia, and everyone else known to live on the planet. Tajima, born Aug. 4, 1900, in Araki, Japan, and recognized as the world’s oldest person, has passed on that mantle. She died Saturday, having been hospitalized since January, the…

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World’s third hyperloop test track is now under construction

We haven’t heard much from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies since last year, when the California-based company released a handful of images and a video to prove that it is building what it says is the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. Today, the company has broken its silence with the announcement that it’s begun construction of a…

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