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Good morning to everyone that isn't subject to an antitrust investigation by the Justice Department. Ford is putting EV torque to entertaining use, and Nintendo is supposedly ready to help out Switch owners with Joy-Con drift problems.
Ford is trying to show its rabid pickup truck fans that EVs aren't just for latte-sipping Tesla pilots. In an impressive demonstration of torque, an electric F-150 prototype towed 10 double-decker rail cars stuffed with 42 current-model F-150s, weighing over a million pounds (500 tons) in total.
According to an internal memo obtained by Vice, the gaming giant has told support reps not to charge customers for Joy-Con repairs if the controllers are manifesting the infamous drifting behavior that causes them to move things on the screen on their own. They were even told that it's no longer necessary to request for proof of purchase -- they can take customers at their word.
The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to see if they're abusing their leading positions. There's no definite goal beyond determining whether or not there are any anti-competitive practices. The review will focus on internet platforms involving search, shopping and social networking.
Look, nature is beautiful. It's fun. But it can also be unpredictable and dangerous. Part of being mentally prepared is knowing when your wits alone aren't enough and getting the right gear to help you in the event of an emergency. Managing editor Terrence O'Brien has a few suggestions.
In addition to releasing iOS 12.4, Apple has also announced that it's patching older versions of the platform for devices that can't run the latest rollouts. We're talking about models as old as the iPhone 4s and the first-generation iPad mini. It's all about keeping the GPS working without falling prey to a 10-bit rollover error.
In honor of the company's 10th anniversary -- and to celebrate the legacy of its half PC, half Xbox 360 Big O desktop -- Origin PC has created a mammoth new custom gaming PC, featuring every major console on the market: an Xbox One X, a PlayStation 4 Pro and a Nintendo Switch.
As Billy Steele explains, "I'm all for cutting the cord, but it's difficult to live without live television if you're a sports fan. Cable companies still have a foothold thanks to sports, but you don't have to saddle yourself with that headache in order to follow your team(s)."
But wait, there's more...
- Amazon Key will now deliver to the trunk of some Hondas
- Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar review: A $2,500 bag of tricks
- Pizza Hut tests Amazon Locker-style 'cubbies' for carryout orders
- 'Overwatch' newcomer Sigma has abilities that defy gravity
- Don't expect Apple to switch to USB-C for the iPhone 11
- AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is rolling out for LG's 2019 TVs
- You can watch the 'Fortnite' World Cup finals while playing 'Fortnite'
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