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Fortnite World Cup kicks off in April with $30 million final in July – CNET

Fortnite World Cup will kick off in April.  Getty Images Fortnite’s first World Cup will officially start in April. Developer Epic Games on Friday released more details on its upcoming Fortnite World Cup, which begins with ten weekly online qualifiers that’ll run from April 13 to June 16. Epic will give out $1 million each …

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Smart glasses company North lays off 150 employees

North, the company behind the Focals smart glasses, laid off 150 employees yesterday. The company employed “over 400 people,” according to North’s website, which suggests that this is a substantial portion of the company’s workforce. North launched its smart glasses, which use a laser to project a display in front of wearers’ eyes, in January. …

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Italian politicians reportedly push Huawei 5G ban after Pompeo warning – CNET

Huawei may face a ban in Italy. VCG via Getty Images Politicians in Italy want Huawei banned from supplying equipment for the country’s 5G rollout, a report said Friday. < p class=”speakableTextP2″>Lega party lawmakers intend to call on the country’s parliament to block the Chinese company (which already supplies Italian telecoms) using its “golden powers” …

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Sony’s entire Xperia lineup leaks, including Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, Xperia L3

Sony is expected to unveil a new lineup of smartphones at Mobile World Congress on Monday, February 25th. But you probably won’t have to wait until then to see what the company has to offer. 91Mobiles has leaked what it claims is the entire lot, complete with pictures, specs, and prices. According to the tech …

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Google Doodle celebrates Steve Irwin, the original Crocodile Hunter – CNET

The original Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is celebrated by Google.  Google Crikey! Google is covered in crocs! The search engine was decked out with fangs and claws and scales on Friday for a Google Doodle celebrating legendary Australian outdoorsman and the original Crocodile Hunter himself, Steve Irwin. Launched on Feb. 22 on what would have been Irwin’s …

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SpaceX successfully sends Israel’s historic Moon mission on its way – CNET

Falcon 9 launched the Israeli moon lander, Beresheet, on February 21. SpaceX On Thursday evening, just after 5:45 p.m. PT, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a small spacecraft on its way to the Moon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And if the little lander, known as Beresheet, makes it all the way …

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SpaceX launched a trio of spacecraft, including a lander bound for the Moon

Update February 21st, 9:30PM ET: SpaceX successfully launched all three spacecraft into their intended orbits. The Falcon 9 used for the mission also landed on SpaceX’s drone ship, despite traveling through rough weather conditions. The landing marks the third successful touchdown of this particular rocket, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted that it would fly …

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Japanese startup plans to test an experimental battery on the Moon

A type of battery still in development here on Earth could head to the Moon as early as 2021 on board a commercial lunar lander. Japanese startup ispace plans to be the first to test a solid-state battery on the Moon’s surface, in hopes that this emerging technology can help solve the challenge of off-world …

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American Airlines has cameras in some seat-back screens, but says it won’t use them – CNET

Picture Alliance/Getty Images It turns out some American Airlines seat-back entertainment screens have cameras embedded in them.  A passenger told BuzzFeed News he saw a camera on his seat-back screen during a flight to Tokyo in September. Those cameras can also be seen in a June 2017 review of American Airlines’ premium economy option and a video by Business Traveller magazine, …

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Lucid Motors is working on an electric SUV that may debut this year

Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun working on an SUV, and it could unveil the design as early as this summer, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans. The startup’s first car, an all-electric sedan called the Lucid Air, is scheduled to go into production in late 2020. Peter Rawlinson, Lucid Motors’ …

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