Fortnite season 5: Here’s what happened to Galactus and why the game is down

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Another crazy Fortnite event leaves some questions. 


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Fortnite’s season 4 came to a close in a spectacular fashion Tuesday. The popular battle royale game’s season-ending event also marks the second time developer Epic Games took down Fortnite, making players wait patiently until the start of the next season. 

The Galactus invasion had players driving their own Battle Bus full of explosives while doing a Star Wars-like trench run with AC/DC blaring in the background. It also signifies the end of the season 4 Marvel crossover. Players were also treated to an extra sequence before being taken to a screen saying “To be continued in season 5.” 

Here’s what you need to know about the event and the upcoming season.

When does Season 5 start? 

Fortnite season 5 is set to start Dec. 2 at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT), but according to Epic, servers will be down

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FAQ: Slack could be purchased by Salesforce, here’s what that means

As remote work has become standard, a cash infusion from a bigger company could help Slack expand even more rapidly and better compete with rivals such as Microsoft Teams.

If the deal happens, here’s a primer on what it could mean for workplace chatters, Slack competitors and the future of your favorite Slack features.

What is Slack?

If you already know what Slack is, chances are you know it a little too well. The workplace collaboration software is primarily used by companies as an alternative to email, though some non-workplace groups have adopted it for communication as well. Instead of a full email inbox, users get chat messages instantly on the Slack web app, the desktop app or their phone. There is no place or time Slack messages can’t find you, unless you remember to hit snooze.

What makes the app so appealing to companies are the details. There’s the

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Here’s What You Can Expect From Sophia Amoruso’s Business Class

Serial entrepreneur and New York Times Bestselling Author, Sophia Amoruso, is back with a new venture to help business owners, freelancers and creatives navigate entrepreneurship. With an unprecedented track record building iconic brands, Amoruso evolved from one of the most prominent figures in fashion to a cultural thought leader, inspiring a new generation of founders, professionals, freelancers and creatives. From bootstrapping NastyGal to $30 million in profitability, raising $60 million in venture capital and scaling the business to over $100 million in revenue to growing Girlboss into a massive network for women, Amoruso has had experience under her belt that other entrepreneurs can benefit from without making the same mistakes she has made.“I will always be the founder of NastyGal and I’ll always be the founder of Girlboss. I’ll always be extremely proud of what I built in those two companies. I’m really proud

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Here’s how the sports world is reacting on social media

How’s your throwing arm?



a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) in the first quarter at Empower Field against the Miami Dolphins at Mile High Nov. 20, 2020.


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Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) in the first quarter at Empower Field against the Miami Dolphins at Mile High Nov. 20, 2020.

Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were ruled ineligible for Sunday’s game against New Orleans after the NFL determined they were in close contact with Jeff Driskel, who was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list Thursday.

That’s right, Denver doesn’t have a quarterback on contract for the game.

Here’s a look at how the sports world, including several Broncos, are reacting on Twitter:

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Bill Gates Predicted iPhones, Netflix, and Facebook 25 Years Ago. Here’s What He Got Wrong

In 1995, Bill Gates, then CEO of one of the world’s most successful companies, made some daring predictions about the future we’re now living in. Most of those predictions were uncanny in their accuracy, although a few were completely off-base. Now, 25 years later, with a new book coming out next year, he’s looking back at those predictions, grading his own younger effort, and looking ahead to what’s next.

Here are some of Gates’ most amazing predictions from 1995.

1. He foresaw smartphones almost exactly.

“I was thinking and learning about these things obsessively back then,” Gates writes in a new blog post that looks back at his 1995 book The Road Ahead. That effort paid off when he looked ahead at what he called “the wallet PC.” Aside from the name, he was describing today’s smartphone in startling detail. Here’s some of what he wrote back in 1995:

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Does Facebook Portal work with Messenger? Yes, here’s how you can use Facebook’s messaging app and video-calling devices together



a person standing in front of a television: Portal users can link their Messenger account to the video-calling device, but not all Messenger features are available. Facebook


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Portal users can link their Messenger account to the video-calling device, but not all Messenger features are available. Facebook

  • You can use a Facebook Portal device with Messenger to call certain contacts.
  • Not all features of the Messenger chat app are available on Portal devices.
  • Having Facebook Messenger isn’t a requirement to use Portal, but the chat platform can enhance your experience through Rooms, AR, and more.
  • Portal is a series of specialized tablets and video-calling devices made by Facebook that feature an enhanced camera and speaker. 
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Portal, Facebook’s proprietary tablet, is explicitly geared to video chatting with your cadre of Facebook contacts.

That includes your Messenger contacts, an advantage for those Facebook users who spend more time on the chat app than the social media platform. 

Despite being a Facebook-made device, it’s not a requirement

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Bitcoin Price Crashed Back To $17,000: Here’s Why It’s Dropping

KEY POINTS

  • RSI has been in overbought territory since October
  • The government is reportedly about to announce new rules on wallets
  • OKex has resumed withdrawals

Bitcoin has experienced its largest pullback in the rally on Thursday, missing the chance to reach a new all-time high on the backdrop of strong institutional and retail demand.

Bitcoin opened Thursday at $18,719, tried to breach past $19,000, only to be met with strong resistance on its way up. Upon the strong rejection, Bitcoin slid down, going as low as $16,205 before closing at $17,170. It’s the largest pullback so far in this 2020 rally that saw Bitcoin went from $10,000 on Sept. 5 to a 2020 high of $19,172 on Nov. 24.

According to Matthew Dibb, CEO of Stack Funds, leverages have been unwinded in a move many have already expected. The funding rate in the futures market has risen sharply to 0.098%,

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The Technology 202: Happy Zoomsgiving! Here’s how tech is expected to play an essential role in this year’s celebrations

Tech companies will play a pivotal role in the holidays for many families, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against traveling or gathering due to climbing coronavirus cases. That means a grid of videoconferencing boxes be supplanting the traditional table in many households, and marketing emails are replacing Black Friday doorbusters. 

The virtual gatherings and rise in online shopping expected this week is a sign of how even more powerful tech has become during 2020. 

This time last year, it would have been hard for many of us to imagine holiday celebrations happening digitally. Holidays were typically a time reserved for logging off and getting real facetime with loved ones. 

But the coronavirus has forced an unprecedented shift in how people socialize and celebrate that could have long-lasting impacts well after the pandemic ends. And it’s made us ever more reliant on a handful of companies who

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Here’s how 5G availability stacks up in major US cities

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  • OpenSignal has published a study of 5G availability in five major US cities.
  • T-Mobile’s coverage was the most consistently available, but Verizon’s was the fastest.
  • Things are improving for multiple networks, however.

It’s easy to find 5G service in the US, but what service can you count on? OpenSignal might help. The wireless analyst group has shared a study outlining 5G availability in five major US urban areas, and it’s clear that real-world coverage is better for some carriers than others.

Of the top three networks, T-Mobile offered the most consistent 5G availability in the Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, DC areas between mid-July and mid-October 2020. You could expect to see that “5G” logo light up between 23.6% and 33.7% of the time. AT&T’s service was available between 18.9% and 28.6% of the time. Verizon (disclaimer: this author also writes for Verizon-owned Engadget) fared

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Agile is changing software development. Here’s how one company made the switch

Digital transformation is highly prized but poorly understood. While more than two-thirds (69%) of directors want their organisations to accelerate digital business initiatives, as many as 80% of IT leaders fail when they try and change their organisations for the better.

The reason for failure is often a lack of alignment between IT and business leaders. Too many digital transformation projects still focus on changing back-end systems at the expense of involving line-of-business managers in the development of front-end services.

The best way to deliver digital transformation success, suggests Joe Soule, CTO at Capital One Europe, is to build Agile, cross-business teams that work to build creative solutions to customer challenges. 

SEE: Guide to Becoming a Digital Transformation Champion (TechRepublic Premium)

At Capital One, Soule has helped the bank move away from legacy ways of working and towards an investment in software engineering capability and Agile methodologies. It’s a long-term

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