Apple Removes Fortnite From iOS App Store

Apple Removes Fortnite From iOS App Store

Apple has confirmed that it has removed Fortnite from the iOS app store following Epic Games’ alteration of the price of Fortnite V-Bucks in response to Apple and Google’s “exorbitant” app store fees. In a statement to The Verge, Apple confirmed that “As a result [of Epic’s update to the game,] their Fortnite app has been removed from the store.” Developing…
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Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel, Dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel, Dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel, has died. Kirsch died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 91. Best known as the inventor of the digital pixel, Kirsch was a computer scientist also credited with scanning one of the first digital photographs into a computer, per Oregon Live. He was born in Manhattan, New York, in 1929, and completed his primary education at the Bronx High School of Science. He then went on to study at New York University, Harvard, and then the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Image courtesy of National Institute of Standards and Technology Kirsch created a small digital image of his son, Walden, as a baby in 1957 and scanned it into a computer using a machine he and his team of researchers created. This digital image would make history as it is one of the first images scanned into a computer. Life magazine called it one of 100 photographs that changed the world. The original image is on display in the Portland Art Museum digital collection. It was he and his team’s belief that computers would one day come to mirror that of the human mind, and although the world isn’t quite there yet, it grows closer to Kirsch’s vision every day. Kirsch worked for over 50 years as a scientist for what is now known as the National Institute of Science and Technology in Maryland. It was known as the U.S. National Bureau of Standards when he worked there. Kirsch left Maryland in 2001 and moved to Portland. He had dementia in his later years. Russell Kirsch’s son Walden as one of the first scanned images in to a computer. Image courtesy of National Institute of Standards and Technology Kirsch is survived by his wife Joan Kirsch, whom he had been with for 65 years, and his sons Walden and Peter and his daughters Lindsey and Kara. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.
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Deals: Alienware Aurora Intel Core i7 RTX 2080 SUPER PC for Only $1550

Deals: Alienware Aurora Intel Core i7 RTX 2080 SUPER PC for Only 50

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