Amazon reportedly visited Chicago in August, and it could mean everything we think we know about its HQ2 decision so far is dead wrong (AMZN)

Related Midwest Amazon reportedly made a second visit to HQ2 contender Chicago in August, as it prepares to announce its decision on where to place its second headquarters by the end of the year.  According to The Chicago Tribune, Amazon representatives visited The 78, a development slated for the city’s South Loop neighborhood. Amazon did […]

August 2018’s top 10 Minecraft Marketplace creations: Graduation day

The Minecraft Marketplace kept some of its momentum from launching on Switch and its first Summer Sale. The unified version of Minecraft served up 373,361 downloads across Windows 10, mobile, Xbox, and Switch. While that’s nowhere near the 669,795 downloads from July, it’s still a big number for a month without a massive sale. August wa…Read […]

Steam August VR hardware survey: Oculus Rift makes its biggest leap over HTC Vive

August’s Steam hardware survey results are now in, and the Oculus Rift takes its biggest leap over the HTC Vive yet. Last month’s survey showed less than a 2 percent difference in the use of the two leading PC VR headsets on Valve’s gaming platform, but that gap grew to just under 4 percent in August. Vive […]

Sir James Mirrlees, a Nobel-prizewinning economist, died on August 29th

The optimal economist WHEN James Mirrlees got the call to say he had won the Nobel prize for economics in 1996, he assumed that a friend was pulling a prank. “Jim politely suggested that it didn’t sound very likely and he’d need some proof,” his wife later recalled. Friends and colleagues say it paints a […]

U.S. Auto Sales: SUVs and Trucks Ruled the Roost in August

For marques flush with crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, August held some pleasant news. Any company whose portfolio is devoid of product (or filled with aging machinery) in those segments found their balance sheet wanting. Evidence of this? SUV-anemic brands such as Genesis are falling off the proverbial cliff while Subaru is outselling the likes of […]

Off & Racing – August 30

Video Off & Racing – August 3023:20 The Off & Racing team of Ray Thomas, Tony Thomas and Matt Jones dissect this week’s best at the track. August 30th 2018 7 minutes ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/SuperRacing/ SuperRacing Sky Racing – 30.8.20182:27 August 30th 2018 14 minutes ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/SuperRacing/ Sky Racing news […]

Fortnite shop TODAY: New leaked season 5 skins and item in August update

Fans just have a short amount of time to grab the new Fortnite skins released by Epic Games. The weekend saw a new crop of outfits and one emote launched, providing fans with another chance at grabbing the most recent Fortnite cosmetics. Battle Royale players can grab two new skins by purchasing them from the […]

The 7 Travel Rewards Credit Cards to Sign Up for in August

The 7 Travel Rewards Credit Cards to Sign Up for in August Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]