• StarCraft II turns 10 this year, and Blizzard is celebrating with an anniversary update for the game
    Image: Blizzard StarCraft II has been out for almost a decade now. To commemorate the game’s tenth anniversary, Blizzard is publicly testing an anniversary update, introducing new campaign achievements for every mission in StarCraft II’s base game and its three expansions, in addition to changes that empower players to ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Intel’s next-gen 7nm chips are delayed until at least 2022
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Intel finally got its 10nm chips on the market after years of delays, but now the company has announced that it’s encountered issues with its upcoming 7nm process that will result in delays for the next generation of chips, too. As Intel’s ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • New Mutants is still inexplicably scheduled for a theatrical release, but here’s the film’s opening scene
    The New Mutants is apparently still on track to hit theaters on August 28th, even as Tenet and Mulan face indefinite delays. Details on the film’s theatrical plans come from The New Mutants’ panel at ComicCon@Home, the digital version of the annual San Diego festival, where the cast gathered ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Feds ban drones over Portland government buildings
    The Department of Homeland Security says US authorities have banned drones from flying near federal buildings in Portland because they believe drones are surveilling federal officers at protests there, Reuters reports. The order comes a few weeks after federal agencies were discovered using surveillance drones themselves, over peaceful protests ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Even Android 11 is cake
    Illustration by William Joel / The Verge In 2020, everything is cake — including Android 11. Android VP of engineering Dave Burke revealed the internal codename “Red Velvet Cake” in an interview with All About Android, via Droid Life. Google’s alphabetical dessert naming scheme was an Android tradition ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Disney delays Mulan indefinitely, following Christopher Nolan’s Tenet
    Image: Disney In a widely anticipated move, Disney has once again delayed its live-action adaptation of Mulan, this time indefinitely. “Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we release films during this global health crisis, ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Quibi will finally let you screenshot, but it’s a little bit complicated
    Tom Conrad/Twitter One of the biggest complaints Quibi received upon its initial launch was subscribers being unable to screenshot what they were watching and share it with the world. For a mobile-first streaming service, it seemed like a bit of an oversight. Now, Quibi has introduced screenshot capabilities, but ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Google Messages now lets you reply with emoji reactions
    Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is adding a number of new features to its Messages app for Android, including the ability to reply to messages with emoji reactions, something that’s long been available in other messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and iOS’s built-in Messages app. The feature ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Tenet will absolutely not be a streaming-first title, AT&T CEO says
    As film studio executives struggle to determine what movies should be held for a theatrical release and what titles can become streaming exclusives, AT&T CEO John Stankey reaffirmed that Tenet will absolutely go to theaters. Stankey was asked about the growing industry trend of taking certain movies originally ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • One week later, it looks like Microsoft already broke a big promise with Xbox Series X
    Did Microsoft convince you that you wouldn’t need to upgrade to next-gen hardware to play Xbox Series X games? Think again: many of the games that Microsoft showcased at its Xbox Series X showcase today, including Forza, aren’t currently listed as coming to Xbox One. Which suggests either ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Former Facebook engineer says that the company has enshrined failure in its policies
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Facebook engineer said in a farewell video that the company was “failing” to mitigate harm and has “enshrined that failure in our policies,” BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday. Max Wang, a Boston-based former engineer who claimed in the recording obtained by ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Jibo, the social robot that was supposed to die, is getting a second life
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge NTT Disruption is keeping Jibo alive Jibo was supposed to die over a year ago, yet somehow, it’s still alive. The social, lovable robot went viral on Twitter last March when it performed a jaunty dance after telling owners, “The servers ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Tesla sues Rivian over ‘disturbing pattern’ of alleged trade secret theft
    Image: Rivian Tesla says it has discovered a “disturbing pattern” of former employees who took confidential information and trade secrets on their way to new jobs at EV startup Rivian, according to a new lawsuit first reported by Bloomberg. Tesla even claims Rivian is “knowingly encouraging” this behavior, and ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Watch the 18 biggest trailers from the Xbox Series X Games Showcase
    Image: Microsoft Microsoft showed off a lot of games coming to the Xbox Series X, including exclusives and brand-new titles, at its July showcase event. We now have a much better idea of what’s in store for Microsoft’s upcoming console. If you weren’t able to watch the event live, ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Russia just tested satellite-destroying tech in space, US Space Command claims
    Image: The Verge/Alex Castro The Department of Defense believes that Russia may have tested out a new technology in space that could be used to destroy other satellites already in orbit. This particular test didn’t destroy anything, but military officials are worried it could be used to target US ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Control developer Remedy explores military shooters with CrossfireX on Xbox One
    Around five years ago, Remedy Entertainment — the Finnish developer best-known for supernatural thrillers like Alan Wake and Control — decided it wanted to become the kind of studio that worked on multiple projects at once. Meanwhile, many on the team were interested in expanding into first-person shooters and ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Fable is heading to Xbox Series X and PC
    A new Fable game is heading to the Xbox Series X and Windows 10. Playground Games is developing the upcoming title, which will be a “new beginning” for the longtime franchise. Microsoft announced the game today as part of its July showcase. Fable was originally released in 2004 ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Ori, Sea of Thieves, and Gears Tactics are getting Xbox Series X upgrades
    Microsoft isn’t just announcing new games for the upcoming Xbox Series X; the company also announced that several recent Xbox One games will be getting upgraded for the next-gen console with new features and better graphics. Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Sea ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Tetris Effect: Connected is an Xbox-exclusive multiplayer expansion
    Image: Enhance Games The excellent Tetris Effect, a mesmerizing audio-visual spin on the classic puzzle game, is getting a full multiplayer expansion this fall called Tetris Effect: Connected, which is releasing as a timed exclusive on PC (on the Microsoft Store) and Xbox platforms. The original game was a ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Watch the trailer for Avowed, a new fantasy RPG from Outer Worlds studio Obsidian
    Fallout: New Vegas and The Outer Worlds studio Obsidian Entertainment has announced a new fantasy roleplaying game called Avowed for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. Avowed takes place in Eora, the setting of Obsidian’s 2015 game Pillars of Eternity and its 2018 sequel. But it’s swapping Pillars ... read more
    Source: www.theverge.comPublished on 2020-07-23
  • Amazon adds new storage limits for its warehouses ahead of holiday season
    The e-commerce giant wants to avoid clogging up warehouse space with stuff that won't move quickly during the peak selling season. ... read more
    Source: CNETPublished on 2020-07-13
  • Verizon extends discounted internet plans through 2020
    Fios customers who qualify for the US government-backed Lifeline program will receive a $20 discount on their internet bill through the rest of the year. ... read more
    Source: CNETPublished on 2020-07-09
  • I tried these TikTok money-saving tips. Here’s what happened
    There's some useful advice floating around TikTok, but also some shady practices. ... read more
    Source: CNETPublished on 2020-07-09
  • This digital location tech could help emergency crews find you in the wilderness
    Exclusive: Several emergency services in the US and Canada are embracing the What3words service. One tap on a text message lets you tell them exactly where you are. ... read more
    Source: CNETPublished on 2020-07-07
  • PayPal’s CEO: Being anti-racist means being in the fight
    Dan Schulman talks about George Floyd, systemic racism and helping Black-owned businesses. ... read more
    Source: CNETPublished on 2020-07-06
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