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Cyberpunk 2077 will hit GeForce Now the day it's released Cyberpunk 2077 will hit GeForce Now the day it's released
- February 25, 2020

It's the same problem that caused Activision Blizzard to pull its games from the service just one week after GeForce Now left its beta period. Activision also reportedly had objections to how GeForce NOW allows gamers to play games which they own on other platforms, such as Steam, through the service. (more...)
WhatsApp's Dark Mode for iPhone Inches Closer to Release, Requires iOS 13 WhatsApp's Dark Mode for iPhone Inches Closer to Release, Requires iOS 13
- February 25, 2020

WhatsApp has received a new beta update for its iPhone client that makes the Dark Mode feature widely available to users. Some of these changes have already made their way to WhatsApp's beta build for Android. The exact availability or release of this stable version is now not known, however, since the dark mode is widely/publicly available on the beta version, we could expect the official rollout sooner or later this year. (more...)
Apple CEO Tim Cook stalked by an Indian-origin man Apple CEO Tim Cook stalked by an Indian-origin man
- February 22, 2020

In one incident described in court documents first spotted by Dave Gershgorn at OneZero, Rakesh "Rocky" Sharma allegedly snuck past a closed gate at Cook's home in Palo Alto, Calif., after dark on December 4 in an attempt to deliver "flowers and a bottle of champagne". (more...)
Bloomberg Authorizes The Release Of Women From NDAs Bloomberg Authorizes The Release Of Women From NDAs
- February 22, 2020

The New York Times , quoting anonymous sources, reported that Trump lashed out not at the purported Russian interference but at Maguire for allowing his staff to brief lawmakers - particularly Adam Schiff, the House intelligence chief who also led the impeachment drive. (more...)
Microsoft rolls out colorful new Windows 10 icons Microsoft rolls out colorful new Windows 10 icons
- February 22, 2020

Microsoft has been hard at work to create modernised icons for its fleet of apps over the last few months. "Leveraging the Fluent Design System, we launched depth and colour to our iconography", explains Koehn. "Redesigning these icons alerts our dedication to the evolution of the Home windows OS, honoring its legacy whereas redefining the archetype during which it lives". (more...)
Microsoft Wins JEDI Defense Cloud Contract Microsoft Wins JEDI Defense Cloud Contract
- February 22, 2020

The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure, or Jedi , is aimed at making the United States defence department more technologically agile. While the size of the project evoked interest from the technology giants in the United States - with Oracle, IBM and Google also joining Microsoft and Amazon in the bidding process spanning almost two years - employees of some of these organisations raised objections to helping defence forces become more lethal. (more...)
European Union outlines plans to develop data economy, AI regulation European Union outlines plans to develop data economy, AI regulation
- February 21, 2020

The Commission would seek legislative solutions to provide incentives for horizontal data sharing across sectors, in particular "addressing issues related to usage rights for co-generated data (such as IoT data in industrial settings), typically laid down in private contracts". (more...)
Mystery 'Find My Mobile' notification baffles Samsung Galaxy users Mystery 'Find My Mobile' notification baffles Samsung Galaxy users
- February 21, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: Create anywhere on the sleek, powerful Samsung Galaxy S20 5G with an expansive 6.2-inch Infinity-O display and radical new 30x Space Zoom. Quantities are limited, so save the date if you want one! Get up to $300 off the Galaxy S20 Plus when you upgrade to an existing lineAT&T is offering up to $300 off the Galaxy S20 Plus when you purchase the phone on a qualifying installment plan and trade-in an eligible phone. (more...)
Campaign Flailing, Elizabeth Warren Changes Her Mind On Super PACs Campaign Flailing, Elizabeth Warren Changes Her Mind On Super PACs
- February 21, 2020

After the Minnesota senator defended her "momentary forgetfulness" when she failed to name the president of Mexico in a recent Telemundo interview, Buttigieg leaped in, surely thinking of the criticism he's taken from Klobuchar in recent debates. (more...)
Weird bio-ships abound in No Man's Sky's latest update Weird bio-ships abound in No Man's Sky's latest update
- February 21, 2020

No Man's Sky has a hefty new chunk of content on the way. According to a release from Hello Games, Living Ship introduces, well, living ships . These handsome, organic, slightly psychedelic ships are uniquely grown (and, as with everything in the No Man's Sky universe, procedurally-generated).They can't be upgraded in the same way as a traditional ship: each one is individually hatched, with a unique set of internal organs that determines its abilities. (more...)
Photoshop just turned 30. So what's coming in the next three decades? Photoshop just turned 30. So what's coming in the next three decades?
- February 21, 2020

Photoshop for iPad also gets some big additions. In celebration of the app's birthday, Adobe is releasing new features and making improvements that will please current and future users - on the desktop and on the iPad. The iPad version has actually been discussed since 2018 but we didn't see a fully working version of the software until 2019 when a roadmap of what tools we can expect to see added and when was also released. (more...)
Celebs Rally Around 9-Year-Old Bullying Victim with Dwarfism Celebs Rally Around 9-Year-Old Bullying Victim with Dwarfism
- February 21, 2020

Quaden's mother, Yarraka , described the bullying he received as an Aboriginal boy with a disability as a "double-edged sword". Quaden was diagnosed with achondroplasia - a common form of dwarfism - and in the devastating video the nine-year-old asks his mother: "Give me a knife - I want to kill myself". (more...)
Tesla Tricked Into Autonomously Exceeding Speed Limit 02/20/2020 Tesla Tricked Into Autonomously Exceeding Speed Limit 02/20/2020
- February 21, 2020

McAfee stressed that the experiment was not to discredit Tesla or its partner Mobileye that developed the camera used for the image recognition software. " Autonomous vehicle technology will not rely on sensing alone, but will also be supported by various other technologies and data, such as crowdsourced mapping, to ensure the reliability of the information received from the camera sensor and offer more robust redundancies and safety ". (more...)
Apple considers letting iPhone users change their default apps
- February 21, 2020

Bloomberg reports that Apple is now deciding whether or not it should allow iOS users to set third-party web browser and email apps as their default options, overriding Safari and the Mail app whenever they click a link to open a website or send an email. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem
- February 21, 2020

World's famous chip manufacturer, Qualcomm , has just announced the Snapdragon X60 , a next-generation 5G modem that could have faster network speeds. Samsung Electronics will produce Qualcomm's X60 modem chip for smartphones to connect with 5G wireless data network. The semiconductor manufacturing division of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd won a contract to manufacture new 5G Qualcomm Inc chips using its most advanced chip manufacturing technology, two sources familiar with the ... (more...)
Personal info of 10.6M MGM hotel guests published on hacking forum Personal info of 10.6M MGM hotel guests published on hacking forum
- February 21, 2020

ZDNet said the data dump contains affected guests' full names, home addresses, phone numbers, emails and dates of birth. The details in the leaked files included information on celebrities, chief executives of technology companies, reporters and government officials, the report added, citing confirmation from some of those affected. (more...)
Ring doorbell makes two-factor verification mandatory Ring doorbell makes two-factor verification mandatory
- February 21, 2020

This change comes after attackers terrified homeowners after taunting them or speaking to their children over their Ring devices' speakers following a series of hacks targeting Ring cameras . According to Ring , the opt-out choice will probably be positioned within the Control Center , the machine's privateness and security dashboard. "You can now opt out of sharing your information with third-party service providers for the objective of receiving personalized ads", she added. (more...)
Apple’s Spielberg-produced Superb Tales reboot will get a whiz-bang trailer Apple’s Spielberg-produced Superb Tales reboot will get a whiz-bang trailer
- February 21, 2020

Helmers within the sequence embrace Michael Dinner , Todd Holland, Susanna Fogel , Chris Lengthy and Sylvain White . The brand new trailer advertises "5 distinctive tales", and seems to present glimpses of all of them, together with one the place a grandpa realizes he has superhero powers. (more...)
Larry Tesler, the Apple Computer Scientist Behind 'Cut, Copy, Paste' Passes Away Larry Tesler, the Apple Computer Scientist Behind 'Cut, Copy, Paste' Passes Away
- February 20, 2020

Larry was a graduate of Stanford University who specialised in human-computer interaction. The cause of his death is yet to be known. According to Gizmodo , he was born in 1945 in NY and studied computer science at Stanford. The idea for the cut and paste command reportedly came from old-style editing that literally entailed cutting portions of printed text and gluing it elsewhere. (more...)
Sony Mobile website discontinued after years of tumbling Xperia sales
- February 20, 2020

To begin with, the Xperia L4 features Sony's typical taller 6.2-inches HD+ LCD display (that appears to have a dewdrop notch as well), which happens to be a 21:9 display, which Sony explains, that it would allow you to see more with less scrolling. (more...)

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