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EA Games Reveals EA Play Live Digital Event Coming In June EA Games Reveals EA Play Live Digital Event Coming In June
- May 05, 2020

Earlier this week we were introduced to Summer Game Fest 2020 that takes a very similar approach to gaming events. EA did not hint at what fans can expect other than "world premieres, news and more". Instead, the company is going to host a digital version of the event on June 11 at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. EA and Respawn Entertainment also hadn't released Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order yet. (more...)
Google Launches 2nd-Gen ‘Pixel Buds’ For $179 Google Launches 2nd-Gen ‘Pixel Buds’ For $179
- May 05, 2020

The last thing we heard about the new Google Pixel 4a is that the handset should be launching soon , now it would appear that we have a possible release date for the device. The battery can be charged either through the USB-C port or with no cable via Qi charging technology. While we've assumed that Google planned on introducing the phone during its (now canceled) I/O conference in May, we've got some more evidence that it's indeed launching next month: German Caschys Blog got to see ... (more...)
Liberty in talks over O2 merger plan
- May 05, 2020

O2 is Telefonica's mobile operator here in the United Kingdom, while Liberty Global brings a juicy slice of the ITV pie to the table with its 10 per cent stake in ITV; the company is the majority stakeholder and as such, holds a significant amount of sway when it comes to decisions regarding any potential deals in the future. (more...)
‘Murder hornets’ sighted on Pacific coast of U.S. ‘Murder hornets’ sighted on Pacific coast of U.S.
- May 05, 2020

Typically, this hornet is found throughout all of Asia in forests and low mountains-spanning from India to Japan-and officials say it's unclear how the species made its way to North America. With their sharp, spiked mandibles, the hornets decapitate honeybees, using the bodies to feed their young. Japanese honeybees fight back by effectively cooking the hornets. (more...)
Top Amazon engineer resigns over whistleblower firings Top Amazon engineer resigns over whistleblower firings
- May 05, 2020

Vice-president and top engineer at Amazon Web Services Tim Bray has resigned in protest over the firings of workers, mainly from minorities, who complained over conditions at the company's warehouses during the Covid-19 pandemic. "Stories surfaced of unrest in Amazon warehouses, workers raising alarms about being uninformed, unprotected, and frightened", while "official statements claimed every possible safety precaution was being taken", Bray wrote in a blog post. (more...)
AWS engineer Tim Bray resigns from Amazon following worker firings AWS engineer Tim Bray resigns from Amazon following worker firings
- May 05, 2020

But on a sad note, Bray also expressed his dismay for the firing of whistleblowers who were "making noise" about warehouse employees frightened by COVID-19. While Amazon gave other reasons for their termination, Bray said "it was clear to any reasonable observer that [Cunningham and Costa] were turfed for whistleblowing". (more...)
Geoff Keighley Announces Summer Game Fest, Four Months Of News And Events Geoff Keighley Announces Summer Game Fest, Four Months Of News And Events
- May 05, 2020

With that being said, as we get closer to the release of Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Sony's PS 5 console, more games are being released, and some halted to be unveiled in the same timeframe as the release of the console. It really bummed me out to see everything fracture. It's certainly shaping up to be a cool event, but it's not a money-making venture, so to speak. (more...)
South Africa's Covid-19 cases surge to 7220, with 7 more deaths South Africa's Covid-19 cases surge to 7220, with 7 more deaths
- May 04, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO ) says the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the WHO African Region has increased to over 44,000. Those who reportedly died were from Gauteng , the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. More than 1 075 962 people have recovered from the virus since the first cases were recorded in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. And as the country entered into the level 4 lockdown, the cases have not slowed, with 1573 cases and 35 deaths recorded in ... (more...)
Warzone will connect the different Call of Duty series Warzone will connect the different Call of Duty series
- May 04, 2020

At the moment, Warzone is very much a Modern Warfare spin-off, drawing everything from its operators to its aesthetic from the reboot. Apparently, it won't be affected at all, and what's more, Infinity Ward thinks it will be the "line" that connects the different Call of Duty sub-franchises together, which is a very bold claim. (more...)
Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Will Have Project xCloud Support Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Will Have Project xCloud Support
- May 04, 2020

Although rumors regarding the limited availability of PlayStation 5 have already started spreading on the internet, there has been no leak regarding the upcoming launch of the Xbox Series X. At the moment, only a few of the upcoming titles for the next-gen consoles have been revealed. "Game production is a large-scale entertainment activity now; you have hundreds of people coming together, building assets, working through creative". (more...)
The Last of Us Part II Leaker Found by Sony The Last of Us Part II Leaker Found by Sony
- May 04, 2020

Sony recently spoke to the Last Of Us 2 two gameplay footage leaks , claiming the source was known, however not a part of Sony Interactive or Naughty Dog's employees per the corporate, the person behind for the leak that spoiled a lot of of the story in Last people two had been known. (more...)
Don’t expect to see Windows 10X dual-screen devices this year Don’t expect to see Windows 10X dual-screen devices this year
- May 04, 2020

Based on his phrasing, that essentially means that Microsoft is delaying the Surface Neo , which was originally scheduled to ship in 2020. And there is no smaller audience than that for dual-screen devices. While we still don't know if we should expect another Service Pack-like update for Windows 10 20H2, Panay said today that "in this holiday and the next, we are going to accelerate innovation in Windows 10 to ensure that Windows devices are the best way to work, learn and play". (more...)
The CDC's guidance on contact tracing apps align with Apple and Google The CDC's guidance on contact tracing apps align with Apple and Google
- May 04, 2020

Whereas the apps are built to be used by individuals, case management software is created to be used by the health agencies themselves. That decision will require public health authorities who want to use Global Positioning System location data to rely on unstable workarounds to detect encounters using Bluetooth sensors. (more...)
Google Pixel 4A Geekbench listing spotted Google Pixel 4A Geekbench listing spotted
- May 04, 2020

Google was supposed to release its budget Pixel 4a smartphone at the I/O event but the event was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic . The rumored Google Pixel 4a is nearly here, as it's expected to be unveiled on May 22, but ahead of that we now have a better idea of its power. (more...)
Apple's 2020 MacBook Pro is bigger, better in every way Apple's 2020 MacBook Pro is bigger, better in every way
- May 04, 2020

This is something that Apple has previously done on last year's 16-inch MacBook Pro and the newly released 2020 MacBook Air . The best reason to buy the new MacBook Pro is for its new Magic keyboard. Regarding the battery, Apple says users can expect similar performance compared to the models that the new laptops replace. Apple rates the MacBook Pro 2020 with 10 hours of wireless web surfing and up to 10 hours of Apple TV app movie playback. (more...)
Xiaomi has been accused of collecting millions of people's browser data, Xiaomi has been accused of collecting millions of people's browser data,
- May 04, 2020

However, through a blog post on the official Xiaomi blog, the company has offered a detailed explanation about the methods, processing techniques, and usage of the data that flows into the servers that Xiaomi has full access to. Earlier this week, an investigative report by Forbes quoted independent cyber security researcher Gabi Cirlig as claiming that the Mi Browser has a very frivolous level of data encryption, and collects way too much identifiable information, even in incognito ... (more...)
'Murder Hornets' Have Made Their Way To The United States 'Murder Hornets' Have Made Their Way To The United States
- May 04, 2020

In a New York Times story that made the term " murder hornets " trend on Twitter on Saturday, Conrad Bérubé, a beekeeper and entomologist in Nanaimo, Canada, described being stung by an Asian giant hornet as "like having red-hot thumbtacks being driven into my flesh". (more...)
Google Meet Would Be Accessible For Free To Anyone Google Meet Would Be Accessible For Free To Anyone
- May 04, 2020

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said in its earnings call Tuesday that Meet recently "surpassed a significant milestone" and is adding 3 million new users every day. Enterprises can get in touch with our sales team to learn more. The rollout is going to be slow, and that means you need to begin visiting a tab within Gmail if you are a G Suite that is paying, it is already there. (more...)
OnePlus Z 5G tipped to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor
- May 04, 2020

Design and display How will the OnePlus Z look like? What are your thoughts on the upcoming OnePlus Z smartphone? It still latches onto 5G networks and retains many high-end technologies normally limited to the $1,000 price point. For instance, 5G connectivity in SD765G is better than any flagship processors from Qualcomm right now. OnePlus is widely expected to take the wraps off an affordable smartphone likely dubbed OnePlus Z , which was previously speculated to be the OnePlus 8 ... (more...)
Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 Pro drop test Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 Pro drop test
- May 04, 2020

Apple did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. She said it was reassuring for Apple to see that wearables and services were still flying off the shelves, possibly bolstered by the new working from home cultures, and increased health awareness, and that prior to the outbreak the latest handsets were a hit. (more...)

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