Facebook Steps Into Cloud Gaming -- and Another Feud With Apple
Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built, but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. From a report: Facebook is not building a console gaming competitor to compete with Stadia or xCloud; instead, the focus is wholly on mobile games. Why cloud stream mobile games that your device is already capable of running locally? Facebook is aiming to get users into games...
Wyze Cam v3 arrives with weather-resistant design for outdoor use
Smart home company Wyze has released the third version of its cube-shaped Wyze Cam, keeping the same $20 price tag but adding some notable features to the mix, including a weather-resistant design that makes it suitable for outdoor use. The camera competes with some of the latest and greatest on the market, promising advanced features that make this a notable … Continue reading
Daily Crunch: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls
Zoom adds a much-requested feature (but with a catch), TikTok partners with Shopify and Jack Dorsey lays out his argument for tomorrow’s Senate hearing. This is your Daily Crunch for October 27, 2020. The big story: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls Zoom was criticized earlier this year for saying it would only offer […]
Google’s EU Android choice screen isn’t working say search rivals, calling for a joint process to devise a fair remedy
Microsoft cloud business gathers steam as pandemic boosts growth
Microsoft Corp's cloud computing business slightly re-accelerated and its Teams messaging and collaboration software won new users, as a pandemic-driven shift to working from home and online learning drove quarterly results ahead of investor targets.
The GOP Makes an Unlikely Closing Pitch: Amend Section 230
Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey will testify Wednesday on a niche internet law less than a week before Election Day. How did we get here?
The $35B AMD-Xilinx Acquisition: 7 Big Things To Know
The most important things to know about AMD’s $35 billion acquisition of Xilinx and what it could mean for the data center and telecom markets, among other things.
ET Deals: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 for $169, $50 Off Apple AirPods Pro
Today you can get Samsung's well-rounded Galaxy Tab A7 for just $169. There's also a $50 discount on Apple's AirPods Pro, both of which would make excellent gifts this year for Christmas. The post ET Deals: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 for $169, $50 Off Apple AirPods Pro appeared first on ExtremeTech .
ET Deals: Dell UltraSharp U3219Q 32-Inch 4K USB-C Monitor for $710, Sony X750H 65-Inch 4K TV for $599
BrandPost: Smooth Sailing with Silver Peak SD-WAN at SolarWinds
When Michael Bishop, senior network engineer with SolarWinds, was tasked with upgrading the IT Management company’s global network, the goals included improving network management and visibility while lowering the costs of its legacy MPLS infrastructure. Bishop says the company accomplished all of that and more by deploying the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect™ software-defined wide-area networking ( SD-WAN ) edge platform. To read this article in full, please click here
Huawei: US asked for Meng Wanzhou's devices to be secured at arrest, court hears
Canadian police officer tells extradition hearing Washington asked for phone and laptop to be put in ‘Faraday bag’ to prevent data being ‘erased remotely’ A Canadian police officer has testified about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone and laptop be secured so that it could not be “erased remotely.” Royal Canadian mounted police constable Winston Yep – the first witness to testify in the extra...
Army fires tank-killing robots armed with Javelin missiles
The U.S. Army will soon operate robots able to destroy enemy armored vehicles with anti-tank missiles, surveil warzones under heavy enemy fire and beam back identified targeting details in seconds due to rapid progress with several new armed robot programs.
RIAA's YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub's CEO
An RIAA takedown request, which removed the YouTube-DL repository from GitHub, has ticked off developers and GitHub's CEO. Numerous people responded by copying and republishing the contested code, including in some quite clever ways. Meanwhile, GitHub's CEO is "annoyed" as well, offering help to get the repo reinstated. TorrentFreak reports: Soon after the RIAA notice took YouTube-DL offline many developers spoke out in protest. They believe that the music industry group went too far and star...
T-Mobile Unveils 'TVision' Skinny Pay-TV Bundles Starting at $10 per Month in New Play for Cord-Cutters
Next.js 10 adds image optimization, user analytics
Next.js 10, the latest version of Vercel’s React-based web framework, adds features including user analytics, automatic image optimization, e-commerce capabilities, and internationalized routing. Four-year-old Next.js offers capabilities such as hybrid static and server rendering, smart bundling, TypeScript support, and route pre-fetching. Next.js 10, unveiled October 27, features the following new capabilities: Automatic image optimization, providing a replacement for slow legacy HTML and br...
Wyze Cam v3 review: Wyze adds color night vision and IP65-level protection to its $20 security camera
A wider viewing angle, simultaneous two-way talk, and outdoor weatherproofing are among the other new features.
Leviton Decora Smart Zigbee dimmer (model DG6HD) review: An in-wall switch with an understated design
Trump’s misleading tweet about changing your vote, briefly explained
On Tuesday, the president yet again spread misleading information about voting on Twitter and Facebook.
Augmented Analytics Evolves to Make AI, BI Easier in 2021
Augmented analytics has helped enterprises accelerate BI, analytics, and AI programs. Here's how it will advance for 2021.
Column: Canceling subscriptions shouldn't be like running an obstacle course
Some companies seem to make it deliberately difficult to cancel subscriptions or contracts in hopes of pocketing more fees.
Highlights of the day: Record notebook shipments in 3Q20
The mature notebook market has seen robust demand thanks to stay-at-home needs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Third-quarter 2020 notebook shipments hit a record high, driven by better-than-expected education procurement orders catering to back-to-school demand, according to Digitimes Research. The server sector is another beneficiary of pandemic-triggered demand this year. Microsoft h...
Europe to send modules, astronauts to NASA moon station
The European Space Agency says it has agreed to provide several modules for NASA’s planned outpost around the moon
The Year in Misinformation, So Far
Dubious stories about George Soros, Ukraine and vote-by-mail have spread widely on social media this year, and we may just be warming up.
Season 2 of The Mandalorian: 10 Things We Want to See
We’ve seen little flashes of action from the second season of The Mandalorian, which hits Disney+ on Oct. 30, but this is our official wish list.
47 WordPress Statistics We Bet You Didn’t Know in 2020
WordPress is used by over 38% of all websites on the internet with over 80% of users enjoying version 5 of the CMS. On its own, that’s a pretty impressive statistic right? Since 2003 when it was first born, WordPress has come a hell of a long way. What once started as a basic blogging […] The post 47 WordPress Statistics We Bet You Didn’t Know in 2020 first appeared on Phire Base .