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...
Download InfoWorld’s ultimate R data.table cheat sheet
If you saw our Ultimate R data.table Cheat Sheet , you might want a copy of your own. And in fact you can download an HTML file with the full interactive table — complete with tasks, task category, data.table code, and Tidyverse alternatives, all searchable. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story)
Investors back Pacific Consolidated Holdings to merge leading LA-based liquor and weed delivery companies
There’s a new company that’s sitting on top of some of the fastest growing consumer-facing businesses in the world — liquor and marijuana delivery — and its name is Pacific Consolidated Holdings Group. The investment firms and executive teams behind the Los Angeles-based delivery liquor delivery company, Saucey, along with Inception Companies, the backer of […]
Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs to defend key law before U.S. Senate panel
The chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google will defend a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday, a topic that has split U.S. lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.
The Best Pizza Ovens to Make the Perfect Slice
In times of trouble, our nation turns to carbs. We picked our favorite portable ovens for backyards, countertops, or camping.
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.
AMD Smashes Revenue Records as Zen 3, Xbox Series X, PS5 Ramp Up
AMD's Q3 2020 results are in, and the results are excellent for the company, in every particular. The post AMD Smashes Revenue Records as Zen 3, Xbox Series X, PS5 Ramp Up 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
Goldman Sachs to invest $500 million in data center development platform
The data center industry continues to grow. Amazon, Google, Equinix, Digital Reality Trust, and numerous other providers can't build their data centers fast enough, spurring investments in startups and a hefty amount of M&A activity. The sector was hot before the COVID-19 pandemic, and the crisis has only increased interest as companies accelerate their migrations to the cloud. Goldman Sachs is the latest to make a big play in the data center market. The firm's Merchant Banking Division is pa...
NHS Covid app does not work for phones set to French and Spanish
Users with devices in unsupported languages, also including Portuguese and Italian, just see a blank screen Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app does not work for hundreds of thousands of people in England and Wales whose phones are set to unsupported languages, including French, Spanish and Portuguese. As well as English and Welsh, ...
Owl rescued from Silverado Fire by Orange County firefighters
Orange County firefighters have rescued a barn owl from California’s Silverado Fire, a heartwarming video shows.
Facebook takes down Trump campaign 'vote today' ad, claims it lacked 'additional context or clarity'
CNN report accuses conservatives of 'discrediting' Big Tech, ignores Twitter suppression of New York Post
Microsoft Teams Passes 115 Million Daily Active Users
An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Microsoft Teams is continuing to ride the remote work and learning wave kicked off by the coronavirus pandemic. During Microsoft's Q1 2021 earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella shared that Microsoft Teams has passed 115 million daily active users. That's up 53% from the 75 million daily active users in April. Some 15 months ago, Microsoft Teams had just 13 million daily active users. "Teams now has more than 115 million daily active users," Nad...
Daycares In Finland Built a 'Forest Floor,' and It Changed Children's Immune Systems
omfglearntoplay shares a report from ScienceAlert: Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to a small new experiment. When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very...
Order Xbox Series X and you get this – What’s in the box?
This is the Xbox Series X, a gaming console released in late 2020 by Microsoft. It’d been 7 years since the release of the console called Xbox One, and high time we saw a relatively massive change in the design of the hardware. We’ll be looking at the software, the games, and the overall experience in our full review, soon. … Continue reading
11 cheap or free ways to make your old PC run faster
Teach an old dog new tricks Image by Intel Free Press There’s a reason that unboxing videos and the phrase “new car smell” are firmly ensconced in the public groupmind. New stuff is exciting! New stuff is (theoretically) better! New stuff is just plain cool . To read this article in full, please click here
Peace by Hampton A19 LED Wi-Fi smart bulbs review: Powerful automation tools, but you can’t buy just one
Wyze Cam v3 review: Wyze adds color night vision and IP65-level protection to its $20 security camera
Leviton Decora Smart Zigbee dimmer (model DG6HD) review: An in-wall switch with an understated design
Days before the election, the Senate will take time to grill Big Tech CEOs — again
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and Google’s Sundar Pichai will likely get yelled at about Section 230.
CIOs Brace for 2021: A Bumpy Ride With Lots of Opportunity
How can CIOs help their organizations compete in 2021? Here's a look at the challenges ahead and the traits you need to succeed during what will be a bumpy year that is filled with opportunity.
SpaceX starts rolling out Starlink internet, hoping it'll fund Mars flights
SpaceX is starting public beta testing of its Starlink broadband internet service. The price: $99 a month, plus $499 of hardware.
Corning swings to profit in 3Q20
Corning has reported US$3 billion in third-quarter 2020 sales, rising 17% sequentially and 2% annually, with net income coming to US$427 million, compared to loss of US$71 million for the previous quarter.
Japan PM says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says his government is working on the final details of a plan to release massive amounts of radioactive water being stored at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, a decision that has been delayed by protests
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 .