Wednesday February 26-th, 2020

Amazon files lawsuit against Microsoft over Pentagon contract Amazon files lawsuit against Microsoft over Pentagon contract

The Pentagon has yet to comment on Amazon's statement from Wednesday. Aside from being the cloud market leader, AWS was also considered the front-runner because it had built cloud services for the Central Intelligence Agency prior to Trump's ...

New end date for Fortnite Chapter 2, season one leaked New end date for Fortnite Chapter 2, season one leaked

This makes Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 the longest Fortnite season by a wide margin, now in its 100th day compared to the usual ten week average of each previous season. In response to a post on the Birds of Prey Twitter account, the developers...

Steam's Lunar New Year Sale has begun Steam's Lunar New Year Sale has begun

Steam sales usually run for a couple of weeks, but this time around the Lunar New Year sale will only be running for four days. Now, that sale has arrived, and it has slashed prices on a variety of different games. Each $1 Dollars you spend in the s...

Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Orlando, too Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Orlando, too

Epic Universe is now set to open sometime in 2023. Though it has been almost four years since Universal originally announced that Super Nintendo World would be coming to Universal Orlando Resort, there haven't been many updates on the status of ...

Tinder rolls out photo verification service to curb catfishing Tinder rolls out photo verification service to curb catfishing

Tinder is owned by Match.com, the dating company that owns several dating services. The new services will go live across all of Match's products and services in the United States, starting with Tinder from January 28. In addition to the panic butto...

Apex Legends Season 4 kicks off February 4 with brawler hero Forge Apex Legends Season 4 kicks off February 4 with brawler hero Forge

He's meant to act as a brawler who gets up close and personal. As we previously reported , Forge is a five-time Hyper Fighting Federation champion, so consider him the Connor McGregor of the arena (jury's out on whether he's as irritating, wait un...

Modern Warfare Spec Ops Pack Download Loop Fix Modern Warfare Spec Ops Pack Download Loop Fix

But that's exactly what some players were shown last night, as the latest patch introduced more than Infinity Ward bargained for. Shipment also received bug fixes such as out of bounds kills and setting Care Packages on spawn points, causing player...

Office 365 business installations are auto-switching Chrome search to Bing Office 365 business installations are auto-switching Chrome search to Bing

Recently, Microsoft added several new capabilities to Microsoft Search in Bing . The notice of the switch arrived as a January 21 Microsoft 365 Roadmap item describing a coming " extension for Microsoft Search in Bing ", which Office...

Activision Blizzard announce multi-year YouTube streaming partnership with Google Activision Blizzard announce multi-year YouTube streaming partnership with Google

Overwatch League has performed well enough to inspire this year's new debut of the Call of Duty League . The deal follows a two-year, $90 million deal Activision Blizzard signed with Amazon's Twitch in January 2018 to make Twitch the official ...

Xiaomi’s cheapest smartphone, Redmi Go, gets a price cut Xiaomi’s cheapest smartphone, Redmi Go, gets a price cut

It runs on stock Android Pie as part of the Android One program and packs a 4,030mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. The Redmi K20 is now available for Rs. Apart from this, 903 scores have been obtained in single core and 3,362 in multi...

Nearby Sharing, Google's challenger for Apple AirDrop, seen in action Nearby Sharing, Google's challenger for Apple AirDrop, seen in action

The files transferred are stored in a /DCIM/Nearby Sharing folder and were easily accessible with the file transfer occurring relatively quickly due to the Wi-Fi direct connection between the two devices. Samsung's version will reportedly launch wi...

Apple to Release iPad Keyboard With Scissor Design in 2020 Apple to Release iPad Keyboard With Scissor Design in 2020

Ming-Chi Kuo previously announced that Apple will update each MacBook in 2020 with the new keyboard with scissor switches. In other words, iPads will receive a detachable keyboard as seen before in the past, unlike a built in one that is found in...

Disneyland closes in Shanghai to try and stop Coronavirus spread Disneyland closes in Shanghai to try and stop Coronavirus spread

While none of the United Kingdom cases has been confirmed as the virus so far, two of those being tested in Scotland had been diagnosed with influenza after travelling to Wuhan. In Wuhan, a handful of people got off a high-speed train that pulled int...

GDC survey reports that 54% of developers think game workers should unionise GDC survey reports that 54% of developers think game workers should unionise

This doesn't account for games that might be added to PS Plus, PS Now, Xbox Game Pass or other services a later point in their life. The results (as chronicled by Gamesindustry.Biz ) show some interesting figures, with the key metric being that 11...

One Step Closer: Valve Offers All 'Half-Life' Titles For Free One Step Closer: Valve Offers All 'Half-Life' Titles For Free

It seems that the notification was sent too soon , but that does not explain why the bundle has a different name. There isn't anything on Steam , at the moment, called the Half-Life Collection. "We really wanted to focus on simultaneous two-hand...

Clearview AI sued for facial recognition privacy issues Clearview AI sued for facial recognition privacy issues

The NYPD tried a complimentary, 90-day version of Clearview AI in April and decided against using the app, due to possible security risks and potential for abuse, sources said. "Using Clearview, law enforcement is able to catch the most risky crimi...

Samsung Galaxy S20 may launch with a similar feature to iPhone's AirDrop Samsung Galaxy S20 may launch with a similar feature to iPhone's AirDrop

Samsung calls this color of the Galaxy S20 Plus Cosmic Gray. This would be remarkable if true, but could also mean a phone less prone to scratches and creasing than the Galaxy Fold . The phone will have 4G but not 5G - again, to keep costs under con...

Google backtracks on design that made ads look like organic results Google backtracks on design that made ads look like organic results

Paid and organic results are now presented in an nearly identical format except for a tiny icon to the top right of each link. "The design has been well received by users on mobile screens, as it helps people more quickly see where information is c...

EA's mobile Tetris games are closing to make way for Tetris Royale EA's mobile Tetris games are closing to make way for Tetris Royale

They are now still available on the App Store in the United Kingdom at the time of publication. As you might recall, in 2019, a company named N3twork signed a multi-year contract with The Tetris Company to " exclusively develop and publish n...

Epic details expanded efforts to stop cheating in Fortnite Epic details expanded efforts to stop cheating in Fortnite

According to the most recent report, an emote dance faceoff will happen soon in the Battle Royale game , and many popular streamers have taken part in it, so fans are looking forward to seeing how the competition unfolds. It's a way to signal a t...

Poco F2 launch date & price in India, other device specifications revealed Poco F2 launch date & price in India, other device specifications revealed

Moving on, he confirmed that the support for the existing Poco F1 users would still continue to exist, and Poco would seek support from the Xiaomi service centers (for the time being, at least) and the existing Poco community would continue w...

Sonos Backpedals, Says 'All Products Will Work Past May' Sonos Backpedals, Says 'All Products Will Work Past May'

He continued: 'Rest assured that come May, when we end new software updates for our legacy products, they will continue to work as they do today. He claims that they will not be bricked or forced into planned obsolescence. Sonos said that customers ...

Google CEO eyes major opportunity in healthcare, says will protect privacy Google CEO eyes major opportunity in healthcare, says will protect privacy

Also asked about Google's future plans, he said that Alphabet has the flexibility to have different structures to allow it to take a long-term view. "Alphabet permits us to pursue a couple of of the quite loads of areas with perchance diverse const...

Apple hits out at EU's proposed ban on Lightning connection Apple hits out at EU's proposed ban on Lightning connection

If the plan is approved then Apple would be forced to ditch its Lightning port. As reported by Cult of Mac, Apple has said that adoption of standardized connector would stifle innovation. This isn't the EU's first run at the problem: in 2009, phone...

Google I/O 2020 dates announced, Pixel 4a expected Google I/O 2020 dates announced, Pixel 4a expected

All developer conferences tend to focus on developer tools - the word "developer" is right there in the description, after all - but Google threw us a curve ball a year ago by showing off several consumer hardware devices. With consumers also becomin...

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