E3 will return June 15th, 2021

You won’t be completely out of luck if you’re eager for gaming news in late spring. On top of Microsoft’s online Xbox event, IGN is orchestrating an event this June with numerous major developers and platform creators, including Amazon, Google, 2K Games, Sega and Square Enix. While we wouldn’t count on an abundance of news, […]Read More

Analysis: thousands of people are organizing via private group chats,

New York Times: Analysis: thousands of people are organizing via private group chats, message boards, Twitter, Instagram, more to execute coordinated “Zoombombing” campaigns  —  Zoom, the videoconferencing app, has become a target for harassment and abuse coordinated in private off-platform chats. Source linkRead More

Pay what you want to learn cross-platform app development

Every year — in fact, every day — we move closer to doing everything via mobile apps. That means that there are plenty of job opportunities to develop apps for top companies, but you’ll need to be able to develop for all platforms. If you’re ready to flex your coding fingers and sharpen your skills, […]Read More

Report: Russia delays the implementation of a law banning devices

Andrey Kuzmin / Reuters: Report: Russia delays the implementation of a law banning devices not pre-installed with Russian software, by six months until January 1, 2021  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday pushed back legislation that would require all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in Russia … Source linkRead More

Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR

We’ve asked Apple and NextVR for comment. It’s not certain just what Apple would do with NextVR, which is best known for its virtual reality versions of concerts and sporting events. However, VR might not play much of a role in the claimed deal. NextVR has run into financial difficulties in the past year, missing […]Read More

China's efforts to track COVID-19 cases using personal data has

Financial Times: China’s efforts to track COVID-19 cases using personal data has been messy, partly due to sporadic coordination between different agencies and local governments  —  Efforts to track cases have been haphazard but technology companies face pressure to hand over information Source linkRead More

Amazon reportedly in talks to test warehouse workers for COVID-19

Whether or not Amazon gets its way is another story. While Abbott and Thermo Fisher are willing to work with Amazon, according to the notes, demand from the US government is apparently taking up all their available capacity. Amazon was nonetheless hopeful that other companies would follow in its path if testing went ahead. Amazon […]Read More

Sources: Apple is in the process of acquiring the California-based

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Sources: Apple is in the process of acquiring the California-based VR startup NextVR in a deal valued around $100M  —  It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for augmented reality and a future AR-focused headset.  Apple is practically building the platform for its future headset out in the open with […]Read More

Google Search will highlight government’s COVID-19 announcements

A COVID-19 announcement will show up as a short summary that users can expand to show more details. Here’s what it currently looks like, but take note that the format can change in the future: The tech giant says it can’t show special announcements for non-health and non-government websites yet. However, the feature is actively […]Read More

British 5G towers are being set on fire because of

5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports that at least three 5G towers were set alight last week, and police and fire services were called to extinguish the flames. Rumors and conspiracy theories over a […]Read More