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  • Ubisoft promises sweeping changes after several execs were accused of sexual misconduct
    Freitag 0:32 Jay Peters at The Verge – All Posts
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ubisoft is making a number of internal changes in response to allegations of misconduct against multiple employees, including two executives accused of groping and otherwise sexually assaulting female employees, that surfaced last week. The company has already placed those employees on leave and opened investigations into the abuse — now, Ubisoft is promising to undergo a “structural shift” to make a safer work environment and improve accountability. Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot outlined the changes an email sent to employees on Thursday, which Ubisoft a …
  • Sprint 5G is no more, as T-Mobile focuses on its own network
    Freitag 0:21 Brian Heater at TechCrunch
    A day after formally completing the sale of Boost, Virgin and other Sprint prepaid networks to Dish, T-Mobile is pulling the plug on Sprint 5G. The move is one in a long list of issues that need sorting out in the wake of April’s $26.5 billion merger. And like a number of other moves, it’s […]
  • Twitch appears to ban SayNoToRage after harassment allegations
    Freitag 0:04 Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge – All Posts
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch appears to have banned SayNoToRage, a popular Destiny streamer, after several women said that he harassed them or touched them without consent. Their stories played a large role in kicking off the recent wave of harassment and assault allegations from Twitch streamers and other members of the gaming industry. Twitch said last week that it would take the allegations seriously and issue permanent bans in some cases. SayNoToRage has denied the allegations. The Twitch page for SayNoToRage disappeared Thursday afternoon, suggesting he had been banned. …
  • Uber adds another independent director to its board: Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi
    Freitag 0:03 Connie Loizos at TechCrunch
    Uber has a new, independent board member, shows a new SEC filing: CEO Revathi Advaithi of 51-year-old Flex, which is among the world’s largest electronic manufacturers and competes against Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology. Advaithi, a mechanical engineer who grew up in India with four sisters, was appointed to the top job in February of last year […]
  • Away says co-CEO Steph Korey will step down this year after her attacks on the media
    Donnerstag 23:59 Zoe Schiffer at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Steph Korey, the co-CEO of luggage company Away, will be stepping down from her role within the year, co-founder Jen Rubio and co-CEO Stuart Haselden told staff today, after employees voiced concern over Korey’s recent social media behavior. “Steph’s personal social media activity does not reflect the current priorities of the company,” Rubio and Haselden wrote. “We stand with you, our employees.” The news follows Korey leaving the CEO post last year, and returning as co-CEO in early January. Korey initially stepped down following an investigation by …
  • Google discontinues the Pixel 3a, report says – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:58 Corinne Reichert at CNET News
    The lower-cost phone is reportedly not being restocked.
  • Memes toss first half of 2020 into the blazing dumpster where it belongs – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:52 Gael Fashingbauer Cooper at CNET News
    It’s halftime! Can the next six months be any worse? Wait, don’t answer that.
  • ‘Westworld’ creators are developing a ‘Fallout’ TV series for Amazon
    Donnerstag 23:45 Anthony Ha at TechCrunch
    “Fallout,” the post-apocalyptic video game franchise published by Bethesda Softworks, is being turned into a TV series by Kilter Films, the production company of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The series, which began in 1997, takes place in an alternate future with a retro tone, after a nuclear war has turned most of the world […]
  • Best PS4 gaming headset for 2020 – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:45 David Carnoy at CNET News
    Looking for a new headset for your PlayStation 4? Here are our current top picks, from basic budget models that cost less than $50 to high-end feature-packed powerhouses.
  • Le Creuset's new Everyday Enamelware line will make your summer spread pop – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:30 Amy Schulman at CNET News
    Time to toss out those plastic plates.
  • Facebook, Instagram push masks for COVID-19 – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:18 Abrar Al-Heeti at CNET News
    The platforms will also show other preventive measures to all US users.
  • Hamilton on Disney Plus review: A heartwarming hybrid of play and TV movie – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:15 Patricia Puentes at CNET News
    The film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit isn’t exactly like going to the theater, but it still delivers a theatrical thrill. And at far less the cost.
  • Police roll up crime networks in Europe after infiltrating popular encrypted chat app
    Donnerstag 23:10 Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch
    Hundreds of alleged drug dealers and other criminals are in custody today after police in Europe infiltrated an encrypted chat system reportedly used by thousands to discuss illegal operations. The total failure of this ostensibly secure method of communication will likely have a chilling effect on the shadowy industry of crime-focused tech. “Operation Venetic” was […]
  • Watch a 110-foot-tall NASA meatball logo get a fresh coat of paint – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:08 Amanda Kooser at CNET News
    NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida is getting dressed up with 500 gallons of new paint.
  • Here are the best AirPods deals
    Donnerstag 23:00 Cameron Faulkner at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. They’re compact, easy to pair with your devices, and they offer reliable connectivity, which can sometimes be a problem with truly wireless earphones. So there’s a chance that you might be looking for a deal on them. Surprisingly, they’re no stranger to the occasional price cut — even the more expensive AirPods Pro that offer noise cancellation and better sound than the standard second-generation model is commonly around $20 off its usual price. We’ll run through all three of the current model …
  • Olympus now lets you use some of its mirrorless cameras as webcams
    Donnerstag 22:40 Chaim Gartenberg at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo: Olympus Olympus is becoming the latest camera company to release an app that allows customers to use its mirrorless cameras as high-quality webcams with a new OM-D Webcam Beta app, via PetaPixel. For now, the OM-D Webcam Beta only supports Windows computers and works with five of Olympus’ mirrorless cameras: the OM-D E-M1X, the OM-D E-M1, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, and the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Setting up your camera is easy: simply install the app, connect your camera through its USB-C port, turn it on, and start up the software, after which point your Olympus camera w …
  • Play Hue, a colorful $15 puzzle adventure platform game, for free – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:40 Dave Johnson at CNET News
    This week, Epic’s free game is a fast-paced experience that, like the Wizard of Oz, starts in black and white and transforms into technicolor.
  • Amazon Prime Video launches Windows 10 desktop app
    Donnerstag 22:25 Kim Lyons at The Verge – All Posts
    Amazon Prime Video’s dedicated app for Windows 10 is now live in the Microsoft Store, the company announced Thursday. It allows you to stream videos and download them for offline viewing. While it’s always been possible to stream Prime Video content through a browser like Chrome, there was no way to download videos on a Windows device to view offline until now. Amazon has lately beefed up its original streaming content to compete with rivals like Netflix and Hulu. That includes critically acclaimed shows like Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Homecoming. A recent report found that the co …
  • Super Nintendo World Japan looks like a Mario level dropped into reality
    Donnerstag 22:14 Jay Peters at The Verge – All Posts
    We may have just gotten our best look yet at Super Nintendo World, Nintendo and Universal’s upcoming Mario-themed area for Universal Studios Japan — and it looks like a level plucked straight out of a Mario game and dropped into the real world (via Input). Seriously, take a little over a minute of your day to watch this video of the park, from Twitter: 6/29パークフロントホテルから見たSUPER NINTENDO WORLD3/31にも見ましたがかなり出来上がっているオブジェクトもいろいろ動いていたし点検も行っている様子オープン延期にはなったけどエリアに入れる日まで気長に待ってます#USJ#USJファン #SUPERNINTENDOWORLD pic.twitter.com/GMPGxa48sr— 29Qu (@29QuP2) July 1, 2020 There’s just a stunning attention to de …
  • Sprint customers say goodbye to their 5G service – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:12 Corinne Reichert at CNET News
    T-Mobile is shutting down the service to bolster its own offering. Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S20 is the only device unaffected.
  • The Apple Card now has a website where you can pay your bills
    Donnerstag 22:03 Chaim Gartenberg at The Verge – All Posts
    Apple has introduced a new web portal for managing its Apple Card credit card (including paying bills, viewing the current balance, and seeing past bill statements), which makes the experience as a whole less reliant on an iPhone or iPad, via AppleInsider. Previously, the only way to manage an Apple Card required having a compatible iOS device with the Wallet app installed, which made it far less easy to access than a traditional credit card (nearly all of which offer web portals to pay bills and check balances). At last, a website The new web portal (located, naturally, at card.apple.com) doe …
  • Best direct-to-consumer cookware to buy for 2020: Made In, Brigade Kitchen and more – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:02 Chowhound Staff at CNET News
    By cutting out the middleman, these online-only brands offer high-quality products at lower prices.
  • Google’s Pixel 3A is discontinued, but these retailers are still selling it
    Donnerstag 21:58 Cameron Faulkner at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google has discontinued its excellent, midrange Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL phones, and so it’s getting tougher to find one now, especially if you’re looking for a specific size and color. This wasn’t an unexpected move, but the timing isn’t ideal since the long-rumored Pixel 4A isn’t on shelves yet to replace it. And if you waiting for an XL version of the new phone, Google allegedly isn’t making one. By discontinuing the Pixel 3A ahead of the unconfirmed Pixel 4A’s launch, Google has avoided the need to discount the 3A any further than its last sale price, whic …
  • Velodyne becomes latest tech company to go public using a SPAC, eschewing the traditional IPO path
    Donnerstag 21:54 Kirsten Korosec at TechCrunch
    Velodyne Lidar, the leading supplier of a sensor widely considered critical to the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles, said Thursday it has struck a deal to merge with special-purpose acquisition company Graf Industrial Corp., with a market value of $1.8 billion. The company said it was able to raise $150 million in private investment in […]
  • Microsoft just sank to a new low by shoving Edge down our throats
    Donnerstag 21:54 Sean Hollister at The Verge – All Posts
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If I told you that my entire computer screen just got taken over by a new app that I’d never installed or asked for — it just magically appeared on my desktop, my taskbar, and preempted my next website launch — you’d probably tell me to run a virus scanner and stay away from shady websites, no? But the insanely intrusive app I’m talking about isn’t a piece of ransomware. It’s Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge browser, which the company is now force-feeding users via an automatic update to Windows. Seriously, when I restarted my Windows 10 desktop this week, …
  • Fastest-growing black hole devours about one sun every day – CNET
    Donnerstag 21:01 Eric Mack at CNET News
    The yawning void known as J2157 eats stars like ours for breakfast. Perhaps every breakfast.
  • The best 55-inch TV for 2020: LG, TCL and more compared – CNET
    Donnerstag 20:59 David Katzmaier at CNET News
    They’re like 65-inch TVs, only smaller.
  • Online dating: No one is obligated to answer you, and other hard truths – CNET
    Donnerstag 20:54 Erin Carson at CNET News
    This week on Love Syncs: Getting real about the challenges of online dating.
  • Project M acquires punk rock satire site The Hard Times
    Donnerstag 20:45 Anthony Ha at TechCrunch
    Matt Saincome knows that compared to many of the startup acquisitions that we write about on TechCrunch, selling a website for a little over $1 million (mostly cash, with a little stock) isn’t a huge deal. “But in the world of punk comedy media? Whoo boy!” he said. Saincome is happy to poke fun at […]
  • The five best laptop deals at Dell's summer Cyber Savings sale – CNET
    Donnerstag 20:34 Matt Elliott at CNET News
    Find deals on discounted Dells.
  • Space 'fireworks' sparkle in eye-popping telescope view of star birth – CNET
    Donnerstag 20:30 Amanda Kooser at CNET News
    ALMA and Hubble teamed up for a festive view of a star cluster just in time for July 4.
  • Extra Crunch Live: Join Jason Green of Emergence Capital for a live Q&A on July 9 at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT
    Donnerstag 20:18 Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch
    2020 may feel so far like the year of living dangerously, but for many of us it has also been the year of working remotely. Led by the stick of COVID-19 rather than the carrot of the benefits of more flexible work life, a lot of organizations, and the people who power them, have only […]
  • Apple Card gets web portal where you can pay bills, view statements – CNET
    Donnerstag 20:08 Alexandra Garrett at CNET News
    The new website shows the card balance alongside options for managing the account.
  • Amazon Prime Day reportedly delayed to October amid coronavirus spikes – CNET
    Donnerstag 20:04 Carrie Mihalcik at CNET News
    The annual Prime Day sale is typically held in July.
  • Let’s stop COVID-19 from undoing diversity gains
    Donnerstag 19:58 Walter Thompson at TechCrunch
    As COVID-19 turned up the pressure for businesses around the world, that progress came under threat, with D&I initiatives taking a back seat
  • Tesla Model S battery faults were known issue inside automaker, report says – Roadshow
    Donnerstag 19:46 Sean Szymkowski at CNET News
    The government has reportedly opened a safety investigation into the issue after leaked emails allegedly confirm Tesla was aware of a battery cooling issue.
  • That old 'dog years' calculation for pups' ages is usually wrong, research finds – CNET
    Donnerstag 19:40 Eric Mack at CNET News
    Forget seven years for every calendar year. Your pet’s genes tell a different story of aging.
  • India’s richest man takes on Zoom
    Donnerstag 19:35 Manish Singh at TechCrunch
    India’s Reliance Jio Platforms, which recently concluded a $15.2 billion fundraise run, is ready to enter a new business: Video conferencing. On Thursday evening, the firm — backed by Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man — formally launched JioMeet, its video-conference service that looks uncannily like Zoom. Like Zoom and Google Meet, JioMeet offers unlimited number […]
  • Fallout series in the works for Amazon – CNET
    Donnerstag 19:32 Carrie Mihalcik at CNET News
    The series is being produced by the team behind Westworld.
  • The best TV for 2020: LG, TCL and more compared – CNET
    Donnerstag 19:19 David Katzmaier at CNET News
    Looking for a new TV? Start here.