gaming

June 26, 2019

Faraday Future fires dozens of workers on unpaid depart

Sputtering electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has fired dozens of employees who have been on unpaid leave for months, including manufacturing workers hired to staff the company’s factory in Hanford, California, The Verge has learned. The workers received benefits during this furlough, which started in late 2018, and it had already been extended once already. But the newly-fired employees will see those benefits expire on June 30th, according to termination paperwork provided by a former employee who was granted anonymity due to a nondisclosure agreement with the company.
June 26, 2019

How to identify the perfect offers throughout Amazon Prime Day 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019, the two-day shopping extravaganza held exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers, starts Monday, July 15th at 12AM PT / 3AM ET, and ends on July 16th at 11:59PM PT / 2:59AM ET. There will be thousands of deals to check out across every product category on Amazon’s massive online storefront, and some of these discounts will be the best you’ll see until Black Friday.
June 26, 2019

YouTube seems to be to demonetization as punishment for main creators, nevertheless it doesn’t work

When YouTube wanted to punish political pundit Steven Crowder amid widespread outcry over his homophobic comments, its first move was to disable Crowder’s ability to run ads on his videos. The punishment was meant to revoke a key source of income, presenting a strong incentive for Crowder to change his behavior. But Crowder didn’t care, “This really isn’t that big of a ding for us,” he said.
June 26, 2019

Alienware co-founder leaving Dell, rumored to turn out to be AMD’s first chief gaming officer

Frank Azor, the co-founder and public face of Alienware as well as the longtime overseer of Dell’s gaming and XPS divisions, has revealed that he’s departing his current position on July 3rd. Having been with Alienware from its inception 21 years ago, Azor announced he is taking on a new challenge with a message of thanks on the Alienware community board.
June 25, 2019

Apple’s Xbox and PS4 controller assist turns an iPad into a transportable recreation console

Apple is bringing Xbox and PlayStation 4 controller support to the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV this fall. It’s a big change from the select MFi Bluetooth controllers that were supported before, and it means you can now easily connect any PS4 or Xbox One controller to your device to play games on the go.
June 25, 2019

How to obtain the iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 public betas

iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 are available in public beta, and you can download and install them now. The process for installing each is a bit different, but we’ll walk through what’s new and how to get the new software on your device.
June 24, 2019

How to Protect Your Steam Account From Hackers: Cyber Experts Warn of ‘Free Game’ Account Hijacks

User accounts on the video game distribution platform Steam are being targeted by hackers as part of a long-running phishing scheme, cybersecurity experts warn.
June 24, 2019

World’s Biggest Knitting Social Network Bans Millions of Users From Posting About Trump Because It Is ‘Undeniably Support for White Supremacy’

A vast online community of knitters has banned favorable posts about Donald Trump, claiming such content is "undeniably support for white supremacy."
June 22, 2019

Dell software program designed to guard you from vulnerabilities has one other vulnerability

Dell’s SupportAssist software, a Windows toolkit designed in part to protect your computer from security vulnerabilities, has yet another vulnerability of its own that makes running older versions of the software a risk to your system. As noted by Gizmodo this morning, this new vulnerability was discovered by security researchers at SafeBreach and disclosed on Monday in a public blog post. Dell has now issued an update to patch it that you should download now.
June 22, 2019

YouTube can’t take away child movies with out tearing a gap in the whole creator ecosystem

As a federal investigation into YouTube’s problems with children enters its late stages, the platform needs a solution. But as YouTube struggles to find a fix that addresses policymakers’ concerns, it’s left with a major roadblock: children have become integral to the overarching creator community.