Time: These Are the 10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Play Right Now

October 09, 2019 at 04:57PM The video games of the Nintendo Switch are some of the most varied, versatile, and strange on the market. You want a Mario game? It’s got a dozen. Looking to lead Link through an adventure in Hyrule? In 3D or 2D? From fighting games to shooters, from RPGs to visualContinue reading “Time: These Are the 10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Play Right Now”

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

October 08, 2019 at 10:30PM Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities for a broader legislative role that will shape pan-EU digital strategyContinue reading “Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP”

Time: ‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried

October 08, 2019 at 08:34PM In March 2018, Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica, the Canadian data scientist revealed, had illegally obtained the Facebook information of 87 million people and used it to build psychological profiles of voters. Using cutting-edge research, CambridgeContinue reading “Time: ‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried”

Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs

October 08, 2019 at 06:00PM At its annual TechCon event in San Jose, Arm today announced Custom Instructions, a new feature of its Armv8-M architecture for embedded CPUs that, as the name implies, enables its customers to write their own custom instructions to accelerate their specific use cases for embedded and IoT applications. “We alreadyContinue reading “Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs”

Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

October 08, 2019 at 04:08PM The successor to the PlayStation 4 will be called…the PlayStation 5. Sony Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that bit of news in an interview with Wired published on Tuesday. It’s interesting, but unsurprising, considering the PlayStation moniker has been in use since 1994, when the original PlayStation debuted in Japan.Continue reading “Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far”

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel

October 07, 2019 at 12:21PM 83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to $1.1BN+. The VC firm, which spun out from Silicon Valley giant Greylock Partners in 2015 — and invests in startups in Europe and Israel, out of offices in London andContinue reading “83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel”

Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program

October 04, 2019 at 03:12AM (NEW YORK) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-called end-to-end encryption, which locks up messagesContinue reading “Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program”

Collision course: cars are killing more people – and driverless cars won’t solve the problem

October 03, 2019 at 06:00AM For drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier. Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution. But is that too good to be true? By Peter C Baker In 2010, the small community of specialists who pay attentionContinue reading “Collision course: cars are killing more people – and driverless cars won’t solve the problem”

Salesforce is building an office tower in Sydney, pledging 1000 new jobs in next five years

October 01, 2019 at 07:06PM Salesforce announced this week that it’s building another shiny tower. This one will be in Sydney with views of the harbor and the iconic Sydney Opera House. The company has also committed to adding 1000 new jobs in the next five years and to building the tower in a sustainableContinue reading “Salesforce is building an office tower in Sydney, pledging 1000 new jobs in next five years”

Bitcoin mining mega farm burns down in China, destroying $10m of cryptocurrency machines

October 01, 2019 at 06:01PM Video appears to show fire ravaging Innosilicon’s giant data centre in China Bitcoin mining mega farm burns down in China, destroying $10m of cryptocurrency machines … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin mining mega farm burns down in China, destroying $10m of cryptocurrency machines

Time: ‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio

October 01, 2019 at 05:52PM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to rally employees amid a litany of challenges the social media company has faced over the past year and a half, speaking candidly in two hours of leaked audio recordings published by the Verge. While Zuckerberg often got laughs and tried to create a friendlyContinue reading “Time: ‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio”

Time: Everyone’s Tapping Into Their Horrible Side Thanks to the Consequence-Free Untitled Goose Game

September 30, 2019 at 05:56PM The goose is loose in Nintendo’s new Untitled Goose Game and it’s causing quite the stir on the internet. After the video game company released Untitled Goose for Nintendo Switch, Mac, and PC on Sept. 20, the game’s titular bird protagonist quickly became a viral star. In the days sinceContinue reading “Time: Everyone’s Tapping Into Their Horrible Side Thanks to the Consequence-Free Untitled Goose Game”

Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast

September 30, 2019 at 12:00PM Jordan Erica Webber chats to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about Super Pumped, his new book on the rise and fall of Travis Kalanick Continue reading… Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: ChipsContinue reading “Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast”

Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

September 26, 2019 at 11:02AM When Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were headed to Nevada’s Burning Man festival in August of 1998, they wanted users and employees to know they wouldn’t be at the search engine’s helm for a while. The Ph.D. students at Stanford University decided to replace the second ‘O’ inContinue reading “Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All”

Why Flexport built a slick Slack SaaS for shipping

September 25, 2019 at 05:44PM “Make their metrics your metrics” is one of Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen’s mantras. Sometimes that means building free software for your clients. It can be frustrating aligning your fates with a fellow business if they operate on email, phone and fax like much of the freight-forwarding industry that gets palletsContinue reading “Why Flexport built a slick Slack SaaS for shipping”

Segment’s new privacy portal helps companies comply with expanding regulations

September 25, 2019 at 06:04PM With the EU’s sweeping GDPR privacy laws and the upcoming California Consumer Privacy ACT (CCPA), companies have to figure out how to deal with keeping private data private or face massive fines. Segment announced a new Privacy Portal today, that could help companies trying to remain in compliance. Segment CEOContinue reading “Segment’s new privacy portal helps companies comply with expanding regulations”

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

September 24, 2019 at 09:21PM Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, chat and remote video, as well as follow-up visits andContinue reading “Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees”

Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments

September 24, 2019 at 12:00PM Credit cards have become all but ubiquitous for consumer transactions, and it isn’t hard to see why. By intermediating payments, networks like Visa allow buyers and sellers to exchange money for goods and services without knowing the financial risk profile of the counter-party. Rather than applying for credit at everyContinue reading “Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments”

Programmer who took down open source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds

September 23, 2019 at 02:49PM On Friday afternoon Chef CEO Barry Crist and CTO Corey Scobie sat down with TechCrunch to defend their contract with ICE after a firestorm on social media called for them to cut ties with the controversial agency. On Sunday, programmer Seth Vargo, the man who removed his open source components,Continue reading “Programmer who took down open source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds”

Time: The Nintendo Switch Lite Is Ideal for Gamers on the Go

September 20, 2019 at 09:56PM Nintendo’s got a winner on its hands with the Nintendo Switch, there’s no denying it. The hybrid console, whether connected to your TV at home or in your hands while you’re on the go, has revitalized the company, helped spawn an indie game revival, and successfully introduced a new audienceContinue reading “Time: The Nintendo Switch Lite Is Ideal for Gamers on the Go”

Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to ‘democratize’ quantum computing with developer tools

September 18, 2019 at 02:35PM It’s still early days for quantum computing, but we’re nonetheless seeing an interesting group of startups emerging that are helping the world take advantage of the new technology now. Aliro Technologies, a Harvard startup that has built a platform for developers to code more easily for quantum environments — “writeContinue reading “Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to ‘democratize’ quantum computing with developer tools”

Scientists release stunning picture of first comet from another solar system

September 17, 2019 at 01:49PM Image shows multicolored trail that helped astronomers identify mysterious visitor Scientists release stunning picture of first comet from another solar system … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Scientists release stunning picture of first comet from another solar system

Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News

September 13, 2019 at 03:39AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday it isContinue reading “Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News”