View Post

Netflix snags former EA, Oculus exec to lead its video game efforts, Richard Lawler

In Uncategorized by Richard Lawler

A report this spring from The Information said that Netflix was seeking an executive to lead its push into gaming, with an eye toward offering an Apple Arcade or Xbox Game Pass-like subscription bundle. Now, as first reported by Bloomberg, the streaming company has hired Mike Verdu as its vice president of game development reporting to COO Greg Peters. A …

View Post

Microsoft attributes new SolarWinds attack to a Chinese hacker group, Ian Carlos Campbell

In Uncategorized by Ian Carlos Campbell

Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) reported on Tuesday that SolarWinds software was attacked with a zero-day exploit by a group of hackers it calls “DEV-0322.” The hackers were focused on SolarWinds’ Serv-U FTP software, with the presumed goal of accessing the company’s clients in the US defense industry. The zero-day attack was first spotted in a routine Microsoft 365 Defender …

View Post

Plex’s free TV service gets 15 new channels, Catie Keck

In Uncategorized by Catie Keck

Plex, the popular build-your-own streaming service, has added 15 new channels to its ad-supported streaming offering for free TV. All of the new channels available on Plex’s free Live TV feed arrive on the service today, and most will be available globally (though a spokesperson told The Verge that some are available in Latin America or the US only). Plex …

View Post

WhatsApp multi-device beta allows four devices at once even without a phone, Richard Lawler

In Uncategorized by Richard Lawler

Until now, using WhatsApp web on your desktop or any other device has required having a phone that’s powered on and connected, but a new beta test is trying out support for multiple devices without needing a phone in the mix. In a June interview, WhatsApp head Will Cathcart and his boss, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, commented on the technical …

View Post

NASA may finally know what caused the Hubble Space Telescope’s major computer glitch, ,

In Space by

Engineers have identified the possible cause of the Hubble Space Telescope’s computer problems, and they plan to start implementing a fix on Thursday (July 15). Hubble has been out of action since June 13, when it suffered a glitch with its payload computer, which controls and monitors the iconic scope’s science instruments. After performing a range of analyses and tests …

View Post

NASA identifies possible Hubble glitch, will start implementing fix Thursday, ,

In Space by

Engineers have identified the possible cause of the Hubble Space Telescope’s computer problems, and they plan to start implementing a fix on Thursday (July 15). Hubble has been out of action since June 13, when it suffered a glitch with its payload computer, which controls and monitors the iconic scope’s science instruments. After performing a range of analyses and tests …

View Post

Facebook is giving up on brain-typing as an AR glasses interface, Adi Robertson

In Uncategorized by Adi Robertson

A Facebook-backed initiative aiming to let people type by thinking has concluded with new findings published today. Project Steno was a multi-year collaboration between Facebook and the University of California San Francisco’s Chang Lab, aiming to create a system that translates brain activity into words. A new research paper, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, shows potential for …