The PS5 Is Starting to Look Like the Revolution It Promised
But by 2020, when the Series X and PlayStation 5 arrived to signal the dawn of a new generation, those expectations had changed somewhat. The PS5 may have launched with a dozen titles, but nearly all the standouts, from Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, could be played... Read more
How Office Depot slashed operational costs with a “cloud first” strategy
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Enterprises want to move their IT operations to the cloud more urgently than ever before. How they get there is the trillion-dollar question. With Gartner predicting that public cloud spending will reach $332 billion this... Read more
Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin donated $1 billion worth of Shiba Inu coin to India
A cryptocurrency billionaire seems to have made one of the largest contributions to save lives in India from the coronavirus pandemic: Over $1 billion. But as there so often is in the world of cryptocurrency, there is a massive catch. And it’s a catch that over the next few... Read more
Gas shortage 2021? When service will restart on the hacked pipeline
Colonial Pipeline was the target of a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down operations. Getty Images A major US petroleum pipeline that’s been shut since last weekend will resume operations on Wednesday, but markets disrupted by the closure may take days to return to normal. Colonial Pipeline, which shut... Read more
Asus Zenfone 8 Review: Powerful, Small, and Quite Dull
Unremarkable and unmemorable. That’s how I’d describe the Zenfone 8, Asus’ latest Android smartphone. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad phone. It has a high-end processor capable of speedily running any and every app I want, with a compact design that makes it easy to use with one hand.... Read more
Ubisoft was already making fewer blockbuster games
Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  French megapublisher Ubisoft reported its earnings yesterday, and chief financial officer Frederick Duguet gave some insight into how the company creates value for its shareholders. During a conference call with investors, Duguet said that releasing three-to-four annual blockbusters is not... Read more
Tesla Autopilot and the government’s struggle to keep up with autonomous cars
Tesla’s Autopilot software, an advanced driver assistance feature, is in the news again. And not in a good way. Over the weekend, a short video of a person sitting in the back seat of a driverless Tesla operating on public roads in California caught the internet’s attention. The six-second... Read more
Best M1 Mac Mini deals: Save $30 on a new model, more on a refurb
The Mac Mini, along with its more mobile Mac cousins the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, was the first Apple computer to ditch Intel silicon in favor of Apple’s new M1 processor. (Now, you can also get an M1-powered iPad Pro.) Our early tests of the M1 machines show a... Read more
Help! A Male Colleague Thinks I’m Scary
Dear OOO, I’m a female middle manager at a medium-size company. “Ben,” a male colleague with whom I’m relatively close, just told me that “Steve,” a male colleague with whom I’m not close, told Ben that he’s scared of me. Steve and I don’t work in the same department... Read more
Hiro Capital invests $6.4M in Twin Suns and FRVR game startups
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Hiro Capital has led investments totaling $6.4 million in Twin Suns and FRVR. They’re both part of Hiro Capital’s push to invest in a variety of game studios. Seattle-based triple-A game studio Twin Suns gets... Read more