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Ubisoft says it won’t back down from NFTs, will stick to its ‘principles’

The majority of people’s response to gaming companies trying to shoehorn non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into the games has been negative, to say the least. But Ubisoft isn’t put off by what many see as another shameless cash-grab, and it fully intends to push ahead with its plans while staying true to its “principles.” Ubisoft has […]

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Amazon confirms data center power outage behind latest AWS hiccup

The internet is bound to notice when the world’s biggest cloud service provider suffers from the slightest of disruptions. For the third time this month, Amazon had to deal with an AWS outage that affected services including Slack, Imgur, Epic Games, and Asana, among others. It’s been a tough month for AWS and dependent businesses, […]

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The NHTSA is looking into Tesla’s Passenger Play gaming feature

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has launched a preliminary evaluation of the gameplay functionality on certain Tesla models. Specifically, the agency wants to determine if the feature is a distraction for drivers, even if they aren’t the ones playing. The ODI’s evaluation spans 2017-2022 Tesla Model 3, S, […]

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RadioShack wants to pivot and become a crypto company

Some brands are perceived as simply being too memorable to disappear, even if Father Time has moved on. RadioShack is one such example, at least according to its latest owners, who are relaunching it as a crypto company. The 100-year-old company was once a major player in the consumer electronics space, but those days have […]

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Steve Ballmer wanted Cortana to be called “Bingo”

Microsoft has all but pulled the plug on Cortana at this point, its digital personal assistant that was meant to rival Siri and Google Now. Years earlier, however, Microsoft had big plans for Cortana as former Microsoft product manager Sandeep Paruchuri recently told Big Bets. The year was 2011, and Apple had recently launched its […]

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James Webb Space Telescope launch moved to Christmas Day

NASA said in a recent update that adverse weather conditions at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana have prompted them to postpone the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. Originally slated to take flight on December 24, the world’s largest space telescope will now shoot for a Christmas Day launch. When you’re already several years […]

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Here’s the total value of all Xbox/PC Game Pass titles added this year

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass—and newly named PC Game Pass—has seen its popularity rise this year, thanks partly to the number of games hitting the service on launch day. If you’ve ever wondered how much all the titles Microsoft added in 2021 would total if bought individually, we now know the answer: over $6,300. The last […]