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Microsoft says video calls in Teams grew 1,000% in March

With the COVID-19 pandemic making work from home the default for those companies that are able to do so, it’s no surprise that we are seeing a massive rise in the usage of video chat tools like Zoom, Google Meet and Teams . We’d already heard some updates from Zoom and Google, but today Microsoft ...

An EU coalition of techies is backing a ‘privacy-preserving’ standard for COVID-19 contacts tracing

A European coalition of techies and scientists drawn from at least eight countries, and led by Germany’s Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute for telecoms (HHI), is working on contacts-tracing proximity technology for COVID-19 that’s designed to comply with the region’s strict privacy rules — officially unveiling the effort today. China-style individual-level location-tracking of people by states ...

Game downloads will be throttled to manage internet congestion

For the billions stuck at home during the global effort to flatten the curve, gaming is a welcome escape. But it’s also a bandwidth-heavy one, and Microsoft, Sony and others are working to make sure that millions of people downloading enormous games don’t **** up all the bandwidth. Don’t worry, though, it won’t affect your ...

Facebook, Google, Twitter and others join forces to fight coronavirus fake news

03.17.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to fight misinformation related to the coronavirus outbreak.  "We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts. We’re helping millions of pe... ...

Desperate to exit, a $10B price tag for Magic Leap is crazy

Augmented reality headset maker Magic Leap has struggled with the laws of physics and failed to get to market. Now it’s seeking an acquirer, but talks with Facebook and medical goods giant Johnson & Johnson led nowhere according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Ed Hammond. After raising over $2 billion and being valued between ...

‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’ review: A stunning masterpiece in every way

03.10.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a stunning video game. I'm not just talking about its art direction and visuals, which are gorgeous. Every aspect of this game stitches together into a masterpiece: the platforming, the puzzles, the combat, the big se... ...

Tech companies decide to treat contractors like human beings during coronavirus outbreak

03.07.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Well I'll be ******.  Twitter, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook — yes, Facebook — made news this week for treating their respective contractors and hourly employees with some common decency. Specifically, as the coronavirus prompts te... ...