Trump’s WeChat ban may perchance contact all the pieces from Spotify to League of Legends

Trump’s WeChat ban may perchance contact all the pieces from Spotify to League of Legends

Last night, the Trump administration issued a pair of stunning executive orders against Chinese technology companies, banning US transactions with the companies after a deadline of September 20th. Most of the immediate focus has been on TikTok, which was targeted through its parent company ByteDance — but the second order could have a far more…
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Microsoft and Samsung need each somewhat a mode of now extra than ever

Microsoft and Samsung need each somewhat a mode of now extra than ever

Outside of its hardware announcements, one of the bigger takeaways from yesterday’s Samsung event was its ever-closer relationship with Microsoft. The two companies are partnering together on everything from mobile gaming bundles, to optimizing their apps and integrating their software. They even announced that you’ll soon be able to use and control multiple apps from…
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The gargantuan takeaways from Samsung’s Unpacked bulletins

The gargantuan takeaways from Samsung’s Unpacked bulletins

Samsung’s big Unpacked event went off with just a few hitches. It’s nice to know that even when an event is online some kind of logistical issue can cause AV problems and delay the beginning of a keynote. Makes everything feel a little more normal. I tease — the event itself was actually well executed.…
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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s immense promise that it ought to repair its foldable future

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s immense promise that it ought to repair its foldable future

Samsung’s first look at the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2 during its Unpacked event seemed to spend more time focusing on how the new model fixes the flaws of the original rather than emphasizing whatever will make the foldable flagship great. In putting so much effort into convincing customers that this time it got things…
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Google and YouTube moderators keep up a correspondence out on the work that gave them PTSD

Google and YouTube moderators keep up a correspondence out on the work that gave them PTSD

Google and YouTube approach content moderation the same way all of the other tech giants do: paying a handful of other companies to do most of the work. One of those companies, Accenture, operates Google’s largest content moderation site in the United States: an office in Austin, Texas, where content moderators work around the clock…

The Void’s Ralph Breaks VR places avid gamers interior an large interactive Disney movie

The Void’s Ralph Breaks VR places avid gamers interior an large interactive Disney movie

When virtual reality company The Void released its first collaboration with ILMxLab, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, the mission was pretty straightforward. Star Wars fans want nothing more than to step inside the world of that franchise, so the experience, which lets participants play Rebel spies infiltrating an Imperial base, had to deliver something…

A decentralized Twitter would carry the company aid to its previous

A decentralized Twitter would carry the company aid to its previous

Today we’re going to talk about Jack Dorsey’s surprise tweetstorm about potentially decentralizing the service — but first, some history. Death came to the Twitter developer community on August 12th, 2012. In an infamous memo, the company’s head of product divided potential uses of the Twitter API into four quadrants. In the past, developers had…