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Wefox CEO ‘disgusted’ by mass tech layoffs: ‘These are humans’

Wefox CEO Julian Teicke. Wefox HELSINKI, Finland — The boss of European digital insurance startup Wefox offered a damning response to tech companies that have laid off workers en masse. the likes of Meta, Amazon and Twitter have laid off tens of thousands of employees in response to pressure from investors, who want to see …

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Google’s Accidentally Refunding Some Customers for Stadia Pro

Maybe you’re lucky and Google will over-refund you. photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Google started issuing refunds for games and in-game purchases earlier this monthand it’s been messy—look at some of the comments in this 9to5Google article. over ten redditsome folks have noticed receiving refunds from Google for Stadia Pro, even after the company said …

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343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 Of halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with …

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FTC Trying To Stop Microsoft’s Purchase Of Activision Blizzard

Image: NurPhoto (Getty Images) Politico are reporting that, “according to three people with knowledge of the matter”, the Federal Trade Commission is “likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s $69 billion takeover of video game giant Activision Blizzard”. The FTC, emboldened by their recent success in stopping the merger of book publishers Penguin …

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Microsoft Explains Why The Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

screenshot: ZeniMax The court proceedings to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard are still currently ongoing. In a response to the UK market regulator’s statement about the acquisition, the publisher suggests that it makes good business sense for them to make a “mid-sized” game like the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI exclusive, …

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Microsoft Explains Why The Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

screenshot: ZeniMax The court proceedings to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard are still currently ongoing. In a response to the UK market regulator’s statement about the acquisition, the publisher suggests that it makes good business sense for them to make a “mid-sized” game like the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI exclusive, …

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Xbox Admits PlayStation Exclusives Are ‘Better Quality’

photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) In its latest written response sent to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) group, Microsoft uses a lot of data to show that its buying of beleaguered publisher Activision Blizzard isn’t going to hurt Sony or Nintendo. In fact, as its bizarre frenzy of self-negging continues, it suggests that …

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This USB Dongle Could Help the Average Person Type 600% Faster

It sounds like an ad you’d find in the back pages of Popular Science for a miracle gadget that couldn’t possibly deliver on its promises, but the CharaChorder X dongle can legitimately and dramatically improve a user’s typing speed—assuming they’re willing to put the work in to learn how to use it. So how can …

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Google has avoided mass layoffs, but employees worry they’re coming

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters As industry-wide layoffs hit bigger tech names, some Google workers worry they’re next. While Google has so far avoided the widespread job cuts that have hit tech companies, particularly those …

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Meta AI Bot Contributes to Fake Research Online

photo: Andrea Verdelli (Getty Images) Meta paused its Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot last week, only two days after it went live to the public. The bot, called Galactica, was trained “on 106 billion tokens of open-access scientific text and data. This includes papers, textbooks, scientific websites, encyclopedias, reference material, knowledge bases, and more,” the company …

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