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South Korean drone display reminds watchers to wash hands and wear masks
Jul 6, 2020 2:42 PM ET

South Korean drone display reminds watchers to wash hands and wear masks

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Drones remind citizens in Seoul, South Korea, to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. | Photo: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport South Korea has done a remarkably good job of combating the COVID-19 pandemic. But as experts warn of a second wave of infections, the government has organized an unusual way to both thank its frontline medical staff for their hard work and remind citizens to abide by preventative measures: a drone. [more...]

Microsoft announces Xbox Series X games event for July 23rd
Jul 6, 2020 2:14 PM ET

Microsoft announces Xbox Series X games event for July 23rd

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Microsoft will hold its Xbox Series X games event on July 23rd at 9AM PT / 12PM ET. The company is planning on showing games made by its Xbox Game Studios, including Halo Infinite. 343 industries briefly teased Halo Infinite in a trailer a couple of weeks ago, revealing that The Banished antagonists are returning for the next big installment in the Halo franchise. There will be more than just Halo, though. Microsoft has been steadily acquiring game. [more...]

Palmer Luckey’s surveillance startup Anduril signs contract for ‘virtual border wall’
Jul 6, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Palmer Luckey’s surveillance startup Anduril signs contract for ‘virtual border wall’

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Anduril Industries US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has signed a deal with Anduril, the “virtual border wall” startup launched by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey. The Washington Post reports that the agency awarded Anduril a five-year contract to deploy portable surveillance towers meant to detect moving vehicles and human figures across the US border. The deal will see CBP purchase 140 towers in 2021 and 2022, supplementing 60 towers that were already part of a. [more...]

Twitter engineers pushed to replace ‘master’ and ‘slave’ programming terms
Jul 6, 2020 1:18 PM ET

Twitter engineers pushed to replace ‘master’ and ‘slave’ programming terms

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter engineers have been working since January on an internal effort to replace problematic yet commonplace programming language like “master” and “slave,” CNET reported. It’s part of a larger effort among open-source developers who have been working to remove references to slavery from the programming community. Microsoft-owned GitHub made a similar move last month when CEO Nat Friedman said the company was replacing the term “master” with. [more...]

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system
Jul 6, 2020 12:37 PM ET

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Photo by Jacob King/PA Images via Getty Images The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has made 746 arrests and dismantled dozens of organized crime groups after intercepting millions of encrypted text messages, BBC reports. The messages were sent through EncroChat, a subscription-based phone system popular among career criminals. The NCA said in a press conference on Thursday that the operation has had “the biggest impact on organized crime gangs it has ever. [more...]

Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape is a fast, chaotic battle royale from the team behind Rainbow Six Siege
Jul 6, 2020 12:16 PM ET

Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape is a fast, chaotic battle royale from the team behind Rainbow Six Siege

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Image: Ubisoft A new battle royale contender enters the arena Ubisoft on Thursday unveiled Hyper Scape, an all-new free-to-play battle royale (BR) shooter from the Montreal-based team behind Rainbow Six Siege that will attempt to carve out its own niche in the highly competitive genre. As first confirmed by leaks earlier this week, Hyper Scape is a much more futuristic-styled BR game set in a sprawling urban city, a departure from the usual barren landscapes and. [more...]

T-Mobile shuts down Sprint’s 5G network as the two carriers continue to integrate
Jul 6, 2020 11:43 AM ET

T-Mobile shuts down Sprint’s 5G network as the two carriers continue to integrate

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile has completely shut down Sprint’s 2.5GHz midband 5G network as the company continues its efforts to merge Sprint’s network with its own following the landmark merger of the two companies earlier this year, via Fierce Wireless. The shutdown marks the end of a process T-Mobile began earlier this year when it started merging Sprint’s 5G spectrum holdings into its existing network, which began when T-Mobile shut. [more...]

The Apple Card now has a website where you can pay your bills
Jul 6, 2020 11:19 AM ET

The Apple Card now has a website where you can pay your bills

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Apple has introduced a new web portal for managing its Apple Card credit card(including paying bills, viewing the current balance, and seeing past bill statements), which makes the experience as a whole less reliant on an iPhone or iPad, via AppleInsider. Previously, the only way to manage an Apple Card required having a compatible iOS device with the Wallet app installed, which made it far less easy to access than a traditional credit card (nearly. [more...]

Away says co-CEO Steph Korey will step down this year after her attacks on the media
Jul 6, 2020 10:47 AM ET

Away says co-CEO Steph Korey will step down this year after her attacks on the media

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Steph Korey, the co-CEO of luggage company Away, will be stepping down from her role within the year, co-founder Jen Rubio and co-CEO Stuart Haselden told staff today, after employees voiced concern over Korey’s recent social media behavior. “Steph’s personal social media activity does not reflect the current priorities of the company,” Rubio and Haselden wrote. “We stand with you, our employees.”. [more...]

Twitch appears to ban SayNoToRage after harassment allegations
Jul 6, 2020 10:14 AM ET

Twitch appears to ban SayNoToRage after harassment allegations

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch appears to have banned SayNoToRage, a popular Destiny streamer, after several women said that he harassed them or touched them without consent. Their stories played a large role in kicking off the recent wave of harassment and assault allegations from Twitch streamers and other members of the gaming industry. Twitch said last week that it would take the allegations seriously and issue permanent bans in some cases. SayNoToRage. [more...]

Ubisoft promises sweeping changes after several execs were accused of sexual misconduct
Jul 6, 2020 9:41 AM ET

Ubisoft promises sweeping changes after several execs were accused of sexual misconduct

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ubisoft is making a number of internal changes in response to allegations of misconduct against multiple employees, including two executives accused of groping and otherwise sexually assaulting female employees, that surfaced last week. The company has already placed those employees on leave and opened investigations into the abuse — now, Ubisoft is promising to undergo a “structural shift” to make a safer work environment and. [more...]

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb
Jul 6, 2020 9:16 AM ET

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Image: OneWeb As part of a consortium that includes Indian telecom Bharti Global, the UK government will invest $500 million and take a “significant equity share” in space exploration firm OneWeb, it announced Friday. OneWeb, which has its headquarters in the UK, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US in March, after it was unable to secure financing. Bharti Global also will invest $500 million as part of the deal.. [more...]

Fortnite to host We The People program focused on conversations about race in America
Jul 6, 2020 8:45 AM ET

Fortnite to host We The People program focused on conversations about race in America

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Epic Games/Fortnite Fortnite’s Party Royale will air an in-game showing of We The People on Saturday, part of a series of conversations around race in America, the company announced Friday. The program, hosted by Van Jones of CNN, will include journalists Elaine Welteroth and Jemele Hill, and musicians Killer Mike and Lil Baby. The group will hold a discussion about systemic racism in media, culture, and entertainment. To watch We The People, launch Fortnite on Saturday morning, and select Battle Royale game. [more...]

MrBeast ends Finger on the App competition by telling players to stop after 70 hours
Jul 6, 2020 8:14 AM ET

MrBeast ends Finger on the App competition by telling players to stop after 70 hours

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - After watching contestants keep their fingers attached to a phone screen for more than 70 hours, YouTube creator Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson called an early end to a massive competition originally designed with one winner and a $25,000 prize in mind. The result? Four winners, each walking away with $20,000 in hand. Donaldson’s “Finger on the App” was a one-time game designed in partnership with internet collective MSCHF. The rules were simple: be the last. [more...]

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard
Jul 6, 2020 7:43 AM ET

LinkedIn says it will stop repeatedly copying iOS clipboard

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images LinkedIn plans to stop its app from repeatedly copying the contents of an iOS device’s clipboard, after a user highlighted the seemingly privacy-invasive practice earlier this week. ZDNet reports that LinkedIn called the behavior a bug. The app copies clipboard contents in order to perform an “equality check” between what a user is typing and what’s in their clipboard, according to LinkedIn engineering VP Erran Berger.. [more...]

Streaming this week: Babysitters’ Club and The Old Guard on Netflix, Palm Springs on Hulu
Jul 6, 2020 7:19 AM ET

Streaming this week: Babysitters’ Club and The Old Guard on Netflix, Palm Springs on Hulu

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Photo: Hulu If you have spent the holiday weekend watching the Hamilton movie on repeat, let’s just say I’m not judging you. At all. Polygon has an interesting analysis about how different the musical is on film. But if you’re looking for a break from Lin Manuel & co. and want something a little different to watch this week however, there are a few new originals on Netflix and Hulu worth checking out. The Baby-Sitters Club. [more...]

Go read this Daily Beast story about a new online school Elon Musk helped start
Jul 6, 2020 6:46 AM ET

Go read this Daily Beast story about a new online school Elon Musk helped start

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Back in 2015, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he had started a school to teach his five kids, eventually expanding it as a non-profit school for some children of SpaceX employees. He said at the time that his kids’ school wasn’t “doing things I thought should be done,” so he hired away his kids’ teacher to help found the Ad Astra School. It did away with formal grade structures and. [more...]

Instagram’s Reels feature reportedly expands to India following TikTok ban
Jul 6, 2020 6:15 AM ET

Instagram’s Reels feature reportedly expands to India following TikTok ban

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 6, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is testing Instagram’s Reels feature in India, Business Insider reports. Reels is a video editing tool designed to let people create TikTok-style 15 second videos that can be shared on their Instagram Stories, sent via DM, or posted to a section of the Explore tab called Top Reels. The news emerged just days after the Indian government banned TikTok along with 58 other China-based apps. Business. [more...]

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents
Jul 5, 2020 10:33 AM ET

Reddit says it’s fixing code in its iOS app that copied clipboard contents

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 5, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit says it’s releasing a fix for a piece of code that copied contents from users’ clipboards. Users in a beta version of iOS 14, which sends an alert when an app tries to copy clipboard information, reported receiving the alerts with each keystroke in Reddit’s iOS app. “We tracked this down to a codepath in the post composer that checks for URLs. [more...]

DuckDuckGo reinstated in India after being unreachable since July 1st
Jul 5, 2020 9:39 AM ET

DuckDuckGo reinstated in India after being unreachable since July 1st

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 5, 2020 - Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has been restored in India after being unreachable for many users there since July 1st, Android Police reported. Reports about what was causing the outage have varied. Some users reported the Indian government appeared to be behind the block, and others said they were getting what appeared to be DNS lookup errors, according to Android Police. DuckDuckGo tweeted that the service appeared to be restored in India as of Saturday morning. We’re seeing. [more...]

Sony’s PS4 hit Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC on August 7th
Jul 5, 2020 9:10 AM ET

Sony’s PS4 hit Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC on August 7th

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 5, 2020 - We already knew that Horizon Zero Dawn, long one of the PlayStation 4’s prized exclusives, would be making its way to PC. And now we know precisely when that will happen: the game will be released on August 7th. It’ll be sold through both Steam and the Epic Games Store for $49.99. Guerilla Games, the Sony-owned developer behind the hit title and its upcoming PlayStation 5 sequel, released a new trailer today for. [more...]

Rocket Lab’s 13th launch ends in failure, after rocket experiences problem mid-flight
Jul 5, 2020 8:38 AM ET

Rocket Lab’s 13th launch ends in failure, after rocket experiences problem mid-flight

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 5, 2020 - Rocket Lab’s 13th mission ended in failure on Saturday, after the company’s rocket experienced some kind of problem after launching to space. As a result, Rocket Lab lost its rocket, as well as all the satellites it carried on board. The company’s Electron rocket successfully took off at 5:19PM ET from Rocket Lab’s primary launch facility on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. The launch seemed to proceed just fine. [more...]

Super Nintendo World Japan looks like a Mario level dropped into reality
Jul 5, 2020 8:16 AM ET

Super Nintendo World Japan looks like a Mario level dropped into reality

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 5, 2020 - We may have just gotten our best look yet at Super Nintendo World, Nintendo and Universal’s upcoming Mario-themed area for Universal Studios Japan — and it looks like a level plucked straight out of a Mario game and dropped into the real world (via Input). There’s just a stunning attention to detail. Coins rotating in sync! Hidden pipes! A menacing Pirhana Plant! A stack of Goombas! An angry Thwomp! Yoshi!! Every time I watch. [more...]

The studio behind Kill la Kill and Promare is making a Cyberpunk 2077 anime for Netflix
Jul 3, 2020 1:19 PM ET

The studio behind Kill la Kill and Promare is making a Cyberpunk 2077 anime for Netflix

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 3, 2020 - Image: CD Projekt Red Studio Trigger, the anime production company made up of former members of the legendary studio Gainax, is producing a Cyberpunk 2077 anime for Netflix set to premiere in 2022. Called Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the anime will be a standalone story set in the world of developer CD Projekt Red’s upcoming open-world action roleplaying game. Here’s how CD Projekt Red describes it: CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a. [more...]

Watch two new gameplay trailers for Cyberpunk 2077
Jul 3, 2020 12:47 PM ET

Watch two new gameplay trailers for Cyberpunk 2077

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 3, 2020 - CD Projekt Red has debuted two new gameplay trailers for the highly anticipated (and recently delayed again) Cyberpunk 2077. One trailer, “The Gig” shows off some of the game’s prologue, which sees player character V caught up in a heist for a bio-chip, which kicks off the rest of the game. The trailer also shows off new aspects of the game, including the open-world “Badlands” region and Adam Smasher, a hulking. [more...]

You can now make group calls in Google Meet or Duo from a smart display
Jul 3, 2020 12:16 PM ET

You can now make group calls in Google Meet or Duo from a smart display

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 3, 2020 - A group Google Duo call on a Nest Hub Max smart display | Photo: Google Google is expanding the ways you can make video calls on smart displays powered by Google Assistant with new support for group calling in Google Meet and Duo. The new video group calling abilities will be available on the Nest Hub Max and other Assistant smart displays with cameras starting today. Just like you can do with. [more...]

Steam’s 2020 summer sale discounts Resident Evil 3, Doom Eternal, and more
Jul 3, 2020 11:45 AM ET

Steam’s 2020 summer sale discounts Resident Evil 3, Doom Eternal, and more

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 3, 2020 - Valve has kicked off its 2020 summer sale on Steam, knocking prices down for a huge number of PC games until July 9th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. To name a few especially great discounts, Resident Evil 3 is down to $40 (usually $60), Doom Eternal is $30 (usually $60), Outer Wilds is $16.65 (usually $25), Halo: The Master Chief Collection is $32 (usually $40), Half-Life: Alyx is $45 (usually $60), and Mortal Kombat 11 is $20 (usually $60). We’ll rattle off a few more deals below,. [more...]

Feds would be banned from using facial recognition under new bill
Jul 3, 2020 11:14 AM ET

Feds would be banned from using facial recognition under new bill

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 3, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / Th On Thursday, Democrats introduced a new bill that would ban federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology and make it more difficult for state and local police departments to use the tech. The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020, introduced by Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) on Thursday,. [more...]

Lordstown Motors unveils the Endurance electric truck, and not much else
Jul 3, 2020 10:43 AM ET

Lordstown Motors unveils the Endurance electric truck, and not much else

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 3, 2020 - Ohio EV startup Lordstown Motors revealed its first electric pickup truck, the Endurance, for the first time today at an event that featured Vice President Mike Pence. The truck, which is aimed at the commercial market, will start at around $52,500. It’s powered by four in-hub electric motors that give it not only all-wheel drive but the ability to independently deliver differing amounts of torque to each wheel, which especially. [more...]

Disney is eliminating Disney Channel in the UK, moving titles to Disney Plus
Jul 3, 2020 10:12 AM ET

Disney is eliminating Disney Channel in the UK, moving titles to Disney Plus

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 3, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior will cease to exist in the UK come October 1st, as Disney moves those channels’ titles exclusively to Disney Plus. The move comes after Disney failed to reach a distribution agreement with Sky and Virgin Media, according to trade publication Broadcast. Sky, which is owned by Comcast, is one of the largest pay-TV services in the UK. Sky’s. [more...]