A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 22/11/2022
Quote of the day:
We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis
Jokes of the day:
Some people say that comedians who tell one too many light bulb jokes soon burn out, but they don’t know watt they are talking about. They’re not that bright.
I have a joke about Stack Overflow, but you would say it’s a duplicate.
Top 10 news of the day:
Microsoft says it offered Sony 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation
As intense government scrutiny of Microsoft’s $69bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues, with many regulatory …
As intense government scrutiny of Microsoft’s $69bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues, with many regulatory bodies placing particular importance on the future of the Call of Duty franchise, Microsoft has told the New York Times it offered … [2625 chars]
Apple’s App Store head leaves Twitter as Elon Musk’s platform could clash with Google and Apple
The head of Apple’s App Store deactivated his account on Twitter amid the possibility of tension between the Elon Musk-owned platform and Apple and Google.
The head of Apple’s App Store deactivated his account on Twitter amid the possibility of tension between the Elon Musk-owned platform and the two companies that are the internet’s main gatekeepers: Apple and Google. Phil Schiller, who also leads even… [4086 chars]
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla headed to Steam
Ubisoft blockbuster Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch via Steam, its publisher has confirmed to Eurogamer today. Va…
Ubisoft blockbuster Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch via Steam, its publisher has confirmed to Eurogamer today. Valhalla comes to Steam on 6th December, with other Ubisoft titles such as city-building strategy Anno 1800 and free-to-play 3v3 spor… [1493 chars]
PS Plus Extra Loses Ys VIII as the PS5 Version Releases
No expiry date listed either — Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has been removed from PS Plus Extra after the JRPG’s PS5 version…
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has been removed from PS Plus Extra after the JRPG’s PS5 version released last week. The original PS4 edition had been made available on Sony’s subscription service since its revamp this past summer, but it suddenly disappe… [897 chars]
LG’s new ‘invisible’ speakers could revolutionize car audio
South Korean brand claims its new system uses small flat panels to project audio without compromising sound quality.
Audio player loading… LG Display has unveiled a ground-breaking new “invisible” speaker technology for automobiles, with a flat panel system that can easily be placed in headrests as well as car dashboards. Developed as a direct replacement by the So… [2872 chars]
Xbox offered PlayStation a 10-year deal for Call of Duty, Sony declined to comment
Sony has decried the Call of Duty terms Microsoft previously offered for the popular shooter on PlayStation. Microsoft’s Xbox team offered a 10-year deal instead, reportedly, but it sounds as though S
What you need to know Microsoft is trying to purchase Activision-Blizzard for $69 billion dollars. Sony is a huge opponent to the deal, travelling to regulators to speak out against the proposals, often using Call of Duty as a bargaining chip. Micros… [3645 chars]
Prototype of Crash Bandicoot Wumpa League leaks
Footage of a prototype for Wumpa League, the long-rumoured multiplayer brawler set in the Crash Bandicoot universe, has…
Footage of a prototype for Wumpa League, the long-rumoured multiplayer brawler set in the Crash Bandicoot universe, has been leaked online. Rumours of the game’s existence began in summer, when it was accidentally let slip by Windows Central. Specula… [1681 chars]
Black Friday deals are set to make foldable phones go mainstream
A recent study puts foldable phones at the top of holiday buying lists.
It should come as no surprise that smartphones are a hot Black Friday Deals shopping item. That’s a fact confirmed in a recent Consumer Trade Association Study (the non-profit that brings you CES), which found that a smartphone is the number one gift… [6551 chars]
Need for Speed Unbound Looks a Little Flat in Chunky PS5 Trailer
Wheel deal? — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBPZapIh4MQ EA still seems reluctant to show uninterrupted footage of Need f…
Subscribe to Push Square on EA still seems reluctant to show uninterrupted footage of Need for Speed Unbound, but at least this gameplay trailer has a good chunk of actual racing in it. From the clip, we get to see the setup that will precede each ra… [764 chars]
Facebook forced to ban its AI after it ‘revealed how to make napalm and made racist comments’
FACEBOOK owner Meta has been forced to “pause” a public AI experiment after it started spewing misinformation and offensive comments.The Galactica pro
FACEBOOK owner Meta has been forced to “pause” a public AI experiment after it started spewing misinformation and offensive comments. The Galactica project was meant to solve “information overload in science” using AI to sift though 48million papers … [1629 chars]