Are you open to hackers if working remotely

REvil took credit for the incident and claimed to have encrypted more than one million systems. The group then demanded a ransom of $70m (£50.5m) in Bitcoin for the release of a universal decryption tool that would allow those affected to recover their crucial files. Hacking experts warn that such attacks are likely to become more frequent, and suggest businesses Read More

How to use transitions to make your TikTok videos more interesting

While TikTok offers a handful of templates that resemble slideshow presentation transitions, these don’t seem to be very popular. Instead, many users opt for manual transitions that use video editing and recording tricks to make their video flow from one clip to the next. Some of these transitions are relatively simple and only require a couple of steps, while others need a Read More

Elon Musk opinion Epic Games vs. Apple suit

Elon Musk has some thoughts to share on Epic’s legal spat with Apple.  Fortnite maker Epic Games sued Apple after the game was removed from the iOS App Store in August. This came after Epic built a direct payment system into its game that would allow it to bypass Apple’s 30% fee for App Store purchases. Epic accused the iPhone maker of anticompetitive Read More

Sony announces it’s sold 10 million PS5s

The announcement confirms that the console is still absolutely flying off the shelves, although it’s still very much the case that picking one up is a challenge for even seasoned shoppers. Restocks are still disappearing in minutes, so there’s no sign that the PS5 will slow down its sales. Indeed, in an interview with gamesindustry.biz, PlayStation head honcho Jim Ryan confirmed that it’s Read More

Sony’s first PS5 software beta arrives

Sony’s PS5 system software beta program is starting to roll out today, and it includes access to the long-awaited M.2 SSD slot. The first PS5 beta is available for select users in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France. The beta includes some new UX enhancements and customizations, but the biggest addition is M.2 SSD expansion support. Sony notes you’ll Read More

Activision Blizzard Walkout Underway

The planned work stoppage is underway, and several game industry figures, peers, and influencers have expressed solidarity with Activision Blizzard employees. Some are showing support by signal-boosting the walkout on Twitter, while others are donating to organizations listed by organizers of the walkout that promote women in gaming (including Black Girls Who Code, Futures Without Violence, Women In Animation, Girls Who Code, and Women In Read More

Motherboard manufacturers unite against Intel

In preparation for Intel’s Alder Lake launch later this year, the company has been trying to convince manufacturers to move over to its more energy-efficient ATX12V0 power standard, ready for this 12th generation, monster CPUs. But since this would involve big, and potentially awkward changes for manufacturers of both motherboards and PSUs, Intel has been met with a “united front Read More

Facebook stops sales of the Oculus Quest 2

Facebook stops sales of the Oculus Quest 2 because it might irritate your face As of Tuesday, Facebook is temporarily pausing sales of the Oculus Quest 2 worldwide as the company announces a voluntary recall after concerns that a small percentage (0.01% according to Oculus) of users were experiencing adverse skin reactions after using the popular VR headset. This comes only a Read More

CEO Bobby Kotick finally responds to Activision Blizzard employees

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has issued a letter to all employees in the wake of a lawsuit alleging widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at the company. In the letter, Kotick describes the company’s initial responses to the lawsuit as “quite frankly tone deaf,” and promises that leadership is “immediately evaluating managers and leaders across the company.” The letter comes Read More