Facebook’s new AI chatbot will not stop owning Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s new AI chatbot will not stop owning Mark Zuckerberg

Fleshy AI, Mark Zuckerberg.Photo: Christof Stache (Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of the company that we still don’t want to call Metawould like to live in a world where we all sit around in VR headsets working alongside cartoon people that look like they fell out of a forgotten Wii game. Knowing that he’ll be … Read more

Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Image: Kotaku / Unity Popular video game engine Unity has had a lot of bad press over the last year, the result of things like large-scale layoffs and some really terrible comments from his CEO. Today the trend continues, as it was announced recently that the company has signed a new multi-million dollar, three-year deal … Read more

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not … Read more

Break Your Social Media Addiction With This iPhone App

Break Your Social Media Addiction With This iPhone App

screenshot: Joel Cunningham I am just full of advice about social media, most of which can be boiled down to “put down your phone” and “stop engaging.” Which is funny, because I am incredibly bad at doing both of those things, despite my best efforts (downloading a little app that grows trees while you don’t … Read more

Microsoft Teams app now optimized for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

Microsoft Teams app now optimized for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

To help its users work easier and faster on their favorite devices, tech giant Microsoft announced that it has created a native version of its Microsoft Teams app optimized for the Mac lineup with Apple silicon. The company said it is rolling out a production-grade universal binary version of Teams, which means it will run … Read more

Now You Can Hang Up an iPhone Call Using Siri

Now You Can Hang Up an iPhone Call Using Siri

Photo: Framesira (Shutterstock) With the recent updates in iOS 15, the on-device Siri feature is surprisingly consistent at doing on-device tasks like setting timers, alarms, reminders, and calling people. In fact, placing calls is something that Siri has always been good at, and it does an equally good job for cellular calls or FaceTime calls. … Read more

Hong Kong Scoffs at Alleged Flaws in LeaveHomeSafe Covid App

Hong Kong Scoffs at Alleged Flaws in LeaveHomeSafe Covid App

Photo: Anthony Kwan (Getty Images) New research claims that Hong Kong’s covid-19 contact tracing app has a host of security problems that could expose sensitive user data. The city’s response: We don’t know what you guys are talking about. The Hong Kong government launched the LeaveHomeSafe app in November of 2020 to help track and … Read more

‘Save Minecraft!’ Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

‘Save Minecraft!’  Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

Image: Mojang/Microsoft Minecraft is on fire. At least that’s how it currently feels if you follow the fandom on social media or certain message boards. A portion of the community is up in arms following the news that developer Mojang won’t back down from a controversial move to open private servers up to moderation and … Read more

Meta’s Done With Paying News Publishers on Facebook

Meta’s Done With Paying News Publishers on Facebook

Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP (Getty Images) Several news publishers are going to be out millions of dollars as Meta is now saying, in a very subdued way, there’s no place for dedicated news systems on its ever-more algorithmically based social platforms. Axios reported based on anonymous sources from inside Facebook that the company is officially backing … Read more

These Apps Will Help You Make Any Difficult Decision

These Apps Will Help You Make Any Difficult Decision

Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock) From picking between two restaurants to picking between two job offers, there’s no one foolproof approach to making decisions. We’ve covered our fair share of decision-making hacks in the past: there’s the 37% rule to simplify your gut instincts, or creating a decision matrix in order to prioritize what you need to … Read more