Apple Reverses Remote Work Policy, Exec Goes To Alphabet

Apple Reverses Remote Work Policy, Exec Goes To Alphabet

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Well, this is awkward. One of Apple’s highest-profile return-to-office detractors reportedly landed a new gig at Alphabet’s DeepMind, marking the latest drama over Big Tech’s remote work scuffles. That move, ironically, comes right around the same time Apple decided to walk back its most recent return-to-office push In an internal … Read more

China signals easing of tech crackdown but don’t expect policy U-turn

China signals easing of tech crackdown but don’t expect policy U-turn

China has shown signs of easing its crackdown on the technology sector which has wiped billions of dollars of value from its most prominent companies. But analysts said Beijing’s recent positive rhetoric should not be mistaken for a reversal of policy. “I think the big tech companies will have a grace period for maybe the … Read more

Noobs Should Embrace This New PlayStation ‘Gamer Dictionary’

Noobs Should Embrace This New PlayStation ‘Gamer Dictionary’

Photo: Roman Kosolapov (Shutterstock) I strongly believe console and PC gaming is for everyone, but let’s be honest: the jargony way people talk about video games can make it difficult to get into the hobby. Unless you’re enmeshed in the video game world, a sentence like “the latest patch nerfed HP scaling on end-game mobs … Read more

New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

Photo: Luke Plunkett Microsoft have applied for a patent that, while not a perfect solution for every gripe you may have with modern consoles and digital ownershipmay nevertheless be a great step forward for anyone who has a catalog of games they own on disc but have bought (or are thinking of buying) a digital-only … Read more

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year recently got an update, and now feature a warning … Read more

iPod is Dead, but Kann Max is a $ 1,300 MP3 Player Replacement

iPod is Dead, but Kann Max is a $ 1,300 MP3 Player Replacement

The device that helped turn Apple into a $ 3 trillion company (a milestone it passed earlier this year) is officially dead, as the last iteration of the iPod, the iPod Touch, was laid to rest earlier this week. But for those with more discerning ears who refuse to enjoy their music through a smartphone, … Read more

How to Update Your AirPods

How to Update Your AirPods

Photo: Fadhli Adnan (Shutterstock) Apple often issues firmware updates for its entire AirPods line, including AirPods Pro, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Max. However, the company doesn’t make it clear how to actually update your AirPods, nor do they share what each firmware update does. So here’s how to do it, whatever model of … Read more

Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Pour one out for every kid who one-strapped a backpack in middle school, as they’re likely in mourning today. With Apple’s discontinuation of the 7th-generation iPod Touch, announced yesterdayit’s official: the iPod is dead. Ostensibly, the iPod was a music device, meant to digitize song libraries and move listeners away … Read more

Streamer Makes Leap To YouTube After Twitch Misspells His Name

Streamer Makes Leap To YouTube After Twitch Misspells His Name

Sykkuno, one of Twitch’s top streamers known for his wholesome demeanor and for playing games like Among Us and GTA Online, left the Amazon-owned platform for the red pastures of YouTube Gaming this month. The move shocked the livestreaming space because Sykkuno was something of a household name on Twitch, boasting four million followers and … Read more