Sun.Apr 11, 2021

ByteDance’s Ohayoo has published more 150 games with 500 million downloads

Venture Beast

Ohayoo's 150 games have been downloaded more than 500 million times, and eight games have hit No. 1 on the Chinese free games download list. Read More.

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Global chip crisis is causing a 60-week delay in new router orders

TechSpot

With millions depending on a stable Internet connection in order to work from home, a router shortage couldn’t come at a worse time. Bloomberg shares details provided by people familiar with the situation, who claim that carriers are being quoted wait times as long as 60 weeks for new router

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Automation is expanding. How worried should we be about jobs?

Venture Beast

When I called my cable company with a problem a few days ago, the usual human agent had been replaced by a bot. Read More. AI VB Home Page automation category-/Business & Industrial

PC shipments increased by 55% in Q1, despite chip shortages

TechSpot

PC shipments in Q1 2021 didn’t seem to suffer as expected. Almost 84 million PCs were shipped in the first quarter, marking an impressive 55% increase year-over-year

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The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.

The D20 Beat: Astria Ascending shows off an intriguing new JRPG world

Venture Beast

Astria Ascending is one of the surprises from the recent ID@Xbox event, full of homages to classic Japanese RPGs. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Games/Roleplaying Games

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Personal info for 1.3 million Clubhouse users reportedly leaked online

The Verge

Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images. Personal data for some 1.3 million users of the social audio app Clubhouse has been leaked online, Cyber News reported.

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Microsoft in talks to acquire Nuance Communications for a reported $16B

GeekWire

The Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.(GeekWire GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop). The news: Microsoft is in “advanced talks” to acquire Nuance Communications for $16 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg on Sunday.

Before emerging as the iconic Grand Theft Auto, what was the original GTA going to be called?

TechSpot

The original GTA was nearly cancelled for being in such poor shape

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New iPad Pro still coming soon but supply could be short, says Bloomberg

The Verge

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge. Apple’s next iPad Pro may face supply constraints at launch due to issues in production, according to a new report in Bloomberg.

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Google Used a Secret Program Called ‘Project Bernanke’ to Benefit Clients Using Its Ad-Buying System

GizModo VR

Google used a secret program called “Project Bernanke” for years to increase its clients’ chances of winning bids for competitive ad space, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing court documents filed in the Texas-led antitrust suit against Google.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Apple says it will send a witness to Senate hearing on app stores after all

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. After several senators criticized the company, Apple said on Sunday it would send its chief compliance officer to an April 21st hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) confirmed.

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Watch NASA Mission Control as They Attempt First Helicopter Flight on Mars

GizModo VR

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter will attempt to take flight on the Red Planet early Monday morning, and you’ll be able to watch live as the NASA team tracks this historic test from mission control. Read more.

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Google reportedly ran secret ‘Project Bernanke’ that boosted its own ad-buying system over competitors

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Google reportedly ran a secret project called “Project Bernanke” that relied on bidding data collected from advertisers using its ad exchange to benefit the company’s own ad system, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Flappy Bird Has Been Revived as an Interactive MacOS Notification

GizModo VR

Flappy Bird hasn’t graced the Apple App Store in years, not since its meteoric rise in popularity back in 2014 before its creator just as swiftly took it offline. Now the furiously addictive mobile game has been reincarnated in a form no one expected: an interactive macOS notification. Read more.

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Insights on Choosing an Identity Verification Solution Provider

Sort through today’s crowded identity verification solutions landscape with our guide, designed to help you choose the right provider based on your unique needs.

LG leaves behind more than a flip phone-shaped hole in our hearts

The Verge

The LG Stylo 6 is one of the company’s bestselling phones in recent history. Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge.

The Rock’s Black Adam Production Begins on DC Comics Film

GizModo VR

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson dropped a boulder on his fans this week by posting a Black Adam photo on Instagram to kick off production finally beginning for the long-awaited film. Read more.

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French lawmakers vote to ban some domestic flights to reduce carbon emissions

The Verge

Air France planes parked at Roissy Airport in Paris | Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images. French lawmakers have voted to ban domestic flights on routes that could be taken in a train ride in less than two-and-a-half hours, Reuters reported.

Microsoft Is Reportedly in Talks to Scoop Up AI Firm Nuance Communications for $16 Billion

GizModo VR

Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire Nuance Communications, an artificial intelligence firm whose speech recognition tech helped develop Apple’s Siri virtual assistant , for as much as $16 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read more.

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

LeVar Burton pitched himself as the next 'Jeopardy' host and wow what a brilliant idea

Mashable VR

I don't look at Twitter during the Monday-Wednesday portion of my work week, and so I missed this beautiful gem from Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: The Next Generation star Levar Burton. Leaving this here in the event the powers that be are listening."

Google Will Shut Down the Google Shopping App for iOS and Android in a Few Weeks

GizModo VR

If you liked shopping with the Google Shopping app on iOS or Android, you better switch over to the web version. Google is reportedly shutting down its Shopping app in a few weeks. Read more.

Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping app

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping apps for both iOS and Android and directing users to its web Shopping site instead, 9to5 Google reported.

More than a million Clubhouse users had their account info leaked online

Mashable VR

Large-scale data leaks have become almost a rite of passage for new social networks. If Clubhouse wasn't part of the, erm, club before, it is now. Cyber News reported over the weekend that personal data for around 1.3

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

South Korea EV battery makers reach settlement in US trade dispute

The Verge

Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. South Korean electric-vehicle battery makers SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution have reached a settlment in a US trade dispute, Bloomberg reported. Under the terms of the agreement, SK will pay $1.8

Antifascists out Proud Boys and Neo-Nazi groups behind 'White Lives Matter' rallies

Mashable VR

If you see any "White Lives Matter" events, marches, or rallies happening in your town on Sunday, you can be sure the Proud Boys are behind them. How do we know that?

Sunday's Best Deals: Pulsar Heavy-Duty Generator, Insignia Massage Chair, Star Wars Action Figures, Holy Stone Drone, Greenworks Outdoor Power Tools, and More

GizModo VR

A Pulsar heavy-duty portable dual fuel generator and a sale on Greenworks outdoor power tools lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more.

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Google kills the Google Shopping mobile app in favor of a web browser experience

Mashable VR

We've got bad news for folks who use the Google Shopping mobile app on iOS and Android : Its days are numbered. Google confirmed to 9to5Google on Friday that the bespoke Shopping mobile app would no longer be supported "within the next few weeks," per a company spokesperson.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Start Your Spring Cleaning On That Unsightly Yard With up to 30% Off Greenworks Outdoor Power Tools

GizModo VR

Get Up to 30% off Greenworks Outdoor Power Tools | Amazon Read more. tools manufactured goods lawn care gardening tools power tool string trimmer lawn mower leaf blower technology elizabeth lanier consumer electronics cutting tools home appliances amazon

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Chauvin trial newscast takes an awkward turn into racial issues on the 'SNL' cold open

Mashable VR

Welcome to the "I would've voted for Obama a third time" of Saturday Night Live cold opens. The sketch show's latest episode kicked off with a newscast send-up featuring two Black hosts and two white hosts in Minnesota discussing the trial of Derek Chauvin. It doesn't go well.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 4, 2021

GeekWire

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 4, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

An amazing 'SNL' Weekend Update sits for an interview with the Titanic iceberg

Mashable VR

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update has traditionally been home to bizarre and off-the-wall interviews, but this one. this one is a winner. Bowen Yang, who just a couple weeks ago jokingly(?)

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.