In its first in-person event since 2020, GDQ’s Summer Games Done Quick 2022 raised more than $3.01 million for Doctors Without Borders. In all, some of the world’s best speedrunners descended on Bloomington, Minnesota to complete 134 different playthroughs of games like Doom Eternal, Tunic and Control. Across seven days of programming, Games Done Quick […]
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:As Apple ramped up investment in Mac chips, the progress of its other chips slowed down; sources: Apple Watch Series 8 may be able to tell if users have a fever — When it comes to Apple’s chip advancements, the company’s iPhone and watch are taking a back seat to the Mac. […]
The next Apple Watch will reportedly include a body temperature sensor that will warn you when you’re coming down with a fever, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The Series 8 won’t provide an exact reading, but it could send a notification that prompts you to see a doctor or use a dedicated thermometer. This isn’t […]
Additive manufacturing is one of the most important technological advances of the 21st century. It’s revolutionized the way we build everything from airplanes and wind turbines to medical implants and nano-machinery — not to mention the tidal wave of creativity unleashed once the tech made its way into the maker community. In Cosplay: A History, […]
Chris Gilliard / Wired:ML-powered surveillance systems will never eliminate the risk of school shootings in the US, no matter how expansive and intricate those systems become — The failure is not only in the spurious systems, but in the belief that more data can improve them. — If we are to believe the purveyors … […]
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:Q&A with Microsoft President Brad Smith on assistance for employees seeking abortion, labor and employment reforms, pending antitrust regulation, and more — Brad Smith, like many in tech and the broader world, thought 2022 might bring a bit of a break. Halfway through, the reality has been anything but. Brought to you […]
Megha Paul / Tech.eu:London-based Vita Mojo, which makes restaurant software for digital ordering and kitchen management, has raised $30M led by Battery Ventures — UK-based platform enables digital ordering in restaurants and more efficient kitchen and delivery operations through its software Brought to you by USA Today Read the rest of the article here.
WhatsApp is developing a feature that would allow users to hide their online status, according to WABetaInfo. On Saturday, the outlet shared a screenshot of new privacy settings that allow someone to decide who can see them when they’re using the app. The feature would complement the recent tweaks WhatsApp introduced to the app’s Last […]
Hoyoverse will release Genshin Impact’s next major content update on July 13th, the studio announced on Saturday. Dubbed “Summer Fantasia,” version 2.8 will reintroduce the Golden Apple Archipelago, a zone Hoyoverse has redesigned to add new plotlines and challenges for players to complete. By finishing the included quests, you’ll have the chance to recruit Fischl, […]
Nelson Rauda Zablah / New York Times:How El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele weaponized bitcoin to whitewash his government’s growing authoritarianism and spread propaganda — SAN SALVADOR — Bitcoiners — enthusiasts of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency — aren’t supposed to trust government. Brought to you by USA Today Read the rest of the article here.