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 scruffles. 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

How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

Photo: charnsitr (Shutterstock) fitness trackers like Apple Watches and Fitbitsgenerally aren’t ace expensive as tech like smartphones and tablets, but they’re not exactly cheap. You certainly wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to snag one for free. Et uns it turns out, many insurance companies include fitness programs that either come with a complimentary tracker, allow … Read more

Google opens new ‘Bay View’ campus that’s the ‘epitome of flexibility’

Google opens new 'Bay View' campus that's the 'epitome of flexibility'

Google executives Michelle Kaufmann and Asim Tahir said the company wanted to design high ceilings, plants and natural light to give the illusion of working outdoors. jennifer elias Google this week is opening its newest campus in Mountain View, California and executives say they aim to make it a place where employees in the company’s … 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

Red Dead Online Will Get More Updates…One Day

Red Dead Online Will Get More Updates…One Day

screenshot: Rockstar Games It’s been nearly a year since Red Dead Online’s last major update. The long wait for new content has led to a growing movement among some players to #SaveRedDeadOnline, putting pressure on developer Rockstar using social media and emails. Today, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive, confirmed that he … Read more

China blockchain explainer: What is BSN?

China blockchain explainer: What is BSN?

China has made blockchain technology a strategic priority. Blockchain-based Service Network, or BSN, is part of its efforts to boost its capabilities in the sector. Yuichiro Chino | Time | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that his country needs to “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain technology. In a speech in 2019, … Read more

Computer Powered by Colony of Blue-Green Algae For 6 Months

Computer Powered by Colony of Blue-Green Algae For 6 Months

There’s “green energy” and then there’s truly GREEN energy, or rather, blue-green energy. A colorful colony of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, have successfully powered a computer microprocessor for longer than six months, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. The little bio-based battery-alternative could serve as a … Read more

iPhone Already in Testing to Ditch Lightning for USB-C

iPhone Already in Testing to Ditch Lightning for USB-C

iPhone 12 ProPhoto: Caitlyn McGarry/Gizmodo Following hot on the heels of leaks from trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that claim Apple will finally be saying its proprietary Lightning connector for the more widely supported USB-C standard in future iPhones, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is adding some credibility of his own to the rumor. Earlier today, he reported … Read more

Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a ghastly vision of a future cut off from sunlight, the machine overloads in the Matrix movie series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. If they’d had sunlight, algae would undoubtedly have been the better choice. Engineers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have run a microprocessor for more … Read more