Apple revamps more stores into ‘Express’ format for faster iPhone 12 pickups

Apple is expanding its new “Express” retail format to more locations, according to Reuters. The Express stores have a wall of plexiglass-protected sales counters and some shelves with accessories right at the front of the store. The new format should allow customers to pick up orders while respecting COVID-19 safety guidelines. There are about 20 […]


Twitter and White House deny claims that researcher hacked Trump’s account

A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month, guessing that his password was “maga2020!” and possibly posting a tweet where Trump appeared to take a satirical article seriously. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant and magazine Vrij Nederland reported the news earlier citing screenshots and interviews with the researcher, Victor Gevers. […]


Ubisoft’s new hub will bring cross-play and cross-saves to more games

Ubisoft is merging Uplay and Ubisoft Club into a single hub for “in-game services, activities and communities.” Ubisoft Connect, as it’s called, is an evolution of those services and it works across multiple platforms. As part of the shift, Ubisoft is doubling down on cross-platform progression and cross-play. The progress you make in games like […]


Quibi is shutting down

Quibi the shortform mobile-focused streaming service is shutting down after just over six months of operation, making it one of the shortest-lived streaming services to date, according to The Wall Street Journal. There is any number of factors that can be pointed to in unpacking Quibi’s demise: the launch of a mobile-only streaming service at […]


Fire TV devices will get improved hands-free features with Alexa

Amazon is introducing new hands-free features using Alexa voice controls for some Fire TV devices. The company said it’s enabling “Echo Show-like experiences” on connected TVs, where it said Alexa will display visual responses when asked to view calendar, smart home cameras, weather updates and to-do lists. Amazon also said it has improved search and […]


Microsoft develops a portable, box-shaped data center to bring the cloud to remote areas

Microsoft has developed what it calls the Azure Modular Datacenter, or the MDC. It’s a modular, portable data center that can extend satellite range anywhere in the world, thanks to close integration with Elon Musk’s satellite broadband service. Microsoft hopes to work together with Musk’s SpaceX to further “link up” Starlink and Azure, though it […]


Netflix’s subscriber growth slows, but company isn’t worried about running out of content

Netflix’s business soared during the pandemic, but as it heads into 2021 and faces a potential shortage of films and movies, the company will have to prove it can continue performing. Netflix reported its third quarter earnings today, and although Netflix is acknowledging slower growth, the company is still adding subscribers. The company added 2.2 […]