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Google Blocks RCS Messages on Android Devices with Root Rights

Google has blocked RCS messages in Google Messages on Android smartphones with root rights, writes The Verge. Users with rooted smartphones have started complaining that they cannot receive or send RCS messages. Some users complain that such messages simply disappear after being sent. Heads up: Users are reporting that the ... Read more

HP offers to rent a printer for $6.99 per month

HP has launched a new All-In subscription service that will allow users to rent a printer and print a certain number of pages on it, writes ArsTechnica. The company is offering a $6.99 starter kit that includes an HP Envy 6020e printer and the ability to print 20 pages. The ... Read more

Gearbox to leave Embracer Group – the company will be sold

Gearbox Entertainment, a company known for its Borderlands series, will be released from the wings of the Embracer Group, writes Kotaku. The financial problems of Embracer Group, which led to massive layoffs in the company and the sale of Saber Interactive, also lead to the fact that the developers of ... Read more

Wikipedia downgrades CNET’s trustworthiness rating due to the use of AI for publishing

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has downgraded the reliability rating of CNET, a technology publication. This happened because the website published articles written by artificial intelligence, reports ArsTechnica. At the end of 2022, CNET started publishing artificial intelligence articles signed by CNET Money Staff. These publications contained a large number of ... Read more

Plazma Studio has not paid employees for almost six months

Plazma Studio, a Ukrainian gaming company headquartered in Malta and working on the tactical VR strategy Expansion, hasn’t paid its employees for six months. This was reported by PlayUA, citing anonymous sources. It is reported that the company’s management has not paid salaries for almost six months and constantly tells ... Read more

Windows 11 now allows you to use your smartphone as a webcam

Microsoft has started rolling out the ability to use a smartphone as a webcam on Windows 11 to Windows Insider program members. For now, the feature is only available for Android smartphones via the Link to Windows app. Users will be able to use the front or main camera, pause ... Read more

Microsoft is working with NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel to improve scaling in games

Microsoft has announced DirectSR, a new API developed in collaboration with NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel that will enable seamless integration of Super Resolution (SR) into the next generation of games. Super Resolution is a scaling technique that increases the resolution and image quality of games using artificial intelligence. Joshua Tucker, ... Read more

Embracer Group sells Saber Interactive for $500 million

Embracer Group sells Saber Interactive to a group of private investors for $500 million, Bloomberg informs. A person familiar with the matter said the deal was announced, but there are no details about Saber’s buyers. Neither company commented on the situation. It is also known that Saber plans to continue ... Read more

Setapp, the app store from Ukraine’s MacPaw, will be available on iOS in April

The Ukrainian company MacPaw will launch the Setapp app store on iOS in April. The store will be available in beta and only in the European Union. “We are setting a new path for the software industry towards a better and more diverse app ecosystem. This will offer customers more ... Read more

Toyota confirms that it overestimated the performance of its own engines

Toyota confirmed and immediately apologized for the fraudulent evaluation of its diesel engines, writes The Register. The day before, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism published the results of an investigation that showed that the software used to control the test engine had been illegally rewritten to incorrectly ... Read more

Grand Theft Auto VI developers are asked to return to the office for safety and productivity

As Grand Theft Auto VI reaches the final stages of development, Rockstar Games is asking all employees to work from the office, reports Bloomberg. Starting in April, employees will have to return to the office and work in this mode 5 days a week. Jenn Kolbe, the head of Rockstar’s ... Read more

Ming-Chi Kuo: only 1% of Vision Pro owners returned the headset

According to a well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, only 1% of owners of the $3500 Vision Pro headset eventually returned the new product from Apple. He also said that about 20-30% of these people simply could not figure out how to use it. Although Apple devices are usually easy to learn ... Read more

US launches investigation into Chinese cars that could be used for espionage

The US Presidential Administration has launched an investigation into Chinese cars due to possible safety risks, reports The Washington Post. Although Chinese cars are not very popular in America, they are gaining popularity in Europe and Asia, which is why the US government is concerned that they have many different ... Read more

The rich cry too: Cloud Imperium, the developers of Star Citizen, are laying off employees

Cloud Imperial, the studio responsible for the development of the space shooter Star Citizen, has laid off an unknown number of employees, writes GamesIndustry.biz. The company confirmed this information. “Now that we are back in office and seeing the progress and quality of work when our teams are in-person working ... Read more

Insider shares renders of Samsung Galaxy Flip6

An OnLeaks insider on the Smartpix website shared the first renders of Samsung’s next foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Flip6. In the disclosed version, the smartphone will have an approximately 6.7-inch internal display, a selfie camera hole in the center, and bezels that are almost identical to the Flip5. https://mezha.media/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Samsung-Galaxy-Flip-6-Video.webm In ... Read more

Neuromancer will receive a movie adaptation from Apple

The canonical work of science fiction Neuromancer by William Gibson, who is considered one of the founders of cyberpunk, will be adapted into a series by Apple, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Apple will prepare a 10-episode series, which will be developed by Graham Roland and J.D. Dillard (The Twilight Zone). ... Read more

Electronic Arts lays off about 700 employees and cancels Mandalorian game

Electronic Arts has announced that it is laying off 5% of its employees, which is about 700 people. The company also plans to stop creating games under licensed franchises, reports VGC. In an open letter to the company’s employees, CEO Andrew Wilson said the following: “We are also sunsetting games ... Read more

NetEase establishes BulletFarm studio headed by Call of Duty developer

NetEase Games has founded a new studio, BulletFarm, headed by David Vonderhaar, who was formerly the head of the team that worked on the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, writes Game Informer. The newly created studio will be developing AAA projects with first-person gameplay and a focus on the ... Read more

The first renders of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 6 smartphone have appeared

A well-known OnLeaks insider shared renders of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold 6 smartphone. The foldable smartphone will have a completely flat design. At the same time, it has all the same familiar elements: three microphones and a speaker grille on top, as well as a USB-C port, additional speakers and ... Read more

The next Battlefield will be released in 2025 with a free battle royale mode

Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson shared details of the upcoming Battlefield. According to him, the next installment of the popular shooter will be released in October 2025. Currently, Electronic Arts is working on several projects in the franchise, but the one closest to release will bring the series back to its ... Read more

Amazon accused of using AI in new movie Road House

Р. Lance Hill, the screenwriter of the original 1989 movie Road House, has filed a lawsuit against Amazon. He accuses the company of copyright infringement and the use of AI in the 2024 remake, writes Los Angeles Times. In 2021, Hill wanted to regain his copyright by filing an application ... Read more

Nintendo sues the creators of Yuzu, the Switch emulator

Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against the developers of Yuzu, a Nintendo Switch emulator. Game File reporter Stephen Totilo told on X. In the lawsuit, the company accuses Tropic Haze, which created the emulator, of allowing Yuzu to illegally play pirated video games that were published only for the Switch. ... Read more

Netflix will raise prices in 2024, UBS analysts warn

Analysts from UBS Securities said that in 2024, Netflix will raise prices to accelerate revenue and profit growth, writes Variety. According to analysts, due to price increases, revenues from advertising plans, and a steady growth in the number of subscribers, the total revenue of the streaming service will increase by ... Read more

The Boring Company is another Elon Musk company that neglects employee safety

Employees of The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s company that is digging an underground tunnel in Las Vegas, complain about terrible working conditions. This is stated in a report by Bloomberg Businessweek. Employees say that in addition to the traditional difficulties inherent in their work, they also face more serious problems. ... Read more

Stardew Valley to receive 1.6 update with better multiplayer and new content in March

Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone, better known as ConcernedApe, told X that a new major update 1.6 will be released on March 19 to mark the game’s 8th anniversary. He also shared another great news: the game has sold 30 million copies since its release in February 2016. With a ... Read more