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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

Ukrainian game The Cable Guy is now available on Steam

The simulation/puzzle game The Cable Guy from Ukrainian studio 4sandwiches is now available on Steam. In this game, you have to lay network cables to all the workstations in the generated office environment, untangle the changing maze of wires, and connect all the users to the appropriate servers in the ... 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

Dream car for Friday: Maserati GranCabrio presented

What a coincidence – Friday and March 1, the beginning of spring! So, you need a car for the warm season. For example, the new Maserati GranCabrio is an open version of the Maserati GranTurismo coupe. So: down with the fixed metal roof! Instead, the Maserati GranCabrio Convertible offers a ... Read more

Greedfall 2: The Dying World – new trailer and release date in Early Access

Spiders Studio has demonstrated a new trailer for the upcoming role-playing game Greedfall 2: The Dying World and announced the project’s release date in Steam Early Access. GreedFall 2: The Dying World will be available on Steam Early Access in the summer of 2024. The full release date for Windows ... 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

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown – Research mode

Kylotonn Studio has demonstrated another game mode of the arcade simulator Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, the Research mode. In this mode, players will be able to explore different parts of Hong Kong, which is recreated in this game on a 1:1 scale. They can look for interesting locations to ... Read more

Adobe introduces Project Music GenAI Control AI tool for working with music

Adobe has introduced the Project Music GenAI Control platform. By presenting the tool, the company offers its own concept of editing and creating music using artificial intelligence, writes TechCrunch. Project Music GenAI Control is capable of generating audio from text descriptions, such as “happy dance” or “sad jazz.” The tool ... 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

The Mitsuoka M55 concept car (Honda Civic + Dodge Challenger) will become a production car

In case anyone doesn’t know, Mitsuoka is the company that makes the strangest childhood fantasies come true. And it has been doing so for more than half a century, on the occasion of which the Mitsuoka M55 concept car was built last fall. [gallery ids=”187991,187989,188001,187997″] In short, the Mitsuoka M55 ... Read more

In Germany, scientists are working on a silicon-free computer that uses light waves

A team led by Prof. Mario Chemnitz and Dr. Bennett Fischer from the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, Germany, has created a computer that uses light waves instead of silicon, all through an optical fiber, Techradar reports. The researchers used the unique interaction of light waves ... 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

The second installment of the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth remake series is out on PS5

On February 29 at midnight, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second part of the remake of the cult jrpg, was released on PlayStation 5. To celebrate the release, a new trailer was released on the game’s official channel, showing the gameplay and plot events. The developers have repeatedly reported earlier ... Read more

New trailer for the Alone in the Dark reboot with comments from the game’s characters and director

A new trailer for the relaunch of Alone in the Dark with comments from the participants has been released. The comments were made by David Harbour, the actor who “donated” his appearance to private detective Edward Carnby. Jodie Comer, who played the character of Emily Hartwood. The game’s scriptwriter and ... 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

Twilight Tails – Ukrainian cooperative game about raccoons

Developer Pavlo Prokopchuk told about his game Twilight Tails at Gamedev.DOU forum. This is a cooperative action/adventure game in the survival genre where players have to play as… raccoons. Currently, the author is developing new mechanics and working on the cooperative mode. Twilight Tails is planned for English, Ukrainian, and ... 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

Ransomware claims to have stolen almost 200 GB of information from Epic Games Store

The Mogilevich ransomware gang has announced on its darknet site that it has carried out a stealth attack on the Epic Games Store, Cyber Daily reports. The attackers claim to be in possession of 189 gigabytes of data, including emails, passwords, names, payment information, and source code. The ransomware claims ... 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