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Microsoft will end Windows 8.1 support in January 2023. Notifications will start appearing on devices next month, to remind users that support is ending soon. Microsoft is preparing to send reminders to Windows 8.1 users that support will end on January 10th 2023. The software giant will start sending notifications to existing Windows 8.1 devices next month, as a first reminder leading up to the January

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Talk therapy apps face new questions about data collection from senators

At the start of the pandemic, demand for talk therapy apps skyrocketed. Now, lawmakers like Sen. Elizabeth Warren are demanding details on how these companies protect the privacy of their users. At the start of the pandemic, demand for talk therapy apps skyrocketed. Prominent players, like BetterHelp and Talkspace, saw their downloads nearly double throughout the first few months of lockdown in 2020. Now, lawmakers like Sen. Elizabeth

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Tim Cook is getting a lot less coy about Apple’s AR headset

Apple CEO Tim Cook has directly hinted that the company is working on an augmented reality, or AR, headset. Rumors have been swirling that Apple is getting ready to introduce such a device. Tim Cook teased that Apple’s working on an augmented reality, or AR, product in an interview with state-run outlet China Daily, telling AR fans to “stay tuned and you will see what we have to offer.” It reads as a direct hint that the company

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Geoff Keighley isn’t worried about E3 making a comeback

Geoff Keighley, host of The Game Awards and Summer Game Fest, talks about how the uncertain prospect of E3’s return does not bother him and his past statements on Activision Blizzard. Geoff Keighley isn’t sure what E3 is anymore. Even before COVID forced the cancellation of the in-person version of the giant video game commercial masquerading as an industry trade show three years running now, the event was already a pale,

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TikTok and Oracle teamed up after all, but concerns about data privacy remain

TikTok says it has begun routing American users’ data to servers owned by the US-based Oracle, but a report from BuzzFeed News indicates TikTok employees in China had access to this information for months. On Friday, TikTok announced that it had started routing American users’ data to US-based servers owned by Oracle. But a timely report from BuzzFeed News calls into question what TikTok’s promise really delivers, claiming TikTok employees based

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Go read this report about a Google contractor who claims he was fired for calling out cult activity

A report from The New York Times details a former Google contractor’s allegations that a cult-like religious group is running the company’s Developer Studio, and that he was fired for bringing attention to it. Google is known for its close-knit — and sometimes secretive — company culture, but one wouldn’t suspect an actual cult running things behind the scenes. Well, one Google contractor claims that’s exactly the case, as detailed in this unusual

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Valve VR patent stirs up fresh hopes about rumored standalone Deckard headset

Is Valve working on a new VR headset? Rumors have long swirled about a standalone device dubbed "Deckard." Now, a new VR headset patent from Valve gives the pot a stir. Valve’s most recent VR headset was 2019’s high-powered, high-priced Valve Index. But rumors have long been swirling that the company is working on another device — a standalone headset code-named “Deckard.” Well, here to give that

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SpaceX fires employees who wrote open letter complaining about Elon Musk: report

SpaceX has reportedly fired a number of employees who helped draft and circulate an open letter complaining about CEO Elon Musk. The employees said Musk’s erratic public behavior reflected poorly on the private spaceflight firm. SpaceX has fired a number of employees who wrote and shared a letter criticizing the behavior of CEO Elon Musk, reports The New York Times. The open letter, first reported by The Verge, described Musk’s behavior as “a frequent source of

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Overwatch 2: all the news about the sequel to Blizzard’s hit hero shooter

Overwatch 2, the sequel to Activision Blizzard’s hit hero shooter Overwatch, is finally launching in October. You can find our coverage of the big game right here.

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Crypto exchange FTX is reportedly looking into buying Robinhood

Massive cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly thinking about buying Robinhood. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried denied the rumors. Bloomberg reports its sources say FTX is still exploring the possibility. Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly considering an acquisition of the trading platform Robinhood, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources close to the situation told Bloomberg that FTX is still weighing the possibility and hasn’t yet

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Overwatch 2 will replace the original Overwatch

As the Overwatch 2 release date of October 4th nears, Blizzard revealed that upon release, Overwatch 2 will overwrite the original Overwatch, effectively ending the game. The original Overwatch’s days are numbered. Last week, Blizzard revealed in a Reddit AMA that when Overwatch 2 launches on October 4th, it will overwrite Overwatch prime, effectively ending the six-year-old game. “When OW2 launches on October

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