Adam E. Williams
Adam E. Williams1 day ago
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time. The app was previously pulled from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store in December, shortly before The New York Times published a report about it. [ 76 more words ]
http://www.adamewilliams.com/google-removes-alleged-spying-app-totok-from-the-play-store-for-a-second-time/
Adam E. Williams
Adam E. Williams1 day ago
In a wonderful Valentine’s Day surprise, Fortnite has introduced a new emote inspired by the Rickrolling meme, and it’s incredible. It plays part of the actual song by Rick Astley, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” and your in-game character dances just like Astley does in the music video. The emote, called “Never Gonna,” is available in Fortnite’s in-game shop right now for 500 V-bucks, which approximates to about $5. [ 57 more words ]
http://www.adamewilliams.com/fortnite-now-lets-you-rickroll-your-friends/
Adam E. Williams
Adam E. Williams2 days ago
Photo: Stewart Volland / Blizzard Entertainment Last month, Blizzard announced that all of its scheduled Overwatch League games in China during February and March were canceled in the wake of the coronavirus. Now the publisher has revealed its plan to reschedule the games — and it involves moving them out of the country altogether. According to Blizzard, all of the canceled matches — which were set to take place in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou — will now take place in a studio in Seoul. [ 52 more words ]
http://www.adamewilliams.com/blizzard-moves-previously-canceled-overwatch-league-games-from-china-to-korea/
Adam E. Williams
Adam E. Williams2 days ago
Image: Epic Games On Wednesday, the IRS quietly changed a provision on its website that said transactions of virtual currency like Fortnite’s V-bucks were taxable and may have to be reported on tax returns, as reported by CNN. The provision had been on the IRS’s website since at least October, and you can see it right here, thanks to the Wayback Machine. [ 70 more words ]
http://www.adamewilliams.com/irs-backtracks-on-whether-video-game-currencies-are-taxable/
Adam E. Williams
Adam E. Williams3 days ago
The post How AI is helping map the world’s most vulnerable places appeared first on On the Issues.
http://news.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/02/13/ai-missing-maps-hot-bing/
Adam E. Williams
Adam E. Williams3 days ago
Back in 2018, Microsoft announced the Microsoft for Startups program that provides product, technical, and go-to-market benefits to help accelerate the growth of startups. Through this program, Microsoft also offered joint sales engagements with startups, along with access to latest Microsoft technology, and new community spaces that promote collaboration across local and global ecosystems. Since […] Read More: Microsoft will offer GitHub Enterprise and Power Platform for free to enterprise B2B startups
http://www.adamewilliams.com/microsoft-will-offer-github-enterprise-and-power-platform-for-free-to-enterprise-b2b-startups/