Epic cancels 2020 Fortnite World Cup

The move isn’t completely surprising. An in-person World Cup might have had few attendees even if lockdowns lifted overnight, and issues like lag and time zones make a truly global competition impractical. Still, it’s a significant blow to Epic’s esports plans for the year. The World Cup is supposed to be Fortnite’s marquee esports event,…

GDC Summer will go all-digital

Earlier this year, the annual Game Developer’s Conference that was set to occur in March was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Later, GDC 2020 organizers said that it would be postponed to August under the new moniker of “GDC Summer.” Now, it’s changing once again. Instead of returning as a 3-day conference in San…

LinkedIn Now Has an AI to Help With Your Interview Game

Photo: Martin Bureau (Getty Images) As a record number of Americans grapple with unemployment in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn’s rolled out some AI-powered tools to help job seekers prepare for the nightmare fuel that is the interviewing process. Advertisement Nailing an interview takes practice, no matter if you’re sweating it out…

Reddit pulls back chat rooms after angering moderators

“Reddit’s users, moderators and communities are at the core of every product decision we make, and our intention in rolling out ‘Start Chatting’ was to give Redditors a new avenue to connect with each other during these difficult times. Given the issues and concerns expressed by our users and moderators throughout the last 24 hours,…

Apple Has A Bright Future

Apple stores in the U.S. remain closed, but Apple is still making billions.Photo: Getty Images Apple, a technology company you may remember from such hits as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch, has announced that it expects to remain in business through 2020. Advertisement While the financial fate of the company appeared touch-and-go…

Microsoft opens free registrations for Build 2020

“It’s not the Build we thought it would be, but it’s gonna be special,” said Hanselman. “We can’t wait to bring together our community of developers to learn, connect and code together.” Like so many other things, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the annual developer conference circuit, in some instances even leading to outright cancellations….

NASA will license its FDA-approved ventilator to manufacturers for free

“Now that we have a design, we’re working to pass the baton to the medical community, and ultimately patients, as quickly as possible,” said Fred Farina, chief innovation and corporate partnerships officer at Caltech. [embedded content] The design offers a few key benefits. NASA says it can be built faster and maintained more easily than…

Democrats Seek Billions for U.S. Students Trapped at Home Without Internet

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) answers reporters’ questions during a news conference with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol, April 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Classrooms are deserted and parents are grappling with exceptional challenges under the nationwide lockdown. None face a greater disadvantage, however,…

Apple’s growth stalls as it deals with COVID-19’s impact

Apple released its quarterly earnings this afternoon for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began to reshape lives and economies, and the results are unsurprisingly mixed. The company saw slumps in hardware sales almost across the board, but it reported a total of $58.3 billion in revenue — just edging out its performance this…