The Showmanship

The billionaires are fighting. But it’s not a Twitter slap fight between VC goons this time. Nope: The biggest company in the world is getting slapped with a lawsuit filed by an absolute goliath of the video game world. And because we’re all cooped up in our homes worrying about surviving the new school year and golden…

Report: Facebook Quietly Abandoned Drilling Gear Off the Oregon Coast

The oceanfront lot bought by Facebook for the site of its proposed landing spot for a submarine fiberoptic cable that would connect America with Asia is seen in Tierra del Mar, Oregon with an anti-Facebook sign.Photo: Andrew Selsky (AP) Facebook has boldly face-planted right into one of the few remaining types of fuckups it hasn’t…

Photoshop’s upcoming tagging system will help identify edited images

As Wired points out, the initiative could one day help social media networks like Twitter and Facebook bolster the automated systems they already use to flag misleading images. Say a tragedy happens and people start sharing photos from the scene, the technology could assist those systems in preventing images that someone claims are from the same event…

Epic’s parody of Apple’s 1984 ad ends with #FreeFortnite

As part of its response to Apple delisting Fortnite from the App Store, Epic Games shared a new short that repurposes the tech giant’s iconic 1984 ad, complete with original 4:3 aspect ratio. The video features a Fortnite avatar tossing a unicorn-shaped hammer at a monitor that displays a big brother-like figure that is obviously…

Google adds re-opening and COVID-19 info to travel searches

Google has already introduced a number of updates to help people get around during widespread closures and travel disruptions due to COVID-19. Now that more cities and states are beginning to open up, the company is updating searches to make it easier to find details about travel destinations and re-openings. Google With the update, searches…

Pro ‘Fortnite’ streamer Ewok is back on Twitch

Soleil “Faze Ewok” Wheeler has signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch after streaming on Microsoft’s Mixer since November of last year. Mixer shut down July 22nd, meaning Ewok and other pro streamers were faced with choosing a new platform. Her Twitch stream officially returned Wednesday evening, ESPN reported. More than 20,000 viewers watched Ewok…

The Cheapest Cloud Storage Services of 2020 for All Your Files

There are plenty of cloud storage services out there, but which one is the best? And how do you even define “best,” because that word, to me, means “the most I can get without having to pay anything.” Advertisement Whether you’re a cheapskate like me, or you you don’t mind putting up some monthly cash…

‘Fortnite’ maker Epic Games sues Apple over App Store policies

A significant change to Apple’s App Store rules would be a major boon to Epic. The iOS version of Fortnite has raked in more than $1.2 billion, according to data from analytics firm Sensor Tower. Epic revealed the lawsuit after Apple booted Fortnite out of its store hours after the game started offering iOS users…

Apple removes ‘Fortnite’ from App Store following direct payment push

Apple has removed Fortnite from the App Store, according to Bloomberg’s Marc Gurman. The delisting comes just hours after Fortnite developer Epic Games started offering discounts on the game’s V-bucks currency and other cash purchases if players bypassed the App Store and Google Play. Shortly after the removal, Epic announced it would stream a new…