Acer Says Global Chip Shortage Will Bottleneck Laptop Production Until at Least 2022

Photo: Mandy Cheng/AFP (Getty Images) Facing an ongoing global chip shortage, Acer, one of the world’s leading laptop makers, warns that production will remain bottlenecked until at least the first or second quarter of next year. Advertisement In an interview with Guardian Australia published on Monday, Acer’s co-chief operating officer Tiffany Huang said that on…

Zombies will soon invade ‘Watch Dogs: Legion’

Ubisoft will roll out the latest title update for Watch Dogs: Legion on June 1st and it will add a mode that the publisher has kept under wraps until now. Watch Dogs: Legion of the Dead will task you and up to three teammates with reaching an extraction point. Along with tackling human hostiles, you’ll…

Google’s speedier internet standard is now an actual standard

One of Google’s numerous efforts to speed up the internet is now available to everyone. CNET reports that the Internet Engineering Task Force has published Google’s QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) as an official internet standard, signalling that the faster data transmission technology is sufficiently well-established to be used on a broad level. The tech…

X-Men’s Brood Are What Brood X Nightmares Are Made Of

A member of the Brood.Image: Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho/Marvel People’s longstanding fear of swarming insects like cicadas is enshrined in our pop culture. For years we’ve reimagined bugs as everything from larger-than-life creatures poised to take over the planet to hyper-intelligent mimics hellbent on supplanting humanity. Now, with millions of the United States’ Brood…

Scientists Link Nearly 40% of Heat-Related Deaths to Human-Induced Climate Change

The sun sets behind a smokestack in Kansas City.Photo: Charlie Riedel (AP) New research is quantifying the rate at which intense summer heat brought on by human-induced climate change is killing humans around the world. Advertisement More than one-third of all heat-related deaths from 1991 to 2018 are attributable to human-caused climate change, according to…

Twitter May Start Labeling Your Tweets Based on How Wrong You Are

Photo: Leon Neal (Getty Images) Twitter is one of many social media companies that’s struggled to keep misinformation from running rampant on its platform over the years. Its latest attempt to move the needle looks to be a tiered warning label system that changes based on how wrong you are, according to app researcher Jane…

Xbox has a two-year console exclusive on Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

Don’t expect the PlayStation 5 or Nintendo’s rumored Switch upgrade to get Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos support anytime soon. Microsoft has console exclusivity on both technologies for two years, according to an Xbox Wire France blog post. Engadget has contacted Microsoft for more details. Xbox Series X/S systems have supported Dolby Atmos’ 3D audio…