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Sony Sees Games, Electronics Revenue Slump, Warns of Tough Year

Sony said on Wednesday its annual net profit tumbled 36.5 percent on lower revenue from games and electronics products, and warned of a tough year because of the coronavirus pandemic. While demand for games downloads grew during the global pandemic lockdown, it wasn’t enough to offset negatives caused by the international crisis, including a slump […]

Smart home platform Wink delays paid subscription deadline by a

Users of the Wink smart home platform now have until May 20th before they’ll have to start paying a $4.99 a month for functionality that was previously free, the company has announced in an amended blog post. The company originally announced a May 13th deadline for the introduction of the subscriptions. In an email sent […]

Uber approaches Grubhub with acquisition offer: Sources

Uber is in negotiations to buy online food delivery company Grubhub in an all-stock deal, according to people familiar with the matter. A merger could give Uber Eats‘ money-losing restaurant delivery service a leg up on market leader DoorDash at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has upended Uber’s core business of shuttling people from […]

Donald Trump wants California to let automaker Tesla reopen assembly

US President Donald Trump has urged that Tesla Inc be allowed to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plant in California, joining CEO Elon Musk‘s bid to defy county officials who have ordered it to remain closed. “California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!” Trump wrote […]

Instagram brings new features to curtail online bullying

Facebook-owned social media platforms have been going after cyber bullies in recent times. And as part of these efforts, Instagram has now added new features that helps users manage negative comments. It does so by giving users the controls to restrict who can tag or mention you on the platform.  The launch of these features […]

Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech

Facebook Inc on reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it attributed to technology improvements for automatically identifying text and images. The world’s biggest social media company removed about 4.7 million posts connected to hate organizations on its flagship app in […]

5 must-have remote control apps for you

The remote control is such a convenient innovation. A simple tool that lets you control a device from the comfort of your sofa. However, this ubiquitous gadget has evolved from an IR-based hardware solution to an internet-based software. There are voice assistants, for instance, that provide information and let you control connected devices with simple […]

Smartphone recovery in China offers hope to industry

Smartphone shipments In China rose by 14.2 per cent in April, giving the mobile industry optimism that the market can rebound once lockdown restrictions are lifted and that 5G can deliver the return to growth that was promised before the coronavirus crisis. As the initial epicentre of Covid-19, China was the first country in the […]

Will Xbox Series X games actually run at 60 fps?

Confusion reigns about what frame rates gamers can actually expect on the next-gen Xbox Series X console when it releases later this year – and the answer may disappoint you. We’ve heard much about the high-end capabilities of the hardware in the past few months, with talk of a benchmark of 4K/60fps gameplay and a […]

Your Google Home speaker is getting some fancy new controls

If you have a Google Home speaker – or any compatible smart home device, for that matter – you may have noticed that the Google Home app isn’t exactly the easiest thing to use.  That’s all about to change however, as Google prepares a complete redesign of the app, making the Home Settings menu simpler […]