Microsoft tweaks Xbox and Teams services during 775 percent surge in cloud demand

Microsoft is seeing a massive increase in demand for its cloud services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We have seen a 775 percent increase of our cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or shelter in place orders,” explains a Microsoft Azure blog post. This increase in demand includes Windows Virtual Desktop More...

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By admin On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Cuomo pushes NY primary to June 23rd as Trump considers ‘enforceable’ quarantine

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports. More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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Rent the Runway lays off all retail employees due to coronavirus uncertainty

Rent the Runway, a popular clothing rental brand, laid off its entire retail staff via Zoom yesterday. The company, which primarily operates online, has brick and mortar locations in California, New York, Chicago, More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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Google has banned the Infowars Android app over false coronavirus claims

Google has banned the Infowars Android app from the Google Play store, the company confirmed to Wired on Friday. Google also confirmed the app’s removal to The Verge, and we couldn’t find the Infowars app More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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“With me” videos on YouTube are seeing huge spikes in viewership as people stay home

YouTube creators are performing everyday tasks or taking on crafts and activities that people can do at home because everyone is stuck indoors right now. The genre has boomed as a result of social distancing. Daily More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Sony is now slowing down PlayStation downloads in the US

Sony is working with internet service providers in the US to slow game download speeds in an effort to preserve internet capacity for users overall, the company announced on its blog today. The company already More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Yelp to stop auto-creating fundraisers after outrage from business owners

Yelp has paused an effort in partnership with GoFundMe that automatically opted tens of thousands of small businesses into fundraisers after complaints from restaurant and bar owners, the company tells The Verge. More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Half-Life’s Alyx Vance, explained – The Verge

It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks for residents of Earth. City 17, formerly one of our planet’s finest remaining urban centers, has been destroyed. A nearly spontaneous uprising has destabilized the More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Animal Crossing powers Nintendo to record Switch sales in Japan

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is on track to become one of the best-selling video games of all time in Japan, according to sales figures released by Famitsu. The game managed to sell 1.88 million physical copies More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Qualcomm’s new Bluetooth chips will power next-gen wireless earbuds

Qualcomm is announcing a pair of new Bluetooth chips designed for wireless earbuds, the Qualcomm QCC514x and QCC304x SoCs. Both chipsets will support Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Mirroring technology for more reliable More...