The developer behind hit game Fortnight has raised $1.25bn investment – an enormous amount by any measure. While it surely has other tricks up its sleeve, it had better hope the Fortnite cash cow doesn’t keel over any time soon.
Unlike Google, Microsoft has no qualms about taking military contracts. And perhaps with good reason beyond cash: “to withdraw from this market is to reduce our opportunity to engage in the public debate about how new technologies can best be used in a responsible way.”
Snapchat for the desktop? Well, kind of. Snap Camera brings Snapchat’s visual effects to the likes of Twitch, YouTube, Skype, and Zoom
Google’s got a clever new way for you to create Drive documents. It uses the .new top-level domain. Simply type ‘doc.new’ into your browser’s address bar to create a new Google Doc. It also works with presentations, spreadsheets, forms and more.
‘Swatting’ isn’t just a harmless prank - it can have deadly consequences. “Barriss became addicted to the thrill of swatting. He loved having the power to transform police into playthings as if they were videogame characters.”
What a cowardly, uncreative response. The producer here says he tried to “crowdsource” scripts. FFS. *Hire* actual qualified South Asian writers & an actor, listen to them, & find a way to make Apu funny & clever. https://t.co/j8f5KZZBMq
9:03 AM - 27 Oct 2018
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