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Amazon’s making a wearable to detect your emotional state

The wrist-worn device would determine your emotions to make helpful suggestions and sell you products.

What you need to know The patent shows the wrist-worn device would be used to determine your emotional state. Amazon would use the information to suggest products or provide other helpful suggestions. The product is currently in some form of beta testing but it may never be released.

Have you ever wished your Alexa speaker would realize when you’re feeling down so  [Read More…]

PlayStation’s next State of Play will give us an extended look at MediEvil

Don’t expect any next-gen announcements. Sony is staying tight-lipped about PS5 plans.

Was the last State of Play livestream a letdown? Temper your expectations for this next one. PlayStation has announced that the second episode will take place this week and will feature an extended look at MediEvil along with some updates and announcements from other upcoming PS4 games.

The livestream is expected to last around 10 minutes, so the “extended” preview that we’re getting of MediEvil  [Read More…]

Huawei faces allegations that it’s being funded by Chinese state security

The CIA accuses Huawei of receiving funding from Chinese state security.

Huawei is facing fresh allegations from U.S. intelligence for allegedly receiving funding from Chinese state security. According to The Times, a source informed it that the CIA has accused Huawei of receiving funding from China’s National Security Commission, the People’s Liberation Army, and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network.

This comes after U.S. intelligence shared its claims with members of the Five Eyes  [Read More…]

The WD My Passport 1TB portable solid state drive has dropped to $170

Portable storage that won’t disappoint.

The WD My Passport 1TB portable solid state drive is down to $ 169.99 on Amazon. This portable storage device has been selling around $ 190 for the last few months and today’s price matches the lowest it has ever gone.

Store more WD My Passport 1TB portable SSD

If you want a speedy and reliable portable SSD at its best ever price, you’re in luck. This 1TB WD model is back  [Read More…]

State of Play is a new video program bringing you PlayStation announcements

New PlayStation announcements will now be brought to the community through State of Play livestreams.

Like Inside Xbox and Nintendo Direct before it, Sony is jumping into the field of hosting livestreaming events that bring players the latest PlayStation announcements.

State of Play, as it’s being called, will debut on Monday, March 25 at 2PM PT/5PM ET. Sony did not detail what exactly to expect in the first episode, but it promises it will showcase “upcoming PS4 and  [Read More…]

What is State Share for Stadia?

Best answer: State Share allows developers to instantly share a playable moment from a game with the world state, player’s position, and inventory among other factors preserved.

Play on your TV: Chromecast Ultra ($ 69 at Amazon) Go portable: Lenovo Chromebook 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop ($ 254 at Amazon) How does State Share work?

The game’s state will be encoded in a link that tells Stadia where to pick up the game at a specific moment in time.  [Read More…]

Take the State of the Developer Nation survey and enter to win prizes

What will be the biggest development trends in 2019?

The Developer Economics survey is back again in its 16th edition, and we are calling all developers to take part. The survey is open to all developers involved in mobile, desktop, IoT, AR/VR, machine learning and data science, web, backend/cloud, and game development. It’s not just for professionals — hobbyists and students should take part too!

The Developer Economics survey focuses on the kind of questions that help  [Read More…]

Google details the latest state of Android security, and it looks great

If you install from Google Play, your chances of being compromised are steadily approaching zero.

In the name of transparency, Google has released another Android security report (officially, the Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report) that details many aspects of exactly how secure different parts of the Android ecosystem are, and how often they’re being exploited in the real world. The goal is of course to show that Android is very secure purely based on the numbers Google  [Read More…]

New York is kicking Spectrum out of the state

The ISP failed to expand its services to enough residents.

Spectrum, the home internet brand from Charter, is getting kicked out of New York in the U.S.

On Friday, July 27, ABC7 reported that state is giving Spectrum the boot after it failed to meet demands that were set in place back in 2016. Although Spectrum says it made its network available to over 86,000 residents, New York was planning on 145,000 businesses and homes being serviced.

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California Senate passes a vote to bring net neutrality laws to the state

There’s even a rule that’s stricter than what the FCC previously had in place.

Although the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality is set to go into effect on June 11, that hasn’t stopped other government officials from doing what they can to ensure the internet remains free and open for everyone.

Photo by Credo Action.

Most recently, the California Senate passed a bill that would bring back Net Neutrality laws across the entire state. The bill  [Read More…]