German court ruling clears the way to settle VW…

A German court has ruled Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners who bought vehicles rigged to cheat in emissions tests but consumers must accept current value taking into account the mileage they drove rather than the full purchase price

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

Facebook Cool With Remote Working—Without…

For many of Facebook's 45,000 employees, life will never be the same as it was before the pandemic. Mark Zuckerberg said in a video Thursday that the company is going to make remote working permanent for many employees, and it aims to have half its workforce working from home...

NASA astronauts go back to the future with…

It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style "Right Stuff' capsule

Zuckerberg Projects Half Of Facebook Employees…

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he thinks the company will be the most 'forward-leaning' for remote work.

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What's It Like Having Elon's Old Number? She Can…

Anyone trying to give Elon Musk a call shouldn't be surprised if they end up speaking to a 25-year-old Sephora worker instead. Her name is Lyndsay Tucker, and she was by chance given a phone number by AT&T a few years ago that used to belong to none other than...

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature The music-streaming platform is giving musicians the opportunity to highlight their fundraising efforts on their dedicated landing pages. The chosen cause will appear front and center on the artists’ pages, similar to when a musician selects a song as their Artist Pick. Artists may use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crews or other charitable organizations. Links can only come from three partners: Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal.me. Artists can also link to a number of verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.

Cheddar's Advice for the Class of 2020

It's a chaotic, uncertain time for new college grads, but Cheddar's own anchors have some completely unsolicited, timeless advice to drop and congratulations to offer for the Class of 2020.

Warehouse fire devastates San Francisco's fishing…

A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite…

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite Security Problems Just this past December, the video chat service reported 10 million users. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Zoom's activity has exploded in recent months. According to The Verge, it revealed a huge increase to 200 million at the start of April. The Verge adds that Zoom's use has jumped 50 percent since then. The increase comes despite security experts and the FBI saying default settings are not secure. In 2019, Apple removed Zoom software after it was revealed websites could take over cameras. There is also the "Zoombombing" issue, where pranksters have entered random calls to show "shock content." In response, Zoom recently released its 5.0 version to combat security and privacy problems. 5.0 heightens encryption, security for meetings and users must now have a default password.

Drug Dealer Hears Death Sentence Over Zoom

A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore over a Zoom call, which is probably not how Zoom CEO Eric Yuan envisioned his product being put to use. Reuters reports it's "one of just two known cases where a capital punishment verdict has been delivered remotely." It follows a...

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap…

Cooped-up Americans are snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation

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QAnon Conspiracy Movement Gains Followers In…

The far-right conspiracy movement is gaining as politicians help spread its message and as the public looks for answers.

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App Facebook is preparing to introduce a new mobile gaming app amid the coronavirus pandemic when many are glued to their phones. Facebook Gaming will be a free app designed largely for creating and watching live gameplay. According to Facebook, 700 million of its reported 2.5 billion monthly users already engage with online gaming content. The gaming industry is one of a few experiencing a boon during the era of COVID-19. Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App The app has no advertising in it for now and will rely on 'stars,' a currency that viewers can use to 'tip' streamers.

Amazon Prime Day Pushed Back to September

The two-day online shopping event by the e-commerce giant is being postponed to September, according to reports. The strain on Amazon's warehouses is causing the delay, but the company will be allowing unlimited shipments of nonessential goods again as part of the effort to return to pre-coronavirus operations.

Forced to adapt, businesses rethink how they make…

Many business owners are changing the way they make money as they attempt to recoup revenue lost to the coronavirus outbreak

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With…

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With Upcoming Games Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick says things are still running as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has a slew of new titles in the pipeline, including a new 'Call of Duty' game. It is speculated to be a reboot of the 'Black Ops' sub-series, similar to 2019's 'Modern Warfare' remake. And there has also been talk of new 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' games. Robert Kotick, to CNBC

SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground…

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek, matching rocketship

U.S. Agencies Warn Chinese Hackers Are Targeting…

A joint statement from the FBI and CISA says Chinese hackers are targeting U.S. coronavirus research labs to obtain valuable intellectual property.

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Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments

Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments The new feature will allow users to create and organize virtual tournaments from the comfort of their homes. Users will be able to create tourneys in a variety of formats, including round-robin or double elimination. The feature is also made for a wide range of levels from casual to high-level esports play. 'Tournaments' is currently debuting in early access. Facebook Gaming has experienced a huge growth in the last year, with streaming hours doubling due to the current pandemic.

T-Mobile GIves First Responders Decade of Free…

T-Mobile announced it will give members of police, fire and EMS departments free service for ten years. The Connecting Heroes program will give recipients unlimited free talk, text and 5G data.