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Mozilla plans to push Tracking Protection in Firefox

Mozilla plans to push the built-in Tracking Protection feature of the organization's Firefox web browser in the coming releases. Firefox will display Tracking Protection options in the browser's user interface more prominently, and Mozilla plans to rename the feature to Smart Blocking eventually as...

Tech

Here’s what Microsoft announced at E3 2018

With 50 titles, including 15 Xbox exclusives, today’s Microsoft E3 event was wall to wall with new game trailers. As the first press conference of the big three, the company clearly wanted to put on a big (and extremely loud) show — and largely succeeded on that front. We won’t bo...

Tech

Microsoft acquires a whole bunch of game studios

Microsoft kept the gaming announcements coming at its Xbox E3 press conference where it announced a series of studio acquisitions meant to bolster the original gaming content emerging from the console maker. Xbox head Phil Spencer announced Sunday that Microsoft has acquired Ninja Theory, Playgroun...

Tech

Microsoft announces ‘Halo Infinite’

There were some rumblings that Microsoft might announce a new Halo title at this year’s E3 — and really, what would an Xbox event be without some nod to the perennial favorite sci-fi first-person shooter series? The company didn’t mess around this time. Before Xbox head Phil Spence...

Tech

The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook...

Tech

Liveblog: The PC Gaming Show at E3 2018

Really hoping someone announces a follow-up to the best PC game of all time. (credit: Microsoft) Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog For the fourth year running, PC gaming hardware and software makers will be gathering together for a pre-E3 PC Gaming Show from the Wiltern theater in Los Angeles...

Tech

Bitcoin has lost more than half its value since last year’s all-time high

Enlarge / Hydro-Québec's Bersimis-2 dam in Baie Comeau, Québec is pictured on January 20, 2018. (credit: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) On Sunday, the price of Bitcoin continued to fall, losing 5 to 6 percent of its value. According to CoinMarketCap, since an all-...

Tech

Liveblog: Square Enix’s E3 2018 press conference

Enlarge / YOU. ARE. A. TOY! Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog For the first time since 2015, Square Enix will be doing a pre-E3 presentation, highlighting its coming year (and more) in games. The video presentation will be livestreamed starting at 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 5pm UTC) on Monday, June...

Internet

Facebook under fire again for granting extended access to user data

In the wake of secret data deals with smartphone makers, and a bug that turned private posts public for millions of users, Facebook is once again under fire: this time for the way it gave certain companies extended access to its network of information on users, through 2014 and beyond.The claims rep...

Android

LG’s upcoming Wear OS smartwatch visits the FCC

An LG smartwatch showed up at the FCC under model number LM-W319. The smartwatch runs Wear OS, though the FCC listing revealed very little. This could be the upcoming Watch Timepiece, which LG reportedly plans to launch sometime this month. Even though we called the LG Watch Sport the best smartwa...


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