Twitch Studio, the company's live streaming software, is now in open beta for PC users (Bijan Stephen/The Verge)
on November 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:Twitch Studio, the company's live streaming software, is now in open beta for PC users — The streaming site's first software product is now available to everyone — Twitch Studio — the broadcasting software the live-streaming site debuted back in August to a select group of users — is now open to the public.
The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole
by Nathaniel Popper, Vindu Goel and Arjun Harindranath on November 12, 2019 at 7:19 pm
SoftBank poured money into start-ups that use armies of contractors. That has upended the lives of drivers, hotel operators and real estate agents around the world.
SAP to cut research centers in drive to lift margins
on November 12, 2019 at 7:10 pm
German business software group SAP plans to reduce the number of research centers while holding research development costs steady, an executive said on Tuesday.
Watch: Extremely Bright Meteor Takes Over Night Sky in St. Louis
by Genevieve Scarano on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Many residents spotted a bright meteor streaking across the night sky over St. Louis, Missouri, on Nov. 11. (Photo Credit: Alyce Galletto Bava / Facebook) A glowing meteor streaked across the sky over St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday night, according to local news outlets. Residents reported spotting an illuminated flash of light across the St. Louis metro area, The post Watch: Extremely Bright Meteor Takes Over Night Sky in St. Louis appeared first on Geek.com.
The best Black Friday 2019 TV deals you can buy right now (and later) - CNET
by CNET staff on November 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm
There's no need to wait. Score these excellent early Black Friday deals on some great TVs.
Star Trek: Discovery exclusive clip shows Vulcan-ear options - CNET
by Amanda Kooser on November 12, 2019 at 6:50 pm
Go behind the scenes with the mold shop that makes aliens come to life on Star Trek.
‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Has Hilarious New Han/Greedo Edit on Disney+
by Jordan Minor on November 12, 2019 at 6:46 pm
At this point the rich history and mythology of Star Wars as a brand is bigger, stronger, and more important than any of the individual movies. These are stories about sacred texts that The post ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Has Hilarious New Han/Greedo Edit on Disney+ appeared first on Geek.com.
Intel has been slow to address information-leaking chip bugs, issuing an incomplete fix for "ZombieLoad" in May and another series of microcode patches today (Andy Greenberg/Wired)
on November 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Andy Greenberg / Wired:Intel has been slow to address information-leaking chip bugs, issuing an incomplete fix for “ZombieLoad” in May and another series of microcode patches today — Speculative execution attacks still haunt Intel, long after researchers told the company what to fix.
Netflix's The Witcher: New trailer, Dec. 20 release date and everything else we know - CNET
by Oscar Gonzalez on November 12, 2019 at 6:43 pm
Henry Cavill loses the cape and gets a horse in the new series.
Disney Plus puts The Simpsons in widescreen and fans are not happy - CNET
by Alison DeNisco Rayome on November 12, 2019 at 6:39 pm
Disney+ launch marred by glitches as demand overwhelms
on November 12, 2019 at 6:26 pm
Walt Disney Co said demand for its much-anticipated streaming service, Disney+, was well above its expectations in a launch on Tuesday marred by complaints from users about glitches and connection problems.
Fiat Chrysler patent application shows off a turbocharged inline-six - Roadshow
by Sean Szymkowski on November 12, 2019 at 6:26 pm
Rumors have persisted that a new inline-six engine is coming from FCA, and this patent application is pretty good evidence.
Greedo says 'Maclunkey' in Star Wars 'Han shot first' scene on Disney Plus - CNET
by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper on November 12, 2019 at 6:17 pm
May the Maclunkey be with you.
SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites put on controversial light show - CNET
by Eric Mack on November 12, 2019 at 6:02 pm
Those bright, orderly lights in the sky weren't really slow shooting stars.
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and dashcams are this year's top car gifts - Roadshow
by Brian Cooley on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Give one of these best gifts (aside from a car) to the drivers in your life.
Best action cams for 2019 - CNET
by Joshua Goldman on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm
These tiny rugged cameras are made for shooting and sharing your adventures -- even if they only happen in your backyard.
Verizon gives some customers a year of Disney Plus - CNET
by Oscar Gonzalez on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm
The mouse isn't playing around.
Blue Origin's rocket will be ready for riders next year. Tickets are seriously expensive - CNET
by Alison DeNisco Rayome on November 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm
Jeff Bezos' rocket will take tourists to the boundary of space.
Remember Family Films? Disney Plus Is Making ’Em Like They Used To
by Brooks Barnes on November 12, 2019 at 5:53 pm
For its new streaming service, Disney is reviving small movies in the mold of “Old Yeller.” Expect to see another doggone hero, Santa’s daughter and remakes of classics like “Home Alone.”
Facebook to consolidate payments tools across apps with Facebook Pay
on November 12, 2019 at 5:51 pm
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was launching Facebook Pay, a service that will help consolidate payments tools across its social media platforms including Whatsapp and Instagram.
Windows 10: A guide to the updates
by Preston Gralla on November 12, 2019 at 5:50 pm
The launch of a major Windows 10 update isn’t the end of a process — it’s really just the beginning. As soon as one of Microsoft’s twice-yearly feature updates is released, the company quickly gets to work on improving it by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features.Here we’ve summarized what you need to know about every Windows 10 update being released to the public. Microsoft has just announced the general availability of Windows 10 version 1909, known as the November 2019 Update. Right now there are no updates to that release, but we'll add them as they arrive, with the most recent updates on top.(Note that 1909 is on a phased rollout, so you may not have received it yet. Microsoft has supplied instructions for seeking out the release, but why rush things? In fact, we recommend keeping 1909 off your machine for now to avoid any bugs that may crop up with the new release.)To read this article in full, please click here
IBM: ‘Mac users are happier and more productive’
by Jonny Evans on November 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm
MINNEAPOLIS – IBM stole the show at the annual Jamf Nation User Conference this week when it announced that Mac users are more likely to stay with the company and will be more productive while they're there.IBM’s happy Apple orchestra IBM CIO Fletcher Previn talked up fresh IBM findings that show those of its employees who use Macs are more likely to stay with IBM and exceed performance expectations compared to PC users.The details of his claims are:There are 22% more macOS users who exceeded expectations in performance reviews, compared to Windows users. High-value sales deals tend to be 16% larger for macOS users, compared to Windows users. macOS users are 17% less likely to leave IBM, compared to those who use Windows. MacOS users are happier with the third-party software availability within IBM — just 5% of macOS users ask for additional software, compared to 11% of Windows users. It’s possible these claims reflect some other difference between Mac and PC users, but with hundreds of thousands of IBM employees in the sample group it’s hard not to see some contribution from the choice of computing platform.To read this article in full, please click here
Save $40 on my new favorite AirPods alternative, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro - CNET
by Rick Broida on November 12, 2019 at 5:44 pm
This may be the best-sounding true-wireless earbud set I've tried yet, for a price that's way more palatable than AirPods.
Facebook unveils Facebook Pay, which will work on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to let users shop, donate to causes, send money to friends, more (Tom Warren/The Verge)
on November 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm
Tom Warren / The Verge:Facebook unveils Facebook Pay, which will work on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to let users shop, donate to causes, send money to friends, more — Facebook Pay arrives just weeks after payment companies dropped out of Libra — Facebook is launching a new payments system today, appropriately named Facebook Pay.
How Ducati influenced the 2020 Corvette's design - Roadshow
by Chris Paukert on November 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm
The design team behind the mid-engine C8 Chevy Corvette Stingray looked to the fabled Italian motorcycle manufacturer for inspiration.