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Call of Duty made $3 billion in 2020, so of course Activision Blizzard is laying off QA

Call of Duty made 3 billion in 2020 so of

One of the studios responsible for Call of Duty’s success is laying off QA testers that are reportedly earning $17 an hour for their work on the franchise Activision Blizzard said brought in $3 billion dollars in 2020. Raven Software, known for its work on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and CoD: Warzone …

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Today I learned you can surf YouTube on old Chromecasts with a hidden phone remote

1638565807 Today I learned you can surf YouTube on old Chromecasts

Did you know the YouTube app on your older Chromecast has a hidden remote control that lets you surface an entire YouTube app that you can scroll? You just need to start casting something to your TV in the YouTube app with the Cast button up top — then hit the Cast button a second …

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EA puts Apex Legends boss in charge of Battlefield as part of internal shakeup

EA puts Apex Legends boss in charge of Battlefield as

EA is making a big change to the management of the Battlefield franchise by putting Vince Zampella, the CEO of Titanfall and Apex Legends-maker Respawn Entertainment, in charge of the series, according to a GameSpot article published Thursday. Alongside Zampella’s new oversight of the franchise, EA plans to build an interconnected Battlefield universe, he told …

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Honor 60 announced in China with vlogging-focused gesture controls

Honor 60 announced in China with vlogging focused gesture controls

Honor, the former Huawei sub-brand that split from the Chinese tech giant last year, has announced its latest handsets for the Chinese market. The Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro are two midrange handsets powered by Qualcomm’s recent Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, but otherwise, they’re very similar to the Honor 50 series phones released earlier …

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Elizabeth Holmes admits that she was CEO of Theranos, the company she founded

Elizabeth Holmes admits that she was CEO of Theranos the

No one was more invested in Theranos than CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes, she testified today. She owned the most stock. She could even fire the entire board of directors — and basically anyone else at the company. “Is that fair?” Prosecutor Robert Leach asked Holmes in his cross-examination. “The buck stops with you?” “I …

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Cyber Monday spending was reportedly down due to early shopping

Cyber Monday spending was reportedly down due to early shopping

Cyber Monday sales were down 1.4 percent year over year, according to a report from Adobe Analytics. Shoppers spent $10.7 billion this year, $100 million less than the $10.8 billion consumers spent in 2020. “Consumers were not waiting around for discounts on big shopping days like Cyber Monday and Black Friday” Amazon’s holiday shopping report …

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FIFA is trialling limb-tracking tech to catch offside players

FIFA is trialling limb tracking tech to catch offside players

FIFA, the global governing body of the sport variously known as football and soccer, is trialling new technology that tracks players’ limbs to detect whether they’re in an offside position. The system will be employed at the 2021 Arab Cup, which kicks off today in Qatar, the host of next year’s World Cup. FIFA calls …

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The best Cyber Monday deals at Target

1638217808 The best Cyber Monday deals at Target

Cyber Monday is here, and lots of retailers are dropping prices for everyone’s favorite shopping holiday. Right now at Target, we’re seeing great discounts on everything from Beats Studio 3 headphones to the Fitbit Versa 2 fitness tracker. We’ve already highlighted some of these products in our guide to the best Cyber Monday deals happening …

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