How to get your Steam Deck to access the Epic Games Store and more

Aug 9, 2022

Steam may certainly have the lion’s share when it comes to building a library of PC games, but why would you leave yourself stranded in Valve’s ecosystem when there are mountains of free games and sales on the Epic Games Store and other platforms? For instance, in 2021, the Epic Games Store gave away 89 free games, and GOG is adding new games to its free library all the time. If you had EGS and GOG on your Steam Deck, you could also cash in on all the extra sales that you’d otherwise be m ...read more

Elon Musk says Twitter deal should proceed as long as reliable proof of real userbase is provided

Aug 9, 2022

Musk remains firm on proceeding with the Twitter acquisition as long as sufficient proof surfaces The ongoing saga between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Twitter continues. In a tweet published the past weekend, Musk states that the Twitter acquisition should proceed if the company can provide substantive proof that its userbase is real. “If it turns out that their SEC filings are materially false, then it should not,” Musk says. Musk’s $44 billion USD (about $60 billion CAD) deal ...read more

Oxio says internet slowdowns will be deterred for now following a commitment from Rogers

Aug 9, 2022

Rogers paused network changes following the nation wide outage, making ISPs like Oxio wait for much needed bandwidth capacity Oxio says it has a commitment from Rogers to fix its internet slowdown stemming from the telecom giant’s July 8th outage. The independent internet service provider (ISP) sent its Ontario customers an email on July 30th stating they could face potential slowdowns during peak hours (8pm – 10pm). The email detailed how the company requested a capacity inc ...read more

Netflix’s games are being played by less than one percent of subscribers: report

Aug 9, 2022

Netflix Games launched in November It appears that a minuscule number of people are playing Netflix Games. Citing data from app analytics firm Apptopia,  CNBC reports that Netflix’s mobile games have been downloaded 23.3 million times with an average of 1.7 million daily users. For context, Netflix has 221 million subscribers, so that works out to less than one percent of the streamer’s customer base actually playing these games. Launched last November, Netflix Games offer ...read more

You now have two days to delete that embarrassing WhatsApp message

Aug 9, 2022

Sent a wildly inappropriate text meant for your boo to, I don’t know, your boss? Now you have some extra time to save face and delete it — well, if you’re using WhatsApp, at least. WhatsApp users now have a little over two days after sending a message to delete it instead of just one hour, the company announced today. To start using the new feature right now, open up the WhatsApp group or individual chat where you sent the message(s). Make sure to tap and hold the content you want to get ...read more

Sennheiser Momentum 4 headphones review: less cool, more comfortable

Aug 9, 2022

At left are the Sennheiser Momentum 3, with the new Momentum 4 headphones on the right. An overhauled design prioritizes comfort over the retro looks of Sennheiser’s past Momentums It’s fair to say this isn’t what I expected. Sennheiser’s new Momentum 4 Wireless headphones mark a dramatic pivot away from the retro stylings of previous models. The genuine leather headband and stainless steel ear cup sliders that came to represent the Momentum line are now ...read more

Twitter confirms bad actor took advantage of bug sharing personal account information

Aug 9, 2022

Millions of anonymous Twitter accounts may be at risk of an information leak. Twitter says it was made aware of a vulnerability in January that saw its systems tell someone if a particular email address or phone number they submitted was associated with a specific account. The social media giant received the report through its bug bounty program, it said in a blog post on Friday. Twitter said the bug resulted from a June 2021 code update, and it fixed the issue when it became aware of it. Ther ...read more

Mark Zuckerberg is promoting the sale of his own Little League Baseball Card

Aug 9, 2022

The baseball card comes alongisde a digital NFT version of it Meta recently announced that it’s adding the ability for Instagram users to connect their digital crypto wallets to the platform and share their digital art and NFTs (non-fungible tokens). To promote the new feature, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is turning his Little League baseball card into an NFT. When Zuckerberg was eight back in 1992, he gave the card to his camp counsellor Allie Tarantino who kept it. Now, the car ...read more

Snapchat to let parents see who their kids are chatting with in app

Aug 9, 2022

As part of Snap’s child safety efforts, Snapchat is launching a new supervision tool on Tuesday that the company says mimics how parents and teenagers interact in the real world. Snapchat’s new “Family Center” hub allows parents and guardians to keep tabs on who their teens message with on the app without disclosing what it is they’re saying to each other. Both the guardian and the child must accept the Family Center invite before the oversight tools can take effect. Once the invites ...read more

The Best Smart Home Devices for 2022

Aug 9, 2022

With the current technological advancements, homes are evolving into connected devices that anticipate and respond to your needs. The smart home market is expanding rapidly, making smart home devices more accessible and affordable. Equipping your home with these devices can make it feel more homely and comfortable with numerous benefits beyond simply making everyday activities easier. The world of technology is vast and keeps expanding every day. Some recent important technological advanceme ...read more