Douyin completes its target on local life services ahead of schedule

Nov 22, 2022

Douyin has achieved its yearly target set for local life serviceahead of schedule. Credit: Designed by TechNode, Photo from Douyin ByteDance-owned Douyin has achieved its yearly target set for local life service ahead of schedule, reaching RMB 50 billion ($69.8 billion) GMV in October, Chinese media outlet 36Kr reported, citing several unnamed sources. Why it matters: The short video app, which has more than 600 million daily active users, introduced functions like ordering food and t ...read more

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight’s new trailer teases a radical new way to play the game

Nov 22, 2022

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight ’s prelaunch battery of content, including a new launch cinematic, the pre-expansion release of the new Dracthyr class, and especially the allure of being able to party up with my Horde buddies, is doing a lot to get me to come back to WoW. (To say nothing of the serendipitous brand synergy between this latest expansion and the recent Game of Thrones spinoff.) Like a lot of players, I felt burned by the developments of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands . The ex ...read more

Hands-on review: Logitech MX Mechanical keyboard

Nov 22, 2022

The Logitech MX Mechanical keyboard stands out as one of the best mechanical keyboards on the market. Visual aspects The MX Mechanical is a very professional-looking keyboard with a variety of handy features. The power button and charging port are both on the right corner of the device, similar to other Logitech keyboards, which allows for easy access and fast set up. The height of the keyboard is 26.10 mm, including the keycaps. This gives users more comfort and quicker reactivity times. It ...read more

Hands-on review: Intel NUC11 i7-11700B ‘Best Canyon’ Mini PC

Nov 20, 2022

An abbreviation for ‘Next Unit Computing’, the Intel NUC Mini PC is a small form factor PC with an Intel Core Processor paired with super fast memory and massive storage.  This past year, Intel considerably improved its NUC range by enhancing the performance of the devices as well as their size. Today’s review product, the NUC 11 i7 ‘Beast Canyon’, is one of the best in this product line and has been built with gaming in mind.  Overview The first thing that struck us when we firs ...read more

It's Time to Make 3D TVs a Thing Again

Nov 20, 2022

3D televisions, riding the wave of popularity of theatrical 3D releases and a supposedly three-dimensional media future, were so hyped at one time that multiple publications declared 2010 the “year of the 3D TV.” That lasted about four years. By 2015, 3D TVs were a fading fad, and by 2017, the last few holdouts manufacturing them, LG and Sony, weren’t making them at all anymore. By that point, 3D TVs were synonymous with Microsoft Zune and Betamax, decent ideas overruled in the court o ...read more

Pokémon Violet and Scarlet are the vast open worlds the series has been building to

Nov 20, 2022

The Pokémon games evolve at a leisurely pace. This can be frustrating for fans looking for the latest and greatest but does make it easier to chart how the games progress over time. Take the series’ relatively recent fixation with offering players an open world. It started small, with Pokémon Sword and Shield adding a wild area in 2019 that let players freely explore. At the beginning of this year came Legends: Arceus , a spinoff that divided its world into huge chunks full of wildlife a ...read more

Hands-on review: HP Spectre x360 14 laptop

Nov 20, 2022

When it comes to talking about laptops, HP is a company that needs no introduction. Known for its products’ quality and efficiency, the American brand is among the three most important laptop vendors in the world. It is, therefore, not surprising that I was excited to review an HP laptop. What’s more, the Spectre x360 14 is the latest 2-in-1 touch-sensitive product from the brand. Aspects The HP Spectre has an impressive aesthetic, light structure, and great finishes. Made from CNC-machi ...read more

NetEase to lose 14-year game licensing agreement with Blizzard

Nov 20, 2022

Leading Chinese gaming firm NetEase will lose its 14-year publication rights partnership with Blizzard in January 2023, according to Blizzard Entertainment’s financial report for the third quarter of this year. The report noted that the partnerships in China contributed 3% of Activision Blizzard’s consolidated net revenues in 2021, but will now expire in early 2023 after the two companies failed to reach a renewal agreement. World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Warcraft III: Reforged, Overw ...read more

A Destabilizing Hack-and-Leak Operation Hits Moldova

Nov 20, 2022

It was a truly wild week in the tech industry as new details emerged about the FTX cryptocurrency exchange's collapse and Elon Musk drove an ever-increasing number of Twitter employees out of the company. Cryptocurrency tracers have been scrambling to understand what happened to nearly half a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency that was pulled out of FTX last weekend. It seems that some of it may have been seized by government authorities in the Bahamas, but the mystery is still unraveli ...read more

What Companies Are in the Technology Field

Nov 20, 2022

The technology field is vast but also very diverse. Technology-based companies can be anyone specializing in the sales side of technology for digital goods and services, like your everyday products like mobile phones, computers, and e-reader tablets, or it can be the behind-the-scenes applications specializing in the internal hardware and management systems. You could probably guess that some of the top dogs in the technology sector are companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and ...read more