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Epic thinks EGS could make up 35-50% of the PC gaming market by 2024

Epic v. Apple gives us our deepest look yet into the economics of Epic's storefront. In 2019, the EGS saw a series of daily user spikes surrounding the release of new free games......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMay 4th, 2021

Best cheap HP laptop deals for May 2021

Need a new PC? Here are the best cheap HP laptop deals available right now, from 2-in-1s to gaming machines......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 23 min. ago

The Fortnite Trial Is Exposing Details About the Biggest iPhone Hack on Record

As part of the trial against Epic Games, Apple released emails that show that 128 million users, of which 18 million were in the U.S., downloaded apps containing malware known as XCodeGhost from the App Store. From a report: In 2015, unknown hackers.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 22 min. ago

Sony faces lawsuit over alleged “monopoly pricing” of PlayStation downloads

Proposed class action says Sony's moves have increased prices for PlayStation games. Enlarge / A gift card like this goes less far because of Sony's monopolistic control of the PlayStation downloads market, according to a new lawsuit. In Appl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 51 min. ago

NASA"s new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing

NASA's new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 22 min. ago

Apple took API tools away from Hulu for upgrading subscriptions outside the App Store

As the fight between Epic Games and Apple drags out in court, the game maker continues to paint an ugly picture of its nemesis. On Wednesday, it presented evidence showing that when Apple could not get Netflix to reconsider its idea of removing in-ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News14 hr. 22 min. ago

BizAcuity Banks on Vertica for Blazing-fast Online Gaming Analytics

The rise of online gaming is due in part to its ability to attract users of all social classes. According to Reportlinker (Jan 2021), “Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Gambling estimated at US$443.2 Billion in the year 2020, is p.....»»

Category: blogSource:  verticaRelated News16 hr. 23 min. ago

A conversation with Bison Trails, the AWS-like service inside of Coinbase

Coinbase shares tumbled today to their lowest point since the company began trading publicly on April 14. The market often moves in mysterious ways, but several drivers could be at play, including Coinbase’s high opening price at the time of it.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

BMW could face $1.2 billion hit from costlier raw materials, CFO says

First-quarter results received a boost from the sale of previously leased vehicles, in particular in the U.S. market, the automaker said......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News20 hr. 23 min. ago

Build a PC vs. Pre-Built (Scoring a GPU in the Process)

With ongoing component shortages and insane graphics card prices, a pre-built gaming PC that gets you a new fast GPU suddenly looks like a very reasonable option that we must consider......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News21 hr. 22 min. ago

The best cheap Razer deals for May 2021

Looking for cheap Razer deals? Here are all the latest bargains Razer laptops, gaming accessories, and more......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Virtual nightclub Eschaton creates "feeling of a rabbit hole" by combining theatre with gaming design

"The possibilities are infinite" when you bring theatre into virtual space, according to the designers behind pioneering nightclub experience Eschaton. Read more "The possibilities are infinite" when you bring theatre into virtual space, acc.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

A conversation with Bison Trails: the AWS-like service inside of Coinbase

Coinbase shares tumbled today to their their lowest point since the company began trading publicly on April 14. The market often moves in mysterious ways, but several drivers could be at play, including Coinbase’s high opening price at the time.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Taking an invention from idea to the marketplace

Lockdown spurred many people to invent new products, but how did they get to market?.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Apple Offered Special App Store API Access To Hulu and Other Developers

App Store Vice President Matt Fischer is on the stand answering questions from Apple and Epic lawyers, and one of the emails shared as evidence confirms that Apple has established special deals with major app developers like Hulu. From a report: In 2.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Epic exposes Apple"s efforts to persuade Netflix to keep in-app subscriptions

In 2018, Netflix was debating whether it should remove in-app subscriptions for new customers in its iPhone app. It planned to run tests that summer in select markets to see its effect on subscription numbers. When Apple learned this, it called all-h.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Intel employee claims first discrete gaming GPU is ‘right around the corner’

Intel is expanding its range of graphics cards soon. The DG2 cards are coming, and they'll apparently take on the top offerings AMD and Nvidia......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

How much product room will fintech giants leave for startups?

This morning, we'll examine the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market, mostly through the lens of PayPal's first-quarter results. I was going to wait until after Square reported its Q1 results today to dig into the world of fintech earnings and.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Metafy adds $5.5M to its seed round as the market for games coaching grows

This morning Metafy, a distributed startup building a marketplace to match gamers with instructors, announced that it has closed an additional $5.5 million to its $3.15 million seed round. Call it a seed-2, seed-extension or merely a baby Series A; F.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Nintendo warns global chip shortage to hit Switch production

Nintendo follows rival Sony in saying supply crunch threatens console sales. Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Japan’s Nintendo has said that production of its popular Switch gaming console could be hit by global chip shortages, following a simi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Socioeconomic inequality drives trade patterns in global wildlife market

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Hong Kong and one in Singapore has found that socioeconomic inequality is driving existing trade patterns in the global wildlife market. In their paper published in the journal Science Adv.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021