Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 aren’t launching this year
Blizzard has two huge sequels in the works, but it looks like neither will launch this year. During its most recent earnings call, Activision Blizzard revealed that it doesn’t expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo IV to be part of its 2021 financials, suggesting both will launch in 2022 or later.
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Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple’s lead
Google is considering developing an Android alternative to Apple’s upcoming App Tracking Transparency, a new planned opt-in requirement the iPhone maker will impose on developers that demands they ask for permission to track iOS users across apps and websites.
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India’s government threatens to jail Twitter employees unless they block critics
India’s government has warned Twitter that it must obey its orders to remove “inflammatory content” or employees will face potential jail time, Buzzfeed has reported.
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Amazon will use AI-powered cameras to monitor delivery vans and drivers
Amazon is planning to use AI-equipped cameras to surveil deliveries drivers on their routes, The Information has reported. The “Driveri” camera and software platform, supplied by a company called Netradyne (yep) can detect and warn drivers about road violations or poor driver practices.
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IBM quantum computers now finish some tasks in hours, not months
As much as quantum computers have improved, they’re far from taking the reins from conventional computers in some situations. IBM might have made them more practical, however.
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