‘Walking Dead’ studio Telltale lays off most of its staff Telltale Games, the studio behind titles such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, has laid off most of its staff, according to multiple reports. Engadget has contacted the company for confirmation. Continue reading . . . {authorlink}Read More →


Facebook will no longer offer political candidates in-person support Facebook has apparently decided keep its distance from political candidates’ campaigns going forward. According to Bloomberg and Reuters, the social network will no longer dispatch employees to serve as on-site support for nominees like it did for Pr… Continue reading .Read More →

Facebook could launch its video chat devices this month Facebook will finally reveal its long-rumored video chat device called “Portal” next week, according to financial website Cheddar. A previous report by the same publication said the company was supposed to unveil the device during its annual F8 confe… Continue readingRead More →

John Hancock will require fitness tracking for life insurance Life insurance company John Hancock will stop offering traditional policies, according to Venture Beat. Instead, the company, which is one of the oldest and largest life insurance underwriters in the US, will only sell policies that track fitness and… Continue readingRead More →

Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap In the last few years, the Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian High Arctic has dramatically accelerated, sliding as much as 82 feet a day in 2015, according to a new multi-national, multi-institute study. That dwarfs the ice’s previous average speed of aboutRead More →

Moderate warming could melt East Antarctic Ice Sheet Parts of the world’s largest ice sheet would melt if Antarctic warming of just 2°C is sustained for millennia, according to international research. Scientists used evidence from warm periods in Earth’s history to see how the East Antarctic Ice Sheet might reactRead More →

Amazon’s gamepad no longer works with newer Fire TVs If you were hoping to use your recent Fire TV as a game console, you might need to shop carefully. According to AFTVnews, Amazon has used an update to pull support for its official Game Controller from the third-generation Fire TV,Read More →

CFTC Chairman Urges ‘Do No Harm’ Approach To Cryptocurrency Regulation CFTC Chairman Urges ‘Do No Harm’ Approach To Cryptocurrency Regulation  Bitcoinist Cryptocurrency Regulation Should “Do No Harm” According to US Regulator  CryptoGlobe Cryptocurrency regulation requires a ‘do no harm’ approach, US regulator says  maltawinds.com Full coverage Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://news.google.com/news/rss/headlines/section/q/cryptocurrency/cryptocurrency?ned=us&hl=en&gl=USRead More →

Spotify raises offline download limit to 10,000 tracks Spotify has quietly lifted its 3,333 song download limit with its latest software update, according to Rolling Stone. That’s not such a small number, especially since it’s per device for three devices, that it would keep you awake at night. But ifRead More →

Nielsen steps up its tracking of digital gaming and esports Nielsen has acquired gaming industry intelligence firm SuperData Research to give its ability to track games and esports a boost. According to its announcement, the acquisition will allow it to keep a closer eye on digital gaming use, sales andRead More →

Netflix revives political thriller ‘Designated Survivor’ Netflix has saved President Tom Kirkman’s re-election bid from failure by snapping up Designated Survivor after ABC canceled the show. According to Deadline, the third season of Kiefer Sutherland’s political thriller will be a global Netflix original… Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.engadget.com/rss.xmlRead More →

Australian fur seal pup population is shrinking A census of annual pup production by Australian fur seal populations revealed the first reduction since species-wide protection was implemented in 1975, according to a new study. The study also shows that the long-term monitoring program for the Australian fur seal has effectivelyRead More →

Didi to spend $20 million on customer service after passenger murders Didi Chuxing will spend $20 million on measures meant to fortify its customer service, according to Reuters. The Chinese ride-hailing firm’s founder, Cheng Wei, announced the investment to a group of government regulators who visited Didi’s offices f… ContinueRead More →

Uber wants to make its own electric scooters Uber is working on its own scooter to compete with Lime, Bird, Scoot and others, according to Bloomberg. The project is being overseen by Jump, a bike-sharing firm that Uber acquired in April for a reported $200 million. Little is known aboutRead More →

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Jobs Up 50% in Asia According to Recruitment Firm Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Jobs Up 50% in Asia According to Recruitment Firm  Chainstate Full coverage Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://news.google.com/news/rss/headlines/section/q/cryptocurrency/cryptocurrency?ned=us&hl=en&gl=US cryptocurrency – Google News Google News https://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/gnrss.pngRead More →