How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic

When the novel coronavirus was first discovered in China last winter, the country responded aggressively, placing tens of millions of people into strict lockdown. As Covid-19 spread from Wuhan to the rest of the world, the Chinese government was just as forceful in controlling how the health crisis was portrayed and discussed among its own […]

Seamlessly Join a Linux Instance to AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Many customers I speak to use Active Directory to manage centralized user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT Jigsaws. At AWS, we offer the AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory that provides our customers with a highly available […]

Jurassic World: Evolution stomps onto Switch on November 3

Jurassic World: Evolution is getting a Switch port on November 3, the Frontier Developments game studio announced today. The simulation game has players creating and operating their own dinosaur park. This is the Complete Edition, so it includes all of the downloadable content released for the original game, which came out for PC, PlayStation 4, […]

Angular 10 adds strict opt-in mode

In the latest version of Angular, Angular 10, a new strict opt-in mode was added in order to optimize build times and deliver apps faster with fewer problems.  Currently, this new feature is still in opt-in mode because it comes with a few trade-offs, including stricter type checking and extra configuration. RELATED CONTENT: Angular 10 […]

Terahertz tech is the next big thing in wireless — but what is it?

Although there’s no rigid cadence to engineering innovations — new things are discovered intentionally and accidentally all the time — cellular wireless technology has moved towards a generation-per-decade model, such that 4G devices dominated the 2010s, 5G is ready for the 2020s, and 6G is expected to define the 2030s. The key change underlying these […]

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will release in PS5’s ‘launch window’

We got to see more of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for PlayStation 5 during Gamescom‘s Opening Night Live event. Developer Insomniac revealed that it is coming out during the PlayStation 5’s launch window. That usually means at some point during the console’s first few months of release. Rift Apart is the latest in insomniac’s […]

Google researchers investigate how transfer learning works

Transfer learning is an area of intense AI research — it focuses on storing knowledge gained while solving a problem and applying it to a related problem. But despite recent breakthroughs, it’s not yet well-understood what enables a successful transfer and which parts of algorithms are responsible for it. That’s why Google researchers sought to […]

Fall Guys Season 2 gets new medieval games and cosmetics

Fall Guys is getting all-new content as part of its upcoming Season 2. Developer Mediatonic revealed the medieval-themed update as part of Gamescom’s Opening Night Live event today. The studio didn’t reveal a release date, but it said it’s putting the “finishing touches” on the cosmetics and all-new minigames. So it should launch relatively soon. […]

The Sims 4 is taking a trip to Disney’s Star Wars theme park land

Here’s a crossover few thought would happen. On September 8, The Sims 4 is getting the Journey to Batuu content pack. This gives the game a surprising dose of Star Wars. EA is behind The Sims and Star Wars games, so the collaboration does make some sense. Batuu is the setting of Star Wars: Galaxy’s […]