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NVIDIA’s new Shield update can stop late-night movies waking up the entire house

NVIDIA has rolled out Experience Upgrade v9.1 for all Shield TV and TV Pro units, and one of the features it brings will make watching action movies without earphones more feasible for night owls. The new Night Listening mode can optimize sounds when it’s switched on so that loud explosions are subdued while quiet dialogue …

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Uber’s second safety report shows a fall in assaults but traffic deaths rise

Uber has released its second bi-annual safety report covering the period between 2019 and 2020. The headline statistic is that the ride sharing company received 3,824 reports of sexual assault or misconduct via its app during this time. In addition, 20 people were killed in assaults and 101 fatalities as a consequence of an Uber-related …

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Google offers developers $90 million to settle Play Store billing fight

Google has offered to put $90 million on the table to settle a brewing conflict between it and a number of Android developers. As Reuters reports, the issue centers around the mandatory use of Google’s in-house payments platform, with its fixed 30 percent cut. Developers feel that Google had worked behind the scenes to close …

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Seagate Beskar Ingot SSD review: Fast SATA storage for Mandalorian fans

Seagate Beskar Ingot SSD review: Fast SATA storage for Mandalorian fans | PCWorld Skip to content <!– –> Seagate At a glance Expert’s Rating Pros Stylish with gamer and Sci-Fi appeal Great SATA performance Three years free data recovery Cons Very pricey for the capacity Middling TBW rating Requires a computer that can show it …

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Google Stadia review: The console experience without the console

Google Stadia review: A console experience without the console | PCWorld Skip to content <!– –> At a glance Expert’s Rating Pros Ease of access to the whole platform 4K display support that genuinely works Some fairly deep game discounts for Stadia Pro members Cons The “Free” games with Stadia Pro have been somewhat lackluster …

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Tesla faces new lawsuit over claims of racism and harassment at its Fremont factory

Tesla is facing another lawsuit by a group of former and current workers at its Fremont factory who allege that it knew about but failed to stop racist slurs, harassment and more, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The employees were “subjected to offensive racist comments and offensive racist behavior and discipline by colleagues, leads, supervisors, …

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The EU introduces new crypto rules to protect against fraud and climate impact

Europe and its member states have provisionally agreed on new crypto regulations that aim to protect consumers and service providers, the European Parliament announced. Called “MiCA” (markets in crypto-assets), it’s designed to guard against things like fraud, criminal activity, climate impact and more.  “In the Wild West of the crypto-world, MiCA will be a global …

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Get lifetime access to 1TB of secure Koofr cloud storage for just $140

Cloud-based file storage is convenient and safe. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, which is why Koofr’s lifetime cloud storage packages, which require only a one-time payment, are a popular alternative worth considering. Unlike many other cloud storage services that require users to renew annually, Koofr provides lifetime subscriptions at a flat fee. You pay just …

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Meta cuts hiring plans as it prepares for ‘serious times’

In a weekly employee Q&A session, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said the company is experiencing “one of the worst downturns [it has seen] in recent history.” According to Reuters, the executive has revealed that Meta has slashed its target number for new engineers hires this year by about 30 percent. Meta previously said that …

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