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Washington Post Tech
Sep 28, 2020

Cambridge Analytica database identified Black voters as ripe for ‘deterrence,' British broadcaster says
Britain's Channel 4 News says it has obtained a database prepared for the 2016 Trump campaign on 200 million Americans.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 28, 2020

Judge suggests Trump administration overreach in TikTok case
The Trump administration is trying to prohibit personal communications in the TikTok case, a judge said, which is not allowed under the act Trump used.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 28, 2020

‘NBA 2K21' review: Why should I buy this game (again)?
There are few updates worth noting and even the rosters have stayed stagnant due to the covid-19 delay in the 2019-20 season.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 27, 2020

Judge blocks TikTok ban in second ruling against Trump's efforts to curb popular Chinese services
TikTok has received a second extension on the ban that would remove it from U.S. app stores as it scrambles to complete a deal with Oracle and Walmart.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 26, 2020

U.S. restricts tech exports to China's biggest semiconductor manufacturer in escalation of trade tensions
U.S. companies have been notified that they will now need a license to export certain technology to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., according to a copy of the Commerce Department letter reviewed by The Washington Post.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 26, 2020

U.S. restricts technology exports to China's biggest semiconductor manufacturer in new escalation of trade tensions


Washington Post Tech
Sep 26, 2020

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Washington Post Tech
Sep 25, 2020

Here's how League of Legends Esports plans to keep its players safe from covid-19 at Worlds
What happens to the competition if a player tests positive for covid-19? Riot says it hasn't yet decided.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 25, 2020

87 percent of websites are tracking you. This new tool will let you run a creepiness check.
You can scan any website for privacy — trackers, cookies, and even keyloggers — with the free Blacklight from The Markup.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 25, 2020

‘Hades' is a storytelling masterclass with ample lessons for other games
Good writing can rescue you from routine.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2020

Amazon's new security drone pushes the boundaries of surveillance, again
Amazon's new product lineup again pushed the boundaries of where and how we bring surveillance into our lives.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2020

Amazon's new security drone, car camera and swiveling speaker push the boundaries of surveillance, again
Amazon's new product lineup again pushed the boundaries of where and how we bring surveillance into our lives.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2020

Facebook removes Russian networks tied to intelligence services that interfered in the U.S. in 2016
The accounts seemed to be focused on Europe and Asia, but the takedown shows Russia is still active in posting disinformation.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2020

Coronavirus may just sink the world's video game museums
When people go to a video game museum, they want to play video games. That's a big obstacle to reopening.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2020

Amazon announces new video game streaming service, partnership with Ubisoft
Amazon will wade into the game-streaming waters already occupied by Microsoft and Google.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 24, 2020

Group of Apple adversaries aims to curb alleged bullying
A coalition of nine companies formed Thursday with the aim of reigning in Apple's power. The group, called the Coalition for App Fairness, submitted ten principles for the App Store that it says would allow for more competition, fairness and innovation in the mobile app industry.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

Trump eyes ‘concrete legal steps' against social media sites for alleged bias against conservatives
The Justice Department asked Congress on Wednesday to adopt a new law that could hold Facebook, Google and Twitter legally accountable for the way they handle some controversial content on the Web, as the Trump administration ratchets up its attacks on social media sites ahead of the 2020 election.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

Trump eyes ‘concrete legal steps' against social-media sites for alleged bias against conservatives
The Justice Department asked Congress on Wednesday to adopt a new law that could hold Facebook, Google and Twitter legally accountable for the way they handle some controversial content on the Web, as the Trump administration ratchets up its attacks on social media sites ahead of the 2020 election.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

TikTok asks court for injunction to stall impending ban
TikTok has withdrawn its lawsuit against the Trump administration as it works against a deadline to avoid a deal in the U.S.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

Tesla built a network of connected cars. What happens when it goes down?
Owners reported their cars weren't connecting to the internet Wednesday, though the issue appeared to have resolved a short time later.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

Amy and Mike Morhaime take questions about their new venture, Dreamhaven
Two of the founders of Dreamhaven delve deeper into their vision for their new game development and publishing company.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

The greatness of ‘Super Mario Galaxy' is undermined by poor controls on Switch
"Super Mario Galaxy" is now playable on a modern console. The motion controls leave much to be desired.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

Justice Department asks Congress to weaken social media companies' liability protection
The Department of Justice asked Congress on Wednesday to adopt a new law that could hold Facebook, Google and Twitter legally accountable for the way they handle some controversial content on the web, as the Trump administration ratchets up its attacks on social-media sites entering the 2020 election.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

After observing a year of digital events, The Game Awards will end 2020 with its own
The show will now include stages in three continents, but pandemic will put the show online.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

The new Apple Watch says my lungs may be sick. Or perfect. It can't decide.
Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Fitbit Sense have new blood-oxygen apps. They're mostly useless.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 23, 2020

Longtime Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime starting new game studios and publishing company
The beloved former chief executive is leading a sizable team of Blizzard alums in the development of two new games.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2020

Tesla's latest big unveiling isn't a car or truck: It's the battery tech that could power its future
The company aims to build a battery that can make the transition to electric vehicles more sustainable.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2020

Trump administration expected to urge state attorneys general to probe social media bias
The Wednesday meeting comes nearly four months after the president signed an executive order that opened the door for the federal government to oversee the way tech companies police political speech online.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2020

Trump administration expected to urge state attorneys general to probe social media bias at Wednesday meeting
The meeting between the administration and top Republican attorneys general threatens to escalate the White House's dispute with Silicon Valley as the industry is increasingly taking action against the president's most controversial posts.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2020

Tesla's latest big unveil isn't a car or truck: It's the battery tech that could power its future
Tesla built its name on electric vehicles that could travel hundreds of miles farther than their competitors. Now it aims to build a battery that can last four or five times the lifespan of a typical internal-combustion-engine car.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2020

‘Going Under' gamifies toxic start-up culture and millennial work attitudes
A darkly funny game about the kind of work we do today.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2020

Facebook deletes several fake Chinese accounts targeting Trump and Biden, in first takedown of its kind
The action underscored how online actors in China have taken an interest in election-year politics in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 22, 2020

A Google employee is suing for discrimination. He wants to know if Google can use his data against him.
A Google employee sued the company and still works there. In a new legal filing, his attorneys want to know whether Google can view the employee's Google data, as well as the Judge's. Google so far hasn't answered.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2020

Justice Department expected to brief state attorneys general this week on imminent Google antitrust lawsuit
The Justice Department is expected to brief state attorneys general this week about its imminent plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google, setting in motion a landmark legal clash between the U.S. government and the search and advertising behemoth.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2020

TikTok, Oracle deal still shrouded in uncertainty as companies tussle over ownership
Trump says Americans must have total control. ByteDance says it will keep majority control. The deal is far from a sure thing.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2020

Already announced Bethesda games won't be exclusive to Xbox. What's next is less clear.
The surprising partnership between Bethesda and Xbox, valued at $7.5 billion, could have a positive influence on Series X, even without exclusivity.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2020

Federal court issues preliminary injunction halting administration's ban of Chinese app WeChat
The ruling means neither the ban on WeChat nor a separate one on the short-form video app TikTok will take place as originally scheduled.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2020

Microsoft to acquire publisher of ‘Doom,' ‘Elder Scrolls,' ‘Fallout' for $7.5 billion
The move figures to significantly bolster Microsoft's Game Pass offerings ahead of the Series X console launch this November.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2020

Trump faces a bigger decision than TikTok — what to do about China's WeChat
The Commerce Department is scheduled to decide by Sunday which U.S. transactions with WeChat to ban.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 21, 2020

TikTok says Oracle can review its source code, but deal won't allow tech transfers
The short-video maker's Chinese parent company is seeking to tamp down domestic controversy over the deal.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 20, 2020

Federal court issues preliminary injunction halting Trump administration's ban of Chinese app WeChat


Washington Post Tech
Sep 20, 2020

Trump says he has given his ‘blessing' to TikTok deal but that final terms are still being negotiated


Washington Post Tech
Sep 19, 2020

Trump says he has given his "blessing" to TikTok deal but that final terms are still being negotiated


Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok as China becomes major focus of election
The order banning the apps is unprecedented in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

What a WeChat ban could mean for millions of U.S. users
Here's what the executive order banning WeChat could mean for its millions of users in the US, and what they should do next.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

‘Tell Me Why' town of Delos Crossing should be a warning to future gamemakers
The extent to which dontnod's fiction doesn't want to interact with the protagonist's gender creates an unreality that will be more instructive as a warning to future gamemakers writing trans characters than to any player working through their own transphobia.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Postal Service feared Trump's rhetoric could cost it billions in Amazon business, documents reveal
The president's efforts to disparage the agency complicated efforts to negotiate a new contract with the e-commerce giant, internal documents show.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Trump administration bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores beginning Sunday
The order banning the apps is unprecedented in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Trump administration bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores beginning on Sunday


Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Rarefied air: Taking a healthy breath is now a luxury in California


Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

How to track your ballot like a UPS package


Washington Post Tech
Sep 18, 2020

Trump faces a bigger decision than TikTok -- What to do about China's WeChat
The Commerce Department is scheduled to decide by Sunday which U.S. transactions with WeChat to ban.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 17, 2020

Mnuchin pushes forward on TikTok deal despite opposition
TikTok's deal with Oracle is being politicized in a way some say is unusual and concerning.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 17, 2020

Untangling the PlayStation 5 preorder mess, and where to get one
They're going to have to rebuild some trust.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 17, 2020

Streamers are failing at ‘Fall Guys,' and succeeding on Twitch
Millions look on as one by one, the jellybean-like Fall Guys fail. And fail again. And again.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 16, 2020

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan says more PlayStation 5 units will be available than PS4s in 2013
The price was decided early this year.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 16, 2020

PS5 Showcase: Launch day, price reveal, new ‘God of War' teaser, ‘Miles Morales' gameplay and more highlights
The upcoming PlayStation 5 will be available Nov. 12 for $499, $399 for the digital-only edition.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 16, 2020

PS5 Showcase: Launch day, price reveal, new ‘God of War' teased, ‘Miles Morales' gameplay and more highlights
The upcoming PlayStation 5 will be available Nov. 12 for $499, $399 for the digital-only edition.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Oculus Quest 2 is lighter, faster, better ... cheaper? Yup, cheaper.
Facebook's VR headset makes a leap forward in tech, and remarkably, downward in price. There is a bit of a hidden cost, however.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 16, 2020

What makes a remake? Not even developers really know.
We tried to define the term ‘remake.' Now we have more questions.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 16, 2020

Oracle's courting of Trump may help it land TikTok's business and coveted user data
The business software giant has long cultivated a relationship with President Trump that could pay dividends as it closes in on a TikTok deal.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Google faces Congress again, this time with Republicans taking lead
A Senate panel's line of questioning may shed light on Republicans' antitrust priorities as the company faces scrutiny from the Justice Department and a coalition of states.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Apple's new watch draws attention to its health-care play
Apple announced the Apple Watch six years ago and simultaneously began a big push into the health-care industry. The going has been slow, but Apple has made some important inroads.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Sandra Saad's Ms. Marvel performance is the true star of ‘Avengers'
She landed her first role in the latest Marvel game, and nailed it.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 15, 2020

What Apple didn't announce: An iPhone 12
Apple announced a new Apple Watch, updated iPads, and an online fitness service on Tuesday. But the missing iPhone 12 loomed large.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Google faces Congress again, this time with Republicans in charge
A Senate panel's line of questioning may shed light on Republicans' antitrust priorities as the company faces scrutiny from the Justice Department and a coalition of states.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 15, 2020

Apple's new watch event draws attention to its health-care play
Apple announced the Apple Watch six years ago and simultaneously began a big push into the health-care industry. The going has been slow, but Apple has made some important inroads.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 15, 2020

As the possibility of going to space grows, U.S. astronauts still don't know how they get picked to fly


Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2020

TikTok proposes to add new U.S. headquarters and 20,000 jobs to win over Trump
To keep its short-form video app operating in the country, TikTok offered to create a new U.S.-based company and add 20,000 jobs in a bid to win over U.S. government support for its proposal to address President Trump's security claims.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2020

TikTok proposes new U.S. headquarters to win over Trump and 20,000 jobs
TikTok offered to create a new U.S.-based company and add 20,000 jobs in a bid to win over U.S. government support for its proposal to address President Trump's security claims and keep its short-form video app operating in the country.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2020

Mario makers reflect on 35 years and the evolution of gaming's most iconic jump
The architects of Mario discuss their work on the gaming icon's legacy.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2020

Violent memes and messages surging on far-left social media, a new report finds


Washington Post Tech
Sep 14, 2020

Mario makers reflect on 35 years and the evolution of the franchise's most iconic jump
The architects of Mario discuss their work on the gaming icon's legacy.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 13, 2020

TikTok has chosen Oracle as U.S. ‘technology partner,' rejecting Microsoft's bid
Microsoft said its bid to acquire the U.S. portion of TikTok was rejected.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2020

The future of events is uncertain. ‘Fortnite' is forging ahead anyway.
The concerts will be performed from a Los Angeles studio and broadcast inside "Fortnite."

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2020

The future of events are uncertain. ‘Fortnite' is forging ahead with it anyway.
The concerts will be performed from a Los Angeles studio and broadcast inside "Fortnite."

Washington Post Tech
Sep 11, 2020

‘Spellbreak': Finally, a flame-throwing, air-bending battle royale for ‘Avatar' fans
"Spellbreak" may have the magic touch to break through the glut of battle royales.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

‘Prince of Persia,' Ubisoft's long-missing star, returns for a ‘Sands of Time' remake
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is one of the best games ever made.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Silent on controversies, Ubisoft event highlights ‘Prince of Persia' remake, ‘Scott Pilgrim' return
The presentation did not address any of the recent controversies surrounding the company.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Un trabajador más de Facebook renuncia con indignación: ‘La compañía esta en el lado equivocado de la historia'
El ambiente dentro de la compañía ha empeorado en medio de una serie constante de revelaciones sobre el papel que Facebook ha desempeñado en la difusión de desinformación extranjera, el antisemitismo y el nacionalismo blanco.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Twitter steps up its fight against election misinformation
Twitter announced expanded policies aimed at combating misleading information about elections, including calling a result too early, ballot tampering and vote tallying — a move that could put the company further in the crosshairs of President Trump.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Ninja is returning to Twitch
The popular streamer returns to Twitch with a full-time, multi-year exclusive deal.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

NASA announces it's looking for companies to help mine the moon
In a tweet, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote that the agency "is buying lunar soil from a commercial provider! It's time to establish the regulatory certainty to extract and trade space resources."

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

NASA is looking for companies to help it mine the moon
In a tweet, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote that the agency "is buying lunar soil from a commercial provider! It's time to establish the regulatory certainty to extract and trade space resources."

Washington Post Tech
Sep 10, 2020

Bezos's likely Amazon successor is an executive made in Bezos's image
With the pending retirement of Amazon's retail operations chief, the leader of its cloud-computing business, Andy Jassy, is now the clear heir apparent to Jeff Bezos.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 09, 2020

Un trabajador más de Facebook renuncia indignado: ‘La compañía esta en el lado equivocado de la historia'
El ambiente dentro de la compañía ha empeorado en medio de una serie constante de revelaciones sobre el papel que Facebook ha desempeñado en la difusión de desinformación extranjera, el antisemitismo y el nacionalismo blanco.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 09, 2020

The faster, stronger ‘Black Ops' multiplayer returns in ‘Cold War'
Faster twitch play returns in "Cold War" multiplayer.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 09, 2020

The $499 Xbox Series X is coming Nov. 10, alongside ‘Assassin's Creed: Valhalla'
The $499 Xbox Series X and the $299 Xbox Series S arrive November 10.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 09, 2020

EA Sports apologizes after fans decry ads in UFC video game
A Reddit post showing excessive ads in "UFC " garnered thousands of views and responses.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2020

'Marvel's Avengers': The problem with marketing a game for everyone
Its ambitions outweigh what it does good — and it does a lot of good.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2020

Apple fires back at ‘Fortnite' owner Epic Games in a countersuit
In response to Epic's lawsuit last month, Apple claims that Epic violated its contract and that Apple is not a monopolist.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2020

Colin Kaepernick is coming back to the virtual NFL via ‘Madden 21'
The former NFL quarterback is returning to the "Madden" franchise.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2020

Another Facebook worker quits in disgust, saying the company ‘is on the wrong side of history'
Facebook software engineer Ashok Chandwaney quit the company Tuesday to protest CEO Mark Zuckerberg's policies on hate speech and their impact on people of color. He is one of thousands of employees that have protested the company's decisions and one of several who have made their resignations public on the company's internal messaging system.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2020

The 5G lie: The network of the future is still slow
We speed tested 5G phones against 4G ones. America's new nationwide 5G networks weren't much faster — and in some places they were slower.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2020

Microsoft to release $299 Xbox Series S, a smaller console with a smaller price, Nov. 10
The $299 Xbox Series S news was confirmed by Microsoft in the middle of the night.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 08, 2020

Robot cleaners are coming, this time to wipe up your coronavirus germs
Hospitals and airports need to keep things clean. People need to stay away from each other. Cleaning robots could be a solution, but some think they aren't ready.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 07, 2020

Everything we know about ‘Fall Guys' Season 2 and the roadmap beyond
The game developers chat about what to expect from the upcoming season, including its four new levels.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 05, 2020

U.S. considers cutting trade with China's biggest semiconductor manufacturer
The Defense Department said it is working with other agencies to determine whether the "actions" of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, or SMIC, warrant adding the company to the so-called Entity List.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 04, 2020

Facebook removes pages of far-right group Patriot Prayer
Facebook took down the sites as part of its crackdown against violent militias, the company said.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 04, 2020

What's inside a Fall Guy? The game's developers talk crunch, level design and ... lore?
Lead level designer Megan Ralph and associate lead artist Nicolas Pessina talk about lore and the creation of levels like Hex-A-Gone.

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