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Sony will now pay researchers up to $50,000 to hack the PS4 –

Think you’ve found a way to consistently brick someone’s PS4, or make it run code that it shouldn’t? Sony wants to know — and now they’re willing to pay. This morning Sony announced that it’s opening its bug bounty program to the public, and will pay for newly discovered bugs and exploits that impact either […] → Read More

Here’s everything Apple announced in the WWDC 2020 keynote today –

Today marks the first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC, as it’s known.) With the pandemic continuing to rage on throughout the world, this year’s WWDC is entirely virtual — including the company’s big annual keynote, where it shows off all of the updates coming to iOS, macOS, and all of the other […] → Read More

Apex Legends is heading to the Nintendo Switch, with PS4/Xbox/PC crossplay coming this fall –

Respawn just dropped a big ol’ bundle of news about its popular free-to-play Battle Royale shooter, Apex Legends, during a livestream event hosted by its parent company, EA. The key bits: Apex is coming to the Nintendo Switch this fall. Playing Apex up until now has meant camping in front of a TV (or rigging […] → Read More

Twitch launches its own free broadcasting software for Mac users –

Back in November of last year, Twitch rolled out a beta build of Twitch Studio – a free, straightforward broadcasting app meant to be the first step for anyone curious about streaming on the service. At launch, it was PC only. Today, however, they’re opening up the Beta to Mac users. Twitch is pretty open […] → Read More

HappyFunCorp’s Ben Schippers and Jon Evans will talk tech stacks at TC Early Stage –

How do you decide what tools and languages to use to build your concept into a company? How can the tech stack decisions you make in the early days affect you down the road — and how might your needs evolve over time? Find out at TC Early Stage, where HappyFunCorp CEO Ben Schippers and […] → Read More

Apple to discontinue iTunes U after 2021 –

If you’re a teacher who has been relying on Apple’s iTunes U platform to digitally share your courses with the world, it’s time to shift to something new. After a few years of letting it mostly stagnate (the last update with anything but “stability improvements” was in 2017), Apple has quietly disclosed that iTunes U […] → Read More

Quibi gets Chromecast support on iOS and Android –

If you haven’t checked out Quibi and the lack of Chromecast support was the thing holding you back: now’s the time. Just a few weeks after adding AirPlay support, Quibi has released another update that brings Chromecast support into the mix. The update is live on the iOS App Store now, and is rolling out […] → Read More

TaxProper raises $2M to automate getting your property taxes lowered –

If you own your home, how much do you pay for property taxes? Too much? Sounds about right. If you disagree with how much you’re paying in property taxes, you can appeal the assessment. Most people don’t, though — perhaps because they are unaware they can, or because they just don’t have the time to […] → Read More

Sony will show off the first PlayStation 5 games on June 4th –

Sony has been dishing out details on the PlayStation 5 piece-by-piece, rather than dropping all of the details at one big mega event. First came word of the Holiday 2020 release window. Then came an overview of the specs — like that it’ll have a super fast solid state drive by default. Most recently, they […] → Read More

4 views on the future of retail, the check out process, and lines –

The global spread of COVID-19 and resulting shelter-in-place orders have hit retailers hard. As the pandemic drags on, stores are going from temporary halts to permanent closes, whether it’s the local coffee shop next door or the historic bar you never thought could shutter. But while the present is largely bleak, preparing for the future […] → Read More

Siren raises $11.8M for its limb-saving smart socks –

Can a pair of socks help those with diabetes avoid foot amputations? That’s one of the ideas behind Siren, a company that’s building smart, washable fabric wearables – the first of which is a pair of socks meant to help those with diabetes monitor their foot health and detect dangerous injuries early. They’ve just a […] → Read More

Box will let employees work from home until at least 2021 –

Another tech company is joining the list of those planning on going remote for the long haul: Box . Box CEO Aaron Levie announced this morning that the company will “remain a digital-first organization” moving forward. While it sounds like they’re still working out exactly what that entails, one key aspect is that Box employees […] → Read More

What people tend to get wrong about remote work –

What do people tend to get wrong about remote work? And how can companies make it work better for them? While just about every tech company on the planet has become remote over the last few weeks, GitLab has been at this a while — since pretty much day one of its existence back in […] → Read More

GitLab’s head of Remote on hiring, onboarding and why Slack is a no-work zone –

With more than 1,200 employees distributed across over 65 countries and a valuation of nearly $3 billion, GitLab is one of the world’s most successful fully remote startups. Describing it as a textbook example of a remote company would be redundant, because the company actually wrote a textbook about it. I recently had a chance […] → Read More

Here are the 15 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator’s first fully digital demo day –

As with just about any big gathering, the traditional approach to Demo Day — in which a startup incubator debuts all of its latest companies to a huge room full of investors — has been put on hold until further notice. Instead, more and more accelerators are taking Demo Day fully digital. The latest to […] → Read More

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are getting remade from the ground up –

2020 sucks. Want to let your brain slip back to 1999 for a while? This news might help: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are coming back, complete with a full blown graphic overhaul, online multiplayer — and, yes, the song “Superman” by Goldfinger. Here’s the announcement trailer, which does a great job of […] → Read More

With movie theaters closed, Alamo Drafthouse gets into on demand movie streaming –

Back when movie theaters were a thing we could go to, Alamo Drafthouse was my one and only. Known for actively insisting that audience members shut the hell up during the movie and for having a damned fine beer selection, it’s like my personal paradise. If it was a movie I was excited to see, I’d […] → Read More

Your iPhone will soon be able to tell 911 about your medical conditions and allergies –

Got something in your medical history that first responders should know about if you call 911? Things like known drug allergies, or the medications you’re on? The iPhone and Apple Watch will soon be able to share this information with first responders automatically (if you opt to let it do so.) When a user with […] → Read More

“Here Kitty!” is an adorable way to pass the time while staying at home –

If you’ve got kids with you through this stay-at-home stretch, there’s a good chance you’re running low on new ways to keep them entertained. All the coloring pages have been colored in; the freeze dances frozen; the stickers stuck. Good news! Your iPhone is now a cat (congratulations!) You need to help your new cat […] → Read More

Doist founder Amir Salihefendic explains why his remote team doesn’t try to do everything in real time –

Does working from home have to mean sitting in a chatroom all day or always being available for a video call? Real-time chat and video platforms are great for building camaraderie and maintaining a sense of connection with remote teams, but when you need to focus for a few hours, it can be tough to […] → Read More