Day: May 25, 2018

PS5 Specifications May Include AMD Ryzen CPU Tech

While Sony isn’t divulging a PS5 release date this E3 2018, that hasn’t stopped possible PS5 specifications from being made public. Thanks to the Linkedin profile of a programmer at the company, it appears that it’s working with AMD to integrated Ryzen CPU tech into the PS5. According to tech blogPhoronix, Simon Pilgrim is a principal programmer at Sony who has […]

Nintendo Switch Hackers Being Banned From Online Services: Reports

Nintendo has started handing out bans to Switch users who have attempted to hack the console and run homebrew software, according to reports. Several Switch owners have posted on Twitter and gaming forums that they are receiving error code 2124-4007 when trying to access online services, with the message: “The use of online services on this console is currently restricted by Nintendo.” […]

Amazon Urged Not to Sell Facial Recognition Tool to Police

Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in crimes or not. It’s not clear how many law enforcement agencies have purchased […]

SoftBank Says Selling Its Entire Flipkart Stake to Walmart

SoftBank Group said on Wednesday it is selling its roughly 20 percent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart to Walmart. Walmart said earlier this month it will pay $16 billion (roughly Rs. 1.1 lakh crores) for a roughly 77 percent stake in Flipkart, the US retailer’s largest-ever deal. A SoftBank spokesman declined to give further details. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said earlier […]

Amazon Eyes Latin America Expansion, Opens Argentina Office

Amazon.com aims to expand cloud computing operations in Latin America, a company executive said on Monday, after its Amazon Web Services unit opened an office in Buenos Aires last month. That added to Amazon offices in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services vice president, worldwide public sector, said at a conference. “We have to […]

Facebook Launches Searchable Archive of US Political Ads

Facebook on Thursday launched an archive of US political ads that appear on the world’s largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians’ alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections. The archive tool will be rolled out to other countries in coming months, it added. Facebook, […]