Google countersues Sonos for patent infringement

Google countersues Sonos for patent infringement

Google has countersued Sonos for patent infringement, following Sonos originally filing a patent lawsuit against Google in January. The lawsuit alleges that Sonos is infringing five Google patents covering mesh networking, echo cancellation, DRM, content notifications, and personalized search. Google’s suit seems to serve a few purposes. One is obviously to countersue Sonos with its … Read more

‘GTA V’ is coming to PlayStation 5 in 2021

'GTA V' is coming to PlayStation 5 in 2021

One of the games new PlayStation 5 owners will be able to play after the console launches this holiday season is Grand Theft Auto V. To kick off its PlayStation 5 livestream, Sony announced an enhanced and expanded port of Rockstar’s immensely popular open-world game that will launch in 2021. The company said PlayStation 5 … Read more

Ratchet & Clank PS5 sequel, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, announced

Ratchet & Clank PS5 sequel, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, announced

Insomniac Games has a new Ratchet & Clank game on the way, and it’s coming to PlayStation 5. Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac announced Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart during the PS5 reveal event on Thursday, confirming that the next entry in the franchise will launch on the next-gen PlayStation. A teaser trailer showed Ratchet … Read more

Planets with ‘significant airborne dust’ could be home to alien life, study says

Planets with ‘significant airborne dust’ could be home to alien life, study says

Though humanity has yet to discover the presence of extraterrestrial life, that hasn’t stopped astronomers from suggesting the universe is teeming with life. A new study suggests that planets with “significant airborne dust” could be the places to look. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, notes that exoplanets (planets outside the Solar System) … Read more

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to the PS5 this year

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to the PS5 this year

Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the sequel to 2018’s PS4-exclusive Spider-Man, is officially heading to the PS5, Sony announced today at its PlayStation 5 gameplay event. The original Spider-Man on PS4 has been used by Sony in repeated demos to showcase the improvements in load times and level design that are possible with the new, faster SSD … Read more

YouTube will ‘amplify’ Black creators with a $100 million fund

YouTube will 'amplify' Black creators with a $100 million fund

Last year, YouTube enacted a stricter anti-harassment policy to curb hate speech and threats, specifically content that “maliciously insults” people based on gender identity, race or sexual orientation. Last quarter alone, Wojcicki says, YouTube removed over 100,000 videos and 100 million comments for hate and harassment. “But we recognize we need to do more, in … Read more

Microsoft bans police face recognition sales as Big Tech reacts to protests

Microsoft bans police face recognition sales as Big Tech reacts to protests

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Thursday said it would await federal regulation before selling facial recognition to police departments, making it the latest big firm to back away from the surveillance business following protests against police brutality. FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft logo is pictured ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February … Read more