Day: January 24, 2021

More Companies Are Joining ‘Tech Exodus’ From California

This week Digital Reality data center services announced it was also relocating its headquarters from the San Francisco Bay Area to Texas, citing factors like a low cost of living and “supportive business climate”. (Though it will still maintain a “significant” presence in the Bay Area.) And Align Technology (makers of the Invisalign orthodontic dental…

First look at epic monster mayhem in new Godzilla vs. Kong trailer – CNET

Who will win in the epic showdown Godzilla vs. Kong? The long-awaited monster movie debuts in theaters and on HBO Max on March 26. …read more Source:: CNet

Physically Huge SD Card Technically Has Some Benefits

SD cards were developed and released just before the turn of the millenium. Since then, we’ve seen smaller formats, miniSD and microSD, become popular for portable devices. However, sometimes bigger is better. [Useless Mod] dared to dream that dream, and put together a (physically) gigantic SD card. In card is a full 10x scale reproduction…

‘We Messed Up’. Microsoft Rescinds Xbox Live Gold Price Hike

“We messed up today,” the Xbox Live Gold team wrote late Friday night, “and you were right to let us know.” Their blog post’s new title? “No Changes to Xbox Live Gold Pricing, Free-to-Play Games to be Unlocked.” Forbes reports: It has been a very strange few days for Microsoft and Xbox fans. On Friday,…

Rock formation that looks like Cookie Monster could fetch $10,000 – CNET

The inside of this volcanic agate rock looks a lot like a beloved blue Muppet. And it could end up being quite valuable. …read more Source:: CNet

Ant Group Sponsors Reality Competition Show About Programmers

“A two-episode series which debuted on Chinese streaming platforms last week has been described as the first reality competition to focus on programmers,” reports the I Programmer web site: The show, sponsored by the Ant Group, an affiliate company of the Chinese Alibaba Group, is called Ranshaoba tiancaichengxuyuan, which roughly translates to “Burn Bright! Genius…

Louis Vuitton cityscape jackets turn you into walking 3D architecture – CNET

You probably can’t visit Paris right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear its landmarks. …read more Source:: CNet

WandaVision episode 3 Easter eggs and Marvel references on Disney Plus – CNET

More secrets emerge in episode 3, streaming now. Warning: Spoilers ahead! …read more Source:: CNet

Website features faces from Parler’s Capitol riot videos – CNET

The goal of Faces of the Riots is to aid the FBI in its investigation of the deadly siege, the site’s creator says. …read more Source:: CNet

When Adobe Stopped Flash Content, It Also Stopped A Chinese Railroad

Jalopnik shares a story for our times: Adobe’s Flash, the web browser plug-in that powered so very many crappy games, confusing interfaces, and animated icons of the early web like Homestar Runner is now finally gone, after a long, slow, protracted death. For most of us, this just means that some goofy webgame you searched…