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Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #78 (01/19/2023)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #78 (01/19/2023)
Tech 35,000 PayPal accounts breached, and users could've prevented it | PCWorld NVIDIA Broadcast will maintain eye contact even if you're looking away from the camera AI art tools Stable Diffusion and Midjourney targeted with copyright lawsuit - The Verge Apple Collecting Feedback From Dispatchers Receiving False 911 Calls From Skiers Samsung expands self-repair program to include S22 and Galaxy Book devices Twitter admits it’s breaking third-party apps, cites ‘long-standing API rules’ Twitter’s new developer terms ban third-party clients Twitter is auctioning off assets from its San Francisco headquarters - The Verge Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses in a few days Microsoft Office may not open when you restore Windows 11 | PCWorld Amazon is shutting down the AmazonSmile charity program in February Gaming Google releases Stadia Controller update to enable Bluetooth  Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Raises Over $2.6 Million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation Forspoken's PC Requirements Revealed, File Size Is Huge Switch was tops in the US for December and 2022, so was Modern Warfare 2 - NPD Ubisoft Paris staff called to strike following CEO's "ball is in your court" comments Telling Lies, Donut County leave Game Pass at the end of January Streaming  Logitech’s $69.99 Brio 300 webcam is a stylish alternative to the C920s - The Verge Deals  Free Play Days – Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and Space Crew Legendary Edition - Xbox Wire Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://toot.majorshouse.com/@majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at here!
03:05:00
January 20, 2023
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #77 (01/12/2023)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #77 (01/12/2023)
Tech ChatGPT is enabling script kiddies to write functional malware | Ars Technica CNET has used an AI to write financial explainers nearly 75 times since November More than 200 million Twitter users’ email addresses leaked by hackers - The Verge TikTok’s 2FA feature was briefly vulnerable to brute force attacks The FCC wants carriers to notify you sooner when there's a data breach FAA outage that grounded flights blamed on old tech and damaged database file | Ars Technica John Deere will let US farmers repair their own equipment Some first responders are asking iPhone users to disable Emergency SOS and crash detection due to influx of false positives It might be time for Apple to throw in the towel on the Mac Pro | Ars Technica 2021 Studio Platform Survey Report.pdf Gaming Xbox consoles will soon be "carbon aware" | Eurogamer.net Xbox Console Exclusive Game We Are The Caretakers Denied Game Pass Inclusion Games Done Quick founder steps down after completing 13-year any% speedrun Sony’s PS5 accessibility controller looks great, but won’t work on PC Final Fantasy 16 Producer Denies Existence of PC Version: 'Buy a PS5' Callisto Protocol developers left out of credits | GamesIndustry.biz Leadership at WoW Support Studio Proletariat Won't Voluntarily Recognize Union - GameSpot Streaming  OBS Studio 29 Released With AV1 Encode Additions, Upward Compression Filter YouTube's updated violence and profanity restrictions can retroactively restrict gaming videos | Eurogamer.net Hardware/Software Updates  The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is getting the January 2023 security patch in the US New PS5 Update Prepares Console For DualSense Edge Controller Deals  Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Monster Hunter Rise, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden Free Play Days – I Am Fish - Xbox Wire PlayStation Plus Game Catalog lineup for January: Back 4 Blood, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, Life is Strange and more. What’s free on the Epic Games Store this week? Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://toot.majorshouse.com/@majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at here!
03:36:14
January 13, 2023
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #76 (01/05/2023)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #76 (01/05/2023)
Tech Twitter sued for not paying San Francisco office rent First LastPass, now Slack and CircleCI. The hacks go on (and will likely worsen) | Ars Technica LockBit ransomware gang apologizes for SickKids hospital attack and offers free decryptor Black man wrongfully jailed for a week after face recognition error, report says Windows 7 and Windows 8 will stop getting critical security updates in one week AMD's Ryzen 7000 mobile CPUs feature up to 16 cores and 5.4GHz speeds AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU hits 5.7Ghz, has 144MB of 3D V-Cache AMD brings RDNA 3 to laptops with Radeon 7000 GPUs NVIDIA brings GeForce RTX 40 graphics to laptops NVIDIA unveils the $799 RTX 4070 Ti Alienware reveals its first 500Hz gaming monitor Sony and Honda just announced their new electric car brand, Afeela - The Verge Lenovo’s new Yoga Book 9i laptop has a second screen above its screen Gaming Dell's Concept Nyx Shows Off New Ways to Game and Work NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming is coming to cars Sony's Project Leonardo is a controller kit to help people with disabilities play PS5 Razer’s Edge 5G handheld is coming to Verizon this month for $359.99 Hitman 3 gets a new name — and two free games with it Microsoft is now the home of the video game industry's largest union EA says it can’t recover 60% of players’ corrupted Madden franchise save files Streaming  Twitch is recovering from an outage that took down everyone's stream pages Hardware/Software Updates  Android 13 with January security patch live, download Pixel OTA image now Deals  New Games with Gold for January 2023 - Xbox Wire Free Play Days – Cricket 22, For the King, and Saints Row Stranded Deep surprise drops on Game Pass | Eurogamer.net Rejoice, one of the best Soulslikes has returned to Game Pass Nintendo Switch Online deal brings a one-year family plan and a 256GB microSD card down to $50 (Remember to check before going live) Humble Choice for January 2023 has DOOM Eternal, a good month for Steam Deck 6 Free Games Available Now For Amazon Prime Members - GameSpot Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://toot.majorshouse.com/@majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at here!
02:56:22
January 06, 2023
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #75 (11/17/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #75 (11/17/2022)
Tech Twitter Blue signups disappear a day after fakes and mayhem - The Verge Musk trolls senator demanding answers on Twitter fake-account scandal | Ars Technica As more brands pull out of Twitter, SpaceX buys big Twitter ad package | Ars Technica Elon Musk says the new Twitter Blue will relaunch on November 29th - The Verge Elon Musk demands Twitter employees commit to ‘extremely hardcore’ culture or leave - The Verge Elon Musk changes Twitter’s remote work rules, again | Engadget Twitter fired employees who publicly called out Elon Musk | Engadget SpaceX employees who were fired after criticizing Elon Musk file NLRB complaint | Engadget Elon Musk says he doesn’t want to be CEO of Twitter, or any company - The Verge Steve Aoki dropped the beat at Amazon during layoffs - The Verge Stop using these stupid, stupid passwords immediately | Cult of Mac Gaming Nintendo Japan may now refuse console repairs if you're rude to staff | Eurogamer.net Samsung’s 2021 smart TVs are getting Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now apps - The Verge Built-in Discord voice chat is now rolling out to all Xbox users | Engadget Backbone’s excellent phone controller is now shipping for Android - The Verge The Crisis Core: FF7 remaster performance chart shows how complicated console gaming has become - The Verge The Game Awards nominations are in, with God of War Ragnarok up for 10 of them | VG247 Streaming  Elgato’s new Stream Deck Plus joins the knob mob - The Verge Hardware/Software Updates  The Xbox November Update Rolls Out Today Deals  This Holiday Season Just Got Better: Announcing the Xbox Series S - Gilded Hunter Bundle Coming November 29 Xbox Series S gets $50 cheaper for Black Friday Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Gungrave G.O.R.E, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, Dune: Spice Wars, and More Free Play Days – NBA 2K23, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Deep Rock Galactic Splinter Cell Gets Splinter Sale For The Low Price Of "Free" - GameSpot Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at here!
03:32:54
November 19, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #74 (11/03/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #74 (11/03/2022)
Tech Twitter is now an Elon Musk company - The Verge Elon Musk reportedly ordered company-wide layoffs at Twitter - The Verge Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has already emboldened the trolls | Engadget Elon Musk wastes no time changing Twitter Twitter is planning to start charging $20 per month for verification Twitter has removed 1,500 accounts following coordinated trolling campaign | Engadget Twitter chaos continues: 84-hour weeks, moderation frozen, ad-free articles gone Elon Musk will let you pay $8 to be a verified 'lord' on Twitter Twitter latest: Employee stock deal; Trump won't be back for midterms; edit button will be free; more FTC says ed tech company Chegg exposed data belonging to 40 million users Former New York Post employee apologizes for racist posting spree | Engadget While Meta struggles with legs, VRChat gets finger tracking good enough for sign language Gaming Phil Spencer calls investigations of Activision deal "warranted," still confident it will happen | VG247 Microsoft will keep Call of Duty on Sony platforms "as long as there's a PlayStation out there to ship to" | Eurogamer.net Developers decry Call of Duty fan who turned up on studio's doorstep to protest Modern Warfare 2 ban | Eurogamer.net PlayStation VR2 launches in February at $549.99 Pokémon Go community manager receives "violent threats", as game's Bluetooth accessories briefly disabled | Eurogamer.net Streaming  Twitch partners with Xbox for free PC Game Pass subscriptions when you buy subs - The Verge Hardware/Software Updates  Android 13 is now rolling out to the Galaxy S22 in the United States Deals  New Games with Gold for November 2022 - Xbox Wire Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Pentiment, Football Manager 2023, Somerville, and More Free Play Days – Control, Serial Cleaner, and NHRA Championship Drag Racing: Speed for All Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at here!
02:48:21
November 04, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #73 (10/20/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #73 (10/20/2022)
Tech Apple store workers go on strike in Australia | Engadget Apple Announces 10th-Generation iPad With Complete Redesign, 10.9-Inch Display, USB-C, and More - MacRumors New iPad Only Supports First-Gen Apple Pencil, Requires Adapter to Charge - MacRumors Nvidia 'unlaunches' the unwanted RTX 4080 12GB | PC Gamer 8 RTX 4090s could crack most of your passwords in just 48 minutes | PC Gamer How a Microsoft blunder opened millions of PCs to potent malware attacks | Ars Technica Kanye West is buying ‘free speech platform’ Parler - The Verge Netflix announces Profile Transfers — for when it forces you to finally pay up Netflix will begin charging 'extra user' fees early next year | Engadget Discord launches YouTube integration and new $2.99 Nitro Basic subscription - The Verge Gaming Blizzard's Diablo testers win right to unionise | Eurogamer.net Microsoft has a bleak outlook on cloud gaming's future | PC Gamer 343 Industries offering more Halo-themed prosthetics to children with limb loss | Eurogamer.net Sony’s new DualSense Edge controller arrives on January 26th for $199.99 - The Verge Razer Edge is a premium Android gaming tablet w/ detachable controller, $399 Bayonetta voice actress urges players to boycott next game, citing insulting treatment by developer Platinum | PC Gamer New reports dispute Bayonetta voice actor's $4000 pay offer claims | Eurogamer.net Minecraft launcher project spins out of control after dev hijacks it to fight 'leftist queer ideology' | PC Gamer Hardware/Software Updates  How to get the Windows 10 2022 Update The Xbox October Update Rolls Out Today Deals  Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Persona 5 Royal, Gunfire Reborn, Phantom Abyss, and More The Sims 4 is now free to play, so here's how to claim it | PC Gamer Free Play Days – F1 22, Rogue Lords, and Journey to the Savage Planet - Xbox Wire Fallout 3 and Evoland are free to keep from the Epic Games Store this week | Rock Paper Shotgun Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at here!
02:59:58
October 21, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #72 (10/13/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #72 (10/13/2022)
Tech The iPhone 14 keeps calling 911 on rollercoasters Lufthansa says it is not banning AirTags from its flights despite tweets claiming otherwise Cyberattack delays patient care at major US hospital chain - The Verge Facebook security warning for 1M users: Scam apps stole login credentials Google starts rolling out passkey support for Android and Chrome Account handles are coming to all YouTube users very soon - Android Authority Apple ups education and healthcare benefits, but not for unionized employees; Australia workers set to strike iOS VPN apps have another flaw, shows new research: excluding many Apple apps Netflix's ad tier will cost $6.99 a month and launch in November Gaming Steam’s revamped mobile app is available for everyone on Android and iOS Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales hits PC on November 18 | VG247 Nintendo settles labor dispute with former employee PS5 shipments are up by 400% in the US, just in time for God of War Ragnarök | Eurogamer.net Former PSVR Exclusive Iron Man VR Flies Onto Quest 2 In November Meta Quest Pro Ships October 25th For $1500 Xbox Cloud Gaming Coming To Quest For Streaming 2D Games Play Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and More Games From the Cloud on More Devices Starting Today Xbox Celebrates the Disability Communities with New Accessibility Updates Microsoft and Sony's spend to get games on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus might surprise you Blizzard has fixed an Overwatch 2 chat bug that caused players to make unexpected purchases | VG247 2K confirms some personal data obtained in recent data breach | Eurogamer.net Square Enix warns of Final Fantasy 14 hack attempt | Eurogamer.net Cyberpunk 2077 dev rescues Stadia players from losing their saves Streaming  Streamer breaks back in two places in foam pit stand at TwitchCon San Diego | Eurogamer.net Twitch responds to controversial revenue split, says 70/30 is "not viable in the long term" | Eurogamer.net Hardware/Software Updates  Apple releases iOS 16.0.3 with notification fixes, improved camera speed on iPhone 14 Pro, more Nvidia promises big DirectX 12 performance gains in latest drivers - The Verge Deals  Next free game on Epic Game Store will be ToeJam & Earl | Eurogamer.net GTA: Vice City - The Definitive Edition, The Medium, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, more coming to PS Plus Free Play Days – Embr, Goat Simulator, and Tour de France 2022 - Xbox Wire Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at here!
03:41:03
October 14, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #71 (10/06/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #71 (10/06/2022)
This week, we take a special detour to talk about: Steam Deck Intel ARC Overwatch 2 Activision Blizzard King Stadia And so much more! Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:32:48
October 07, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #70 (09/22/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #70 (09/22/2022)
Tech Meta axes internal team responsible for asking 'are we the baddies?' | PC Gamer Twitter shareholders approve $44 billion Elon Musk buyout - The Verge New attack can unlock and start a Tesla Model Y in seconds, say researchers Matternet’s delivery drone design has been approved by the FAA - The Verge Sony announces development of its first over-the-counter hearing aid for the US The free YouTube tier is about to become unbearable with even more ads Study finds that you can’t really change YouTube recommendations even if you try Google Chrome will protect your incognito tabs with your biometrics Uber hacker claims to have full control of company's cloud-based servers Uber blames Lapsus$ hacking group for security breach Microsoft Teams deemed unsafe to use by security researchers Hacking gang sends ransom demand to LA school district - The Verge Apple Investigating iPhone 14 Pro Models Freezing After Data Transfers iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shaking and Vibrating in Apps Like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram for Some Users - MacRumors Apple Executive Responds to Annoying iOS 16 Copy and Paste Prompt: 'Absolutely Not Expected Behavior' - MacRumors Dozens of civil rights groups are calling on Amazon and MGM to cancel Ring Nation reality show - The Verge The new Astro A30 headset can pull in audio from three gadgets at once - The Verge EVGA is reportedly so sick of working with Nvidia that it's going to stop making graphics cards altogether | PC Gamer Nvidia announces next-gen RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 GPUs - The Verge Nvidia shows off DLSS 3, the new version of its impressive upscaling tech - The Verge Gaming Former Sony exec joins Tencent | Eurogamer.net Sony says original PSVR games won't be compatible with PSVR2 Disgruntled employee spams players of 14-year-old MMO with profanity-laden official notifications | PC Gamer Elden Ring publisher Bandai Namco admits "possibility" customer details exposed in July hack | Eurogamer.net 2K Support admits customer support hack, warns affected users to reset passwords Rockstar acknowledges gargantuan Grand Theft Auto 6 leak | Eurogamer.net YouTuber exposed as 'The Real Insider' behind major Assassin's Creed leak and others | PC Gamer Microsoft eased up on one DRM hurdle for disc games on Xbox - The Verge Windows 11 just got better for DX11 games and anyone who insists on playing with a controller | PC Gamer Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 faces backlash over cultural misrepresentation, Arabic translation errors Infinity Ward releases Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's PC specs ahead of the next beta Nintendo is releasing the first Mario movie trailer next month Streaming Logitech’s new key light could almost pass for a regular desk lamp - The Verge Review: Logitech’s new Blue Sona XLR mic pairs slick looks with even cleaner audio Ninja criticised for appearing to feign mental health crisis to market his big return | Eurogamer.net Twitch is cutting how much its biggest streamers earn from subscriptions Hardware/Software Updates Available today: The Windows 11 2022 Update | Windows Experience Blog Voice chat noise suppression comes to Xbox One and PC in latest Xbox update | Eurogamer.net Apple releases iOS 16.0.2 to fix iPhone 14 Pro camera shake bug, copy and paste permission, more - 9to5Mac Deals Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Deathloop, Slime Rancher 2, Valheim, Grounded’s Full Release, and More Free Play Days – Dead Island Definitive Edition and Hunting Simulator 2
03:41:02
September 24, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #69 (09/15/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #69 (09/15/2022)
Gaming Xperia Stream launched: A full-featured cooling system Ubisoft CEO defends company against criticism of reforms, but campaigners demand deeper change | PC Gamer Netflix preps three Ubisoft mobile games for 2023, including Assassin’s Creed The head of Halo is leaving Xbox after 15 years in charge Halo developer 343 reportedly loses engine lead Production on Season 2 of Paramount's Halo adaptation has begun | Eurogamer.net Deathloop looks set to arrive on Xbox imminently COD Modern Warfare 2 wants your phone number before you can play on PC Sony: "Giving Microsoft control of Activision games like Call of Duty" has "major negative implications" | Eurogamer.net A new browser-in-the-browser attack threatens Steam users | PC Gamer Xbox app on PC now launches faster and has HowLongToBeat integration Discord voice chat is now available on Xbox consoles Discord starts rolling out new Forum Channels to help organize conversations EA announces kernel-level anti-cheat system for PC games - The Verge The Sims 4 base game is going to be free next month AppLovin drops bid to buy Unity following failed $17.5bn offer Babylon’s Fall is shutting down in February 2023, just before its first birthday Yakuza spin-off Judgment and its sequel are coming to PC | PC Gamer Like a Dragon 8 officially announced | Eurogamer.net Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will tell Kiryu's story between Yakuza 6 and 8 Sable coming to PlayStation 5, along with new content and features | Eurogamer.net Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves arrives on PC October 19, 2022 Nintendo Direct September 2022: Everything Announced Including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - IGN PlayStation State of Play September 2022: Everything Announced - IGN Here's everything shown during tonight's ID@Xbox showcase | Eurogamer.net Deals  Ubisoft+ is available to try for 30 days for free | Eurogamer.net Assassin’s Creed Odyssey makes its hero's journey onto Game Pass today | Rock Paper Shotgun Ni No Kuni series headed to Xbox and Game Pass | Eurogamer.net Free Play Days – Golf With Your Friends and Diablo III: Eternal Collection Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:19:56
September 16, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #68 (09/08/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #68 (09/08/2022)
Tech New Google Play system update tells you when a data breach may have compromised your accounts Samsung says a data breach revealed some customers’ names, birthdays, and more Hackers caused a massive traffic jam in Moscow using a ride-hailing app iPhones overtake Android phones in the US for the first time ever Tim Cook on RCS for iPhone: ‘I don’t hear our users asking that we put a lot of energy on that’ https://twitter.com/lockheimer/status/1567735159579111425 Apple Store unionization movement continues in Oklahoma City Apple Watch Series 8 gets souped up period and ovulation tracking - The Verge A utility company locked thousands of customers out of their smart thermostats in Colorado - The Verge Gaming Microsoft confirms new Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan and its pricing - The Verge Xbox Elite Series 2 Is Evolving with More Ways to Play Like a Pro Nintendo announces a new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet-flavored Switch OLED Sony's new PS5 model uses less power during games | Eurogamer.net Sony says Microsoft’s Call of Duty offer was ‘inadequate on many levels’ - The Verge Sony lawsuit claimant's reddit Ask Me Anything backfired G2 Esports announces new all-female League of Legends team | Eurogamer.net NFT expert imagines a hopeful future where poor people serve as 'real-life NPCs' in games | PC Gamer Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 cancels its live event in Florida - The Verge Overwatch 2 will lock new heroes behind the battle pass and fans aren't happy | PC Gamer Streaming Ninja says he needs a break | Eurogamer.net Controversial forum Kiwi Farms taken offline over 'imminent threats to human life' Kiwi Farms has been scrubbed from the Internet Archive - The Verge Twitch is removing host mode and absolutely nobody understands why | PC Gamer Hardware/Software Updates  Google's September 2022 security patch is here for Pixel phones with fixes for wireless charging Pixel 3a and 3a XL get final Android 12 update Essential Google Chrome update thwarts security vulnerability | PC Gamer New PS5 update rolling out with 1440p support, gamelists, and UX improvements - The Verge Deals  Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Disney Dreamlight Valley, You Suck at Parking, Metal: Hellsinger, and More Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:16:36
September 10, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #67 (09/01/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #67 (09/01/2022)
Tech Twitter Launches 'Twitter Circle' for Sharing Tweets With a Smaller Number of People Twitter starts testing an edit button, but you have to pay for it - The Verge  The US government got caught using sock puppets to spread propaganda on social media - The Verge  Police secretly use smartphone location data culled from Waze, Starbucks, and other popular apps Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg won't be deposed over the Cambridge Analytica scandal  LastPass Hacked, But User Passwords Were Not Accessed | PCMag A huge phishing campaign has targeted over 130 companies, including Twilio and Signal Authy has been hacked, here is how to protect yourself Apple says 95% of iCloud users already have 2FA enabled ahead of Passkeys launch iPhone Lockdown Mode can be easily detected, could make you a target  FTC sues data broker for letting people track health clinic visitors  Truth Social is strapped for cash and struggling to find new users Truth Social may be unwilling to say "no" to violent speech, but Google Play isn't A ‘high severity’ TikTok vulnerability allowed one-click account hijacking Gaming Ransomware abuses Genshin Impact's kernel mode anti-cheat to bypass antivirus protection | PC Gamer Fortnite is doing an 'I Have a Dream' anniversary event, again | PC Gamer  Trans superhero Dreamer joins Fortnite as part of Rainbow Royale Pride event | Eurogamer.net Call of Duty will join Xbox Game Pass, but still launch on PlayStation same day Sony Being Sued for £5 Billion Over PlayStation Store Prices - IGN All-women speedrunning event Flame Fatales raises $135K for charity  Logitech G Gaming Handheld leaks with Google Play Store, cloud gaming, and Chrome Ubisoft postpones "decommissioning" of older online titles until October Streaming Facebook Gaming app to shut down in October | Eurogamer.net Nvidia Broadcast support will make virtual green screens easier in OBS Studio Hardware/Software Updates  iOS 12.5.6 rolling out to older iPhone and iPad devices with important security fixes Samsung’s One UI 4.1.1 update for Galaxy S22 series is live OBS Studio 28.0 Released With 10-Bit & HDR Video Encoding, Qt 6 Ported - Phoronix Deals  The original Mafia is going free on Steam for a limited time to mark the series 20th anniversary Games with Gold's Xbox 360 games offering ends with Portal 2 in September | Eurogamer.net PlayStation Plus Monthly Games and Game Catalog lineup for September revealed Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:11:13
September 03, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #66 (08/18/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #66 (08/18/2022)
Tech MacBook Pro workers being paid significant bonuses after riot back in May Android 12 is running on over an eighth of all devices - 9to5Google Google wants to remind you that using 2FA doesn't have to be a... drag Gmail gets approval to move forward with plan to ruin its spam filter The FCC rejects Starlink's $885M internet proposal because its speeds are too slow | PC Gamer Apple’s $30M employee bag search lawsuit settlement given approval Signal alerts 1,900 messaging users to a security threat from Twilio hackers Apple sets Sept 5 deadline for employees to return to office - Bloomberg | Reuters Florida airline worker arrested after AirTag reveals he stole thousands of dollars worth of luggage Employee Claims Apple Has Threatened Termination Over Viral TikTok Video - MacRumors FIRST USA RETAIL INTEL ARC A380 CARD IS FROM ASROCK, LISTED ON NEWEGG The new USB Rubber Ducky is more dangerous than ever Amazon plots to turn surveillance network into reality TV series Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation is a form of cyberattack | PC Gamer VPNs for iOS Are Broken and Apple Knows It, Says Security Researcher - MacRumors Gaming Microsoft makes bold claim that Sony pays "blocking rights" to stop games appearing on Game Pass | VG247 Microsoft finally admits Xbox One sales were less than half of the PS4 - The Verge Steam lets you add free stuff easily now and it is absolutely majestic | PC Gamer Spider-Man Remastered second biggest launch for PlayStation Studios on PC | Eurogamer.net Doom is now playable on a tractor | Eurogamer.net World's biggest mod site bans mods replacing Pride flags: 'We don't want to and won't argue this with you' Embracer Group buy the whole of Middle-Earth, plus seven more games companies | Rock Paper Shotgun Streaming FaZe Clan's Nickmercs promotes maskless event in wake of TwitchCon San Diego's mask mandate | Eurogamer.net Hardware/Software Updates Android 13 is now available for Google Pixel phones Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a can’t go back to Android 12 after upgrading to Android 13 Google is accidentally pushing Android 12 instead of Android 13 to some Pixel users Did you get Android 12 instead of Android 13? Google says it wasn't a mistake. Android 13 is coming to phones from Samsung, Sony, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, and more later this year August’s Google Play system update is live with AutoFill UI and Material You additions Zoom’s latest update on Mac includes a fix for a dangerous security flaw - The Verge iOS 15.6.1 fixes two security vulnerabilities that were actively exploited in the wild Deals Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Immortality, Tinykin, Immortals Fenyx Rising, and More To celebrate QuakeCon 2022 10 games from id Software and Bethesda are coming to PC Game Pass Free Play Days – Just Die Already, Outriders, and The Elder Scrolls Online Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:47:42
August 19, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #65 (08/04/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #65 (08/04/2022)
Tech TikTok Trend Debunked: No, Apple Is Not Giving Away Free AirPods - MacRumors Linus Torvalds uses an Arm-powered M2 MacBook Air to release latest Linux kernel | Ars Technica Twitter test lets you mix and match photos, videos, and GIFs in a single tweet Twitter account hijacks made possible by security error in over 3,200 mobile apps Google Pixel 6a fingerprint sensor problems persist after launch | Android Central Google may hand over your Nest video to police without a warrant in an emergency | Android Central Tim Hortons wants to settle location-tracking lawsuits with coffee and doughnuts | Engadget Samsung announces self-repair program for Galaxy phones and tablets Discord users complain about new Android update built using cross-platform framework The definitive ranking of two-factor authentication methods | Android Central Gaming Overwatch Contenders game grinds to a halt after both teams refuse to play | PC Gamer Resident Evil Village will receive free accessibility update alongside DLC | Eurogamer.net Logitech and Tencent are building a streaming handheld for Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now | PC Gamer Microsoft starts testing an Xbox Game Pass family plan - The Verge Streaming TwitchCon San Diego will not require masks or vaccinations - The Verge Twitch viewership fell as Facebook Gaming rose in June | GamesIndustry.biz OBS Studio 28 Beta 1 Brings 10-bit & HDR Video Encoding, Qt6 Toolkit Hardware/Software Updates ExpressVPN now runs natively on Apple silicon Macs with latest update SteamOS 3.3 Now Available With Many Improvements For The Steam Deck - Phoronix Google rolling out GPS fix for Pixel 6/Pro and 6a, August update coming Deals Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Ghost Recon Wildlands, Turbo Golf Racing, Two Point Campus, and More Free Play Days – Far Cry 6, The Serpent Rogue, and Roguebook Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:58:36
August 05, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #64 (07/21/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #64 (07/21/2022)
Tech A multi-billion crypto lender just filed for bankruptcy The James Webb Telescope's hard drive can't store Warzone, but it will withstand the horrifying effects of cosmic radiation | PC Gamer FCC chair proposes new US broadband standard of 100Mbps down, 20Mbps up | Ars Technica YouTube reduces Content ID appeal process from 30 to 7 days Latest Windows 11 security patch is causing problems, again Microsoft changes its mind about open source monetization | PC Gamer SATAn hack can steal data directly from your SATA cable | PC Gamer Tech lobbying spend hits $35M this year as companies fight antitrust measures Twitter accuses Musk of 'sabotage' and gets the early trial it wanted Netflix loses million subscribers over past quarter, though not as many as feared Apple agrees to pay $50M to customers with faulty MacBook keyboards | PC Gamer CloudMensis spyware is being actively used in the wild to steal private data from Macs Gaming Apple Argues to Get App Store Injunction Thrown Out in Epic v. Apple Appeal Apple Arcade adds new ‘Leaving Soon’ tab with 15 titles to be removed in the near future Games Leaving Apple Arcade Soon Won't Be Playable Nintendo confirms 3DS and Wii U eShop closure date CD Projekt stock is worth a quarter of what it was before Cyberpunk 2077 released Elden Ring retains its crown, Switch and PlayStation 5 still selling well - June NPD Bungie sues Destiny 2 player following online harassment | Eurogamer.net Tony Hawk's developers at rebranded Blizzard Albany announce union plans Connect Your Worlds – Discord Voice Chat Comes to Xbox Consoles for Xbox Insiders Neopets has been hacked and data for almost 69M accounts appears to be up for sale Streaming Twitch streamers positive about new raid feature in response to harassment Twitch creators can share their banned user lists | Engadget Hardware/Software Updates Time to update: Nvidia Broadcast is now embedded in iCUE and Elgato software Apple Releases iOS 15.6 With New Live Sports Features, Storage Bug Fix and More - MacRumors Deals Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: As Dusk Falls, Inside, Watch Dogs 2, and More Infamous Second Son DLC now available for free Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:05:59
July 22, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #63 (07/14/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #63 (07/14/2022)
Tech Elon Musk Wants to Terminate $44 Billion Twitter Acquisition Twitter Sues Elon Musk to Force $44 Billion Merger - MacRumors Twitter’s new ‘Unmention’ feature lets you actually exclude yourself from the narrative TikTok Announces Launch of Hashtag Content Filters and New Safety Tools Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg find common ground on one tech initiative Apple Ends Partnership With Former Design Chief Jony Ive Autistic child with Down syndrome benefits more from iPad than dedicated disability tech Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick reportedly saw violence against drivers as a tool for growth BMW starts selling heated seat subscriptions for $18 a month - The Verge Verizon Launches Lower-Cost 'Welcome Unlimited' Plan T-Mobile takes the cake again for 5G speeds and availability in latest Opensignal study Nothing Phone (1) officially launches w/ 3 years of Android OS updates, 120Hz OLED, £399 price Bluetooth LE Audio standard has been finalized, ready for Android 13 with some big improvements The 2022 Backup Survey: 54% Report Data Loss With Only 10% Backing Up Daily VPNs aren't as protective as you think they are, says US Congress Windows 8.1 has begun warning users of its imminent demise ChromeOS Flex launches to turn your old Mac or PC into a Chromebook Gaming Atlanta Faze apologises for misogynistic 'misguided tweet' after backlash Elden Ring publisher Bandai Namco reportedly hit by ransomware attack Elden Ring publisher Bandai Namco confirms it was hacked, "investigating" potential customer information leak | Eurogamer.net Delisted Metal Gear games set to return | Eurogamer.net Nintendo Japan recognises same-sex marriage, despite Japanese law | Eurogamer.net PlayStation Stars loyalty programme announced Dragon Age and Mass Effect DLC made free, as EA finally ditches BioWare Points Unity CEO sparks fury by saying developers who don't consider monetization are 'f***ing idiots' Streaming Instagram gets serious about streaming with OBS and Streamyard integration for desktop Twitch reducing payout threshold for streamers | Eurogamer.net Deals PlayStation Plus Game Catalog lineup for July: Stray, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Marvel's Avengers Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:36:22
July 15, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #62 (07/07/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #62 (07/07/2022)
Tech Government developer leaves database credentials on an old blog post potentially causing the largest data hack in history | PC Gamer President Biden to award Steve Jobs with posthumous Medal of Freedom Apple Announces New Lockdown Mode on iOS 16 With 'Extreme' Level of Security - MacRumors Digital Markets Act passes, could force Apple to allow competing app stores, and more EU tells big companies to make it easier to get rid of pre-installed software or pay up Apps and advertisers are coming for your lock screen, and it's going to be exhausting - The Verge Former Apple Lawyer Gene Levoff Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading - MacRumors Even with the power of 25 3080s, this Ethereum mining ASIC will soon be useless | PC Gamer The 'Missing Cryptoqueen' makes the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list | PC Gamer Meta to discontinue ‘Novi’ cryptocurrency digital wallet Content creators can now buy insurance for their Instagram accounts Google Location History will auto-delete abortion clinic visits - 9to5Google Purchased Studio Canal films will be removed from PlayStation Store in Austria and Germany Gaming A new version of DRM software Denuvo is coming to squat on your games Overwatch 2 removed hostile architecture from new map at fan request UK competition watchdog to investigate Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard Activision Blizzard staff plan fresh walkout after "recent attacks on the civil liberties of our employees" Sega will match employee donations to accredited non-profit organisations "supporting reproductive rights" | Eurogamer.net Itch.io's Worthy Of Better, Stronger Together bundle aims to raise $150,000 for reproductive rights | Rock Paper Shotgun Summer Games Done Quick does more than $3M for charity | PC Gamer GDQ speedrunner banned after admitting run was faked Ubisoft to pull online from older games, which also takes away your DLC | PC Gamer Games with Gold will stop including Xbox 360 games in October Quest 2 Will No Longer Require Facebook Next Month Streaming Twitch is making major changes to its tag system Fortnite star Cented dropped by Faze Clan for using a racist slur on stream | PC Gamer Hardware/Software Updates Android 12 July security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live PlayStation 5 update adds auto low latency mode settings | Eurogamer.net Deals Yakuza 0, Kiwami 1 & Kiwami 2 are back on Game Pass and balance has been restored Following Xbox Game Pass July games announcement, another game is sneaking out | VG247 DJMax Respect V Available Today with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass - Xbox Wire Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:18:35
July 08, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #61 (06/23/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #61 (06/23/2022)
Tech Discord introduces new moderation tools, including automod | GamesIndustry.biz SpaceX fires at least five employees who criticised 'free speech absolutist' Elon Musk | PC Gamer Apple Store in Maryland Makes History by Voting to Unionize - MacRumors Biden expresses pride for first Apple Store to form union, says ‘everybody is better off’ MacBook Repair Parts Facing Delays, Apple Letting Customers Take Devices Back Home While Waiting for Parts This new iOS 16 feature will rid the web of pesky CAPTCHA verification puzzles Thousands of PC parts go up for auction from the defunct Artesian Builds | PC Gamer This 1.5TB microSD is surely witchcraft Federal privacy law hits Democrat roadblock after earlier Republican ones Gaming Epic release dev tools to enable crossplay between Steam and Epic Games Store | Rock Paper Shotgun Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 + 4 Remasters canned by Activision after Vicarious Visions merger | VG247 Activision Blizzard shareholders vote to publish annual abuse, harassment, and discrimination report Microsoft confirms Xbox controllers in short supply Mouse and keyboard support coming to Xbox Cloud Gaming | Eurogamer.net Microsoft's released a quick check to see whether your PC is ready for DirectStorage and next-gen gaming Modder builds the world's first PS5 slim | PC Gamer Bungie slaps YouTube takedown impersonator with $7.6M lawsuit Streaming Red Bull Racing suspends Juri Vips for using racial slur on Twitch Twitch tests new category layout and viewers have strong feelings on autoplaying video Deals Fall Guys goes free to play on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC today! | VG247 Xbox reveals more games coming to Game Pass in June The Steam Summer Sale begins today with a fortnight of PC gaming deals Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:56:55
June 25, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #60 (06/16/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #60 (06/16/2022)
Tech AirTag stalking cop charged and relieved of duty after ex-girlfriend heard anti-stalking alerts Grand Central Apple Store union efforts receive backing from Communications Workers of America Victim advocate calls on Apple to rethink how its iMessage edit feature works Mark Zuckerberg's Photoshopped MacBook is alternate reality straight out of the metaverse Google to pay $118 million over gender wage gap lawsuit 4 months after infamous Super Bowl ad, Coinbase lays off 1,100 staff | PC Gamer Photoshop goes free-to-paint on the web Gaming 343 apologizes for naming Juneteenth cosmetic after an ape | GamesIndustry.biz The Xbox App will now tell you if the game you're about to buy runs well on similar PCs Everything announced in Microsoft's Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 | Eurogamer.net Kojima Productions has to clarify it still likes Sony after fanboy implosion The PC Gaming Show 2022: every new trailer and game reveal Everything revealed in the Capcom showcase | Eurogamer.net Capcom reactivates previous versions of Resident Evil PC games after "overwhelming community response" | Eurogamer.net Summer's Steam Next Fest brings so very many demos to our PCs today Activision to recognize and begin negotiations with Raven Software's labor union Activision investigation claims "no widespread harassment" at Activision Square Enix Makes A Surprising Decision About NFTs Hardware/Software Updates Have an AMD PC? Update your BIOS to nix some stuttering issues Nintendo Switch update version 14.1.2 out now Deals FIFA 22 coming to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate next week | Eurogamer.net Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:16:28
June 18, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #59 (06/09/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #59 (06/09/2022)
Tech iOS 16 Introduces Ability to Edit or Unsend iMessages iOS 16 Brings New Lock Screen Personalization Features, Including Widgets iOS 16 adds landscape Face ID unlock ability for select iPhone models iOS 16 Introduces Safety Check to Help Users in Abusive Relationships Security Fixes Won't Require Full iOS Update in iOS 16, Will Be Installed Automatically - MacRumors iOS 16 Lets You Use Third-Party Two-Factor Authentication Apps With Built-In Passwords Feature - MacRumors These are the iPhone models supported by iOS 16 Some iOS 16 features require an iPhone XS or newer; here they are iPadOS 16 Lets Apps Use Storage as Virtual RAM on M1 iPads - MacRumors Apple Announces Multi-Display CarPlay With Integrated Speedometer, Climate Controls, and More Apple Announces Its New M2 Processor Apple Announces Redesigned MacBook Air With M2 Chip, Notch, MagSafe, New Colors, and More Entry-level MacBook Pro announced with M2 chip, Touch Bar, Thunderbolt ports USB-C Accessories Need User Permission to Communicate With Apple Silicon Macs Running macOS Ventura - MacRumors macOS 13 Ventura Lets You Use Your iPhone's Camera as a Webcam Apple unveils new dual USB-C 35W power adapter USB-C iPhones mandatory from 2024, as EU common charging port agreement reached Senate antitrust vote likely to pass legislation targeting Apple and other tech giants Former OpenSea employee charged in first-ever case of digital asset insider trading | Engadget Elon Musk tells Twitter he's ready to walk Be on the lookout for this malware that hijacks your browser and generates bogus search results | PC Gamer Gaming Apple gaming updates bring AAA games to some users Call of Duty is bringing the $70 game to Steam Microsoft will let Game Pass subscribers bring their own games to Xbox Cloud Gaming later in 2022 Xbox Game Pass is getting game demos, and it's coming to Samsung TVs Every Summer Game Fest trailer and announcement from the 2022 show Deals For the price of one AAA game, you can get hundreds of queer indies in this bundle | PC Gamer Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:43:16
June 10, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #58 (06/02/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #58 (06/02/2022)
Tech Twitter pays $150M fine for using two-factor login details to target ads | Ars Technica Twitter shutting down TweetDeck for Mac on July 1, here are alternatives to the web This lady is helping put cryptocurrency scams where they belong: in the bin Crypto-hackers are holding the Costa Rican healthcare system to ransom for $5B in bitcoin Verizon downplays database hacked and held for ransom, security risk could remain Ransomware group forces victims to 'pick any 5 poor children' and buy them KFC | PC Gamer iPhone spyware maker NSO struggled to make payroll; wants to sell to red-flagged countries Atlanta Apple Store employees drop bid for union vote, citing 'intimidation' Five Senators ask Apple to stop app data collection that could identify women seeking abortions Judge rejects Apple's appeal to dismiss antitrust lawsuit filed by Cydia developer Apple cites $1.5 billion in App Store fraud prevention in latest push against regulators Discord voice channels now have their own chat rooms Someone used the Pixel 7 Pro for three weeks without realizing it Gaming Phil Spencer reaffirms that Microsoft will not oppose the Raven QA union | PC Gamer Activision Blizzard shareholders urged not to re-elect board members following "inexcusable passivity" | Eurogamer.net Euro Truck Simulator 2 "Heart of Russia" expansion cancelled EA execs individually speak out on women's and trans rights Deals Assassin's Creed Origins and Chorus coming to Xbox Game Pass in June Xbox Games with Gold June: Super Meat Boy, The Aven Colony, Project Highrise, more | VG247 Tell Me Why is free to download on Xbox and PC | Eurogamer.net Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:58:45
June 03, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #57 (05/05/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #57 (05/05/2022)
Tech Google releasing one last Pixel 3a and 3a XL update, arriving 'by July' Google can now remove search results that dox you without second-guessing intent - The Verge Apple to Expand Support for Passwordless Sign-Ins Across Websites and Apps Google previews how password-killing ‘passkeys’ will work on Android, Chrome Cellebrite iPhone cracking: Here’s which models the kit can unlock and access, and how to protect your data Apple employees demand more flexibility after returning to office Apple Employees Protest Hybrid In-Person Work Plan Apple Store unionization efforts continue as employees in Maryland begin the process AirTag tracking alert hits teenager’s phone at Disney World – without locating tracker Camo app now lets you use iPhone as your Mac webcam with FaceTime, Safari, and QuickTime Gaming Square Enix sells off western studios and IP - including Tomb Raider and Deus Ex | Eurogamer.net Activision Blizzard urges shareholders to vote against New York's proposed annual abuse report | GamesIndustry.biz New York City sues Activision, targeting CEO Bobby Kotick Bungie tells critics it will 'never' avoid politics as it declares support for Roe v. Wade | PC Gamer Nintendo Switch Sports streamer breaks TV, discovers Joy-Con straps are there for a reason Hardware/Software Updates Windows 11 update fixes nasty 40 minute boot time bug | PC Gamer Android 12 May security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live Deals Xbox Games with Gold May: Yoku’s Island Express, Viva Pinata Party Animals, more Please check out the shows live on Twitch, Thursday at 8:00pm ET! If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:05:32
May 06, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #56 (04/21/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #56 (04/21/2022)
Tech Netflix blames 100M users without paid accounts for revenue and subscriber drop Decentralized Twitter alternative Mastodon officially arrives on the Google Play Store Surfshark VPN and other popular virtual private network services fail security tests Okta: Lapsus$ breach lasted only 25 minutes, hit 2 customers iCloud crypto wallet attack saw $650K stolen from trader within seconds; MetaMask vulnerability revealed Apple Store employees at flagship NYC location take first steps towards unionizing - 9to5Mac Apple retail fight to organize kicks off as Atlanta workers becomes first to file for union vote Apple retail careers page overhauled to highlight benefits, testimonials, more Gaming Nintendo hit by worker complaint over right to unionise Nintendo Issues Statement About NLRB Labor Complaint Filing Blizzard president Mike Ybarra says it is not making an NFT game Roblox game claiming to have Kim Kardashian's sex tape was discovered by her son | PC Gamer Peripheral company Glorious PC Gaming Race becomes Glorious as it finally ditches racial branding Hardware/Software Updates Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Now Available For Download Deals Google One 2TB+ subscribers can get a free Titan Security Key — Here’s how to redeem Bugsnax leads late April Xbox Game Pass line-up If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:43:14
April 22, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #55 (04/07/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #55 (04/07/2022)
Tech Apple fixes multiple zero-day exploits with iOS 15.4.1 and macOS 12.3.1 macOS 12.3.1 fixes bug affecting game controllers and other Bluetooth devices Pegasus hacked the iPhone of award-winning journalist, weeks after Apple’s injunction attempt Apple has yet to fix zero-day exploits for macOS Big Sur and Catalina users Tesla CEO Elon Musk buys near 10% stake in Twitter Twitter is finally adding an edit button, and some other features on Android too Hackers target top NFT Discord bots to rob users of their cryptocurrency Phishing emails are still a big danger to PC users, even in 2022 | PC Gamer PSA: Watch out for phishing emails from genuine mailing lists, following Mailchimp hack Cash App discloses security breach impacting over 8 million users - 9to5Mac Windows 11's new security feature is so secure you'll need to reinstall the OS to use it Gaming US Senators call out 'unacceptable' lack of accountability for Bobby Kotick in Microsoft buyout | PC Gamer Activision Blizzard removes staff vaccine mandate Riot Games Tells Workers to Return to Office Without Vaccines or Masks Activision Blizzard ends, then quickly reinstates employee vaccination requirement Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout with office Covid concerns and working-from-home demands Activision Blizzard is converting over 1,000 QA workers to full-time employees Unreal Engine 5 now available in full Streaming Twitch halts paid channel boosts after people pay to get porn on the front page | PC Gamer Corsair launches newest capture card with the Elgato HD60 X | PC Gamer Hardware/Software Updates Android 12 April security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live Deals Life is Strange: True Colors headlines April Xbox Game Pass additions If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:58:07
April 09, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #54 (03/24/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #54 (03/24/2022)
Tech AirTag stalking controversy leads Tile to add its own anti-stalking feature Digital sanctions against Russia could create a ‘splinternet,’ suggests MIT Sabotage: Code added to popular NPM package wiped files in Russia and Belarus | Ars Technica Hackers claim to breach TransUnion South Africa with 'Password' password Okta security breach may affect Mac and iPhone enterprise setups; vigilance urged Okta hack may have impacted 366 clients; company says it should have acted faster Hacking group LAPSUS$ leaks Microsoft source code and LG accounts Seven UK teens have been arrested over Lapsus$ hacks on major tech companies | PC Gamer Microsoft will bug Windows 11 users with watermarks if they bypass system requirements New Phishing toolkit lets anyone create fake Chrome browser windows Instagram Reintroduces Chronological Feed Option Gaming Steam is "coming soon" to Chromebooks, with an alpha for select users | Rock Paper Shotgun Overwatch League doesn't have a single sponsor less than two months before its fifth season Despite its beautiful Ori games, Moon Studios is called an 'oppressive' place to work | VentureBeat The Nintendo Wii and DSi Shop channels have been offline for days • Eurogamer.net No one is safe from Destiny copyright strikes, not even Bungie | PC Gamer Ex-Stadia Jade Raymond's Haven Studios acquired by PlayStation Streaming OBS Studio is available on Steam Twitch introduces new tools to make the reporting and appeals process easier BAFTA Game Awards launches Games Challenge with Black Twitch UK Hardware/Software Updates Your Asus router may require an urgent update to protect against sticky botnet Discord With Native Apple Silicon Support Now Rolling Out PS5 and PS4 System Software Updates release globally today Deals Marvel Unlimited comes to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:57:26
March 25, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #53 (03/17/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #53 (03/17/2022)
Tech Windows 11 gets a new tabbed interface for File Explorer YouTube Offers Up to $300,000 to Get Podcasters to Make Videos | Financial Post Instagram to bring NFTs ‘in the near term’ to the platform, confirms Mark Zuckerberg Researcher uses Dirty Pipe exploit to fully root a Pixel 6 Pro and Samsung S22 | Ars Technica Netflix could soon make you pay up if you share your password with friends and family Scammers using TestFlight to distribute malicious iOS apps - 9to5Mac Apple lawsuit claims sexual harassment on Apple TV+ film set - 9to5Mac Gaming Google for Games Developer Summit 2022: Partner program - 9to5Google Stadia's 'Low Change Porting' helps bring Windows games - 9to5Google Stadia is getting a public, account-less store to easily find games and free demos Google's Stadia tech is now called... Immersive Stream for Games? | PC Gamer Xbox Cloud Gaming for iPhone and iPad becomes ‘smoother and more responsive’ in latest update Microsoft asks you to switch to Xbox's energy saver mode • Eurogamer.net Microsoft Makes The DirectStorage API Officially Available EA, Gearbox, and Microsoft protest "anti-LGBTQ+ efforts" in Texas • Eurogamer.net Reggie Fils-Aimé unconvinced by Facebook's "current definition" of the metaverse • Eurogamer.net PlayStation owners will need to redownload Fall Guys soon • Eurogamer.net Ubisoft resets passwords after "cyber security incident" • Eurogamer.net Steam Deck gets Windows drivers to make switching OS easier | Rock Paper Shotgun Streaming Twitch responds to fresh wave of hate raids • Eurogamer.net Hardware/Software Updates Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.3 With Universal Control, Spatial Audio Dynamic Head Tracking on M1 Macs and More Apple Releases iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 With Face ID Mask Unlock, New Emoji, Universal Control, and More - MacRumors AMD GRAPHICS UPDATE BRINGS RADEON SUPER RESOLUTION, FSR 2.0 COMING SOON Deals Xbox Game Pass March line-up concludes with Shredders, Weird West, Crusader Kings III and more | VG247 If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:43:27
March 19, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #52 (03/10/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #52 (03/10/2022)
Tech Apple shareholders vote for third-party civil rights audits in contrast to board recommendation Apple announces new ‘Mac Studio’ desktop computer powered by M1 Ultra chip with expanded I/O Apple M1 Ultra With 20 CPU Cores, 64 Core GPU, 32 Core Neural Engine, Up To 128GB Memory Nvidia's stolen data is being used to disguise malware as GPU drivers | PC Gamer Samsung security breach sees Galaxy source code stolen by hacker group, no personal data ASRock is making an NFT motherboard and it's as chaotic as it sounds Gaming Activision blames Microsoft acquisition for failure to hire another woman to its board • Eurogamer.net 'Lucky' Activision stock purchase that led to $60M profit under investigation Man who used Covid relief funds to buy rare Pokémon card sent to prison • Eurogamer.net Nintendo delays Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp until further notice PlayStation gender discrimination lawsuit grows • Eurogamer.net Streaming Twitch rocked by high-profile departures • Eurogamer.net PC builder that drew fury of small Twitch streamers shuts down indefinitely Deals Bundle for Ukraine now live on itch.io • Eurogamer.net If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:18:39
March 11, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #51 (03/03/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #51 (03/03/2022)
Tech Ransomware group claiming responsibility for Nvidia attack is hacked in turn Hacker group threatens to release bypass of Nvidia's hash rate limiter Apps sell your location data despite Apple policies, using simple workaround Republicans push Apple and FBI on potential civil liberty violations over Pegasus Samsung officially kills the Galaxy Note Russian sanctions applied by Reddit, YouTube, TikTok, more - 9to5Mac Gaming Flight sim developer asks people not to use its game to make fake footage of Ukrainian war • Eurogamer.net Ukraine calls on PlayStation, Xbox to stop supporting Russian markets • Eurogamer.net Sid Meier says monetisation causes some games to 'stray a little bit further from the path' | PC Gamer Gabe Newell explains why Steam banned NFTs Valve has no plans for a 'Steam Pass,' but would help Microsoft put Game Pass on Steam | PC Gamer Bungie will ban Destiny 2 players trying to bypass Steam Deck incompatibility | PC Gamer Activision Blizzard sued by shareholders over Microsoft's buyout • Eurogamer.net Epic Games Just Bought Bandcamp For Some Reason A Game Award trophy that's been missing for four years turned up on eBay | PC Gamer Forza Horizon 5 is adding American and British Sign Language this week Amazon Luna drops early access in the US w/ new $9.99 price, Jackbox games, free Prime games Streamer plays Elden Ring with a Ring Fit controller Streaming Twitch details Women's History Month plans Streamer tells custom PC builder to stuff their free PC after CEO's condescending comments | PC Gamer Twitch targets misinformation, bans high-profile QAnon streamers Deals Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Lightning Returns, Kentucky Route Zero, more coming to Xbox Game Pass If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:21:25
March 05, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #50 (02/10/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #50 (02/10/2022)
Tech - Verizon moves to 36-month payment contracts, ditching 24-month and 30-month plans - Amazon Set to Increase Prime Membership Fee By 17% for US Customers - MacRumors - Meta threatens to pull Instagram and Facebook in Europe over privacy laws, regulators say ‘please do’ - Elon Musk's SpaceX loses 40 Starlink satellites in one day | PC Gamer - Twitter Expands Downvote Button Test Worldwide - MacRumors - A new Twitter DM feature is being tested in iOS app, to the dismay of many users - Apple announces new Tap to Pay feature that turns iPhones into contactless payment terminals - Apple Announces AirTag Updates to Address Unwanted Tracking - US government Cellebrite customers: 2,800 departments, including Fish & Wildlife Service - A Fight Over the Right to Repair Cars Turns Ugly | WIRED - Google has auto-enabled 2SV for over 150M accounts - 9to5Google - FBI warns of criminals escalating SIM swap attacks to steal millions - Twitter 2FA text service was secretly helping governments locate people, obtain call logs - You're going to want to update your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers today - Contamination leads to the loss of over 6.5 Exabytes of WD and Kioxia 3D NAND - Toshiba to release 26TB HDDs this year, 30TB to come later | PC Gamer - RIAA goes after NFT music website HitPiece | Engadget - Blockchain hustler and cringey rapper charged with laundering $4.5B in stolen bitcoin | PC Gamer Gaming - 'NFTs are a scam', says indie game marketplace itch.io ​​- Everything announced in the Nintendo Direct • Eurogamer.net - Microsoft's Phil Spencer gets a lifetime achievement award, to be presented by Microsoft's Todd Howard | PC Gamer - Phil Spencer wants Xbox console-exclusive Starfield to be played by even more people than Skyrim - Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation "beyond the existing agreement and into the future" - Google Stadia has reportedly been demoted, but it might show up in your Peloton - The Verge - Tim Sweeney says Epic won't support Fortnite on Steam Deck Streaming - Community Safety Update: New Username Policy Software/Hardware Updates - Android 12 February security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live - Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 15.3.1 With Security Updates and Bug Fixes - Apple releases macOS 12.2.1 with Bluetooth battery drain fix and security updates If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:00:23
February 11, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #49 (02/03/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #49 (02/03/2022)
Tech - Epic Games antitrust appeal gets support from White House - 9to5Mac - Apple two-factor authentication feature now blocks SMS autofill for phishing attacks - AirTags with deactivated speakers being sold on eBay and Etsy; seller claims not for stalking - Apple urges Senate against bill to allow apps outside App Store - 9to5Mac - Workplace Disruption Reported at Meta Amid AR and VR Push, Some Staff Defecting to Competitors Like Apple - Facebook rebuilding its ads infrastructure to target iOS users - 9to5Mac - Your graphics card could be used to track you across the web regardless of cookie consent | PC Gamer - Joni Mitchell also leaves Spotify; Joe Rogan explains and (slightly) apologizes - Intel, AMD, Microsoft and others could be at risk if UEFI flaw is left unpatched - Experts are warning of a 'quantum apocalypse' | PC Gamer - Hacker magics $300M worth of crypto out of thin air in fourth largest blockchain heist ever | PC Gamer - Miners say Nvidia's cryptocurrency limiter hasn't deterred them from buying GPUs: 'LHR was pointless' Gaming - Ubisoft's NFT bosses say players just "don't get it" - Team17 announces "environmentally friendly" Worms NFTs • Eurogamer.net - Team17 Ending Its NFT Initiative Effective Immediately - Voice actor Troy Baker cancels voice NFTs partnership after backlash - EA seemingly backtracks from earlier NFT enthusiasm • Eurogamer.net - Video game composers have music sold as NFTs without permissionr - Unofficial Minecraft NFT game 'Blockverse' disappears with more than $1M - Microsoft will soon begin automatically cancelling dormant Game Pass subscriptions - Xbox celebrates Black History Month with diverse initiatives • Eurogamer.net - MLB The Show 22 coming to Xbox, PlayStation & Switch - Sony buying Bungie for $3.6 billion - Sony will spend $1.2bn on retaining Bungie staff • Eurogamer.net - Discord is "gradually" rolling out PlayStation Network integration from today Software/Hardware Updates - Windows 11 update might finally make the new OS worth it for gamers Deals - CrossfireX, Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition, Edge of Eternity, more coming to Xbox Game Pass If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:05:28
February 04, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #48 (01/20/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #48 (01/20/2022)
Tech Apple is no longer letting users stay on iOS 14 with security updates Apple Says Option to Stay on iOS 14 Was Always Meant to Be Temporary Apple says proposed antitrust bills would make iPhone users the targets of ‘malware, ransomware, and scams’ Google lists how US antitrust bills could impact Search, Gmail, and other products UK government planning emotive ‘stunts’ in anti-encryption ad campaign Link-sharing service Linktree suddenly blocks sex workers | Engadget Twitter has hexagonal NFT avatars now, and there's already a way to mass-mute everyone who uses them Block is officially building an 'open Bitcoin mining system,' says founder Jack Dorsey | Engadget Crypto.com reportedly suffers hack, losing more than $15 million in Ethereum | PC Gamer Microsoft to review its sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies Gaming Believe your eyes: Microsoft has agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard It's not Microsoft's "intent to pull communities away" from PlayStation with Activision acquisition Kotick says he will be "available as needed" at Activision Blizzard "to ensure the very best integration" Activision worker group goals unchanged by Microsoft purchase | Rock Paper Shotgun Warzone cheaters seem to be getting a damaging surprise | VG247 Video game voice actor Troy Baker is now promoting NFTs • Eurogamer.net Troy Baker-backed NFT firm admits using voice lines taken from another service without permission Konami made over $150,000 from that bloody Castlevania NFT auction | PC Gamer Tabletop Simulator studio kills global chat for good, makes $10K donation to trans advocacy group | PC Gamer Humble begins a shift away from Mac and Linux support Square Enix sets $90 price for cloud-only Kingdom Hearts series on Nintendo Switch • Eurogamer.net Streaming ads. damn damn damn ads. If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:41:31
January 21, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #47 (01/13/2022)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #47 (01/13/2022)
Tech Norton installs an Ethereum crypto miner with its 360 security suite | PC Gamer NORTON’S BUILT IN CRYPTOMINER EXTENDS TO AVIRA ANTIVRUS Google to downgrade existing smart speakers after losing Sonos patent case GPUs stolen in California truck heist turn up in Vietnam retailer | PC Gamer Finally, Libre Office adds Klingon language support T-Mobile begins blocking iPhone users from enabling iCloud Private Relay in the US T-Mobile says it has ‘not broadly blocked’ iCloud Private Relay, blames iOS 15.2 bug for errors Apple Clarifies iCloud Private Relay Wording in iOS 15.3 to Prevent Confusion Over Carrier Support Apple will allow third-party App Store payments in Korea; will still charge commission Apple to Attend White House Meeting to Discuss Security Risks of Open-Source Software You Can Join FaceTime Calls on an Xbox but Not an Apple TV Gaming Microsoft says it quietly killed off Xbox One production at end of 2020 • Eurogamer.net PS5 stock shortages cause Sony to turn back to the PS4 | VG247 Phil Spencer speaks to New York Times Xbox head says Game Pass isn't about replacing game sales | Rock Paper Shotgun Phil Spencer on dealing with harassment and bad actors: 'We’re not a free speech platform' Xbox boss wants console makers to work together on cross-platform bans and user blocking Xbox has "changed how we do certain things" with Activision following misconduct reports It was good for a while, but cheaters are getting around Warzone's Ricochet anti-cheat Lego suspends release of Overwatch 2 set amid ongoing Activision Blizzard controversy Sega stalls NFT plans following "negative reactions" from players • Eurogamer.net Riot will pay employees 25% of their salary to quit if they aren't convinced by its new direction | PC Gamer Take-Two Interactive is buying Zynga for $12.7 billion Two LAPD officers fired for playing Pokémon Go on duty Wordle Saga NVIDIA DLDSR, Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution, Coming January 14 - PC Perspective PUBG: Battlegrounds is now free-to-play Humble rolls all subscription tiers into one membership option Sony is making more PS4s in response to PS5 shortages It's been nearly a month and you still can't buy Final Fantasy 14 | PC Gamer Streaming Twitch clamps down on TV show streams • Eurogamer.net Twitch banned over 15m bot accounts last year • Eurogamer.net Twitch streamers are seeking a fairer revenue split Software/Hardware Updates Apple releases iOS 15.2.1 with bug fixes for CarPlay and Messages Apple confirms iOS 15.2.1 patches HomeKit denial of service vulnerability If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:33:13
January 15, 2022
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #46 (11/18/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #46 (11/18/2021)
Tech AMD's Radeon vulnerability haul shows why you should always update your GPU drivers Rittenhouse mistrial motion filed, again with Apple tech under scrutiny Snap hit with lawsuit for downplaying the impact of Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature Apple agrees to pay workers $30 million to settle lawsuit over bag check policy Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program, Starting With iPhone 12 and 13 iFixit Lauds Apple's New Self Service Repair Program, Calls It a 'Remarkable Concession' Epic Games CEO wants to resist monopoly, suggests a single app store for all platforms 'Me at the zoo,' YouTube's first video, gets new description protesting dislike count removal Windows 11 is making the blue screen of death blue again, hooray! Newegg offers a 20% Black Friday discount if you pay in crypto Gaming GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition removed from sale due to "unintentionally included" files Grand Theft Auto Trilogy back on PC after Rockstar removes 'unintentionally included' files Valve and AMD just dropped plenty of new Steam Deck info Xbox Cloud Gaming now available on Xbox One and Series X/S with Game Pass Ultimate 76 games added to Xbox backwards compatibility, 37 get FPS Boost Halo Infinite multiplayer now live, Campaign still set for December launch Microsoft promises Forza Horizon 5 word filter fix, after it censors some ethnic names Xbox chief wary of “exploitive” NFT gaming projects Emulation should be used to preserve older games, Xbox chief Phil Spencer suggests Xbox is re-evaluating its relationship with Activision Blizzard PlayStation boss Jim Ryan calls out Bobby Kotick over Activision Blizzard scandal Activision Blizzard shareholders call for CEO Bobby Kotick's resignation Blizzard's former co-lead Jen Oneal reportedly only offered pay parity after handing in her notice The new Nvidia Image Scaling is no DLSS, but boosts performance in any game The Game Awards 2021: Deathloop, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, It Takes Two and Psychonauts 2 lead nominations Streaming Streamlabs Studio brings web-based Twitch streaming to Xbox Lightstream's response to Streamlabs Streamlabs under fire from rival software owners and streamers following release of new product Software/Hardware Updates Galaxy S21 Android 12 update now rolling out Introducing the next feature update to Windows 10: 21H2 New Nvidia driver for Battlefield 2042 available now, doesn't seem to do a lot Apple releases iOS 15.1.1 with fixes for dropped calls on iPhone 12 and 13 Deals Evil Genius 2, Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition, Dragon Age Origins, more coming to Xbox Game Pass Splinter Cell Chaos Theory free on PC this week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:35:49
November 19, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #45 (11/11/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #45 (11/11/2021)
Tech Twitter Blue Available in US for $3/Month, If You’re a Sucker Twitter announces new dedicated crypto team Discord teases NFT integration and people are pissed Discord walks back NFT and cryptocurrency plans Tim Cook says he owns cryptocurrency, Apple ‘looking’ at it for Apple Pay DoJ Arrests Hacker Involved With REvil Group That Stole Apple's MacBook Pro Schematics Judge denies Apple's request to delay App Store changes in Epic games case Watch Rittenhouse lawyer claim iPad pinch-to-zoom uses AI to fake video footage Apple Walks Back iPhone 13 Display Repair Restriction That Disabled Face ID Nvidia's new tech uses AI to automatically match voice lines to animated faces Gaming Here are the games that don't work on Intel Alder Lake, but there is a workaround Some games still need a fix for Intel Alder Lake, but Denuvo says it had everything ready ahead of launch Denuvo DRM renders legitimate games temporarily unplayable Forza Horizon 5 Is Getting ASL And BSL Interpreters Very Soon Microsoft Store will soon let you install PC games wherever you want Konami de-lists Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 over licensing issues PlayStation hackers claim major PS5 breakthrough • Eurogamer.net Fortnite pulls Travis Scott emote from daily shop Netflix launches its first selection of games on iPhone and iPad, sign up using Apple In-App Purchase Steam Deck launch delayed by two months Streaming Dead by Daylight streamers are being DDoS attacked Twitch App Is Now Available On Nintendo Switch Deals Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy free on PC this week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:40:25
November 12, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #44 (11/04/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #44 (11/04/2021)
Tech Facebook's parent company is now named Meta Facebook is dropping the Oculus name after rebrand Facebook Shuttering Facial Recognition System, Will Delete Data From Over a Billion Users Meta: Facebook Facial Recognition Shut Down But May Return On-Device Super Follow now available to all iOS users; Twitter Blue detailed Cricket Wireless Removes 8Mbps Speed Cap on Select Plans, Adds 5G Access to All Plans Zoom launches ‘pilot program’ to test showing ads to free users NSO – whose Pegasus spyware hacks iPhones – officially named by US as a national security risk Yes, a literal truck heist over GPUs did just happen Gaming EA says NFTs will be an "important part about the future of our industry" • Eurogamer.net Ubisoft takes aim at blockchain games to 'enable more play-to-earn' opportunities Ubisoft workers demand swifter action from leadership after Activision concedes to employee demands M1 Max games test shows it equals or beats popular PC gaming rig Microsoft and Sega team for “Super Game” project Microsoft Says Its Metaverse Will Include Xbox Gaming Roblox CEO explains three-day outage of game service Jen Oneal leaves Blizzard co-leader role, Mike Ybarra becomes sole boss Nintendo hacker Gary Bowser pleads guilty • Eurogamer.net Netflix launches Android games globally, with downloadable titles included in your subscription Streaming Twitch tests paid boost feature, despite negative feedback from streamers Twitch makes change to banning, then changes its mind Twitch money-laundering scheme triggers call for investigation from Turkish politician Twitch launches new category for animal streams YouTube to add Twitch-like ‘Gifted Memberships’ and ‘Live Redirect’ for streams Software/Hardware Updates Android 12 November security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live Deals Prime Gaming Free Games for November 2021 Xbox Games with Gold for November have been announced Forza Horizon 5 Races Onto Xbox Game Pass This Month Alongside It Takes Two And More If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:39:42
November 05, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #43 (10/21/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #43 (10/21/2021)
Tech Apple Releases Polishing Cloth for $19 Fake YouTube Apple event stream draws 30k viewers before turning into crypto scam Governments planned to misuse CSAM scanning tech even before Apple’s announcement Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are finally official with bigger batteries, upgraded cameras, and Android 12 Everything You Need to Know About ‘Pixel Pass’ Introducing Android™ Apps on Windows 11 to Windows Insiders Tesla debuts new car insurance that uses Texans' real-time driving behavior Facebook plans to change company name to focus on the metaverse Netflix just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout Netflix boss claims violent videogames prove Dave Chappelle's latest standup special is harmless Gaming Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Pricing Revealed Company that told Sony "go ahead, sue us" pulls replacement PS5 plates from sale, says Sony threatened to sue them Company that told Sony "go ahead, sue us" defiant in the face of legal threat, sells new PS5 plate design New 2TB and 512GB Seagate Storage Expansion Cards for Xbox Series X|S Valve Launches "Steam Deck Verified" Program For Games That Run Well On The Steam Deck 'Batman: Arkham Knight' available w/ Stadia streaming tech Dead By Daylight's Hellraiser models are now an NFT More than 20 Activision Blizzard staff have now "exited" company since sexual harassment lawsuit became public Activision Blizzard want lawsuit paused over conflict of interest Streaming Twitch data leak reveals remnants of previous “Urgent Pizza” hacking incident Twitch had a 'do not ban' list to keep big-time streamers from being suspended for 'something dumb' Twitch says passwords were not exposed in last week's massive security breach Updates on the Twitch Security Incident Twitch is trialling a feature that lets you rewind livestreams Software/Hardware Updates Android 12 is Live, OTA Rolling Out to Pixel Phones There's a new PS5 firmware update Nvidia releases firmware update to let you get into your BIOS again The fixes for the Windows 11 bugs that were hurting AMD Ryzen performance are now live Deals Outriders is coming to PC Game Pass this week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:28:57
October 22, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #42 (10/14/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #42 (10/14/2021)
FYI: This is an Animal Crossing episode. Needless to say, there will be plenty of distractions in between news stories! Tech Shareholders have pressured Microsoft into re-thinking its approach to right to repair Updated burning tool makes it easy to ignore Windows 11 system requirements Microsoft has crushed the worst DDoS attack its Azure servers have ever encountered Data breach sees millions of Acer customers' data being sold by hackers New study reveals the top problems people face with Apple products in each state The USB-C iPhone becomes a reality thanks to a robotics engineer Apple Says iOS is Safer Than Android Because Sideloading Apps Isn't Allowed Facebook adds new ‘Audio’ tab with podcasts, live audio, more Facebook's latest effort to curtail leaks immediately leaked Twitter is testing inserting ads into conversations on iOS ‘Pixel Pass’ Monthly Subscription Gets You Pixel Phone, Fi, and Google Services for Fixed Price Google AI department sued for using the health data of 1.6 million NHS patients Verizon Visible hack sees iPhone 13 orders placed fraudulently Intel confirms it won't limit cryptocurrency mining on its new Alchemist graphics cards Latest Nvidia drivers cull support for Kepler and Windows 7/8 Gaming GOG pulls Hitman from its own store, admits it shouldn't have released it in its current form Activision-Blizzard lawsuits in chaos as federal agency accuses California's DFEH of ethics violations Now a union has objected to Activision Blizzard's settlement too Activision unveils Ricochet anti-cheat system for Call of Duty Cheat Maker Is Not Afraid of Call of Duty’s New Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat Epic Games now credits Among Us' Innersloth as inspiration for Fortnite's Impostors Mode Fortnite backtracks and teases an Among Us crossover Google countersues Epic Games for ‘willfully’ breaching Play Store contract w/ Fortnite stunt NFL coach Jon Gruden to be removed from Madden NFL 22 Audio Radar peripheral allows deaf and hard of hearing players to see sounds Streaming Twitch defaced with pictures of Jeff Bezos Software/Hardware Updates Apple releasing iOS 15.0.2 with fixes for AirTag, MagSafe, and more The first Windows 11 update doesn't address AMD Ryzen bugs; fixes coming soon If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:08:05
October 15, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #41 (10/07/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #41 (10/07/2021)
Tech Storage study finds SSDs might not be much more reliable than HDDs after all Apple TV+ 'Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' to air on PBS on October 24 Paddle unveils 'first alternative' to Apple's App Store In ... - 9to5Mac A memory leak in Windows 11's File Explorer is holding users' RAM hostage Windows 11 Killer networking bug may slow connection speeds in some games Google turning on 2-step verification (2SV) for 150 million more accounts by the end of 2021 Facebook outage caused by a single mistake; has huge implications Google’s 8.8.8.8 DNS service slows down amid massive Facebook outage 4 takeaways from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony Facebook runs the coward’s playbook to smear the whistleblower Gaming Windows 11 will hobble gaming performance by default on some prebuilt PCs New Seagate 512 GB Xbox Series X|S storage cards leak via US retail promos Sony is halting card and PayPal payments on the PS3 and Vita stores later this month Streaming The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked | VGC Twitch in crisis as it blames server error for massive data breach Security experts aghast at the scale of Twitch hack - PC Gamer StreamElements launch second Creator Diversity Program Software/Hardware Updates Apple Releases iOS 15.0.1 With Fix for Apple Watch Unlocking Bug on iPhone 13 Models AMD's new GPU driver promises big gains in Far Cry 6 Windows 11 is out now and ready for you to download New PS5 firmware update does the you know what | VG247 Deals Back 4 Blood, Destiny 2: Beyond Light for PC, and more coming to Xbox Game Pass Ubisoft giving away the original Ghost Recon free If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:26:09
October 08, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #40 (09/30/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #40 (09/30/2021)
Tech Twitter to Pay $809.5 Million to Settle Investor Class-Action Lawsuit Amazon Drivers Are Punished When Other People Cut Them Off: Report Microsoft really doesn't want you installing Windows 11 on unsupported hardware The release version of Windows 11 is now available to everyone in the Insider program Windows Microsoft Store Adds Support for Alternate App Stores Like Epic Games NBC tried to force YouTube TV to bundle Peacock into customers’ monthly payment Spotify Acknowledges Battery Drain Issues on iOS 14.8 and iOS 15, Promises Fix Soon AirTags can be weaponized by injecting code; Apple says fix on the way Security researcher accuses Apple of ignoring multiple iOS 15 zero-day vulnerabilities Apple Apologizes to Researcher for Ignoring iOS Vulnerabilities, Says It's 'Still Investigating' Students who grew up with search engines might change STEM education forever Gaming Battlefield 2042 open beta begins next week Xbox Insiders can now stream cloud games to their consoles Netflix has acquired Oxenfree developer Night School Studio This $40 Trojan virus is a reminder to two-factor all your gaming accounts Streaming Securing your Chat with Phone and Email Verification Deals Xbox Game Pass gets Marvel's Avengers this week Scarlet Nexus coming to Xbox Game Pass today Xbox Games with Gold October lineup announced PlayStation Plus games for October: Hell Let Loose, PGA Tour 2K21, Mortal Kombat X If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:39:30
October 02, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #39 (09/16/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #39 (09/16/2021)
Tech Everything Announced at Today's Apple Event Apple fires engineering manager Ashley Gjøvik for allegedly violating company’s rules Epic vs Apple ruling revealed: Apple must allow App Store devs to redirect users to other payment systems Epic appeals Apple verdict, ponders meaning of the word 'button' iPhone exploit sold to United Arab Emirates by mercenaries working for US firm London police chief uses 9/11 to attack end-to-end encrypted messaging EXPRESSVPN JUST GOT SUPERFISH-Y Discord funding round values it at an eye-popping $15 billion Gaming Linux 5.15 update brings plenty of improvements for AMD hardware and the Steam Deck Windows 10 Xbox app gets Game Pass cloud streaming today Activision Blizzard accused of committing labor violations to stop employees from talking about labor violations 'God of War: Ragnarok' Shows How Games Can Get Black Hair Right Streaming Twitch Sues Users Over Alleged ‘Hate Raids’ Against Streamers Software/Hardware Updates Apple releases watchOS 7.6.2 with important security update Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.6 With Security Fixes Apple Releases iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 With Security Updates PS5 September System Software Update Launches Globally Tomorrow AMD Radeon Software update simplifies overclocking, brings Smart Access Memory to older GPUs Nintendo Switch updated with the ability to pair AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones Deals Xbox Game Pass Is Adding 13 Games, Including Sable And Subnautica: Below Zero If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:57:10
September 17, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #38 (09/09/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #38 (09/09/2021)
Tech Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men ProtonMail under fire after giving authorities an activist's IP address National Privacy Test shows Americans 2nd-most privacy savvy, after Germans Twitter testing the ability to remove followers without blocking them Apple and Norfolk State University team up to deploy 5G iPad Pro and accessories to all students Gaming Ex-Tripwire CEO asks fans to continue supporting their games after exit following comments on abortion ban The Steam Deck won’t actually run your entire Steam library, Proton president reminds everyone Respawn moves to reassure concerned Titanfall 2 players after security vulnerability reports cause panic CD Projekt Fail uses Kickstarter to fund their newest Witcher game Software/Hardware Updates The September Google Pixel Update is Here If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:42:04
September 10, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #37 (09/02/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #37 (09/02/2021)
This week, we have a frank and honest discussion on why it isn't so easy to just leave Twitch. If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:24:31
September 04, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #36 (08/19/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #36 (08/19/2021)
Tech Facebook adds end-to-end encryption to audio and video calls in Messenger 100M T-Mobile customers at risk from 'full personal data' hack T-Mobile hack confirmed, carrier says 47.8M records taken; not just customers Gigabyte responds to failing PSU reports: adjusts overpower protection and offers exchanges Google unveils $449 Pixel 5a with 5G: 6.34" OLED, big battery, IP67, & coated metal unibody Apple Card to lose its magnetic stripe as Mastercard opts for Apple Pay and contactless future Home invasion: Apple Watch rescue call doesn't quite go to plan Check Apple CSAM claims, says Corellium, offering to pay Apple selects 15 Black- and Brown-owned businesses to join its Impact Accelerator program Gaming Roblox now owns online communications platform Guilded Nvidia's mining limiter hacked: LHR GPUs now 70% effective Phil Spencer Impressed With Steam Deck, Confirms xCloud Functionality Riot misled staff about their right to speak out on harassment and discrimination, California says Software/Hardware Updates AMD's newest GPU drivers reduce power usage in YouTube, but only at 4K Deals Xbox Game Pass Adding 9 New Games, Starting Today If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
04:09:24
August 22, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #35 (08/12/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #35 (08/12/2021)
Tech Privacy Whistleblower Edward Snowden and EFF Slam Apple's Plans to Scan Messages and iCloud Images Apple CSAM FAQ addresses misconceptions and concerns about photo scanning Apple call center workers fear AI-powered surveillance cameras in their homes Apple bans internal employee surveys on pay equity and more Asus is rolling out BIOS updates to alleviate likely Windows 11 upgrade headaches Twitter rolling out design updates including new font, color changes, and more Discord Malware is a persistent and growing threat warns Sophos Gaming Coca-Cola temporarily cans Overwatch League support amid discrimination lawsuit Valve is creating a Steam Deck API for devs to quickly optimise games Google considered buying Epic Games when the two clashed over Fortnite Xbox Cloud Gaming launches in beta form on PC for Game Pass Ultimate members Microsoft contributes to USC Games’ Lawson fund for Black and indigenous students Unity will acquire streaming tech firm Parsec for $320M Streaming Twitch streamers will now get more insight into their suspensions After a flood of 'hate-raiding', Twitch responds to calls to do more for marginalized streamers Software/Hardware Updates Nvidia's new GPU driver primes your PC for Naraka: Bladepoint and Back 4 Blood Apple releases macOS 11.5.2 with bug fixes Deals Stardew Valley, Aragami 2, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous and Evil Genius 2 coming to Xbox Game Pass If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:19:53
August 13, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #34 (07/22/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #34 (07/22/2021)
Tech - Pocket Casts Has Been Acquired - Report: active zero-click iMessage exploit in the wild targeting iPhones running the latest software, used against activists and journalists - Apple defends iPhone security amid NSO’s Pegasus zero-click iMessage exploit - Apple Warns Against Using Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectants on Products - Apple Will Delay Bringing Employees Back to Offices Until at Least October - Amazon remembers it has an app store, promises to catch up with modern package support — eventually - Twitter for iOS begins testing dislike button for some users - FTC unanimously adopts Right to Repair policy to reduce restrictions from manufacturers like Apple - Discord is adding Slack-style conversation threads Gaming - The Steam Deck means we finally have a handheld that supports mods - Unless something changes, Steam Deck won't run Destiny, Apex, PUBG or Siege - Turns out the Steam Deck's final spec is now more impressive than Valve first listed - Windows 11's best gaming feature now being enabled in Windows 10 - (CW: Sexual harrassment, suicide) Activision Blizzard lawsuit alleges discrimination, sexual harassment, and 'frat boy' culture Streaming - Snoop Dogg's stream has been muted for a week and his fans can't tell him - Twitch Updates DMCA Rules Software/Hardware Updates - AMD's new GPU driver promises a massive performance boost in F1 2021 - Apple releases iOS 14.7 to the public with MagSafe Battery Pack support, ability to combine Apple Card accounts, more Deals - Xbox Game Pass is about to have an unbelievably good month - Battlefield 1 is free on PC through Prime Gaming If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:05:18
July 23, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #33 (07/15/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #33 (07/15/2021)
Tech Latest iOS 14.7 beta fixes bug that caused certain network names to disable your iPhone's Wi-Fi President Biden signs executive order calling for the restoration of net neutrality AT&T Removes Unlimited Data Cap, Expands Hotspot Data and 4K for Best Plan Watch out for your email inbox because one of the biggest ransomware botnets is back Microsoft is bringing Windows to a web browser, and it will work on iPad and the Mac Twitter Cancels 'Fleets' Just Months After Launch Apple employees say they will leave the company as it denies remote work requests Gaming PS5 timed console exclusive Deathloop won't hit Xbox until at least September 2022 Titanfall 2 Servers Hit By Hackers, Respawn Has '1-2' People Working On A Security Fix Summer Games Done Quick raises over $2.9m for charity Hackers begin leaking stolen data after Vice refuses to help them blackmail EA Valve’s Steam Deck merges Switch convenience with PC gaming Streaming Elgato Launches Facecam, a New Premium Webcam, Alongside Four More New Products for Content Creators Deals This week's Epic Games Store freebies are Obduction and Offworld Trading Company If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:18:43
July 16, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #32 (07/08/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #32 (07/08/2021)
Tech Popular Audacity audio app dubbed 'spyware' by users over policy changes from new owner Audacity under fire for a terms of service update Clarification of Privacy Policy · Discussion #1225 · audacity/audacity · GitHub A specific network name can completely disable Wi-Fi on your iPhone U.S. President Joe Biden to Direct FTC to Draft Right to Repair Rules Cybersecurity wakeup call as hackers target school system Gaming Nintendo Switch OLED arrives October 8 for $350 The Nintendo Switch OLED Dock Can Be Purchased Separately Digital PSP games will live on via PS3 and Vita, Sony clarifies Humble Bundle will start capping charitable donations again, despite backlash earlier this year Why Cops Are Driving a 'Game Truck' Around New York City Apex Legends hackers 'achieved nothing of value,' Respawn dev says Software/Hardware Updates Download Nvidia's new hotfix driver to stop Doom Eternal from crashing Pixels get July's updates a few days late and a few changes light Deals Microsoft announces games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:00:29
July 10, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #31 (07/01/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #31 (07/01/2021)
Tech You should unplug your WD My Book Live immediately if you don't want to lose all your data Carrier caught injecting ‘SMS AD’ into Google verification code message Google Pay gains the ability to save and display COVID vaccination cards on Android (CW: Mention of suicide) Robinhood trading app hit with $70M penalty for 'misleading' customers A driver containing rootkit malware was certified by Microsoft LinkedIn breach reportedly exposes data of 92% of users, including inferred salaries Windows 11 doesn't officially support first-gen AMD Ryzen CPUs, but don't panic just yet Windows 11 won't be officially supported by any Intel Mac here's why Windows 11 is due out this year, but the free update for Windows 10 arrives in 2022 Microsoft acknowledges the Windows 11 PC Health Check was 'not fully prepared' Windows 11 could support AMD Zen and Intel Kaby Lake CPUs after all Gaming DirectStorage won't be supported in Windows 10 Windows Store devs 'can keep 100% of their revenue', unless they're making games Cloud streaming for Games Pass is now available to all subscribers Streaming Emote updates galore Deals Xbox Games with Gold July lineup announced If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:11:54
July 02, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #30 (06/10/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #30 (06/10/2021)
Tech Biden abandons Trump's plan to ban TikTok, calls for broader security review instead TikTok privacy policy now references 'faceprints and voiceprints' Razer sets its sights on saving the seven seas with smart robots Graphene could allow hard drives to hold 10 times more data Pirated games helped a malware campaign compromise 3.2 million PCs Fastly CDN Server Issue Brings Down Swathes of Websites [Update: Solved] This week's internet blackout was caused by a single user update Apps Continuing to Track Users Despite Apple's Privacy Prompt Apple pays out millions in compensation to student after iPhone repair facility shared her explicit personal images online WWDC 2021 iOS 15 Apple unveils iOS 15 with new FaceTime features and more iOS 15 Includes Built-In Password Authenticator With Autofill, Replacing Google Authenticator and Authy Apple Introduces Android Fragmentation With iOS 15 iOS 15 adds offline Siri for faster query recognition You'll Be Able to Add Your Driver's License to Your iPhone in Select States Starting With iOS 15 iOS 15 Compatible With All iPhones That Run iOS 14 iPadOS 15 iPadOS 15 Features Widgets Anywhere on Home Screen and App Library iPadOS 15 Allows You to Build iPhone and iPad Apps on an iPad iPadOS 15 coming to all iPads supported by iPadOS 14 this fall, here's the full list macOS Monterey Apple Announces macOS Monterey With Shortcuts App, Updated Safari Browsing, 'Focus' Do Not Disturb Features, and More macOS Monterey includes new 'erase all contents and settings' option for resetting your Mac Apple Brings Facetime to Android Via the Web Apple's new Live Text feature is a years-late Google Lens ripoff Apple introduces iCloud+ service with Private Relay, Hide My Email, more Gaming Stadia finally adds Chromecast with Google TV support this month AT&T will offer 6 months of Google Stadia cloud gaming to 5G and Fiber customers Google Stadia is finally coming to the latest Chromecast and the Nvidia Shield TV Microsoft putting Xbox in TVs, building its own streaming devices, and exploring new Game Pass subscriptions Xbox boss Phil Spencer issues thinly-veiled dig at Sony's PC strategy Microsoft aims to release at least one new first-party game into Xbox Game Pass every quarter Microsoft says it's already working on new Xbox consoles, "some of which won't come to light for years" Summer Game Fest 2021 recap: Elden Ring, Overwatch 2, Far Cry 6 and more Everything that happened at Day Of The Devs 2021 Hackers Steal Wealth of Data from Game Giant EA CD Projekt warns employee data might be caught up in leak circulating online Software/Hardware Updates Your Google Pixel Phone Gets Fresh Update With New Features Download the new Nvidia driver hotfix to sort out BSODs and random screen flashing There is an active security exploit for Chrome — update now Keep yourself protected from a zero-day vulnerability Deals Control is free this week on the Epic Games Store If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord. You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca
03:03:09
June 11, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #29 (06/03/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #29 (06/03/2021)
Tech iPadOS limits iPad Pro power: apps only able to use up to 5 GB RAM each Have I Been Pwned teams up with the FBI to collect a lot more stolen passwords Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors The 'next generation' of Windows will be revealed on June 24 Gaming Team Liquid and Alienware launch international social good platform Far Cry 6 narrative director issues statement after politics backlash Nvidia unveils RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti GPUs, for $1,199 and $599 Introducing the Evo Community Series’ PlayStation 4 Tournaments Fortnite's new recommended PC specs Streaming Twitch hit with another wave of DMCA takedowns OBS Studio 27.0 Released With Undo/Redo, Wayland Support Deals Xbox Game Pass Adding Even More Games, Including For Honor And Darkest Dungeon Tell Me Why is free this month Frostpunk is free to keep this week on the Epic Games Store If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
01:59:04
June 04, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #28 (05/20/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #28 (05/20/2021)
Tech Windows 10 has a built-in ransomware block, you just need to enable it The “Twitter Blue” subscription plan will cost you $3 monthly but you still won’t get editable tweets Oculus update set to enable impressive mixed reality capture on iPhone XS and later Spotify getting accessiblity improvements on iOS/Android including auto podcast transcription The engadget : Amazon is reportedly negotiating to buy MGM Ethereum moves to kill graphics card mining 'in the upcoming months' HBO Max's ad-supported tier will be even worse than you thought Craig Federighi says the Mac has an 'unacceptable' malware problem Microsoft is finally killing Internet Explorer for good in 2022 TikTok for iOS gains new anti-bullying tools, lets users delete comments from their videos Data privacy bill: All tech giants would have to follow Apple lead People of color are getting a better camera from Google Finding truer colors after going without for a long time Gaming EA will leave Codemasters to its own devices like it has with Respawn Genshin Impact finally adds two-factor authentication Nvidia's new LHR GPUs will put 'more GeForce cards at better prices into the hands of gamers' Bethesda and Microsoft will host a joint conference at E3 2021 A new survey shows 59% of women hide their gender while gaming to avoid harassment Streaming Twitch plans to introduce local subscription pricing around the world Twitch demonetizes top 'hot tub' streamer's ads without notice Software/Hardware Updates How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update Deals Xbox Game Pass adds Slime Rancher on PC next week The Epic Games Store MEGA Sale 2021 is live, so it's time to save on some great PC titles NBA 2K21 is free on the Epic Games Store this week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:28:47
May 21, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #27 (05/13/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #27 (05/13/2021)
Tech This panda hungers for your Steam and Discord logins Microsoft yanks a dodgy AMD driver that is bricking some Windows 10 PCs Instagram users can now add pronouns to their profiles Wi-Fi vulnerabilities affect most devices, but the risk is small Your WiFi Just Became More Secure Thanks To The FragAttacks Project Gaming Apple vs Epic trial discusses Itch.io's "unspeakable" games Microsoft's Console Purchase Pilot looks like a new way to avoid Xbox Series scalping Xbox Party Chat is becoming more accessible with speech transcription and synthesis If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
01:48:02
May 14, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #26 (05/06/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #26 (05/06/2021)
Tech NY AG report finds 18 million FCC net neutrality comments were fake PlayStation invests in Discord and plans integration with PSN in 2022 Researchers find new CPU vulnerabilities and say fixes would kill performance If your CPU usage is inexplicably spiking, try installing this optional Windows 10 update Signal Shares the Instagram Ads Facebook Doesn't Want You to See AirTag stalking 'frighteningly easy'; multiple problems identified A NEWLY DETECTED QUALCOMM VULNERABILITY AFFECTS ALMOST ONE IN THREE PHONES 2-Step Verification is coming to your Google account if you don't already use it Twitter begins rolling out new ‘Tip Jar’ feature for paying other users directly Gaming Xbox Series X/S FPS Boost Arrives For Over 70 Backwards Compatible Titles Today Humble Bundle says sorry, brings back charity sliders USC Games establishes Gerald A. Lawson Fund to help Black and indigenous students Sony Class-Action Lawsuit Revealed Over PlayStation Store Exclusivity Sony charges for crossplay support to protect PSN revenue, documents show Walmart's unannounced cloud gaming service surfaces in Epic vs Apple dispute Tim Sweeney apologized to Ubisoft in 2019 for 'extraordinary' Division 2 fraud on the Epic Store Sweeney asked Xbox to time free multiplayer launch with Epic's first Apple attack Apple banned Shadow app after Microsoft used it as an example to get xCloud for iOS approved Software/Hardware Updates You’ll want to grab this Nvidia GPU driver to play Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition May security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live Apple releases iOS 14.5.1 with fix for App Tracking Transparency bug Deals Xbox Game Pass Adds 9 New Games, Including Outlast, FIFA 21, And More If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:29:21
May 07, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #25 (04/22/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #25 (04/22/2021)
Tech - Intel and TSMC say chip shortage could last until 2022 or beyond - Apple agrees to let Parler back on the App Store, citing improved moderation - Google says the only thing keeping Parler off the Play Store is Parler - The folks behind Brave Browser slam Google for its new tracking policy - Discord reverses decision to block iOS users from accessing any NSFW content - Watch out, crypto-mining SSDs are on the way now, too - Tile Unhappy With Apple's AirTag Launch, 'Skeptical' About Fair Competition and Plans to Tattle to Congress - Discord Reportedly Ends Acquisition Talks With Microsoft - Cellebrite phone-cracking software hacked using iPhone SE  Gaming - Widely-publicized Steam Invite hack has been fixed - A recent Windows 10 update is trashing framerates and causing games to stutter - Microsoft xCloud Beta for iPhone and iPad to Launch This Week - Rainway partners with Microsoft to power Xbox Game Pass iOS streaming - Xbox Live Gold is no longer required to play free-to-play titles online - PlayStation Store on PS3 and PS Vita Will Continue Operations - Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Is Leaving Blizzard, Overwatch 2 Still In Development - Epic Games Store Adding Itch.io, iHeartRadio, And More PC Apps Deals - Play at Home Update – Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition free starting today - Xbox Game Pass Adds 6 New Games Including Fable, MLB The Show 21, And More - Epic Games Store freebies this week are Alien: Isolation and Hand of Fate 2 If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:18:00
April 23, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #24 (04/15/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #24 (04/15/2021)
Tech Apple admits that iMessage for Android was killed to keep its walled garden Tim Cook: Epic wants to turn the App Store into a 'flea market' Domino's Begins Autonomous Pizza Delivery Clubhouse user data gets exposed, CEO claims it wasn't a leak FBI arrest Texas man for attempting to blow up 'the internet' with C-4 Discord for iOS will block users from accessing all NSFW servers Report reveals how little-known 'Azimuth Security' cracked the iPhone in the San Bernardino FBI case Verizon unveils Hyper Precise Location service in more than 100 markets Gaming Outriders player discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Windows folder Source Engine exploits could let hackers remotely access players' PCs The Epic Games Store is haemorrhaging cash to deliver exclusives and free games Epic Games nets $1 billion in funding, including $200 million investment from Sony Capcom says last year's ransomware attack exploited an 'old VPN' that had been kept online due to Covid-19 HyperX teams with 1,000 Dreams Fund to support women in gaming A Roblox player infiltrated the White House press corps At Least 30,000 US Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft's Email Software – Krebs on Security Oculus Quest 2 is getting official wireless PC support Before Your Eyes dev creates a fake game to make a point about Steam refunds Streaming Twitch outlines plan to take action against off-platform misconduct Nvidia's RTX Voice noise removal is now integrated into OBS streaming software Software/Hardware Updates PS5 April Update brings new storage options and social features If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:24:49
April 16, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #23 (04/08/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #23 (04/08/2021)
Tech Snap has tested workaround to App Tracking Transparency; 95% effective Personal data from over 500M Facebook users leaked online Mark Zuckerberg's contact details included in Facebook leak You can now turn on Nvidia's excellent noise cancellation with any GeForce GPU AMD admits Ryzen 5000 CPU exploit could leave your PC open to hackers Working from home worth $30K a year to some, finds poll Microsoft is dunking servers into boiling liquid to keep them cool Discord deleted thousands of 'violent extremist' servers last year Dates for Google I/O 2021 have been revealed — and it's the first free I/O in memory Apple Announces Find My Network With Support for Third-Party Devices Intel 'Bleep' Software Filters Out Toxic Slurs in Voice Chats as You Game Gaming Xbox Game Pass Adds MLB The Show 21 On Day One MLB The Show 21 On Xbox Game Pass Was Reportedly MLB's Decision E3 2021 will be a free online-only event, ESA confirms Microsoft adds touch control support to Xbox Game Pass' current cloud-enabled line-up Epic v. Apple discovery details 'Project Liberty' scheme to skirt App Store with Fortnite Software/Hardware Updates April security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, OTAs live Deals Xbox Game Pass Adds 8 New Games, Over 50 Cloud-Enabled Titles With Xbox Touch Controls If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:39:57
April 09, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #22 (04/01/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #22 (04/01/2021)
Tech U.S. Carriers Fix SMS Routing Vulnerability That Let Hackers Hijack Texts New spyware on Android pretends to be a system update for your phone Apple Lobbies Against 'Right to Repair' Bill Over Privacy Concerns of Third Party Repair Shops Accessing User Data WWDC 2021 officially announced, iOS 15 expected Verizon 3G Network Will Shut Down End of 2022 Google Meet extending ‘unlimited’ video calls for free Gmail accounts to June Broadband for all, promises White House; it's 'the new electicity' Airline industry body to launch COVID passport for the iPhone Arizona App Store antitrust dead after Apple, Google lobbying Utah Getting Mobile Driver's Licenses Pilot iOS 14.5 Adds New Siri Voices, No Longer Defaults to Female iOS 14.5 Will Recalibrate iPhone 11 Batteries to Fix Battery Health Bug Gaming The PS3, Vita and PSP PlayStation Store on the web has gone offline We’ve officially entered the era of gaming PCs shipping without a graphics card PAX East 2021 cancelled, PAX Online coming instead in July This week's Call of Duty: Warzone update weighs in at up to 57.8GB Activision Blizzard appoints former Trump official as its chief administrative officer New Xbox Series X Wireless Headset Revealed With Limited Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Series Xbox 360 can now stream from the cloud w/ Game Pass Software/Hardware Updates Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 and iOS 12.5.2 to fix critical security vulnerability Deals Xbox Games with Gold April: Dark Void, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, more PlayStation Plus April games announced • Eurogamer.net If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:12:12
April 02, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #21 (03/18/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #21 (03/18/2021)
Topics Tech Cheaper, Ad-Supported HBO Max Subscription Launching in June Hackers hack at unhackable new chip for three months. Chip remains unhacked Nvidia's cryptocurrency mining limiter has been cracked, but it's not quite a farming frenzy yet AMD refuses to limit cryptocurrency mining: 'we will not be blocking any workload' White hat hacker investigation casts even more doubt on SMS-based 2FA methods App Privacy Study Looks at Most 'Invasive' Apps Collecting User Data Hackers used compromised websites to infect iOS and other operating systems Gaming Rockstar thanks GTA Online player who fixed poor load times, official update coming GTA Online's load time patch is here, and it works Activision Blizzard lays off 50 esports staff as it prepares for a future without in-person events Investors Fight Back Against Latest Wave Of Activision Blizzard Layoffs, Call CEO's Salary Into Question Xbox adds option to increase download speeds by suspending game Next-gen VR on PS5: the new controller EVO 2021 confirmed as an online tournament under new Sony co-ownership Introducing Haven, a new Montreal-based independent studio Nvidia doubles the price of GeForce Now membership Streaming Twitch is making it easier for streamers to deal with copyright claims DMCA & Copyright FAQs Software/Hardware Updates Latest Nvidia driver fixes Fortnite, Rocket League, and Red Dead Redemption bugs Deals Grab a Stadia Premiere Edition for just $70 ($30 off) It could be your last chance to get a Chromecast Ultra Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Empire of Sin, more coming to Xbox Game Pass EA Play is coming to Xbox Game Pass PC March 18 Play at Home 2021 update: 10 free games to download this Spring The Fall is free on the Epic Games Store, Creature in the Well is next If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:51:21
March 19, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #20 (03/11/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #20 (03/11/2021)
Topics Tech The SolarWinds Hack Gets Worse, But Offers A Tiny Bit Of Amusement Twitter addresses sharing 30% cut with Apple for Super Follow Not Very Uncarrier: T-Mobile Starts Selling Your Usage Data to Advertisers on April 26 Google Fi users won't have usage data shared by T-Mobile Researchers demonstrate new browser-based side-channel attack that affects Intel and M1 Macs Proposed 'Accessible, Affordable Internet for All' bill aims to invest $94B in nationwide broadband Netflix asks password borrowers to get their own accounts in new test Gaming Following backlash, Six Days in Fallujah publisher now says game is "inseparable from politics" Microsoft confirms "some" Bethesda games will be full Xbox and PC exclusive Rust EU servers go offline following fire at French data center, devs expect large amount of data loss Meyers Leonard dropped by basketball team and sponsors after using antisemitic slur in Call of Duty stream Capcom reportedly forced staff to work on-site despite Japan's 'Covid Emergency' Xbox boss says he acquired Bethesda to deliver Game Pass exclusives Streaming Twitch API code reveals plans for a 'Brand Safety Score' for streamers Software/Hardware Updates Nvidia releases a GPU hotfix to address screen flickering and Fortnite stuttering watchOS 7.3.2 security update with WebKit fix drops for Apple Watch Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 with security updates for all users Apple releases iOS 14.4.1 with security updates for iPhone users Xbox March Update Adds New Backward Compatible Settings Plus Headset Customization Deals Tell Me Why's first chapter is now free 20 Bethesda games coming to Xbox Game Pass including Oblivion, Morrowind, The Evil Within, Prey, more If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:29:27
March 12, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #19 (03/04/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #19 (03/04/2021)
Topics Tech LastPass analytics code raises questions about potential security issues Instagram Live Now Supports Up to 4 People Simultaneously Apple ID held hostage when Apple Card payment failed Apple confirms it does not hold your Apple ID hostage due to missed Apple Card payment Google Says It Soon Won’t Track Your Browsing Anymore LinkedIn will stop collecting IDFA data on iOS due to Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature Some iOS apps are leaking data due to misconfigured cloud services, research shows Gaming Someone has figured out how to reduce GTA Online's load times by almost 70% Hogwarts Legacy developers fought to include a 'trans-inclusive' character creator Outriders dev explains all those pesky loading cutscenes Fortnite developer Epic buys Fall Guys studio Mediatonic Streaming Twitch Transparency Report Software/Hardware Updates There's a new system update for... Wii U Deals PlayStation Plus games for March: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Maquette, Remnant: From the Ashes and Farpoint NBA 2K21 and Star Wars: Squadrons coming to Xbox Game Pass Wargame: Red Dragon is free on the Epic Games Store, next week it's Surviving Mars If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:19:02
March 05, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #18 (02/18/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #18 (02/18/2021)
Topics Tech Mark Zuckerberg Reportedly Told Staff Facebook Needs to 'Inflict Pain' on Apple Over Privacy Dispute NZXT is recalling 32,000 H1 PC cases in the US Apple fixes bug that let users begin macOS Big Sur installation without enough space available First Apple Silicon optimized malware discovered in the wild Windows Defender vulnerability finally patched after 12 years LastPass free restricts users to one device type in March App Store will require apps offering vaccination proof to be submitted by health authorities Utah Launching COVID-19 Contact Tracing System With Apple and Google API This Week Gaming Nvidia Is Bringing Back Older GPUs To Deal With Shortages Nvidia is halving the hash rate of RTX 3060 to make it less desirable to cryptocurrency miners Nvidia says its cryptocurrency mining limiter 'cannot be hacked' Why GameStop Couldn't Capitalize On Its Reddit-Fueled Stock Rally Six Days in Fallujah ‘not trying to make a political commentary,’ creator says Xbox Announces New Premium Wireless Headset Microsoft is making one of the most positive moves for game accessibility in years Microsoft Reveals Xbox Backwards Compatibility FPS Boost For Select Games Josef Fares will give you $1,000 if you get bored of It Takes Two EA's $1.2 billion acquisition of Codemasters is now complete Saudi investment fund acquires shares in Activision Blizzard, Take-Two, and EA Streaming 11 Black Twitch streamers to follow Software/Hardware Updates AMD’s latest GPU driver quietly delivers a massive boost in Mesh Shader performance watchOS 7.3.1 now available for Apple Watch with Power Reserve bug fix Deals Microsoft announces new February games coming to Xbox Game Pass Rage 2 and Absolute Drift are free on the Epic Games Store, Sunless Sea is free next week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:17:08
February 19, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #17 (02/11/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #17 (02/11/2021)
Topics Tech That Slack email you just got asking to reset your password is legit, not a scam Researcher Breaches Systems of Over 35 Companies, Including Apple, Microsoft, and PayPal Epic's new MetaHuman tool is pure uncanny valley Google apps on iOS are showing sign-in warning given lack of updates Gaming Terraria creator cancels Stadia port after being locked out of Google account E3 2021 Is Being Transformed, More Details Coming Soon Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Hit By Cyberattack, Perpetrator Demands Ransom Or It Will Release Sensitive Information Tweet from CDPR Riot Games CEO accused of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in new lawsuit Software/Hardware Updates Chrome for Mac security flaw: You'll want to update today Apple patches Sudo bug in macOS Big Sur 11.2.1, supplemental updates for Catalina and Mojave Deals Rage 2 will be free on Epic Games Store next week alongside Absolute Drift If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:14:09
February 12, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #16 (02/04/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #16 (02/04/2021)
Topics Tech - Robinhood app controversy grows, with likely motive revealed - Google salvaged Robinhood’s one-star rating by deleting nearly 100,000 negative reviews - More Than a Dozen Apps With 'Misleading or Flat-Out Inaccurate' Privacy Labels Found on App Store - iOS 14.5 adds support for unlocking your iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask - NZXT halts sale of H1 PC case for second time as long-term fire hazard fix is developed - Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO - Sudo bug could give an attacker root access to a Mac Gaming - Activision, EA, PlayStation, Microsoft Named In Best Places To Work For LGBTQ Equality List - Introducing our MLB The Show 21 cover athlete Fernando Tatis Jr. - Google Stadia Is Shutting Down Game Development, Impacting 150 People Including Jade Raymond - Cyberpunk 2077 Mods Can Compromise Your PC, CD Projekt Red Warns - EA Sports Announces Return Of College Football Games - After GameStop's share price plummets, Reddit's WallStreetBets investors are hurting - Sony sold 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles in holiday quarter Software/Hardware Updates - February security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, OTAs live - Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.2 with fixes for Bluetooth, external display issues, more - PS5 system update sorts out PS4 disc upgrade issue - Give this optional Windows 10 update a whirl if playing games crashes your PC Deals - Amazon Prime's free games for February: Spinch, Monster Prom, and 6 more free this month - The Steam Game Festival February 2021 edition is now live. If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:00:17
February 05, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #15 (01/28/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #15 (01/28/2021)
Topics Tech Twitter launches new 'Birdwatch' initiative to combat misinformation iOS 14.4 Patches Two Vulnerabilities That May Have Been Actively Exploited Google apps won't have to show iOS 'Allow tracking' prompt Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says Apple's Privacy Changes are Self-Serving and Anti-Competitive Disney+ Pulls Peter Pan, Dumbo, Aristocats From Kids-Only Profiles Over Racist Stereotypes Sell GME in Robinhood, yes; buy it, no – trading app acts Gaming Xbox Live Gold Is Getting More Expensive Microsoft reverses price increase for Xbox Live Gold, free-to-play games won't require sub Yet Another Game Dev Acquired By Tencent, And This Time It's Don't Starve Maker Klei Tencent picks up minority stake in Dontnod for $36.3 million Activision Merges Tony Hawk Dev Vicarious Visions With Blizzard Scavengers Studio creative director accused of belittling and harassing employees Scavengers CEO steps down, suspends creative director after abuse allegations Activision Is Resisting Diversity Hiring Push by America's Unions Streaming Ninja Thinks Parents Should Parent Their Kids Software/Hardware Updates Apple Releases iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 With New Camera Warnings and Bug Fixes Apple Releases watchOS 7.3 With Unity Watch Face, Expanded ECG Availability and More Nvidia's Latest Patch Prepares Your PC For The Medium Deals Xbox Games With Gold For February 2021 Features 5 Free Games, Including Gears 5 EA Play is down to $0.99 per month for new members until March PS Plus February 2021 Games Include PS5's Control, Destruction AllStars Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition is free on the Epic Games Store, For the King coming next week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
03:18:15
January 29, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #14 (01/21/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #14 (01/21/2021)
Topics Tech Tom Cruise Buys COVID-Robots To Patrol Mission Impossible Set – Report Twitter plans for presidential transition; interactive Parler map of Capitol videos Microsoft Investigating Windows 10 Exploit That Can Easily Corrupt Your Hard Drive Parler website back online; rioters banned from dating apps Steve Jobs to Be Memorialized in National Garden of American Heroes Brave is the first browser to support the decentralized HTTPS alternative IPFS Beeper app brings iMessage support to Android My sole weeps for these RTX 3080 shoes Microsoft Files Patent to Create Chatbots That Imitate Dead People Gaming Dead by Daylight dev announces colorblind mode amid controversy Streaming Twitch bans Trump for good, promises further policy changes Software/Hardware Updates Try this Nvidia hotfix GPU driver if your games are crashing or SteamVR is stuttering Deals Control joins Xbox Game Pass for PC this week The Medium and a bunch of Yakuzas arrive on Xbox Game Pass for PC this month Galactic Civilizations 3 free on Epic Games Store, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition coming next week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:25:42
January 22, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #13 (01/14/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #13 (01/14/2021)
Topics Tech Roku Acquires Rights to Quibi Content for Less Than $100 Million Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account over 'risk of further' violence Parler app and website go offline; CEO blames Apple, Google 70TB of Parler users' data leaked by security researchers Samsung will update older Galaxy phones to convert them into baby monitors, security devices Medical study suggests iPhone 12 with MagSafe can deactivate pacemakers Biogen Launches Study to Find Out if Apple Watch and iPhone Can Detect Declining Cognitive Health Germaphobes can pay about $200 for a new touchless video doorbell (and doormat) Ubiquiti suffers security breach, customers asked to change their passwords Apple Launches New Nationwide Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects Password trouble means $240 million in bitcoin is two incorrect attempts from destruction Gaming AGDQ 2021 brings in $2.7M in charitable donations Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now Coming To 2021 LG TVs Star Wars Games to Be Branded Under Lucasfilm Games Banner New Open-World Star Wars Game Coming From Ubisoft's The Division 2 Dev Capcom Hack Compromised The Personal Data Of At Least 16,415 People Nvidia introduces the GeForce RTX 3060, out in February Streaming Twitch's Viewership Record Shattered By The Grefg Twitch's new PogChamp rotation results in racist harassment and threats Software/Hardware Updates Download Nvidia's latest driver update to fix newly disclosed security flaws Apple releases iOS 12.5.1 for older iPhones with bug fix for COVID-19 exposure notifications Battle.Net 2.0 Update Delivers Biggest Upgrade In Years Deals Students can sign up for Hulu’s ad-supported plan for just $2 monthly Star Wars Battlefront 2 is free on Epic right now Bomber Crew is free until Saturday in the Humble Store Winter Sale If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:51:43
January 15, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #12 (01/07/2021)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #12 (01/07/2021)
Topics Tech Over 100 million PCs still run Windows 7 a year after Microsoft ended support The Mandalorian Is 2020's Most Pirated Show Nvidia Announcing "Latest Innovations In Gaming" Next Week During CES Verizon Again Delays Plans to Shut Down 3G Network False election info will earn a channel strike on YouTube Tesla CEO Elon Musk Bumps Jeff Bezos To Become The Richest Person On Earth Gaming Epic Games buys shopping mall to convert into new headquarters CD Projekt will undertake "vigorous action" to defend itself against Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit The PS5 and Xbox Series X are so big that Ikea has mock consoles in store to help you buy a media cabinet Analyst Predicts Which Console Will Sell The Best In 2021 Sony discontinues all but one PS4 model in Japan Nintendo is buying Luigi's Mansion 3 studio Next Level Games Streaming Twitch Removes PogChamp Emote In Wake Of US Capitol Violence Twitch Disables President Trump's Account, Citing "Incendiary Rhetoric" Software/Hardware Updates January security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live Deals Xbox Game Pass Adds Seven New Games In January, Four Leaving PS Now Games For January Revealed: The Crew 2, Frostpunk, And More Star Wars Battlefront 2 goes free on the Epic Store next week If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:53:21
January 08, 2021
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #11 (12/03/2020)
Tech Talk Thursdays Episode #11 (12/03/2020)
Topics Tech FCC chairman Ajit Pai to resign next month after controversial four years under President Trump Salesforce to acquire Slack in $27.7 billion deal Uber and Postmates are now one and the same. Remote control of iPhones via WiFi was massive security fail Apple announces best App Store apps and games of 2020 Google Play Store lists best Android apps and games of 2020 Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021  Warner Bros. will release new movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max Gaming You'll be able to bring Cyberpunk 2077 saves to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S A scalper group claimed to secure 1000 Xbox Series X orders - then the retailer cancelled them Travis Scott's Fortnite show reportedly earned him $20 million Microsoft Flight Simulator will get official VR support later this month Esports platform Smashgg acquired by Microsoft Software/Hardware Updates First major Xbox Series X/S update adds more dynamic backgrounds, Game Pass preloading Nintendo Switch update makes it easier to move screenshots to phones and PCs Grab this GPU driver if you scored an RTX 3060 Ti, or are getting blue screen crashes Deals The Wonderful 101: Remastered now has a two-hour demo on Switch, PS4, and PC Control is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3 Battlefield 3 is free to anybody with Amazon Prime The very best James Bond films are now free-to-stream on YouTube Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny will be free next week on the Epic Games Store If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:27:46
December 04, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (11/19/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (11/19/2020)
Topics Tech - Deeper look at Apple’s recent server outage reveals potential Mac privacy concerns - United States military has been purchasing user location data from apps with millions of downloads - Twitter’s disappearing tweets, called Fleets, are now available for everyone - Following Apple TV+ exclusivity backlash, the holiday Peanuts specials will also air on PBS - Google is getting into digital banking with its new Plex account in 2021 - You need to change your password if its anywhere on this list of the most easily cracked Gaming - Police evacuate Ubisoft Montreal after hostage call but no threat was found - Capcom employee info, game details exposed by severe ransomware attack - Xbox CFO: No plans to pull all future Bethesda content from Nintendo & Sony platforms - Xbox Series X/S supply shortages expected to continue until April 2021, says Microsoft - Destiny 2 will be Stadia's first completely free-to-play game - The Game Awards 2020: Doom Eternal, The Last of Us: Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, more up for Game of the Year - Brace yourself for ray tracing in new games being AMD or Nvidia exclusive - Nintendo bans brands from using Animal Crossing: New Horizons for politics - GeForce Now arrives on iPhone, iPad today; touch-friendly Fortnite coming soon - Get a free Stadia Premiere bundle when you pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 - Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney likens fight against Apple to fight for civil rights Streaming - Pay to get Twitch Affiliate through MonsterCat Software/Hardware Updates - PS4 gets new firmware update - Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini, text messaging, more Deals - Today’s Epic Games Store freebies are Elite Dangerous and The World Next Door If there are any topics you'd like to see covered, reach out to ttt@majorshouse.com or join the Discord at https://majors.house/discord You can follow us at: https://twitter.com/majorlinux https://twitter.com/synxiecbeta https://twitter.com/kevikevshow https://twitter.com/IdiosynAnca Catch the video versions over at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56esONHaO_QqqW7UmZS1RNUSg9jNikIU
02:54:24
November 20, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (11/12/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (11/12/2020)
Topics Tech - Solid, the privacy project created by web inventor, takes 1st step - The EU may be looking into breaking end-to-end encrypted chats - Everything Apple announced during its November event - Google moves from hero to zero as it announces the end of free high-quality storage on Google Photos Gaming - Capcom hit by ransomware attack, is reportedly being extorted for $11 million - Sony exploring ways to let PS5 users store PS5 games on a USB drive in a future update - You'll be able to transfer your existing Spider-Man saves to PS5's remaster after all - The Hori Flex takes PC gaming's most accessible controller and brings it to Nintendo Switch - Amazon says some Xbox Series X preorders won’t arrive until December 31st at the latest - MiHoYo reportedly discloses Genshin Impact players phone numbers - YouTube Premium Users: How to Claim Your Free Stadia Premiere Edition - Electronic Arts Gifts You With An Origin DLL Injection Vulnerability - Plague Inc: The Cure tasks you with fending off a familiar pandemic Streaming - Twitch/DMCA Update   - Twitch apologizes for recent DMCA ban wave, but has no real solutions yet Software/Hardware Updates - Here are the best new features in macOS 11 Big Sur
02:53:54
November 13, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (11/05/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (11/05/2020)
Topics Tech - Sony is paying almost one billion dollars to acquire some anime - Apple TV app coming to Xbox One, Series X, and Series S next week - THERE IS A RASPBERRY PI 400 HIDDEN IN THIS KEYBOARD Gaming - PS5 faceplate company is forced to cancel orders following a complaint from Sony - PlayStation 5: Launch Day Ordering Update – PlayStation.Blog - Sony re-confirms PS5 won't support SSD storage expansion at launch - Unlike Xbox Series X, PS5 won't support 1440p natively - Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is up to 250GB on PC - Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes up 40GB more space on next-gen consoles - Watch Dogs Legion source code may have leaked - Capcom has been hacked, says no customer information compromised - The Xbox Series S SSD may only offer 364GB for game installs - Xbox boss Spencer says games industry needs more black leaders - Sega does not press continue, sells Japanese arcade business - GameStop made a TikTok contest for employees where the prize is more hours to work Deals - Dungeons 3 is free on the Epic Games Store Software/Hardware Updates - November security patch rolling out to Pixel, OTAs live - Apple releases watchOS 7.1 with expanded ECG support, headphone level alerts, screen issue fix - Apple releases HomePod software 14.2 and tvOS 14.2 with enhanced home theater support, more - Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental update with security fixes - Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emoji and wallpapers, HomePod Intercom support, more
02:40:03
November 06, 2020
Tech Talk Thursdays (10/29/2020)
Tech Talk Thursdays (10/29/2020)
Special Guest: IdiosynAnca (@IdiosynAnca) The Weeb Closet: https://discord.gg/S3vQSbZjUU Tech - Google Pixel 4a Hands On/Review - PSA: Contact tracing apps on iPhone 12 may need re-enabling - YouTube introduces smart suggestions for dumb people who can't hold their phone good - Zoom finally gets end-to-end encryption, as well as YouTube livestreaming on mobile - Unstaffed store in Korea will sell iPhones, with face recognition - AMD to acquire custom chip manufacturer Xilinx in deal worth $35bn - AMD Big Navi: everything you need to know from AMD's RX 6000 and RDNA 2 event Gaming - Stadia creative director says streamers should pay publishers - Ubisoft+ launching on Google Stadia by the end of the year - Apple's 'Arbitrary' App Store Policies Stifle the Launch of Facebook's Cloud-Streamed Games - Among Us has been overrun by a politically-charged spam attack * - 'Gears 5' Xbox Series X update brings Dave Bautista to the story mode - Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements: minimum and recommended PC specs revealed - Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to December 10 - FIFA 21 now lets players disable all music to avoid streaming copyright infringements - Remedy's Control just came out on Nintendo Switch - These are the games coming with the PlayStation Plus Collection on PS5 - Deleting your Facebook account will also delete your Oculus games Streaming - Twitch, Amazon Slammed by RIAA and Major Industry Groups for Using Unlicensed Music; Twitch Refutes Claim * Deals - PlayStation Plus Collection details revealed + your November PlayStation Plus games - New Games with Gold for November 2020 Software/Hardware Updates - Fedora 33 Released With Workstation Using Btrfs By Default
02:24:09
October 30, 2020
Tech Talk Thursdays (10/22/2020)
Tech Talk Thursdays (10/22/2020)
Tech - Trump's Twitter hacked after Dutch researcher claims he guessed password – report - 'Infamous' GravityRAT spyware now hits Macs as well as Windows - Apple TV+ adding classic 'Charlie Brown' specials and new originals starting this month - Apple TV app launching on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 next month - Quibi video service shuts down 6 months after launch, 1 day after Apple TV app launch - Google Play Music is now officially dead, dead, dead Sad trombone Gaming - Here’s a dude playing Doom Eternal on his fridge - Win an Xbox Series X with KFC, but maybe burn the hideous custom controller - Microsoft's Xbox App Now Lets Xbox Users Stream Games to iPhone and iPad - Phil Spencer says $7.5 billion Bethesda purchase 'works' even if it doesn't release games on PlayStation - PS5's fan will be continually patched to optimize performance - PS5 DualSense controllers are starting to appear in the wild - PlayStation releases free Black Lives Matter PS4 theme - NBA 2K21 gets unskippable in-game ads, like NBA 2K20 before it - Cyberpunk 2077 will treat each language equally, offering full lip-sync for every dub - Amazon rolling out early access to its Stadia competitor, Luna, starting today w/ 50 games Deals - Get a Pixel 4a for as little as $216 with Google Fi's new subscription program Software/Hardware Updates - AMD's latest GPU driver arrives just in time for Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - What’s new in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update - Apple releases iOS 14.1 with widget bug fixes and iPhone 12 support - Ubuntu 20.10 Released With GNOME 3.38, Active Directory Installer Integration
02:34:17
October 24, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (10/15/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (10/15/2020)
Topics Tech - Everything Apple announced during its October event: iPhone 12, HomePod mini, and more - New Beats Flex Earphones Take BeatsX to the Next Level for Just $49.99 - For only the second time, security researches found UEFI malware in the wild - T2 exploit team demos a cable that hacks Mac without user intervention - Twitter makes last-minute changes to retweets and viral information to - avoid breaking the election - This new technology may restore trust in photos and videos against the rise of deepfakes Gaming - PS5 Interface First look - PS5 will play discs without forcing updates for offline games - "Overwhelming majority" of 4000 PS4 games will be playable on PS5 - PlayStation 5 lets you upload voice chats to Sony and report your awful party mates - Xbox Series X/S launch games: here's the 30 next-gen optimized titles - GameStop will earn revenue on digital downloads from every Xbox it sells - Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer cloud saves to Xbox Series X/S for free - Watch Dogs Legion now recommends an RTX 3080 for its ultra settings - Epic vs. Apple judge warns of 'serious ramifications' for console makers - Tomorrow's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare patch will finally make it possible to uninstall specific modes on PC Software/Hardware Updates - Apple Releases watchOS 7.0.2 With Battery Drain Fix - PS4 system software update 8.00 launching today – PlayStation.Blog
02:20:13
October 16, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (10/08/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (10/08/2020)
Topics Tech GeForce RTX 3070 delayed until October 29 MSI Subsidiary Caught Scalping RTX 3080, 3090 Cards on eBay T2 security chip on Macs can be hacked to plant malware; cannot be patched Apple confirms iPhone 12 event, here's what we know Apple to extend Apple TV+ free year trials through February 2021 Twitter accused of hypocrisy over Trump 'death-wish' ruling Wi-Fi security risks during pandemic – FBI warning AMD announces Ryzen 5000 CPUs available November 5 Gaming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare no longer fits on a 250GB SSD Discussion on Developer Crunch NBA 2K21 PS5 vs PS4 comparison shows massive leap in visuals Microsoft says using xCloud to demo Game Pass games on PC and Xbox is on the list PS5 teardown confirms Wi-Fi 6 and SuperSpeed USB, unlike Xbox Series X/S's slower alternatives Streaming Soundtrack by Twitch check-in Software/Hardware Updates Nvidia GeForce game-ready driver for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta released Apple releases new macOS Mojave 10.14.6 supplemental update with important bug fixes October security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, OTAs live
02:31:22
October 09, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (10/01/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (10/01/2020)
Topics Tech Judge expects Epic vs. Apple trial in July 2021, says Epic was 'not honest' with its tactics Folding@home's COVID-19 research now runs up to 60% faster on Nvidia GPUs Twitter Expands Rollout of Voice Tweets Feature for iOS Users Google Pixel 5 event: All the announcements that matter Gaming Xbox Series X 1TB storage only uses 800GB for games EA Play will be added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate November 10 Apex Legends crossplay beta begins on October 6 Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered has a new face for Peter, spruced up environments, more Streaming Introducing Soundtrack by Twitch: Rights-Cleared Music For All Twitch Creators Software/Hardware Updates OBS Studio v.26 Deals It’s official – Amazon Prime Day kicks off October 13th Xbox Games with Gold October: Costume Quest, Maid of Sker, more
02:18:23
October 03, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (09/24/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (09/24/2020)
Topics Tech - TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart gets Trump's approval, judge blocks WeChat ban - Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile Form 'Coalition for App Fairness' to 'Fight Back' Against Apple - Holy Sh*t, Ring, is That a Drone Indoor Security Camera? Gaming - Microsoft buying Bethesda and Zenimax for $7.5bn - Stream games from your console to your phone with the latest Xbox app beta - Xbox Series X/S 1TB expandable storage costs $220 - Cyberpunk 2077 reveals surprisingly low system requirements for PC - Epic blames Apple for the closure of Fortnite Save the World on Mac - First batch of 'Stadia Makers' games brings seven new indie titles to Stadia - Amazon is muscling into cloud gaming with Luna - The Sims 4 will get 100 new skin tones in December Streaming - Nvidia's new Broadcast app helps you remove your messy room and loud keyboard from video calls Software/Hardware Updates - If you were lucky enough to score an RTX 3080, here's a packed new GPU driver for it - Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7 With Fixes for WiFi Bug, 27-Inch iMac Graphics Issues - Apple releases iOS 14.0.1 with bug fixes for widgets, default app settings, more Deals - Doom Eternal is coming to Xbox Game Pass next month
02:38:25
September 25, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday (09/17/2020)
Tech Talk Thursday (09/17/2020)
Topics Tech - 'Apple One' Bundles Introduced With Apple Music, Apple TV+ and More, Pricing Starts at $14.95/Month - Apple Watch Series 6 Features New Watch Faces With Memoji, Stripes, and More - Lower-Cost Apple Watch SE Unveiled With Series 6 Design, Lacks Features Like ECG and Blood Oxygen Tracking - Apple no longer including USB power adaptor with Apple Watch, ahead of iPhone 12 debut - Apple Announces 'Fitness+' Workout Service for $9.99/Month - Apple Unveils New 8th-Gen 10.2-inch iPad With A12 Chip, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Support - Apple Introduces Redesigned 10.9-Inch iPad Air With A14 Chip, All-Screen Design, Touch ID in Power Button, and USB-C - Nvidia confirms acquisition of Arm Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion - CBP Seizes 2,000 OnePlus Buds, Calls Them “Counterfeit Apple AirPods” (Updated) - Verizon to acquire Tracfone in $6 billion deal - Google Fiber will start testing '2 Gigabit Internet' for $100 Gaming - PlayStation 5 Launches in November, starting at $399 for PS5 Digital Edition and $499 for PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive - PlayStation 5 games Spider-Man Miles Morales, Sackboy and Horizon: Forbidden West will all launch on PS4 - "We are not going to go down the road of putting new releases into a subscription model," says PlayStation head - Microsoft criticizes Apple's new App Store rules for streaming game services as a 'bad experience for customers' - Cloud streaming support is being added to over 150 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate titles - Razer accidentally leaked the personal information of over 100,000 accounts - Nvidia's RTX 3080 graphics card is now available to order - Nintendo 3DS officially discontinued • Eurogamer.net Streaming - Twitch announces, quickly walks back on stereotypical emotes Software/Hardware Updates - iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 Will Be Released September 16 Deals - Watch Dogs 2, Football Manager 2020 free on Epic Games Store - Rocket League will go free-to-play next week on September 23 #Apple #PlayStation5 #RTX3080
02:27:04
September 18, 2020
Tech Talk Thursday Episode Zero
Tech Talk Thursday Episode Zero
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05:56
September 14, 2020