Human rights NGO, Amnesty International, has written to the EU's competition regulator calling for Google's acquisition of wearable maker Fitbit to be blocked — unless meaningful safeguards can be baked in.
The Exchange is technically off today, but we're here anyway because there's neat stuff in the world of startups and money to talk about. So, let's yammer this morning about Slack's new valuation and what the market is telling us about what the venerable SaaS company is really worth.
Recall that on Wednesday, news broke that Salesforce is considering buying Slack, a move that has potential merit and some question marks.
The merits could [...]
Updated (11/25/2020): It's the holidays and things are slow, so we thought we'd re-surface these tips from Dave Plummer on how to use Task Manager to best effectiveness. Happy Thanksgiving.
If you've used Windows for longer than an hour or two, chances are that you've interacted with Task Manager. The utility has been present in every version of Windows going back to Windows 95, though the version that shipped with that OS was far more primitive and it didn't open when you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del (that key command opened the “Close Program” dialog instead). Now, the author of the application, Dave Plummer, [...]
from Michael Justin Allen Sexton
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Two pieces of news on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X today. First, ongoing performance reviews of the two consoles continue to find that the PS5 outperforms the XSX in specific game modes, and sometimes in entire titles.
As we've previously covered, the Xbox Series X has problems with Devil May Cry 5's high-performance mode. It also apparently runs Assassin Creed: Valhalla more slowly than its rival, and with heavier screen tearing. In Dirt 5, the Xbox Series X runs at lower resolutions and image quality, though Codemasters [...]