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Blizzard belatedly punishes college Hearthstone team for Hong Kong protest

Blizzard belatedly punishes college Hearthstone team for Hong Kong protest

1 month ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / The on-stream moment that eventually earned the AU Hearthstone team a six-month suspension from tournament play. The American University Hearthstone team that held up...
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Israeli Apartheid Week on a South African Campus

Israeli Apartheid Week on a South African Campus

1 month ago   |   Tablet Magazine

The climactic face-off of the 2019 Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg took place on a wide, sunny plaza, between a statue dedicated...
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Blizzard Seemingly Preventing Gamers From Deleting Their Accounts

Blizzard Seemingly Preventing Gamers From Deleting Their Accounts

1 month ago   |   Ubergizmo

As some of you might have heard, Blizzard is currently facing a ton of heat after banning a Hearthstone professional player, Ng Wai Chung “blitzchung” from competing and taking...
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Continental accuses Avanci patent pool of "conspiracy" to "boycott() suppliers so can collect hold-up royalties downstream"

2 monthes ago   |   FOSS Patents

Less than two months ago, I described automotive supplier Continental's FRAND/antitrust case against the Avanci patent pool as a conspiracy theory-in a nonjudgmental sense...
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BDS Biter Kamila Shamsie Gets Bit, Loses Prize

BDS Biter Kamila Shamsie Gets Bit, Loses Prize

2 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

On Sept. 6 this year the German city of Dortmund awarded the Nelly Sachs Prize to the British Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie. The Nelly Sachs Prize, named after the...
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You Don't Have to Boycott CVS Over the Birth Control Debacle

3 monthes ago   |   Slate

Consumers will still be able to get free contraception.
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How Trump and the Far-Left Are Conspiring to Mainstream the Israel Boycott Movement

How Trump and the Far-Left Are Conspiring to Mainstream the Israel Boycott Movement

3 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

As you're probably well aware, President Trump recently went on a Twitter tirade against “the Squad,” aka new congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna...
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Forget the Squad, Politicians Like Chellie Pingree Represent the Real Threat to Israel 

Forget the Squad, Politicians Like Chellie Pingree Represent the Real Threat to Israel 

3 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Last week, in a rare moment of bipartisan comity, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly endorsed a nonbinding resolution criticizing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions...
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The Left's Race War

The Left's Race War

3 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

In just the past two weeks, Donald Trump has told four ethnic minority congresswomen, three of them natural born citizens, to “go back” to the “broken and crime infested”...
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In Defense of the SoulCycle Boycott

3 monthes ago   |   Slate

This boycott shows the world that there is a potential price to pay if a company's values don't mesh with their customers' in some way.
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Apple teams up with a dozen retailers to offer exclusive Apple Pay discounts

Apple teams up with a dozen retailers to offer exclusive Apple Pay discounts

Apple has just launched a range of exclusive deals for the holiday season aimed at customers who choose to pay with Apple Pay at various retailers. In most cases, you just have... Read more ...

The world's top Apple insider says iPhone 12 is one of five new iPhone...

The world's top Apple insider says iPhone 12 is one of five new iPhone models coming in 2020

We're still a long way off from the release of Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup, but that doesn't mean the iPhone-maker's plans for next year aren't already coming into focus - and... Read more ...

Comment: What iPhone needs before wireless can replace Lightning or USB-C

Comment: What iPhone needs before wireless can replace Lightning or USB-C

Ming-Chi Kuo reported today that Apple plans to release an iPhone that is completely wireless in 2021. That is, an iPhone without Lightning or USB-C connectivity of any sort. I... Read more ...

Latest Apple Pay Promo Offers Holiday Discounts and Bonuses From Multiple...

Latest Apple Pay Promo Offers Holiday Discounts and Bonuses From Multiple Retailers

Apple today sent out an email detailing its latest Apple Pay promo, which is offering discounts from multiple apps ahead of the holidays. The benefits listed below are... Read more ...

Alphabet Scoop 078: Snapdragon 865, Sundar Pichai, and Pixel updates

Alphabet Scoop 078: Snapdragon 865, Sundar Pichai, and Pixel updates

This week we talk all about the announcements at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 (including the Snapdragon 865, Sundar Pichai takes over Alphabet, and some Pixel... Read more ...

The iPhone 11's U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation pings, Apple says

The iPhone 11's U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation pings, Apple says

Enlarge / From left to right: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. Earlier this week, security reporter Brian Krebs published a story explaining that Apple's latest... Read more ...

Qualcomm interview: Snapdragon XR's future, from wired to 5G, VR to AR

Qualcomm interview: Snapdragon XR's future, from wired to 5G, VR to AR

We spoke with Qualcomm XR executives Hugo Swart and Hiren Bhinde regarding the next steps for VR and AR headsets, including wired, Wi-Fi, and 5G options. Read more ...

Google wants you to buy Stadia as a holiday gift, but should you?

Google wants you to buy Stadia as a holiday gift, but should you?

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday already behind us, without a doubt, we're deep in the holiday shopping season. This year, Google is pushing hard for you to buy Google Stadia... Read more ...

Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch Arrives With Endless Scrolling and Much More

Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch Arrives With Endless Scrolling and Much More

From developer Will Bishop, Chip was named one of our Best Apple Watch Apps of 2018, and for good reason. The app provides a great way to view and interact with Twitter on the... Read more ...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 13.3 Update to Developers and Public Beta...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 13.3 Update to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 13.3 update to developers and public beta testers, two weeks after seeding the third beta and over a month after... Read more ...