Month: September 2018

The Art of Software Performance Testing

September 28, 2018

When users turn away from applications or have critical feedback, it’s often because the application is slow, hangs/freezes or, worse, it isn’t available when needed. In this era of limited—or, zero—patience for app instability, delivery teams should ensure that their performance testing capability is sound. First though, let’s start with definitions. Despite popular opinion, performance […]

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All Pokemon Game Data Was Nearly Lost in a Computer Crash: Junichi Masuda

September 28, 2018

Pokemon video game veteran Junichi Masuda – who has served in several capacities over the years, including composer, director, designer, producer, and programmer – has revealed how they nearly lost all Pokemon data in a computer crash, calling it “the most nerve-racking moment in development”. In a wide-ranging interview with gaming website Polygon, Masuda touched upon the […]

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Facebook Stories Set to Get Ads as User Base Touches 300 Million

September 27, 2018

Facebook Stories and Messenger Stories now have more than 300 million users, the social networking company announced in post. More importantly, Facebook announced ads are coming to Stories on both its main app and Messenger. This comes about a year after ads were rolled out for Instagram Stories. The company has announced WhatsApp Status, the app’s version of Stories, will […]

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season Pulled From Digital Storefronts by Telltale Games

September 27, 2018

The Walking Dead: The Final Season is not available for purchase any more on digital storefronts, including PlayStation and Microsoft Store, Steam, GOG, and Nintendo eShop. Telltale Games has “requested a temporary pause of sales”, according to GOG. That makes sense given the game developer shut down and laid off 225 employees last week, cancelling several projects and leaving […]

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Twitter Bug May Have Sent User DMs to Unknown Developers

September 26, 2018

 A bug in Twitter’s platform for third-party app developers exposed some Direct Messages (DMs) from nearly 3 million users to outsiders, the micro-blogging platform has admitted. The bug ran from May 2017 and within hours of discovering it on September 10, Twitter said it fixed the bug to prevent data from being unintentionally sent to the incorrect […]

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The Walking Dead Studio Telltale Games to Shut Down, Lays Off Most of Its Staff

September 26, 2018

Telltale Games, the developer behind The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Batman, Minecraft, and Game of Thrones adventure games is shutting down after completing its contractual obligations. In the interim, it has laid off 225 employees with only 25 remaining. The company announced the news after several employees took to Twitter to state they were no longer […]

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Facebook Allows Gender-Biased Job Ads on Its Platform: ACLU

September 25, 2018

Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate federal and state discrimination laws. Changes Facebook made to its ads systems […]

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Nintendo Switch Update Brings Digital Game Sharing for Those Who Own Multiple Switch Consoles

September 25, 2018

Alongside the launch of Nintendo Switch Online on Tuesday, software update v6.0.0 for the Switch has introduced the option to play digitally-purchased games across consoles, for those who own more than one Switch. The caveat of course is that you can only play on one console at a time. Nintendo uses the terms “primary console” and “non-primary console” to label your […]

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HP 260 G3 Desktop Mini Launched in India Starting at Rs. 19,990

September 20, 2018

HP India on Monday introduced an affordable mini desktop to help students learn and collaborate in schools and educational institutions across the country. Starting at Rs. 19,990, the HP 260 G3 desktop mini will enable schools and institutes to set up or upgrade computers in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) labs at a minimal […]

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Facebook Said to Face EU Sanctions for Not Complying With Consumer Rules

September 20, 2018

Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday. Online platforms are under pressure in Europe because of their dominance and anti-competitive business practices, which have resulted in hefty fines handed down to some companies. Privacy […]

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