Nintendo Switch Is Getting Control And Hitman 3 Via Cloud Streaming

The Nintendo Switch’s hardware might not be powerful enough to run games like Control or the upcoming Hitman 3, but that’s where the cloud can help. Both games are coming to the Switch via cloud streaming, marking the first time we’ve seen the feature leveraged on the hybrid console in North America.

Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, Control: Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version is available right now, and it requires a Nintendo Account as well as a high-speed internet connection. Before you purchase the game, you’ll have the chance to test your setup to make sure it will run smoothly. After confirming this, you’ll be able to purchase an access pass.

The game is the first on Switch to support ray tracing and it includes both expansions. With ray tracing enabled, it runs at 30 frames per second, while a performance mode pushes that to 60 frames per

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Boxed Co-Founder Chieh Huang’s Keys to Thriving in the Pandemic

In 2013, launching an online store selling household items wholesale would not have seemed like a multimillion-dollar business idea. But that didn’t stop Boxed co-founder Chieh Huang from doing just that. Seven years later, Boxed has earned a reputation as the “Costco for Millennials,” having been valued most recently at around $600 million in 2018.

“I never thought that being a toilet paper salesman would be one of the most popular jobs in the early months of 2020, but here we are,” Huang said during a Real Talk webinar hosted by Inc. on Wednesday. He added that many of the business principles that have led to Boxed’s success hold true today for companies struggling to survive in the Covid-19 era. Here are three of Huang’s tips for thriving in the pandemic.

Spread joy to beat the competition.

Though consumers have plenty of options for where to buy toilet paper, Huang

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Starlink: Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide satellite internet to Texas

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX has agreed to provide internet in a Texas school district via its Starlink network of satellites. 
  • It will provide internet to 45 families in early 2021, and an additional 90 families later on. The families will not pay for the internet access.
  • This is the first time that SpaceX’s Starlink, a space-based internet service, is being offered in southern US.
  • Nearly 900 Starlink satellites are currently in orbit. They are designed to beam high-speed internet around the world, and SpaceX is testing the service in northern US and southern Canada.
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has agreed to provide internet to a rural school district in Texas next year through its Starlink network of satellites.

Starting early 2021, SpaceX will initially supply internet to 45 families who do not have broadband access, and who live in the Pleasant Farms area of south

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Ex-Uber exec accused of stealing company secrets in California lawsuit

  • A former senior Uber exec faces allegations he stole confidential information while serving on the board of a Californian logistics firm, before going on to launch his own freight business.
  • In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in California, Vanguard Logistics Services USA claims Fraser Robinson performed a ‘charade’ as a consultant and advisor while setting up his own firm. 
  • Robinson’s startup Beacon has been backed by tech titans like Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos. 
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A former Uber executive faces allegations in a fresh lawsuit that he stole company secrets from a Californian logistics firm before launching his own startup. 

Earlier in 2020, Fraser Robinson announced he had raised $15 million in Series A funding for his logistics startup Beacon, after being backed by household names like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. Robinson was formerly head of business for EMEA at Uber.

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Why The Internet Should Be a Public Utility

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The internet is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. While some people have access to high-speed fiber-optic cable running to their house or phones ready to connect to 5G, there are also swaths of broadband deserts where people can’t access internet at reliable speeds.

Decades of disinvestment have left communities in what are essentially Sahara, Gobi, and Mojave deserts of internet access where rickety old DSL and other hookups bring unreliable and slow internet to the masses. At least 21 million in the U.S. don’t have access to high-speed internet. Under normal circumstances, that’s a problem, but during a pandemic where everything from schooling to doctor’s appointments are conducted online, it’s a nightmare.

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The free market has done little to close this huge gap—and is in fact the reason it exists in the first place. Absent ISPs suddenly growing a heart or seeing beyond

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Tech & Gadgets 2017 – The New York Times

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Wirecutter staff members spend their time researching and testing products so you can easily pick the best gifts for the most tech-savvy people in your life  — and those who just want a pair of gloves to use with their phone. 

These items were independently chosen by editors of The New York Times and Wirecutter. The Times may earn a commission on purchases through these links

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Rocket Lab launches 10 Earth-observation satellites into orbit

Ten new Earth-observation satellites have made it to orbit.

The satellites lifted off today (Oct. 28) atop a Rocket Lab Electron booster, which launched from the company’s New Zealand pad at 5:21 p.m. EDT (2121 GMT; 10:21 a.m. on Oct. 29 local New Zealand time).

Nine of the 10 payloads are “SuperDoves,” shoebox-sized cubesats built by San Francisco-based imaging company Planet, which operates the world’s largest Earth-observation constellation. More than 350 Planet satellites have reached orbit to date, about 150 of which are currently operational.

Related: Rocket Lab and its Electron booster (photos)

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launches 10 Earth-imaging satellites for Planet and Canon Electronics into orbit from Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand at 5:21 p.m. EDT (2121 GMT) on Oct. 28. It was 10:21 a.m. local time Oct 29 at the launch site.  (Image credit: Rocket Lab)

The vast majority of these

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Quicken, Maker Of America’s Best-Selling Personal Finance Software, Is Bringing Financial Wellness To Major U.S. Universities

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Quicken, maker of America’s best-selling personal finance software, is partnering with universities to offer Simplifi, its award-winning finance app, to alumni.

Named “best budgeting app” by The New York Times’ Wirecutter, Simplifi is the easy, modern way to stay on top of your money. Simplifi provides an elegantly simple interface to help people see all their finances in one place, better manage their spending, maximize savings, keep their bills and subscriptions in check, and get the insights needed to reach their financial goals with confidence. The app is flexible and customizable, offers positive reinforcement, and delivers an ad-free experience.

Leading-edge alumni associations who are proactively seeking to deliver tangible value to their alumni have become early adopters of the program. These forward-looking partners, which collectively claim nearly 2 million alumni across the country, include the alumni associations from the University of

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ServiceNow Projects Robust Sales on Workflow Software Demand

(Bloomberg) — ServiceNow Inc. projected subscription sales in the current quarter that narrowly topped Wall Street estimates, signaling that companies are continuing to invest in upgrading their business workflow software while employees remain stuck at home.

a person using a laptop computer sitting on top of a keyboard: An attendee types on a keyboard during the MarketplaceLIVE Hackathon, sponsored by Digital Realty Trust Inc., in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Digital Realty Trust's clients include domestic and international companies ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

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An attendee types on a keyboard during the MarketplaceLIVE Hackathon, sponsored by Digital Realty Trust Inc., in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Digital Realty Trust’s clients include domestic and international companies ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

Subscription revenue will be $1.15 billion to $1.16 billion in the period ending in December, the Santa Clara, California-based company said Wednesday in a statement. Analysts, on average, estimated $1.13 billion. The company raised its fiscal-year subscription sales forecast to as much as $4.26 billion from about $4.23 billion.


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Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott has pledged to turn

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NDIS website promotes ‘Uber-style’ apps linking participants to support workers

The National Disability Insurance Agency has been questioned over its promotion of “Uber-style” apps that link NDIS participants with support workers.

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“Matching platforms” within the scheme are not new but since the start of the pandemic the agency has begun actively promoting these apps and services to scheme participants and support workers.

The move has angered a union representing support workers, which claims these platforms undercut wages and conditions and aren’t subject to the same oversight as registered NDIS providers.

“We do have members that work for these platform providers and we regularly have issues arising around the inadequacy of their pay, the inadequacy of their training, or the complete absence of training,” said the Australian Services Union NSW/ACT secretary, Natalie Lang.

logo: The National Disability Insurance Agency lists ‘Uber-style’ apps and services on the NDIS website.

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The National Disability Insurance Agency lists ‘Uber-style’ apps and services on the NDIS website.


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