Mac computer sales as a percentage of Apple’s revenue since 2000*Photo: Statista/IBT
Confirming earlier reports, Apple officially announced a third product launch event for this fall, after holding separate events for new iPads and Apple Watches in September and the latest iPhones in October. The upcoming event headlined ‘One More Thing’ in reference to Steve Jobs’ famous practice of saving best for last, will be held virtually on November 10 and is all but certain to be about new MacBooks using Apple’s own chips as opposed to Intel processors, which Apple has been using since 2006.
In the recently ended fiscal year 2020, the company was formerly known as Apple Computer generated $28.6 billion in revenue selling what it was originally named after computers. And while that makes Apple’s Mac business of 2020 more than four times as large as it was at the turn of the century, selling
The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S is so close to launch. If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to snag a preorder, you probably know the lineup by heart. But while the games that launch alongside a console are key, if you’re weighing whether or when to buy a console, titles in the pipeline are often more important.
So, other than Microsoft’s excellent Game Pass service, what reasons do you have to buy either an Xbox Series S or X? Here are five.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
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With Halo Infinite being delayed until 2021, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now the Xbox Series X’s biggest launch title. True, you’ll be able to play it on Xbox One, PS4 and PS5, but that won’t
Video game stocks are at the forefront of the stay-at-home surge.
Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard was the first to gauge the trend’s third-quarter strength when it reported earnings Thursday after the bell. The company’s shares fell nearly 6% in after-hours trading as investors took issue with a decline in monthly active users despite a top- and bottom-line beat.
One trader was expecting solid results from Activision.
“I like the setup for Activision going into earnings,” Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer at Laffer Tengler Investments, told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday ahead of the report.
She noted that Activision was down about 1.6% heading into the report versus the Nasdaq Composite’s nearly 2% gain.
“I think the company benefits from digital gaming consoles, it is going to improve already robust margins of 77.5%, I believe, and the company has done a great job of beating on revenues 17 out
BANGKOK, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thai Oil Public Company Limited, Thailand’s largest oil refinery and supplier of petroleum products, has partnered with Plug and Play Tech Center, a global innovation platform based in Silicon Valley, to help drive business growth opportunities and accelerate their ambition to lead Thailand’s energy sector to a smart manufacturing and sustainable future.
Thaioil’s venture capital arm “TOP Ventures” reflects the company’s commitment to its vision to Empower Human Life through Sustainable Energy and Chemicals as it seeks to invest and build partnership with
Microsoft accounts will be required to all “Minecraft” players starting next year
Microsoft, through Xbox Game Studios, purchased “Minecraft” developer Mojang Studios in 2014
Features offered with Microsoft accounts include two-factor authentication and improved parental controls
“Minecraft” players without Microsoft accounts will no longer be able to play the game next year.
Since it was launched in 2011, “Minecraft” has had two separately developed versions. The original “Minecraft: Java Edition” used Mojang accounts for developer Mojang Studios while “Minecraft: Bedrock Edition” used Microsoft accounts for the console and Windows store version.
When the change announced on the official “Minecraft” blog is implemented, the accounts will be the same but cross-play between the two versions will not be allowed. It is a move that some expected to happen years ago since Mojang Studios was acquired by Microsoft through Xbox Game Studios back in 2014.
Minecraft players have been able to play without a Microsoft account for the past six years that the company has owned the game, but that will change in 2021, the official Minecraft blog announced yesterday. Players who own the original version of the game and do not switch to a Microsoft account will be unable to play.
The gamehasexisted in two separately developed versions since its 2011 launch on consoles. Previously, the original Minecraft: Java Edition used Mojang accounts, while Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, the name for the console and Windows store version of the game, used Microsoft accounts. After this change, the accounts will be the same, but there’s still no crossplay: you still won’t be able to play with friends using the other version of the game.
More than 400k people witnessed a congresswoman go on a virtual murder spree… and all it did was increase her popularity.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had almost a half a million people watching her try the game Among Us for the first time on Tuesday night.
Despite being a complete n00b at the game, she is now in the top five Twitch stream concurrent viewers of all time, a list packed with pro-gamers; (for comparison, the list is topped by a 2018 Fortnite session which included Drake, Travis Scott and Ninja).
Join me, @pokimanelol, @hasanthehun, & more on Twitch TONIGHT as we help folks make a voting plan at https://t.co/TskRLfhCt3 and officially declare orange sus on Among Us 🍊
Tune in 9pm tonight at https://t.co/nZap5fuerN https://t.co/HeKMeDDjXf
Out Purple, an LGBTQ+ event hosted by drag queen DJ Misty Mountains will be held this Saturday, October 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM & following the show from 9:00 – 10:00 PM.
Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, currently showing the rock-musical drama and Academy Award winner for Original Song Score, Purple Rain, has announced special upcoming programming at the theatrical drive-in experience this Saturday, October 24 and Halloween weekend, Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 31.
Out Purple, an LGBTQ+ event hosted by drag queen DJ, the hilarious and multi-talented Misty Mountains, will be held both before and after Radial Park’s Purple Rain, this Saturday, October 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM and following the show from 9:00 – 10:00 PM. Purple dress is encouraged.
The Radial Park at Halletts Point Play Halloween Drive-In Experience will be held Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 31. For one weekend
Apple hasn’t allowed game streaming apps like Stadia on iOS devices
This is because of its strict App Store policies regarding game streaming
Apple is taking down an app that provided a workaround to streaming Stadia games on iPhones
Apple has told the developer behind the Stadium app that it will be removing the app from the App Store. This comes as the latest blow to mobile gamers who have been looking for ways to enjoy the video games they could not access via the App Store or Apple Arcade.
Zachary Knox, creator of the Stadium app that allowed users to play Stadia games on their iPhones, said the Cupertino tech giant reached out to him and informed him that it is taking down the app.
For those who don’t know, the Stadium app offers iPhone users a workaround so they can enjoy Stadia games directly on their
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to play Among Us on Twitch to help get people to vote—currently, her plan is to stream tonight, October 20, though no specific time has been announced. The New York Representative hasn’t played Among Us before either, but streamers are already champing at the bit to get her on their stream. After her initial tweet, she sent out a follow-up asking for recommendations on who to play with.
Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun)
The call for fellow players and streamers was met with several eager and high-profile volunteers, including Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, streamer and political commentator Hasan Piker, streamer Pokimane, and more. Ocasio-Cortez expressed an interest in using the live stream to encourage more