Watch this: Baldur’s Gate 3’s first gameplay demo revealed at PAX East

Highly anticipated: PAX East is in full swing, and despite a few prominent companies like Sony and CD Projekt Red pulling out, there’s still plenty to look forward to. For starters, Baldur’s Gate 3 got its first, lengthy gameplay demo today, played live on stage by Larian Studios’ own Swen Continue Reading

Facebook cancels F8 developer conference over coronavirus scare

What just happened? Facebook has canceled its second appearance at a developer-focused conference in as many weeks due to concerns over COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. The social networking giant on Thursday said it was canceling the in-person component of its upcoming F8 developer conference. The mostly-annual conference Continue Reading

UK to launch specialist cyber force able to target terror groups | Technology

A specialist cyber force of hackers who can target hostile states and terror groups is due to be launched later in the spring, after many months of delays and turf wars between the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ. The Tempemail Cyber Force – containing an estimated 500 specialists – has Continue Reading

Blizzard has some UI tweaks for Diablo IV, including expanded control options for PC

Why it matters: In its first quarterly progress update for Diablo 4, Blizzard said it is expanding control options for the PC version. In addition to adding gamepad support, players will also be able to remap the primary skill trigger to the keyboard. The user interface is getting a lot Continue Reading

‘Neglected’ democracy vulnerable to authoritarian rule in era of disinformation, Labor’s Tim Watts says | Australia news

Labor frontbencher Tim Watts says rebuilding public trust in a free media, civil society and parliaments has become a critical national security imperative, because restoring institutional trust is the most effective antidote to ubiquitous disinformation. Watts, who is shadow assistant minister for communications and cyber security, used a Lowy Institute Continue Reading

Apple loses two veteran executives from manufacturing and iPhone operations

In brief: Two of Apple’s key executives are moving on from the company, and while both departures had been planned in advance, they come at a time when Apple’s supply chain is seriously disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is losing two key people with Continue Reading

Creative Director’s Choice: Dave Damman of the Buntin Group on the ‘Moldy Whopper’ buzz- Tempemail

Creative Director’s Choice gives creative directors a chance to highlight the best work and spotlight campaigns that are making a difference. This week, Dave Damman, executive vice-president, managing director and chief creative officer at the Buntin Group, talks about the success of the ‘Moldy Whopper’ campaign. Dave Damman of the Continue Reading

Plague Inc. has been removed from the Chinese App Store

In context: Disease sim Plague Inc. saw a surge in popularity following the start of China’s recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which wasn’t very surprising. Though the real COVID-19 is a devastating virus (not just in terms of mortality or infection rates), the diseases Plague Inc. lets players spread are Continue Reading