‘Fortnite’ will add more audio cues to help you hunt rivals

Epic also acknowledged that the audio system itself doesn’t always help you out. Some sounds either don’t play or are “lost in the mix,” the company said. It wants to pinpoint those moments and fix them so that you’re never caught off-guard. There’s no guarantee that you’ll see all these changes during Season 6, or … Continue reading ‘Fortnite’ will add more audio cues to help you hunt rivals

Mithril Capital Management, cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel, is leaving the Bay Area

From its glass-lined offices in San Francisco’s leafy Presidio national park, six-year-old Mithril Capital Management has happily flown under the radar. Now it’s leaving altogether and relocating its team to Austin, a spot that, among others the firm had considered, has “enough critical mass of a technical culture, an artisanal culture, an artistic culture, and … Continue reading Mithril Capital Management, cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel, is leaving the Bay Area

Streaming accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue in the US

The numbers also show that more people continue to join paid subscription services, with subscription rates growing by about one million per month. But while streaming revenue is still on an upward trend, the news isn’t so good for digital downloads and CD sales. Digital downloads have only made up 12 percent of overall revenue … Continue reading Streaming accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue in the US

Model 3 Crash Tests Hammer Home Tesla’s Safety Excellence

Smash! Bang! Success! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the arm of the Department of Transportation charged with reducing the number of Americans killed on the road, yesterday released the results of the crash test for the Tesla Model 3: five stars in every category. The perfect score is a welcome ray of sunshine during … Continue reading Model 3 Crash Tests Hammer Home Tesla’s Safety Excellence

Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect Polestar debuted its first production EV and previewed its electric car line in New York with the CEO squarely taking aim at Tesla. The Volvo subsidiary pulled … Continue reading Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla

FCC’s Ajit Pai labels California net neutrality law ‘illegal’

Suggesting that the FCC would pull federal rank over state’s rights, he reminded his well-heeled audience: “In fact, just last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reaffirmed the well-established law that state regulation of information services is preempted by federal law. Last December, the FCC made clear that broadband is just … Continue reading FCC’s Ajit Pai labels California net neutrality law ‘illegal’