Intel closes its Optane memory business

Intel intends to shut down its Optane memory business, thereby incurring a $ 559 million inventory write-off.

Optane is a type of storage system designed to increase the performance of SATA hard drives (HDDs) and slower SSDs by combining storage and RAM.

Gmail will almost certainly make sure you send emails to the right person

Google has announced that it will start using “new machine learning models” to get better Gmail search suggestions.

The tech giant claims that searching for a thread, file, or contact information in Gmail’s search box will now yield more contextual results with intent matching with names and contact information. Users may notice that results will now be rearranged to better match searches to people.

Amazon Prime is giving away Starcraft: Remastered this month

Amazon Prime subscribers can opt for the iconic RTS this month as Prime Gaming’s latest offering has been revealed.

After giving members their 30 free games subscription on Prime Day, Amazon is now giving them StarCraft: Remastered. Announced in blog post (opens in a new tab)Prime subscribers will be able to pick up a new version of Blizzard’s classic space RTS from August 1.

Microsoft 365 users have a new reason to choose Edge over Google Chrome

Microsoft is preparing an update for its Web browser An Edge to help develop new synergies in your product suite.

As New (opens in a new tab) entries (opens in a new tab) in Microsoft 365 product roadmap, users performance they will soon be able to access both their Outlook e-mail Inbox and Office documents via dedicated sidebar in Edge.

YouTube is taking a shortcut to compete with TikTok

Content creation platforms around the world can’t resist TikTok’s short video style, and now YouTube is doubling its efforts to compete with the social media giant by implementing a new TikTok-style authoring tool.

As part of his the latest application update (opens in a new tab) on iOS and Android devices, YouTube has launched a feature that allows creators to instantly convert up to 60 seconds of previously uploaded long videos into short videos.

Nintendo is referencing the Xenoblade Chronicles 4 – but we’re not convinced

A recent interview with Monolith Soft suggests that more Xenoblade Chronicles games will happen – but will they really be?

Up to this point, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has largely been seen as the end of the trilogy. Director Tetsuya Takahashi had previously stated (opens in a new tab) that the game was supposed to combine the worlds of the first two games into a completely new story. Which seems like a fantastic way to end the trilogy.

Microsoft servers are taken over to increase the number of proxies

Hackers installed malware on Microsoft SQL servers (opens in a new tab) in order to monetize the endpoint bandwidth.

Ahnlab’s results revealed a special type of malware called proxyware that turns a host device into a proxy server (opens in a new tab) a server that remote users can use for a variety of purposes, from testing to distributing content.

Three overlooked PlayStation exclusive games will arrive on Xbox and Game Pass

Three overlooked PlayStation indie games are hitting Xbox and Game Pass in the next few months.

Solar Ash, The Pathless, and Maquette have been released as exclusive consoles for PS5, PS4, and PC over the past few years. And soon Xbox players will be able to get them. This week An interactive presentation of Annapurna (opens in a new tab)It has been revealed that three titles will appear on the Xbox Series X | S, allowing owners of Microsoft’s console to play indie games for the first time.

Google Play Store blocks interstitial ads, VPN hijacking

Google announced a new Play Store policy for Android developers to crack down on interstitial ads, VPNs, and bogus apps disguised as genuine software.

Beginning September 30, 2022, the Play Store will require developers to stop showing “full-screen, fullscreen ads”, such as those displayed while playing a game or while loading an application. Additionally, interstitial ads that cannot be closed after 15 seconds will be banned.

Apple, Google made it clear after crypto scams hit app stores

US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to Apple CEOs demanding that companies explain how they review and approve mobile applications for trading and storing cryptocurrencies.

The letter comes days after the FBI warned retail investors that their peers lost over $ 42 million in crypto fraud in less than a year.