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Behind the Scenes of Xbox Game Pass' Birth - Game Rentals and Publisher Fears

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 November 2021, 22:25

Phil Spencer and the rest of the Xbox crew revealed what the popular Xbox Game Pass subscription was originally supposed to be and mentioned concerns from publishers.

GeForce NOW With FPS Cap; Game Optimization is the Reason

Miriam Moszczynska, 15 November 2021, 14:20

Some GeForce NOW subscribers are clearly unhappy with how the service currently works. In one subscription plan, the company decided to cap the fps limit in games.

YouTube Removes Dislike Counter to Protect Against Hate

Miriam Moszczynska, 11 November 2021, 14:03

YouTube is making changes to how videos are rated. Soon the number of negative video ratings will be visible only to the creators.

Facebook is No More; Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Meta

Miriam Moszczynska, 28 October 2021, 20:40

During today's Facebook Connect presentation, the platform's creator Mark Zuckerberg announced a name change for his social network that clearly references the metaverse.

Samsung Announces New Competitor For GeForce Now

Miriam Moszczynska, 27 October 2021, 13:39

Samsung is going to introduce a cloud gaming feature to its TVs. So far, the company is very tight-lipped when sharing details about the new service.

Twitch Will Test New Features, Including Rewinding Streams

Miriam Moszczynska, 21 October 2021, 12:39

Twitch will soon begin testing three new features, including stream rewinding. The new features will arrive in November, be available to some viewers for a month, and then disappear.

Facebook Plans to Rebrand

Arkadiusz Strzala, 20 October 2021, 14:23

Unconfirmed information has surfaced that Facebook is looking to rebrand. If true, we should know more details soon. It may have something to do with planned expansion into a metaverse.

Human Error Crashed OVH; Many Websites Went Down

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 13 October 2021, 12:58

OVH's servers suffered a major outage this morning, causing many websites to stop working. The problem reportedly occurred during routine hardware maintenance.

Type in The Witcher or Skyrim, and AI Turns the Text Into „Work of Art”

Miriam Moszczynska, 08 October 2021, 15:55

A trend has emerged on the Internet, which consists in generating images based on typed phrase. The NightCafe website is used for this purpose, its operation being based on artificial intelligence.

'Google' is the Most Popular Search Term on Bing

Arkadiusz Strzala, 01 October 2021, 15:13

Freshly installed Windows, Bing website opened in Edge. What's the first thing you're typing? Mostly just 'Google'. It's still the undisputed king of search engines.

Discord and YouTube in One as Watch Together

Arkadiusz Strzala, 23 September 2021, 15:16

In response to YouTube's actions on music bots, Discord is working on direct integration with the service. Testing of a feature called Watch Together has already begun on some servers.

YouTube With Improved Search Engine; Google Tests New Features

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 August 2021, 19:42

Google is preparing new features for YouTube. The popular service will receive various search engine improvements, such as chapter display and automatic video translation.

30 Years Ago the First Website was Launched

Arkadiusz Strzala, 06 August 2021, 21:22

Exactly 30 years ago, on August 6, 1991, Sir Tim Berners-Lee launched the first website. The technologies that were used then - HTML and WorldWideWeb - are still with us today.

Netflix Will Offer Game Streaming Starting Next Year

Iltutmis, 15 July 2021, 12:26

Netflix is currently the most popular streaming platform in the world. It will probably expand to video game streaming starting next year. For this purpose, it has hired a former employee of EA and Oculus.

Game Pass Could be Even Cheaper; Service Confirmed on Smart TV

Hubert Sledziewski, 10 June 2021, 20:22

Three days before its joint conference with Bethesda, Microsoft announced the expansion of its Xbox Game Pass service to TVs and dedicated streaming devices, as well as further development of its game library. New, possibly cheaper subscription variants are also being prepared.

Netflix Promises Not to Crack Down on People Sharing Accounts

Hubert Sledziewski, 21 April 2021, 20:31

Netflix recently tightened up the login verification system for its streaming platform, but the company promises that any changes will be made through a gentle process and without cracking down on users.

Discord Will Not be Acquired by Microsoft

Eklerek, 21 April 2021, 14:07

Discord has broken off talks with Microsoft over a possible takeover by the Redmond giant for up to $12 billion. What's next for gamers' favorite instant messenger?

Google Earth Just Received a Massive Update, Timelapse Option Available

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2021, 21:24

Google Earth just got a big update, and with it the Timelapse feature. This enables us to see how the place of our choice on Earth has changed over the past 37 years.

Internet is in Trouble, OVH's Data Center Burned Down

Hubert Sledziewski, 10 March 2021, 14:45

Today morning in Europe, a fire broke out at the Strasbourg branch of OVH, which hosts 140,000 servers, as a result of which the entire SBG2 data centre and part of SBG1 burned down. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

Bringing Dead to Life in Photos With Deep Nostalgia Becomes Hot a Topic

Evil96, 01 March 2021, 13:08

MyHeritage has launched Deep Nostalgia, an intriguing service that uses artificial intelligence to bring to life a photo of people or even entire figure, turning them into animations using special algorithms.

YouTube's Clip Creation Feature Undergoes Testing

Milosz Szubert, 29 January 2021, 18:08

A feature enabling you to create clips from streams and published videos on YouTube is coming. It is currently being tested on a strictly limited number of channels.

Sony Shuts Down Official Website of Killzone

Paul Musiolik, 10 January 2021, 20:34

The official website of Killzone went down permanently. Players have lost access to their stats from Killzone: Mercenary and Killzone: Shadow Fall, as well as the option to create clans in the latter.

End of Flash; Microsoft Automatically Removes Plug-in From Windows

Paul Musiolik, 02 January 2021, 16:43

The end of 2020 brought us the death of the popular Flash technology. The shutdown, announced back in 2017 has become a fact. What next with many archival projects?

Microsoft Acquires Popular Esports Platform

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 December 2020, 22:30

After the acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethesda, Microsoft's shopping continues. This time the company acquired the smash.gg platform, which has been used for years by thousands of esports competition organisers, including in Nintendo's fighting games.

YouTube Will Display Ads in All Videos

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 13:44

YouTube has made changes to the terms and conditions of the platform, as a result of which ads will be displayed in all videos, regardless of the choice of the content creator and participation, or lack of thereof, in the YouTube Partner program.

Xbox and Call of Duty Consume Tons of Network Resources in the UK

Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 21:58

On the day the Xbox Series X/S made its debut, the UK recorded record data consumption. This result, however, was influenced by many more factors, including the updates for Call of Duty games and the pre-load of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War.

Netflix Like Classic TV as Direct Service Begins Testing

Bart Woldanski, 09 November 2020, 16:16

Netflix unexpectedly started testing the Direct service, which is reminiscent of a traditional TV channel. For now it operates in one country.

Ubisoft+ With New Features Will Replace Uplay+

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 October 2020, 21:13

Ubisoft has announced the end of Uplay+. The existing subscription will be replaced by Ubisoft+, which will offer support for new features like cross-platform play and Google Stadia and Amazon Luna services.

Facebook Reveals Its Own Free Cloud Gaming

Paul Wozniak, 26 October 2020, 20:37

Facebook Gaming now offers a cloud game streaming service. For now, it will offer free productions and there will be no dedicated subscription. Facebook announced that it does not intend to compete with services such as GeForce Now and Google Stadia.

Uplay and Ubisoft Rewards to be Replaced by New Service

Paul Musiolik, 22 October 2020, 12:15

Ubisoft Connect will replace Uplay and the Ubisoft Club loyalty program. The new platform will provide support for cross-play and cross-save options in upcoming games.

Amazon Announces Luna, Its Own „Netflix for Gamers”

Bartlomiej Sagan, 25 September 2020, 12:25

Amazon announced Luna, a video game streaming service to compete with similar services from Google, Nvidia or Microsoft. The official controller and list of launch titles were also revealed.

Google Gives Up on Another Service

Agnes Adamus, 07 August 2020, 22:29

Google Play Music will close soon. The service will be phased out gradually and will end between October and the end of the year. At the same time, Google encourages subscribers to move their collections to YouTube Music.

Discord Breaks With the Image of Being a Paltform for Gamers

Arkadiusz Strzala, 01 July 2020, 14:54

Discord has so far been associated mainly with conversations of players during online games. Now this is to change. The program will be profiled more towards a universal communicator for the community.

Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Mixer

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 June 2020, 21:57

Microsoft ceases further development of the streaming platform Mixer. Users of the service will have to move to Facebook, although not all recognizable streamers can take advantage of this offer.

PS Now Becoming Increasingly Popular

Christian Pieniazek, 19 May 2020, 19:27

PlayStation Now, Sony's video game streaming service, is becoming increasingly popular. The Japanese reported that the number of its users has doubled since October 2019.

YouTube Changes Default Video Quality in Europe

Paul Wozniak, 20 March 2020, 22:14

Like Netflix, YouTube has also decided to take action to reduce data consumption in the current period in Europe. However, the method used by Google will not be so intrusive - only the default video quality will be changed.

99.9% of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Were Not Properly Secured

Laty, 10 March 2020, 12:26

Microsoft engineers warn against hackers who hack into accounts without multi-step authentication enabled. 1.2 million accounts were attacked un January alone.

DuckDuckGo Provides a Great List of Websites That Track Us on the Web

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 March 2020, 15:16

DuckDuckGo has released Tracker Radar - a huge database of websites that track Internet users. The company hopes that this will increase the privacy of web browser users. In addition, it was revealed which companies most often collect information about our online activities.

LoL Official Forum Will be Closed

Paul Wozniak, 02 March 2020, 15:33

Riot Games has announced that the official forum of League of Legends will close on March 16, this year. The community has launched an action to backup all threads and files.

Over Million Players Have Used GeForce Now

Bart Woldanski, 21 February 2020, 21:06

Nvidia announced on its blog that GeForce Now game streaming service is very popular. We've learned that over a million players have used it so far.

Facebook Lite Gets Dark Mode

Peter Doron, 17 February 2020, 13:39

Facebook implements Dark Mode in subsequent applications. After Messenger and Instagram it was time for Facebook Lite. Seems like dark mode in the base Facebook mobile app is a matter of time.

Changes in GeForce Now; There Will be a Paid Subscription [Updated]

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2020, 19:06

It appears that Nvidia is planning to make changes to GeForce Now. The company intends to introduce a paid subscription, which will offer additional options - including ray tracing in games. Free accounts will be subject to greater restrictions than during ongoing beta-tests.

EA: Streaming Will Bring in Another Billion Players to Gaming

Michael Kulakowski, 26 November 2019, 23:54

One of the heads of Electronic Arts made it clear that in the coming years the company will invest heavily in cloud computing and video game streaming. The company believes that in this way it will be able to reach one billion new players around the world.

YouTube Will be Able to Close Accounts That Bring no Profits

Laty, 12 November 2019, 20:22

The new terms of use of YouTube raise concerns of a large group of creators, as channels that are not „commercially viable” for advertisers may be closed.

PS Now has 1 Million Subscribers, Sony Boasts

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 October 2019, 21:45

Sony has boasted the current number of PlayStation Now subscribers. The game streaming service of the Japanese company is already used by one million people.

Riot Games May Create a Social Networking Website With Mods

Paul Wozniak, 16 October 2019, 15:39

Riot Forge trademarks registered by Riot Games indicate that the studio works on a social networking website that would brings together people playing games from the developer. Most likely, you will also be able to create and share mods.

Nintendo Sues Another ROM Website; Millions of Dollars are at Stake

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 September 2019, 15:33

Nintendo has filed another lawsuit in connection with illegal sharing of games on the Internet. This time it was the RomUniverse website, from which the publisher demands substantial compensation.

Google Play Store Will Also Have its Own Subscription

Barth Faryna, 10 September 2019, 12:38

There is much to suggest that Google Play will follow the example of other platforms and will also introduce a subscription. The service will be called Google Play Pass and will be competing with Apple Arcade.

Google Stadia - Price, Release date and Launch Titles [Updated]

Christian Pieniazek, 07 June 2019, 11:50

Stadia, i.e. the streaming platform from Google, will debut later this year. Thanks to a leak, we already know how much we will have to pay for the opportunity to check it, and we the first titles that will be released on the new platform.

Google Maps and Google Search Soon With Incognito Mode

Milosz Szubert, 08 May 2019, 13:02

During the I/O 2019 conference, Google announced the extension of incognito mode to other applications, which will allow more private use. This feature will soon appear in Google Maps and Google search engine.