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Elon Musk’s Twitter hit with holocaust denial hate speech lawsuit in Germany

Jan 26, 2023

Twitter owner and self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist“, Elon Musk, is facing a legal challenge in Germany over how the platform handles antisemitic hate speech. The lawsuit, which was filed yesterday in the Berlin regional court by HateAid, a group that campaigns against hate speech, and the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), argues that Musk-owned Twitter is failing to enforce its own rules against antisemitic content, including holocaust denial. Holocaust denial is a crime in ...read more

Microsoft puts game developers front and center in latest Xbox reveal presentation

Jan 26, 2023

Tango Gameworks’ Hi-Fi Rush made a surprise debut during Xbox’s Developer_Direct on Jan. 25. (Xbox Image) Microsoft aired a 44-minute pre-recorded presentation Wednesday to announce several release dates for upcoming games on the Xbox platform, as well as a surprise drop of a brand new game. Xbox teased the broadcast, which it called the Xbox Bethesda Developer_Direct, for several days leading up to its debut. It featured a collaboration between Xbox and its subsidiary Bethesda Softwork ...read more

Ketchup isn't a good thermal paste, but it's better than cheese or toothpaste

Jan 26, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. Editor's take: Hardcore enthusiasts are constantly on the hunt for new techniques and methods to shave a degree or two off their operating temperatures. Most efforts bear little to no fruit, and instead serve as cautionary tales for what not to do. This is one of those examples. A ComputerBase community member recently put several thermal pads and pastes to the test using an old Radeon ...read more

Tech Moves: Microsoft Teams exec lands at Google; LeoStella names CEO; and more

Jan 25, 2023

Kristina Behr. (LinkedIn Photo) — Kristina Behr, a former exec at Microsoft, joined Google as vice president of product management for collaboration and apps at Google Workspace. Behr spent 17 years at Microsoft, most recently as a vice president of product for Microsoft Teams. She started at Microsoft as a global marketing analyst in 2005, and also worked on Bing and Xbox. Behr will report to Johanna Voolich Wright, who runs product management for Google Workspace, and Aparna Pappu ...read more

Dear Sophie: How do I change my L-1B to an H-1B through the lottery?

Jan 25, 2023

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. ...read more

Disney+ advertisers will soon get Hulu’s ad targeting capabilities

Jan 25, 2023

Disney Advertising held its annual Tech and Data Showcase today, revealing plans to roll out some of Hulu’s ad targeting capabilities to Disney+. When Disney+ launched its ad-supported tier last month, advertisers couldn’t target ads to specific audiences. By giving Disney+ advertisers access to Hulu’s ad-targeting tools, they can learn a user’s age, gender, and geo-location, which will likely help advertisers make more effective ads and bring in more revenue for both the ad agenc ...read more

Former Uber engineers raise $26M for DevOps startup DevZero

Jan 25, 2023

DevZero founders Debo Ray (left) and Rob Fletcher. (DevZero Photo) DevZero, a year-old Seattle software development startup led by former Uber engineers, announced $26 million in funding and general availability of its platform that aims to make it easier for developers to write code in the cloud. Okta, Carta, and others are using DevZero’s software, which gives developers building with Kubernetes or serverless architectures a production-like environment on their local devices. DevZero ...read more

Smart appliance buyers aren't keeping their devices connected to the Internet

Jan 25, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In brief: Smart appliances such as Alexa-equipped microwaves and ovens that can livestream their contents have been finding their way into kitchens for years but not everyone is taking full advantage of their connected features. A spokesperson for LG Electronics told The Wall Street Journal that fewer than half of the smart appliances it has sold stay connected to the Internet long-term ...read more

What Microsoft’s numbers say about the state of the tech economy

Jan 25, 2023

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says customers are becoming more cautious in their spending, and trying to get more value out of what they’re spending already. (GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota) Things really began to change in December. That’s when Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform started to lose some of its momentum, experiencing “moderated consumption growth,” in the words of Amy Hood, Microsoft’s chief financial officer, on its earnings call Tuesday afternoon. Microsoft says ...read more

Nintendo warns Switch users of condensation effects

Jan 25, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. PSA: Nintendo Switch owners typically worry about issues like the system's infamous Joy-Con stick drift or perhaps protecting the screen from damage. Concern over condensation has been rare. However, it appears to be a real enough problem for Nintendo support to warn users. Nintendo's Japanese support channel tweeted this week that Switch owners should watch out for condensation and com ...read more