ProtonMail could reroute connections through Google to circumvent censorship

Proton Technologies, the company behind encrypted email provider ProtonMail, has announced plans to circumvent censorship by routing connections to its servers through third-party infrastructure, which may include Google — a company that ProtonMail has long been critical of over its privacy practices.

Apple recommends mobile games for players stuck at home

As many people are sheltering in place, Apple has made some of its popular mobile games available at no cost. These titles are normally paid in some form, on Apple Arcade in the form of subscriptions or on the AppStore as paid titles.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons online guide: How visiting islands works

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now, and it’s a delightful and engaging return for the series. But while Nintendo is great at designing charming and serene games, it still often struggles with online features. Is the same true for the new Animal Crossing? Thankfully, no. The online multiplayer in New Horizons works about as expected with only a few headaches.

How Ninja Theory created Bleeding Edge’s unique four-on-four combat sounds

In a lot of games, sound design is often considered secondary to graphics, story, cinematics, and character design. But with Ninja Theory’s Bleeding Edge four-on-four team brawler game, it’s takes on a greater importance.

Driving customer engagement with personalized financial experiences (VB Live)

Presented by Envestnet | YodleePersonalized insights and superior customer experiences are now the norm in the financial services industry. How do you compete? For key findings from the most recent Forrester report on customer advocacy in the financial services sector, register now for this VB Live event!

How coronavirus is boosting booze, weed, and other vice industries

While many businesses are struggling to survive the crippling impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, others are seeing a surge in demand. The increased traffic spans bicycle stores, video-based social networking, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, “vice industries.” With social-distancing and self-isolation widely acknowledged as the best ways to counter the spread of COVID-19, demand for goods such as cannabis, alcohol, and even sex tech products are on the upswing.

Coronavirus fears halt autonomous vehicle testing for Uber, Cruise, Aurora, Argo AI, Waymo, and...

Following Waymo’s announcement that it would limit its ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona and autonomous car testing on public California roads in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several competitors adopted similar measures this week. Uber, GM’s Cruise, Aurora, Argo AI, and Pony.ai are among the companies that have suspended driverless vehicle programs in the hopes of limiting contact between drivers and riders.

How automation helps Saas firms manage uncertainty (VB Live)

Presented by Sage IntaactAutomation is key to understanding the financial position of a SaaS company. It speeds up quote-to-cash and close cycles, frees up cash, improves forecasting, and more. Learn more about harnessing the power of automation for forecasting in this VB Live event.

Valve president Gabe Newell: ‘We’re way closer to The Matrix than people realize’

Think we’re far off from The Matrix? Gabe Newell says you should think again.In a rare interview with IGN ahead of next week’s release of Half-Life: Alyx, Newell reasoned that more advanced forms of VR might not be too far out. “We’re way closer to The Matrix than people realize,” he stated. “It’s not going to be ‘The Matrix’, The Matrix is a movie and it misses all the interesting technical subtleties and just how weird the post-brain-computer interface world is going to be. But it’s going to have a huge impact on the kinds of experiences that we can create for people.”

The RetroBeat: My 5 favorite PlayStation 2 games

PlayStation 2 debuted in Japan on March 4, 2000. That means that the classic console is now 20 years old.

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