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Microsoft says it's still working on that Halo TV series

Speculation around a TV spin-off for Halo, one of the most iconic gaming franchises of our time, has been swirling , but we've not heard much about the project lately. Now Microsoft has told that a show is indeed still in the works."Progress on the Halo television series continues," says a Microsoft spokesperson. "We want to ensure...

Pokémon Go Fest, Niantic’s big legendary Pokémon event, is a bust

Pokémon Go Fest, Niantic’s hyped milestone event that promised legendary Pokémon to players both inside Chicago and around the world, is a bust. Due to myriad technical issues including both connectivity and server-side issues, players will be leaving Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois empty handed. Niantic has already stated that it will provide some 15 to 20,000 event-goers a full...

More truly awful movies you shouldn't be streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime

It’s finally happened. Amazon and Netflix’s algorithms have caught up with my bad movie watching and now they are delivering dross to me on a daily basis. When I first started writing Not On My Watch, I had to dive deep into both services to unearth the terrors within. I saw myself as as one of those mystical...

ARKit Roundup: Turn-by-Turn Directions, Precise Room Measurements, and Pac-Man

Since the announcement of Apple's new augmented reality developer platform at WWDC in June, developers have been sharing interesting new AR experiences on iOS devices, including practical applications like measuring tape apps and basic character model demos. Today, we've rounded up the newest examples of how ARKit could work in real-world scenarios, starting off with a maps addition...

Apple Has Spent Record $2.2 Million Lobbying Trump Administration Over Past Three Months

Apple spent an all-time high $2.2 million lobbying Donald Trump's federal government between April 1 and June 30, 2017, according to a disclosure form filed by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Image: Drew Angerer—Getty Images That amount is by far the most Apple has ever spent on lobbying in a single quarter, eclipsing the...

Apple Appoints Deirdre O'Brien to New 'Vice President of People' Role

Apple today announced that it is promoting Deirdre O'Brien to a new head HR role, "vice president of People." O'Brien, who previously served as vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been at Apple for nearly 30 years. According to the news release, O'Brien will lead all HR functions, like talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation, and business support,...

Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

Aditya Agarwal, who came in to Dropbox from its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company. He announced his departure in a post on Facebook. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months and was previously the VP of engineering....

Verizon Throttling Netflix Traffic as Part of Temporary Video Optimization Test

Some Verizon Wireless users this week began noticing throttled streaming speeds when watching content from streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, and Verizon today confirmed to Ars Technica that it has indeed been throttling speeds as "part of a temporary test" of a "new video optimization system.""We've been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize...

Apple Stores Getting All-New 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' Positions

MacRumors has learned that Apple is introducing two all-new Apple Store positions named Lead and Schedule Planner. Apple today informed existing retail employees that applications open Monday, July 24, although it appears that select stores started interviewing candidates as early as a few weeks ago. Apple says the Lead position will give team members the chance to learn the...