Spotify aims to turn podcast fans into podcast creators with ‘Create podcast’ test – gpgmail

Spotify is testing a new ‘Create podcast’ feature that shows up atop a user’s list of their subscribed podcasts in the app interface, as first uncovered by Jane Manchung Wong (@wongmjane) (via Engadget). The button then provides a takeover promotion directing users to download Anchor, the podcast creation app that Spotify acquired in February. This is […]

Microsoft will let some Windows 7 customers get free security updates for an extra year – gpgmail

In four months time, Windows 7 will reach end-of-life and will no longer receive security updates. That’s going to be a problem for some enterprises which still run the decade-old operating system. Starting January 14, 2020, Windows 7 computers will stop receiving security patches, leaving enterprises vulnerable to malware. According to latest data, some 37% […]

Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser is now in beta – gpgmail

Microsoft today launched the first beta builds of its new Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows and Mac. The new beta channel, which will see a new update roughly every six weeks, will join the existing dev and canary channels, which will continue to see daily and weekly updates, respectively. Over the course of the last […]

Minecraft to get big lighting, shadow and color upgrades through Nvidia ray tracing – gpgmail

Minecraft is getting a free update that brings much-improved lighting and color to the game’s blocky graphics using real-time ray tracing running on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics hardware. The new look is a dramatic change in the atmospherics of the game, and manages to be eerily realistic while retaining Minecraft’s pixelated charm. The ray tracing […]

The ClockworkPi GameShell is a super fun DIY spin on portable gaming – gpgmail

Portable consoles are hardly new, and thanks to the Switch, they’re basically the most popular gaming devices in the world. But ClockworkPi’s GameShell is something totally unique, and entirely refreshing when it comes to gaming on the go. This clever DIY console kit provides everything you need to assemble your own pocket gaming machine at […]

GitHub gets a CI/CD service – gpgmail

Microsoft’s GitHub today launched the beta of a new version of GitHub Actions with full continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) capabilities built right into the service. General availability is planned for November 13. The company also today announced that it now has more than 40 million developers on its platform. Ten months ago, GitHub launched […]

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other – gpgmail

Earbuds, a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music streaming market by combining it with social networking so that audiences can listen to the […]