08: Microsoft is Growing - Redmond Review | Snooping Around | Movies at Home and at Theater | Xbox Series X | Garmin Down | 4:00 Top News in 5 Minutes | 10:35 [Technology Insider] | 23:38 [Gamer Time] | 37:30 [Gadgets and Gear] | 8/2-8/8 2020
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Technology news of the week for Aug 2nd - Aug 8th 2020.
“Welcome to TechTime Radio with Nathan Mumm, the show that gives you the "Hummmm"
Top News in 5 Minutes: Starts at 4:00
1) Movies at Home and at Theater - Right now, it’s not a smart move to visit a theater, what with the whole deadly pandemic that’s easily spread in dark rooms with air conditioning. That’s why Orion is releasing Bill & Ted Face the Music both in cinemas (for the brave) and on-demand at the same time. On September 1st, the film will hit any willing theater, as well as pay-per-view. Party on (at home), dude.
2) Garmin down: cyber-attack confirmed and recovery outlined - Garmin has confirmed that the outage it has been suffering since July 23 was due to a cyber attack, and that it will be resuming normal functionality soon.
Segment 1: Starts at 10:35 [Technology Insider] - Microsoft New Tools to enable more security and usability in our (WFH) Work From Home environment.
Microsoft's data loss prevention tools may begin snooping around your PC -Even if you're working from home, you're still being supervised.
Microsoft's latest Windows beta connects with Eye Contact
Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Insider build enhances the often passed-over Surface app, adding a new capability: a way to use AI so that your eyes appear to meet the gaze of those you’re speaking to on video chats.
Segment Two: Starts at 23:38 [Gamer Time] Xbox Gaming is blowing up - Microsoft has subscription religion, and the Xbox Game Pass is the latest example of that.
Recent earnings call Microsoft reported that net income fell by 15 percent to $11.2 billion. However, second-quarter revenue jumped 13 percent from a year ago, to $38 billion. This was helped in part by a 14-percent increase in revenue for the MPC group, to $12.9 billion. (Gaming)
Microsoft's Xbox Series X reveals: Halo: Infinite, Fable, Psychonauts 2, Obsidian's next RPG, and more - Teeing up for next-generation of counsel wars with Sony.
Segment Three: Starts at 37:30 [Gadgets and Gear] Game Controller and Sony Portable AC unit
Take mobile gaming to the next level with the device that turns your mobile phone in to a gaming controller on sale for under $50.00 bucks.
The Reon Pocket is a fairly slim palm-sized white plastic device that charges over USB-C and connects to your iOS or Android phone with Bluetooth. It definitely looks like a Sony gadget.
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