DirecTV Prices Going Up in January

DirecTV is raising its streaming and satellite TV packages starting in January.

Android Games Coming to Windows in 2022

Google is bringing a native Android gaming experience to Windows in 2022, straight from the Google Play Games app.

Microsoft Making it Easier to Change Windows 11 Default Browser

Microsoft appears to be listening to feedback and criticism, making it easier to change the default web browser in Windows 11.

Patreon Building Video Product to Help Creators Break Free of YouTube

Patreon is working on a video platform to help creators break free of their reliance on YouTube, a move that could have a major impact on the market.

Microsoft Backtracks, Makes .Net 6 Hot Reload Will Be Multi-Platform

Microsoft has backtracked on a controversial decision that upset its own employees and the open source community.

Facebook May Change Its Name

Facebook is considering the possibility of changing its name, both to better reflect its future ambitions and distance itself from existing scrutiny.

NASA: Blue Origin ‘Gambled’ On Its Proposal and Lost

More details are emerging about Blue Origin’s losing bid for NASA’s lunar lander, and it appears the company made a risky gamble that backfired.

Unsupported Windows 11 PCs May Not Receive Security Updates

Microsoft may not provide security updates to Windows 11 running on unsupported PCs, in a move sure to draw criticism.

Waymo Now Providing Autonomous Rides in San Francisco — With a Catch

Waymo is expanding its autonomous testing in San Francisco, accepting passengers, provided they’re willing to meet the terms.

Microsoft Is Going Back to the ‘90s, Using Windows to Push Its Web Browser

Microsoft is under fire for (once again) abusing its Windows platform to push its own web browser, reminiscent of its actions in the mid-90s.

Microsoft Doubling Down on ‘Consumer Experience’ With Uber Exec Hire

Microsoft has hired former Uber exec Manik Gupta to help it build “world-class consumer experiences across all of Microsoft.”

Dish’s 5G Network Will Be Available in Beta End of September

Dish Network has announced its upcoming 5G network will be available in beta at the end of September.

Apple Employees Quitting Over Remote Work Policy

Apple is facing more pushback from employees who are threatening to quit over the company’s remote work policy.

Microsoft Patching ‘PrintNightmare’ Vulnerability

Microsoft is patching the PrintNightmare vulnerability, following a botched disclosure of the zero-day exploit.

SpaceX in Talks With Airlines to Provide In-Flight Starlink Internet

SpaceX is in talks with “several of the airlines” to provide in-flight WiFi using the company’s Starlink satellite internet service.

Apple Employees Pen Letter Objecting to Return-to-Office Policy

Apple is already experiencing pushback on its announced return-to-office plans, with employees writing a letter objecting and citing demands.

Apple Wants Employees In-Office Part-Time in September

Apple CEO Tim Cook has emailed employees, telling them to expect a return to the office in early September.

Spotify Raising Prices for Some Users

On the heals of its announcement about podcast subscriptions, Spotify is notifying some users they will have to pay more.

Slack Tweaks Connect DM to Prevent Harassment

Just hours after rolling out its new Contact DM feature, Slack has made a significant change to it in order to prevent harassment.

Slack Rolls Out Direct Messages to Anyone

Starting today, Slack is enabling Connect DM, allowing users to send direct messages to anyone, not just those in their channels.