Record year for Call of Duty games: 200 million players worldwide | NOW

Shooting game series Call of Duty has a record year. The series brought in parent company Activision Blizzard $ 3 billion (2.5 billion euros), 80 percent more than in 2019, Activision reports Friday. The amount of copies sold is up 40 percent, the company said. Activision launched a mobile variant of the hit shooting game […]

Microsoft will not share Office 365 productivity score with employers after all | NOW

Microsoft removes individual productivity scores in Microsoft 365 after criticism. The function allowed employers to gain insight per employee into the use of Outlook e-mail service, Teams conference service and Office products, such as Word and Excel. The measurements show employers how their workforce is using Microsoft 365 products and whether they are using it […]

Third model of the upcoming OnePlus 9 series planned

The Chinese manufacturer OnePlus made a strategy change last year by introducing two smartphones at the same time for the first time with the OnePlus 7 and the 7 Pro. Now there are the first rumors that the manufacturer is planning a third device in the upcoming 9 series, the OnePlus 9E. The following information […]

Good deal Amazon: AirPods Pro in sharp reduction

You wanted to make a good deal for your Christmas gifts? AirPods and AirPods Pro are on sale at Amazon! AirPods at 209 € instead of 229 € AirPods Pro at 209 € instead of 279 € In October 2019, Apple launched the AirPods Pro, a high-end version of its existing AirPods with a unique […]

Reddit Announces Number of Daily Users for the First Time: 52 Million | NOW

The forum site Reddit has announced for the first time how many users log in daily. The company says Tuesday The Wall Street Journal that in October this year, some 52 million people were active every day. With that, the social network has grown 44 percent compared to October 2019. Reddit is announcing these numbers […]

20,000 reports to Facebook supervisory board about deleted messages | NOW

Facebook’s new independent supervisory board, which is going to judge whether messages have been deleted, have been about twenty thousand cases since its inception in October. The council has chosen the first six cases to pass judgment on. Facebook established the supervisory board after the company was repeatedly criticized for its handling of problematic content. […]

ANWB can be reached by phone again after a breakdown that lasted half a day | NOW

The large-scale telephone outage, which made the ANWB unavailable for half a day on Monday, is over. Roadside Assistance is again available by phone. It is not known what caused the failure. “We have been busy all day helping people with breakdowns who have difficulty reaching us,” said a spokesman. “That will continue tonight.” The […]

Apple fined € 10 million in Italy for misleading advertising | NOW

The Italian watchdog against abuse of power has fined tech giant Apple 10 million euros for misleading advertising. This is evident from a statement that Reuters Monday. Apple has not responded to the fine. The competition organization writes that Apple was guilty of “aggressive and deceptive” advertising practices. These include advertisements claiming that the iPhone […]

Spotify is testing Instagram Stories-like video feature again | NOW

Spotify is once again testing its own Stories function in playlists. The company’s Christmas playlist features multiple short Instagram-esque videos from artists like Jennifer Lopez, writes Engadget Friday. The company confirms Engadget that it is indeed a test. A number of other playlists also appear to contain short video messages from artists whose music is […]

Here’s how Earth looked to astronauts aboard the SpaceX capsule

NASA astronaut Victor Glover, one of the four astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, posted a video on Twitter of the stunning view from Earth on his first-ever trip to space. “My first video from space! Looking at the Earth through the window of Dragon Resilience,” Glover said on Twitter. “The scale of detail […]