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BioWare Montreal absorbed by Motive Studios

BioWare Montreal absorbed by Motive Studios

The news of the merger comes from a financial earnings call from EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, who also stated that the new studio will still be located in Montreal, Quebec. "This is an ongoing process, but there are many exciting roles and opportunities for everyone on the team", said EA in a statement to website TechRaptor .


Apple Quarter Report: What to Expect?

Apple Quarter Report: What to Expect?

Apple looks to India after sales for the region of Greater China, once a huge growth driver, dropped by 14% to just over $10.7 billion for the quarter ending April 1. For the quarter gone by, Apple's services generated $7.2 billion in revenue, representing an impressive 22% increase compared to the same quarter a year ago.


Hackers can turn Amazon Echo into a covert listening device

Hackers can turn Amazon Echo into a covert listening device

First reported by Wired , the attack requires physical access to the device, is limited to pre-2017 Echoes, and would be hard to deploy at scale. By removing the rubber base at the bottom of the Amazon Echo , the research team could access the 18 debug pads and directly boot into the firmware of the device, via an external SD card, and install persistent malware without leaving any physical evidence of tampering.


Pokemon Go's European Events Postponed After Chicago Fest Fails

Pokemon Go's European Events Postponed After Chicago Fest Fails

Since Niantic's ability to handle launches and events related to Pokemon Go is becoming a meme for mismanagement, it's probably a good idea that they wait a bit on future events. Spark, the leader of Team Instinct, is now back to appraise Team Instinct's Pokemon, after a bug replaced him with Team Valor's Candela. Here are the full patch notes.


Microsoft is building eye-tracking tech into Windows 10

Microsoft is building eye-tracking tech into Windows 10

Microsoft has worked closely with Tobii to enable this support, and existing devices like Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini, PCEye Plus, EyeMobile Plus and I-series will all be supported soon. Regular everyday users may feel a little left out though as standard GUI applications compiled for Linux will not be able to run on your Windows 10 devices just yet.


HP thinks VR backpacks are the future of workstation PCs

HP thinks VR backpacks are the future of workstation PCs

The new HP Z VR Backpack is created to bridge the gap between power and mobility, and it is even more powerful than its gaming-focused cousin. In the enterprise, VR is being used in product design and prototyping, architecture, healthcare, manufacturing, training, and more.