Gears & Gadgets

Apple backs down on taking 30% cut of paid online events on Facebook

Enlarge Facebook Facebook has temporarily shamed Apple out of taking a 30 percent cut of paid online events organized by small businesses and hosted on Facebook—things like cooking classes, workout sessions, and happy hours. Demand for these kinds of online events has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple says that it has a longstanding policy that […]


Amazon Luna servers will run Windows games directly on Nvidia T4 GPUs

The now-standard streaming-game-service shot of titles running on many different kinds of screens. Amazon Here’s all those screens running Metro Exodus. Amazon Just some of the streaming games that will be available from Luna+ and the Ubisoft Channel. Amazon From the service’s first trailer, another look at some promoted games. Amazon Amazon’s newly announced Luna […]

Gears & Gadgets

New Amazon hardware: Ring drones, Echo Dot 4th Gen, Wi-Fi 6 Eero and more

Enlarge / One of many devices introduced today, the 4th-generation Echo devices is a cloth-covered sphere with a halo at the base, contrasting with the squat plastic cylinders of earlier generation Echoes. Amazon Today at Amazon’s hardware launch event, the company announced new Ring, Echo, Eero, and Fire devices. Amazon also announced a new gaming […]