SXSW will host an online festival in 2021

SXSW will host an online festival in 2021

As part of its 2021 plans, SXSW will host an online festival that will attempt to replicate the best features of its annual conference in Austin, Texas. SXSW Online will run from March 16th to March 20th, 2021. SXSW’s organizers say the event will allow attendees to check out film and music screenings, as well … Read more

A ‘zombie tropical storm’ just came back to life in the Atlantic

A ‘zombie tropical storm’ just came back to life in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Paulette just came back to life in the eastern Atlantic. The revival comes days after storm trackers issued what would have been their last update on Paulette. But you can’t keep a storm like Paulette down — it’s come back as a zombie. “Zombie” isn’t a technical designation, just a nickname for storms … Read more

You can now set Firefox as your default iOS browser

You can now set Firefox as your default iOS browser

One big benefit of iOS 14 is that you can set non-Apple-made apps as your default, including for email and web browsing. Hot on the heels of you being able to set Chrome and Gmail as your clients of choice, Firefox is enabling you to make its browser the default on iPhones and iPads. Naturally, … Read more

Destiny 2: Signal Intercepted Matt Helsom quest guide

Destiny 2: Signal Intercepted Matt Helsom quest guide

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Bungie launched a new quest to honor the memory of a fallen co-worker from Vicarious Visions — Bungie’s partner studio when it was still working with Activision. Matt Helsom’s quest doesn’t appear in your inventory, but it’ll net you an Exotic Cypher if you can find his work station on Mars. … Read more

Microsoft expands App Assure to bring better compatibility to Snapdragon PCs

Microsoft expands App Assure to bring better compatibility to Snapdragon PCs

“Microsoft’s App Assure with FastTrack program is a service designed to help customers, developers, and independent software vendors address application compatibility issues, at no additional cost for qualifying customers,”  Qualcomm writes in a statement. “A focus of the program will be to engage vendors to deliver compatibility of Windows 10 apps on Snapdragon compute platforms … Read more

Google is shutting down paid Chrome extensions

Google corrects unfortunate ‘Stalkerware’ typo allowing partner-tracking apps

Google is shutting down paid Chrome extensions offered on the Chrome Web Store, the company announced today. That means that developers who are trying to monetize their extensions will have to do so with other payment-handling systems. As of Monday, developers can no longer make new paid extensions, according to Google — though that’s cementing … Read more

The Soggy Bottom Boys are reuniting this October

The Soggy Bottom Boys are reuniting this October

Hot damn! It’s the Soggy Bottom Boys! In one of the few bright spots of 2020, the principal cast of the Coen brothers’ 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? is reuniting online this October. A tribute to the film is slated as part of this year’s Nashville Film Festival, featuring a discussion with George … Read more

Amazon Prime Day will reportedly start on October 13th

Amazon Prime Day will reportedly start on October 13th

After it was delayed earlier in the year, Prime Day 2020 will kick off partway through next month, according to The Verge. The website says it obtained an internal Amazon email that states the two-day shopping event will start on October 13th. The company will reportedly share its plans on September 27th. When asked about … Read more