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Activision Awarded $14.465,600 In Call of Duty Cheating Lawsuit

District Judge Michael Fitzgerald ordered several defendants, including EngineOwning, a website specializing in cheats first sued by Activision in 2022, to pay the video game company $14.465,600 for distributing and creating Call of Duty cheats.

Elon Musk finally agrees to testify in the SEC’s Twitter investigation

/ The SEC sued Musk after he refused to testify about the delay in disclosing that he’d acquired a substantial share of Twitter. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk has agreed to testify in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. A legal document filed on Thursday shows that Musk waived his right to appeal a court order that requires him to testify. This means Musk will have to appear at one of the SEC’s offices for an up to five-hour interview. The document s...

Ecobee’s smart thermostat can automatically respond to a heatwave

/ Ecobee launched a new feature that will automatically adjust thermostats during an energy emergency. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge Smart home company Ecobee launched a new feature for its thermostats today that will automatically adjust temperatures to save energy when there’s a risk of a power outage. And unlike some utilities’ energy saving programs, customers will always be able to opt out with Ecobee. Sudden spikes in electricity demand, often triggered by people cranking up their air conditioning during a heatwave, can lead to ...

Instagram’s “limits” adds a mute button for everyone other than close friends

/ An anti-harassment tool for creators has been expanded ‘to give teens more ways to manage bullying.’ a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Image: Instagram Instagram is expanding “limits,” a safety control you can use to hide DMs and comments from accounts who may be harassing you. Now, instead of just hiding content from recent followers or people who don’t follow you, Instagram will mute incoming messages from everyone except the users on your close friends list. Even though Instagram first rolled out limits to help creators deal with harassment campaigns, anyone can use the feature...

Amazon Prime now comes with free Grubhub food delivery

/ If you pay for Amazon Prime, you’re getting Grubhub Plus for free. a]:text-gray-13″>If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Netflix’s next game show is Million Dollar Secret

/ A new ‘game of predator and prey’ has 12 players all trying to secure the $1 million jackpot for themselves. a]:text-gray-13″>If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo: Kate Green / Getty Images for Paramount Pictures UK Netflix has a new game show on the way called Million Dollar Secret. Netflix says that the eight-episode series will set 11 contestants on the hunt for a 12th one who’s been given a $1 million prize in an effort to be the last person standing (and win that prize)...

Beats Pill Gets A Refresh, Will Reportedly Launch This Summer

You may have forgotten about the Beats Pill, but Apple has not, and it's getting a much-needed refresh.

Google confirms the leaked Search documents are real

/ Until today, the company refused to comment on the authenticity of the trove of documents. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Illustration: The Verge A collection of 2,500 leaked internal documents from Google filled with details about data the company collects is authentic, the company confirmed today. Until now, Google had refused to comment on the materials. The documents in question detail data that Google is keeping track of, some of which may be used in its closely guarded search ranking algorithm. The documents offer an unprecedented — though still murky — look under the hoo...

Sony pulls interview with Neil Druckmann, citing “significant errors and inaccuracies”

/ The retraction comes after The Last of Us director clarified certain statements he made in the interview on social media. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images Sony Interactive Entertainment has pulled a controversial interview with Neil Druckmann, head of The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog. Last week, Sony published a (now archived) Q&A with the Last of Us creator about the “Evolution of Storytelling.” In the interview, Druckmann spoke about the role of AI in game development, the impact of new technologies on storytelling, advi...

Two Samsung workers were exposed to radiation, nuclear commission says

/ The employees were hospitalized for ‘abnormal’ radiation symptoms in their hands. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung is under investigation after two employees were hospitalized following exposure to X-rays on May 27th, South Korea’sNuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) announced. The exposure took place at Samsung’s Giheung chip plant, about 25 miles south of Seoul, writes CNBC. The two employees were exposed while using a machine that blasts materials with X-rays in order to analyze them. Both showed “abnormal symptoms” due ...

Windows will soon let you grab text from your Android photos

/ A new feature in Phone Link will let you select text in photos synced from your Android phone, but it’s probably not as good as your phone’s built-in OCR. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An upcoming version of Microsoft Phone Link lets you select and copy text from within images synced from your Android phone. The feature is live now in Release Preview Insider builds, so it should roll out to everyone soon. Phone Link (called Link to Windows on the phone side) lets you sync calls, messages, notifications, and images — and cast your entire ...

Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion to fund its race against ChatGPT and all the rest

/ Musk claims xAI is valued at $18 billion, as it reportedly seeks to build its own AI supercomputer by late next year.