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MultiVersus adds new characters, balance improvements in season 1 patch notes

After a delay earlier this month, the first season for MultiVersus is here, and brings with it some major updates for the new platform fighter. In addition to a host of balance tweaks and mission improvements, season 1 will bring at least four new characters to the game. This update also starts the new bimonthly …

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Google adds instant cloud-streaming button to web searches for games

Enlarge / A good Stadia idea finally comes to Google. Google / Sam Machkovech The earliest sales pitch for Stadia, the Google streaming service that beams high-end video games to web browsers via the cloud, included the idea that it might work as simply as Googling your favorite game. You might search for a popular …

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China’s top chipmaker says geopolitical tension adds to industry ‘panic’

Rising geopolitical tension, high inflation and a cyclical downturn in chip demand have triggered “some panic” in the chip industry, the chief of China’s largest semiconductor maker has warned, in comments that follow a week of Chinese military exercises near Taiwan. The overlap of factors that include the threat of “regional conflict overseas” had “brought …

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 adds battery life, screen strength, and temperature sensor

Enlarge / The Galaxy Watch 5 has a notably flat-front screen, so it’s good Samsung has upgraded the display to sapphire crystal. Samsung Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro on Wednesday, giving its round, semi-rotating Wear OS watches new looks, a tougher screen material, and—for reasons the company can only vaguely …

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Budget smart lighting line WiZ adds a portable light, button and floor lamp

WiZ, the more budget-friendly, hubless sibling to Philips Hue (both companies are owned by Signify), beefed up its range of Wi-Fi-powered smart lighting products with new releases this week. The $89.99 WiZ Mobile Portable Light is coming in October, and the $24.99 WiZ Smart Button, which acts as a switch or remote control for all …

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Parallels Desktop 18 simplifies installing Windows 11 on Apple Silicon, adds new SSO licensing, and improves Xbox and PS4 controller support

Today, Parallels announces the release of Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac. Parallels Desktop 18 includes substantial enhancements to the core, changes to enable IT managers to deploy Parallels and Windows across their environments, and support for the latest macOS operating systems. For Mac users who need to run Windows applications, Parallels 18 aims to simplify …

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US adds 528,000 jobs in surprise gain for labour market

The US economy unexpectedly added 528,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate returned to a half-century low, easing concerns of a recession as the labour market remained buoyant even in the face of high inflation, tighter monetary policy and reduced fiscal support. The data showed an acceleration in the pace of job creation compared …

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Fed’s Mary Daly says she doesn’t feel inflation because ‘I have enough,’ adds ‘that’s not the case’ for others

Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. The president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank is doing fine amid a period of high inflation, but she acknowledged that others are not so fortunate.  President Mary Daly gave an interview to Reuters on Wednesday exploring the ongoing inflation spike and its effect on low-income households.  Interviewer …

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Instagram Adds Flow Blockchain NFTs, FLOW Token Pumps 44% – Decrypt

In brief Instagram has added support for Flow-based NFTs as it expands its NFT initiative into more than 100 total countries. FLOW has surged in price as a result, up about 44% over the past 24 hours. Instagram is expanding its NFT initiative internationally to more than 100 countries, parent company Meta announced today, plus …

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‘New Google.com’ adds weather, news, and other cards, enters wider testing [U]

The Google homepage has historically been known for providing a clean interface that primarily offers a Search field. Google Search is now testing a row of cards on desktop web for an experience that’s similar to Discover. Update 8/4: Following the original February appearance that ended after a few days, widgets on the Google homepage …

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