How to file and pay your 2019 taxes online

How to file and pay your 2019 taxes online

Back in March, when it was recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold in the US, the IRS extended the filing deadline and the deadline for federal tax payments so that those of us who suddenly had to figure out how to work at home or handle homeschooling would get a break from dealing … Read more

Hyper Scape is Ubisoft’s new battle royale

Hyper Scape is Ubisoft’s new battle royale

On Thursday, Ubisoft Montreal revealed Hyper Scape, a new battle royale game set in a cyber future. The game’s heroes enter the future equivalent of the internet to battle it out for glory — basically, the Oasis from Ready Player One, if that helps you. At a preview event on June 26, I played a … Read more

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ ditches its wall-running mechanic

'Cyberpunk 2077' ditches its wall-running mechanic

Cyberpunk 2077 will no longer have one of its more intriguing movement mechanics that have been showcased in demos over the last couple of years. CD Projekt Red says it has ditched the wall-running ability. “[Wall-running] is something that we removed due to design reasons, but there’s still going to be a lot of flexibility … Read more

Facebook and Instagram will remind people to wear face masks

Facebook and Instagram will remind people to wear face masks

Facebook will add messaging to its News Feed and Instagram’s feed to encourage people to wear face masks, the company said on Thursday. An alert will appear at the top of News Feeds on Facebook that directs users to the COVID-19 Information Center, and they will have links to the Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

For a ‘free speech social network,’ Parler isn’t that free

For a 'free speech social network,' Parler isn't that free

I’m proud to join @parler_app — a platform gets what free speech is all about — and I’m excited to be a part of it. Let’s speak. Let’s speak freely. And let’s end the Silicon Valley censorship. Follow me there @tedcruz! pic.twitter.com/pzUFvhipBZ — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 25, 2020 The app has been downloaded more … Read more

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has made 746 arrests and dismantled dozens of organized crime groups after intercepting millions of encrypted text messages, BBC reports. The messages were sent through EncroChat, a subscription-based phone system popular among career criminals. The NCA said in a press conference on Thursday that the operation has had “the … Read more

Kongregate is shifting away from Flash gaming

Kongregate is shifting away from Flash gaming

No more user-submitted video games can be added to Kongregate, the company announced Wednesday. The website as players knew it will change as the company shifts its focus toward “internal game development and acquisitions,” a spokesperson said in a statement to Report Door. Kongregate launched in 2006 and has grown to include more than 120,000 … Read more

Westworld showrunners are creating a Fallout show for Amazon

Westworld showrunners are creating a Fallout show for Amazon

Amazon is making a new Fallout TV series based on the popular post-apocalyptic RPG games from Bethesda. There are virtually no details on the project, except that it’ll be an Amazon Prime original produced by Kilter Films. A report from The Hollywood Reporter adds that the project is coming from Westworld creators Lisa Joy and … Read more