Trump threatens social media after Twitter…

President Donald Trump is threatening social media companies with new regulation or even closure after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

Whistleblowers to SEC: Facebook Is Hiding Illegal…

A whistleblower complaint filed with the SEC claims Facebook has failed to adequately police illegal activity on its platform, including sales of drugs and child pornography. The complaint filed Tuesday by critics, including a former Facebook content moderator, further claims Facebook has hidden the extent of illegal activity from its...

For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than…

For the spectators who gathered along Florida's Space Coast for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and a downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic

Trump Lashes Out After Twitter Applies Warning…

The social media company flagged the president's unsubstantiated claims on fraud with mail-in voting.

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Trump Threatens to Shut Down Social Media Sites…

President Trump escalated his new feud with Twitter on Wednesday morning by threatening to shut it and other social media sites down over what he sees as political bias. The threat comes after Twitter added a fact-check function to some of the president's tweets. "Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms...

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature The music-streaming platform is giving musicians the opportunity to highlight their fundraising efforts on their dedicated landing pages. The chosen cause will appear front and center on the artists’ pages, similar to when a musician selects a song as their Artist Pick. Artists may use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crews or other charitable organizations. Links can only come from three partners: Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal.me. Artists can also link to a number of verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.

Need2Know: Historic Launch, Trump Tweets

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming…

Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite…

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite Security Problems Just this past December, the video chat service reported 10 million users. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Zoom's activity has exploded in recent months. According to The Verge, it revealed a huge increase to 200 million at the start of April. The Verge adds that Zoom's use has jumped 50 percent since then. The increase comes despite security experts and the FBI saying default settings are not secure. In 2019, Apple removed Zoom software after it was revealed websites could take over cameras. There is also the "Zoombombing" issue, where pranksters have entered random calls to show "shock content." In response, Zoom recently released its 5.0 version to combat security and privacy problems. 5.0 heightens encryption, security for meetings and users must now have a default password.

Trump: 'Twitter Is Now Interfering' in Election

President Trump is hitting back hard at Twitter after the social media company started flagging his tweets about mail-in voting. The tech giant "is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based...

French lawmakers endorse the country's virus…

France's lower house of parliament has endorsed a contact-tracing app designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid sharp debate over privacy concerns

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Apple Reopening 100 Stores In The U.S.

Roughly 40 stores will allow customers inside will require face masks, temperature checks and a limit on the number of people inside at one time.

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App Facebook is preparing to introduce a new mobile gaming app amid the coronavirus pandemic when many are glued to their phones. Facebook Gaming will be a free app designed largely for creating and watching live gameplay. According to Facebook, 700 million of its reported 2.5 billion monthly users already engage with online gaming content. The gaming industry is one of a few experiencing a boon during the era of COVID-19. Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App The app has no advertising in it for now and will rely on 'stars,' a currency that viewers can use to 'tip' streamers.

Chicago Board Options Exchange Set to Reopen

The CBOE will partially reopen on June 8 after shutting its doors for two months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada judge rules Huawei CFO's extradition case…

A Canadian judge has ruled that the U.S. extradition case against a senior Chinese Huawei executive can continue to the next stage

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With…

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With Upcoming Games Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick says things are still running as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has a slew of new titles in the pipeline, including a new 'Call of Duty' game. It is speculated to be a reboot of the 'Black Ops' sub-series, similar to 2019's 'Modern Warfare' remake. And there has also been talk of new 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' games. Robert Kotick, to CNBC

Virgin Orbit analyzing data to find cause of…

Virgin Orbit engineers are analyzing data to find out what caused the maiden flight of its air-launched satellite booster to fail

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Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments

Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments The new feature will allow users to create and organize virtual tournaments from the comfort of their homes. Users will be able to create tourneys in a variety of formats, including round-robin or double elimination. The feature is also made for a wide range of levels from casual to high-level esports play. 'Tournaments' is currently debuting in early access. Facebook Gaming has experienced a huge growth in the last year, with streaming hours doubling due to the current pandemic.

Music Festivals Face Challenge Amid Coronavirus…

With large crowds not recommended (or downright illegal) to prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks, the future of music festivals hangs in the balance. Cheddar's J.D. Durkin talks favorite festival moments and the obstacles organizers face for future shows.

Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA…

The weather is looking up for SpaceX's first astronaut launch, as officials vow to keep crew safety the top priority