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Nintendo to miss yearly Switch production goal by 20 percent due to component shortage

Like virtually every other manufacturer, Nintendo is grappling with production issues stemming from the global semiconductor and component shortage. Strong demand for the Switch, including the new OLED model that launched on October 8, isn’t helping matters. Nintendo will produce 20 percent fewer Switch handheld consoles compared to its original goal for the fiscal year […]

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Learn Microsoft Azure, Windows and 365 to boost your tech career

Microsoft is one of the true enduring giants of the tech space. With a firm foothold in the office, gaming, cloud computing, and more, there are good reasons why Microsoft is one of the most familiar names in tech. But how well do you really know their products? Can you work with tools like Microsoft […]

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Crusader Blade is a mod that uses Mount & Blade II to fight Crusader Kings III battles

Modding has come a long way. By now, most of us are aware of mods that add completely new mechanics and systems as well as community-created assets and even DLC-like content to games. However, it’s not every day we see two games being merged into one through modding. If you’ve played Crusader Kings III, you […]

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Global PC sales fall 2% year on year, Chromebook shipments down 37 percent

Although shipment levels remain above pre-pandemic levels, worldwide PC sales — including tablets — have fallen by two percent year on year to 122.1 million units. Due to a reduction in education spending, Google’s Chromebook division is one of the worst impacted categories. According to Canalys, despite the slight dip in sales in Q3 2021, […]

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Mozilla brings big updates to Firefox on Android and iOS

Mozilla has brought some big changes to its mobile browsers. Most of these changes concern the way the browser organizes tabs and recent Internet activity. These updates are rolling out now, though some are Android-only for a while. This comes after Mozilla last month brought some more conventional browser functionality to its privacy-oriented Firefox Focus. […]

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Zillow buys too many houses, now looking to offload 7,000 homes in bulk

Real estate listing aggregator Zillow reportedly has a housing surplus and wants to bulk-sell up to 7,000 homes. It is looking to recover about $2.8 billion after reportedly buying up too many properties over the summer. Zillow’s primary form of business allows users to search for available housing to rent or purchase. Most people are […]

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Trojan Source flaw allows hackers to embed malware directly into source code

Malicious actors usually have to exploit bugs in an application or operating system, but security researchers have found a flaw that allows them to embed malware right into the source code, which allows for devastating supply chain attacks. Cambridge University researchers Nicholas Boucher and Ross Anderson have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities that can […]