What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world’s leading information security research teams, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic Alliances at @stake, one of the very first computer security companies in the … Read moreWhat business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Medivis has launched its augmented reality platform for surgical planning

After two years of development, Medivis, a New York-based company developing augmented reality data integration and visualization tools for surgeons, is bringing its first product to market. The company was founded by Osamah Choudhry and Christopher Morley who met as senior residents at NYU Medical Center. Initially a side-project, the two residents roped in some … Read moreMedivis has launched its augmented reality platform for surgical planning

‘Fortnite’ account merging cleans up Sony’s cross-platform mess

And then, three months later, Sony enabled cross-platform play for Fortnite. This was good news, but it also left a lot of players with two accounts and no way to combine any of the accessories, skins, weapons, dances and V-Bucks they’d separately accrued. That is, until today. Epic Games has rolled out an account-merging process … Read more‘Fortnite’ account merging cleans up Sony’s cross-platform mess

Someone could scoop up Slack before it IPOs

Earlier this week, Slack announced that it has filed the paperwork to go public at some point later this year. The big question is, will the company exit into the public markets as expected, or will one of the technology giants swoop in at the last minute with buckets of cash and take them off … Read moreSomeone could scoop up Slack before it IPOs

Skype can now blur the background during video calls

Thanks to the rise of WhatsApp and other free calling and messaging apps, Skype is no longer the go-to service it once was for many people. But the company just added a new feature which might raise its appeal among users. The Microsoft-owned service’s latest addition is a screen-blurring feature designed to obscure your messy room … Read moreSkype can now blur the background during video calls

If You’re Going to Play Fortnite on Your Phone, Use a Controller

As of last week, Fortnite, the biggest game in the world and the bane of high school teachers everywhere, finally allows you to use Bluetooth controllers on mobile devices. Fortnite On Mobile Is Tough, But It Works Today, the hottest game on earth launched on the most ubiquitous device around. While Fortnite on… Read more … Read moreIf You’re Going to Play Fortnite on Your Phone, Use a Controller

‘Sea of Thieves’ is free this week, if you have friends

There’s also a special quest that’ll go live with the free week — find Duke in the tavern to jump into a limited-time Mercenary Voyage. If you get a friend code for Sea of Thieves and like what developer Rare is putting down, you can buy the game at a 35 percent discount between February … Read more‘Sea of Thieves’ is free this week, if you have friends

A ‘Halo’ amusement park will tour the US this summer

Outpost Discovery is scheduled to run for a single weekend in each city, where it will feature a real-life Halo Ring and Warthog (sounds like it’s not actually drive-able, by the way), a laser tag arena, escape room, VR and simulation stations loaded with Halo experiences, and panels to attend. The Halo Ring attraction is … Read moreA ‘Halo’ amusement park will tour the US this summer

Microsoft Studios is dead, long live Xbox Game Studios

The move is intended to solidify Xbox as Microsoft’s all-encompassing gaming brand, covering players across PC, mobile devices and consoles, according to Xbox Game Studios corporate vice president Matt Booty. The next generation of gaming consoles is expected to launch in 2020, and Xbox is rumored to be building two devices, one of which is … Read moreMicrosoft Studios is dead, long live Xbox Game Studios