This week, Samsung is eliminating waste, PlayStation is adding more to Plus, and Twitch is featuring inappropriate content.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.
Samsung is one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world. And as a consumer electronics maker, it has a responsibility to safeguard the environment. Recently, Samsung announced plans to reduce the environmental impact of its business. This includes reducing e-waste and carbon emissions from manufacturing processes. Samsung also aims to increase transparency about how its products are made.
At the end of 2021, we heard tell of a project out of Sony called Spartacus. This new initiative was said to be a competitor to Microsoft's Game Pass, offering a subscription service that would give gamers access to games from an existing collection. This week, the company officially took the lid off of Spartacus, which is being wrapped into PlayStation Plus.
Ubiquiti Networks, a network-equipment maker, is suing journalist Brian Krebs for defamation over his coverage of a data breach which was eventually revealed to be the work of a company insider. Ubiquiti initially disclosed a data breach, telling customers that the breach was minor and had occurred at a "third-party cloud provider." But Krebs reported that an unidentified whistleblower told him the data breach was worse than Ubiquiti had said. Ubiquiti's lawsuit claims that these articles published by Krebs and others caused Ubiquiti's market cap to drop by $4 billion.
The past few years have not been kind to Twitch and its reputation. The brand has been plagued by problem after problem. Now, a new feature on the platform has added another issue to the already hurting reputation - featured pornography.