This week, Insteon rises from the dead, Microsoft reveals the future, and Meta is investigating an executive.
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.
A few weeks ago, something very strange happened in the connected home world - Insteon vanished. The company made no public announcement and gave no warning - it just disappeared. Now, a small group of dedicated Insteon users have banded together and purchased the company, ousting the previous management and relaunching the service.
Rounding out the Summer Games Fest 2022, Microsoft showed off what they and Bethesda feel will be the biggest draws for the next 12 months at the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase. There were a lot of major announcements from studios from Activision to Riot Games - and even Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland. However, the games were not the only major aspect of the presentation.
Last week, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg announced that she was leaving the company to focus on her other, external projects. Now it's been revealed that Sandberg has been under investigation at the company for several months related to using corporate resources for personal projects, possibly shedding new light on the highly public executive's departure from the company.
For several years now, many AT&T subscribers have been given access to HBO and/or DirecTV video subscriptions. But, since the company has moved away from its media ambitions, the company has announced that these promotions and any like it are over forever.