Nintendo is Making 3D Mario Remasters For His 35th Anniversary

The Super Mario series is turning 35 this year, and Nintendo has big plans for the plumber’s birthday. From a report: That includes updating and bringing back most of his games for Nintendo Switch, according to a report from Video Games Chronicle. Eurogamer is backing up that report, and GamesBeat can as well. The core of the report is that …

SoftBank is Letting Internet Satellite Company OneWeb File For Bankruptcy

SoftBank has decided to let satellite internet provider OneWeb file for bankruptcy rather than pump billions of dollars into the start-up to save it. From a report: SoftBank, which has already invested $2 billion into OneWeb, was in talks to provide more capital to the satellite operator but ultimately backed down after making the decision it needs to save capital …

OneWeb goes bankrupt, lays off staff, will sell satellite-broadband business

Enlarge / Illustration of a OneWeb satellite. (credit: OneWeb) OneWeb has filed for bankruptcy and intends to sell its business, bringing an abrupt end to the company’s plan to offer high-speed satellite Internet service around the world. OneWeb announced Friday that it “voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the [US] Bankruptcy Code,” and “intends to use these proceedings …

Hacker Hijacks Microsoft YouTube Accounts To Broadcast Crypto Ponzi Scam

A hacker has hijacked all of Microsoft’s official YouTube accounts and is broadcasting a cryptocurrency Ponzi scam to all of the company’s subscribers, ZDNet reported Monday. From the report: The hijacked accounts are still streaming at the time of writing, despite being reported to YouTube’s moderators for more than an hour. The hacker is currently live-streaming an old Bill Gates …

Microsoft Wants To Sell More Consumers a Software Subscription

Microsoft unveiled a consumer subscription service with added Office programs and tools to protect children and older adults, part of an effort to shift more customers to ongoing payment plans that provide a smooth revenue stream. From a report: Microsoft 365 Personal and Family will begin rolling out April 21 at $6.99 a month for an individual and $9.99 a …

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge is Getting Vertical Tabs, Smart Copy, and Password Monitor

Microsoft today announced upcoming features for its Edge browser based on Google’s Chromium open source project, the same browser Google’s Chrome is based on. Consumer features like Vertical Tabs, Smart Copy, and Password Monitor are coming soon. Microsoft also shared a few updates for existing or already announced features like Collections, InPrivate mode, and Immersive Reader. Read more of this …

Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library’ Has Over a Million Books To Read Right Now

The Internet Archive will suspend its waiting lists for digital copies of books, as part of its National Emergency Library, the organization said. From a report: “Users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized,” …

WireGuard VPN makes it to 1.0.0—and into the next Linux kernel

Enlarge / WireGuard will be in tree for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (pictured), as well as the upcoming 5.6 kernel. (credit: WireGuard) We’ve been anticipating WireGuard’s inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel for quite some time—but as of Sunday afternoon, it’s official. Linus Torvalds released the Linux 5.6 kernel, which includes (among other things) an in-tree WireGuard. Phoronix has a great short …

Galaxy S20 Review—Overhyped and outrageously priced

The Galaxy S20’s camera assembly. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Samsung never changes. The company’s flagship smartphone strategy has always focused on designing for marketability rather than the end-user experience, and the result is always devices with gigantic spec sheets, gimmicky new features, and questionable user benefits. If it demos well in a Verizon showroom or helps win an Internet spreadsheet …