NeoGAF is offline after its owner Tyler "Evilore" Malka has had sexual assault allegations thrown at him, with Malka stepping down and the future of the site in serious jeopardy.
Only hours ago, sexual assault allegations began hitting the internet, with posts suggesting Malka made "unwanted sexual advances against an individual", reports US Gamer. The moderation and admin members of NeoGAF sided with the victim, stepping down from the site, forcing it to shutdown. NeoGAF users were also protesting the site, and its owner, before the plug was pulled.
NeoGAF is reportedly preparing a statement that we'll update the article with when it happens. This is big news, as NeoGAF is one of the largest gaming communities online, with a heap of breaking news and content flowing from the site over the years.
In somewhat of a conflict of interest, Gaming Media giants IGN have acquired Humble Bundle, the discounted gaming, book and software retailer that has raised over $106 million for charity since its inception 7 years ago.
Humble Bundle posted a blog post, Jeffrey Rosen- Humble Bundle cofounder and CEO said "Announcing our biggest bundle ever: Humble Bundle is proudly joining the IGN family! We will continue to bring you all of our humble products, but with more resources and help from IGN."
"We chose IGN because they really understand our vision, share our passion for games, and believe in our mission to promote awesome digital content while helping charity. I can't think of a better partner than IGN to help Humble Bundle continue our quest."
Prime Day is July 11th and Amazon is planning to celebrate its annual Prime Day for its customers with secret in-store deals at their physical book store locations.
While Amazon doesn't have many book store locations, we found out that they will be having some secret unadvertised sales in store that won't be available on Amazon.com's own online Prime Day celebration.
These in-person deals include:
- $100 off an Xbox One 1TB Forza Horizon 3 Edition
- In-stock Nintendo Switch consoles (for those that haven't found any)
- Heavy discounts on Phillips Hue Lights
- Osmo Kids Toys
- ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide
Netflix is ramping up for a big month, with 25 new original TV shows next month alone - including the first two installments of the huge return of Dave Chappelle, a deal that will see Chappelle earning $60 million.
As for the new shows, this is what to expect, and their debut dates - the asterix means they're feature-length films:
- Chewing Gum, season 2 (April 4th)
- Louis C.K. 2017 (April 4th)
- El Faro De Las Orcas (April 7th)*
- Dawn of the Croods, season 3 (April 7th)
- The Get Down: Part 2 (April 7th)
- Win It All (April 7th)
- Chelsea, season 2 (April 14th)
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (April 14th)
- Sandy Wexler (April 14th)*
- Slam (April 15th)*
- Lucas Brothers: On Drugs (April 18th)
- Bill Nye Saves the World, season 1 (April 21st)
- Girlboss, season 1 (April 21st)
- Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, season 1 (April 21st)
- The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, season 4 (April 21st)
- Sand Castle (April 21st)*
- Tales by Light, season 2 (April 21st)
- Tramps (April 21st)*
- The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (April 25th)*
- Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (April 25th)
- Las Chicas del Cable, season 1 (April 27th)
- Casting JonBenet (April 28th)
- Dear White People, season 1 (April 28th)
- Rodney King (April 28th)*
- Small Crimes (April 28th)*
There are a lot of online platforms and apps that let you listen to the radio stations around the world, but Radio Garden, a Dutch project, shows the radio stations around the globe on one interactive map. Basically, it's the Google Maps for radio stations.
When you open the page, you will see our planet and green dots. Each green dot represents a radio station. The page will automatically start playing a radio station that is closest to your location. But then, you can spin the globe, click the green dot and listen to radio stations in any part of the world.
From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from 'home' from thousands of miles away - or using local community radio to make and enrich new homes.
YouTube has announced that it now supports 4K livestreaming, right up to 60FPS - in both 360-degree and standard video formats.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that YouTube rolled out its 4K HDR support, leaving content creators with the wide variety of formats that are now filled to the brim with 4K 60FPS, HDR, and 4K 60FPS 360-degree content.
The one big point that 4K 60FPS is going to do for people is that content creators can livestream the highest quality video available on YouTube, which should lead to us receiving broadcast-quality content on-the-go.
The website and digital preservation service known as the Internet Archive is moving house to Canada in response to the election of Donald Trump. A known opponent of open internet, Trump has claimed he will close "certain areas" of the web in order to help curb terrorist communication.
"On November 9th in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical change," the site writes in a blog post. "It was a firm reminder that institutions like ours, built for the long-term, need to design for change."
"For us, it means keeping our cultural materials safe, private and perpetually accessible; it means preparing for a Web that may face greater restrictions; it means serving patrons in a world in which government surveillance is not going away; indeed it looks like it will increase."
Netflix now allows subscribers to download specific content on mobile devices to watch offline.
Streaming giant Netflix today announced that subscribers can now download movies and TV shows to their mobile devices to watch offline, saving precious MBs in their data plans. Every subscriber of every plan will be able to download content for free, but you'll have to update the Netflix app to version 4.12.0 on both iOS and Android phones and tablets to use it. The feature is not available on desktops.
"While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we've often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection," Netflix Director of Product Innovation Eddy Wu said. "Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today."
AT&T launched its DirecTV Now streaming service this week, allowing customers to view cable channels online at will. That's all well and good except AT&T is offering data exemption for the service, giving it what some might call an unfair leg up over rival services like those from Dish and Sony.
Without net neutrality laws preventing it from doing so, the advantage -- known as "zero rating" -- could mean AT&T and potentially other ISP giants take over the cable streaming market, reducing competition and likely value as well.
At present, the FCC judges matters such as this as they come up, so it's possible it will change; already it's sent a letter to the company expressing its "serious concerns" over harming competition. Time will tell if anything more comes of it, but it seems less likely with President-elect Trump's appointment of two opponents to the FCC's current workings: economist and former telecom consultant Jeffrey Eisenach and professor and former Sprint lobbyist Mark Jamison.
New data released today by the ITU, the UN specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT), show that almost half of the world's population will use the Internet by the end of this year. However, 3.9 billion people remain cut-off from the vast resources available on the Internet, despite falling prices for ICT services.
Around 81% of the population in developed countries use Internet, compared with 15% in the least developed countries. The report also notes a huge gender gap in favor of men when it comes to Internet usage. The regional gender gap is largest in Africa, at 23%, and smallest in the Americas, at 2%.
Globally, 47% of the world's population uses Internet. UN's goal is to have 60% of the world's population online by 2020. The ITU expects that 3.5 billion people will have Internet access by the end of this year.