The Uncanny Escapism of Flight Simulator 2020
From a couple thousand feet up in Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator 2020, real-world mapping data from Bing Maps unfurls from the horizon. Hong Kong is a strip of urbanity snaking around the coast. A baseball field outside Yokohama, Japan, forms a chalk pastel smudge.
TikTok’s newly appointed CEO to leave the company
Kevin Mayer left Disney in June to join TikTok as CEO but in a letter to the employees, Mayer said that he is leaving the company due to recent changes in the political environment. “In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, it is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company,” Mayer said
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Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers
Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers An effort by TikTok users to troll President Trump’s official campaign app with thousands of one-star reviews appears to have had an impact — if not the impact the pranksters had wanted. In July, Bloomberg reported TikTok activists were flocking to the Official Trump 2020 app on the U.S. App Store to fill it with negativereviews.
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Adobe confirms Lightroom iOS photos erased due to update bug are ‘not recoverable’
Adobe released a new version of its Lightroom app for iOS this week and it unfortunately has caused some users to permanently lose their photos and presets. An update has been released since fixing the issue but Adobe says there’s no way to help those already affected by the flaw to recover lost images and data. Update:
Universal Shifting to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform for Live-Action, Animation Production
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group has its head in the cloud — and now it’s going to push its production teams there. The goal is to let creatives collaborate more easily and efficiently across geographic regions and with outside vendors, said Michael Wise, CTO of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. A key reason Universal Filmed Entertainment picked Microsoft Azure is the roster of industry partners it has lined up.
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