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Month: July 2024

Blue Wings | ‘Fortnite’ players vow to destroy all Cybertrucks they see in the game

As spotted by IGN (Note: Mashable and IGN share the same parent company, Ziff Davis), some in the Fortnite community have taken to social media to declare war against the newly added playable Tesla Cybertruck vehicle. Anyone who is caught…

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Blue Wings | Google’s Play Store wants to pivot from grab-and-go to an active destination

Enlarge / I like the idea of clicking “Realistic,” “MMORPG,” and “Word” boxes, just to see what comes back. (credit: Google) Google Play is a lot of things—perhaps too many things for those who just want to install some apps….

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Blue Wings | CrowdStrike offered a $10 Uber Eats card to teammates and partners, but it got flagged for fraud

Last week’s CrowdStrike outage plunged a noticeable portion of the world into a sea of blue death screens. The cybersecurity company tried to apologize with an Uber Eats gift card but its roll out had some troubles as well, according…

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Blue Wings | CrowdStrike blames testing bugs for security update that took down 8.5M Windows PCs

Enlarge / CrowdStrike’s Falcon security software brought down as many as 8.5 million Windows PCs over the weekend. (credit: CrowdStrike) Security firm CrowdStrike has posted a preliminary post-incident report about the botched update to its Falcon security software that caused…

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Blue Wings | The water pistol emoji is now a gun emoji on Elon Musk’s X

Elon Musk has brought about a lot of change to the platform formerly known as Twitter. Most notably, he dropped the Twitter name for “X.” He completely stripped verification of all of its meaning. And Musk’s new content policies at…

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Blue Wings | Meta takes down 63,000 Instagram accounts linked to extortion scams

Meta has taken down tens of thousands of Instagram accounts from Nigeria as part of a massive crackdown on sextortion scams. The accounts primarily targeted adult men in the United States, but some also targeted minors, Meta said in an…

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Blue Wings | 2024 Paris Olympics opening ceremony: Celine Dion comeback performance reported, igniting the internet

Celine Dion is reportedly set to have a comeback performance at the opening ceremony for the 2024 Paris Olympics on Friday. Dion took a break from performing after being diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome two years ago. Multiple outlets have…

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Blue Wings | Meta AI’s new ‘Imagine Me’ tool will let you generate AI images of yourself

Meta has introduced a new feature called “Imagine Me,” which lets users create AI-generated images based on their photos and prompts. This tool, currently in beta in the US, lets users type prompts like “Imagine me as a superhero” or…

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Blue Wings | Lawsuit: T-Mobile must pay for breaking lifetime price guarantee

Enlarge / John Legere, then-CEO of T-Mobile, at an event on March 26, 2013, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | John Moore ) Angry T-Mobile customers have filed a class action lawsuit over the carrier’s decision to raise…

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Blue Wings | Modders made a tiny Nintendo Wii that doubles as a keychain

The Nintendo Wii was a bona-fide cultural juggernaut, with over 100 million consoles sold during its lifespan. It was never the biggest console in the world, with a size approximating a paperback book. Modders, however, have managed to shrink the…

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