Computer

Microsoft Surface Studio 2

In its time, the original Microsoft Surface Studio was the most elegantly realized vision of a swift all-in-one desktop and a digital, pen-enabled drawing board combined. Digital art creation, engineering, architecture, and other professions that employ touch displays often rely on multiple products in their workflows—graphics tablets, secondary displays for palettes and timelines, specialized input […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

Enlarge / Visual Studio 2019 has a new icon; the left one for the release version, the right one for previews. Microsoft Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the choice of every developer, […]

Gears & Gadgets

Apple inks deal with A24 studio to produce original, feature-length films

Enlarge Apple Apple has lined up another partnership to boost its video-content offerings. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with A24 studio, a New York-based production company responsible for movies, including the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Moonlight. Details of forthcoming projects haven’t been disclosed, but Apple […]

Gaming

Nexon makes strategic investment in Patrick Söderlund’s game studio Embark Studios

Asian online gaming giant Nexon made a strategic investment in Embark Studios, a new game studio founded by former Electronic Arts and DICE executive Patrick Söderlund. As the sole strategic equity investor in Embark, Nexon, maker of games such as MapleStory and Dungeon & Fighter, will also serve as worldwide publisher for titles developed by the […]

Gaming

MMO studio Trion Worlds under new ownership

Trion Worlds has been sold. The California-based game-design studio specializes in massively multiplayer online games. According to a post Trion director of community relations Linda “Brasse” Carlson made on a Discord message board, many employees (including herself) are leaving the company today. Carlson’s Discord message notes that Gamigo is the buyer, but Trion has not specified who […]