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Modders enable Hammer custom map support in Half-Life: Alyx

Community modders found a way to enable support for Half-Life: Alyx assets in Hammer, Valve’s authoring tool, allowing users to create custom playable maps. The method is a workaround solution to facilitate modding and custom level creation until Valve officially supports mods and updates Hammer, as it promised last November. Back when Valve announced Half-Life: Alyx, […]

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Google Fi gets iPhone eSIM support

Enlarge Google’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Google Fi is getting eSIM support on the iPhone. Previously, you would need to order a plastic SIM card to use Google Fi, but now iPhone users can set up service with just a few taps and clicks. You can even use it as a second mobile service […]

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Cybersecurity company Cloudflare is making a directory of free tech services to support the surge in remote workers during the coronavirus outbreak

Mike Blake/Reuters Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince Cloudlfare has created a hub to centralize offers of free tech services to make it easier for companies to access virus-related offers. After Cloudflare’s CEO reached out over the weekend, Box, Google, GoToMeeting, Microsoft, and Cisco’s Webex have also posted offers on the hub. Cloudflare also announced Monday it […]

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Amazon employees launch mass defiance of company communications policy in support of colleagues

(Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.) “Amazon’s role in the climate crisis is staggering and alarming,” wrote Scott Ogle, a queue management analyst, according to comments viewed in advance by The Washington Post. “While the company has publicly announced measures to reduce emissions and impacts in the coming years, it […]