‘Game of Thrones’ fans are getting a new spinoff based on characters Dunk and Egg

Among the many announcements during today’s Warner Bros. Discovery press event, the company revealed it greenlit a new Game of Thrones prequel called “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight.” A release date has yet to be announced, but the show will eventually debut on Max, WBD’s new streaming service. “A Knight of … Read more

Apple leads charge as India’s smartphone exports double in record surge

India’s smartphone exports have more than doubled, reaching over $11 billion in the fiscal year that ended in March, according to trade data examined by the industry body India Cellular and Electronics Association and government officials, underscoring the South Asian market’s growing ambition to become a global hardware manufacturing hub. Smartphone exports of $11.2 billion … Read more

Warner Bros. Discovery to launch ‘Max’ service starting at $9.99/mo on May 23

The time has finally come for Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) to reveal details about its highly anticipated streaming service, which combines HBO Max and Discovery+ content. During a press event today, the company announced the name, launch date, price, new features and upcoming content slate. The new streamer is called Max and is rolling out … Read more

Microsoft patches Windows zero-day bug used in ransomware attacks

Microsoft has patched a zero-day vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows, which researchers say hackers exploited to launch cyberattacks. Microsoft said in a security alert on Tuesday that an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability in the Windows Common Log File System (CLFS) could gain full access to an unpatched system. Microsoft confirmed that … Read more

After an investigation exposes its dangers, Pinterest announces new safety tools and parental controls

Following last month’s NBC News investigation into Pinterest that exposed how pedophiles had been using the service to curate image boards of young girls, the company on Tuesday announced further safety measures for its platform, including a new set of parental controls and updated age verification policies, among other things. However, the company also said … Read more

General Atlantic invests another $100 million in PhonePe

General Atlantic has poured another $100 million in PhonePe, three months after leading a $350 million investment in the Indian fintech startup that has so far raised $750 million as part of the ongoing financing round. Walmart-backed PhonePe disclosed the investment in a filing with the local regulator on Wednesday. A company spokesperson confirmed the … Read more