Week in Tech (Dec 14-20, 2020): Google’s multi-service outage, ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ refunds and more

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: December 20, 2020 12:49:35 pm





Earlier this week, Google suffered international outage with Gmail, YouTube and main companies went down for an hour

Google has had a little bit of a busy week, as a number of Google companies had been down Monday morning. The outage severely disrupted Google’s core, companies leaving hundreds of thousands of customers with out entry to their knowledge. In different information, CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the much-hyped role-playing sport “Cyberpunk 2077”, earlier this week revealed that dissatisfied prospects can search refunds. The sci-fi sport has suffered from critical efficiency points and glitches on older technology consoles, together with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. This week we’ve additionally realized that Microsoft is reportedly engaged on designing ARM chips for Surface PCs and servers.

Read about these tales in more element beneath.

Google suffers international outage

On Monday, Google’s core companies went down for about an hour, taking down Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Docs, and most different Google companies. Although companies had been restored, the worldwide outage created a panic-like scenario. Google later revealed that the problems had been brought on by an outage to its authentication platform. Google suffered its second outage on Tuesday, with its e mail service Gmail went down for 2 hours.

Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation retailer

In a shock transfer, Sony eliminated the online game Cyberpunk 2077 from its PlayStation retailer. The transfer shocked the trade, as for the primary time a AAA sport has been faraway from the PlayStation Store citing high quality points. Since its launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has been going through criticism from avid gamers over bigs and drops in efficiency on outdated consoles just like the PS4 and Xbox One. On Monday, Cyberpunk’s Polish developer, CD Projekt, mentioned it would provide shoppers full refunds in the event that they purchased the sport on older consoles and had been sad with it. Cyberpunk 2077, which stars Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves, is the most important online game of the 12 months.

Microsoft could also be creating ARM chips for Surface PCs

Microsoft might have plans to make use of ARM-based chips to energy its next-generation Surface PCs. According to a Bloomberg report, Microsoft is working by itself ARM processors for its datacenter servers and some Surface PCs. It’s not 100 per cent clear what the corporate’s plans are. Given the tech large shares deep relationships with Intel, AMD and Qualcomm, it’s not going to be simple to drop them in favour of its personal ARM chips. Apple lately launched the primary Macs that use the corporate’s M1 chips. Apple’s transfer to drop Intel and use custom-designed M1 chips for its Mac computer systems was lengthy anticipated.

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