The real scandal behind ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt paying for Biden’s science office
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has faced a backlash since Politico reported earlier this week that he indirectly funds and wields unusually heavy influence over an important White House office tasked with advising President Joe Biden’s administration on technical and scientific issues. The ethical concerns surrounding this news are... Read more
IT giant Globant discloses hack after Lapsus$ leaks 70GB of stolen data
IT and software development firm Globant said in a statement Wednesday that it experienced a network breach. The statement appeared to confirm claims made by Lapsus$, a group that has successfully compromised Microsoft, Nvidia, Okta, and other victims in recent weeks. Lapsus$ is a relative newcomer to the data-extortion... Read more
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Will Be Hybrid-Only and More Luxurious
That’s a lot of stars. Mercedes-Benz The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV is imminent, with Mercedes putting out its own “spy shots” of a camouflaged prototype undergoing winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden. We won’t see a full reveal of the redesigned crossover until later this year, but Mercedes released a... Read more
A Sinister Way to Beat Multifactor Authentication Is on the Rise
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a core defense that is among the most effective at preventing account takeovers. In addition to requiring that users provide a username and password, MFA ensures they must also use an additional factor—be it a fingerprint, physical security key, or one-time password—before they can access... Read more
Prime Gaming offers Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion free for April
GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Amazon today announced which games would be available to Prime Gaming subscribers for April 2022. It also revealed the games coming to Amazon Luna’s Prime Gaming channel. The biggest offerings are... Read more
Facebook’s TikTok clone Reels is also its future
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, needs to stay relevant. While it boasts over 3.5 billion users a month across its Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp platforms, its user base is aging, it’s facing fierce competition from the short-form video platform TikTok, and its ad-targeting business model is confronting a... Read more
Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ Episode 1 Memes: Steven Wins Over the Internet
Poor Steven is always left in the dark. Marvel Moon Knight left an impression on the internet on Wednesday with the release of episode 1 (here’s CNET’s episode 1 recap, including Easter eggs). Speaking of first impressions, can we please get Steven a redo of that dinner date? The... Read more
How to Choose the Right TV (2022): Terms, Sizes, Ports, and Gaming, Explained
TVs can be tricky to shop for. Whether you read my exquisite guide to the Best TVs or not, you probably won’t find every top model at your local Walmart, Best Buy, or Costco. And when you’re browsing retail websites, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by marketing speak like... Read more
Anzu closes its latest funding round with $20M raised
GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! It’s been a bit of a banger month for, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising platform. The very end of February had Anzu announcing a content focused partnership with NBCUniversal.... Read more
Apple Studio Display Review: Looks Great and Sounds Good, Too
The display has excellent color accuracy and surprisingly good speakers for a monitor, making it a solid choice for Mac owners. Dan Ackerman/CNET When Apple announced its $1,599 sibling to the $4,999 Pro Display XDR, I was among those disappointed that the long-anticipated model wasn’t simply a smaller, lower-brightness version... Read more