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G2 Esports CEO resigns amid Andrew Tate controversy
Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today. G2 Esports CEO Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez has stepped down from the company he co-founded. This decision followed Rodríguez posting a video of... Read more
‘House of the Dragon’: Laena Velaryon’s Decision, Explained
Time jumps and actor changes weren’t the only jarring elements of House of the Dragon, episode 6. Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series ended with a fiery bang for one character. It was unexpected and not in a good way for some. Let’s discuss in the spoiler-filled... Read more
Russia plans “massive cyberattacks” on critical infrastructure, Ukraine warns
gwengoat | Getty Images The Ukrainian government on Monday warned that the Kremlin is planning to carry out “massive cyberattacks” targeting power grids and other critical infrastructure in Ukraine and in the territories of its allies. “By the cyberattacks, the enemy will try to increase the effect of missile... Read more
New PS5 Modern Warfare 2 Console Bundle Revealed
Sony has revealed a new PS5 bundle that packages the current-gen console with a digital copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The bundle is available only through preordering on the PlayStation Direct store and comes with everything else a typical PS5 comes with — DualSense controller, the... Read more
Hurricane Ian Blows Back NASA’s Artemis Launch
NASA’s team leading the Artemis program of lunar missions really wants to get on with their inaugural spaceflight—which was slated for tomorrow morning. But with a strengthening Hurricane Ian barreling toward the Florida launchpad, it’s time to move the massive Space Launch System rocket to safety. The space agency... Read more
Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here. What do Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney and Thomas Edison have in common? Early in their careers, the three were passed over by their first bosses, who failed to... Read more
Darth Vader’s voice will be AI-generated from now on
Enlarge / As James Earl Jones retires, Darth Vader’s voice will come courtesy of voice-cloning software called Respeecher. Lucasfilm / Benj Edwards During the creation of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, James Earl Jones signed off on allowing Disney to replicate his vocal performance as Darth Vader in future... Read more
If Windows 11’s 2022 Update Hasn’t Tempted You Yet, These New Features Will
Microsoft has given Windows 11 a major update. Released on Sept. 20, the first big update to the operating system is now available for download on your laptop or desktop. You may be wondering, though, should you install the upgrade? With all the new security, productivity, accessibility and gaming... Read more
A Sprawling Bot Network Used Fake Porn to Fool Facebook
In November 2021, Tord Lundström, the technical director at Swedish digital forensics nonprofit Qurium Media, noticed something strange. A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was targeting Bulatlat, an alternative Phillippine media outlet hosted by the nonprofit. And it was coming from Facebook users. Lundström and his team... Read more
Berkeley Skydeck unveils 18 tech startups from 4 continents
Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today. Berkeley SkyDeck, the global accelerator and hub for entrepreneurship, announced today it will be hosting its Batch 14 Demo Day on September... Read more