Adobe Reveals New Firefly AI Tool to Help Illustrators Color Their Art
Adobe on Thursday revealed a third member of its Firefly family of generative AI technologies, a tool to rapidly try out different color schemes for illustrations. With the “recolor vectors” tool, you upload a vector graphic file like a logo, illustration or, in Adobe’s example shown off during a... Read more
Trump’s Indictment Marks a Historic Reckoning
The literally unprecedented indictment against Donald Trump marks an outright dangerous—and politically fraught—moment for the United States and serves as a reminder of the unparalleled level of criminality and conspiracy that surrounded the 2016 election. It’s easy to look back at the 2016 election as though its outcome was... Read more
The role missing from the tech company C-suite
Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More C-suite roles typically map onto each of a company’s major needs. They are usually filled to create and implement business and technology strategies, manage financials and... Read more
Trojanized Windows and Mac apps rain down on 3CX users in massive supply chain attack
Getty Images Hackers working on behalf of the North Korean government have pulled off a massive supply chain attack on Windows and macOS users of 3CX, a widely used voice and video calling desktop client, researchers from multiple security firms said. The attack compromised the software build system used... Read more
What to Know About Getting COVID Again (and Again) in 2023
There’s been a lot of debate over how we should consider COVID-19 risk these days, three years after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. Mask mandates have fallen in some cities and public spaces (though some areas or businesses may require them), public health officials are considering... Read more
Let the AI Coding Wars Begin!
The big news this week was a call from tech luminaries to pause development and deployment of AI models more advanced than OpenAI’s GTP-4—the stunningly capable language algorithm behind ChatGPT—until risks including job displacement and misinformation can be better understood. Even if OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, and other tech heavyweights were to stop what they’re... Read more
Active blockchain wallets drop 9.7% compared to previous quarter | DappRadar
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. In the first quarter, the number of unique active blockchain wallets dropped 9.7% compared to the previous fourth quarter, according to a quarterly report by measurement firm DappRadar. Blockchain gaming continues to... Read more
Pro-Russian hackers target elected US officials supporting Ukraine
Threat actors aligned with Russia and Belarus are targeting elected US officials supporting Ukraine, using attacks that attempt to compromise their email accounts, researchers from security firm Proofpoint said. The campaign, which also targets officials of European nations, uses malicious JavaScript that’s customized for individual webmail portals belonging to... Read more
Get the Xbox Series X and an Elite 2 Controller for $580 (Save $100)
Ready for next-gen gaming? If you still haven’t gotten your hands on the Xbox Series X console from Microsoft and are looking for a deal, check out this bundle at Verizon. Right now you can get your hands on an Xbox Series X console and an Elite 2 controller... Read more
Surfing Amazon’s Gadget-Strewn Sidewalk | WIRED
Amazon has sold a lot of connected devices, and now it’s putting those devices to work. Millions of Ring cameras and Echo speakers sitting in homes across the US have the potential to share a little bit of their internet bandwidth with other Amazon devices that need it. This... Read more