Mobile ‘paid competitive gamers’ are on the rise | Newzoo & MPL
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. Newzoo and Mobile Premier League (MPL) released a report this week about paid competitive games (PCG). According to the report, this new subsection of mobile games represent a new and growing form... Read more
Intel Co-Founder Gordon Moore, of Moore’s Law Fame, Dies at 94
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, the man behind “Moore’s Law,” which became a driving force among makers of computers, phones and other electronics, died Friday at 94. Moore “defined the technology industry through his insight and vision,” Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a release. “He was instrumental in revealing... Read more
16 Best Wireless Earbuds (2023): Truly Wireless, Cheap, Luxe, and More
Wireless earbuds are one of those ideas that sounded like a dream at first: Pop a little headphone into each ear and listen to music or take calls untethered from everything. The first wireless buds were gigantic, died after a few hours, and had a bunch of other problems.... Read more
Like A Dragon Ishin: A mini-review | Kaser Focus
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. It’s a strange week when the announcement of Counter-Strike 2 is the highlight. We had a lot of interesting news from GDC, and peeks at upcoming games like Redfall and a TMNT... Read more
Huge collection of vintage Apple computers goes to auction next week
Enlarge / I mostly recognize this early laptop from its resemblance to a similar-looking computer in the film 2010. It’s up for auction along with hundreds of other old Apple computers. Julien’s Auctions If you’ve been thinking your home or workspace is perhaps deficient when it comes to old... Read more
11 New Features That Will Change the Way You Use Your iPhone
This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2023, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product. Apple’s iPhone software just keeps getting better. With iOS 16.3, first released in January, Apple added a number of small but significant updates to the iOS 16 iPhone... Read more
‘The Last of Us’ Is a Zombie Story With Heart
HBO’s hit series The Last of Us is based on a popular video game from Naughty Dog. Science fiction author Zach Chapman appreciates that the show is a faithful adaptation of one of his favorite games. “The show is in many episodes a shot-for-shot remake of the game,” Chapman... Read more
Diffusion models can be contaminated with backdoors, study finds
Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More The past year has seen growing interest in generative artificial intelligence (AI) — deep learning models that can produce all kinds of content, including text, images,... Read more
ChatGPT gets “eyes and ears” with plugins that can interface AI with the world
Aurich Lawson | Getty Images On Thursday, OpenAI announced a plugin system for its ChatGPT AI assistant. The plugins give ChatGPT the ability to interact with the wider world through the Internet, including booking flights, ordering groceries, browsing the web, and more. Plugins are bits of code that tell... Read more
ChatGPT Bug Exposed Some Subscribers’ Payment Info
OpenAI temporarily disabled ChatGPT earlier this week to fix a bug that allowed some people to see the titles of other users’ chat history with the popular AI chatbot. In an update Friday, OpenAI said the bug may have also exposed some personal data of ChatGPT Plus subscribers, including... Read more