Xbox Game Pass gets Guilty Gear Strive and Civ VI in March
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. Xbox announced today which games are coming to Game Pass for the first half of March. It’s a slightly leaner offering than we’ve seen in the past — several of the titles... Read more
FTC Reportedly Asks Twitter for Musk’s Internal Communications
The US Federal Trade Commission has asked Twitter to turn over internal communications related to Elon Musk, along with information about recent layoffs, with a focus on how the staff reductions at the social media company could affect its ability to protect users, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.... Read more
Weatherman’s Umbrellas Are on Sale Right Now
Spring is almost upon us, which means we’re about to see a lot of rain. “April showers bring May flowers,” after all. It’s time to stock up on rainy-weather gear—most importantly, umbrellas. Good news! WIRED-tested umbrella brand Weatherman is offering 25 percent off on select styles and colors until... Read more
Distributed database provider pgEdge emerges from stealth with $9M
Alexandria, Virginia-headquartered pgEdge, a startup that claims to provide a fully distributed database for use in the cloud and at the network edge, today emerged from stealth with $9 million in seed funding. It plans to use the capital to expand its team and streamline its database-as-a-service (DBaaS) product... Read more
Google’s PaLM-E is a generalist robot brain that takes commands
Enlarge / A robotic arm controlled by PaLM-E reaches for a bag of chips in a demonstration video. Google Research On Monday, a group of AI researchers from Google and the Technical University of Berlin unveiled PaLM-E, a multimodal embodied visual-language model (VLM) with 562 billion parameters that integrates... Read more
Google I/O 2023 Is Happening May 10 at Shoreline Amphitheatre
Google I/O 2023, the company’s midyear software show, is set to take place in person on May 10, giving developers and enthusiasts a sneak peek at what’s coming across Android, Search, Maps and plenty of other products. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, is expected... Read more
The Era of Faked CCTV Has Truly Arrived
While Jamal Khashoggi was being carefully slaughtered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a (clumsy and not much alike) man was trying out his shoes and clothes. The plan was for the imposter to appear on CCTV cameras while exiting the consulate and walk back to Khashoggi’s residence. The... Read more
FaZe Clan launches 1st all-female pro esports team for Valorant
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. FaZe Clan announced that it has signed its first all-female professional esports team that will compete in the Valorant league. The lifestyle and media platform rooted in gaming and youth culture said... Read more
Microsoft makes Outlook for Mac free, no Office or Microsoft 365 required
Enlarge / The current Outlook for Mac email client. Microsoft Microsoft is making the Outlook for Mac app free to use, the company announced this week. Previously available with a Microsoft 365 account or as part of the Office for Mac app suite, the Outlook app is downloadable from... Read more
Eye Drops Sold Worldwide Recalled Due to Non-Sterility
Pharmedica USA is recalling two lots of Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops eye drops that were sold worldwide at online retailers including Amazon. Using the drops could pose a “risk of eye infections that could result in blindness,” according to a notice posted last week by the US Food... Read more