Slice emerges to make equity awards easier for companies
It’s not all about the Benjamins, baby — particularly for executive compensation, but increasingly, all levels of employees at firms around the globe. At the start of the first dot com boom in the 1990s, equity emerged as one of the most compelling parts of new hire offer packages... Read more
GitHub besieged by millions of malicious repositories in ongoing attack
Getty Images GitHub is struggling to contain an ongoing attack that’s flooding the site with millions of code repositories. These repositories contain obfuscated malware that steals passwords and cryptocurrency from developer devices, researchers said. The malicious repositories are clones of legitimate ones, making them hard to distinguish to the... Read more
Genshin Impact phone released by OnePlus
OnePlus has unveiled another Genshin Impact character for collaborating with the highly popular gaming series. Showcased at the Mobile World Congress, the limited edition 12R version of the device sported the unmistakable violet of the iconic character Keqing. “Every adventure begins with the first step. Every legend needs a... Read more
You Can Snag This New Tech From MWC 2024 Right Now
This year’s Mobile World Congress kicked off earlier this week in Barcelona. The long-running mobile trade show brings with it a plethora of phone launches, updated wearables and other new concepts and technology. MWC 2024 runs from Feb. 26 through Feb. 29, and this week has already been packed with plenty... Read more
Lots of People Make Money on Fanfic. Just Not the Authors
Fanbinding has exploded in popularity in the past few years. Many fanbinders do adhere to a strict gift-economy stance in line with the writers they’re binding the work of, often limiting money they collect, if any, to covering material costs. But the people selling bound versions of popular fics... Read more
Nvidia, Hugging Face and ServiceNow release new StarCoder2 LLMs for code generation
Nvidia, Hugging Face and ServiceNow are pushing the bar on AI for code generation with StarCoder2, a new family of open-access large language models (LLMs). Available today in three different sizes, the models have been trained on more than 600 programming languages, including low-resource ones, to help enterprises accelerate... Read more
Apple to scrap electric car project, much to Elon Musk’s delight
Apple Inc. plans to wind down its electric car project to shift focus to artificial intelligence (AI), with Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk celebrating the move in his trademark style. According to Bloomberg, after investing billions of dollars over a decade, Apple scrapped its electric car venture, entitled Project Titan,... Read more
Best Running Headphones and Earbuds for 2024
Budget Before anything else, you’ll want to figure out how much you’re willing to spend on new wireless sports buds. The quality of value-priced earbuds and headphones continues to improve, so you can find good affordable sports buds for less than $75. The premium models, which offer better build... Read more
Dictators Used Sandvine Tech to Censor the Internet. The US Finally Did Something About It
When the Egyptian government shut down the internet in 2011 to give itself cover to crush a popular protest movement, it was Nora Younis who got the word out. Younis, then a journalist with daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, found a working internet connection at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel... Read more
Game M&A hit $11.8B in 2023, lowest since 2019 | Quantum Tech Partners
Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Game industry mergers and acquisitions hit $11.8 billion in 2023, the lowest level since 2019, according to M&A advisory firm Quantum Tech Partners. That was down... Read more