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Wayfinder Games, new indie studio in Sweden, is fully remote
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. Multiple former employees of EA DICE and Embark Studios this week revealed their new studio, Wayfinder Games. While the main office will be based in Sweden, the developers themselves can work full... Read more
Paper: Stable Diffusion “memorizes” some images, sparking privacy concerns
Enlarge / An image from Stable Diffusion’s training set compared (left) to a similar Stable Diffusion generation (right) when prompted with “Ann Graham Lotz.” Carlini et al., 2023 On Monday, a group of AI researchers from Google, DeepMind, UC Berkeley, Princeton, and ETH Zurich released a paper outlining an... Read more
The Best Netflix Fantasy Shows to Watch in 2023
After The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon, fantasy is having something of a renaissance. Thankfully there are currently a huge amount of good fantasy shows on Netflix. There’s obvious choices like The Sandman and The Witcher but, beyond that, what’s worth your time? Here’s where we think you should start… If... Read more
PlayStation Plus numbers are recovering, according to Sony
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. Sony today announced its earnings for the third quarter of its 2022 fiscal year, the three-month period ending in December 2022. One of the facts it disclosed is that the number of... Read more
Boeing retires the 747 as NASA invests in sustainable aircraft design
After more than 50 years in production, the final 747 is taking to the skies. Boeing delivered the last 747 ever built to Atlas Air on Tuesday. Aviation enthusiast John Travolta was there and said the plane was the “most well-thought-out and safest aircraft ever built.” Richard Branson said... Read more
Netflix stirs fears by using AI-assisted background art in short anime film
Enlarge / A still image from the short film Dog and Boy,, which uses image synthesis to help generate background artwork. Netflix Over the past year, generative AI has kicked off a wave of existential dread over potential machine-fueled job loss not seen since the advent of the industrial... Read more
Senator Calls on Apple, Google to Remove TikTok From App Stores
US Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Colorado, wrote a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai Thursday, calling for the removal of TikTok from both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.  “TikTok collects vast and sophisticated data from its users, including faceprints and voiceprints,”... Read more
Microsoft gives businesses a GPT boost in Teams and Viva Sales
Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. Just a week after announcing it would “extend” its OpenAI partnership, Microsoft is already giving business productivity a big GPT-powered boost — and, presumably, showing how its estimated $10 billion investment in OpenAI can start adding value,... Read more
TikTok opened a transparency center as it faces renewed threats of government bans
This Tuesday, following its recent charm offensive in Washington, DC, TikTok hosted journalists at its Los Angeles headquarters to unveil a new center it has created to woo American policymakers, regulators, and civil society leaders. “How much of a national security threat is it to join the wifi network... Read more
Up to 29,000 unpatched QNAP storage devices are sitting ducks to ransomware
As many as 29,000 network storage devices manufactured by Taiwan-based QNAP are vulnerable to hacks that are easy to carry out and give unauthenticated users on the Internet complete control, a security firm has warned. The vulnerability, which carries a severity rating of 9.8 out of a possible 10,... Read more