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ICYMI: the week"s 7 biggest tech stories, from Google Gemini to Windows 12

2023 might nearly be over, but that doesn't mean the tech news has run dry. Here are biggest stories of the week......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagDec 9th, 2023

Saturday Citations: Will they or won"t they? A black hole binary refuses to merge. Plus: Vestigial eyeballs

It's been a long, eight-day leap week, and this weekend, I'm spending my free time working on the manuscript for my style guide for science writers, "How to Effectively Split an Infinitive.".....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News7 hr. 55 min. ago

Researchers create AI worms that can spread from one system to another

Worms could potentially steal data and deploy malware. Enlarge (credit: Jacqui VanLiew; Getty Images) As generative AI systems like OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Gemini become more advanced, they are increasingly being p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 28 min. ago

IPTV Piracy Group Members Arrested For Signal Theft, Fraud, Money Laundering

Officers of the Quebec Provincial Police (Sûreté du Québec) carried out raids this week against suspected members of an IPTV piracy group operating in Canada. At least five people were arrested on suspicion of various crimes including theft of tel.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Google Search Takedown Requests Rush to 8 Billion at Record Pace

Google has just processed the eight billionth DMCA takedown request for its search engine. With a recent increase in notices, the 10 billion milestone is just a year away. A recent uptick in activity is mainly pushed by publishers, including Korean m.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 02/26/2024

Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Mean Girls' tops the chart, followed by 'The Beekeeper'. ‘'The Zone of Interest' completes the top three. From: TF, for the latest news on c.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Hollywood Used ‘Dynamic+ Injunction’ to Shut Down movie-web and Other Pirate Sites

Late last week, the public-facing demo website of movie-web went offline. New information shows that this was likely the result of a 'dynamic+ injunction', ordered by the High Court of Delhi, India on behalf of Netflix and the Hollywood majors. The o.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Video of New ‘Masters of the Air’ Episode Leaks on Pirate Sites

Unreleased footage of the Apple TV+ hit series "Masters of the Air" appears to have accidentally leaked online. The video track of the eighth episode, which is scheduled to be released next week, showed up on pirate sites as the latest release of ano.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Alibaba Leads Record Deal to Mint $2.5 Billion China AI Firm

The Chinese tech giant led a $1 billion funding round in Moonshot AI, valuing the year-old firm at $2.5 billion. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. led the largest single financing round for a Chinese artificial intelligence startup, the la.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News9 hr. 51 min. ago

Google Left in ‘Terrible Bind’ by Pulling AI Feature After Right-Wing Backlash

Google’s overcorrection for AI’s well-known bias against people of color left it vulnerable to yet another firestorm over diversity. February was shaping up to be a banner month for Google’s ambitious artificial intellige.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News9 hr. 51 min. ago

Ethical AI Isn’t to Blame for Google’s Gemini Debacle

Ethical AI isn't the reason for Google's Gemini failure. Here's how AI companies can do better. Earlier this month, Google released its long-awaited system “Gemini,” giving users access to its AI image-generation technol.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News9 hr. 51 min. ago

This 2019 MS Office lifetime deal for Windows or Mac is on sale for only $29.97

Get Microsoft Office 2019 for Windows or Mac at $29.97 each. TL;DR: Through February 29, get Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac or Windows for only $29.97 — that's 86% off.Whether you’re a creative or an accountant, Microsoft Office Prof.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

like-new HP refurb for $359.99

Save on a like-new HP EliteDesk PC. This refurbished HP comes with Windows 11 Pro and is only $359.99. TL;DR: As of February 29, get this refurbished HP EliteDesk for just $359.99 — usually $394.99.Working from home may mean your pets are.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Tech worker wore an Apple Vision Pro at his wedding

Jacob Wright wore his Apple Vision Pro VR headset during his February wedding to Cambree Wright. Apple's Vision Pro launched this month, to the delight of Apple devotees everywhere. While issues with the Vision Pro have already begun circulatin.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Windows 11 Photos app gets sick new AI feature – macOS users may get envious

The Windows 11 Photos app has a cool new feature that may elicit envy from macOS and Chromebook users. Windows 11 Photos has gotten a lot of love from Microsoft lately. Last fall, the Redmond-based tech giant introduced new AI-based features fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Windows 11 Copilot, ChatGPT"s rival, is smarter now: 16 new commands

Microsoft added 16 new commands for Windows 11 Copilot. Windows 11 Copilot, a ChatGPT rival, can respond to a new batch of commands for changing your PC settings, and accessing apps and tools, in seconds.Curious about the new prompts you can us.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

7 new Windows 11 features coming soon, including phone-as-a-webcam perk

Windows 11 is getting an update with seven new features. The next Windows 11 update will introduce a gaggle of new features, including enhancements to sharing photos and documents, tweaks to Snap Layouts, and changes to Widgets.Microsoft has al.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

"Dune: Part Two": What does Paul tell Baron Harkonnen?

When Paul Atreides encounters Baron Harkonnen in "Dune: Part Two," he tells him he dies like an animal. Here's how that links to the books. One of the biggest changes Dune: Part Two makes from Frank Herbert's original Dune is the fate of Baron.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Google announces new Chrome features that trigger your FOMO

Google has three new Chrome features geared towards better search suggestions. Here's the rundown. Google has a three new Chrome features designed to make suggestions more helpful.On Thursday, the tech giant announced a new way to trigger your.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

With the arrival of K-pop stars, fans turn their attention to Fashion Week metrics

As luxury brands learn to leverage the star power of K-pop idols, their social media accounts have become a battleground for fandoms looking for new ways to quantify their influence. The newest front-row fixture at Fashion Week? Fanwars.As luxu.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Galaxy Ring Could Last for 9 Days on a Charge

Samsung is at the product release stage where it wants both to talk about its new Galaxy Ring and also not really talk about the Ring. They’ve teased in at an Unpacked, revealed its full design, colors, and sizes at MWC this week, and now they.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News9 hr. 53 min. ago