Ignite Microsoft has bagged exclusive rights to OpenAI’s GPT-3 technology, allowing the Windows giant to embed the powerful text-generating machine-learning model into its own products. “Today, I’m very excited to announce that Microsoft is teaming up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3, allowing us to leverage its technical innovations to develop and deliver advanced AI
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Bounty-hunting hackers are uncovering new vulnerabilities every two minutes on average, according to bug bounty platform HackerOne. In its latest annual Hacker Powered Security Report, the platform said it had paid out aroud $45m in bug bounties to individual “ethical hackers” – folks who prod around for security vulnerabilities in software – in the past
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Tennis World Tour 2 allows you to “cheat” at the game, which feels like it’s missing the point. Just like the 2018 poorly-received original, Tennis World Tour 2 features a variety of “skill cards” that can be activated during matches, allowing you to boost your player’s values or even affect your opponent’s attributes for a
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The Australian operation of Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said it would continue to cut staff numbers and investment in the country amid strained relations between Beijing and Canberra. In 2018, Australia banned Huawei from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network citing national security risks, a move the company criticised as being politically motivated.
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In 2015, German sportswear manufacturer Adidas acquired a plucky Austrian IoT startup called Runtastic, which, among other things, manufactured a $129.99 “smart” scale called Libra. Now that product is being discontinued, preventing owners from synchronising their data or even downloading the app required to use it. In a post published yesterday, Adidas announced the discontinuation
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India pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Series S are now live on Amazon, Flipkart, and Reliance Digital. The more affordable Series S at Rs. 34,990 offers a disc-less all-digital next-gen gaming experience, while the Rs. 49,990 Series X ships with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive and has more RAM and storage, a faster
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An IT contractor has been found guilty of pinching his employer’s supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency. The un-named man was employed at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an outfit that made critical contributions to WiFi and operates the Parkes Radio Telescope that received the first images and video from Apollo 11 when it
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Facebook is launching a new initiative this week to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election, the latest effort by the social network to prove it is a responsible player on the Internet. The tech titan will kick off Monday a massive campaign encouraging people to visit its virtual voting information centers where
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IBM has once again been sued for alleged age discrimination, this time in Texas on behalf of 15 former employees. The complaint [PDF], filed on Friday in the western district of the US state, comes a week after the nation’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) analyzed claims of age discrimination by 60 people forced out
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Netgear has decided that users of some of its managed network switches don’t need access to the equipment’s full user interface – unless they register their details with Netgear first. For instance, owners of its 64W Power-over-Ethernet eight-port managed gigabit switch GC108P, and its 126W variant GC108PP, need to hand over information about themselves to
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Microsoft said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion (Rs. 55,223 crores) in cash, strengthening its Xbox video game offering with the studio behind titles such as Fallout and the Doom reboot. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, which has also developed hits including The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, and Dishonored.
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Asus has launched a series of laptops and desktop PCs in India, under the brand umbrella of ExpertBook and ExpertCenter. Designed to meet the needs of business and professional users in the country, the new lineup comprises the ExpertBook B9, ExpertBook P2, and ExpertBook P1 series of laptops, along with AsusPro ExperCenter D3, ExpertCenter D6,
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