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This game was made entirely from AI-generated images

New AI-based image generators like Dall-E have produced shockingly accurate and complex art based on fairly simple text commands. Some think they could change art production workflows forever. A new experiment demonstrates how AI image generation could work for game development. An independent developer has released a short 2D shooting game they made using only […]

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TV viewing among younger adults drops by two-thirds in a decade, over 65s now watch for longer

It’s no secret that today’s younger adults tend to opt for online content over traditional television, but the size of the fall in TV viewing time among 16 to 24-year-olds over the last decade might come as a surprise. It’s a contrast to the over 65s, who have slightly increased their television viewing compared to […]

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India blocks downloads of VLC player

TechSpot lists VLC Player as an essential app to install on a PC or Mac, but one of the world’s most populous countries has tried to ban it. The attempt may be due to regional tensions, but it’s likely impossible to block all access to a piece of PC software. The official website for VLC […]

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Is Apple failing at modems?

A few weeks ago, Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known sell-side analyst, tweeted that his checks indicate Apple’s effort to build their own cellular modem may have failed. In this column we want to walk through this — the likelihood of it, the potential causes, and some of the implications. Kuo is generally well-regarded. Based in Asia, […]

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EA promises to honor pricing mistake after $60 game sells for $0.06

Electronic Arts doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to being a consumer-friendly company, but it seems the gaming giant isn’t entirely averse to doing the right thing. After some pre-orders for FIFA 23 mistakenly sold for the equivalent of $0.06, EA has promised to honor the purchases for a game that should have […]

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Engineers developed an ‘invisible finger’ to control your touchscreen devices remotely

It has long been known that electromagnetic fields (EMF) can do some wonky things to electronic devices. Recently, scientists have attempted to determine whether they can manipulate an EMF in such as way as to make a gadget do what they want. They were successful. Researchers from the University of Florida and the University of […]