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Black women, AI, and overcoming historical patterns of abuse

Black women, AI, and overcoming historical patterns of abuse
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. After a 2019 research paper demonstrated that commercially available facial analysis tools fail to work for women with dark skin, AWS executives went on the attack. Instead of offering up more equitable performance results or allowing the federal government to…

Google killing Stadia’s studios may make crossplay gaming better for everyone

Google killing Stadia’s studios may make crossplay gaming better for everyone
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Google’s recent decision to close its dedicated game studios — opened to much fanfare just two years ago — has been seen by some as an admission of failure; another big tech brand that doesn’t quite “get” gaming. It can’t…

Microsoft open-sources tool to use AI in simulated attacks

Microsoft open-sources tool to use AI in simulated attacks
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. As part of Microsoft’s research into ways to use machine learning and AI to improve security defenses, the company has released an open source attack toolkit to let researchers create simulated network environments and see how they fare against attacks.…

The RetroBeat — Diablo II: Resurrected gives a diabolically good first...

The RetroBeat — Diablo II: Resurrected gives a diabolically good first impression
After the disappointing Warcraft III: Reforged, I wondered if I really wanted a Diablo II remake. When Blizzard announced Diablo II: Resurrected earlier this year, I wanted to remain skeptical. It felt a little better learning that Vicarious Visions, which created fantastic remakes for Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, was working on the…

Hideo Kojima is talking with Xbox, PlayStation’s blockbuster strategy, and more...

Hideo Kojima is talking with Xbox, PlayStation’s blockbuster strategy, and more | GB Decides 191
Jeff Grubb@jeffgrubb April 9, 2021 3:11 PM Hideo Kojima is talking with Xbox about publishing his next game, according to … well, according to this podcast. Editors Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti discuss that situation on this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. The crew also tries to figure out what is going on…

IT leaders get the green light to spend on digitisation

IT leaders get the green light to spend on digitisation
According to Gartner, the pandemic has pushed IT to the top of the business agenda, and long-term IT integration is key to success By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 09 Apr 2021 13:55 Worldwide IT spending is projected to hit $4.1tn in 2021 – an increase of 8.4% from 2020, according to the latest forecast…

Tech industry sees surge in remote working job postings

Tech industry sees surge in remote working job postings
Pandemic drives an increase in demand for “work anywhere” jobs and hybrid skills, research says By Angelica Mari Published: 09 Apr 2021 9:45 Technology professionals have seen a sharp increase in the availability of “work anywhere” vacancies, as well as demands for an ability to “handle everything” since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, according…

Cring ransomware hits ICS through two-year-old bug

Cring ransomware hits ICS through two-year-old bug
Andrei Merkulov - stock.adobe.co A long-disclosed vulnerability in Fortinet’s Fortigate VPN servers is being exploited to distribute Cring ransomware By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 09 Apr 2021 9:20 The operators of Cring ransomware have been conducting a series of damaging attacks on industrial targets and control systems (ICS) after apparently acquiring a list of…

CDO summer school plots step change for data leaders

CDO summer school plots step change for data leaders
The summer school for chief data officers, run by Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, promises data leaders a curriculum to match the elevated salience of the CDO role By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 08 Apr 2021 15:51 Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, authors of The chief data officer’s playbook, say they have overhauled…

Microsoft accused of stifling secondhand software market

Microsoft accused of stifling secondhand software market
sakkmesterke - stock.adobe.com In 2012, UsedSoft won a case for second user software, which has enabled the market to grow across Europe. But it is now under threat By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 08 Apr 2021 15:45 Second user software licence reseller ValueLicensing has picked up where the 2012 European Economic Area ruling in…

Wyze Home Monitoring review: Great savings, gaps to fill

Wyze Home Monitoring review: Great savings, gaps to fill
Wyze Home Monitoring review: Great savings, gaps to fill “Wyze has an irresistibly priced home security services, but it needs more work to play catchup.” Ultra affordable home monitoring plan Low cost hardware Option for wired or wireless connection with hub No cellular backup connection Limited selection of accessories When it comes to stirring up…

Jump-start your car at a moment’s notice with this $112 battery-free...

Jump-start your car at a moment’s notice with this $112 battery-free supercapacitor
autowit A dead car battery can be a pretty traumatic experience. It stops your day cold while you wait for rescue, traditionally from a friend with jumper cables or your insurance company's roadside assistance. And while there are some pretty awesome jump-start batteries out there these days that let you rescue yourself, even they're not…