Will E3 2021 repeat last year’s game mess?

It’s only February, and somehow I’ve committed the sin of thinking about the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) tradeshow that typically happens each June in Los Angeles. It’s difficult to avoid this week due to some breaking news out of Videogameschronicle.com and Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. And that has led me to wonder if 2021’s […]

AI displays bias and inflexibility in civility detection, study finds

According to a 2019 Pew Center survey, the majority of respondents believe the tone and nature of political debate in the U.S. have become more negative and less respectful. This observation has motivated scientists to study the civility or lack thereof in political discourse, particularly on broadcast television. Given their ability to parse language at […]

Zynga beats Q4 2020 expectations with bookings of $699 million, up 61%

Zynga beat analysts’ expectations today, reporting its highest-ever bookings and revenues in the fourth quarter ended December 31 thanks to the strong performance of its existing games and the newly launched Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells. The social mobile game company’s revenue was $616 million, up 52% year-over-year, and bookings of $699 million, up 61% […]

Google announces OSV for triaging open-source vulnerabilities

Google launched Open Source Vulnerabilities (OSV) this week to provide users with precise data on where a vulnerability was introduced, where it got fixed, and to help users know if they’ve been impacted.  According to Google, OSV solves issues surrounding open-source security using automation in two key ways: improving the accuracy of vulnerability queries and […]

Trustpilot condemns legal action against reviewer

“We strongly oppose the use of legal action to silence consumers’ freedom of speech. As a public, open, review platform we believe strongly in consumers having the ability to leave feedback – good or bad – about a business at any time, without interference. Credit: Source link

Explainer: The Indian Twitter rival staging a Koo

By Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian social-media app Koo is witnessing a surge in popularity, fuelled by politicians and others flocking to it after U.S. rival Twitter Inc refused to follow a government order to block certain content on its platform. Twitter has locked horns with New Delhi this month over the order […]

There’s a tantalizing sign of a habitable-zone planet in Alpha Centauri

The new findings: The Alpha Centauri system’s potential to host life-bearing worlds has always intrigued scientists, but no known exoplanets have ever been established there—in part because the close proximity meant it was too bright for astronomers to really narrow in on any planetary objects in the area. But in a paper published in Nature […]

Why it’s Best to Stick to Sharing Chocolates and Flowers this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us – and as couples and singletons alike gear up for a day that’s traditionally all about sharing, when it comes to our digital identities, might we be sharing too much, and how can we protect ourselves? With data showing that past, present and possibly even future lovers are willing […]