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  • Trump gets suspended from YouTube for another week

    Last week, YouTube suspended President Trump from its platform for seven days following the riot at the Capitol, saying a recent video on his channel had incited violence. At the time, YouTube said it would revisit the move at the end of the suspension, and today the video platform announced it is extending the ban for another seven days. Although Trump's previous videos -- other than the one that was removed -- are still available on his account, ...

  • The best vampire games and mods to play until Bloodlines 2 releases later this year

    Paradox Interactive's Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 is among the most anticipated games of 2021. Unfortunately it's been pushed back toward the second half of the year. And that's a long time to keep the beast at bay for those of us who were excitedly expecting it last year. https://youtu.be/hGbEKNV6UxU However, as we've recently seen what can happen when a much-anticipated game is released a little too early, we here at TNW commend ...

  • Google Chrome update makes it easy to fix all your weaksauce passwords

    Let's face it, we've all had some terrible passwords in our past. Whether it's using the same password for every site, using some combination of personal information, or simply not using enough unique characters, many of us would do well to strengthen our online security habits. To that end, Google's latest update to Chrome (version 88) makes it easy to fix all your weak passwords in one go, assuming you're already using the browser for password ...

  • GPT-3 is the world's most powerful bigotry generator. What should we do about it?

    GPT-3 is, arguably, the world's most advanced text generator. It costs billions of dollars to develop, has a massive carbon footprint, and was trained by some of the world's leading AI experts using one of the largest datasets ever curated. And, in spite of all that, it's also inherently bigoted. A recent study conducted by researchers from Stanford and McMaster universities found that GPT-3 generates novel statements of bigotry. In other words: ...

  • GPT-3 has 'consistent and creative' anti-Muslim bias, study finds

    The researchers found that GPT-3 captures a persistent Muslim-violence bias in various uses of the model.

  • Microsoft partners with GM to make self-driving cars a reality

    Driverless car startup Cruise, a GM subsidiary, today announced the finalization of a two-billion dollar equity fund from primary investors Microsoft, Honda, and GM. Leading off: Microsoft's money is the big ticket item here for Cruise. While the company's valuation has skyrocketed to about $20 billion from investors, netting one of big tech's trillion-dollar whales has pushed GM stocks up nearly seven percent. But the cash isn't the only thing ...

  • Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 870 is an 'almost-flagship' chip for Android phones

    Qualcomm has always had a confusing naming scheme for its processors, and today it's adding to that confusion with the launch of the Snapdragon 870. It represents something of a new category for a company, in that it's a step below the company's latest and greatest, while still being an upgrade over the previous year's flagship. The Snapdragon 888 is the company's current flagship. It was announced in December and will be the processor found in ...

  • How Bangkok's 40,000-kilometer transport network was mapped for the first time

    This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. London-based mapping company WhereIsMyTransport has completed what it claims is the first comprehensive overview of Bangkok’s ...

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