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A Rich Harvest in the Desert

Nov 24, 2022

The Big Picture features technology through the lens of photographers.Every month, IEEE Spectrum selects the most stunning technology images recently captured by photographers around the world. We choose images that reflect an important advance, or a trend, or that are just mesmerizing to look at. We feature all images on our site, and one also appears on our monthly print edition.Enjoy the latest images, and if you have suggestions, leave a comment below.A Rich Harvest in the Desert The rise ...read more

Google acquires Twitter-backed AI avatar startup Alter for $100 million

Nov 24, 2022

Google has acquired Alter, an artificial intelligence (AR) avatar startup that helps creators and brands express their virtual identity, for about $100 million, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, in a push to boost its content game and better compete with TikTok. The acquisition was completed about two months ago, the source said, but neither of the companies disclosed it to the public. Some of Alter’s top executives have updated their LinkedIn profiles to share that the ...read more

Uber alum rakes in $9.7M to curb finance-related fights between co-parents

Nov 24, 2022

If you’re a parent, one of the hardest things about getting divorced is still having to deal with your ex about financial matters regarding your children. And, according to a 2015 report , just 50.2% of all 13.6 million custodial parents in the United States had either legal or informal child support agreements. Even in those cases, most agreements don’t cover expenses beyond the basics such as medical bills and extracurricular activities, among other things. This means that divorce ...read more

More Android connectivity features headed to Windows 11

Nov 24, 2022

In brief: Even before it launched, Microsoft was promising to bring Android connectivity to Windows 11 to offer users a similar functionality that iPhone customers have long enjoyed with Macs. A new look at a developer roadmap sheds more light on the Android elements heading to the Windows experience. A GitHub page for Windows-Android subsystem developers has revealed Microsoft's roadmap for improving Android compatibility on Windows 11. The company's plans include incorporating the recently- ...read more

CD Projekt Red is overseeing a remake of the first Witcher game

Nov 24, 2022

What just happened? CD Projekt Red has finally started to shed light on one of the projects it announced earlier this month – a remake of the first Witcher game. The company hasn't offered many details on the title yet, but revisiting its first game makes sense for multiple reasons. This week, CD Projekt Red confirmed it's overseeing a remake of the original 2007 Witcher game. Polish studio Fool's Theory is developing the project from the ground up on Unreal Engine 5 with CDPR staff involve ...read more

Surprise: Big Telecom Ripped Off A Broadband Subsidy Program For Low Income Americans

Nov 24, 2022

from the you-knew-I-was-a-snake-when-you-picked-me-up dept Thu, Oct 27th 2022 05:25am - Karl Bode Early in the pandemic, the FCC launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB program), which gives low income Americans a $50 discount off of their broadband bill. Under the program, the government gave money to ISPs, which then doled out discounts to users — if they qualified. But (and I’m sure this will be a surprise to readers), big ISPs erected cumbersome barriers to actually getting ...read more

UK government denies fresh delay to Online Safety Bill will derail it

Nov 24, 2022

The UK government has denied a fresh parliamentary delay to the Online Safety Bill will delay the legislation’s passage. The legislation is a core plank of the government’s 2019 manifesto promise to make the UK the safest place in the world to go online, introducing a regime ministers want to will drive a new era of accountability over the content that online platforms make available. PoliticsHome spotted the change to the House of Commons schedule last night, reporting that the bill had b ...read more

Google Cloud gets into web3 act with managed blockchain node service

Nov 24, 2022

Five years ago the blockchain was blossoming in the enterprise, or so many companies had us believe. Back then, companies like SAP and IBM were trying to build blockchain practices, but while the technology sounded good to solve myriad problems in the enterprise, it never really took off. Fast forward to 2022 and the blockchain comes under a new guise with the name web3 as an umbrella term and lots of VC money behind it. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the cloud platform ...read more

Accel backs startup offering ‘Amazon-grade’ commerce engine to online sellers around the world

Nov 24, 2022

Accel has backed a startup named Mason based in India and the U.S. that has built a commerce engine for sellers around the world to help them sell products online without paying the exorbitant ‘Amazon tax.’ The California-based startup, which has its RD headquarters in Bengaluru, is claimed to allow sellers to have their D2C storefront ready with a 50% uplift in their margins from day one. It offers a no-code, plug-and-play solution to let sellers offer products online without requiring a l ...read more

Amazon reveals first official look at the Fallout TV show

Nov 24, 2022

Something to look forward to: Fallout has been making plenty of headlines recently, thanks to the series celebrating its 25th anniversary. The latest piece of news from the post-apocalyptic franchise relates to the upcoming Amazon TV series: Prime Video has shown off the first official image of the show. The Amazon Prime Video Twitter account posted a congratulatory 25th-anniversary tweet directed at Fallout and its developer, Bethesda Studios. It included a photo from the live-action show th ...read more