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Google is rolling out a new AI-powered video creation tool for work related projects, called Google Vids. The new AI tool can generate a storyboard that can be edited, and after choosing a style, it can piece together a first draft with suggested scenes, images, and background music. It is no secret that companies... Read more...
Artificial intelligence chatbots are coming to all the things, it seems, and evidently that includes your Xbox game console. While nothing has been announced, Microsoft revealed that it is indeed in the process of testing an AI chatbot for Xbox game consoles, with the focus so far on supporting gamers in a number of... Read more...
The historical trend is for physical items to transform into streaming services, such as movies and music. Gaming as the next logical step. While gamers are accustomed to downloading digital games, game streaming has only recently began to hit its stride, with still a lot of room for user acquisition. NVIDIA's GeForce... Read more...
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer got to talk about the future of Xbox in a wide-ranging interview with The Verge. The discussion included Xbox titles making their way to Sonys PlayStation 5 console, the future of Xbox Cloud Gaming on iOS, and the possibility of an Xbox handheld. The interview comes on the heels of a turbulent... Read more...
Reports of the Xbox console's demise have not only been exaggerated, they're flat out wrong. If there was any doubt that the Microsoft still intends on releasing future generation consoles, it was put to rest in a recent podcast in which Xbox president Sarah Bond put gamers on notice: the next-gen Xbox will deliver... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg is joining a legion of CEOs who are less-than enthused about the opening up of iOS to third-party app stores. Zuckerberg gave his opinion on Apples new policies, as they relate to Meta, while speaking to shareholders during an earnings call. Zuckerberg said that I dont think that the Apple thing is... Read more...
Apple has maintained an iron grip on iPhone apps since it first rolled out the App Store in 2008, but the EU aims to change that. The European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA) is forcing Apple to open up iOS software, but it's doing so in possibly the most obnoxious way it can. Some major tech firms, including... Read more...
Fossil, one of the few prominent Wear OS smartwatch makers, is over and done with the smartwatch business altogether. The company has officially bowed out to refocus on its traditional watch and jewelry products, which means hardcore fans who were looking forward to the Fossil Gen 7 will be left disappointed. Among... Read more...
Microsoft is laying off 1,900 employees from its gaming division, or roughly 9% of its workforce, mere months after finalizing its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft isnt only limiting its maneuvering to personnel, as its also cancelling a survival game project that Blizzard had been working on... Read more...
We've reported on handheld gaming systems quite a bit recently thanks to the boom in the market spurred by the success of the Steam Deck. Products from pre-existing vendors like Ayaneo, GPD, and OneNotebook have been battling with newer machines from larger OEMs like Asus, Lenovo, and most recently, MSI. Today's... Read more...
It is unclear if the tech bubble is slowly deflating or if it is just a sign of the broader economy, but layoffs are seemingly the thing to do at the top of 2024. We haveseen this with Google across several business units as well as Amazon, specifically with Twitch. Now, popular gaming and community social media... Read more...
Blizzard President Mike Ybarra says that gamers lack patience and have unrealistic expections when it comes to new content. However, while Ybarra says he is unsure how things will change for the company following Microsoft's acquisition, he is confident that it is the start of a "new era' for Blizzard. In a new... Read more...
There are a LOT of PC-based gaming handhelds out there now. You probably know about the Steam Deck already; Valve's system that basically consists of a Steam Controller with a screen shoved in the middle and a custom AMD SoC inside. You probably also know about the ASUS ROG Ally, as well as the various devices... Read more...
OLED display panel technology delivers a host of attractive inherent qualities. However, it has long had a reputation for having burn-in issues, where an image that stays stationary on screen for too long in the same place can persist, to some degree. Now LG, one of the biggest manufacturers and promoters of OLED... Read more...
The argument is being made that artificial intelligence will create more jobs in the video game industry, as well as more games, and free up game devs to be more creative. However, the counter-argument is still prevalent, in that AI will replace humans in many ways in the industry and simply pad the pockets of the... Read more...
Hollywood actors have gone on strike in the face of being replaced by AI-generated digital likenesses of themselves, ultimately replacing them altogether in the future. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers defends its proposal for wanting actors to hand over their faces for a one-time payment as... Read more...
On social media, there might be sides of a platform demarcated by a language barrier. However, YouTube is working toward tearing down some of those barriers for content creators with AI-powered video dubbing with a service called Aloud. Aloud was formerly a Google Area 120 experimental product that assists creators... Read more...
At the height of the pandemic in February 2021, Spotify shared a scrap of good news when it announced Spotify HiFi. The new subscription was supposed to feature lossless music, something that many of Spotify's competitors have added with great fanfare. However, Spotify HiFi never materialized. A new report now claims... Read more...
Apple certainly a made an impression with its much-anticipated Vision Pro headset reveal at its WWDC 2023 event this week. What exactly that impression is depends on who you ask. It's only fitting that a mixed reality headset would elicit mixed reactions, and the one from Meta co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg can be... Read more...
Amazon is removing three celebrity voices from its Alexa library in the coming months. The voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa McCarthy, and Shaquille O'neal are already no longer available for purchase, and will soon cease to exist on devices. When first launched in 2019, users could purchase Samuel L. Jackson's... Read more...
Perhaps the most ominous warning about the dangers of AI is now coming from the man who is referred to as "The Godfather of AI." Geoffrey Hinton, who recently left his position at Google so he could speak freely, joins a growing list of people in the industry concerned about the rate at which companies develop... Read more...
NVIDIA has confirmed that its eSports gamer boosting Reflex technology is on the way to Counter-Strike 2. However, the graphics firms boasts about Reflex enhancements have gotten a little ahead of its product launch schedule, providing the first official acknowledgement that a GeForce RTX 4070 desktop graphics card is... Read more...
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