Monthly Archives: April 2024

Nvidia-sponsored Synthesia reveals AI-generated “expressive avatars”

Synthesia has revealed a new range of artificial intelligence (AI) generated digital avatars which can portray human emotion based on text instruction.  The London-based company has presented its “Expressive Avatars” to synergize real emotion in the virtual world with users … Continue reading

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ESPN Bet opens retail sportsbook in Downtown Detroit

ESPN Bet has opened its first physical location at Hollywood Casino at Greektown in downtown Detroit. The newly branded sportsbook from PENN Entertainment will be the flagship retail environment that will inspire all other PENN portfolio locations. The media and gambling … Continue reading

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BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF sees first day without inflows

BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) has experienced its first day without any inflows since the introduction of Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States in January, Farside data shows. Since its launch on January 11, IBIT has consistently … Continue reading

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TikTok’s Creator Economy Stares Into the Abyss

The US Senate voted to pass a bill that could see TikTok banned within a year, pitching creators and businesses dependent on the platform into an uncertain future.

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Ex-NSA hacker and ex-Apple researcher launch startup to protect Apple devices

Two veteran security experts are launching a startup that aims to help other makers of cybersecurity products to up their game in protecting Apple devices. Their startup is called DoubleYou, the name taken from the initials of its co-founder, Patrick … Continue reading

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Fallout 4’s Next Gen update arrives today, everything we know, release time, and what’s included

It seems like every day is Fallout Day at the moment. If it’s not the roaring success of the TV series it’s the fact that so many new people are playing the game because of the TV series. They are … Continue reading

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Bitcoin wallets holding over $1,000 surge 20% in 2024

According to a report released by Fidelity Digital Assets on Monday, the number of Bitcoin wallets holding $1,000 or more has experienced a significant 20% increase since the beginning of 2024. This ongoing accumulation among smaller addresses reached a record … Continue reading

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Drake faces legal action over AI diss track with Tupac

Superstar rapper Drake set the internet (or specifically, X) ablaze when he released a diss track featuring AI versions of Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, but now the Canadian MC faces a legal challenge from Tupac’s estate. “Taylor Made,” is … Continue reading

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Ads for Explicit ‘AI Girlfriends’ Are Swarming Facebook and Instagram

WIRED found thousands of ads running on Meta’s social platforms promoting sexually explicit “AI girlfriend” apps. Some human sex workers say the platform unfairly polices their own posts more harshly.

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India’s ICICI Bank exposed thousands of credit cards to ‘wrong’ users

ICICI Bank, one of India’s top private banks, exposed the sensitive data of thousands of new credit cards to customers who were not their intended recipients. The Mumbai-based bank confirmed to TechCrunch Thursday that its digital channels “erroneously mapped” about … Continue reading

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