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Apple hires former Google AI scientist who left after ethics turmoil

Apple has hired Google AI veteran Samy Bengio who was among the company’s most prominent employees to quit amid the fallout from its firing of two women researchers. Reuters, which broke the news, noted that Bengio will lead a new AI research unit at Apple, reuniting him with former Google luminary — and current Apple …

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Epic vs. Apple trial reveals the cost of exclusives and ‘free’ games

The courtroom battle between Apple and Epic Games has begun, and already the process has revealed details that these companies usually hold close to the vest. One item is how much Epic pays publishers to give away their games on its upstart PC game store. In exchange for giveaways that prompt gamers to create accounts …

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Twitter, Facebook and Paramount+ will stream WNBA games this summer

When the WNBA kicks off its historic 25th season on May 14th, fans will have plenty of chances to watch it unfold online. The league announced its broadcast schedule on Monday, in the process detailing all the games that will make their way to streaming platforms. To start, Twitter will air 12 games, with the …

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GM will install software on Chevy Bolt EVs to prevent future battery fires

Following last year’s recall, GM has outlined a plan to fix the issue that caused five Chevy Bolt battery fires between 2017 and 2019. In a post spotted by The Verge, the automaker says Bolt owners will need to take their car to their local GM dealership for service, where a mechanic will perform an …

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Apple releases iOS, macOS and watchOS updates to fix WebKit security flaws

Only a week after rolling out major updates for its operating systems, Apple has released patches for iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS. The company said in support documents that the updates resolve WebKit flaws that may have been exploited. The issues concerned “maliciously crafted web content [that] may lead to arbitrary code execution.” Among the …

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Amazon’s Thursday Night Football streaming deal with the NFL will start a year early

Prime Video is becoming the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football earlier than expected. The NFL and Amazon said today that their new distribution deal will kick off with the 2022 season instead of the 2023 season as previously announced. The now 11-year agreement will see Prime Video carry 15 Thursday Night Football games and …

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Facebook is putting #StopAsianHate notifications in the news feed this month

To mark Asian American and Pacific islander Heritage Month, Facebook is rolling out some features and undertaking some initiatives following increased violence and hate against Asians and Pacific Islanders (API). The company is also shining a spotlight on the impact and diversity of the community. During May, Facebook users in the US will see a …

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