Monthly Archives: November 2022

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew explains how US data will be kept out of China

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew gave a rare public interview at The New York Times’ DealBook conference today, telling host Andrew Ross Sorkin that he is “responsible for all the strategic decisions at TikTok” in response to a question about interference from the Chinese government. The 40-year-old Chew was funny and relaxed for most of […]

Warner Bros. Discovery and Amazon are teaming up to produce new animated DC projects

Superman and Batman in Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons. | Warner Bros. Animation Warner Bros. Discovery’s television-focused production arm is partnering with Amazon Studios to create new animated projects based on DC Comics’ IP, yet another sign of how the company is changing under CEO David Zaslav’s leadership. During a keynote session […]

“Dark ships” emerge from the shadow of the Nord Stream pipeline mystery

Enlarge (credit: Swedish Coast Guard/Getty Images) The first gas leaks on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea were detected in the early hours of September 26, pouring up to 400,000 tons of methane into the atmosphere. Officials immediately suspected sabotage of the international pipeline. New analysis seen by WIRED shows that two […]

San Francisco allows police to use robots to remotely kill suspects

Enlarge / A Talon robot, one of the models in the SFPD robot lineup. (credit: QinetiQ) The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to allow the San Francisco Police Department to use lethal robots against suspects, ushering the sci-fi dystopia trope into reality. As the AP reports, the robots would be remote-controlled—not autonomous—and would […]

GPT-3 is making even more art obsolete

OpenAI have quietly released text-davinci-003, a brand new entry in the artificially-intelligent GPT-3 language model family, claiming that it can handle more complex prompts to produce longer outputs. However, as reported by Ars Technica,  enterprising users using Playground, the free offering of GPT-3, quickly found that the new model is even more adept at producing […]

8 ways to fix iMessage if it’s not working on your iPhone

There are many common fixes if iMessage isn’t working. d3sign/Getty Images iMessages are texts, photos, and videos sent between Apple devices using Wi-Fi or cellular data. When iMessages are working properly, texts appear in a blue bubble. You can troubleshoot iMessage issues by toggling your Wi-Fi, cellular, and iMessage on and off. Color means a […]