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June 23, 2023


FTC argues Microsoft’s deal to buy Activision should be paused

WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday argued in federal court for a preliminary injunction to temporarily block Microsoft’s acquisition of videogame maker Activision Blizzard, stopping the deal from closing …

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Inflection debuts its own foundation AI model to rival Google and OpenAI LLMs

The company claims that it’s competitive or superior with other models on this tier, backing it up with a “technical memo” describing some benchmarks it ran on its model, GPT-3.5, LLaMA, Chinchilla, and PaLM-540B.

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2 More Apple Zero-Days Exploited in Ongoing iOS Spy Campaign

Apple has released emergency patches for two new zero-day vulnerabilities in its software that an advanced persistent threat (APT) actor has been using to deploy malware in an ongoing iOS spying campaign dubbed “Operation Triangulation.”.

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Microsoft, US regulators head to court over $69 billion deal that could reshape video gaming

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Thursday will try to gain clearance to complete a $69 billion takeover of video game maker Activision Blizzard in a legal showdown with U.S. regulators that will reshape a pastime that’s bigger than the movie and music …

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The Newest and Largest Starlink Satellites Are Also the Faintest

Despite being four times larger than the original Starlink satellites, the new “Mini” version is fainter. SpaceX launched their first batch of second-generation Starlink satellites on February 27th. These spacecraft are called “Mini,” but they are only …

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Toyota Celebrates RWD Legacy with Special Edition Supra, Trueno Edition GR86

Toyota has a history of putting out fun models built with the rear-wheel drive enthusiast in mind, and that still holds true today. Taking a look at their current portfolio, Toyota’s GR performance sub brand has made waves in recent years with the GR …

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Just Dance 2024 Edition – Creative Director Discusses New Features and Just Dance+ Year 2

Matthew Tomkinson: For us, the launch of Just Dance 2023 Edition was really the beginning of a new era because we were able to add many more features to the live game throughout the year, and we also added some improvements both in terms of performance and …

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Microsoft tells judge in FTC hearing ‘this will decide’ fate of Activision deal

By Wallace Witkowski. FTC says the acquisition would give Microsoft an unfair advantage in the cloud-gaming space. Microsoft Corp. and Activision Blizzard Inc. are having their day in court, and a federal judge must decide whether to uphold the Federal …

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BlackLotus bootkit patch may bring “false sense of security”, warns NSA

The NSA has published a guide about how to mitigate against attacks involving the BlackLotus bootkit malware, amid fears that system administrators may not be adequately protected against the threat. The BlackLotus UEFI bootkit made a name for itself …

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New modular design approach for Apple Battersea, a new store in Battersea Power Station

Apple’s latest store, at the heart of Battersea Power Station’s Turbine Hall, has opened to the public. It is the first Apple store in Europe to integrate a new modular design approach that builds on Apple and Foster + Partners’ previous collaborative …

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