MobileNews

Android 11’s first beta lands early for some Pixel owners

Some Google Pixel owners have received the Android 11 Beta early, revealing yet more details about this year’s version of Android. In a tweet, Mishaal Rahman from XDA Developers said that two Pixel 4 XL users reported having received the update, revealing new details about Android 11 features like the power button menu, three new icon shapes, and auto-generated app suggestions in the home screen…
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GamingNews

Activision delays new seasons for Call of Duty amid unrest

Activision announced that it has delayed new seasons for its Call of Duty games amid unrest in the U.S. The nationwide protests erupted and spilled over into violence after the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Sony and Electronic Arts have…
MobileNews

Here’s our first look at new Apple News+ Audio hidden feature in iOS 13.5.5 beta

While Apple has released iOS 13.3.1 to the public today, the company has also made the first beta version of iOS 13.3.5 available. And now, has been able to access a new “Apple News+ Audio” feature, which is hidden in iOS 13.5.5 beta. We mentioned last month that Apple is working to offer audio stories for Apple News+ subscribers, and now we can confirm that with iOS 13.5.5 beta. Apple…
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AI & RoboticsNews

Microsoft researchers say NLP bias studies must consider role of social hierarchies like racism

As the recently released GPT-3 and several recent studies demonstrate, racial bias, as well as bias based on gender, occupation, and religion, can be found in popular NLP language models. But a team of AI researchers wants the NLP bias research community to more closely examine and explore relationships between language, power, and social hierarchies like racism in their work. That’s one of…
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GamingNews

Zynga acquires mobile gaming company Peak for $1.8 billion

Zynga will purchase Istanbul-based game developer Peak for $1.8 billion, marking the largest acquisition in Zynga’s history. In a press release, Zynga officials said the deal would be financed by $900 million in cash and $900 million in stock. Zynga had already bought…
AI & RoboticsNews

MIT CSAIL teams propose grippers with a humanlike sense of touch

In a pair of recently published technical papers, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) propose new applications of soft robotics — the subfield dealing with machines made from tissue-like materials — that aim to tackle the challenge of grasping objects of different shapes, weights, and sizes. One builds on an existing work that employs a…
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