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  • EA is laying off over 650 employees

    Video game company Electronic Arts will lay off 5 precent of its workforce according to a report it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. More than 650 EA employees will lose their jobs as a result of the move, part of a broader restricting that will see the company cutting back on office space and ending work…

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  • Google is reportedly paying publishers thousands of dollars to use its AI to write stories

    Google has been quietly striking deals with some publishers to use new generative AI tools to publish stories, according to in Adweek. The deals, reportedly worth tens of thousands of dollars a year, are apparently part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), a six-year-old program that funds , , and other resources for newsrooms. But the move into generative AI…

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  • Until Dawn and The Quarry developer Supermassive is reportedly laying off around 90 workers

    Yet another notable game studio is laying off a significant chunk of its workforce. Supermassive Games, the developer behind interactive horror titles and , is cutting around 90 jobs, according to . That’s nearly a third of the studio’s more than 300 employees. Supermassive confirmed that the studio will reorganize. “As a result, we are entering into a period of…

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  • Lenovo and Motorola’s Smart Connect makes it easier to manage tasks across your devices

    Motorola and Lenovo have announced a new cross-device management tool at MWC 2024 called Smart Connect that lets users seamlessly switch tasks from one device to another. You could, for example, move a podcast from your phone to your tablet without losing your place using only a swipe gesture, or easily share files between connected devices using a unified Share…

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  • Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander tipped over at touchdown, but it’s still kicking

    It turns out Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus spacecraft didn’t land upright after all. In a press conference with NASA Friday evening, the company revealed the lander is laying on its side after coming in a little faster than expected, likely catching its foot on the surface at the moment of landing. Fortunately, Odysseus is positioned in such a way that its…

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  • Amazon to pay $1.9 million to settle claims of human rights abuses of contract workers

    Amazon will pay out $1.9 million to more than 700 migrant workers to settle claims of human rights abuses following exploitative labor contracts,  The impacted laborers were working at two of the company’s warehouses in Saudi Arabia. Amazon saying it hired a third-party labor rights expert to investigate warehouse conditions. The organization found numerous violations of Amazon’s supply chain standards,…

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  • The Odysseus has become the first US spacecraft to land on the moon in 50 years

    The Odysseus spacecraft made by Houston-based Intuitive Machines has successfully landed on the surface of the moon. It marks the first time a spacecraft from a private company has landed on the lunar surface, and it’s the first US-made craft to reach the moon since the Apollo missions. Odysseus was carrying NASA instruments, which the space agency said would be…

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  • Your older S23 phone will get Samsung’s Galaxy AI suite in late March

    Samsung said Wednesday that the Galaxy S24’s AI features will arrive on last year’s phones (including foldables) and tablets in late March. In January, Engadget’s Sam Rutherford reported that the AI suite would soon be available on the Galaxy S23 series, Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5 and Tab S9. Today’s announcement makes that device list official while adding the…

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  • Apple says the iPhone 15’s battery has double the promised lifespan

    Apple has updated the iPhone 15’s battery lifespan. The company said on Tuesday its latest iPhones can retain 80 percent of their original charging capacity after 1,000 cycles — double the company’s previous estimate — without any new hardware or software updates. Not so coincidentally, the change will arrive in time for upcoming EU regulations that will assign an energy grade for…

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  • Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct will focus on upcoming third-party releases

    The next Nintendo Direct is scheduled for this Wednesday, the company just announced. It’s being billed as a “partner showcase,” with Nintendo saying it’ll show off Switch games coming in the first half of this year from “our publishing and development partners.” It’ll kick off on February 21, bright and early at 9AM ET. While Nintendo holds these showcases on…

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