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Open Source Initiative co-founder imagines a post-open-source world

Something to look forward to: One of the founders of the Open Source Initiative is unhappy with the movement’s current state of affairs. What is the first action he would take in a Post-Open Source world? Get rid of the General Public License (GPL). In a post-open-source world, Bruce Perens, one of the co-founders of […]

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Microsoft’s next-gen Surface laptops expected to showcase “true AI” features

The big picture: Artificial Intelligence has quickly become the buzzword in technology over the past couple of years, and most consumer tech companies are now falling over each other to add some sort of AI features to their products. Microsoft has already added AI to Windows 11 in the form of Copilot, and is now

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“Triangulation” iPhone spyware used Apple hardware exploits unknown to almost everyone

The big picture: Months after Kaspersky’s initial report on an extremely sophisticated spyware affecting iPhones, the security company revealed new details that could indicate the full breadth of its reach. The latest Apple firmware is no longer vulnerable to this attack, but a significant mystery remains regarding its development. A new report from Kaspersky’s security

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Gamers and developers everywhere are celebrating Bobby Kotick’s departure

The big picture: It’s been a rough ride for Activision Blizzard over the last few years. Fans and employees have endured everything from death threats against workers to legal actions related to reported workplace misconduct. Microsoft’s recent acquisition is a potential turning point in restoring the company’s tarnished reputation. On Friday, CEO Bobby Kotick’s 33-year

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TSMC working towards a future with trillion-transistor chips, 1nm-class manufacturing

The big picture: The global company showed how it plans to continue increasing transistor density over the next several years. It also believes that the semiconductor industry will transition to chiplet-based designs as well. At the recent IEDM conference, TSMC unveiled a product roadmap for its semiconductors and next-generation production nodes that culminates in eventually

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Meet LG’s multitasking, pet-sitting, AI-powered home robot: more helper, less Terminator

In brief: In what could be the first example of an AI and robot integration that isn’t going to steal jobs or kill us all, LG has revealed a distinctly non-threatening bot that can perform a multitude of tasks as it wanders around your house, including keeping an eye on your pets when you’re not

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Netflix competitors expected to post losses exceeding $5 billion for 2023

In context: Believe it or not, Netflix is still the king of streaming video entertainment. It’s easy to assume that with competition like Comcast and Disney, it would be floundering, especially after losing a lot of licensed content to its competitors. However, the former Big Cable boys are failing at the streaming game. The Financial

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Dell demonstrates how Windows 11 Copilot can easily navigate settings

Why it matters: Microsoft has tested and teased its new AI assistant’s future capabilities throughout 2023, but the full range of its use cases remains somewhat vague. Dell recently offered possibly the most vivid showcase of how Copilot could leverage NPUs to help ordinary users. Gizmodo recently witnessed a demonstration from Dell showcasing Windows 11

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LG’s new ultra-lightweight Gram Pro laptops include onboard AI processing

In a nutshell: LG Electronics has taken the wraps off a new wave of LG Gram Pro series laptops, a little over a week before the tech industry converges on Las Vegas for CES 2024. The ultra-lightweight Gram Pro laptops (models 16Z90SP (16-inch) and 17Z90SP (17-inch)) ship with your choice of Intel Core Ultra 5

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