Tag: author_name|Mat Smith

The Morning After: Google tightens up its AI Overview feature after suggesting glue on a pizza

Liz Reid, head of Google Search, has admitted the company’s search engine has returned some “odd, inaccurate or unhelpful AI Overviews” after the feature rolled out to everyone in the US. The executive’s explanation outlined some new safeguards to help the new feature return more accurate (and less funny) results.…

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The Morning After: Sony apologizes for fabricated ‘interview’ with Last of Us studio head

Last week, Sony published a seemingly innocuous round of interviews that centered the company’s nebulous “creative entertainment vision”. Neil Druckmann, head of the Sony-owned game studio Naughty Dog, was one of those — but his interview wasn’t quite what it seemed. Druckmann, who headed the team behind The Last of…

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The Morning After: Xbox’s Call of Duty Black Ops 6 gamble

Ahead of Microsoft finishing up its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it said bringing that publisher’s titles to Xbox Game Pass might take some time. We’ve only seen one so far(Diablo IV), but the company now has added a notable one. In fact, it’s a game that isn’t even here yet.…

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The Morning After: Preparing for Summer Games Fest 2024

I hope you had a quiet Memorial Day. It was a quiet one tech-wise, and I briefly fought the urge to copy and paste yesterday’s TMA into today’s newsletter hopper. There were a few teases and glimpses of gaming news, with E3 successor Summer Games Fest kicking off in just…

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The Morning After: AI-generated emoji could soon come to the iPhone

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that AI-generated emojis may be one of the new features Apple shows off at WWDC next month. If the current emoji library weren’t overwhelming enough (let alone my increasingly growing sticker collection both on Messages and WhatsApp), Gurman writes that the company “is developing software that…

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The Morning After: Microsoft introduces its AI-centric Copilot+ PCs

Microsoft couldn’t wait until its Build conference today. It just revealed a bunch of new hardware and plans for Windows. Copilot+ PCs were the big announcement, designed to run generative AI processes locally instead of in the cloud. Of course, Microsoft had new Surface devices to showcase these features, but…

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