Day: January 17, 2023

PSA: Some macOS apps will require an update to fully support Wi-Fi 6E on new Macs

Apple on Tuesday unveiled the new generation of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, which is now powered by the faster M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. In addition, the new laptops also feature Wi-Fi 6E for the first time on a Mac. But, unsurprisingly, some apps will need an update to fully support the new Wi-Fi technology.


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Gogoro, Belrise JV to spend $2.5B on battery swapping network in Indian state

Gogoro, the Taiwanese paladin for two-wheeler battery swapping, is working with the Indian state of Maharashtra to establish state-wide battery charging and swapping infrastructure. The initiative will be driven by a “50-50” partnership between Gogoro and Belrise Industries, an automotive systems manufacturer based in India, that will form an infrastructure company to own the batteries

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Privacy Advocates Continue To Warn That Modern Toys Are A Privacy Mess

A decade or so ago there was a wave of warnings by privacy advocates about how modern toys had become major surveillance devices. Makers of voice recognition toys in particular had a nasty habit, researchers warned, of collecting everything your child says, poorly “anonymizing” the data (a meaningless term), then failing to secure that data

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Getty is suing a popular AI image generator for copyright infringement

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Getty Images is suing the makers of an AI image generator tool for alleged copyright infringement.

On Tuesday, the stock image supplier announced it was starting legal proceedings in the UK against the Stability AI alleging the company “unlawfully copied and processed millions of images protected by copyright and the associated metadata owned or represented by Getty Images.” Essentially, Stability AI is accused of scraping images from the Getty digital library without paying for a license or compensating the image creators.

Apparently, Stability AI wasn’t informed directly of Getty’s legal action. “Please know that we take these matters seriously. It is unusual that we have been informed about this intended legal action via the press,” a spokesperson told Mashable in an email. “We are still awaiting the service of any documents. Should we receive them, we will comment appropriately.”

Stability AI makes Stable Diffusion, a popular tool for generating AI images. By entering a text prompt like “dog lying in the sun,” Stability Diffusion generates unique images based the text. The tool’s artificial intelligence learns what kind of imagery to create by consuming massive amounts of images found on the internet, which makes it smarter and more accurate over time.

Since image generating AI companies like Stability AI, DALL-E, and NightCafe rely on images and artistic styles created by humans, the issue of intellectual property is murky and uncharted territory. And the increasing popularity of these tools has brought copyright laws to the forefront of the conversation.

Regarding the copyright for using the tool’s generated images, Stable Diffusion’s site says, “The area of AI-generated images and copyright is complex and will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.”

Stable Diffusion also says the images created are open source and protected by the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. All in all, it’s an entirely new area in the realm of IP and copyright law that doesn’t have a straightforward answer.

Getty Images declined to provide further detail upon Mashable’s request.

UPDATE: Jan. 17, 2023, 5:45 p.m. EST This story was updated to include comment from a Stability AI spokesperson.

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Forbes Monetizes The Frauds They Create: Here’s How

Forbes is the best in the business at monetizing frauds on the way up and later on the way down. The media juggernaut now makes money writing about the frauds, which were at least partly made possible by the endowment of trust from Forbes. Forbes doesn’t just make money from Ads and subscriptions; they will sell you a chance to write for Forbes.

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MacBook Pro comparison: How the new M2 Pro/Max improves over the M1 versions

Apple has launched its next-generation MacBook Pro laptops powered by the new M2 Pro and M2 Max custom silicon. Along with a more powerful CPU and GPU, the new MacBook Pro machines support up to 96GB RAM, Wi-Fi 6E, 8K output via HDMI, and more. Read on for our in-depth M2 Pro/Max MacBook Pro comparison for how everything stacks up against its predecessors.


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SimSpace CEO brings dogfight mentality to terra firma for IT cybersecurity training

William “Hutch” Hutchison, founder and CEO of SimSpace, speaks with Karl Greenberg about the virtues of cyber ranges in training IT teams, and SimSpace’s own specialty: Digital-twin based ranges that the firm provides to NATO governments worldwide, including security teams in Ukraine.

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The Hackathon Experience: Networking, Learning, and Innovation

Hackathons have become widely used for driving innovation and solving complex problems. These events unite developers, designers, and tech enthusiasts to collaborate and create innovative solutions to specific issues. In this post, we’ll dive into hackathons, how they work, the problems they solve, and why they are essential.

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