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Meet Astra, ‘Valorant’s’ galaxy brain new agent coming in Act 2

“Valorant’s” developers promised a “galaxy brain” new agent, and they have delivered. Astra, a Ghanaian controller agent whose aesthetic is inspired by Afrofuturism, brings a kit and perspective that feel wholly distinct from anything available in the game right now. Astra’s abilities work differently from those of most other agents — with the exception of […]

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Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Over the rolling, scrub-spotted hills of the Southern California coast, where defense contractors once tested rockets and lasers for President Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” missile defense program, what looked like a big, mechanical insect stalked a white pickup truck. Half a mile away, 28-year-old Palmer Luckey, one of the tech industry’s […]

Gears & Gadgets

Hard-coded key vulnerability in Logix PLCs has severity score of 10 out of 10

Enlarge Rockwell Automation Hardware that is widely used to control equipment in factories and other industrial settings can be remotely commandeered by exploiting a newly disclosed vulnerability that has a severity score of 10 out of 10. The vulnerability is found in programmable logic controllers from Rockwell Automation that are marketed under the Logix brand. […]

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MyHeritage offers ‘creepy’ deepfake tool to reanimate dead

MyHeritage Genealogy site MyHeritage has introduced a tool which uses deepfake technology to animate the faces in photographs of dead relatives. Called DeepNostalgia, the firm acknowledged that some people might find the feature “creepy” while others would consider it “magical”. It said it did not include speech to avoid the creation of “deepfake people”. It […]

Gaming

Netflix drops extended Shadow and Bone teaser, announces release date

Jessie Mei Li stars as Alina Starkov in Shadow and Bone, a new Netflix fantasy series adapted from Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling “Grishaverse” novels, premiering April 23. Netflix unexpectedly dropped an extended teaser trailer for its forthcoming fantasy series Shadow and Bone during a panel at IGN Fan Fest. The hotly anticipated series is adapted from Leigh Bardugo’s […]