Bungie parts ways with Activision, will self-publish future Destiny content

Activision and Bungie are ending their Destiny partnership after eight years, the two companies announced. Bungie will acquire the full rights to the massive first-person shooter franchise from Activision and plans on self-publishing all future Destiny content. The companies released a joint statement announcing the development: Today, we’re announcing plans for Bungie to assume full […]


Beat Saber’s exclusive PSVR content will come to PC

Following backlash surrounding the reveal of exclusive content for the PSVR version of Beat Saber, developer Beat Games has reassured PC players they’re not being forgotten. In tweets yesterday the developer noted that it wanted PSVR players to have ‘something new’ to experience when the game launched on the platform on November 20. That includes a […]


Tim Cook says Apple banned Alex Jones because it curates content – not because of politics

Alex Jones/YouTubeApple and other tech companies banned radio host Alex Jones from their services in recent months. Apple removed Alex Jones’ podcasts and app from its services earlier this year. The decision to remove the material from the conservative talk-show host was related to Apple’s desire to curate apps and other material on behalf of […]

Emerging Tech

Don’t be fooled — this automated system sneakily manipulates video content

[embedded content] A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an artificial intelligence system that automatically transfers content from one film into the style of another. In the vein of “deep fakes”, the A.I.-augmented videos infamous for superimposing one person’s face onto another’s body, the CMU system presents another case for how difficult […]


Google releases AI-powered Content Safety API to identify more child abuse images

Google has today announced new artificial intelligence (AI) technology designed to help identify online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and reduce human reviewers’ exposure to the content. The move comes as the internet giant faces growing heat over its role in helping offenders spread CSAM across the web. Last week, U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt took […]


Pricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images A recent survey questioned 595 virtual and augmented reality professionals about their business growth in the consumer and enterprise markets. Conducted by VR Intelligence and SuperData, the survey shows that 24 percent of the respondents report strong sales in the enterprise market while only 18 percent show strong sales in the consumer […]


Vimeo is the latest platform to remove content from InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Vimeo is the latest platform that has removed InfoWars’ account from its platform, following Facebook and YouTube. The videos violated the company’s Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content, a Vimeo spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. InfoWars also became a hot-button topic at Vimeo last week, Business Insider has learned, with several employees […]

Gears & Gadgets

Alex Jones podcast episodes yanked from Spotify over “hate content”

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Sean P. Anderson / Wikimedia Commons Spotify has removed episodes of InfoWars host Alex Jones’ podcast from its streaming service, according to multiple reports. The music streaming company deleted an unspecified number of The Alex Jones Show episodes for violating its hate content policy. “We take reports of hate […]