Category: Technology

Unity to acquire Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital in $1.6 billion deal

Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital, the Academy Award-winning digital effects company famed for its work on the Lord of the Rings movies, is to be acquired by Unity game engine maker Unity Technologies for $1.625 billion. Weta Digital, a separate company from Weta Workshop, was co-founded by Jackson in 1993....

Proposed US bill would let users opt-out of algorithms on online platforms

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers proposed a bill last week aimed at curtailing personalization algorithms. If passed, it would let users choose whether or not to allow an online platform’s curation algorithms to use their personal data to serve them “specialized content.” Axios notes that the latest version...

Netflix Games is coming to Apple iOS and iPadOS tomorrow

Having carved a sizable place for itself in the streaming industry, Netflix is ready to expand its operations into new territories, namely video games. In fact, the company has already begun to do so: last week, it rolled out its first version of “Netflix Games” to Android users, and...

Hackers claim they have cracked the PS5 and obtained all symmetric root keys

Jailbreaking, modding, pwning, whatever you want to call it—hackers delight in making a device do something that the manufacturer did not intend. Over the years, the process has grown more complicated, but the hackers always seem to find a way. It seems that as we near the first anniversary...

The chip shortage has been giving low-profile chipmakers an unexpected boost

According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, global chip sales grew 28 percent in the third quarter to $144.8 billion. There are no signs of this growth slowing down in the foreseeable future, but a particularly interesting side effect is that companies that build chips on older process technology have...