— Linus Tech Tips (@LinusTech) July 15, 2020 This situation is bad all around and a horrible look for a company that has ironically made some excellent gaming laptops. We'll update this story pending any statements from MSI or AMD. The "offending" video is below if you're interested. … [Read more...] about MSI allegedly attempts to bribe YouTuber to prevent a negative review
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We'll cut to the chase first: both EFF staff attorney Fred von Lohmann and copyright attorney (currently working as production attorney for NBC Universal) Ben Sheffner agree that there are virtually no ramifications for you, as the karaoke fiend, if you're creating derivative works for your own private use. Stripping out the vocal track and overlaying written lyrics on top of an instrumental theme is almost no different than creating remixes to play for your friends when they come over for a party. "The law is almost beside the point here," Sheffner said. "The copyright owners have never been and are still not very interested in what people do with music they've bought at home." … [Read more...] about Making your own karaoke CDs: is it legal?
Meanwhile, the internet is coming to terms with multiple sexual-harassment lawsuits against Affleck, who has settled those cases out of court. The Daily Beast has a pretty definitive account of the charges, but you can also read the court filings from the two plaintiffs — producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka. Affleck was accused of sexually inappropriate and emotionally abusive behavior toward White and Gorka over a period of many months while they were working on his 2010 documentary I’m Still Here. Among other things, White stated that Affleck frequently referred to women as “cows,” sent her threatening text messages after she refused to share a hotel room with him, and locked her out of her room so he and Joaquin Phoenix could have sex with two women in it. Gorka alleged similar behavior, including that Affleck often joked about how she should have sex with various members of the production team, and that she once woke up to find him in … [Read more...] about What if the internet could make Casey Affleck the last Casey Affleck?
Building on this work, the NUS team further improved robotic perception capabilities by combining both vision and touch data with a spiking neural network. To do so, they tasked a robot to classify various opaque containers containing differing amounts of liquid, using sensory inputs from the artificial skin and an event-based camera. … [Read more...] about National University of Singapore demonstrates artificial skin to help robots ‘feel’
Twitter has taken a number of steps as of late in an effort to boost user growth while simultaneously keeping existing members happy. Changes include adding a new Connect tab, reclassifying itself in the App Store from social networking to news and further improving efforts to curb bullying and abuse. … [Read more...] about Twitter is eliminating confusing and restrictive rules to make tweets more efficient