Gears & Gadgets

The clever cryptography behind Apple’s “Find My” feature

Enlarge / The 2018 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Samuel Axon When Apple executive Craig Federighi described a new location-tracking feature for Apple devices at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on Monday, it sounded—to the sufficiently paranoid, at least—like both a physical security innovation and a potential privacy disaster. But while security […]

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The CEO behind a David Beckham deepfake video thinks we will have totally convincing digital humans in 3 years

Using deepfake technology, Synthesia was able to make David Beckham speak nine languages.Malaria Must Die/YouTube The CEO of UK-based AI video startup Synthesia, Victor Riparbelli, thinks we’ll see photorealistic computer-generated humans in the next three years. Synthesia is the company behind a recent video of David Beckham where the soccer player appears to be speaking […]

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Why is the guy who played Carlton on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' suing the makers of 'Fortnite'? The lawyer behind the lawsuit explains.

NBCWill Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro in the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” days. “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor Alfonso Ribeiro is suing “Fortnite” maker Epic Games. The lawsuit accuses Epic Games of misappropriating Ribeiro’s iconic dance from the “Fresh Prince,” often known as “The Carlton.” “The right of publicity claim that we have is that […]