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Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis

Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis

Google has apologized for what it describes as “inaccuracies in some historical image generation depictions” with its Gemini AI tool, saying its attempts at creating a “wide range” of results missed the mark. The statement follows criticism that it depicted specific white figures (like the US Founding Fathers) or groups like Nazi-era German soldiers as…

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AT&T, other cellular providers see significant outages

AT&T, other cellular providers see significant outages

(AP) – A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector. AT&T had more than 73,000 outages around 9:30 a.m. ET, in locations including Houston, Atlanta and Chicago. The outages began at approximately 3:30 a.m. ET. The carrier has more…

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Bodhi Talent: Agency Accused Of Fake Tapes & Late Payments Files For Closure After Deadline Exposé

Bodhi Talent: Agency Accused Of Fake Tapes & Late Payments Files For Closure After Deadline Exposé

EXCLUSIVE: Bodhi Talent, the UK talent agency accused of sending clients fake auditions and paying actors late, has filed for closure. The company, which boasted clients including soap stars Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks) and Nicola Stapleton (EastEnders), has applied to the UK’s Companies House to be dissolved. It follows a Deadline exposé on Bodhi earlier this…

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UK Casting Awards: ‘Rye Lane,’ ‘Dreaming Whilst Black’ & ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical’ Among Top Winners 

UK Casting Awards: ‘Rye Lane,’ ‘Dreaming Whilst Black’ & ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical’ Among Top Winners 

Raine Allen Miller’s debut feature Rye Lane, Adjani Salmon’s Dreaming Whilst Black, and Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical were among the top winners at the sixth edition of the CDG Casting Awards. Scross down for the full list of winners.   Kharmel Cochrane picked up the Best Casting in an Independent Film award for her work…

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Framework is selling a cheap modular laptop

Framework is selling a cheap modular laptop

Framework is now selling a $499 version of its modular 2021 Laptop 13, a “barebones configuration” equipped with an 11th-generation Intel i7-1165G7 CPU (Intel is now on its 14th generation for mobile processors). The company says this is a first for its affordable “B-stock Factory Seconds” machines that use leftover parts and ship without memory…

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Viaplay Q4 Results Show Signs Of Green Shoots But Write-Downs And “Provisions” Serve As Reminder Of Brutal 2023

Viaplay Q4 Results Show Signs Of Green Shoots But Write-Downs And “Provisions” Serve As Reminder Of Brutal 2023

Viaplay has posted organic group sales for Q4 up 3.4% and saw comparable losses shorten, as the Scandi streamer continues to reshape its business after a brutal 2023. Sales stood at SEK4.3B ($419M) in Q4 of 2023, compared with SEK4.67B a year prior, and the operating loss (before associated company income and items affecting comparability)…

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Spotify needs every win against Apple it can get

Spotify needs every win against Apple it can get

This is Hot Pod, The Verge’s newsletter about podcasting and the audio industry. Sign up here for more. Hello! Today, I have a look at what Europe’s regulatory moves against Apple mean for Spotify, and podcasting more broadly. Plus, a lightning round featuring all kinds of audio stories from the purely business (a cash influx at iHeart) to the…

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