Who chases the clout-chasers?
PSA: You have 76 more days to play Nintendo 3DS and Wii U online.
We’ll have more news about LG’s 2024 TV lineup (including new OLEDs) once it’s all revealed in Las Vegas, but the most intriguing part of this pre-CES press release is a guarantee of future smart TV software updates, similar to what we’ve seen recently on phones like Google’s Pixel 8 series: A footnote mentions, “...this upgrade does not cover the TV’s hardware performance, features or durability,” so we’ll have to find out what it does cover in a few days.
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Beeper continues to grapple with Apple over its attempt to offer an iMessage-compatible app for Android devices. Now, the CBS morning news show reports that a bipartisan group of senators wrote a letter to the DOJ, as well its planned interview with Beeper CEO Eric Migicovsky and the app's teenage developer, James Gill.
Generic MagSafe is on the way, eventually.
Bethesda has released the 1.8.86 update for Starfield, and for PC gamers with recent Nvidia graphics cards, it should be an important one since it adds support for their cards’ AI-powered upscaling. It also has a ton of other fixes and tweaks (now you can easily eat all the food you find), but the folks at Digital Foundry tried the beta version of the patch and have more information on exactly the kind of performance bump players can expect.
Earlier this year, Google combined two AI teams into one group which is working on a new model to compete with OpenAI’s GPT-4. Its leader, Demis Hassabis, discussed the combo on Decoder: Now, The Information cites two sources saying its launch is expected in Q1 of 2024, not this month as they were previously told. It also reports Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been spending “four to five days a week” with the developers.
More security, less passwords.