Apple’s $50 million butterfly keyboard settlement has finally been approved

The $50 million settlement over Apple’s poor butterfly keyboard design was finally approved by a California federal judge. Reuters reported yesterday. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila denied an attempt to change the agreement, writing in his ruling that 86,000 people had filed claims. That finally gives a figure on the number of affected people … Read more

A lawyer used ChatGPT and now has to answer for the ‘fake’ citations

Lawyers suing Colombian airline Avianca filed summary judgment with previous cases held to be just invented by ChatGPT, The New York Times reported today. After opposing counsel pointed out the non-existent cases, U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel affirmed, “Six of the cases filed appear to be false court decisions with false citations and false internal … Read more

How to Watch Summer Games Done Quick 2023

The 2023 edition of Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ), the annual week-long running marathon for charity, kicks off on Sunday and I can’t wait. For a week, SGDQ offers hit after hit from speedrunners beating video games extremely fast or breaking them in unfathomable ways, and it’s a delightful way to learn about some of … Read more

Activation of Microsoft Windows XP is cracked for offline use

Incredibly, the activation algorithm for Windows XP has finally been completely cracked, allowing full offline activation, according to The register (through Ars Technica). A blog post on tinyapps covered a Reddit post discussing it, but the program that makes it possible has apparently been around for at least several months, possibly floating in the ether … Read more

How to watch Nvidia’s Computex 2023 keynote

Computex, one of the biggest trade shows of the year for laptops and PCs, starts in a few days. A number of companies will be making big announcements, but the most anticipated event of the week is Nvidia’s keynote opening the show on Monday morning. The keynote speaker is Nvidia’s founder and CEO Jensen Huang, … Read more

Bluesky rolls out feeds with custom algorithms

One of Bluesky’s potentially biggest features is here: custom algorithms, or what it calls “custom feeds”. The idea is that you can subscribe to feeds with algorithms tuned to show different kinds of posts than what you might see in Bluesky’s main “What’s Hot” feed. In practice, the custom feeds work much like Twitter lists. … Read more

The Witcher is getting a fifth season on Netflix

While fans wait for season 3 of The witcherNetflix has already set its sights on season 5. In an interview with deadlineSophie Holland, the show’s casting director, explained, “We’re about to start filming for season four with Liam Hemsworth and there’s going to be a little hiatus and then we’ll go straight into season five.”