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The Internet Archive is defending its digital library in court today

/ A potentially landmark copyright lawsuit could affect how libraries are able to scan their own book collections. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Image: Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Book publishers and the Internet Archive will face off today in a hearing that could determine the future of library ebooks — deciding whether libraries must rely on the often temporary digital licenses that publishers offer or whether they can scan and lend copies of their own tomes. At 1PM ET, a New York federal court will hear oral arguments in Hachette v. Internet Archive, a lawsuit ove...

Text-to-video AI inches closer as startup Runway announces new model

/ Text-to-video is the next frontier for generative AI, though current output is rudimentary. Runway says it’ll be making its new generative video model, Gen-2, available to users in ‘the coming weeks.’ a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Image: Runway Text-to-image AI is mainstream now, but just waiting in the wings is text-to-video. The pitch for this technology is that you’ll be able to type a description and generate a corresponding video in any style you like. Current capabilities lag behind this dream, but for those tracking the tech’s progress, an announcement today by AI start...

Today’s the last day to switch away from Twitter’s SMS 2FA method

/ Twitter will turn off two-factor authentication for your account if you don’t switch away from SMS 2FA by March 20th.

Google Pixel exploit reverses edited parts of screenshots

/ Google has since patched the Markup vulnerability, but that doesn’t have an effect on the edited screenshots shared online before the update. a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>In this example, the security flaw reveals the credit card number that was blocked out by the user in Markup with a black pen.

Feds arrest alleged BreachForums owner linked to FBI hacks

/ The FBI has arrested Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, also known as ‘Pompompurin,’ who took credit for hacking the agency’s emails in 2021.

Two hackers charged with last year’s DEA portal breach

/ Sagar Steven Singh and Nicholas Ceraolo, who are said to belong to the cybercrime group ‘Vile,’ allegedly used the information from a federal database to extort their victims.

If you’re diabetic, don’t wait for your smartwatch to replace your needles

Between small signals, regulatory hurdles, skin color, and battery life, there’s a hell of a lot of ground to cover before a smartwatch can measure blood sugar levels. Share this story Recently, Bloomberg ran a story that set the health tech sphere abuzz. Citing insider knowledge, it claimed Apple had reached a major milestone in noninvasive blood glucose monitoring that could revolutionize diabetes treatment as we know it. But although this technology is buzzworthy, you won’t see it arrive on the Apple Watch — or any consumer-grade wearable — for several years to come. Like other kinds of emerging health tech, noninvasive blood glucose monitoring has both technical and regulatory hurdles to clear. But even if Big Tech and researchers were to figure out a viable solution tomorrow, experts ...

This Apple Pencil clone provides 80 percent of the experience for a quarter of the price

/ If you’re Pencil-curious and on a budget, here’s a good option for you.

Good Burger 2 will hit Paramount Plus later this year

/ Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell are back at Good Burger. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo by Paramount/Getty Images It’s official: Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell will reunite for a Good Burger sequel that’s set to hit Paramount Plus later this year. The duo revealed the news during a segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night, noting that they will start filming in the summer. Good Burger 2 takes place in a present-day version of the fictional fast food restaurant of the same name, with Thompson reprising his role as Dexter Reed and Mitchell as Ed, t...

Apple’s last-gen MacBook Pro 14 and new Mac Mini are up to $400 off

/ Plus, we found deals on the second-gen Echo Buds and 8BitDo’s Xbox-friendly Pro 2 Wired Controller. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The nice thing about the entry-level M2-powered MacBook Air is the fact it’s relatively affordable (for a Mac, of course). But that lower price tag comes with a drawback: it’s just not powerful enough for more demanding creative work. Thankfully, today’s $500 discount on the 14-inch MacBook Pro means you can buy a laptop that’s an absolute powerhouse for content creation at what’s closer to an entry-...

I used an incredible X-ray machine to look inside my gadgets — let me show you

I want to scan everything I own with the Lumafield Neptune. Share this story I am that guy who asks airport security if I can photograph my luggage going through the X-ray machine. I’m also the guy who spent a solid hour scrubbing through the CT scan of my broken jaw with a mix of horror and utter fascination. You could say I’ve been on a bit of a spectral imaging kick. So when a startup called Lumafield told me I could put as many things as I wanted into its $54,000 a year radiographic density scanning machine… let’s just say I’ve a sneaking suspicion they didn’t think I’d take it literally. Last month, I walked into the company’s satellite office in San Francisco with a stuffed-to-the-gills backpack containing: a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&...

We are living in a golden age of electric cargo bikes

/ Our cup runneth over with affordable and high-powered options thanks to recent launches from Rad Power Bikes, Aventon, and Lectric, as well as legacy manufacturers like Trek and Specialized. But why now? And where are we heading? Somewhere good, I hope. a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>Form factors of used e-bikes sold in major US regions since January 2022a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>The mean mileage of used e-bik...