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TSM finds 'no unlawful conduct' in investigation of CEO Andy Dinh

Washington Post - Technology News

Andy is not someone who I want to interact with, and he's definitely someone I'm actively trying to avoid, which feels a bit weird considering he's at the top of the food chain at my own company,


The 25 Best Memorial Day Sales on Tech, Games, and Outdoor Gear

WIRED

Memorial Day is a major shopping holiday in the US, but nobody wants to spend their long weekend scrolling through marketing emails. Let us save you the trouble. We scoured the web to find actual deals on the gear WIRED reviewers recommend. Below, you'll find great sales on everything from video games to furniture. Don't forget to check back, as we'll be updating this story throughout the weekend.


Microsoft's Code-Writing AI Points to the Future of Computers

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Microsoft just showed how artificial intelligence could find its way into many software applications--by writing code on the fly. At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, the company's chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, demonstrated an AI helper for the game Minecraft. The non-player character within the game is powered by the same machine learning technology Microsoft has been testing for auto-generating software code. The feat hints at how recent advances in AI could change personal computing in years to come by replacing interfaces that you tap, type, and click to navigate into interfaces that you simply have a conversation with. The Minecraft agent responds appropriately to typed commands by converting them into working code behind the scenes using the software API for the game.


Greatest offers at this time: Razer's Ebook 13 Laptop computer, gaming screens, Amazon's Echo Dot, and extra - Channel969

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Minecraft's big wilderness update arrives June 7th

Engadget

It took several months, but Minecraft's The Wild Update is nearly here. Mojang and Microsoft are releasing The Wild across all platforms on June 7th, and it remains as expansive as promised. The refresh adds two biomes, a mangrove swamp as well as a "deep dark" that hides vicious mobs (such as the Shrieker and Warden) as well as special resources. You can also sail a boat with a chest, so you won't need to leave supplies behind if you're crossing a lake. The upgrade also adds a mud block (made with dirt and water, naturally), a crowd-voted item collector mob (the allay) and a frog that grows from tadpoles.


'Diablo Immortal' aims to be a breakthrough hit for AAA mobile games

Washington Post - Technology News

Since then, "Diablo Immortal" has boosted its reputation, as alpha and beta tests proved the game was a full-throated, classic Diablo experience. The Diablo series is one of the most influential in modern game design, popularizing gameplay loops that center acquiring randomized "loot" to make your role-playing character more powerful. "Diablo 2," which was recently remastered, cemented this loop, while "Diablo 3," which Cheng also worked on, streamlined and evolved it.


Create a Bot to Find Diamonds in Minecraft

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Minecraft is the next frontier for Artificial Intelligence. It takes an entire wiki with over 8000 pages just to teach humans how to play Minecraft. So how good can be artificial intelligence? This is the question we'll answer in this article. We'll design a bot and try to achieve one of the most difficult challenges in Minecraft: finding diamonds from scratch.


Microsoft's Code-Writing AI Points to the Future of Computers

WIRED

Microsoft just showed how artificial intelligence could find its way into many software applications--by writing code on the fly. At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, the company's chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, demonstrated an AI helper for the game Minecraft. The non-player character within the game is powered by the same machine learning technology Microsoft has been testing for auto-generating software code. The feat hints at how recent advances in AI could change personal computing in years to come by replacing interfaces that you tap, type, and click to navigate into interfaces that you simply have a conversation with. The Minecraft agent responds appropriately to typed commands by converting them into working code behind the scenes using the software API for the game.


Call of Duty Endowment to host in-game charity run via 'Warzone'

Washington Post - Technology News

In the last decade, in-game events like Veteruns, store bundles and esports competitions have all been used as vehicles to raise money for charity. Between March 20 and April 3, all "Fortnite" proceeds were donated to four humanitarian relief funds to aid those affected by the war in Ukraine. Awesome Games Done Quick, in which players speed run hundreds of titles such as "Deathloop," "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" and "Super Mario 3D Land" for charity, raised over $3 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. And "League of Legends" players sent $6 million to Riot Games' Social Impact Fund through the purchase of the game's 1,000th skin.


How to get a job as a technical artist

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If you ask multiple technical artists what they do, the chances are you'll get very different responses. Although there are generalists, it is more often an umbrella that encompasses a number of specialist disciplines such as environment, shaders, VFX, and pipeline, to name just a few, so you could be involved more with the front-end or the back-end. Naturally, this also varies hugely from studio to studio. However, if we're to explain the essence of the role, then Jodie Azhar, technical art director at Silver Rain Games says: "Technical artists are problem solvers." "Quite often they will be creating tools to solve these problems, for instance creating a procedural system to save time for an environment artist from doing very repetitive tasks. It also involves being the bridge between the art and programming sides of game development. "They can act like translators between artists and programmers," she adds. "They need to understand artists' processes and how they want something to ...