Mirai botnet creators praised for helping FBI, won’t serve prison time

Enlarge / Fiber optic cables, center, and copper Ethernet cables feed into switches inside a communications room at an office in London, U.K., on Monday, May 21, 2018. (credit: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Over nine months ago, three men pleaded guilty to creating and operating the Mirai and Clickfraud botnets. However, on Tuesday, after […]

YouTube’s non-skippable ads are coming to more video creators

Starting next week, you might come across more YouTube ads that don’t come with the option to skip to the video you want to watch. The video-sharing website has announced through its official Creator Insider account that it’s rolling out non-skippable ads to all the channels that can already monetize their videos. YouTube first made […]

‘Until Dawn’ creators return with ‘The Dark Pictures Anthology’

Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games is back with another branching horror game, but it’s breaking from tradition in more ways than one. It’s launching The Dark Pictures Anthology, a collection of self-contained titles that touch on various horror genres. There’s no (known) connection to the Until Dawn universe, and this won’t be a PlayStation-only franchise […]

AMD’s Radeon Pro WX8200 is for content creators on a budget

AMD has been pushing Intel on the CPU high-end with new, more budget-minded offerings like the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper, and now it’s doing the same to NVIDIA. Just ahead of Siggraph 2018, AMD launched the Radeon Pro WX 8200, a card aimed not at gamers but workstation-using content creators. With 8GB of ECC RAM, the […]

An Israeli-Palestinian Harvard graduate quit his job to travel the world — and is now one of the most successful creators on Facebook

Facebook/Nas Daily Nuseir Yassin, better known by Nas Daily, quit his cushy New York tech job in 2016 to travel the world full-time. Nas has committed to documenting every day of his life for 1,000 days. Two years into his project, Yassin’s one-minute Facebook videos now garner millions of views. Yassin sat down with Business […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Will Make “Star Wars on Acid,” Emilia Clarke Says

Game of Thrones will soon close out its buzzy, critically acclaimed eight-season run next year, putting an end to the zeitgeist that the HBO series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ruled over for nearly a decade. But Benioff and Weiss will soon find themselves in the cockpit of yet another beloved franchise. Lucasfilm announced the Game of […]

Sesame Street suing creators of movie with puppet sex & murder

Sesame Workshop has filed a lawsuit against “The Happytime Murders,” a film where puppets have sex, drugs and shoot each other alongside humans. The creators of the iconic kids’ show say it’s being tarnished by the crass comedy. Sesame Workshop, the parent company behind the long-running show Sesame Street, argued in the complaint filed in […]

Kevin (Probably) Creators on What Would Have Happened in Season 2

Now that ABC has cancelled Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, we’ll (probably) never know if Jason Ritter’s unlikely hero was successful in his mission. But we can give you a taste of what was supposed to come in Season 2. RELATED2018 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble? As you’ll […]

With new Windows update still AWOL, Fall Creators Update reaches 92% penetration

Enlarge (credit: AdDuplex) We’re still waiting for the next Windows 10 update, probably to be named the April 2018 Update, even though April is rapidly nearing its end. This means that the Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 version 1709, is still the latest update, and hence, it’s still creeping upward in usage. This month, according […]

YouTube details how its updates help creators get paid

YouTube knows creators are worried about being demonetized without warning, and it’s experimenting with new methods to prevent those rude surprises. As part of a broader piece discussing efforts to improve relations with creators, company chief Susan Wojcicki said YouTube is piloting a video upload process that has you supplying “specific information” about your clip […]