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GTA 6: Trailer for new game revealed after online leak

GTA 6: Trailer for new game revealed after online leak

International, Lifestyle & Social, Science & Technology
The trailer for the sixth game in the Grand Theft Auto series has finally been revealed after fans waited over a decade for news on the hotly anticipated game. Set in Miami-inspired Vice City, it is a story of love and crime between lead protagonist, Lucia, and an unnamed male. Rockstar unveiled the trailer 15 hours early, after it leaked online. It teases a 2025 release which means fans will still have to wait to play.ADVERTISEMENT The sixth main game in the series will be the sequel to 2013's smash hit GTA V, which became the second best-selling video game of all time, following Minecraft. There have been seemingly endless rumours and leaks for the past decade about GTA VI. The mere confirmation that a trailer was coming - an announcement of an announcem...
Sam Altman: Ousted OpenAI boss to return days after being sacked

Sam Altman: Ousted OpenAI boss to return days after being sacked

International, Science & Technology
OpenAI co-founder Sam Altman will return as boss just days after he was fired by the board, the firm has said. The agreement "in principle" involves a new board members being appointed, the tech company added. It comes after Mr Altman was sacked on Friday triggering an open letter from staff who threatened to resign unless he was reinstated. "I am looking forward to returning to OpenAI," Mr Altman said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. He added: "I love OpenAI, and everything I've done over the past few days has been in service of keeping this team and its mission together. He added the firm would build on its "strong partnership with Microsoft." Last week, the board decided to remove Mr Altman, which led to co-founder Greg Brockman's resignation, sending the star AI com...
OpenAI staff demand board resign over Sam Altman sacking

OpenAI staff demand board resign over Sam Altman sacking

Features, International, Science & Technology
Staff at OpenAI have called on the board of the artificial intelligence company to resign after the shock dismissal of former boss Sam Altman. In a letter, they question the board's competence, and accuse it of undermining the firm's work. They also demand Mr Altman's reinstatement. But Mr Altman now has a job at Microsoft and seems to want to stay. He and Microsoft boss Satya Nadella see OpenAI's success as vital, he added.ADVERTISEMENT "Satya and my top priority remains to ensure OpenAI continues to thrive," he tweeted. "We are committed to fully providing continuity of operations to our partners and customers. The OpenAI/Microsoft partnership makes this very doable." The sacking on Friday of a man who is one of the leading figures in artificial intelligence (AI) shock...
OpenAI to name ex-Twitch chief Emmett Shear as new boss

OpenAI to name ex-Twitch chief Emmett Shear as new boss

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OpenAI is reportedly set to name Emmett Shear as its interim chief executive just 48 hours after the chaotic firing of boss and co-founder, Sam Altman. The board dismissed Mr Altman on Friday, saying it had lost confidence in him, and named OpenAI's chief technology officer, Mira Murati, as its interim chief executive. But now Mr Shear appears set to be the latest boss of the company. Mr Altman helped launch the firm which created the popular ChatGPT bot. There was speculation he could return, reportedly following a backlash from staff and investors. But on Sunday evening, OpenAI's board said it "firmly stands by its decision as the only path to advance and defend the mission of OpenAI," according to an internal memo, seen by The New York Times. On Monday, Microsoft chie...
Nokia to axe up to 14,000 jobs to cut costs

Nokia to axe up to 14,000 jobs to cut costs

International, Science & Technology
Finnish telecoms giant Nokia is to axe between 9,000 and 14,000 jobs by the end of 2026 to cut costs. The announcement was made as the company reported a 20% drop in sales between July and September. The company blamed slowing demand for 5G equipment in markets such as North America. It currently has 86,000 employees around the world, and has axed thousands of jobs since 2015. Nokia wants to cut costs by between €800m and €1.2bn (£695m-£1bn) by 2026, it said. Advances in cloud computing and AI will need "significant investments in networks that have vastly improved capabilities", said chief executive Pekka Lundmark. "However, given the uncertain timing of the market recovery, we are now taking decisive action," he said. It said it wanted to "act quickly" by cutting co...
Tech companies making a difference in Africa

Tech companies making a difference in Africa

Africa News, International, Science & Technology
Africa has long been touted as the continent with the most growth potential when it comes to tech and innovation. Many African countries are building their own equivalents of Silicon Valley and tech companies from all across the world have been setting up offices and launching themselves into markets across the continent. And in addition to growing their customer bases, these companies are also committing to making affecting change in Africa. Here’s how.  They are Investing in communities and equipping people to become entrepreneurs Last year Airbnb announced a three-year commitment to South Africa to address barriers to becoming a tourism entrepreneur, and to help rebuild a more inclusive and resilient domestic tourism economy. The commitment focuses on infrastru...
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