Arm’s new upscaler promises PC-quality graphics on mobile

Arm has introduced an open-source solution aimed at enhancing graphics upscaling on mobile devices. The solution promises to bring PC-quality gaming experiences to smartphones while optimising performance and power consumption.

‘Arm Accuracy Super Resolution’ (Arm ASR) is a temporal upscaler, which combines information from multiple frames to generate high-quality images from lower resolution targets. This approach allows game developers to render graphics at lower resolutions...

GitLab update addresses pipeline execution vulnerability

GitLab has released critical security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities, including a high-severity flaw that could allow attackers to run pipeline jobs as arbitrary users.

The company strongly recommends all GitLab installations be upgraded immediately to the latest versions: 17.1.2, 17.0.4, or 16.11.6 for both Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

The most critical vulnerability (CVE-2024-6385) affects GitLab versions 15.8 to 17.1.1. With a CVSS...

Judge dismisses majority of GitHub Copilot copyright claims

A judge has dismissed the majority of claims in a copyright lawsuit filed by developers against GitHub, Microsoft, and OpenAI.

The lawsuit was initiated by a group of developers in 2022 and originally made 22 claims against the companies, alleging copyright violations related to the AI-powered GitHub Copilot coding assistant.

Judge Jon Tigar's ruling, unsealed last week, leaves only two claims standing: one accusing the companies of an open-source license violation and...

Sam Altman’s blockchain project ‘World Chain’ opens to developers

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman's Worldcoin project has launched a developer preview of World Chain, a new blockchain that claims to prioritise humans and scale with the growth of the Worldcoin ecosystem. 

World Chain – built on the OP Stack and integrated with the Worldcoin protocol – aims to provide developers with access to over 10 million users across 160 countries who are using compatible wallets, starting with the World App.

With the developer preview, the Worldcoin...

Dapp industry reached new heights in Q2 2024

The Web3 ecosystem has witnessed a resurgence in Q2 2024, with the NFT sector in particular experiencing its strongest performance since Q1 2023.

According to a DappRadar report, the dapp industry has seen a 40% increase in usage compared to the previous quarter, reaching an impressive 10 million daily Unique Active Wallets (UAW).

For software developers working in the blockchain space, this growth presents both opportunities and challenges. The social sector emerged as...

AI startup Magic targets $1.5B valuation in funding round

AI startup Magic targets $1.5 billion valuation in upcoming funding round

US-based startup Magic, which specialises in developing artificial intelligence models for coding, is reportedly negotiating with investors for a sum exceeding $200 million as part of its latest funding round.

Three sources familiar with the deal-making who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, noting that the discussions are private, expect the round to value the company at approximately $1.5 billion.

Within just a few months of its last funding, Magic is now...

CocoaPods flaws highlight growing supply chain risks

Security researchers at E.V.A Information Security have uncovered several critical vulnerabilities in CocoaPods, a popular dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C projects. These vulnerabilities potentially expose millions of Apple devices to supply chain attacks, highlighting the growing risks associated with open-source software dependencies.

CocoaPods, used in over three million mobile apps, plays a crucial role in the iOS and macOS development ecosystem. The discovered...

Google: Third-party stores in Play Store would cost over $61M

In the wake of Epic Games' victory against Google last December, where a jury ruled that the Google Play app store and Google Play Billing constitute illegal monopolies, the tech giant has revealed the potential costs of implementing court-ordered changes to Android.

Google estimates that integrating third-party app stores within its Play Store would cost between $61.3 million and $137 million, according to documents submitted to the court. This comes in response to Judge James...

Linux community mourns loss of WiFi driver expert

The Linux kernel community is in mourning following the loss of Larry Finger, a longtime and prolific contributor to WiFi drivers. Finger, who began his contributions to the Linux kernel in 2005 and had over 1,500 kernel patches accepted into the mainline Linux kernel, passed away on 21 June 2024.

The news of Finger's passing was shared by his wife in a brief statement on the linux-wireless mailing list: "This is to notify you that Larry Finger, one of your developers, passed away...

Optus breach is a wake-up call for secure coding practices

A “coding error” in Optus Mobile's systems led to a massive data breach affecting over nine million customers, sparking a lawsuit from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

The case, filed under number VID429/2024 in the Federal Court of Australia, highlights the severe consequences of software vulnerabilities in large-scale systems.

The breach, which affected over nine million Optus users, was caused by a seemingly simple coding error—a stark...