It’s Thursday morning. Right before you head out the door or start work, you have a few minutes for a quick snack. Today this one consists of news about Elon Musk, GTA on Netflix and the lineup of PlayStation Plus.
The Quick Bite is our new column where we neatly list the news from the past night. Short and to the point, so you can get up to speed on all the developments around technology and pop culture in just a few minutes.
Elon Musk gives Apple, Disney and IBM the finger
In an interview with The New York Times, Elon Musk has apologized for anti-Semitic statements he made on X, formerly known as Twitter.
What he doesn’t have a good word for, however, are advertisers such as Disney, Apple and IBM who immediately terminated their ad deals with X. For them, Elon Musk has a clear message: “Go somewhere else.
Netflix gets into GTA
While fans are eagerly awaiting the first trailer for GTA 6, Netflix is coming up with its own stunt on that front. The streaming service is bringing the GTA Trilogy to the platform.
To be clear, this is not a live-action version of the famous games, but really the titles themselves. Netflix Games will be enhanced with GTA III, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City on December 14. Dope
Google fixes problems with Nest video doorbell
Google is coming out with a new update to improve certain models of the Nest Cam offering. Late last month, many reports surfaced of users experiencing lower quality. Especially in the evening hours, the Nest performed a lot less well.
Google reports that a patch is currently being rolled out that should address such problems. If all goes well, all problems should then be fixed.
Beyond Good and Evil gets special edition
Although a sequel never materialized, Beyond Good and Evil is getting a special edition in honor of its 20th anniversary. The game will get a remaster from Ubisoft, due early next year.
We don’t know very much about the title yet, except that it’s just the same game, but in a new look. However, there are rumors that this version should support 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
By the way, what we do know is that the game has already been accidentally released, so we will have to wait longer for the sequel of the cult classic for now.
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As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Beyond Good & Evil, our commitment to delivering a game that meets the high expectations of our fans is unwavering.
– Beyond Good and Evil 2 (@bgegame) November 29, 2023
Microsoft Paint gets the OpenAI treatment
Anyone running Windows 11 on their desktop or laptop can now take advantage of a new trick from OpenAI. The DALL-E-powered Co-creator is now available for Microsoft Paint. Yes, you read that right.
Using the DALL-E 3 model, it is possible to convert text to images. A bit like what you are used to from Photoshop, but for Microsoft Paint. Where this feature was previously tested, it looks very much like all users will now have access and we can let our creativity run wild.
By the way, we just did that yesterday with ChatGPT and it was an absolute delight.
Pokémon Horizons coming to Netflix in February
After fans said goodbye to Ash Ketchum, they can’t wait to meet new faces. Patience has long been tested, but will be rewarded on Feb. 23, 2024.
Pokémon Horizons will be released in English on Netflix on this date, almost a year after Japan could already enjoy it. There is some talk by The Pokémon Company of a launch in the U.S., but I think we’ll be fine here in Europe as well.
Free version of Evernote gets hefty limitation
Days after it tested a free subscription, Evernote is now actually rolling it out. Whereas free users could enjoy the app to the fullest for years, they now face a restriction of a maximum of 50 notes.
It doesn’t matter if you already have an account or have yet to create one. As of Dec. 4, the change goes into effect.
The free games from PlayStation Plus
PlayStation Plus is logically coming out with free games for members again in December. The subscription gets you the following three titles this month:
LEGO 2K Drive
Current games are available until Dec. 4.