WALTHAM, MA — It looks like the new restaurant featuring Southeast Asian food is set to open on Moody Street. Penang, which has a Boston Chinatown location, is planning to open on Moody Street in the old Tiki House Chinese restaurant space. The space has sat empty at 569 Moody Street for more than a year. But if you drive down Moody you'll likely see construction happening in the old space. It's unclear just when the restaurant will open, but in September they were approved for a liquor license. Friends who moved to Waltham pointed the place out to "Peggy" Puah Hoon NG, owner of Boston Chinatown's Penang, who said she'd wanted to expand into the suburbs for a while. The restaurant has a 10 year lease with an option to renew.The attorney for the restaurant told the licensing commission the spot will mainly serve Malaysian food, desserts and drinks. The Boston Chinatown location serves Malaysian, Thai and Chinese food. Although the Boston spot has been open since 1996, Hoon NG has … [Read more...] about Malaysian Restaurant Set To Open On Moody Street
Using a clip from a recent appearance on Conan, a YouTuber “deepfaked” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s head onto comedian Bill Hader’s body. Photo: YouTube A shadow looms over the 2020 election: Deepfakes! The newish video-editing technology (or really, host of technologies) used to seamlessly paste one person’s face on another’s body, has activated a panic among pundits and politicians. During an appearance on CBS This Morning this week, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri summed up the general attitude toward deepfakes, which his platform currently doesn’t have a policy against: “I don’t feel good about it.” Earlier this month, deepfaked and manipulated videos of Mosseri’s boss Mark Zuckerberg and Nancy Pelosi were each the subject of breathless mainstream media coverage; last week, Congress held hearings on deepfakes. The media, a Politico headline claims, is “gearing up for an onslaught of fake video.” An onslaught! I … [Read more...] about Can You Spot a Deepfake? Does It Matter?