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Engadget

  • The latest version of xAI's Grok can process images
    xAI, the OpenAI competitor founded by Elon Musk, has introduced the first version of Grok that can process visual information. Grok-1.5V is the company's first-generation multimodal AI model, which cannot only process text, but also "documents, diagr…
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  • The best laptops for gaming and schoolwork
    Why choose between a gaming laptop and one meant for school when you can get a PC that does both? Gaming laptops are now cheaper and more powerful than ever, and many wouldn’t look out of place in a classroom. If you’re aiming to do some serious…
    - 2 days ago 13 Apr 24, 2:01am -
  • Microsoft's Windows 11 beta testers may start seeing ads in the Start menu
    Microsoft is exploring the idea of putting ads in your Windows 11 Start menu. To be specific, it's looking to place advertisements for apps you can find in the Microsoft Store in the menu's recommended section. I could hear you sighing in defeat if y…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 10:23pm -
  • Meta is stuffing its AI chatbot into your Instagram DMs
    On Friday, people around the web noticed a new addition to their Instagram: Meta AI, the company’s general-purpose, AI-powered chatbot that can answer questions, write poetry and generate images with a simple text prompt. The move isn’t surprisin…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 6:18pm -
  • Tesla halves the price of its Full Self Driving (Supervised) subscription to $99 per month
    The price of a monthly subscription to Tesla's (kind-of) self-driving software has just been cut in half. Tesla's Full Self Driving (Supervised) subscription now costs $99 per month, a reduction from the previous standard of $199. Tesla instituted…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 4:53pm -
  • Meta is testing messaging capabilities for Threads, but don’t call them DMs
    As Threads has grown to more than 130 million users, one of the major remaining “missing” features users often complain about is the lack of direct messaging abilities. But those missing out on DMs may soon have a new option to message other Thre…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 4:35pm -
  • Epic wants to blow the Google Play Store wide open
    Back in December, Epic Games won an antitrust case against Google. A jury found that Google held an illegal monopoly on in-app billing and app distribution on Android devices, and that it engaged in anticompetitive practices with certain gaming compa…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 3:24pm -
  • Indie game studio Possibility Space shuts down, CEO blames leaks to reporter
    Possibility Space, an independent game studio with employees distributed across the globe, was abruptly shut down today by its CEO Jeff Strain, former employees revealed on Twitter. The studio launched in 2021 with the goal of creating a AAA title, a…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 2:50pm -
  • Avalanche Studios devs have reached a contract agreement in bid to unionize
    Late last year, over 100 employees of Avalanche Studios, the makers of Just Cause, announced an intent to unionize. The workers have officially ironed out a collective bargaining agreement with the Swedish labor unions Unionen and Engineers of Sweden…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 1:36pm -
  • Google, a $1.97 trillion company, is protesting California's plan to pay journalists
    Google, the search giant that brought in more than $73 billion in profit last year, is protesting a California bill that would require it and other platforms to pay media outlets. The company announced that it was beginning a “short-term test” th…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 12:57pm -
  • Roku suffered another data breach, this time affecting 576,000 accounts
    Roku has disclosed a second data breach in as many months. While it was looking into a previous incident in which 15,000 accounts were affected, the company learned that another 576,000 accounts had been compromised.In both incidents, Roku believes…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 12:04pm -
  • Ubisoft is deleting The Crew from players' libraries, reminding us we own nothing
    Ubisoft’s online-only racing game The Crew stopped being operable on April 1. Some users are reporting, however, that things have gone a bit further. They say that the company actually reached into Ubisoft Connect accounts and revoked the license t…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 11:53am -
  • TCL's first original movie is an absurd-looking, AI-generated love story
    Many major tech companies, particularly those that operate in the TV hardware business, have dipped their toes into original content. Although it's had its own free, ad-supported TV (FAST) channels for a while, TCL is late to that party. Not for much…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 10:41am -
  • Apple's MacBook Air M2 returns to an all-time low, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals
    Another week is coming to a close, which means it's time for another roundup of good discounts on good tech. This week's highlights include the return of the best price we've seen for Apple's M2 MacBook Air, which is down to $849. No, this isn't the…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 10:15am -
  • The Playdate Stereo Dock got stuck in factory limbo, but it's still coming
    Playdate, otherwise known as The Only Handheld That Actually Fits In My Tiny Hands, is almost perfect. It's a small yellow machine with a black-and-white screen and a crank on one side, and it's the home of fantastic, outlandish video games. The Play…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 10:05am -
  • 8BitDo's Ultimate Controller with charging dock drops to $56 on Amazon
    8BitDo makes some of our favorite third-party game controllers. The gamepads work with a variety of devices (now including the Apple Vision Pro) and they’re well-built. Right now, you can pick up a bundle of an 8BitDo Ultimate Controller and chargi…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 9:45am -
  • The Fellow Aiden makes coffee good enough for snobs with a single button
    Sometimes even the most die-hard coffee enthusiasts just want a quick cup of joe. Unfortunately, that often leaves people with sipping less-than-satisfactory java from traditional drip brewers. But now after years of customer requests, Fellow is fina…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 9:30am -
  • China reportedly orders state-owned mobile carriers to replace foreign chips
    Back in 2019, the FCC banned US carriers, which were then starting to deploy their 5G networks, from using subsidies to buy equipment from companies deemed a national security threat. Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE were at the top of that list.…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 8:30am -
  • The Apple Watch Series 9 is on sale for as low as $295 right now
    Those looking to pick up a smartwatch for the first time, or upgrade from an older model, should check out the sale running on Amazon right now on the Apple Watch Series 9. Certain sizes and colors have deep discounts, including the 41mm Product Red…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 8:10am -
  • Playdate revisited: Two years with the little yellow inspiration machine
    Playdate came out two years ago, and it’s still miniscule and yellow with a black-and-white screen and a delightful crank on its side. Today, the device has a built-in library of more than 100 titles, none of which are Call of Duty, Dark Souls, The…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 7:55am -
  • Paid ChatGPT users can now access GPT-4 Turbo
    OpenAI has brought the new GPT-4 Turbo to paid ChatGPT users. The company announced the news on X (formerly Twitter), sharing that its large language model has improved math, logical reasoning, coding and writing skills. In reference to the latter, a…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 7:30am -
  • Your anonymous OpenTable reviews will soon display your first name
    OpenTable's restaurant pages still feature a lot of reviews left by anonymous diners at the moment, but that will not be the case starting next month. The online restaurant reservation service is changing its policy around reviews so that they're not…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 7:00am -
  • The Morning After: Our verdict on the Humane AI Pin
    A wave of AI assistant devices is finally launching, and the first is Humane’s slickly designed AI Pin. Humane calls it the “first wearable device and software platform,” a magnetic clippable wearable, with a projector, camera, mic, speakers an…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 6:15am -
  • Engadget Podcast: Does Humane’s AI Pin live up to the hype?

    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 6:00am -
  • Paramount announces yet another Star Trek prequel
    Movie-industry shindig CinemaCon was the venue at which Paramount Pictures announced it has started work on a new Star Trek movie. Slashfilm reports Untitled Star Trek Origin Story will be a prequel to Star Trek (2009), J.J. Abrams’ glossy prequel…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 5:10am -
  • The best tablets for 2024
    A tablet can make a great addition to your tech toolkit. It can replace an e-reader, serve as a more portable laptop replacement or simply be a shared device for watching movies or checking social media at home. However, with four different families…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 4:01am -
  • The best laptops for 2024
    We’ve kicked off 2024 with a slew of new processors from Intel, NVIDIA and AMD, which means there should be plenty of refreshed laptops on the horizon. This year, the term you’ll probably hear the most is AI PCs, that is, computers with neural pr…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 2:01am -
  • Google One is shutting down its VPN feature later this year
    If you're — apparently, one of the few people — using the VPN service that comes with Google One, we've got bad news for you. In an email you're going to receive from Google if you haven't gotten it yet, it revealed that it's phasing out the perk…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 1:35am -
  • X won’t let users hide their blue checks anymore
    X will no longer allow users to hide their blue checks, regardless of whether they paid for premium or not. On Thursday, the app began notifying users that “the hide your checkmark feature of X Premium is going away soon.”BREAKING: #X seems to b…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 5:29pm -
  • A four-pack of Chipolo One Bluetooth trackers is on sale for $60 right now
    Bluetooth trackers are handy little things that can help you find valuables after misplacing them. Our pick for the best Bluetooth tracker is the Chipolo One, and a four-pack has dropped close to its record-low price. The bundle (which usually costs…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 2:53pm -
  • Prime members can play Fallout 3 and New Vegas on Luna for the next six months
    Fallout games are having a moment in the wake of glowing reviews for the new TV series adaptation on Prime Video. Amazon has added two of the series’ best games as freebies for Prime members on Luna, its cloud streaming service. Fallout 4 is also g…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 2:01pm -
  • Taylor Swift’s music is back on TikTok
    Taylor Swift’s music has returned to TikTok after a ten-week hiatus, according to a report by Variety. Her tunes left the platform after negotiations broke down between the social media app and Swift’s label, Universal Music Group.It’s unclear…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 1:47pm -
  • Instagram's status update feature is coming to user profiles
    Instagram’s status update feature, Notes, will soon be more prominent in the app. Up until now, Notes have only been visible from Instagram’s inbox, but the brief updates will soon also be visible directly on users’ profiles.The change should…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 1:26pm -
  • Apple may start releasing AI-centric, M4-powered Macs later this year
    It's only been five months since Apple released the first M3-powered Macs, but we may not have to wait long to see laptops and desktops with M4 chipsets. According to Bloomberg, Macs with M4 processors could start arriving later this year (which isn'…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 12:53pm -
  • Apple TV+'s Dark Matter series takes on one of Blake Crouch's best books
    Apple just dropped a trailer for another of its never-ending cavalcade of sci-fi shows. Dark Matter stars Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly. It also happens to be based on a fantastic book by author Blake Crouch, which we recommended in 2021 after…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 12:46pm -
  • Yale unveils its first retrofit smartlock and keypad
    Yale is making it easier to go key-free with a smart lock system that can be retrofitted onto most existing deadbolts. You won't need to replace existing hardware with the Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi. It's an interior-only smart lock that Yale says…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 11:58am -
  • The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is only $40 right now
    The Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device is on sale for $40. That’s a record low for Amazon’s top-of-the-line streaming stick, which usually costs $60.The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max plugs into your TV’s HDMI port to access all the top stream…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 11:45am -
  • Pick up one of our favorite Anker USB-C hubs for only $40
    One of our favorite Anker USB-C hubs is on sale for $40 via Amazon. The Anker 555 is typically $50, so this is a discount of 20 percent. This is one of the best hubs money can buy, even at its original price. It made our list of the best MacBook acce…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 11:24am -
  • Sony's new ULT Bluetooth speakers are bringing back the '90s bass boost button
    Sony just announced a trio of new speakers in a new line of audio products called the ULT Power Series. This is an attempt by the company to reduce some of the clutter involved with its naming conventions, so say goodbye to the Extra Bass and XE-Seri…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 11:00am -
  • Sony ULT Wear headphones review: Brain-shaking bass
    Sony’s Extra Bass line of headphones has given listeners an added dose of low-end tone for years, and was generally cheaper than its high-end 1000X cans. The company is still keen on offering brain-rattling bass to those who want it, but the Extra…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 11:00am -
  • You can now listen to Substack podcasts on Spotify
    Substack shows are now on Spotify. The partnership lets Substack podcast creators add Spotify distribution for their programs with only “a few clicks.” The move could boost the streamer’s library after scaling back its exclusive podcast ambitio…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 10:00am -
  • iPhones will soon be repairable with genuine used components, but parts pairing persists
    Apple, a company that talks a big game about sustainability but would love for you to buy a new iPhone every year, is expanding its self-repair program. Consumers and repair shops will soon be able to employ genuine used Apple parts to fix devices ra…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 9:29am -
  • Smart rings are meant to be invisible, and that’s the problem
    Sometimes, you’re in bed and the glow from your smart ring’s optical heart rate sensor creeps into your peripheral vision. It got me thinking about how Samsung (and potentially Apple) will join the smart ring market, and why that’s a terrible i…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 9:09am -
  • The best gaming laptops for 2024
    Gaming laptops are the true Transformers of the PC world: They’re powerful enough to play your favorite titles, but you can also harness their speed for media creation or extreme multitasking, like streaming high-resolution gameplay to Twitch. Toda…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 9:00am -
  • Instagram will test nudity protection in messages to fight sextortion
    Instagram is far from a gleaming example of protecting young people online, having failed to prevent its algorithm from promoting child sexual abuse material. But new features bring some (at least a little?) hope that the platform could become a bit…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 8:15am -

Newsmax - SciTech

The Verge

  • newGoogle’s Pixel 9 may get an Apple-like satellite SOS feature
    Image: OnLeaks / 91Mobiles Google could be adding a feature very similar to Apple’s Emergency SOS feature to the Pixel 9 and the next Pixel Fold. That’s according to leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, who writes for Android Auth…
    - 2 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 4:37pm -
  • newBlackmagic Design releases a DaVinci Resolve editing panel for iPads
    Blackmagic’s new Micro Color Panel lets you edit video on the go. | Image: Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Design announced its video editing software, DaVinci Resolve, was coming to the iPad back in 2022, and although it suppo…
    - 5 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 1:28pm -
  • newThe first Apple-approved emulators for the iPhone have arrived
    A screenshot from iGBA. | Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge I played Game Boy Advance games on my iPhone last night thanks to a new emulator called iGBA, which appears to be the first Game Boy Advance emulator on the App Store…
    - 8 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 10:20am -
  • newBest video game TV show ever?
    The Verge Hi, friends! Welcome to Installer No. 34, your guide to the best and Verge-iest stuff in the world. (If you’re new here, welcome, so psyched you found us, and also, you can read all the old editions at the Installe…
    - 12 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 7:00am -
  • Police arrested four people over $300,000 of stolen Lego kits
    Image: California Highway Patrol Los Angeles citizens can rest easy knowing that a criminal theft ring is no longer stalking the city’s retail stores to feed a Lego black market. That’s because the California Highway Patro…
    - 1 day ago 13 Apr 24, 5:01pm -

TechCrunch

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ProWritingAid VS Grammarly: Which Grammar Checker is Better in (2022) ?
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Sellfy Review 2022: How Good Is This Ecommerce Platform?
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Ahrefs vs SEMrush: Which SEO Tool Should You Use?
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Tech News - Yahoo! News

Gizmodo

  • new10 Years Ago, Game of Thrones Gave Joffrey What He Had Coming
    Back in its heyday, Game of Thrones looooooved killing off characters. Whether they were sad, hilarious, or kind of dumb, those ends have been memorable in their own ways, the mark of a good show filled with great actors. And who can forget the death…
    - 4 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 3:00pm -
  • newZack Snyder's Ready to Give Sucker Punch a Do-Over
    Do you still think Sucker Punch was just shy of being a truly great work? If so, Zack Snyder agrees with you—and he’s ready to make its Snyder Cut a reality.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 1:55pm -
  • newOpen Channel: Tell Us Your Thoughts on Fallout and Civil War
    We’re halfway through April, and it’s been a busy month, media-wise. After starting with last weekend’s Monkey Man and The First Omen, this week’s graced us with Prime Video’s Fallout and A24's Civil War, both of which are big for their own…
    - 6 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 12:35pm -
  • newFallout Makes the Latest Case to Kill the Binge Model
    Like pretty much everyone else this weekend, I’m watching the TV adaptation of Fallout. I’m really enjoying it, and there’s a lot about it to like, from its characters and sense of place to the way it incorporates the game’s mechanics and set…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 11:25am -
  • newKirsten Dunst Wonders if Spider-Man 4 Would Be Worth It
    Longtime fans of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies have been clamoring for a fourth movie since basically forever after Spider-Man 3 dropped. While that demand isn’t quite as loud now as it was back then, there’s still hope that someone will get th…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 9:30am -

New on MIT Technology Review

  • The Download: a history of brainwashing, and America’s chipmaking ambitions
    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology A brief, weird history of brainwashing On a spring day in 1959, war correspondent Edward Hunter testified b…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 7:10am -
  • The effort to make a breakthrough cancer therapy cheaper
    This article first appeared in The Checkup, MIT Technology Review’s weekly biotech newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every Thursday, and read articles like this first, sign up here.  CAR-T therapies, created by engineering a patient’s o…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 5:00am -
  • A brief, weird history of brainwashing
    On an early spring day in 1959, Edward Hunter testified before a US Senate subcommittee investigating “the effect of Red China Communes on the United States.” It was the kind of opportunity he relished. A war correspondent who had spent considera…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 4:00am -
  • This US startup makes a crucial chip material and is taking on a Japanese giant
    It can be dizzying to try to understand all the complex components of a single computer chip: layers of microscopic components linked to one another through highways of copper wires, some barely wider than a few strands of DNA. Nestled between those…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 11:04am -
  • Scaling individual impact: Insights from an AI engineering leader
    Traditionally, moving up in an organization has meant leading increasingly large teams of people, with all the business and operational duties that entails. As a leader of large teams, your contributions can become less about your own work and more a…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 9:00am -
  • The Download: AI is making robots more helpful, and the problem with cleaning up pollution
    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Is robotics about to have its own ChatGPT moment? Henry and Jane Evans are used to awkward houseguests. Fo…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 7:10am -
  • Is robotics about to have its own ChatGPT moment?
    Silent. Rigid. Clumsy. Henry and Jane Evans are used to awkward houseguests. For more than a decade, the couple, who live in Los Altos Hills, California, have hosted a slew of robots in their home.  In 2002, at age 40, Henry had a massive stroke, wh…
    - 4 days ago 11 Apr 24, 4:00am -
  • The inadvertent geoengineering experiment that the world is now shutting off
    This article is from The Spark, MIT Technology Review’s weekly climate newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every Wednesday, sign up here. Usually when we talk about climate change, the focus is squarely on the role that greenhouse-gas emissions…
    - 4 days ago 11 Apr 24, 4:00am -
  • Modernizing data with strategic purpose
    Data modernization is squarely on the corporate agenda. In our survey of 350 senior data and technology executives, just over half say their organization has either undertaken a modernization project in the past two years or is implementing one today…
    - 4 days ago 10 Apr 24, 9:00am -
  • The Download: generating AI memories, and China’s softening tech regulation
    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Generative AI can turn your most precious memories into photos that never existed As a six-year-old growin…
    - 4 days ago 10 Apr 24, 7:10am -

Techmeme

Slashdot

  • newStop 'Harmful 5G Fast Lanes', Legal Scholar Warns America's FCC
    America's FCC votes on net neutrality April 25th. And the director of Stanford Law School's "Center for Internet and Society" (also a law professor) says mostly there's "much to celebrate" in the draft rules released earlier this month.Mobile carri…
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  • newIs PHP Declining In Popularity?
    The PHP programming language has sunk to its lowest position ever on the long-running TIOBE index of programming language popularity. It now ranks #17 — lower than Assembly Language, Ruby, Swift, Scratch, and MATLAB. InfoWorld reports:When the T…
    - 7 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 11:34am -
  • newAPT Interface 'Revamped' For Ubuntu 24.10 and Debian Trixie with Colors and Columns
    Ubuntu 24.10 [expected this October] and Debian GNU/Linux 13 "Trixie" [expected June-July 2025] "will feature a refined APT command-line interface," reports 9to5Linux:APT developer and Canonical engineer Julian Andres Klode took to LinkedIn to pre…
    - 8 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 10:34am -
  • newWindows 11's Beta Testers May Start Seeing Ads for Microsoft Store Apps
    Engadget warns Windows 11 users that Microsoft is "exploring the idea" of putting ads in their Start menu. Sort of...To be specific, it's looking to place advertisements for apps you can find in the Microsoft Store in the menu's recommended section…
    - 9 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 9:34am -
  • newTwo Boeing Whistleblowers Allege Disregarded Worker Concerns, Pressure For Speed
    "Federal regulators are investigating a whistleblower's claims about flaws in the assembly of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner," NPR reported this week:Longtime Boeing engineer Sam Salehpour went public Tuesday with claims that he observed problems with how…
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  • newAI Could Explain Why We're Not Meeting Any Aliens, Wild Study Proposes
    An anonymous reader shared this report from ScienceAlert:The Fermi Paradox is the discrepancy between the apparent high likelihood of advanced civilizations existing and the total lack of evidence that they do exist. Many solutions have been propo…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 3:33am -
  • newFusion Experiment Demonstrates Cheaper Stellerator Using Creative Magnet Workaround
    Popular Science reports that early last week, researchers at the U.S. Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory revealed their new "MUSE" stellarator — "a unique fusion reactor that uses off-the-shelf and 3D-printed materials to conta…
    - 18 hours ago 14 Apr 24, 12:33am -
  • newCould a New Charge Double the Service-life of Li-Ion Batteries?
    "An improved charging protocol might help lithium-ion batteries to last much longer," writes Science Daily:The best commercial lithium-ion batteries...have a service life of up to eight years. Batteries are usually charged with a constant current f…
    - 21 hours ago 13 Apr 24, 9:33pm -
  • Data Collected by the US Justice Department Exposed in Consultant's Breach
    DOJ-Collected Information Exposed In Data Breach Affecting 340,000Information CollectedAn anonymous reader shared this report from Security Week:Economic analysis and litigation support firm Greylock McKinnon Associates, Inc. (GMA) is notifying…
    - 1 day ago 13 Apr 24, 6:16pm -
  • Will America's Next Soldiers Be Machines?
    Foreign Policy magazine visits a U.S. military training exercise that pitted Lt. Isaac McCurdy and his platoon of infantry troops against machines with camera lenses for eyes and sheet metal for skin:Driving on eight screeching wheels and carrying…
    - 1 day ago 13 Apr 24, 4:43pm -

NY Times - Personal Tech

MacRumors - All

  • The MacRumors Show: Apple Shortcuts and iOS 18 ft. Matthew Cassinelli
    Matthew Cassinelli, one of the minds behind Workflow, joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to talk Apple Shortcuts and potential improvements and AI features coming to the app in iOS 18.Subscribe to The MacRumors Show YouTube cha…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 10:30am -
  • Best Apple Deals of the Week: Get the AirPods Pro 2 With USB-C for $189, Plus Low Prices on Apple Watch and iMac
    This week's best deals can all be found on Amazon, which is hosting steep discounts on the AirPods Pro 2, Apple Watch Series 9, and the M3 iMac.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a p…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 9:49am -
  • Pixelmator Pro Adds Support for Editing Text in PDFs
    Pixelmator Pro 3.5.8 has gone live on the Mac App Store, and the latest update to the popular image editing app brings the ability to edit text in PDFs, along with a handful of other notable additions.Pixelmator recently added support to the ap…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 9:30am -
  • Browser Companies Criticize Apple's EU Choice Screen in iOS 17.4
    Several third-party browser companies have experienced a spike in iPhone installs since Apple made major changes to iOS in order to comply with the Digital Markets Act in the European Union, but many are not happy with Apple's implementation of its d…
    - 2 days ago 12 Apr 24, 8:26am -
  • Google One VPN to Shut Down Later This Year
    Google One VPN will be discontinued later this year, according to a customer email seen by Android Authority. The service was rolled out for Android in October 2020, before coming to iOS devices and Macs in 2022.When it originally launched it w…
    - 3 days ago 12 Apr 24, 4:43am -
  • DuckDuckGo Launches 3-in-1 'Privacy Pro' Subscription With VPN and Personal Data Removal Tool
    DuckDuckGo today announced the launch of Privacy Pro, a new subscription service that bundles three privacy-focused features together.Privacy Pro includes a VPN for anonymous browsing and secure connections regardless of location, personal info…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 2:41pm -
  • Review: Nanoleaf Debuts New Matter-Connected Outdoor String Lights
    Popular home lighting company Nanoleaf today introduced its latest product, Smart Multicolor Outdoor String Lights that bring HomeKit-compatible decorative lighting to decks, porches, backyards, gardens, pool areas, and more.Nanoleaf is known f…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 2:14pm -
  • Macs to Get AI-Focused M4 Chips Starting in Late 2024
    Apple will begin updating its Mac lineup with M4 chips in late 2024, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The M4 chip will be focused on improving performance for artificial intelligence capabilities.Last year, Apple introduced the M3, M3 Pro,…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 12:10pm -
  • Apple Responds to Criticism Over iPhone's 'Parts Pairing' Process
    Apple today announced that customers and independent repair shops will be able to repair select iPhones with used genuine Apple parts starting later this year. Alongside the announcement, Apple's hardware engineering chief John Ternus spoke with Tech…
    - 3 days ago 11 Apr 24, 11:15am -
  • Amazon Takes $149 Off M3 iMacs With New All-Time Low Prices
    Amazon today has a big sale on the newest 24-inch M3 iMac, including both 256GB and 512GB models. All of these deals require you to clip an on-page coupon in order to see the final deal price at the checkout screen, and in every case these are all-ti…
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  • Apple to Allow Used Parts for Repairs, Starting With iPhone 15 Lineup
    Apple today announced that customers and independent repair shops will be able to utilize used genuine Apple parts in repairs starting later this year.Apple told The Washington Post that the new policy will initially apply to parts for iPhone 1…
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  • Google Pixel 8's Flagship AI Photo Editing Feature Coming to iPhones
    Google next month will make its latest AI-powered photo editing feature available to all users of Google Photos on iOS, the company has announced.Magic Editor, which featured heavily in last year's Google Pixel 8 series marketing blitz, uses ge…
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  • Apple Warns Users in 92 Countries About Mercenary Spyware Attacks
    Apple on Wednesday sent threat notifications to users in 92 countries warning that they may have been targeted by mercenary spyware attacks, likely because of who they are or what they do.According to TechCrunch, Apple sent the alerts to the in…
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NY Times - Technology

LA Times - Technology

Google says it will reduce some user access to California news sites
Google says it will reduce some user access to California news sites
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Roku says 576,000 accounts were hacked in latest breach
Roku says 576,000 accounts were hacked in latest breach
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This L.A. escape room explores corporate greed — and shows how corruptible you really are
This L.A. escape room explores corporate greed — and shows how corruptible you really are
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An AI app claims it can detect sexually transmitted infections. Doctors say it's a disaster
An AI app claims it can detect sexually transmitted infections. Doctors say it's a disaster
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Hollywood celebs are scared of deepfakes. This talent agency will use AI to fight them
Hollywood celebs are scared of deepfakes. This talent agency will use AI to fight them
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Opinion: The real AI nightmare: What if it serves humans too well?
Opinion: The real AI nightmare: What if it serves humans too well?
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VentureBeat

The Next Web

  • New hope for VanMoof as troubled ebike maker resumes sales
    Dutch ebike maker VanMoof has begun selling ebikes on its own website once more, following an almost year-long hiatus after it went bankrupt in July last year.   The models on offer are refreshed versions of the S5 and A5, which were first released…
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  • Why enhanced rock weathering promises carbon-capturing fields of dreams
    A weird technology has emerged as a leader in the quest for net zero. But this form of carbon capture, called Enhanced Rock Weathering (or ERW for short), still requires innovation — and government oversight. Society has a knack for embracing new t…
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  • Intruders beware: New face-detecting AI security cam fires paintballs and teargas
    Homeowners delight: a startup from Slovenia has created what might just be the most badass security camera ever made.  The “world-first” device is called Eve, but she ain’t no saint. Eve is an AI-powered home security system that fires paintba…
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  • New breakthrough promises ‘entirely secure’ quantum cloud computing
    Ever heard of hybrid matter-photon implementation of verifiable blind quantum computing? No? Neither had we, until today. But it could just be what will make next-generation quantum computers securely accessible to “millions of individuals and comp…
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  • Europe’s first pilot plant for cultivated fish opens in Germany
    German startup Bluu Seafood today launched Europe’s first pilot plant for cultivated fish. The facility in Hamburg brings lab-grown seafood a step closer to the market. Bluu had previously developed the controversial food in a small lab in Lübe…
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  • The state of open source in Europe
    Open source is at a crossroads. For the past few years, venture capital has directly or indirectly paid for many of the contributors and much of the infrastructure it needed to keep going. That was until the past 24 months or so, when funding started…
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  • Space tourism balloon startup unveils ‘luxury’ capsule design
    A space tourism company promising stratospheric balloon rides has unveiled the vehicle’s capsule design. Halo Space is building the balloon for zero-emission commercial flights to altitudes of up to 40km. Tickets will cost a whopping €150,000 eac…
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  • ‘British DARPA’ to build AI gatekeepers for ‘quantitative safety guarantees’
    A British R&D unit today unveiled a futuristic vision of “quantitative safety guarantees” for AI. The Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) compares the guarantees to the high safety standards in nuclear power and passenger aviation. In t…
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  • Green transition at the centre of EU-China tech rivalry
    With the geopolitical landscape turning more unstable by the day, EU relations with China are also becoming increasingly turbulent. At the core of the rising tensions lies the quest for tech supremacy as well as economic and national security. “In…
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  • Max Planck spinout nets €20M to build ‘stellarator’ fusion machine
    A German startup has secured new funding for a peculiar twisted-looking reactor that could prove a quicker path to clean, virtually limitless fusion energy.  Proxima Fusion has raised €20mn as it looks to bring its designs for the so-called stella…
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  • Chinese fund managers seek Bitcoin ETF approval in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, a prominent global financial hub and a gateway for Chinese overseas investments, is poised to green-light a spot… Continue reading Chinese fund managers seek Bitcoin ETF approval in Hong KongThe post Chinese fund managers seek Bitcoin…
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  • ChatGPT update: OpenAI makes popular chatbot ‘more direct’ and more
    Chat GPT has just gotten a huge new update. On April 12, OpenAI announced that premium ChatGTP users, which refers… Continue reading ChatGPT update: OpenAI makes popular chatbot ‘more direct’ and moreThe post ChatGPT update: OpenAI makes popu…
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  • ‘I suck’: Lewis Hamilton plays classic PS1 games from his childhood
    Lewis Hamilton might be a seven-time F1 champion, but there’s one challenge that even he can’t overcome: the tutorial stage… Continue reading ‘I suck’: Lewis Hamilton plays classic PS1 games from his childhoodThe post ‘I suck’: Lewis…
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  • Steam sale aims down sights on FPS savings
    Steam is gearing up for a bullet-flinging first-person shooter sale, kicking off April 15. The weeklong Steam FPS Fest offers… Continue reading Steam sale aims down sights on FPS savingsThe post Steam sale aims down sights on FPS savings appeared…
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  • Nintendo Switch Online’s SNES library gets these 3 titles
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    The Chinese Men’s Professional Basketball League (CBA) has announced an extension to its media partnership with Sportradar. The continuation of… Continue reading Sportradar extends partnership with China’s basketball league CBAThe post Sportr…
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    Xbox Game Pass is getting a Mario Kart-like in the brick-based form of LEGO 2K Drive this month. The popular… Continue reading LEGO 2K Drive races onto Xbox Game PassThe post LEGO 2K Drive races onto Xbox Game Pass appeared first on ReadWrite.
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  • Fallout 4’s next-gen update finally arrives, in time for Amazon’s hit show
    The long anticipated “next-gen” — really it’s the current generation — version of Fallout 4 launches on April 25, coinciding… Continue reading Fallout 4’s next-gen update finally arrives, in time for Amazon’s hit showThe post Fallou…
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    Verdicts have been delivered on the Humane AI Pin and the consensus appears to be a very underwhelming one. The… Continue reading Humane AI pin reviews: Critics savage $699, no-screen wearableThe post Humane AI pin reviews: Critics savage $699, n…
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  • Pepe Price Prediction: The Top Meme Coin Eyes $0.0000080 Ahead Of Bitcoin Halving; Time to Buy?
    Pepe is currently trending #1 on DEXTools among Ethereum tokens, and has now passed 200,000 holders. Its market cap sits… Continue reading Pepe Price Prediction: The Top Meme Coin Eyes $0.0000080 Ahead Of Bitcoin Halving; Time to Buy?The post Pep…
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  • ESMA warns of crypto trading concentration on Binance
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a warning about the high concentration of trading activity on a… Continue reading ESMA warns of crypto trading concentration on BinanceThe post ESMA warns of crypto trading concentra…
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  • Microsoft unveils new test user interface for Xbox Cloud Gaming
    Microsoft has shown off a new test interface for Xbox Cloud Gaming that mimics the dashboard interface of a console.… Continue reading Microsoft unveils new test user interface for Xbox Cloud GamingThe post Microsoft unveils new test user interfa…
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  • GBTC outflows drop significantly as Bitcoin price rebounds
    The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) has experienced a significant decrease in outflows, coinciding with a rebound… Continue reading GBTC outflows drop significantly as Bitcoin price reboundsThe post GBTC outflows dr…
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  • Udio launches AI music creation app with the backing of will.i.am
    Udio is the latest artificial intelligence (AI) powered music program to be launched, and the reaction to the app suggests… Continue reading Udio launches AI music creation app with the backing of will.i.amThe post Udio launches AI music creation…
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