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Private spacecraft lands on lunar surface; first U.S. moon landing since 1972

Private spacecraft lands on lunar surface; first U.S. moon landing since 1972

A spacecraft built and flown by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines landed near the south pole of the moon on Thursday, the first U.S. touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever achieved by the private sector. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 23, 2024  7:28 am
Don’t dry your iPhone in a bag of rice, says Apple

Don’t dry your iPhone in a bag of rice, says Apple

If your iPhone gets wet don’t dry it in a bag of rice, Apple has advised. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 22, 2024  1:38 pm
Neuralink’s first human patient able to control mouse through thinking, Musk says

Neuralink’s first human patient able to control mouse through thinking, Musk says

The first human patient implanted with a brain-chip from Neuralink appears to have fully recovered and is able to control a computer mouse using their thoughts, the startup’s founder Elon Musk said late on Monday. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 20, 2024  2:32 pm
EU opens formal investigation into TikTok over possible online content breaches

EU opens formal investigation into TikTok over possible online content breaches

The European Union will investigate whether ByteDance’s TikTok breached online content rules aimed at protecting children and ensuring transparent advertising, an official said on Monday, putting the social media platform at risk of a hefty fine. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 19, 2024  10:04 pm
OpenAI will now let you create videos from verbal cues

OpenAI will now let you create videos from verbal cues

Artificial intelligence leader OpenAI introduced a new AI model called Sora which it claims can create “realistic” and “imaginative” 60-second videos from quick text prompts. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 16, 2024  1:20 pm
Japan space agency says test flight for new flagship rocket is rescheduled for Saturday

Japan space agency says test flight for new flagship rocket is rescheduled for Saturday

Japan’s space agency says its new flagship H3 rocket will have a second test flight on Saturday, two days later than an initially planned liftoff that was postponed due to a bad weather forecast at the launch site in southwestern Japan. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 14, 2024  3:55 pm
OpenAI CEO warns that ‘societal misalignments’ could make artificial intelligence dangerous

OpenAI CEO warns that ‘societal misalignments’ could make artificial intelligence dangerous

The CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence are the “very subtle societal misalignments” that could make the systems wreak havoc. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 13, 2024  5:46 pm
Jeff Bezos sells nearly 12 million Amazon shares worth at least $2bn, with more to come

Jeff Bezos sells nearly 12 million Amazon shares worth at least $2bn, with more to come

Jeff Bezos filed a statement with federal regulators indicating his sale of nearly 12 million shares of Amazon stock worth more than $2 billion. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 11, 2024  3:19 pm
Apple defeats lawsuit claiming it overpaid CEO Tim Cook, others

Apple defeats lawsuit claiming it overpaid CEO Tim Cook, others

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Apple, opens new tab of overpaying Chief Executive Tim Cook and other top executives by tens of millions of dollars by miscalculating the value of performance-based stock awards. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 8, 2024  4:05 pm
Yandex: Owner of ‘Russia’s Google’ pulls out of home country

Yandex: Owner of ‘Russia’s Google’ pulls out of home country

The owner of Yandex, often referred to as “Russia’s Google”, has said it will pull out of its country of origin. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 6, 2024  6:44 pm
Google Doodle celebrates Sri Lanka Independence Day 2024

Google Doodle celebrates Sri Lanka Independence Day 2024

Google Doodle celebrates Sri Lanka Independence Day 2024 today. Independence Day of Sri Lanka is a national holiday in the South Asian island country that commemorates Sri Lanka’s 76th political independence from British rule on February 4, 1948. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 4, 2024  4:17 pm
Tech CEOs told ‘you have blood on your hands’ at US Senate child safety hearing

Tech CEOs told ‘you have blood on your hands’ at US Senate child safety hearing

U.S. senators on Wednesday grilled leaders of the biggest social media companies and said Congress must quickly pass legislation, as one lawmaker accused the companies of having “blood on their hands” for failing to protect children from escalating threats of sexual predation on their platforms. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 1, 2024  10:41 am
Judge voids Elon Musk’s ‘unfathomable’ $56 billion Tesla pay package

Judge voids Elon Musk’s ‘unfathomable’ $56 billion Tesla pay package

A Delaware judge tossed out Elon Musk’s record-breaking $56 billion Tesla (TSLA.O) pay package on Tuesday, calling the compensation granted by the EV maker’s board “an unfathomable sum” that was unfair to shareholders. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 31, 2024  4:13 pm
Elon Musk’s Neuralink implants brain chip in first human

Elon Musk’s Neuralink implants brain chip in first human

The first human patient has received an implant from brain-chip startup Neuralink on Sunday and is recovering well, the company’s billionaire founder Elon Musk said. MORE.

(0) Comments | January 30, 2024  2:13 pm
George Carlin estate sues over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI

George Carlin estate sues over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI

The estate of George Carlin is suing the media company behind a fake hourlong comedy special that purportedly uses artificial intelligence to recreate the late standup comic’s style and material. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 28, 2024  4:32 pm
Tesla plans to build new electric vehicles in mid-2025

Tesla plans to build new electric vehicles in mid-2025

Tesla has told suppliers it wants to start production of a new mass market electric vehicle codenamed “Redwood” in mid-2025, according to four people familiar with the matter, with two of them describing the model as a compact crossover. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 24, 2024  5:25 pm
Sony scraps $10bn merger with Zee Entertainment, setting stage for legal row

Sony scraps $10bn merger with Zee Entertainment, setting stage for legal row

Japan’s Sony Group scrapped plans on Monday for a $10 billion (roughly Rs. 83,098 crore) merger of its Indian unit with Zee Entertainment, ending a deal that could have created one of the South Asian nation’s biggest TV broadcasters. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 23, 2024  1:12 pm
Japan makes history, becoming fifth country to land spacecraft on moon

Japan makes history, becoming fifth country to land spacecraft on moon

Japan on Saturday became the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon, but solar power issues threatened to cut short the nation’s mission to prove a “precision” landing technology and revitalise a space programme that has suffered setbacks. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 20, 2024  9:44 am
First US spacecraft to attempt moon landing in decades burns up after failed mission

First US spacecraft to attempt moon landing in decades burns up after failed mission

After soaring hundreds of thousands of miles through space and battling a propellant issue that dashed its plans, the Peregrine lunar lander has likely met its fiery end. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 19, 2024  12:11 pm
Sheryl Sandberg to step down from Meta board

Sheryl Sandberg to step down from Meta board

The former chief operating officer of Meta, Sheryl Sandberg, is leaving the company’s board of directors. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2024  4:48 pm
Japan counts down to precision ‘moon sniper’ landing mission

Japan counts down to precision ‘moon sniper’ landing mission

Japan aims to become the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts a precision landing on Friday, in what would be a boost for a space programme that has suffered a wave of setbacks and been eclipsed by rival China. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2024  3:39 pm
Chinese startup develops nuclear battery that can last up to ‘50 years without charging’

Chinese startup develops nuclear battery that can last up to ‘50 years without charging’

A Chinese company has developed a new nuclear battery that could keep your phone running for 50 years without charging. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2024  3:53 pm
Apple overtakes Samsung as world’s biggest phonemaker

Apple overtakes Samsung as world’s biggest phonemaker

Apple now has the lion’s share of the global smartphone market, knocking Samsung off the top spot for the first time in 12 years. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2024  1:07 pm
Google lays off hundreds of employees in advertising sales team

Google lays off hundreds of employees in advertising sales team

Google is laying off hundreds of employees in its advertising sales team, the Alphabet-owned company said on Tuesday, marking the latest cuts at the search giant. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2024  12:47 pm
Apple offers iPhone 15 at rare discount in China as competition intensifies

Apple offers iPhone 15 at rare discount in China as competition intensifies

Apple is offering rare discounts on its iPhones in China, cutting retail prices by as much as 500 yuan ($70) amid growing competitive pressure in the world’s biggest smartphone market. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 15, 2024  5:59 pm