A massive tech company exodus is occurring in Texas, reports show::Numerous Silicon Valley tech companies have settled in Austin in recent years, but just as many are now leaving due to ‘lackluster’ startup scene.
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Democrats urge tech companies to contain abortion misinformation::House Democrats on Thursday called on Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk to push back on the “rapid spread of abortion misinformation and disinformation,” with the lawmakers saying people are being discouraged from receiving abortion services due to “bad medical...
Cop28: China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’::But country’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, would not say whether it would support phase-out wording in climate deal
OpenAI says it is investigating reports ChatGPT has become ‘lazy’::OpenAI says it is investigating complaints about ChatGPT having become “lazy”.
Apple Just Confirmed Governments Are Spying on People’s Phones With Push Notifications::A U.S. senator warned that governments are spying on push notification data in a letter, which Apple confirmed.
Apple Computer Check Signed by Steve Jobs Sells for $46,000::A check signed by former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs sold for $46,063 at auction this week. Issued by “Apple Computer Company” in…
This scary AI recognizes passwords by the sound of your typing::British researchers have trained an artificial intelligence to recognize keystrokes by sound. A smartphone placed near a laptop served as the microphone.
USA Will Invest in High-Speed Train to Fight Climate Change::The USA Will Invest in High-Speed Train to Fight Climate Change - US President Joe Biden announced in a speech on December 9, 2023 that they are carrying out the first high-speed train projects in US history. These projects are across America
DNA companies should receive the death penalty for getting hacked | TechCrunch::Personal data is the new gold. The recent 23andMe data breach is a stark reminder of a chilling reality – our most intimate, personal information might
Google announces April 2024 shutdown date for Google Podcasts::Does this mean YouTube Podcasts is ready for prime time?
OpenAI cofounder Ilya Sutskever has become invisible at the company, with his future uncertain, insiders say::The OpenAI co-founder was an integral part of what became ChatGPT. Insiders say his role in Sam Altman’s ouster is showing ongoing damage.
China poised to break 5nm barrier — Huawei lists 5nm processor presumably built with SMIC tech, defying U.S. sanctions | Huawei and SMIC quietly rolled out a new Kirin 9000C processor.::Chinese foundry SMIC may have broken the 5nm process barrier, as evidenced by a new Huawei laptop listed with an advanced chip with 5nm...
Senators Introduce ‘Fans First’ Bill Intended to Reform Live-Event Ticketing System::Senators John Cornyn, Amy Klobuchar and others introduced the ‘Fans First’ Act to help “address flaws in the current live event ticketing system.’
Pluralistic: “If buying isn’t owning, piracy isn’t stealing” (08 Dec 2023)::undefined
Tesla must respect collective bargaining rights, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund says::U.S. auto maker Tesla Inc should respect fundamental labour rights, including collective bargaining, Norway’s $1.5 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest stock market investor, told Reuters on Friday.
CVE-2023-45866: Unauthenticated Bluetooth keystroke-injection in Android, Linux, macOS and iOS::undefined
Judge Allows Major ‘Right To Repair’ Lawsuit Against John Deere To Move Forward::Last year agricultural equipment giant John Deere found itself on the receiving end of an antitrust lawsuit for its efforts to monopolize tractor repair. The lawsuits noted that the company consistently purchased competing repair centers in...
Scientists Have Reported a Breakthrough In Understanding Whale Language::Researchers have identified new elements of whale vocalizations that they propose are analogous to human speech, including vowels and pitch.
Google admits that a Gemini AI demo video was staged::Google admits that it staged part of a Gemini AI demo video, in which there was actually no voice interaction as implied.
Driverless cars were the future but now the truth is out: they’re on the road to nowhere::The dream of these vehicles ruling the roads remains just that. Focusing on public transport would be much smarter, says transport writer Christian Wolmar
Tesla Cybertruck’s stiff structure, sharp design raise safety concerns - experts::The angular design of Tesla’s Cybertruck has safety experts concerned that the electric pickup truck’s stiff stainless-steel exoskeleton could hurt pedestrians and cyclists.
Russian cyberops fact sheet (UK gov)::undefined
Amazon’s humanoid warehouse robots will eventually cost only $3 per hour to operate. That won’t calm workers’ fears of being replaced.::The robot’s human-like shape is bound to reignite workers’ fears of being replaced, but Amazon says they’re designed to “work collaboratively.”
‘Nudify’ Apps That Use AI to ‘Undress’ Women in Photos Are Soaring in Popularity::It’s part of a worrying trend of non-consensual “deepfake” pornography being developed and distributed because of advances in artificial intelligence.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to receive Serbian passport, president says::Serbia’s president says Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak will be getting a Serbian passport
Apple just discreetly launched a raft of new machine learning tools, and they’re free::The Apple MLX machine learning framework has been developed by the tech giant’s ML research division and enables users to build AI using its in-house silicon.
HP misreads room, awkwardly brags about its “less hated” printers | Opinion: HP’s printer business practices have infuriated users for years.::Opinion: HP’s printer business practices have infuriated users for years.
DoorDash, delivery apps remove tipping prompt at checkout in NYC::DoorDash and Uber Eats have adjusted tipping policies in response to the minimum pay increase for app-based food delivery workers in New York City.
Spoofing DNS records by abusing Microsoft DHCP server::undefined
Discord users are cancelling their Nitro after new mobile layout update::undefined
Salesforce Signals the Golden Age of Cushy Tech Jobs Is Over::undefined
The race to 5G is over — now it’s time to pay the bill | Networks spent years telling us that 5G would change everything. But the flashiest use cases are nowhere to be found — and the race to deplo…::AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile’s race to deploy 5G has failed to realize its flashiest outcomes while saddling carriers...
White House threatens to veto anti-EV bill just passed by US House::The bill would prevent the EPA from enforcing tougher new pollution standards.
Web API testing techniques & labs::APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) enable software systems and applications to communicate and share data. API testing is important as …
Meta and Microsoft say they will buy AMD’s new AI chip as an alternative to Nvidia’s::AMD’s newest AI chip, the Instinct MI300X, could give big tech buyers leverage over Nvidia, if it works as advertised and is price-competitive.
Meta’s new AI image generator was trained on 1.1 billion Instagram and Facebook photos::undefined
Ex-Tesla employee casts doubt on car safety::A whistleblower believes the self-driving vehicle technology is not safe enough for public roads.
Google launches Gemini, the AI model it hopes will take down GPT-4::Gemini is a new large language model that will work across Google products, including search, ads, and Bard. Google says it matches and even bests OpenAI’s GPT-4 model.
DNA nanobots can exponentially self-replicate: Tiny machines made from strands of DNA can build copies of themselves, leading to exponential replication. Similar devices could one day be used to cr…::Tiny machines made from strands of DNA can build copies of themselves, leading to exponential replication. Similar devices could...
Cable lobby to FCC: Please don’t look too closely at the prices we charge::ISPs are scared about the FCC’s plan to measure broadband affordability.
Just about every Windows and Linux device vulnerable to new LogoFAIL firmware attack::UEFIs booting Windows and Linux devices can be hacked by malicious logo images.
Apple admits to secretly giving governments push notification data::Apple to update transparency report to break out push notification data requests.
Tesla Whistleblower Says ‘Autopilot’ System Is Not Safe Enough To Be Used On Public Roads::“It affects all of us because we are essentially experiments in public roads.”
America’s Most Exciting High Speed Rail Project Gets $3 Billion Grant From Feds::The Southern California-to-Las Vegas route makes total sense and involves no wishful thinking in order to be a resounding success.
Norwegian union join Sweden and Denmark in strike against Tesla::Fellesforbundet vil sette i gang boikottaksjoner mot Tesla i Sverige hvis arbeidskonflikten ikke ender i tariffavtale innen 20. desember.
Tesla strike in Sweden now involves Denmark, may spread to Norway and Finland — “Just like companies, the trade union movement is global in the fight to protect workers,” says chair of Danish union::Tesla is locked in a titanic struggle with Sweden’s largest labor union. The result could have repercussions around the...
Twitch to shut down in Korea over ‘prohibitively expensive’ network fees::Twitch, the popular video streaming service, plans to shut down its business in South Korea on February 27 after finding that operating in one of the Twitch plans to shut down its business in South Korea after network costs became “prohibitively...
Amazon’s strict return-to-office policy is pushing more employees into quitting::undefined