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US Court Awards 20 Yrs Jail Term to 2 Guilty in $3 Mn iPhone Repair Scheme
A U.S. court has found two Chinese nationals guilty of a “sophisticated scheme to defraud Apple out of millions of dollars’ worth of iPhones.”
YouTube Brings New Channel Pages for Creators on Its TV App
YouTube has unveiled a new look for creators’ channels on its TV app, to improve the user experience and make content more accessible on the big screen.
Walmart Acquires US TV Maker Vizio for Nearly $2.3 Billion to Boost Ad Biz
Retail giant Walmart on Tuesday said it is acquiring US-based TV maker Vizio in a deal valued at nearly $2.3 billion, in a bid to boost its ad business.
1st Human Implanted with Neuralink Brain Chip Able to Control Mouse via Thoughts: Musk
Elon Musk has said that the first human implanted with a brain chip from his brain-computer interface company Neuralink seems to have fully recovered and can control a computer mouse using thoughts.
Google’s Gemini Beats OpenAI’s ChatGPT by 3% in Multi-Discipline Tests: Report
Google’s AI chatbot Gemini has recently outperformed Sam Altman-run OpenAI’s ChatGPT in a series of comprehensive multi-discipline tests, a new report revealed on Monday.
EU Opens Formal Probe against TikTok over Safeguarding Kids, Ad Transparency
The European Commission on Monday opened formal proceedings to assess whether TikTok may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA) for protection of minors, advertising transparency, data access for researchers and risk management of addictive design and harmful content.
Tesla Able To Produce Real-World Video Similar to OpenAI’s for Over a Year: Musk
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared intriguing insights into the potential synergies between OpenAI’s Sora and his autonomous driving ambitions after the ChatGPT maker unveiled its text-to-video model.
OSIRIS-REx Brought Back 121.6 Grams of Sample from Asteroid Bennu: NASA
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft brought back 121.6 grams of material from asteroid Bennu — doubling the sample return goal, NASA has announced.
OpenAI Can’t Register GPT As Trademark, Rules US Patent Office
In a setback for Microsoft-backed OpenAI, the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has refused to allow the Sam Altman-run company to register the word GPT (generative pre-trained transformer) as a trademark.
Social Audio Platform Clubhouse Turns Texts Into Custom Voice Messages
Social audio platform Clubhouse said users can now send text to their friends and they will hear words as if they said them.
OpenAI Introduces Sora, Its Text-To-Video AI Model
OpenAI, the company behind the AI Chatbot ChatGPT, is launching a new video-generation model, and it’s called Sora.
Nvidia is Now worth More than Amazon and Alphabet
NVIDIA, now positioned as the world’s fourth most valuable company with a market capitalization of $1.83 trillion, achieved a significant milestone by surpassing Alphabet in value, merely a day after overtaking Amazon.
NASA-Backed Private US Firm’s Lander Finally Launches to Moon
NASA-backed private US company Intuitive Machines’ lander finally launched to the Moon on Thursday.
Elon Musk’s X Provides Premium, Paid Services to Terrorist Groups: Report
Elon Musk-run X (formerly Twitter) is providing premium, paid services to accounts for two leaders of a US-designated terrorist group and several other organizations sanctioned by the government, according to a new report from the Tech Transparency Project (TTP).
SpaceX Moves Its Incorporation to Texas from Delaware: Musk
Elon Musk on Thursday said that his aerospace company SpaceX has moved its state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas.
Cisco To Let Go Over 4,000 Workers in Restructuring Exercise
Cisco has announced that it plans to lay off 5 percent of its global workforce, amounting to thousands of employees, as part of a restructuring exercise.
Russia-Based Spam Accounts Not Gaining Traction on Our Platforms: Meta
Russia-based spam accounts have grown on Meta platforms in recent years but these are not gaining as much traction or increase in followers as earlier, the company has said.