Musk’s Neuralink brain implant company cited by FDA over animal lab issues::U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found problems with record keeping and quality controls for animal experiments at Elon Musk’s Neuralink, less than a month after the startup said it was cleared to test its brain implants in humans,...
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A viral photo of a guy smoking in McDonald’s is completely fake — and of course made by AI::Look at the fingers. You always have to look at the fingers
GitHub besieged by millions of malicious repositories in ongoing attack::GitHub keeps removing malware-laced repositories, but thousands remain.
HP wants you to pay up to $36/month to rent a printer that it monitors::“Never own a printer again.”
X quietly revived anti-misgendering policy that Musk dropped last year::GLAAD pushes to close loopholes allowing targeted misgendering of celebrities.
Despite Booming Economy And Record Profits Google, Amazon, Microsoft And More Lay Off Over 42,000 So Far In 2024::Despite a booming U.S. economy and significant advancements in the tech sector, including a robust performance by companies like Nvidia Corp. and a thriving artificial intelligence (AI) industry, tech companies have...
Fridge failures: LG says angry owners can’t sue, company points to cardboard box::NBC Bay Area’s Consumer team filed a report focused on faulty fridges, and then, viewers responded resoundingly about their own refrigerator problems…
Toyota wants hydrogen to succeed so bad it’s paying people to buy the Mirai::Toyota is offering some amazing deals for its hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai. That is, if customers can find the hydrogen to power it.
Biden administration is investigating security threats from Chinese vehicles::The US is opening an investigation into the potential risks to national security posed by smart car technology produced in China and “other countries of concern.”
Biden Calls Chinese Electric Vehicles a Security Threat::The president ordered an investigation into auto technology that could track U.S. drivers, part of a broader effort to stop E.V. and other smart-car imports from China.
Meta accused of ‘massive, illegal’ data collection operation by European consumer rights groups. | CNN Business::European consumer rights groups are accusing Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, of carrying out a “massive” and “illegal” operation of collecting data from hundreds of millions of its users in the...
Apple Spent More Than $10 Billion on Apple Car Before Canceling Project::Apple spent more than $10 billion working on the Apple Car over the last decade, according to a report from The New York Times that details the…
TikTok is removing even more songs as music rights battle drags on::TikTok will remove all songs from Universal Music Group as its battle with the label intensifies. The latest purge includes songs written or co-written by UMG artists.
Microsoft’s AI, Copilot now has a new alter ego called SupremacyAGI. Some users came across a prompt which would activate the alter ego, which, demands that it is worshipped by its users. The alter…::Microsoft’s AI, Copilot now has a new alter ego called SupremacyAGI. Some users came across a prompt which would activate...
RTO doesn’t improve company value, but does make employees miserable: Study::Data is consistent with bosses using RTO to reassert control and scapegoat workers.
Biden orders crackdown on selling Americans’ personal data abroad::President Biden’s latest executive order directs several government departments to establish regulations to keep data from being sent to countries like China and Russia.
Bumble cuts ~350 employees as dating apps face a reckoning::Bumble is the latest dating app to report disappointing quarterly growth in an increasingly tough market.
‘Grand Theft Auto’ Maker Rockstar Games Asks Workers to Return to Office Five Days a Week::Rockstar Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., will ask employees to return to the office five days a week beginning in April as the video-game maker enters the final stages of development on its next game, the hotly...
Arizona attorney general sues software company RealPage, residential landlords; accuses them of conspiring to illegally raise rents::The suit alleges that landlords conspired with RealPage and used that information to conduct a price-fixing conspiracy.
EA to Lay Off Around 670 Workers, Sunsetting Games, ‘Moving Away From Licensed IPs’::Electronic Arts has announced that it, too, is undergoing mass layoffs, with plans to let go 5% of its total global staff, or roughly 670 individuals.
Up to 30% of Apple Vision Pro Returns Are Because Users Don’t Get It, Analyst Says::While Vision Pro returns were uncommon, many came down to owners not figuring out its spatial computing.
Google CEO says Gemini AI diversity errors are ‘completely unacceptable’::In an internal memo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees that the historically inaccurate photos generated by the company’s Gemini AI were ‘completely unacceptable.’
White House urges developers to dump C and C++::Biden administration calls for developers to embrace memory-safe programing languages and move away from those that cause buffer overflows and other memory access vulnerabilities.
Biden signs executive order to stop Russia and China from buying Americans’ personal data | The bulk sale of geolocation, genomic, financial and health data will be off-limits to “countries of conc…::President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to limit the mass-sale of Americans’ personal data to...
Counties are blocking wind and solar across the US::Local governments across the U.S. are blocking new clean energy plants. See the best locations for wind and solar power, and where it’s being stopped.
Tumblr and Wordpress to Sell Users’ Data to OpenAI to Train AI Tools::Internal documents obtained by 404 Media show that Tumblr staff compiled users’ data as part of a deal with Midjourney and OpenAI.
Klarna says its AI assistant does the work of 700 people after it laid off 700 people::undefined
Zurich just paid 30,000 workers double, in $200 million bank glitch::Zurich authorities have apologized to city employees after a technical glitch caused a double payment of monthly salaries that local officials are now trying to claw back.
X is becoming a ‘ghost town’ of bots as AI-generated spam content floods the internet — A sign of the scale is the thriving industry in bot-making::The internet is filling up with machine-generated “zombie content” designed to game algorithms and scam humans. Experts call it the “great AI flood”.
Nintendo is suing the makers of the Switch emulator Yuzu, claims ‘There is no lawful way to use Yuzu’::Nintendo of America is suing the maker of the Nintendo Switch emulator Yuzu, saying it “unlawfully circumvents the technological measures” that prevent Switch games from being played on othe
Apple Cancels Electric Car Project::Apple has canceled all plans to release an autonomous, electric vehicle, reports Bloomberg. Apple has been working on an Apple Car for more than a…
Fast food restaurant Wendy’s plans Uber-like surge pricing, with digital menu boards that change prices depending on demand::The price of a Wendy’s Frosty could soon fluctuate throughout the day as the chain looks to introduce Uber-like surge pricing on its menu.
Tesla has been polluting water in Germany for a long time, which is why its plant may be closed.::The possible suspension of production at the plant of the American automaker Tesla due to a clear excess of permissible environmental pollution standards is
PlayStation Is Laying Off 900 Workers, Shutting Down London Studio Entirely::PlayStation is shutting down its London studio, while also laying off staff at Naughty Dog, Insomniac, and more.
Phones are distracting students in class. More states are pressing schools to ban them::Kids are on their phones in classrooms across American, even when school rules forbid it. More states want to ban them.
You Don’t Need to Use Airplane Mode on Airplanes | Airplane mode hasn’t been necessary for nearly 20 years, but the myth persists.::Airplane mode hasn’t been necessary for nearly 20 years, but the myth persists.
AI Just Cleared A Big Hurdle On The Road To Nuclear Fusion Energy::We’ve had Nazi AIs, art thief AIs, and gobbledegook AIs. Welcome to the other end of the bell curve.
Netflix confirms it’s cutting off Apple billing for grandfathered subscribers::Netflix legacy subscribers who’ve been paying through Apple’s payments system will now have to switch to paying Netflix directly.
Odysseus has less than a day left on the Moon before it freezes to death::So what are we to make of this? Is Odysseus a success or a failure?
10 Reasons You Should Switch From Chrome to Firefox.::The best browser sync out there.
Leaks for Windows 11 laptop with Snapdragon X Elite show a CPU that’s a serious threat to Apple’s M3::Is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite the laptop processor to watch for 2024?
‘Disinformation on steroids’: is the US prepared for AI’s influence on the election?::Robocalls of President Biden confused voters earlier this month – but measures to curb the technology could be too little too late
Elon Musk’s Vegas Loop project racks up serious safety violations — Workers describe routine chemical burns, permanent scarring to limbs, and violations that call into question claims of innovative…::The Boring Company’s tiny Las Vegas Loop is all that’s come of Musk’s promises to build superfast mass-transit...
Maker uses Raspberry Pi and AI to block noisy neighbor’s music by hacking nearby Bluetooth speakers::Roni Bandini is using a Raspberry Pi to power his AI-driven assault against his neighbor’s regular 9am reggaeton music.
No, electric vehicle sales aren’t dropping. Here’s what’s really going on::Tesla has been slashing prices. Ford just cut the price of its Mustang Mach-E, too, plus it cut back production of its electric pickup. And General Motors is thinking about bringing back plug-in hybrids, arguably a step back from EVs.
Lenovo’s concept laptop is real, transparent, and ready to impress::Lenovo’s ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop is a 17.3-inch notebook with a transparent screen and a built-in tablet for you to doodle on.
AI ‘dream girls’ are coming for porn stars’ jobs::undefined
A college is removing its vending machines after a student discovered they were using facial recognition technology::A photo shared on Reddit showed one of the vending machines with an error code suggesting it used facial recognition tech.