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Bill Gates reveals 3 jobs mostGates has recommended careers in artificial intelligence, energy and bioscience. 'I could even lose my job,' Gates said to ChatGPT maker and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman
Export restrictions and sanctions working well, we see A sprawling industrial complex being built by Huawei near Shanghai will be used to research and develop chipmaking equipment to help the tech... giant overcome restrictions imposed on it by the US, local sources are reportedly saying....
Microsoft's Windows 11 betaMicrosoft 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 you've used Windows 10 extensively before -- the older OS serves ads in the Start menu, as well, and they're also for apps you can download. At the moment, Microsoft will only show ads in this version if you're in the US and a Windows Insider in the Beta Channel. You won't be seeing them if you're not a beta tester or if you're using a device managed by an organization. Further, you can disable the advertisements altogether. To do so, just go to Personalization under Settings and then toggle off "Show recommendations for tips, app promotions,...
Meta is stuffing its AIOn 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 surprising. Meta revealed Meta AI in September 2023 and has spent the last few months adding the chatbot to products like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, so adding it to Instagram seems like a no-brainer. Just got access to Meta AI on one of my Instagram accounts. -- Krish Murjani  (@appleforever18) April 11, 2024 "Our generative AI-powered experiences are under development in various phases, and we're testing a range of them publicly in a limited capacity," a Meta spokesperson told Engadget, which suggests that not everyone has the feature...
Why I need wearable AII’m a longtime iPhone user, and I’m certain iOS 18 will bring plenty of generative AI features to the smartphone, turning it into an early … The post Why I need wearable AI hardware... in my life, and why it can’t be cheap appeared first on BGR.
Customers won't be able to enroll in Experian's identity theft monitoring in the near term, and they have AT&T to thank for that.
X won't let users hide theirX 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 be removing the ability to hide the verification checkmark! -- Nima Owji (@nima_owji) April 11, 2024 The change comes shortly after X unexpectedly began adding blue checks to the accounts of "influential" users with at least 2,500 followers who pay for a premium subscription. While Elon Musk suggested that change was meant to be a perk, some of his critics -- including formerly verified users -- were less than pleased with the blue badge appearing on their accounts, lest others suspect them of actually paying for a subscription. This article...
With a pilot as backup of course: VENOM is still emerging tech The US Air Force is rapidly scaling up its plans to automate some of its fleet and the civilian boss of the service says he's planning to... fly in one of the robo-planes this northern spring....
Harvard's New ProgrammableWe’re surrounded by ingenious substances: a menu of metal alloys that can wrap up leftovers or skin rockets, paints in any color imaginable, and ever-morphing digital displays. Virtually all of... these exploit the natural properties of the underlying materials. But an emerging class of materials is more versatile, even programmable. Known as metamaterials, these substances […]
Avi Wigderson wins $1 millionThe 2023 Turing Award has been given to Avi Widgerson. The mathematician found that adding randomness into algorithms made them better at solving nondeterministic problems.
Drones Are Using Power LinesAn autonomous drone that uses power lines to self-recharge has been trialed but the potential pitfalls are catastrophic.
Researchers uncover TinderThe analysis found the top 20 most common interests of those looking for love. 'Travel' topped the list for women (24% of profiles) and came a close second for men (21% of profiles)
Jony Ive and Sam AltmanReports last fall claimed that Jony Ive and Sam Altman had been talking about creating the iPhone of artificial intelligence (AI). The rumors, which were … The post Jony Ive and Sam Altman... reportedly want $1 billion to fund new AI hardware appeared first on BGR.
Tesla settles lawsuitAhead of what was sure to be a high-profile legal battle, Tesla this week opted to settle a lawsuit that centered on the safety of … The post Tesla settles lawsuit involving fiery Autopilot... crash appeared first on BGR.
Starlink terminals areStarlink satellite internet terminals are being widely used by Russian forces in Ukraine, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal . The publication indicates that the terminals, which were... developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX, are being used to coordinate attacks in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Additionally, Starlink terminals can be used on the battlefield to control drones and other forms of military tech. The terminals are reaching Russian forces via a complex network of black market sellers. This is despite the fact that Starlink devices are banned in the country. WSJ followed some of these sellers as they smuggled the terminals into Russia and even made sure deliveries got to the front lines. Reporting also indicates that some of the terminals were originally purchased on eBay....
Tesla reaches settlement inTesla was prepared to contest claims of wrongful death related to its Autopilot system in court but has chosen to settle the case instead. Tesla agrees to pay settlement in tragic autopilot crash In a... surprising turn, Tesla has opted for a settlement with the family of Wei "Walter" Huang, an Apple engineer. His tragic death in an Autopilot-related crash in 2018 sparked widespread debate about the safety and reliability of automated driving systems.The case, scheduled for a courtroom showdown this week, has instead concluded with a confidential settlement, the terms of which are currently sealed from the public eye.

When is the NEXT total solar eclipse?

Digital Trends - 9 Apr 2024 02:45
When is the NEXT total solarMonday's total solar eclipse in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico has been and gone. So when is the next chance to experience this spectacular celestial phenomenon?
Elon Musk's Grok CreatesGrok, the AI tool available to paying subscribers on X and adored by Elon Musk, generated another fake news story based on jokes Monday. And while this latest story about Monday's solar eclipse isn't... as dire as last week's inaccurate "news" that Iran had launched an attack on Israel, it still proves Grok has a long...
AI-generated Elon Musk videosScammers are faking YouTube livestreams about the solar eclipse, featuring Elon Musk and SpaceX, for crypto scams.
Watch Out for 'Latrodectus' -Threat hunters have discovered a new malware calledLatrodectusthat has been distributed as part of email phishing campaigns since at least late November 2023. "Latrodectus is an up-and-coming... downloader with various sandbox evasion functionality," researchers from Proofpoint and Team Cymrusaidin a joint analysis published last week, adding it's designed to retrieve
Maryland Passes 2 MajorOne bill would require apps like Instagram and TikTok to prioritize young people's safety and the other would restrict the collection of consumer data.
World's largest camera: 3.1We have a winner for sensor Top Trumps: the LSST camera is the world's largest astronomy camera. It's more than 350 times the size of a full-frame sensor, for reference. Photo: Jacqueline Ramseyer... Orrell/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory "Space," according to Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. "is big. Really Big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space." Recent Videos It turns out the same is true of cameras made to map space. You may think your full-frame camera is big but that's nothing compared to the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) camera recently completed by the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. You...
Space Force Is Planning aTwo satellites will engage in a "realistic threat response scenario" when Victus Haze gets underway.
Google yanks California newsGoogle on Friday said it is testing removing links to California news sites for some users in the western US state as legislators mull making the online search giant pay for connecting people to news.
'Jailbreaking' AI servicesAI researchers found they could dupe an AI chatbot into giving a potentially dangerous response to a question by feeding it a huge amount of data it learned from queries made mid-conversation.