Today: April 21, 2024
Today: April 21, 2024

Technology

Bill that could ban TikTok has been attached to the House foreign aid package. What next?

The House has renewed its push on legislation that would ban TikTok if its Beijing-based parent company doesn’t divest from the popular social media platform

The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon

The House has passed legislation that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform’s China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work

Senate passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after midnight deadline

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse

Here’s how Phish is using the Sphere's technology to give fans something completely different

Phish opened its four-night stay at the Sphere Thursday with a four-hour show

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing's orders

Apple says it has removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China on Beijing’s orders

Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports

Olympic organizers have unveiled their plans to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology

Bitcoin's next 'halving' is right around the corner. Here's what you need to know

Sometime in the next few days or even hours, the “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are going to take a 50% pay cut — effectively slicing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency in half

Key ally of Pakistan's prime minister demands end to ban on social media platform X

An important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social media platform X, saying it violates citizens’ right to speech and expression

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews

A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they say are results showing unpoliced derogatory and often false comments

Google is combining its Android software and Pixel hardware divisions to more broadly integrate AI

Google says it will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables

US committee releases sealed Brazil court orders to Musk's X, shedding light on account suspensions

A U.S. congressional committee has released confidential Brazilian court orders to suspend accounts on the social media platform X

First major attempts to regulate AI face headwinds from all sides

A group of lawmakers from six states have worked on the first major proposals to reign in AI discrimination

Netflix now has nearly 270 million subscribers after another strong showing to begin 2024

Netflix gained another 9.3 million subscribers to start the year while its still-emerging expansion into advertising helped produce financial results that exceeded analysts’ estimates

Google fires 28 workers in aftermath of protests over big tech deal with Israeli government

Google has fired 28 employees in the aftermath of protests over technology that the internet company is supplying the Israeli government amid the Gaza war, further escalating tensions surrounding a hot-button deal

One Tech Tip: What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach

Data breaches are becoming an almost regular occurrence

Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users

Generative AI is advancing so quickly that the latest chatbots available today could be out of date tomorrow

Tesla shares tumble below $150 per share, giving up all gains made over the past year

Tesla’s stock tumbled below $150 per share, giving up all of the gains made over the past year as the electric vehicle maker reels from falling sales and steep discounts intended to lure more buyers

Biden administration set to provide $6.1 billion to Micron Technology for chip plants in NY, Idaho

The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide $6.1 billion in government support for Micron Technology to produce advanced memory computer chips in New York and Idaho

Q&A: Phish's Trey Anastasio on playing the Sphere, and keeping the creativity going after 40 years

Phish has been performing to thousands of dedicated fans for decades and prides itself on never playing the same show twice

Uber is helping investigators look into account that sent driver to Ohio home where she was killed

The ride-hailing company Uber says it's banned an account that sent a driver to the Ohio home where an 81-year-old man allegedly shot the woman to death

Amazon removed Just Walk Out from many of its own stores but wants to sell the system to others

Amazon wants other businesses to know it’s not giving up on its Just Walk Out technology

Hugh Grant says he got 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Hugh Grant says he received “an enormous sum of money” to settle a lawsuit accusing the publisher of The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him

European Union questions TikTok on new app that pays users for watching

European Union regulators are seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos

Tesla will ask shareholders to reinstate pay package rejected by Delaware judge

Tesla will ask shareholders to reinstate the compensation package for CEO Elon Musk that was rejected by a judge in Delaware this year and to move the electric carmaker’s corporate home from Delaware to Texas

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