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OpenAI building new team to stop superintelligent AI going rogue

OpenAI is setting up a new unit called Superalignment aimed at ensuring that superintelligent AI doesn’t end up causing chaos or something far worse.
Instagram Threads app.

Threads off to a flying start as Zuckerberg posts first tweet in 11 years

The highly anticipated and potential Twitter-killer has landed and millions have already downloaded it, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The Ariane 5 rocket launches on its final flight.

Watch Europe’s workhorse Ariane 5 rocket launch for the final time

After 27 years of distinguished service, Europe’s heavy lift Ariane 5 rocket launched for the final time on Wednesday.
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Twitter CEO Yaccarino breaks silence on platform’s reading caps

Twitter’s new CEO Linda Yaccarino has commented for the first time on the platform’s controversial decision to impose reading limits on its users.
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ChatGPT’s Bing browsing feature disabled over paywall access flaw

OpenAI has disabled ChatGPT’s new Browse with Bing feature after some users discovered that it can be used to bypass paywalls.
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Blue Origin wants to launch rockets from new site outside U.S.

Blue Origin's plans to expand its spaceflight business include the establishment of its first rocket launch site beyond the U.S.
Screenshots of Meta's Threads app.

Meta’s Twitter rival Threads to launch on Thursday

Folks fed up with the ongoing antics at Twitter may be interested in trying out Meta's Threads app when it launches later this week.
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You’ll soon have to pay to use TweetDeck

Twitter has announced that from early August you'll have to be a paid member of Twitter Blue to use its web-based TweetDeck dashboard.
Saturn captured by the James Webb Space Telescope

Saturn as you’ve never seen it before, captured by Webb telescope

NASA has used the Webb telescope's special camera to capture an amazing image of Saturn in new work that could help deepen our understanding of the planet.
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NASA restores contact with Mars helicopter after nine weeks of silence

NASA has restored contact with its Mars helicopter after 63 days of silence. The communications dropout, however, wasn't unexpected.
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Tesla Q2 delivery record shows its EV price cuts are working

Tesla surprised Wall Street in the second quarter, delivering a record 466,140 vehicles globally, beating analysts' expectations of just over 448,000 vehicles.
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NASA’s skywatching tips for July feature stars called Regulus and Fomalhaut

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and stars feature in NASA's latest roundup of ideas on what to look out for in the night sky over the coming weeks.
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YouTube tries new way of tackling ad blockers

YouTube is running a test to tackle ad blockers, asking users to adjust the blocker's settings to allow YouTube ads or face playback being suspended.
VSS Unity during a test flight to the edge of space.

Watch highlights of Virgin Galactic’s first commercial trip to edge of space

Virgin Galactic has shared a video showing highlights from its first commercial flight to the edge of space on Thursday.
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OpenAI reveals location of its first international outpost

OpenAI has had only a San Francisco office since its founding in 2015, but following the huge success of ChatGPT, it's now ready for an international expansion.
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Virgin Galactic video shows what’s in store for first commercial passengers

Virgin Galactic is set to launch its first commercial rocket-powered ride on Thursday. This video shows what the passengers can expect.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft during a test in June 2023.

Check out these stunning images of SpaceX’s recent Starship test

As part of preparations for the second test flight of its Super Heavy rocket, SpaceX this week performed a static fire test of the upper stage Starship.
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Instagram and Messenger get more parental supervision tools

Meta has just released additional supervision tools for parents of teens who use apps such as Instagram and Messenger.
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Asteroid the size of Statue of Liberty about to zip by Earth

An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty will zip by Earth at a speed of 26,000 mph in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
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ChatGPT’s iPhone app now has Bing built-in

ChatGPT for iOS is now offers a connection to Bing for a user experience that incorporates more up-to-date information.
VSS Unity during a test flight to the edge of space.

How to watch Virgin Galactic’s first commercial rocket flight on Thursday

After years of testing its rocket-powered plane, Virgin Galactic is finally ready to launch its first commercial flight. Here's how to watch.
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Amazon taps florists and coffee shops for help with deliveries

Your next Amazon delivery might come via a local florist or coffee shop as the online shopping giant looks at new ways to boost its last-mile delivery service.
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Biden unveils $42 billion broadband internet plan

U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged to spend $42 billion to bring high-speed broadband to every U.S. household over the next seven years.
The International Space Station pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly-around of the orbiting lab.

NASA improves process for turning astronaut pee into drinking water

Human space travel may well be exciting, but anyone that does it has to accept that consuming water from recycled urine will be part of the mission.
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Watch 4 volunteers enter a simulated Mars habitat for a very long stay

As part of preparations for a human mission to Mars, four volunteers have just entered a simulated Mars habitat where they’ll live and work for the next year.
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Hacker sent to jail for huge 2020 Twitter breach

A British man who took part in a high-profile Twitter hack in 2020 has been handed a five-year jail term for his part in the crime.
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Australia threatens Twitter with huge fines over hate speech

Twitter could be hit with huge fines in Australia after the nation’s cyber watchdog asked the social media company to explain what it’s doing about online hate.
The ChatGPT website on an iPhone.

NY lawyers fined for using fake ChatGPT cases in legal brief

A Manhattan judge has ordered a law firm to pay a $5,000 fine after it submitted a legal brief containing cases made up by ChatGPT.
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Facebook vows to restrict news access in Canada

Facebook owner Meta will restrict news access in Canada after lawmakers passed legislation designed to force it to pay news outlets for hosting their content.
The grounds of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

AI-powered commentary is coming to next month’s Wimbledon

Sports commentators who thought they were safe from the ever-expanding tentacles of generative AI should think again.
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NASA volunteers will live in a simulated Mars habitat for a whole year

Volunteers are about to enter a simulated Mars habitat where they’ll spend the next year as part of research for the first crewed mission to the faraway planet.
The Victor 6000 robotic sub.

Deep-diving robotic sub could be last hope for lost Titanic tourists

With only hours left to save those aboard the lost Titanic submersible, a French underwater robot called Victor 6000 could be the rescue effort’s last hope.
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‘Banging sounds’ heard in search for Titanic tourist sub

Rescuers looking for the Titanic tourist submersible with five people on board have heard periodic banging noises in the search area.
A hacker typing on an Apple MacBook laptop while holding a phone. Both devices show code on their screens.

DOJ’s new NatSec Cyber unit to boost fight against state-backed hackers

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday launched the new National Security Cyber Section to help boost its fight against state-backed hackers.