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ChatGPT maker OpenAI faces FTC probe over consumer protection laws

ChatGPT maker OpenAI is facing an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission over possible violations of consumer protection laws.
NASA's new crew transportation electric vehicles.

These new NASA EVs will drive astronauts part way to the moon (sort of)

NASA's Kennedy Space Center has taken delivery of three new fully electric vehicles that will play a role in the upcoming Artemis lunar missions.
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Elon Musk’s new AI company aims to ‘understand the universe’

In an apparent bid to take on the likes of OpenAI, Elon Musk has launched a new AI company that seeks to understand the true nature of the universe.
Blue Origin performing a ground-based test on a BE-4 engine.

Blue Origin suffers setback as one of its rocket engines explodes during test

A Blue Origin rocket engine exploded during a ground-based test last month in a setback for the spaceflight company owned by Jeff Bezos.
Meta's cartoon avatars for Instagram and Messenger.

Meta brings cartoon avatars to video calls on Instagram and Messenger

Don't want to show your face in a video call on Instagram or Messenger? Well, now you can use a cartoon avatar instead.
The Nothing Phone 2 undergoes a durability test.

Bend or break? Watch the Nothing Phone 2 face its first durability test

Find out how the new Nothing Phone 2 stands up to a demanding durability test that includes scratching, scraping, burning, and bending.
Team 1st Technologies' security robot.

Security robots could be coming to a school near you

Schools in the U.S. are testing AI-equipped security robots designed to roam the campus around the clock looking for unwanted visitors.
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Vital security update for Apple devices takes only a few minutes to install

Got an iPhone, iPad, or iMac that's running the latest operating system? Then Apple has an important security update for you to install.
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Twitter CEO claims platform had best day last week

Twitter's new CEO tweeted on Monday that despite the current fuss over Meta’s new and very similar app, Twitter had its largest usage day last week.
The Indian Space Research Organization's lunar lander for the Chanrayaan-3 mission.

India aims to join exclusive club with Friday’s moon mission

India is just days away from its latest lunar mission in which it hopes to become only the fourth country to achieve a controlled, soft landing on the moon.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches with NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft onboard from Launch Complex 39A, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The IXPE spacecraft is the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars. Launch occurred at 1 a.m. EST.

Watch SpaceX achieve record 16th launch of first-stage Falcon 9 booster

SpaceX achieved a record 16th flight for one of its Falcon 9 first-stage boosters on Sunday night, highlighting the effectiveness of its unique system.
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ChatGPT website traffic has fallen for the first time

Research suggests that website traffic to AI-powered ChatGPT chatbot has fallen for the first time, so are people already losing interest?
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AI breakthroughs could come via the brains of bees, scientists say

A bee's brain may only be the size of a sesame seed, but scientists in the U.K. believe its decision-making processes could help AI engineers in their work.
NASA's X-59 supersonic aircraft.

NASA’s experimental supersonic jet edges toward first test flight

After six years of development, NASA is hoping to launch the first test flight of its quieter supersonic aircraft this year.
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Twitter goes after ‘copycat’ app Threads

Twitter is threatening to sue Meta over the new Threads app, accusing it of trade secret theft via Twitter staff who joined the company to work on the new app.
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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.
Mars helicopter

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.
An illustration of an asteroid hurtling past Earth.

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.