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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.
ChatGPT app running on an iPhone.

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.
nasa reveals mars habitat for volunteers year long stay life

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.
An OceanGate Expeditions submersible.

‘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.
Domino's pinpoint delivery feature showing on its app.

Domino’s now lets customers pin almost any location for delivery

Domino's has just made it even easier to order pizza by offering to deliver the cheesy treat to almost any point selected on a map.
The interior of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz brings ChatGPT voice control to its cars

The AI-powered chatbot that’s taken the world by storm this year is gradually edging its way into various parts of our lives, including our cars.
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Reddit hacker demands $4.5M and a change to new API rule

Ransomware group BlackCat has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Reddit in February and is now demanding a $4.5 million payment.
A police robot on patrol at Changi Airport in Singapore.

Police robots put on permanent patrol at Singapore airport

Singapore’s main international airport is going ahead with the permanent deployment of police robots following a successful trial of the technology.
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Microsoft confirms recent service outages were DDoS attacks

Microsoft has shared some information about an outage that affected a number of its cloud-based services earlier this month.
SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket on June 18, 2023.

Watch this SpaceX Falcon 9 booster takes its 12th ride to space

SpaceX successfully launched an Indonesian communications satellite to orbit on Sunday using a Falcon 9 booster on its 12th flight.
ChatGPT versus Google on smartphones.

Google tells workers to be wary of AI chatbots

Alphabet has told its employees not to enter confidential information into chatbots, including Bard, which was created by Alphabet-owned Google.
A new rollout solar array on the ISS.

Watch NASA’s new solar array unfurl on the space station

Two NASA astronauts completed a successful spacewalk at the ISS on Thursday, installing a solar array as part of work to upgrade the facility's power supply.
VSS Unity during a test flight to the edge of space.

Virgin Galactic reveals date for its first commercial spaceflight

Virgin Galactic's first commercial flight is a scientific research mission, while the second one will carry passengers who each paid up to $450,000.
The Mori3 robot developed by a team of researchers in Switzerland.

This remarkable shape-shifting robot could one day head to Mars

A team of researchers has developed an impressive shape-shifting robot that could one day find itself on a mission to Mars.
A digital brain on a computer interface.

AI ‘godfather’ says fears of existential threat are overblown

AI pioneer Yann LeCun has described talk of artificial intelligence posing an existential threat to humanity as ridiculous.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ sitting flat on a table.

Surface repair parts are now available via Microsoft Store

Microsoft has started selling replacement parts for its Surface devices in the Microsoft Store, making it easier for owners to repair their own machines.