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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.
Laptop on Amazon surrounded by boxes of tech gear.

Amazon deploys AI to summarize product reviews

To save shoppers time, Amazon has started using artificial intelligence to generate summaries of reviews for some of its listings.
A young woman with a smartphone walks past signage of the Youtube logo.

YouTube makes it easier for new creators to earn money

YouTube has made it easier for up-and-coming creators to start earning cash from their work after it lowered the bar for entry to the YouTube Partner Program.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster landing in June 2023.

SpaceX marks 200th rocket landing with perfect touchdown

SpaceX achieved its 200th Falcon 9 landing on Monday, confirming yet again the viability of its reusable spaceflight system.
Character with ISO Hemlock in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Microsoft’s $69B Activision Blizzard deal temporarily blocked in U.S.

A U.S. judge has granted a request by the FTC to temporarily block Microsoft from proceeding with its bid to acquire Activision Blizzard.
Samsung chip production factory.

Ex-Samsung executive accused of audacious chip factory plan

A former Samsung executive has been accused of stealing the tech giant's trade secrets to build a replica chip plant in China.
The Netflix logo is displayed on a TV screen while red lights illuminate the wall behind.

Netflix reportedly planning its first live sports broadcast

Netflix's first live sports broadcast could happen in the fall, though the apparent plan for the real-time stream may have limited appeal among sports fans.
nasa europa clipper mission confirmed

Send your name to space as part of Europa Clipper mission

Traveling to space may be the stuff of dreams for most folks, but sending your name instead is a distinct possibility.
A person wearing Apple's Vision Pro headset.

Apple’s cheaper version of Vision Pro headset could be years away

Apple is likely to follow up its recently unveiled Vision Pro headset with a more affordable version, but its release could be more than two years away.
The Netflix logo in app.

Netflix squeeze on password sharing boosts sign-ups, data suggests

Netflix’s move to crack down on password sharing appears to be paying dividends, according to data from a research firm.
The ChatGPT website on an iPhone.

Senators to get AI lessons ahead of regulation decisions

In a bid to get U.S. senators up to speed with AI ahead of regulating the technology, the lawmakers have been invited to attend a series of briefings.

Wildfire smoke prompts Google to issue work-from-home advisory

Google has told its employees in the north-east of the U.S. to work from home in order to limit their exposure to wildfire smoke drifting in from Canada.
The Amazon Prime Video app icon on Roku.

Amazon reportedly considering ad-supported tier for Prime Video

Amazon is reportedly considering the launch of an ad-supported tier for its Prime Video service similar to those offered by rivals such as Netflix and Disney+.
Astronaut on spacewalk

How to watch two U.S. astronauts on a spacewalk at the ISS on Friday

NASA will live stream a spacewalk being conducted by two American astronauts at the International Space Station on Friday.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster coming in to land.

Watch this awesome tracking footage of a SpaceX rocket coming home

SpaceX has shared some stunning footage of one of its Falcon 9 first-stage boosters returning to Earth shortly after launch.
3D Instagram icon.

Instagram may be preparing an AI-powered chatbot

With ChatGPT continuing to gain so much attention, other tech companies have been scrambling to release their own AI-powered chatbots in a bid to stay relevant.
A lot of white Twitter logos against a blue background.

Linda Yaccarino finishes first day as Twitter CEO

Linda Yaccarino has stepped into the role earlier than expected, though that's probably because there's much work to be done.
Microsoft signage at the Meridian Building (formerly CompuWare) in Detroit, Michigan.

Microsoft to pay $20M over Xbox child privacy violations

Microsoft has agreed to pay $20 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over Xbox-related child privacy violations.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching on Monday, June 5, 2023.

A SpaceX Dragon spaceship is carrying lots of fresh fruit to ISS

Besides science gear and hardware, SpaceX's Dragon is also carrying apples, blueberries, grapefruit, oranges, various cheeses, and cherry tomatoes for the crew.
NASA tests the SLS rocket's new RS-25 engines for the Artemis V mission.

NASA performs critical tests for Artemis V moon rocket

NASA is performing hot fire tests of the new RS-25 engines that will power the agency’s SLS rocket toward the moon in the Artemis V mission.
Children using a smartphone.

Parents unite in smartphone ban for children

Parents in a town in Ireland have come together in a bid to remove the temptations of smartphones from their children’s daily life.
A Falcon 9 booster coming in to land on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

SpaceX video shows awesome view of Falcon 9 landing

Those watching SpaceX's latest mission on Sunday were treated to a clearer-than-usual view of the first-stage booster's spectacular landing on a barge.
how to photograph perseid meteor shower night sky with

NASA’s June skywatching tips include Mars in the Beehive

NASA's skywatching tips for June include the spectacle of Mars among the Beehive Cluster, and Saturn and Jupiter rising with the crescent moon.
A stylized composite of the Twitter logo.

Twitter’s head of trust and safety resigns

Twitter executive Ella Irwin confirmed on Thursday that she has stepped down as the company’s head of trust and safety.
Engineers working on Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.

NASA’s first crewed test flight of Starliner spacecraft delayed

Several new safety issues have come to light, and no date has been set for the next launch effort, Boeing said on Thursday.
Close up of ChatGPT and OpenAI logo.

ChatGPT creator seeking to eliminate chatbot ‘hallucinations’

In a bid to make its chatbot technology more reliable, OpenAI engineers say they're working to reduce ChatGPT's erroneous outputs, also known as hallucinations.
The Troomi phone is a Samsung Galaxy A12

Extreme effort to retrieve dropped smartphone leads to suspension

A government official in India dropped his phone in a reservoir and asked divers to retrieve it. When they failed, he resorted to extreme measures.
Amazon logo on the headquarters building.

Amazon to pay $30M in FTC settlements over Alexa, Ring privacy violations

Regulators accused Amazon of violating privacy laws on a number of fronts, though the tech giant denies breaking the law.
Serve Robotics' robot for Uber Eats.

Thousands of delivery robots to join Uber Eats

Following a successful pilot in LA, Uber and Serve Robotics have announced an additional 2,000 delivery robots for Uber Eats in locations across North America.