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Airbus imagines in-flight metaverse entertainment

A European aerospace giant selects a winning concept for in-flight entertainment in the metaverse that envisions passengers spending time in a virtual town square.
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How China became big business for Twitter

Even as China bars 1.4 billion citizens from Twitter, its local authorities are splurging on global advertising on the site, helping make the country the platform's fastest-growing overseas ad market and one of its largest non-US revenue sources.
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Cruise robotaxis coming to Austin and Phoenix

General Motors' self-driving car subsidiary expects to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones as it announces ambitious expansion plans.
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iPhone users can now edit and delete iMessages

Apple allows iPhone users to edit and delete messages sent to each other. The feature is now available as part of an iOS 16 software update.
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Samsung faces a lawsuit over a recent breach

A recently filed class lawsuit blames Samsung for failing to safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) and notify the affected parties on time.
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Doomsday clock: quantum computers will break our defenses in less than eight years

Quantum computing is gathering momentum, and while the practical applications are yet very scarce, the quantum future is set to break the current cybersecurity infrastructure.
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IBM builds super-fridge for quantum computers

Quantum computers need low temperatures to operate. IBM is getting ready for the quantum computing era by building a super-fridge.
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Companies spending billions to have AI answer calls

In a drive to replace human call center workers with AI chatbots, companies will invest $2 billion globally this year alone. It could save them up to $80 billion by 2026.
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Apple unveils iPhone 14 with satellite connectivity

Apple introduced a range of new iPhone 14 models capable of sending a call for help via satellite during an emergency, as well as crash-detection ability and an adventure-focused Ultra Watch.
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Scientists working to make cyborg cockroaches "practical reality"

Part insect, part machine – roboroach to the rescue! Researchers say that remote-controlled cyborg insects could be used to inspect hazardous areas or monitor the environment.
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AI detects Covid-19 with "high precision"

A study finds that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect Covid-19 in people's voices via a phone app. Researchers say it is also more accurate than lateral flow and rapid antigen tests.
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Are computer chips the new nuclear arms race?

Facing a global shortage, countries are retreating to a new Cold War footing.
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The hidden dangers of experimental food technologies

AgTech is beginning to help farmers produce climate-resilient foods as the industry becomes a part of the solution rather than the problem. But what are the inner dangers it poses?
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Robot “confidante” helps children open up

A study by Cambridge University suggests that robots could be better at detecting mental well-being issues among children than humans.
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Youtuber designs software to monitor her cats poop

Two years of hard work paid off – the machine learning program can now tell whether any of her two cats are constipated.
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Virtual reality playing increasing role in retail, survey shows

Retail companies have “little room for delay” when adapting to virtual reality, according to professional services company PwC. A third of virtual reality users reported shopping in the metaverse over the past six months.
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Mock script pokes fun at the way people use LinkedIn

A story on how Humbled And Honored landed a job at a multi-trillion-dollar company MetAppOogleSoftMazon by author Trung Phan is trending on Twitter. Spoiler alert – the hero was "humbled and honored" at the end.
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France uses AI to detect thousands of undeclared pools

Even when it struggled at times to distinguish pools from solar panels, the artificial intelligence program did well enough to bring €10 million in tax revenues after sniffing out more than 20,000 undeclared pools from satellite images.
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