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Nintendo shuts down Smash World Tour ‘without any warning’

The Verge By Jess Weatherbed
  • The Smash World Tour has announced that both the upcoming championship tournament and the 2023 Smash World Tour have been canceled after Nintendo demanded the event organizers cease operations “without any warning.”
  • “In 2022 alone, we connected over 6,400 live events worldwide, with over 325,000 in-person entrants, making the Smash World Tour (SWT, or the Tour) the largest esports tour in history, for any game title,” said Smash World Tour in a statement addressing the shutdown.
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Apple’s dependence on China reduced to 36%, but iPhone remains hugely exposed

9to5Mac By Ben Lovejoy
  • Apple’s dependence on China has never been brought into sharper focus than now, with COVID-related disruption at the biggest iPhone assembly plant costing the company an estimated billion dollars per week .
  • While Apple has been expanding production into other countries, recent estimates suggest that 95% of the total iPhone supply still comes from China – and around 80% of all iPhones are made in a single plant in Zhengzhou, aka iPhone City.
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How designing with passion can redefine the customer experience

VentureBeat By Renee McKeon Rives, Capital One
  • As the head of design for Capital One’s financial services business, my team and I serve a broad spectrum of customers — from our internal associates to the car buyers and dealers who use our financial products — and I can tell you that when we approach our work with the spirit of meraki, the outcome is transformational.
  • Infusing our products, services and experiences with passion gives us the best shot at delivering impactful solutions that go above and beyond our customers’ needs and wants.
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San Francisco Votes to Give Cop Robots Explosives—and Permission to Kill

Gizmodo By Jody Serrano
  • On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to approve a policy that would give the city’s police department permission to use remotely piloted robots to use lethal force in certain situations, specifically “when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and officers cannot subdue the threat after using alternative force options or de-escalation tactics.”
  • Tifanei Moyer, a senior attorney at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, told Mission Local that policies like this were not normal.
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Starlink prices in Ukraine nearly double as mobile networks falter

Ars Technica - All content By Financial Times
Enlarge / Local residents access the Internet from the Starlink network, set up by the Ukrainian army on November 13, 2022 in Kherson, Ukraine after the city was liberated from Russian occupation.The list prices of Starlink communications devices have nearly doubled in Ukraine, as mobile networks have started failing under Russia’s assault on the country’s electricity grid and increased demand for the SpaceX-manufactured satellite communication device. Starlink terminals, which are made by Elon Musk-owned SpaceX, will increase in price to $700 for new Ukrainian consumers, according to the company’s website. This represents […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Proton Calendar finally accessible to everyone worldwide

TechRadar - All the latest technology news By chiara.castro@futurenet.com (Chiara Castro)
  • Like Google users, people signed up for Proton Mail are very likely to integrate additional features like the two-month old Proton Drive and the encrypted calendar in their everyday activities.
  • Like its other products, Proton Calendar is free to use.
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Diplomacy game AI can negotiate, form alliances, and persuade people

Artificial Intelligence By B. David Zarley
  • To craft an AI able to win, the CICERO team combined a natural language processing model (think of the famed GPT-3 ) and a strategic reasoning model (like the Stockfish engine used to play chess), as Ars Technica nutshelled it .
  • CICERO combines a natural language processing model (think GPT-3) and a strategic reasoning model (like the Stockfish engine used to play chess), to develop and then execute a plan.
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Is Philip Morris Stock A Better Pick Over Its Sector Peer?

Forbes - Markets By Trefis Team, Contributor
  • We compare a slew of factors, such as historical revenue growth, returns, and valuation, in an interactive dashboard analysis of Philip Morris vs.
  • If we look at stock returns, Philip Morris, with a rise of 3% year-to-date, has outperformed P&G, down 10%, and the broader markets, with the S&P500 index falling 17%.
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Butterfly keyboard lawsuit resolved after judge approves payout of $50-$395 to MacBook owners

9to5Mac By Ben Lovejoy
  • The butterfly keyboard lawsuit has been resolved after a judge approved Apple’s proposed payouts to owners of MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models with the faulty keyboard design.
  • A series of class action lawsuits were filed in a number of US states, alleging that Apple knew from internal testing that the keyboard design was faulty, yet released the machines anyway.
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Alleged benchmark test of Apple’s unreleased ‘M2 Max’ chip surfaces on the web

9to5Mac By Filipe Espósito
  • For comparison, the M1 Max chip that powers the MacBook Pro and entry-level Mac Studio has 10 cores with 3.2GHz and scores 1746 in single-core and 12154 in multi-core.
  • While Apple is yet to officially announce the new machines, a supposed benchmark test of the unreleased “M2 Max” chip has surfaced on the web with details about the performance of the chip that is expected to power the new Macs.
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Apple sued after fatal Apple Store crash in Hingham, Mass.

9to5Mac By Ben Lovejoy
  • Lawyers who represent several of the victims of the crash into the Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts, that killed one person and injured more than a dozen others said they have filed a lawsuit against multiple people.
  • Apple has been sued after last week’s fatal Apple Store crash in Hingham, Massachusetts, in which one person was killed, and 20 others were injured, some of them seriously …
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HitBox Games raises $1.6M for hack’n’slash Web3 game Swords of Blood

VentureBeat By Dean Takahashi
  • The company said that Swords of Blood aims to be an acccessible Web3 product, with a high-quality gaming experience and storyline, to tap into the market for mainstream gamers while offering secure player ownership of in-game items.
  • “We designed Swords of Blood as free-to-play RPG to tap the market for mass adoption by both Web2 and Web3 players,” said Seaman, in a statement.
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Designing better water filters with AI

Artificial Intelligence By American Chemical Society
  • In a proof-of-concept study, they simulated different patterns of water-attracting and water-repelling groups lining a filter's porous membrane and found optimal arrangements that should let water through easily and slow down some contaminants.
  • But biological membranes have pores made of proteins, such as aquaporin, that can separate water from other molecules by both size and charge because of the different types of functional groups, or collections of atoms, lining the channels.
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‘What terms and conditions are you agreeing to?’: White Castle drive-thru robot asks customer to agree to ‘terms & conditions’ before ordering

Artificial Intelligence By Braden Bjella
  • In a video with over 844,000 views, TikTok user Shar (@curlprincess3) documents a recent trip to the restaurant, in which her order was handled by a drive-thru robot.
  • The original pitch also claimed the company would implement license plate recognition, allowing frequent customers to have an order charged to their card automatically based on the car they’re driving.
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Waiting (And Hoping) For A Bottom In Global Equity Markets

The Capital Spectator By James Picerno
  • No one can reliably call bottoms (or tops) in real time and so mere mortals are once again left to decide if we’re at an opportune point to start rebalancing in favor of higher equity risk.
  • Encouraging, but until VT moves decisively higher, and holds its position, the latest bounce looks like one more bear-market rally.
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What is the war in Ukraine teaching Western armies?

Europe
  • On November 30th the Royal United Services Institute ( RUSI ), a think-tank in London, published a detailed report* on the lessons from the first five months of the war, a period when Ukraine was largely on the defensive.
  • Russia’s army had 12 soldiers north of Kyiv for each Ukrainian one, and Russia attacked 75% of Ukraine’s stationary air-defence sites by air in the first 48 hours of war.
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10 Wednesday AM Reads

The Big Picture By Barry Ritholtz
  • The box needs time to work its magic after all.
  • ( CNN ) see also These Young Workers Are ‘Romanticizing’ the Return to Office : As many others chafe against employer mandates, creators on TikTok — some new to the work force — are trying to show that the office can be fun.
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Your Google Pixel 7 just got a major security upgrade

TechRadar - All the latest technology news By hamish.hector@futurenet.com (Hamish Hector)
  • Google is finally rolling out its biggest Google Pixel update yet, which gives all owners of its Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones free access to its VPN by Google One service.
  • If you’re not in one of those countries and the service isn’t live for you yet, you may have to be a little patient; the update is currently rolling out, so it may not have been pushed to your Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 pro quite yet.
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Effective Altruism Is Pushing a Dangerous Brand of ‘AI Safety’

Artificial Intelligence By Timnit Gebru
  • One of the most notable examples of EA’s influence comes from OpenAI, founded in 2015 by Silicon Valley elites that include Elon Musk and Peter Thiel, who committed $1 billion with a mission to “ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.”
  • Some of the billionaires who have committed significant funds to this goal include Elon Musk, Vitalik Buterin, Ben Delo, Jaan Tallinn, Peter Thiel, Dustin Muskovitz, and Sam Bankman-Fried, who was one of EA’s largest funders until the recent bankruptcy of his FTX cryptocurrency platform.
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The 100 greatest innovations of 2022

Artificial Intelligence By PopSci Staff
  • Chemical factories, energy facilities, trucks and ships are getting green makeovers as engineers figure out clever new ways to make them run on hydrogen, batteries, or other alternative, non-fossil fuel power sources.
  • After reaching its destination in space about a month later, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) began sending back sparkling presents to humanity—jaw-dropping images that are revealing our universe in stunning new ways.
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‘The more voice, the better’: How tech could bring a fuller picture of living with a disability to health records

Artificial Intelligence By Jayne Williamson-Lee
  • STAT spoke with Houtrow about opportunities in conversations between doctors and patients and through technology to enhance how the lives of people with disabilities are represented in their medical records, and other areas where technology and disability intersect.
  • I’m a rehabilitation doctor and might ask about, you know, how are things going with your walking and that might not show up very evidently in this like two-paragraph story that they just started telling me about what happened at the playground, so natural language processing can help us pull out information that’s relevant and more specific.
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Review: Intel’s “Raptor Canyon” NUC is a compact gaming PC without the stress

Ars Technica - All content By Andrew Cunningham
  • Raptor Canyon might appeal to people who want a powerful gaming desktop without putting in the legwork, research, and trial and error that comes with building a computer inside a tiny case.
  • But in the years since, Intel has flirted with larger NUCs. They have always been relatively small, but as they graduated from dedicated laptop GPUs to regular dedicated GPUs to even-larger dedicated GPUs, the NUC Extreme PCs have steadily grown to the point that they're now encroaching on do-it-yourself desktops built around mini ITX motherboards, small SFX power supplies, and other size-conscious components.
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A conversation on AI-powered gunshot detection with a police technology expert

Artificial Intelligence By Ben Sessoms
  • Based on the studies that you’ve done and what you were just talking about with police officers collecting evidence, do you think there’s any concern with ShotSpotter producing evidence that isn’t accurate and could result in wrongful convictions of people that weren’t involved in that shooting?
  • So placing this type of technology, which is meant to identify and get officers to gunfire is going to be placed in areas where there is a known historical impact of gun violence.
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Apple M2 Max leaked benchmark gets us excited for MacBook Pros in 2023

TechRadar - All the latest technology news
  • Comparing that to the current M1 Max, which hits about 1,750 and 12,200 respectively, meaning that the M2 Max is shaping up to be around 8% quicker for single-core, and 20% more speedy in terms of multi-core performance.
  • Apple’s M2 Max chip, which will succeed the current M1 Max, has been spotted in leaked benchmarks giving us an idea of how much faster the next-gen variant might be.
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Eurostar security staff to strike close to Christmas

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
Security staff on the Eurostar are to go on strike next month.Members of the RMT union will walk out on 16, 18, 22 and 23 December in a dispute over pay. The strike will severely affect Eurostar services for travellers close to Christmas, the union said.The workers, some of whom earn £10.66 an hour, rejected a below inflation pay offer and voted overwhelmingly for strike action.More than 100 staff are expected to take part in the action.Mick Lynch, general secretary of the union, said: “Eurostar security staff are essential to the running of Eurostar, and it is disgraceful they are not being paid a decent wage.”We do not […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Why an easing of Inflation in the eurozone is not being cheered by financial markets

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
  • The headline rate of inflation in the 19 countries using the euro fell for the first time in 17 months in November, falling from the record 10.6% seen in October to 10%, way below the 10.4% that had been expected by economists
  • Hussain Mehdi, macro and investment strategist at HSBC Asset Management, said: "The ECB is unlikely to back off from rate increases anytime soon given their focus on core inflation which remains sticky at an uncomfortably high level.
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‘The most effective press watchdog’: how Twitter changed journalism

Technology | The Guardian By Jim Waterson, Arwa Mahdawi, Owen Jones and Emma Graham-Harrison
  • The editor of the Daily Express has said he changed the publication’s political direction after seeing the viral images of anti-migrant front pages, while the Stop Funding Hate Twitter account – with its modest 125,000 followers – has arguably in just a few years caused more change at rightwing news outlets by targeting their advertisers than the press regulator IPSO.
  • There is no easier way to force your piece of information – whether an exclusive news story, a sharp piece of political commentary, or a strong view on domestic appliances – in front of the influential people who control politics and the media.
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What will happen next for Black Twitter?

Technology | The Guardian By Yusra Farzan
  • Richardson published a book, Bearing Witness While Black, about how social media and citizen journalism through platforms like Twitter have provided Black people a platform to rewrite their narrative, highlighting the injustices they face.
  • Black Twitter and other social media platforms then helped Robinson’s story go viral, prompting the FBI to get involved and Mexican authorities to investigate the case as a homicide, before charging an unnamed woman in Robinson’s death.
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San Francisco approves police proposal to use potentially deadly robots

Technology | The Guardian By Associated Press in San Francisco
  • But the department could deploy robots equipped with explosive charges in specific situations such as active shooter incidents and suicide bombers, said David Lazar, San Francisco’s assistant police chief.
  • “We have it as a a tool [we can use] if we have time, have secured the scene and we weigh out if we want to risk lives or if can we send a robot,” said Lazar during the board of supervisors meeting.
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Sony is getting into the metaverse with a new motion-tracking system

The Verge By Jess Weatherbed
  • Sony is also releasing a software development kit (SDK) on December 15th that links motion capture data with metaverse services and 3D development software, such as Unity and Autodesk MotionBuilder.
  • Sony has announced Mocopi, a portable and lightweight motion capture system that can be used to control a digital avatar in real time within metaverse applications like VR Chat.
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Will Paramount Stock See Further Gains?

Forbes - Markets By Trefis Team, Contributor
  • The company recently posted a weaker-than-expected set of Q3 2022 results, with revenue growing by just about 5% year-over-year to $6.9 billion and adjusted EPS declining by almost 49% year-over-year as it continues to heavily invest in content and marketing for its streaming operations.
  • Going by historical performance, there is a 55% chance of a rise in PARA stock over the next month .
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FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried Says He Made Secret Donations to Republicans

Gizmodo By Matt Novak
  • Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, says he donated equally to both Democratic and Republican politicians before his cryptocurrency platform filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, wiping out billions of dollars in customer deposits.
  • Bankman-Fried, who was reportedly gambling away billions of dollars in customer deposits from FTX on his hedge fund Alameda Research, definitely knew how to finesse reporters and politicians, though he’s been caught unaware at times, like when he gave an interview to Vox that he didn’t know would be on the record.
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AI-driven blood test detects over 80% of liver cancers, study finds

Artificial Intelligence By Joseph Shavit
  • A novel artificial intelligence blood testing technology developed and used by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers to successfully detect lung cancer in a 2021 study has now detected more than 80% of liver cancers in a new study of 724 people.
  • In the most recent study, investigators used the DELFI technology on blood plasma samples obtained from 724 individuals in the U.S., the European Union (E.U.) and Hong Kong to detect hepatocellular cancer (HCC), a type of liver cancer.
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December’s PS Plus Essential lineup has leaked – and it includes this top RPG trilogy

TechRadar - All the latest technology news
  • Fans of action RPGs might have another reason to celebrate this holiday season as, according to a recent leak, PlayStation Plus's free games lineup for December includes the acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy.
  • If their information stands true, we can expect Biomutant and Divine Knockout to accompany the complete remastered trilogy of Mass Effect (available now as Mass Effect Legendary Edition ) when the PS Plus free games for December land on December 6.
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The road to crypto regulation starts with a string of Senate and House hearings

Quartz By Ananya Bhattacharya
  • While federal agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) continue to investigate the FTX crash in detail, policymakers want the bigger picture—not just so that the industry as a whole can learn lessons but also so that new rules can be formulated to avert future crypto implosions.
  • At tomorrow’s session, titled “ Why Congress needs to act: Lessons learned from the FTX collapse,” Rostin Behnam, the chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is expected to testify.
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Swiss ‘water battery’ boosts Europe’s energy storage plans

Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Business
  • Conversely, when electricity demand is higher than production, Nant de Drance turbines the water from the upper reservoir and returns it to the lower one, thus producing electricity," Aline Elzingre-Pittet from the company that operates the power station told DW.
  • Pumped storage hydropower plants are important for renewable energy because wind and solar don't provide a consistent power supply.
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U.S.-Backed Researchers Use AI to Probe for Weaknesses in Drug Supply Chains

WSJ.com: WSJD
  • The White House has flagged the potential disruption of the pharmaceutical supply chain as a national-security issue, saying these drugs are essential to the health and prosperity of the country.
  • Quantifind Inc., a company that normally does risk screening for financial institutions, will do the work, looking into supply chains for the Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense Center of Excellence, a government-backed research center connected with Texas A&M University.
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Regulator springs sales ‘urgency claims’ investigation on mattress firm Emma Sleep

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
  • The CMA said it marked the start of its wider enforcement work focusing on so-called Online Choice Architecture to tackle potentially harmful online sales practices, including pressure selling tactics such as urgent time-limited claims.
  • CMA interim chief executive Sarah Cardell said: "With the rising cost of living, genuine deals are worth shouting about - but companies using misleading'sale' prices or fake countdown clocks can put unfair pressure on people to buy and could break consumer law.
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HSBC to close dozens more bank branches

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
HSBC has announced plans to shut a further 114 UK branches.The UK-based but mainly Asia-focused bank said the sites would be shut from April next year.The decision, as the wider banking sector has consistently claimed, is the result of the surge in online banking. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Travelex, Impax Asset Management and the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund.

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
Sky’s business presenter Ian King is joined by the chief executive of Travelex to discuss their results after a tricky few years. Ian finds out more about online wholesale marketplace Faire and discusses overseas investment in science and innovation with government minister George Freeman.He’s also joined by Swedish tech entrepreneur, Konrad Bergström who’s behind the electric boat company, X Shore.:: Listen and subscribe to The Ian King Business Podcast here. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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The Acolyte will turn the Star Wars universe on its head, star teases

TechRadar - All the latest technology news By tom.power@futurenet.com (Tom Power)
  • The show's plot synopsis – as revealed on StarWars.com – confirms that evil forces are stirring somewhere in the galaxy, and it's these events, which play out in The Acolyte, that eventually lead to the Jedi and Galactic Republic's downfall in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
  • Speaking exclusively to TechRadar during a junket for His Dark Materials season 3, Dafne Keen teased that the forthcoming TV show – one of many new Star Wars TV shows and movies in development – will be unlike anything fans have seen from Lucasfilm's legendary sci-fi franchise.
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Samsung Galaxy S23 could land in early February with an extremely high price

TechRadar - All the latest technology news
  • There’s probably not long to wait now until the Samsung Galaxy S23 series launches, with these phones expected to land in early 2023, and more specifically they might land in February.
  • We’ve got more than just rumors to support this timing too, as with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series – which was announced in January 2021 – we’ve been seeing new Galaxy S models in February every year for quite a while.
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The best retro video game consoles for 2022

Technology | The Guardian By Keith Stuart
  • S ince the hugely successful launch of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition back in 2016, the retro games console has become a lucrative little side hustle for the big console manufacturers and smaller retro hardware companies; so much so that machines such as the SNES Classic Mini and Mega Drive Mini – which are both excellent – are now hard to get hold of without paying vastly inflated prices.
  • The only mini console from Nintendo and Sega that is still widely available at a non-ridiculous price is this beautiful little arcade cabinet, designed to celebrate Sega’s 60th anniversary.
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Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU hits a huge 3.6GHz overclock – but does anyone care?

TechRadar - All the latest technology news
  • Tom’s Hardware spotted that the Galax OC team used the firm’s own RTX 4080 SG 1-Click OC graphics card (the SG stands for ‘Serious Gamer’), and managed to crank it up to 3.615GHz for a new record as the fastest 4080 we’ve seen.
  • As Galax observes, the 3.615GHz overclock is actually 40% faster than the 1-click overclock, and it’s an impressive achievement.
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Future OnePlus phones will be supported for as long as the Samsung Galaxy S22

TechRadar - All the latest technology news
  • OnePlus has announced that “select models” of its phones will now get four major Android updates and five years of security patches – figures which match what Samsung is offering on the Galaxy S22 and select other handsets.
  • That’s up from the company's previous promise of three years of major Android updates and four years of security patches.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S23 lineup will reportedly launch in early February

The Verge By Jon Porter
Unofficial renders point towards a new design for next year’s Galaxy S23. | Image: OnLeaks / Digit.in Samsung will announce its next flagship phone lineup, the Galaxy S23 series, in the first week of February 2023, according to a report from Korean news outlet Korea JoongAng Daily. The paper cites an unnamed Samsung Electronics executive, who says “the S23 series will be shown during our own Unpacked event in the United States, which will be held in February.” The event is believed to be taking place in San Francisco. The rumored date lines up with previous reports about Samsung’s launch plans for the upcoming device, with Korean outlet […]Read more >Similar articles >
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OnePlus says select 2023 phones will get four major Android updates

The Verge By Jon Porter
The recently released OnePlus 10T, which will only get three major OS upgrades. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge OnePlus is committing to a longer support period for some upcoming phones, with an announcement that “select devices launched in 2023 and beyond” will receive four major Android updates and five years of security updates. But a company spokesperson declined to give an on-the-record answer about which of its phones will benefit from this extended support period, meaning it’s unclear whether it’ll just apply to OnePlus’ flagship phones or also the midrange Nord lineup. The length of support OnePlus has given to its phones has […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Could C3.ai Become the Next Salesforce?

Artificial Intelligence By Leo Sun
  • Those issues also cast doubts on the notion that C3.ai could disrupt entrenched tech giants like Salesforce ( CRM -1.31% ), the world's top provider of cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) services.
  • Whereas Salesforce locks users into its walled garden of cloud-based CRM, sales, marketing, and analytics services, C3 provides AI algorithms that can be plugged in to a wide range of software.
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China’s Latest Rocket Sends New Crew to Finish Tiangong Space Station

WSJ.com: WSJD
Nov. 29, 2022 1:49 pm ETChina launched a rocket from Inner Mongolia, putting three more astronauts into space to meet its existing three-person crew in-orbit and take over final construction of the Tiangong space station.The Shenzhou-15 spacecraft departed from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert Tuesday evening local time and moved swiftly toward its destination. As the flight passed a series of checks, the astronauts flashed smiles and a thumbs-up at the in-cabin cameras, showing the effects of near zero-gravity with the flick of a pen. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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How the US Congress could defang OPEC and keep gas prices low in one stroke

Quartz By Nate DiCamillo
  • The idea was first put forth back in 2000, when antitrust lawyer Seth Bloom wrote the NOPEC Act. It stands for No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels.
  • The US has collected billions of dollars in fines against other international price-fixing cartels, but it’s been helpless against OPEC because of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and act-of-state doctrine, which US courts have largely decided protects OPEC from similar claims.
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Amazon Launches Supply-Chain Software Service

WSJ.com: WSJD
  • com Inc. is adding a supply-chain management service to its web services business, jumping into an increasingly competitive technology field as companies try to get tighter control of the flow of goods from factories to consumers.
  • Amazon’s launch of its cloud application, AWS Supply Chain, adds Amazon to a growing list of software suppliers, such as Manhattan Associates and Blue Yonder, that help merchants juggle increasingly complex cargo flows and inventory demands.
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India has readied its digital rupee for retail use

Quartz By Mimansa Verma
  • Users can now make central bank digital currency (CBDC), or e-rupee, payments to another person or merchant through a digital wallet offered by participating banks and stored on mobile phones.
  • The e-rupee will be legal tender but in the form of a token in the same denominations as regular currency, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a press release yesterday (Nov. 29).
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Science is making it possible to ‘hear’ nature. It does more talking than we knew

Artificial Intelligence By Karen Bakker
  • Scientists are also learning that vocally active species – like bats – make sounds which contain much more complex information than previously thought.
  • By placing these digital microphones all over Earth, from the depths of the ocean to the Arctic and the Amazon, scientists are discovering the hidden sounds of nature, many of which occur at ultrasonic or infrasonic frequencies, above or below human hearing range.
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New price controls on local power networks amid profiteering claims

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
  • The regulator said: "Ofgem has today confirmed a five-year investment package for the electricity distribution network companies to help deliver cheaper, cleaner, more reliable local grids at no extra cost to consumers.
  • Ofgem said the firms must cut operating costs and spend more of their gains on investment to future-proof the country's electricity grid over five years from April 2023.
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What is wrong with Amazon in India?

Quartz By Niharika Sharma
  • The India unit on Monday (Nov. 28) announced discontinuing Amazon Distribution, launched in 2020 to integrate small retailers, pharmacies, and department stores more tightly with its business.
  • India’s e-commerce market is expected to reach $133 billion in 2025 from $72 billion this year, according to AllianceBernstein, a US-based market research firm.
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After Disney, AMC Networks ousts a CEO struggling with streaming

Quartz By Ananya Bhattacharya
  • (Blank had, in turn, temporarily replaced Josh Sapan, who held the position for 26 years before becoming executive vice chairman at the company.) Spade was tasked with helping shift the company’s priorities from its cable business to streaming.
  • “This kind of focused approach might give the business model an edge over the existing players, as the company has very trendy and attractive content which might bring considerable subscribers to the AMC streaming platform,” the Enthusiastic Investors Club wrote for Seeking Alpha .
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Joules administrator on brink of rescue deal with Phase Eight-owner Foschini

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
  • Sky News has learnt that The Foschini Group (TFG) is close to securing an agreement to buy the majority of Joules' stores and assets.
  • TFG, which also owns the women's fashion brands Hobbs and Whistles, had been in discussions with Joules for several weeks about investing in the business prior to it calling in administrators this month.
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Disney coughs up $900M to acquire MLB’s remaining stake in BAMTech streaming company

TechCrunch By Ivan Mehta
  • Disney paid $900 million to Major League Baseball (MLB) earlier this month to buy out the league’s remaining 15% stake in the streaming firm BAMTech, according to an SEC filing made public Tuesday.
  • The SEC filing noted that MLB’s interest in BAMTech was recorded in the entertainment company’s financial statements at $828 million, and in November Disney bought out MLB’s stake for $900 million.
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The Galactica AI model was trained on scientific knowledge – but it spat out alarmingly plausible nonsense

Artificial Intelligence By Aaron J. Snoswell and Jean Burgess
  • Not only did Galactica reproduce many of the problems of bias and toxicity we have seen in other language models, it also specialised in producing authoritative-sounding scientific nonsense.
  • Earlier this month, Meta announced new AI software called Galactica : “a large language model that can store, combine and reason about scientific knowledge”.
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Tesla’s Model 3 is reportedly heading for a redesign

Digital Trends By Trevor Mogg
  • Tesla is currently working on a redesign of the Model 3 in a bid to help the automaker reduce production costs, a new report claims.
  • While the main goal of the reported redesign is to help the electric-car maker save money, it’s not clear if future customers will see any reduction in the vehicle’s price tag.
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Neuralink ‘Show and Tell’ Brain Chip Update: How To Watch Live

Artificial Intelligence By Stephen Shankland
  • Neuralink, the neurotechnology startup co-founded by Elon Musk that's aiming to directly connect our brains to computers, has been silent since it dropped a "mind Pong" demonstration to YouTube last April.
  • A recent tweet, with letters gradually spelling out "please join us for show and tell," offered a hint that the startup might have made some progress in helping people type just using just their minds — though it could just be a look at Neuralink's aspirations.
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Predictions for AI, video, chips and more in 2023 | Deloitte

Artificial Intelligence By Dean Takahashi
  • The new year will see AI tools for chip design, video streams with ad support, and a crowd of satellites in space, according to the annual tech, media and telecom predictions from accounting and consulting firm Deloitte .
  • Deloitte predicts that the world’s leading semiconductor companies could spend $300 million on internal and third-party AI tools for designing chips in 2023, and that number may grow by 20% annually for the next four years to surpass $500 million in 2026.
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Telegram shares data of users accused of copyright violation following court order

TechCrunch By Manish Singh
  • Telegram has disclosed names of administrators, their phone numbers and IP addresses of channels accused of copyright infringement in compliance with a court order in India in a remarkable illustration of the data the instant messaging platform stores on its users and can be made to disclose by authorities.
  • An Indian court earlier had ordered Telegram to adhere to the Indian law and disclose details about those operating such channels .
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‘Holdout Humans’: Chilling Glimpse Into Our Future if We Survive Another Million Years

Artificial Intelligence By Anders Sandberg
  • Foreseeable future technologies such as human enhancement (making ourselves smarter, stronger or in other ways better using drugs, microchips, genetics or other technology), brain emulation (uploading our brains to computers) or artificial intelligence (AI) may produce technological forms of new species not seen in biology.
  • They would probably regard software people and AI as going too far, but be fine with humans evolving into strange new forms.
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Council Post: Six AI Trends Poised To Reshape The Business Landscape

Artificial Intelligence By Ike Kavas, Forbes Technology Council
  • During processing, document AI solutions convert semi-structured and unstructured documents into organized information or structured data that the business can use to guide decision-making.
  • Alternatively referred to as intelligent document processing (IDP), document AI technologies allow businesses to automate redundant data entry processes.
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Intuit (INTU) Q1 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

Artificial Intelligence By Motley Fool Transcribing
  • Regardless of the near-term macro volatility, we remain confident in our long-term revenue growth expectations of 20% to 25% for Credit Karma driven by our vision and innovation to become the self-driving financial platform fueling prosperity for all consumers.
  • We have a large TAM with low penetration, secular shifts working in our favor, a diversified large-scale platform where we continue to invest heavily in innovation across our five Big Bets to deliver benefits for our customers, resulting in top-line growth and margin expansion.
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Initial Slice loop slicer and beat making plugin on sale for $29 USD

Artificial Intelligence By Ronnie
Initial Audio is offering over 80% off on the Initial Slice loop slicer and beat making plugin powered by Zynaptic’s AI-driven ZTX time-stretch algorithm.Load audio loops via drag and drop to slice, loop, reverse, pitch shift or even time stretch them. Initial Slice also comes with multiple built-in piano rolls so you can create sequences right in the box. On top of this, there is an advanced drum sequencer, bass sequencer, playlist editor, 4 effect racks (each with 11 built-in effects) and lots of top quality content.Slice for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX) is on sale for $29 USD instead of $149 USD.The offer is […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Cyborgs v ‘holdout humans’: what the world might be like if our species survives for a million years

Artificial Intelligence By Anders Sandberg
  • Foreseeable future technologies such as human enhancement (making ourselves smarter, stronger or in other ways better using drugs, microchips, genetics or other technology), brain emulation (uploading our brains to computers) or artificial intelligence (AI) may produce technological forms of new species not seen in biology.
  • They would probably regard software people and AI as going too far, but be fine with humans evolving into strange new forms.
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New Artificial Intelligence Could Help Humans Actually Talk To Animals

Artificial Intelligence By Newsy
New developments in artificial intelligence and technology could help humans communicate with their pets and any other animal species that calls Earth home. Outside of the field of science, the idea of two-way human-animal communication has existed in pop culture since at least as far back as 1967, when the original "Doctor Dolittle" movie came out. But the idea is no longer just a far-fetched movie plot; it’s nearing reality.Scientists have uncovered successful methods of understanding animal language, including the complexities of their various sounds and actions together. The research into talking to animals goes back […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Bob Dylan sorry for using handwriting machine to sign book

Digital Trends By Trevor Mogg
  • Dylan recently admitted to using an autopen and posted an apology on Facebook that included an interesting explanation as to why he ended up using a machine to sign the 900 books instead of his own hand.
  • Dylan fans who splashed out $599 for the limited-edition book, called The Philosophy of Modern Song and published by Simon & Schuster, started to become suspicious after realizing the signatures in the books weren’t just similar, but identical.
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Twitter is not safer under Elon Musk – and he has made ‘alarming changes’ to site, former exec warns

Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
  • Many of the changes Mr Musk has made have been "sudden and alarming for employees and users alike", Mr Roth said in a New York Times opinion piece soon after his resignation.
  • Yoel Roth resigned from the social networking site earlier this month - and said the site had started to stray from adhering to publicly available policies towards decisions made by Mr Musk alone.
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Covid Protests Further Diminish Business Trust And Ties To China

Forbes - Markets By Diane Brady, Forbes Staff
  • (There’s even been a modern-day equivalent of the unnamed hero who blocked tanks back then – only this lonely hero unfurled protest banners on a bridge close to where Communist Party leaders were about to approve a controversial third 5-year term for Xi.) Although Beijing has clamped down on political protests in places like Hong Kong and the northwest Xinjiang region, where it has been accused of genocide against Uyghur minorities, authorities haven’t faced mass protests in their own backyard.
  • The most recent survey of China’s business climate by the American Chamber of Commerce in China found U.S. member companies reducing investment because of Covid restrictions, trade tensions and other concerns.
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This is the stunning view humans will soon get to experience

Digital Trends By Trevor Mogg
  • The image features the view from NASA’s un-crewed Orion spacecraft during the current Artemis I mission, with the moon and Earth far away but clearly visible.
  • The spacecraft’s flight is a test for the upcoming Artemis II mission that will send astronauts on a flyby of the moon to within about 80 miles of the lunar surface, and will also include astonishing views like the one we see here.
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How Israel is preparing the next generation of cyber soldiers

Artificial Intelligence By Seth Frantzman
  • Noa Givner: They teach Python [a programming language], and we give them tools so they can train here and get a profession in high-tech fields and serve in technological units.
  • Our graduates go to all the technological units across the army — from the Air Force to the Navy and the Ground Forces — and here in the school we train more than 1,500 students a year.
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New – Announcing Automated Data Preparation for Amazon QuickSight Q | Amazon Web Services

Artificial Intelligence By by Veliswa Boya
  • Creating from Analysis : The new automated data preparation for Amazon QuickSight Q saves time by enabling the capability to create a Topic from analysis and therefore saving you the hours that you would spend doing all the translation by automatically choosing user-friendly names and synonyms based on ML-trained models that seek to find synonyms and common terms for the data field in question.
  • Automated data preparation for Amazon QuickSight Q automates column selection based on signals from existing QuickSight assets, such as reports or dashboards, to help you create a Topic that is relevant to your business users.
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Make copyright meaningful! Protect your images with blockchain’s best solution

Artificial Intelligence By Sponsored
  • This multifaceted photo platform enables photographers, digital artists, and image owners to register their work as NFTs. It provides a unique way to prove their ownership – and buy or sell images in the safest place ever.
  • By ensuring that all digital rights are appropriately registered, the platform protects the rights of photographers as digital art owners – and delivers a safe place to trade their work at its actual value.
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Data Governance For AI Readiness In The Public Sector Is Critical

Artificial Intelligence By Cindy Gordon
  • So if a private sector organization cannot articulate clearly how all of its data is collected, stored and is clearly defined with risk classes with strong data governance, tackling complex AI programs will be a challenge, but also it is likely any investments in AI will simply not be a sustainable operating process.
  • This blog focuses on the importance of preparing the public sector more rapidly for modernization to take advantage of AI and stresses the importance of getting the fundamentals right – which must be anchored on robust data governance.
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Good luck getting a new iPhone 14 Pro before the holidays

The Verge By Allison Johnson
  • Apple is on track to ship 20 percent fewer iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max units than expected this quarter due to recent covid lockdown restrictions and labor protests at an iPhone production plant owned by Foxconn.
  • Kuo says this shortfall has “major downside risks” for Apple, predicting 20–30 percent lower iPhone revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022.
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Amazon HealthLake Imaging Partners | Amazon Web Services

Artificial Intelligence By Amazon
  • For customers who want to accelerate their digital transformation of medical imaging to the cloud, Amazon HealthLake Imaging Partners provide solutions and services that can help.
  • Amazon HealthLake Imaging is a new HIPAA-eligible capability that enables healthcare providers and their software partners to store, access, and analyze medical images at petabyte scale.
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Air Force S&T Strategy for 2030 Stresses AI, Drones & Hypersonics

Artificial Intelligence By Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven - Center for Military Modernization
  • As part of the effort to accelerate these ambitions and build upon progress thus far, the Air Force is intensely expanding its reach into academic and small business communities to conduct cutting edge research and help uncover novel or “breakthrough” technologies in position to inform future weapons and war-fighting.
  • Heather Pringle, Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, told Warrior about recent breakthrough progress in testing and collaboration regarding boundary layer dynamics.
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AI challenger Cerebras unveils ‘pay-per-model’ AI cloud service with Cirrascale, Jasper

Artificial Intelligence By Tiernan Ray
  • Partnering with cloud computing service provider Cirrascale, Cerebras is offering what it calls "pay-per-model" compute time, a flat rate to train to convergence a large language model such as OpenAI's GPT-3 on clusters of its CS2 computers designed for deep learning.
  • Also Tuesday, Cerebras announced that its Andromeda supercomputer, which it unveiled earlier this month, a cluster of 16 CS2 machines, will be used by Jasper, a venture-backed startup that runs large language models as a service for business applications such as generating press releases and blog posts.
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DataRobot vs. H2O.ai: Top AI Cloud Platforms | eWEEK

Artificial Intelligence By Drew Robb
  • AI cloud platforms provide artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities that are packaged to simplify the process of analyzing data: finding patterns, building models, performing simulations and what-if scenarios.
  • It helps data scientists and analysts to rapidly build and deploy accurate predictive models in a fraction of the time required by other solutions.
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How High School Should Change for an Era of AI and Robots

Artificial Intelligence By Jeffrey R. Young
  • Greg Toppo: One of the big changes is that even though we are sort of obsessed with this idea that technology is going to be a big deal in future high schools, [we think] that the humanities will play a bigger role than they even do now.
  • But in this era of rapid technological change marked by artificial intelligence and robots moving into more aspects of work and social life, maybe the way teaching is done in high school needs a reboot.
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Las Vegas October 2022: Visitor Traffic Down Just 0.8% Compared to 2019; Convention Traffic UP

Calculated Risk By Calculated Risk
  • With an improving conventions segment combined with several events including the dual weekend When We Were Young music festival, two Raiders home games and the NASCAR South Point 400 race, the month saw the destination host over 3.6M visitors, nearly matching the tally of October 2019.
  • Weekend occupancy reached 94.0%, a level not seen since the 94.8% figure of February 2020, the month immediately preceding the COVID shutdown, while Midweek occupancy reached 85.1%, the highest figure since October 2019's 87.1% tally.
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Irreverent cast and producers on their new fish out of water dramedy

Digital Trends By Dan Girolamo
  • These two characters, the way they’re working, he’s got to teach me to be more of a man on some level, and I’m going to teach him on some level to have more of a heart.
  • In an interview with Digital Trends, the cast and executive producers of Irreverent discuss the dynamic between Paulo and Mackenzie, Piper’s motivations throughout the series, the pressure of finding a global audience, and the authentic portrayal of contemporary Australian life.
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On Creating A Cadre Of Capitalist Leaders

Forbes - Markets By Peter Georgescu, Contributor
  • But now, because of intense price competition, Mann operates within very narrow profit margins and knows that if she raises wages too high, she will cease to make money—and her business will fold.
  • The participants all understood and embraced stakeholder capitalism—the idea that the private sector needs to serve a variety of stakeholders including but going beyond shareholders: customers, employees, communities, the nation, and the environment.
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China Unrest Will Increase Volatility In Oil, Other Commodity Markets

Forbes - Markets By Sal Gilbertie, Contributor
  • COVID-zero policy lockdowns have hit the Chinese economy hard, necessitating reductions in China’s projected economic growth by an increasing number of economists.
  • As the protests in China continue, commodity markets will be will be watching closely for any sign of escalation or de-escalation in order to ascertain the implications for China’s economic health and, by extension, demand for oil and other commodities.
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10 International Holiday Cult and Horror Movies to Chill You in Any Language

Gizmodo By Cheryl Eddy
Dead End (2003) Official TrailerThis 2003 tale follows a family whose Christmas Eve drive spirals into surreal, “is it real, or is it a Twilight Zone-style head trip?” spookiness after the father takes an ill-advised shortcut through the woods. Though it’s a French production from writing-directing duo Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa, Dead End features a recognizable American cast, including Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) and Lin Shaye (Insidious).Want more io9 news? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s next for the DC Universe on film and TV, and everything you […]Read more >Similar articles >
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The Flu Is Definitely Back

Gizmodo By Ed Cara
  • Flu season activity is high throughout the U.S., and experts expect many more cases and hospitalizations to occur in the weeks ahead.
  • But a major factor behind its disappearance is believed to be the physical distancing precautions that were enforced or voluntarily taken by many people to limit the spread of covid, which may have worked even better to prevent less contagious diseases like the flu.
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See Snoop Dogg As A Beloved Harry Potter Character

Artificial Intelligence By Douglas Helm
  • Although it would be great to see Snoop Dogg show up in the Harry Potter universe (though probably not as Dobby), we can at least look forward to Snoop’s upcoming biopic that will be penned by Black Panther writer Joe Robert Cole.
  • While Snoop Dogg and Dobby won’t be involved, we will get to return to the Harry Potter franchise again in 2023 when the open-world video game Hogwarts Legacy is released.
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Cerebras unveils new partnerships for LLM and generative AI tools

Artificial Intelligence By Taryn Plumb
  • A new joint offering from Cerebras Systems and Cirrascale Cloud Services aims to democratize AI by giving users the ability to train GPT-class models much more inexpensively than existing providers — and with just a few lines of code.
  • The new Cerebras AI Model Studio, which is hosted on the Cirrascale AI Innovation Cloud, allows users to train generative Transformer (GPT)-class models — including GPT-J, GPT-3 and GPT-NeoX — on Cerebras Wafer-Scale Clusters.
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Eufy Cameras Have Been Uploading Unencrypted Footage to Cloud Without Owners Knowing

Gizmodo By Florence Ion
  • Though Eufy says its practices comply with Apple’s Push Notification Service terms of use and Google’s Firebase Cloud Message standards, it’s since patched some of the issues discovered by Moore.
  • Moore had purchased the Eufy Doorbell Dual Camera for its promise of a local storage option, only to discover that the doorbell’s cameras had been storing thumbnails of faces on the cloud, along with identifiable user information, despite Moore not even having a Eufy Cloud Storage account.
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Latest Super Mario Bros. movie trailer features a bold, new Princess Peach

Ars Technica - All content By Kyle Orland
  • The movie's second trailer, released today during a Nintendo Direct presentation Tuesday evening, focuses more on supporting characters and a good-versus-evil battle across the wide-ranging Mario universe.
  • The new design, which looks a little more rounded and friendlier than usual, is intended to be "reminiscent of the original character," Miyamoto said.
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Singapore’s free AI therapy-bot is as problematic as you’d think

Artificial Intelligence By Meerie Jesuthasan
  • Launched in August 2022, the Singapore Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education’s Mindline at Work for MOE tool was built for public-sector teachers as part of a broader mental health initiative, and a chatbot component had been trialed during development.
  • Exhausted, Mindy decided to try Mindline at Work, a government-supported online mental health portal with a section catering to teachers.
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The new Super Mario Bros. trailer is a peach

The Verge By Ash Parrish
  • Ironically, shortly before today’s presentation, posters for the movie were also apparently leaked, giving us more looks at Toad, Luigi, and perhaps most distressingly, Princess Peach.
  • Another poster, shared by the official movie account, revealed a beautiful interior shot of Princess Peach’s castle, which looks like her castle in Super Mario 64 was given good ol’ Unreal Engine 5 / ray-traced spit shine.
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Google Cloud’s health strategy, NIH’s Covid data dilemma, & rumored telehealth mergers

Artificial Intelligence By Mohana Ravindranath
  • The search giant is taking a stab at monetizing its artificial intelligence for health care markets through a new deal with iCAD, a cancer therapy company that plans to license Google Health ’s breast cancer detection and risk prediction models and incorporate them into its clinical practice.
  • The tech giant is positioning its cloud business as a low-effort, almost turn-key service for health systems wary of moving their data into the cloud, Mario writes.
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Many Americans won’t hit their financial goals in 2022. Magnifi’s Jon Klaff wants AI to fix that in 2023.

Artificial Intelligence By Justin L. Mack
  • The firm just launched Magnifi Personal, a tool that gives investors access to an AI-powered investing assistant that delivers insights, portfolio analysis, guidance and long-term planning.
  • A new year-end survey from Magnifi, TIFIN's search-powered marketplace for investments, found that 58% of Americans are either not on track or don't know if they're on track to achieve their financial goals in 2022.
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Japan-U.S. Geotail Mission Officially Comes to an End After 30 Glorious Years

Gizmodo By Passant Rabie
  • The satellite observed Earth’s magnetosphere for more than 30 years within an extremely elliptical orbit, but the mission has officially been terminated, according to JAXA’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).
  • JAXA’s mission engineers discovered the data recorder anomaly and the two space agencies had been trying to decide the fate of Geotail ever since.
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Arma 3 Devs to Public: Stop Using Our Game to Spread Fake News

Gizmodo By Mack DeGeurin
  • “While it’s flattering that Arma 3 simulates modern war conflicts in such a realistic way, we are certainly not pleased that it can be mistaken for real-life combat footage and used as war propaganda,” Bohemia Interactive PR Manager Pavel Křižka said in a statement.
  • Russian government and state media impulses to misrepresent video game footage dates back prior to the county’s invasion of Ukraine.
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9to5Mac Daily: November 29, 2022 – Apple vs Elon Musk, Apple Music Replay

9to5Mac By Seth Kurkowski
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Chargeasap: The world’s first and smallest 270W USB-C GaN Charger– Chargeasap Zeus– is available now with early bird pricing for a limited time. more The post 9to5Mac Daily: November 29, 2022 –Apple vs Elon Musk, Apple Music Replay appeared first on 9to5Mac. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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UAG launches MagSafe-compatible Lucent Power Battery with Kickstand for iPhone

9to5Mac By Michael Potuck
  • The Lucent Power Battery with Kickstand is a MagSafe-compatible power source with a useful kickstand neatly integrated into its clean design.
  • The Lucent Power Battery with Kickstand is a bit below competitors when it comes to the 4000 mAh capacity – I’m guessing that should be good for somewhere between 50 and 70% of an iPhone charge when you account for the power loss during wireless transmission.
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How secure a Twitter replacement is Mastodon? Let us count the ways

Ars Technica - All content By Dan Goodin
  • Unlike the centralized model of Twitter and virtually every other social media platform, Mastodon is built on a federated model of independent servers, known as instances.
  • Earlier this month, a researcher discovered a misconfiguration in multiple instances that allowed for the downloading and deleting of all files stored on the server and replacing every user’s profile picture.
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AMC Eyes Layoffs as Its Streaming Services Aren’t Making Enough Money

Gizmodo By Kyle Barr
  • According to Dolan’s memo, the big reason that the company needs to take such drastic steps is because of “pressure from growing subscriber losses” which have mostly come from folks cutting the cord on their old cable subscriptions.
  • Many of the traditional companies that jumped into digital streaming to catch up to the likes of Netflix are now finding that the streaming wars haven’t done much to help their business.
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Musk’s Twitter abandons COVID misinfo policy, shirking “huge responsibility”

Science – Ars Technica By Beth Mole
Enlarge / Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk presents a vaccine production device during a meeting September 2, 2020, in Berlin, Germany. Musk met with vaccine-maker CureVac, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines. (credit: Getty | Filip Singer) Under the leadership of billionaire Elon Musk, social media platform Twitter has abandoned its efforts to prevent the spread of dangerous COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, dismaying experts who say false and misleading health information can harm individuals and put lives at risk. "Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the […]Read more >Similar articles >
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PlayStation brings its eSports tournaments to PS5 with easy to join events

Engadget By Jon Fingas
  • Sony's PlayStation Tournaments are finally available to play on PS5, and the biggest upgrade may simply be the greater chance of joining an event.
  • Prizes range from in-game currency through to cash, PlayStation hardware and "experiences." To reel you in, Sony is running a "Win-A-Thon" leaderboard event between December 1st and January 31st that rewards you the better you fare in regional tournaments.
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Hasbro Puts Newly Acquired TV Brand Entertainment One (eOne) Back Up For Sale

Forbes - Markets By Q.ai - Powering a Personal Wealth Movement, Contributor
  • Analysts felt that eOne's media offerings were not a total fit for Hasbro and that selling eOne would help the toymaker focus on improving its current intellectual property and product lines.
  • Hasbro realized it was more cost-effective to outsource the content creation as opposed to owning a media company, so it’s now selling eOne.
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Gmail now learns from your behaviour, but there’s a catch

TechRadar - All the latest technology news
  • The email provider has long provided a search function, even offering specific filters and parameters to help its users find the right content in an overflowing inbox, but despite these advanced efforts don’t make use of the platform’s full capabilities.
  • Gmail is set to get a huge improvement to its search function that will actually work for more users, so long as you turn on the right settings.
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Cracking Charles V’s secret code reveals suspected assassination attempt

Science – Ars Technica By Jennifer Ouellette
  • Enlarge / Researchers have finally cracked the secret code of this 1547 letter from Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to his ambassador.
  • Nearly five centuries later, researchers have finally cracked that code, revealing Charles V's fear of a secret assassination plot and continued tensions with France, despite having signed a peace treaty with the French king a few years earlier.
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Dell Latitude 9330 review: c

Digital Trends By Mark Coppock
  • Dell included a handful of security and privacy features with the Latitude 9330, and the inclusion of Intel vPro CPUs means that the laptops can plug into enterprise management systems and provide enhanced capabilities.
  • You also get a solidly built laptop with good productivity performance and several standout features — for Dell, at least — that make it a solid choice if your IT budget can afford it.
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It took nearly 500 years for researchers to crack Charles V’s secret code

Ars Technica - All content By Jennifer Ouellette
  • Nearly five centuries later, researchers have finally cracked that code, revealing Charles V's fear of a secret assassination plot and continued tensions with France, despite having signed a peace treaty with the French king a few years earlier.
  • In 1547, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V penned a letter to his ambassador, Jean de Saint-Mauris, part of which was written in the ruler's secret code.
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Overwatch 2’s Season 2 is a battle for Olympus

The Verge By Ash Parrish
  • In nemesis form, Ramattra’s staff is replaced with two beefy fists perfect for punching energy waves at his enemies, shielding himself with his block ability, or hugging any one of his soon-to-be legion of fans who find him irresistibly sexy.
  • With the new season come a fresh set of skins, a new hero, new map, and a new game mode, all with a Greek mythology flavor that might make you forget about that other god of war .
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Here Are the Best Apps and Games of 2022, According to Apple

Gizmodo By Kevin Hurler
Image: BigTunaOnline (Shutterstock)As 2022 winds to a close, Apple is ready to reflect on the apps and games that made its tech so fun to use. Today, Apple released its list of the best apps and games from the year, curated by Apple’s global App Store editorial team. “This year’s App Store Award winners reimagined our experiences with apps that delivered fresh, thoughtful, and genuine perspectives,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “From self-taught solo creators to international teams spanning the globe, these entrepreneurs are making a meaningful impact, and represent the ways in which apps and games influence our […]Read more >Similar articles >
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AWS launches data lake to help you spot your next big security threat

TechRadar - All the latest technology news
  • The new Amazon Security Lake service looks to centralize all of an organization’s security data from across a number of different sources, whether from the cloud or on-premise, in one place, in order to drill down precisely into security threats.
  • “Customers must be able to quickly detect and respond to security risks so they can take swift action to secure data and networks, but the data they need for analysis is often spread across multiple sources and stored in a variety of formats,” said Jon Ramsey, vice president for Security Services at AWS.
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These Are the 10 Most Streamed Songs on Apple Music in 2022

Gizmodo By Kevin Hurler
Apple Music has finally unveiled the songs and artists that ruled the streaming service this year. Everything from TikTok viral hits from GAYLE and Jack Harlow to veteran Elton John revisiting his own discography in a collaboration with Dua Lipa to the respective comebacks of Harry Styles and Adele, 2022 wasRead more… […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Sci-Fi Board Game Terraforming Mars Has Been Optioned for Film

Gizmodo By Linda Codega
  • Cobalt Knight has purchased the film rights to Terraforming Mars, which is pretty cool considering that this is a fairly niche, pretty nerdy strategy game that has a lot of potential to be a great story-driven series.
  • Terraforming Mars, the resource-building strategy board game where you play as rival CEOs attempting to make Mars habitable, might be heading to your screens, reports Deadline .
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7 critical power skills you need to succeed at work

VentureBeat By Kirstie McDermott
  • A solid track record in project management in software, SaaS and/or related industries is preferred and you will need strong listening, analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills as well as the ability to communicate efficiently with executive-level leaders.
  • You’ll need to have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related technical field and strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design as well as programming experience in Java/Kotlin.
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