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Microsoft's latest Windows 11 security features aim to make it 'more secure out of the box'

Many of these new Windows 11 security features and upgrades will be enabled by default. Here's why.

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Ether jumps 20% on renewed optimism for an ETF, bitcoin also rallies

Cryptocurrencies rallied amid a late surge in optimism around SEC decisions on spot ether ETF applications, the first of which is due this week.

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World’s first major law for artificial intelligence gets final EU green light

European Union member states on Tuesday agreed the world's first major law for regulating artificial intelligence.

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The Samsung QLED TV that most people should buy is up to $2,600 off for Memorial Day

The 2023 Neo QLED TV is no longer the latest from Samsung, but it still delivers color-accurate pictures and fantastic sound right out of the box.

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Google is letting retailers include 3D images in AI-generated ads

Google is giving advertisers the ability to create immersive visuals in their online promotions.

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Microsoft releases upgrades to Azure AI Speech at Build 2024

The company announced a slew of improved features to Azure AI services that support building with generative AI.

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How Microsoft's new AI Copilot features could transform teamwork and projects

Build 2024: Microsoft's new AI tools aim to enhance team collaboration, automate processes, and improve productivity. Here's how.

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Microsoft's Build 2024: 10 quick developer focused announcements you need to know about

We explore ten developer offerings from Microsoft's Build 2024, with a big focus on adding AI to your developer toolkit.

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Microsoft Azure gets 'Models as a Service,' enhanced RAG offerings for enterprise generative AI

The annual developer conference, Microsoft Build, saw a slew of upgrades to Azure AI Services - with many in preview already.

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Get a Hydrow Rower for up to $775 off for Memorial Day

Looking to step up your fitness game this summer? Get a steep discount on the Hydrow Pro Rower and the Hydrow Wave Rower during Memorial Day weekend.

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I demoed every new AI feature coming to Copilot+ PCs, and I'm nearly sold on the hype

From Recall to Windows Studio Effects, these AI features can do just about everything on a PC for you.

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Want a smartwatch for summer? The Apple Watch Series 9 is $70 off ahead of Memorial Day

Get Apple's newest smartwatch with the latest health and fitness features, plus $70 savings ahead of Memorial Day 2024.

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My favorite XR glasses for productivity and traveling just got 3 major upgrades

Viture's new Pro XR glasses take things to the next level with a larger display, increased brightness, and twice the refresh rate.

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Why ChatGPT's app revenue just doubled overnight, earning $4 million in a week

On the day of GPT-4o's release, ChatGPT's mobile revenue rose 22%, the most revenue for the app ever in a single day. What's driving people to pay for GPT-4o when it's available for free?

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Everything you need to host a Memorial Day party

Hosting a party this Memorial Day weekend? We've rounded up the gear you might need--from grills to coolers to outdoor TVs.

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Nvidia is talk of the town at AI events leading into this week’s earnings

As tech companies revealed their latest plans for artificial intelligence in the past week, Nvidia's name has been everywhere.

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Dell XPS 16 (2024) review: This Windows laptop gives the MacBook Pro a run for its money

Dell already had a hit on its hands with last year's XPS line of laptops, but it went ahead and made the 2024 model better anyway.

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I went hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro and Laptop, and I'm ready to ditch my MacBook

Design, speed, and AI applications make the new Surface releases strong MacBook competitors.

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Sonos's new $449 Ace headphones beat the AirPods Max in three major ways

Sonos' highly-anticipated over-ear headphones are finally here, and some features set them apart from others on the market.

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Adobe Lightroom's new AI feature removes objects with one click - see for yourself

If you loved Generative Fill, you'll want to try this.

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Xpeng trims net loss in first quarter as deliveries, margins increase and licensing fees from VW jump

Xpeng narrowed its losses last quarter as deliveries and vehicle margins improved. Technology licensing fees from Volkswagen also helped.

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Student AI activists at Encode Justice release 22 goals for 2030 ahead of global summit in Seoul

Encode Justice, founded by 19-year-old US student Sneha Revanur, is pushing governments to take more concrete steps on AI regulation, with support from academics and officials.

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NetEase unveils updates on more than 10 new video games, led by highly-anticipated ‘triple-A’ title Where Winds Meet

The latest product announcements by NetEase reflect heightened competition in the world’s second-largest video gaming market, where tech giant Tencent continues to lead.

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Tech giants pledge AI safety commitments — including a ‘kill switch’ if they can’t mitigate risks

A slew of major tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon, and OpenAI, on Tuesday agreed to a landmark international agreement on artificial intelligence safety at the Seoul AI Safety Summit.

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Amazon, Meta back Scale AI in $1 billion funding deal that values firm at $14 billion

Scale AI has raised $1 billion in a Series F funding round that values the enterprise tech company at $13.8 billion — almost double its last reported valuation.

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Huawei unveils Arabic LLM, new data centre in Egypt as part of revenue diversification strategy

Huawei Technologies has launched an Arabic large language model and Egypt’s first public cloud service in Cairo as it eyes opportunities amid rising demand for generative artificial intelligence in the region.

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Hot Chinese AI start-up Moonshot in talks for new funding, boosting valuation to US$3 billion

Moonshot AI is in talks with investors for additional funding that will boost its valuation by US$500 million over its previous round in February.

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TSMC and ASML can remotely disable chip-making equipment if mainland China invades Taiwan

Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC and Dutch machine supplier ASML have ways of disabling their equipment, sources told Bloomberg.

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How to add fast M.2 accessories to your Raspberry Pi 5

This add-on is a great way to support your interesting development projects.

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Alibaba, Baidu, ByteDance heat up price war in China’s AI market with steep LLM discounts, putting pressure on start-ups

Alibaba Cloud has slashed the fees for using its generative artificial intelligence models by up to 97 per cent, a week after ByteDance launched a rival service that costs less than most competitors.

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How to use symbolic links in Linux (and why you should)

Symbolic links help to make the Linux filesystem more flexible and your user experience even simpler.

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Apple looks to boost sales in China with hefty discounts as e-commerce festival gets underway

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7 ways to supercharge your Google searches with AI

Google's standard search tool can now deliver AI-generated overviews, images, and more.

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European research labs to receive US$2.72 billion funding from EU’s Chips Act

The funding will help set up a pilot line in Europe that will develop and test future generations of advanced semiconductors.

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Scarlett Johansson 'shocked' by AI chatbot imitation

The star says she is "shocked" after OpenAI launched a chatbot with a voice "eerily similar" to hers.

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Tesla Fremont factory suffers another fire, investigation underway

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Samsung Electronics names new chief for semiconductor business as AI chip race heats up

The firm aims "to strengthen its competitiveness amid an uncertain global business environment," Samsung Electronics said.

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These elephants are dying on rail tracks - can AI save them?

Officials in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are using AI to monitor elephant movement on rail tracks.

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Scarlett Johansson says OpenAI ripped off her voice after she told the company not to use it in software

Scarlett Johansson's comments come after OpenAI paused the new ChatGPT AI voice "Sky."

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Microsoft unveils AI-capable Windows PCs said to be faster than Apple’s MacBook Air

The computers, which run chips from Qualcomm, are 58 per cent faster than Apple’s top-of-the-line MacBook Air M3, according to Microsoft.

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OpenAI pauses ChatGPT voice ‘eerily similar’ to Scarlett Johansson

Movie star Scarlett Johansson said she was ‘shocked’ by an OpenAI synthetic voice that sounds like her, which was released after she declined to work with the ChatGPT-maker on such a project.

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Samsung replaces chip boss amid concern over leadership position

The AI boom has caused seismic changes to the memory supply chain. And Samsung wants to dominate again.

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Electricity grids creak as AI demands soar

Data centre electricity demand is forecast to double in four years, putting energy grids under pressure.

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Hong Kong a rising contributor to Greater Bay Area’s research in strategic fields like AI and biomedicine, report says

The city has contributed to the GBA’s academic research and development in fields of strategic importance such as biomedicine, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

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Mind games: Hellblade returns to explore psychosis

An acclaimed video game series returns to shine a light on a misunderstood mental health condition.

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Microsoft announces new PCs with AI chips from Qualcomm

Microsoft wants to deliver Windows PCs that can keep up with Apple's MacBooks on artificial intelligence performance and strong battery life.

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Shares of Hims & Hers Health surge 27% after startup says it will offer GLP-1 injections

The GLP-1 market has faced supply constraints in recent months as drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy continue to skyrocket in popularity.

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Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein steps down, Goldman exec to take his place

Grayscale Investments CEO Michael Sonnenshein stepped down on Monday, effective immediately.

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With JPMorgan, Mastercard on board in biometric 'breakthrough' year, you may soon start paying with your face

Biometric technology like Amazon's pay-by-palm is already in hundreds of stores. Facial recognition to buy things is next, and restaurants are already using it.

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New York AG announces $2 billion settlement with crypto lender Genesis

New York Attorney General Letitia James is settling with crypto lender Genesis for $2 billion to make defrauded investors whole again.

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OpenAI pulls ChatGPT AI voice over its resemblance to Scarlett Johansson in the movie 'Her'

OpenAI on Sunday announced it would pause one of the voices of ChatGPT, "Sky," which had made waves for its resemblance to actress Scarlett Johansson's voice.

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Britain expands AI Safety Institute to San Francisco amid scrutiny over regulatory shortcomings

The U.K. said Monday it will open a U.S. counterpart to its AI Safety Summit, a state-backed body testing advanced AI systems, in San Francisco this summer.

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China approves 96 new video games in May, with market leaders Tencent, NetEase missing from list

China’s video gaming regulator approved 96 new titles for domestic release in May, compared with 95 approvals in April, but major players like Tencent and NetEase were absent from this month’s list.

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Microsoft set to unveil its vision for AI PCs at Build developer conference

Microsoft Build 2024 starts Tuesday, and the company is expected to talk about how Windows will power new "AI PCs."

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Alibaba’s Taobao, Tmall platforms work with Douyin to attract new users ahead of midyear shopping festival

Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall Group is working with ByteDance’s Douyin to attract users from the short video app, as the e-commerce giant boosts spending on the annual midyear shopping festival.

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BT scraps digital landline switch deadline

BT has ditched its timetable to move landline customers from copper wire to digital.

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Moonshot AI’s Kimi Chatbot, China’s answer to ChatGPT, offers premium service for mass users

Moonshot AI’s Kimi Chatbot has started charging fees in return for faster responses, joining a growing list of Chinese artificial intelligence companies testing the waters of profiting from mass users.

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$9 billion travel tech firm Navan on track to hit profitability this year and 'not far' from IPO, CEO says

The boss of travel and expense management platform Navan told CNBC he's preparing the company to get its business into shape for an IPO this year.

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Apple slashes prices of iPhone 15 models to new low in China amid heated competition in world’s largest smartphone market

Mainland online retailers JD.com and Alibaba’s Tmall on Monday started offering deeper discounts on iPhone 15 models.

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AI could boost Hongkongers’ salaries by up to 28%, if employers bridge training gap, Amazon research says

Artificial intelligence could improve organisations’ productivity by up to 47 per cent, but 76 per cent of employers say they lack the knowledge to implement AI training, says study from Amazon Web Services.

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Musk launches SpaceX’s Starlink internet services in Indonesia, says more investments could come

Musk said that he was "very excited" to bring internet services to areas with limited or no connectivity.

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AI safety summit: UK to push firms in Seoul to ‘go further’ in developing models responsibly

UK secretary of state for science and technology said it will broker agreements at this week’s AI safety summit.

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Volkswagen-backed Chinese EV battery maker Gotion takes on rival CATL with superfast-charging LFP product

Gotion’s G-Current lithium-ion-phosphate battery offers a driving range of nearly 500km in under 10 minutes of charging. Deliveries are expected to start in 20025 when a new plant is ready.

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AI seen as driving further growth at Hong Kong fibre optics start-up Cloud Light after acquisition by US firm

Cloud Light Technology CEO Dennis Tong anticipates multiple years of 50 per cent growth as AI drives up demand for faster data centre resources.

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China is key market for Singaporean biotech start-up’s stomach cancer early diagnosis kit

Mainland China will become the largest single market for Mirxes’ core product, a stomach cancer detection kit that was key to the company’s development, according to Zhou Lihan, its CEO and co-founder.

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OpenAI dissolves team focused on long-term AI risks, less than one year after announcing it

OpenAI has dissolved its Superalignment team amid the high-profile departures of both team leaders, Ilya Sutskever and Jan Leike.

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TikTok tests 60-minute videos, expanding into YouTube’s territory

TikTok, the short video platform originally popular for its 15-second lip-synching content, is now testing 60-minute video uploads with certain creators, in a challenge to veteran online video giant YouTube.

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TikTok and US seek to fast-track suit on divest-or-ban law

Chinese parent company ByteDance and the US Justice Department were joined by content creators in asking an appeal court for a ruling by December 6.

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As Tesla layoffs continue, here are 600 jobs the company cut in California

The latest wave of Tesla layoffs hit an array of departments, impacting factory workers, software developers and robotics engineers. Read the WARN filing here.

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BlackRock funds are ‘crushing shareholder rights,' says activist Boaz Weinstein

Boaz Weinstein is fighting for control or reform at 10 BlackRock closed-end funds, which trade at a steep discount to their net asset value.

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AI infrastructure startup CoreWeave raises $7.5 billion in debt deal led by Blackstone

CoreWeave's $7.5 billion debt financing follows a $1.1 billion funding round the startup announced two weeks ago.

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Microsoft's Mistral partnership avoids merger probe by British regulators

Mistral, a French AI firm founded in 2023, won a 15 million euro, or $16 million, investment from Microsoft earlier this year.

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TikTok testing 60-minute videos, in threat to YouTube’s long-form content domain

TikTok is testing 60-minute video uploads, and has gradually increased its video length limits to 10 minutes for all users. Longer video uploads may shift viewership from streaming services like YouTube.

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Shanghai releases white list to expedite overseas data transfers for Tesla, other firms in city’s free-trade zone

The ‘general data’ list, covering 64 categories, will enable certain firms to make data transfers overseas without a security assessment.

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Huawei’s flagship Pura 70 smartphone has highest ratio yet of China-made components as firm seeks tech self-sufficiency

An analysis from TechInsights has found 33 China-sourced components in the standard Pura 70 handset, compared with five sourced from overseas.

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Grand Theft Auto maker firms up GTA 6 release date

The latest instalment of the hugely popular series will be released in autumn 2025, its publisher says.

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Chinese EV maker Xpeng aims to deliver its first flying car in 2026

Xpeng AeroHT, introduced the Land Aircraft Carrier, a large truck with a detachable flying two-seater passenger electric drone inside.

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China’s e-commerce market still has ‘ample room’ for growth despite slowdown in retail sales, JPMorgan analyst says

The mainland’s e-commerce sector achieved a 12 per cent overall growth in the March quarter, according to data from JPMorgan.

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Fury v Usyk: Can Undisputed bring boxing back to video games?

How a small British developer hopes to put boxing back in contention in the video game sports genre.

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Reddit shares jump after OpenAI ChatGPT deal

OpenAI and Reddit reach deal that will give ChatGPT access to content on the social media platform.

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Business locked in expensive AI 'arms race'

Business leaders feel pressure to invest in AI but the costs are formidable.

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Pornhub partners with UK child abuse fighting charity

They want porn sites to adopt new voluntary standards on fighting online child abuse.

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Elon Musk deepfake crypto scam highlights risks to Hong Kong as AI-related fraud rises

The Securities and Futures Commission has warned of a fraudulent crypto trading platform called Quantum AI, a long-time scam that uses deepfakes of Elon Musk.

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Reddit soars after announcing OpenAI deal that allows use of its data for training AI models

OpenAI and Reddit announced a partnership that will allow the ChatGPT maker to train its artificial intelligence models on Reddit content.

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After Adobe collapse, Figma deal allows employees to sell shares at $12.5 billion valuation

Figma on Thursday announced a tender offer that will allow current and former employees to sell shares at a valuation of $12.5 billion.

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Sony Music slams tech giants for unauthorised use of stars' songs

Sony Music suspects Google, Microsoft and OpenAI have used music from the likes of Adele and Beyonce.

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Meta slapped with child safety probe under sweeping EU tech law

Facebook parent company Meta on Thursday was hit with a major investigation from the EU into risks of its platforms to minors.

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Facebook and Instagram suspected to be 'too addictive'

The EU says its concerned the platforms algorithms "stimulate behavioural addictions in children."

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JD.com’s first-quarter sales beat estimates as price cuts pay off for e-commerce giant

The Beijing-based company reported US$36 billion in first-quarter sales, beating analysts’ estimates.

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Baidu ekes out modest quarterly revenue growth amid escalating generative AI competition in China

China’s search engine and AI giant saw revenue grow 1 per cent in the first quarter, while net income fell 6 per cent but was better than estimates.

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PDD’s Temu shopping app targeted in EU consumer group’s complaint to EU tech regulator

Temu often fails to provide consumers with crucial information about the sellers on its platform and safety standards of products, according to the complaint.

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Microsoft offers relocation to hundreds of China-based AI staff amid U.S.-China tech tensions

Microsoft has reportedly asked employees at its China-based cloud-computing and artificial-intelligence operations to consider relocation outside of China.

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Microsoft asks China-based AI workers to move overseas amid rising US-China tensions in advanced technology

Microsoft is asking employees to move to several designated locations, including those in the US and Australia, as AI becomes a flashpoint in the US-China tech war.

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US software firm closes China outpost, as foreign business confidence hits record low

Kingland Systems is closing its first subsidiary outside the US and sacking its entire local workforce, sources say.

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Future is electric for Hong Kong’s bus fleet, says world’s biggest manufacturer Alexander Dennis

The world’s largest double-decker bus maker, Alexander Dennis, said electrification is the future for Hong Kong’s bus fleet and hopes to roll out more battery-powered models for the city to meet its decarbonisation goals.

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ByteDance appoints new CEO for Moonton studio as it consolidates video gaming business

ByteDance, which has been scaling back its video-gaming operations in recent months, has named a new CEO for Moonton Technology, the creator of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

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The man who turned his dead father into a chatbot

The "grief tech" firms helping users create talking avatars of their dead relatives.

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Tencent’s upgraded LLM for text-to-image generation released on open source platforms

Chinese video gaming and social media giant Tencent launched an upgraded version of its large language model with text-to-image generation that is open source for enterprises and individuals.

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US House committee moves quickly to approve bill limiting business with Chinese biotech firms

The bill would prevent federal agencies from contracting with five Chinese biotech companies – BGI Group, MGI, Complete Genomics, Wuxi AppTec, and Wuxi Biologics.

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US billionaire Frank McCourt says he’s readying bid to buy TikTok

The real estate mogul and former LA Dodgers owner says he’s putting together a consortium to buy the app from China-based ByteDance.

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JD.com commits US$900 million to support nationwide trade-in programme for home appliances, consumer goods

About 20 million consumers on the mainland are expected to take part in the nationwide trade-in programme via JD.com’s platform.

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Period trackers 'coercing' women into sharing risky information

Research finds poor data management practices such as not being able to delete data about abortions.

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TikTok owner ByteDance launches low-cost Doubao AI models for enterprises, initiating a price war in crowded mainland market

ByteDance’s aggressive pricing for its Doubao large language model family shows the increased opportunity in mainland China, where more firms are scrambling to adopt GenAI tools.

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Global data centres to drive demand for liquid cooling systems as AI boom heats up servers, energy consumption

A ChatGPT-led boom in artificial intelligence is expected to fuel an exponential growth in demand for liquid cooling technology from data centre operators, according to Macquarie Capital.

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HTX affiliate Huobi Hong Kong withdraws crypto licence application for second time, must shut down by August

HBGL, which operates Huobi HK, has withdrawn the licence application for unspecified reasons, requiring it to close the crypto exchange under the city’s virtual asset regulations.

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Xiaomi’s successful SU7 launch puts smartphone maker among China’s top 10 EV upstarts

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has become the country’s eighth-largest EV upstart after selling more than 7,000 units of its SU7 sedan in April, according to industry data.

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Google supercharges AI search in competition with OpenAI, allows users to chat about anything from smartphone camera

Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday showed how it is building on artificial intelligence across its businesses, including a beefed-up Gemini chatbot.

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China-US artificial intelligence talks ‘deep, professional and constructive’

At a meeting in Geneva on Tuesday, officials from both countries affirm commitment to reduce AI risks and improve world governance.

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OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever to leave ChatGPT maker after briefly supporting ouster of CEO Sam Altman

The departure ends months of speculation in Silicon Valley about the future of a top AI researcher and OpenAI co-founder since he largely disappeared from public view.

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Alibaba, Tencent beat forecasts with strong results, a harbinger of China’s improving corporate earnings as economic growth takes root

Strong financial results by the two companies are the touchstones of the earnings growth that global investors are looking for, as they debate whether China’s post-pandemic recovery was a flash in the pan.

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How AI turned a Ukrainian YouTuber into a Russian

A YouTuber falls victim to generative AI on Chinese social media, but the ramifications stretch beyond China.

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TikTok creators file suit to block US divest or ban law, call Chinese app ‘part of American life’

The platform and parent company ByteDance have filed a similar lawsuit, arguing the law violates the US Constitution and runs afoul of free speech protections.

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Tech Life: Help for cancer patients

The machine that allows patients to take their own blood samples for analysis from home.

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Biden says new China tariffs are needed to protect US industries from companies subsidised by Beijing

US President Joe Biden also gives his action a political edge, criticising Donald Trump, his predecessor and challenger for re-election, for failing to increase US exports and boost manufacturing.

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Africa's internet vulnerability and how to fix it

The internet outage in East Africa highlights the fragility of the continent's online connections.

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Alibaba chairman Joe Tsai voices confidence in Chinese consumer spending as e-commerce, cloud business units get back on growth track

Confidence among Chinese consumers was showing ‘early signs of growth’, according to Alibaba chairman Joe Tsai, as the e-commerce giant expects business to be back on the growth path this year.

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Charles Li’s small-business lender Micro Connect asks staff to invest in the start-ups it backs out of their own pockets

The small-business financing platform co-founded by former HKEX chief Charles Li Xiaojia said it is asking staff to invest in the start-ups it backs, confirming an online article that sparked widespread discussion on social media.

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Christie's £670m art auctions hit by cyber attack

The auction house's website is down as it seeks to sell items ranging from high art to rare wine.

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PlayStation names joint CEOs after Jim Ryan’s retirement

The role has been split into two separate top jobs, dividing up hardware and software.

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Upgraded ChatGPT teaches maths and flirts - but still glitches

OpenAI has unveiled a new, faster version of its generative AI tool, ChatGPT.

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US bans China crypto-miner from nuclear base area

Chinese firm MineOne Partners has been ordered to sell land it owns near a US nuclear missile site.

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Cow dung's key role in India's energy industry

India is hoping that biogas, produced from farm waste, will curb its reliance on imported gas.

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Unjammable navigation tech gets first airborne test

The test comes amid concern about the vulnerability of satellite navigation systems to blocking.

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GameStop shares surge as 'Roaring Kitty' returns

Shares in Gamestop, the original meme stock, surge again as 'Roaring Kitty' returns online.

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Marvel Rivals apologises after banning negative reviews

The game's developers said the controversial terms gamers were told to agree to was a miscommunication.

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Internet access linked to higher wellbeing, study finds

The Oxford study comes as concern about the impact of internet use prompts laws in many countries.

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Is social media worth paying for?

As Twitter and Facebook both now offer paid subscription, what impact is it having?

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Ros Atkins on... How different countries protect children online

BBC Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at what what is being done to prevent minors seeing harmful content.

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Test-at-home kit for cancer patients approved for use

Patients say the device allows them to reduce the number of hospital visits involved in cancer care.

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Apple apologises after piano crushing ad backlash

The technology giant apologised after Hugh Grant and others criticised the "tone deaf" iPad advert.

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'Keep your phone on 24 hours a day': Chinese PR boss apologises after backlash

Baidu's Qu Jing tells workers she does not care for them because, 'I am not your mum'.

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US revokes licences for sales of chips to Huawei

The move follows Huawei's release of an AI-enabled computer powered by a chip created by Intel.

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Disney and Warner to bundle streaming services

The media giants are under pressure to attract more subscribers to their streaming services.

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Will AI dream up the hit TV shows of the future?

Television production firms admit they are already using AI to come up with new programme ideas.

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Protecting under-18s from harmful online content

Marianna Spring on how the UK's media regulator wants to protect children from harmful content on social media.

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Can we really 'reset the internet' to make it safer for children?

Ofcom has taken a major step in setting out plans to protect children online, but hurdles remain.

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Tech firms told to hide 'toxic' content from children

Social media firms like Instagram and TikTok will have to make changes to comply with new online safety laws.

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E-gates back online after delays at UK airports

Long queues built up at airports affected by a Border Force "technical issue" at passport control.

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FTX says it has billions more than owed to victims

The failed cryptocurrency giant says it has billions of dollars more than needed to cover its debts.

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TikTok sues to block US law that could ban app

TikTok said the measure was an "extraordinary intrusion on free speech rights".

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Tech Life: The mammoth ivory problem

Tech can play a role in combating the illegal trade in elephant ivory.

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BBC Verify looks at fake AI-generated Met Gala images

Fake pictures of Katy Perry and other artists at the Met Gala went viral on social media.

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Microsoft axes four game studios including Hi-Fi Rush developer

The Bafta award-winning game's developer is being closed alongside other studios owned by Bethesda.

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How the computer games industry is embracing AI

Developing computer games can be wildly expensive so some hope that AI can cut the cost.

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The insect farmers turning to AI to help lower costs

Makers of insect-based animal feed hope to be able to compete with soybeans on price.

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Tech Life: TikTok world

TikTok is a popular video sharing platform, but not so popular with some governments.

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After 20 years, what next for World of Warcraft?

The game's maker Activision Blizzard was bought by Microsoft last year in gaming's biggest ever acquisition

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How fraudsters are getting fake articles onto Facebook

Scammers are able to get past automated checks on the social media giant to try to defraud users.

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Tech Life: Humanoid robots

Are they really that practical and useful?

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Watch Ocado robots in action

Ocado has added robotic arms to its newest warehouse near Luton.

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How Chinese firms are using Mexico as a backdoor to the US

Chinese firms are racing to set up factories in Mexico to bypass US tariffs and sanctions.

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Can AI help solve Japan’s labour shortages?

Japan is seeing if artificial intelligence can tackle its increasing shortfall of workers.

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Why a deluge of Chinese-made drugs is hard to curb

Thousands of Chinese companies are making synthetic opioids and shipping them around the world.

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'AI helps me to make wine for younger drinkers'

The winemakers using artificial intelligence to help them grow grapes and blend their wines.

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Tech Life: Fixing undersea cables

Undersea fibre-optic cables help keep us online - but what happens when they break?

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The challenge of upgrading iconic steel windows

Critall windows date back to the 1880s but their steel construction makes them vulnerable to damp.

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Robot dog trains to walk on Moon in Oregon trials

US engineering team has a two-year, $2m grant to help Nasa study the Moon's surface.

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Tech Life: Space Junk

We look at what space junk is and the risk it poses to tech we use everyday.

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Boom times for US green energy as federal cash flows in

The US government has directed unprecedented sums of money at green energy projects.

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The rise of magnets – from surgery to outer space

Magnets are central to much modern technology and firms are racing to make them more efficient.

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Tech Life: Predicting the future of tech

How will the internet, and other tech we use today, evolve in the future?

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Tackling deepfakes 'has turned into an arms race'

The battle against fake images, video and audio is becoming ever harder as the tech improves.

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Tech Life: Charging electric bikes and scooters

What can be done to make charging them safer?

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Could AI take the grind out of accountancy?

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