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US extends probe into chip-gear maker Applied Materials, possibly over shipments to China’s SMIC

The largest US semiconductor equipment maker is being probed by authorities for sending gear to SMIC via South Korea without Washington’s approval.

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Alibaba emerges as major backer of high-flying Chinese start-up Moonshot AI, with 36% stake

Alibaba has emerged as a major backer of Moonshot AI, one of China’s hottest artificial intelligence start-ups, holding a 36 per cent stake in the firm.

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The fantastic iRobot Roomba j7 is $300 off ahead of Memorial Day

The robot vacuum, ideal for pet hair and Alexa-compatible, is on sale for 50% off right now.

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Why Apple's elusive iPad Pro discount is a fantastic deal for Memorial Day

Both 11 and 13-inch configurations of the new M4 iPad Pro are on sale ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

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Google criticized as AI Overview makes obvious errors, such as saying former President Obama is Muslim

Public criticism has mounted over Google's AI Overview feature in Search, which has returned inaccurate or nonsensical results, according to screenshots.

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I tested this $700 AI device that can translate 40 languages in real time - here's my buying advice

The Timekettle X1 Interpreter Hub could prove very useful in all kinds of business and personal settings. But is such fabulous fluency worth the price?

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The best battery video doorbell for Ring fans is down to $120 for Memorial Day

If you're a Ring user looking to upgrade to a battery-powered video doorbell, the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus is the perfect choice, especially at 20% off with this Memorial Day deal.

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How to write in Chinese faster than in English? Online Chinese typing tools harness predictive text based on pinyin

Online Chinese typing tools built on pinyin input – once thought unsuited – and using the power of predictive text allow phone and computer users to type in Chinese faster than anyone can in English.

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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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The Roborock Q7 Max+ robot vacuum mop is 45% off for Memorial Day

The Roborock Q7 Max+ robot vacuum mop delivers a hands-free experience with a self-emptying dustbin for $480.

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Ether slips after SEC opens the door to ether ETFs, but still posts best week in more than a year

Ether slipped on Friday following the SEC's approval of a rule change that will pave the way for exchange-traded funds that buy and hold the cryptocurrency.

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The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is a fantastic deal at $120 off for Memorial Day

One of the best smartwatches on the market is discounted to $329 this Memorial Day weekend.

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Save $114 on a Nintendo Switch OLED at Walmart for Memorial Day

Take advantage of a rare markdown on the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition of the Nintendo Switch OLED for just $330 right now at Walmart.

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The 98-inch TCL S5 TV is just $2,000 right now with this Memorial Day deal

Whether you're a sports fanatic or movie buff, you need a great TV to catch all the action. And you can watch every game or premiere with this 98-inch TCL that's $2,000 off with a Memorial Day deal.

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Traveling soon? Grab Apple's AirTag 4-pack for $20 off this Memorial Day

Track all your getaway essentials with Apple's flagship AirTags, on sale now for Memorial Day.

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The HP Victus 15 is a great cheap gaming laptop, and it's on sale for Memorial Day

Gaming laptops can be difficult to find without spending thousands of dollars. But right now, you can get this solid HP model for $200 off at Best Buy.

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Everything you need for safe and efficient traveling this Memorial Day weekend

If you're traveling over the long weekend, check out ZDNET's tried-and-true travel essentials, from Bluetooth trackers to power banks.

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The HP Victus 15L gaming PC is just $500 with this Memorial Day deal

Buying a new gaming PC doesn't have to break the bank, and HP has the Victus 15L with a Ryzen 5 5600G CPU, Radeon RX 6400 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for just $500 this Memorial Day weekend.

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Grab a Segway Max G2 electric scooter for $400 off this Memorial Day

The Segway Max G2 is a great, eco-friendly way to commute to work or school, run errands, or joyride through the park or get around festivals this summer.

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This $14 accessory is a must-have for tech drawers and DIY projects

Forget handwriting labels, and get yourself this tiny, battery-powered Bluetooth label printer.

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How to get rid of My AI on Snapchat for good

Are you tired of Snapchat's chatbot? Here's how to limit what My AI knows about you. Want to delete it for good? There's just one catch.

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Get my favorite noise-canceling headphones for $50 off during Memorial Day sales

The Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones top every 'best headphones' list I've written, and for good reason. They're on sale for $50 off at plenty of retailers during Memorial Day weekend.

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This wearable solar panel charges all your devices and weighs less than a MacBook

The Jackery SolarSaga 40W mini solar panel attaches to your backpack to provide solar power on the go, and so far I'm very impressed with its durability and efficiency.

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Glue pizza and eat rocks: Google AI search errors go viral

Google has defended the answers given by AI Overview, describing them as "isolated examples".

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X CEO Linda Yaccarino accuses Australia of 'overreach' after judge lifts ban on stabbing video

X CEO Linda Yaccarino accused Australian regulators of "overreach" over its decision to ban videos of a Sydney church stabbing.

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Chinese EV makers continue aggressive push into Europe under growing threat of tariffs

Nio, Xpeng and BYD have continued their European expansion even as an ongoing EU probe into Chinese electric vehicle subsidies could result in tariffs.

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China’s EV price war spreads overseas as carmakers chase market share, higher profit margins

In Southeast Asia, Chinese EV builders from established giants like BYD and Great Wall to start-ups such as Hozon are offering discounts in a bid to take on Japanese rivals whose petrol cars dominate the market.

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang's net worth swells from $3 billion to $90 billion in five years

With Nvidia's stock price rising over 9% on Thursday to close at almost $1,038, the value of CEO Jensen Huang's stake rose by $7.7 billion.

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Former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer says AI hype is at an all-time fever pitch right now

Former TikTok CEO and Candle Media co-CEO Kevin Mayer believes the hype around artificial intelligence has reached a crescendo.

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Huawei tests app for short drama content, joining China’s booming miniseries industry

Huawei Technologies is joining the booming short drama industry in China by testing a new online miniseries app that is available for certain smartphone users for a five-day trial until Sunday.

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Elon Musk’s xAI nears close of deal valuing the artificial intelligence start-up at US$24 billion

The start-up, a rival to ChatGPT creator OpenAI, has been marketed to a range of Silicon Valley investors.

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ByteDance-owned TikTok said to lay off hundreds of employees globally as a potential US ban looms

The lay-offs, which were announced internally earlier this week, are expected to affect TikTok’s operations and marketing departments.

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Hong Kong sees third major cryptocurrency exchange withdraw licence application as Gate.io unit drops out

Gate.HK, the Hong Kong arm of cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io, says it took ‘a proactive step’ to withdraw its application.

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CEOs of AI startups backed by Microsoft and Amazon are the new tech rockstars

Mistral AI CEO Arthur Mensch and Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei are in the spotlight, both leading AI companies backed by U.S. tech giants.

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Nvidia cuts prices on AI chips for China amid heated domestic competition with Huawei, sources say

Nvidia’s H20 chip is being sold in some cases at more than a 10 per cent discount in China, compared to Huawei’s Ascend 910B, sources said.

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Alibaba’s US$4.5 billion convertible bond sale ‘oversubscribed’, as tech giant builds war chest to fund share buy-backs

The Chinese tech giant is selling up to US$5 billion worth of convertible bonds, while company leaders set e-commerce and cloud computing as its core businesses in a move ‘towards strategic clarity’.

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Google to make Pixel phones and drones in India

The tech giant is set to manufacture advanced versions of the smartphone in Tamil Nadu state.

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Musk opposes US tariffs on Chinese electric cars

He previously warned Chinese car makers would "demolish" rivals if there were no trade barriers.

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OpenAI sends internal memo releasing former employees from controversial exit agreements

OpenAI on Thursday sent an internal memo releasing former employees from non-disparagement agreements that did not expire, which had incited controversy.

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US approves applications from Nasdaq, NYSE, CBOE to list spot ether ETFs in surprise win for crypto sector

Trading could begin later this year, as the ETF issuers sill have to get the green light before launching the products.

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Why technology has not transformed building

New technology has yet to transform homebuilding which is still largely a manual task.

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Amazon cloud boss Matt Garman inherits business under pressure to keep pace in AI

Adam Selipsky's three-year tenure at the helm of Amazon Web Services coincided with slowing growth and an increasingly competitive landscape in AI.

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TikTok curbs state-backed media amid foreign influence concerns

The move comes as the Chinese owned short video app faces a US divest-or-ban ultimatum over concerns it could be used to influence Americans.

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Nvidia shares close at record high after forecast signals unwavering demand for AI chips

Nvidia shares jumped Thursday to record highs after the company topped Wall Street estimates for the fiscal first quarter.

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Autos giant Peugeot is trialing driverless tech — with a twist — for Amazon-style deliveries

French car giant Peugeot told CNBC it has partnered with German startup Vay to test the use of "teledriving" technology.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he favors 'no tariffs' on Chinese EVs

Elon Musk said at a conference in Paris on Thursday that he doesn't agree with President Biden's tariff on Chinese-made electric vehicle imports.

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Pope clears way for 'God's influencer' to become a saint

Carlo Acutis, who was born in London, is set to become the first millennial to be canonised.

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PSNI could be fined £750k over data breach

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) could be fined £750,000 for a major data breach last year.

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Tesla could use more of Elon Musk's focus, former board member says

Tesla could use more of high-profile CEO Elon Musk's divided focus at a critical juncture for the electric vehicle industry, former board member Steve Westly said Thursday.

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DocuSign chief says company focused on growing as a public entity after reports of private equity interest

DocuSign CEO Allan Thygesen said the online contract-signing platform is committed to staying public after rumored takeover interest from private equity firms.

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Alibaba's Hong Kong shares drop 5% after report of possible $5 billion convertible bond sale

Hong Kong-listed shares of Alibaba fell over 5% Thursday following a report that the Chinese tech giant is considering selling convertible bonds.

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Lenovo beats expectations on revenue, profit in March quarter, eyes AI PCs for future growth

Lenovo Group, the world’s largest personal computer maker, reported a 9 per cent year-on-year increase in revenue for the March quarter, marking its second consecutive quarterly revenue growth.

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Alibaba bets on AI to fuel cloud growth as it expands globally to catch up with U.S. tech giants

Alibaba is betting on international expansion and its AI products to reignite growth at its struggling cloud computing division.

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China’s SMIC ranks as world’s third-largest chip foundry by sales in first quarter on back of strong domestic demand

SMIC accounted for 6 per cent of global chip foundry sales in the first quarter, behind industry leader TSMC’s 62 per cent share and Samsung’s 13 per cent share.

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Xiaomi posts better-than-expected quarterly sales on growing smartphone shipments, as EV target remains on track

The Chinese smartphone and electric vehicle (EV) maker Xiaomi grew its first-quarter revenue by a better-than-expected 27 per cent year on year, as handset shipments recovered globally.

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Tencent is latest Chinese tech giant to enter LLM price war, adding pressure on AI start-ups

Chinese AI companies are waging a full-fledged price war in hopes of finding ways to commercialise their large language models, with Tencent the latest tech giant to slash prices for its products.

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Nvidia shows no signs of AI slowdown after over 400% increase in data center business

Nvidia finance chief Colette Kress told investors on Wednesday that cloud providers were seeing an "immediate and strong return" on investment.

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South Korea unveils US$19-billion support package for semiconductor sector to compete in global chip ‘warfare’

Seoul aims to help boost South Korea’s global market share in non-memory chips, such as mobile processors, to 10 per cent from the current 2 per cent.

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Elon Musk predicts smarter-than-humans AI in 2 years. The CEO of China's Baidu says it's 10 years away

Robin Li, the CEO of Baidu said artificial intelligence that is smarter than humans, or AGI, is more than 10 years away.

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China's largest chipmaker SMIC is now the No. 3 foundry in the world, Counterpoint says

China's largest chipmaker SMIC rose to third spot in global foundry revenue in the first quarter, according to Counterpoint Research.

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Scarlett Johansson's AI row has echoes of Silicon Valley's bad old days

A clash with the actor has echoes of the macho tech giants of the past, says Zoe Kleinman.

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Big Tech goes on AI charm offensive in Europe as regulators circle

Major U.S. tech firms have been trying to win favor with regulators as they face criticisms over their massive businesses having an adverse effect on smaller companies.

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HSBC’s Silicon Valley Bank UK acquisition raises Hong Kong lender’s tech profile with clients, start-ups

HSBC arranged a three-day tailored programme in California last week for its Asian private bank clients to meet Silicon Valley start-ups and venture capitalists.

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Hong Kong stocks: Hang Seng falls below 19,000 tripped by Alibaba, NetEase; hawkish US Fed sours risk appetite

Hong Kong stocks fall to two-week low as correction deepened after hawkish comments from US Federal Reserve officials.

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Nvidia shares pass $1,000 for first time on AI-driven sales surge

Nvidia reported earnings after the bell. Here are the results.

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Embattled AI firm Appen loses more executives, months after Alphabet cut ties

Appen, the AI firm that once counted Google, Microsoft and Nvidia as clients, has lost its executives in charge of of revenue and marketing.

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'People are just not worried about being scammed'

Fraudsters are increasingly using AI, but are people taking the problem seriously enough?

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Nvidia announces 10-for-1 stock split after AI-driven boom in share price

Alongside its quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, Nvidia announced a 10-for-1 stock split in step with similar moves by other Big Tech names.

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News Corp. and OpenAI strike 'multi-year global partnership' deal to use journalistic content to improve ChatGPT

OpenAI and News Corp. on Wednesday entered into a "multi-year global partnership" that will allow OpenAI to display News Corp.-owned articles within ChatGPT.

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A Microsoft under attack from government and tech rivals after 'preventable' hack ties executive pay to cyberthreats

Microsoft will base some executive pay on cybersecurity after the government and rivals beat up on it for failure to stop a Chinese hack. Others may follow.

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Amazon plans to give Alexa an AI overhaul — and a monthly subscription price

Amazon is upgrading its decade-old Alexa voice assistant with generative AI and plans to charge a monthly subscription fee to offset the cost of the technology.

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BT to refund EE & Plusnet customers over exit fees

The telecoms giant did not provide clear details of contract lengths and exit fees to customers.

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Chinese start-up Baichuan debuts AI assistant powered by upgraded LLM, eyes AI super app

Chinese AI start-up Baichuan said the fourth iteration of its namesake Baichuan 4 model is the most advanced large language model launched by a Chinese company.

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Tencent’s DnF Mobile game title overwhelmed on launch, offering hopes of it reviving slow gaming growth

Tencent’s Dungeon and Fighter (DnF) Mobile launched with an overwhelming start, as the Chinese tech giant pins high hopes on the eagerly awaited title to boost its sluggish domestic video game business.

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Chinese carmaker FAW joins Nio to promote battery-swap technology to ease anxieties over EV driving range

Nio’s battery-swapping technology is gaining a huge supporter in state-owned FAW Group as both pledge to set industry standards and ease concerns about drivers about EV driving range.

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China’s 618 shopping festival: Alibaba touts early sales after withholding data last year, a sign of brighter outlook

Alibaba and others have released encouraging early sales data from China’s biggest shopping season after Singles’ Day, an indicator of consumer sentiment in the world’s second-largest economy.

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AI will power the stock market for the next decade, former Cisco CEO says

Artificial intelligence will power the stock market for the next decade, according to former Cisco CEO John Chambers.

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China's Honor will have Google AI features, including Gemini, on its upcoming smartphones

Chinese smartphone maker Honor on Wednesday said it will bring Google's artificial intelligence features to its upcoming devices.

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Why global partnership with China remains vital for growth of Germany’s digital future

Amid concerns over further collaboration, Chinese ICT company Huawei Technologies remains reliable partner in developing Germany’s mobile connectivity.

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Ether ETFs jump in Hong Kong in anticipation of US approval for similar crypto products

The prices of Hong Kong’s three spot ether ETFs jumped by more than 18 per cent on Tuesday, as trading volume picked up this week.

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China’s Zhipu AI joins 15 tech firms including Google, Microsoft in committing to develop tech safely at Seoul summit

Along with Meta, OpenAI and Samsung, the companies committed to publishing safety frameworks for measuring risks.

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Uniswap fights back against SEC as the ethereum crackdown continues

Uniswap fights back against SEC Wells notice.

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UK watchdog looking into Microsoft AI taking screenshots

The ICO wants to know the safeguards around Recall, which can take screengrabs of your screen every few seconds.

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Chinese cities issue warnings about oversupply of ride-hailing drivers amid weak job market

Municipal governments across China are trying to dissuade their unemployed citizens from becoming ride-hailing drivers, even though the low barrier to entry is appealing amid a weak job market.

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Tech Life: Tackling online abuse of athletes

The Olympics turn to AI to try crack down on online abuse aimed at athletes

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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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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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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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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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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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How phone theft in London was tackled in the 90s

In 1994, the boom in mobile phones spawned a crime wave of phone thefts in the capital.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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India in undersea race to mine world’s battery metal

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