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Amazon Prime Day 2024: Everything you need to know

Amazon's Prime Day sale is returning in July. Here are all the details we currently know about the retail giant's shopping extravaganza, and how to prepare for the savings.

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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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Apple Vision Pro's big assist from Marvel, Disney, and ILM is coming May 30

Can an interactive spatial computing experience where you control the story with Marvel heroes bring more people to VR?

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Microsoft launches an AI-powered copy-and-paste tool. Here's how you can use it

Part of Microsoft's free PowerToys, the new Advanced Paste tool lets you revise pasted text using AI-based suggestions.

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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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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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One of the best sports watches I've tested has satellite navigation and weeks-long battery life

The Coros Vertix 2S features an improved heart rate sensor and more accurate location tracking. But there are more reasons to buy the latest sports watch.

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I tested this cheaper Oura Ring competitor for women - here's my buying advice

The Movano Evie Ring undercuts the Oura Ring and offers a slew of features catered to women's health. Let's take a look at how it compares to the market leader under real-world tests.

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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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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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I just ordered the cheapest Surface Pro option - why I (probably) won't regret it

When the pre-order window for the new Surface Pro Copilot+ PCs opened up this week, I had my credit card at the ready. And after I studied all the options, I did something I'd never done before.

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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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How to add Gemini access to your Chrome browser

Here's how you can supercharge your Chrome browser with Google's Gemini AI tool.

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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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Rote automation is so last year: AI pushes more intelligence into software development

There's been a lot of attention on employing generative AI to create or modify software code. Now it's time to look at how AI can assist IT professionals and managers in other ways.

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DocuSign chief says company wants to stay public after reports of private equity takeover 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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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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Sam Altman shares the next steps for AI at Microsoft Build

In a surprise appearance, the OpenAI CEO also offered advice for developers about navigating the AI boom.

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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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Ether jumps more than 20% in two days on renewed optimism for an ETF

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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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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Get a Sam's Club membership for 50% off right now

Instead of paying $50 for an annual Sam's Club membership, you'll only pay $25 with this deal.

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ChatGPT vs. Microsoft Copilot vs. Gemini: Which is the best AI chatbot?

AI chatbots are more popular than ever, but with new updates coming out every few months, how do you determine which one is the best?

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Get Microsoft Project 2021 Pro or Microsoft Visio 2021 Pro for $20

Microsoft's project management solutions feature timesheet support, org charts, and more to help you stay organized -- and they're only $20 right now (the lowest price we've seen).

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The best VPN trials of 2024: Expert tested and reviewed

We found the best VPN free trial offers so you can test a VPN's speed and reliability before you commit.

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How to clear the cache on your Android phone or tablet (and why you should)

Make this process part of your Android maintenance routine. You'll be glad you did.

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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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How to use ChatGPT to write Excel formulas

Have you ever been stumped trying to figure out the right Microsoft Excel formula for your table? Let ChatGPT do the work for you.

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These sleep earbuds are a dream for side sleepers. But there's a catch

Soundcore's Sleep A20 earbuds offer a new, comfortable design with side sleepers in mind.

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Microsoft Copilot vs. Copilot Pro: Is the subscription fee worth it?

Offering priority access and AI smarts across Microsoft 365, Copilot Pro runs $20 per month. Is the extra bang worth the buck? That depends on your needs. Here's what to consider.

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Microsoft and Khan Academy offer a free AI assistant to all US teachers

With Khanmigo for Teachers, K-12 educators can spend less time prepping lessons and more time with students. Here's how to sign up.

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The best robot vacuum mops of 2024: Expert tested and reviewed

We've tested top robot vacuum and mop combos from brands like iRobot, Roborock, Ecovacs, and Dreame to find out which can keep a home clean.

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

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

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

Major tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, and OpenAI, came together on Tuesday in a landmark international agreement on artificial intelligence safety.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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?

AI could mean fewer accountancy jobs but is also taking over some of the more mundane tasks.

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Neuralink patient seen playing chess using brain implant

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