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Microsoft back as most valuable firm as Nvidia slips
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:06:36 GMT
The artificial intelligence chip giant briefly took the top spot from the software company this week.
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US bans Kaspersky software for alleged Russian links
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 23:17:45 GMT
Government says Moscow's influence over the company was found to pose a significant risk to US infrastructure.
Full Article warns of up to 900% increase in travel scams
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 10:20:50 GMT
The online travel firm says generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, are driving the explosive rise.
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Don't blame us for people suffering - London hospital hackers
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 11:23:21 GMT
They claim the cyber attack - which has disrupted more than 1,000 procedures - was politically motivated.
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TikTok faces fresh US pressure over child privacy
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 04:05:42 GMT
The allegation from US regulators adds to the growing pressure faced by the social media firm.
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Bacon ice cream and nugget overload sees misfiring McDonald's AI withdrawn
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 13:06:55 GMT
The voice recognition system seems not to have recognised what customers were really ordering.
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Building a $2bn online game by breaking the rules
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 03:16:53 GMT
How the Elder Scrolls Online survived a difficult launch to become a quiet gaming success story.
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AI frenzy makes Nvidia the world's most valuable company
Wed, 19 Jun 2024 09:47:38 GMT
The Californian firm's meteoric rise has been fuelled by its dominance of the "new gold" - AI chips.
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Software giant Adobe accused of 'trapping customers'
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:39:18 GMT
Regulators allege Adobe failed to properly disclose subscription terms and made it too onerous to cancel.
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Apple scraps its Pay Later loan scheme
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 03:40:25 GMT
It marks a retreat for the technology giant from plans to offer traditional financial services.
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US surgeon general wants social media warning labels
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:44:52 GMT
Vivek Murthy says social media increases the risk that children will experience anxiety and depression.
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'Hackers leaked intimate photos after my laptop was stolen'
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 23:12:58 GMT
A Spanish filmmaker turned the cameras on herself and made a "sextortion diary" after being blackmailed.
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Virtual camera operators: The unsung heroes of esports
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 11:06:16 GMT
A different kind of esports pro explains how they capture all the action during tense matches.
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Is Elon Musk worth his $56bn Tesla pay package?
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 11:49:32 GMT
He is beloved by his millions of followers online, but would Musk's businesses have succeeded without him?
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'Mouse jigglers' pretending to work fired by bank
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 12:12:34 GMT
Wells Fargo has fired a number of workers, after reviewing claims of fake keyboard activity.
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Nasa astronaut distress message broadcast in error
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 10:16:35 GMT
Space agency says the clip was from a training exercise which was accidentally put on YouTube,
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Tesla investors back $56bn Musk pay deal
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 13:06:13 GMT
The multi-billionaire had campaigned for the payout, which is worth up to $56bn.
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Dan's the man: Why Chinese women are looking to ChatGPT for love
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 00:53:31 GMT
A jailbreak version of ChatGPT is becoming popular with women who prefer it to real world dating.
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Gaming giant Steam accused of ripping off 14m UK gamers
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 11:03:28 GMT
Legal claim alleges Steam's market dominance means consumers are paying too much for video games.
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Elon Musk unexpectedly drops case against OpenAI
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 04:05:56 GMT
The multi-billionaire Tesla boss filed the lawsuit against the ChatGPT developer at the end of February.
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College students on life without a smartphone
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 23:37:54 GMT
Ten teenagers swap their smartphones for brick phones as part of a week-long digital detox.
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GameStop raises over $2bn after Roaring Kitty rally
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 03:16:11 GMT
The company said it had sold all 75 million shares it had offered to investors.
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Genetic testing firm 23andMe investigated over hack
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:21:47 GMT
Criminals gained access to 6.9 million records when the firm was hacked in October 2023.
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Apple brings ChatGPT to iPhones in AI overhaul
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 09:31:48 GMT
The company has been slower to roll out generative AI features than rivals including Google and Microsoft.
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O-type blood donors needed after London cyber-attack
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 14:53:17 GMT
The NHS says last week's cyber-attack means blood cannot be sorted at the same frequency.
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The AI or real quiz: Euro 2024 edition
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 11:22:18 GMT
Do you think you have what it takes to spot the AI images of footballers from the real ones? See if you can spot what's artificial intelligence and what's real.
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What we learned from gaming's big weekend
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 10:56:45 GMT
Xbox's showcase tops off Summer Game Fest - here are some of the highlights from gaming's big weekend.
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The battle for Gen Z social shoppers
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 23:09:47 GMT
If TikTok is banned in the US, where might its social shoppers go?
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Scammers use fake X accounts to impersonate airlines
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 00:50:28 GMT
Holidaymakers are warned about scams where fake social media accounts are used to impersonate airlines.
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Dead in 6 hours: How Nigerian sextortion scammers targeted my son
Sun, 09 Jun 2024 00:18:54 GMT
Jenn Buta has been campaigning since her son was targeted by sextortionists in Nigeria - a hotspot for scammers.
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Microsoft 'recalls' screenshot feature after outcry
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 18:39:22 GMT
Microsoft will modify a tool on its new AI-powered PCs that had sparked privacy concerns.
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'We are creating new crops five-times faster'
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 23:06:31 GMT
How artificial intelligence is increasingly helping the arable farming sector.
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Down the Rabbit hole: Pocket-sized AI gadget put to the test
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 00:09:25 GMT
The R1 is the latest attempt to build AI-powered hardware that challenges our smartphone addiction.
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Scientists enlist AI to interpret meaning of barks
Thu, 06 Jun 2024 23:06:51 GMT
They are also digging into whether AI can tell a dog's age, gender and breed based on the noises it makes.
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British tech tycoon cleared in US fraud trial
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 08:53:26 GMT
Former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch was accused of fraud related to the $11bn sale of his firm to HP.
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Tech Life: Bionic arms and robotic thumbs
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 19:30:00 GMT
This week Tech Life has a special programme about the technology of artificial limbs.
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Tech Life: Helping our animal friends
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 19:30:00 GMT
This edition of Tech Life is all about animals and tech.
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'We are creating new crops five-times faster'
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 23:06:31 GMT
How artificial intelligence is increasingly helping the arable farming sector.
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Tech Life: The women dating AI chatbots
Tue, 04 Jun 2024 19:30:00 GMT
What is it like to have an AI boyfriend? The women in China who date chatbots.
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TikTokers on why they have to delay ‘adulting’
Fri, 31 May 2024 21:59:00 GMT
People are taking to the app to highlight the difficulty in achieving “traditional” milestones.
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Tech Life: Being watched
Tue, 28 May 2024 19:30:00 GMT
Words of warning about facial recognition, biometrics and artificial intelligence.
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Tech Life: Tackling online abuse of athletes
Tue, 21 May 2024 19:30:00 GMT
The Olympics turn to AI to try crack down on online abuse aimed at athletes
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How phone theft in London was tackled in the 90s
Tue, 21 May 2024 05:25:18 GMT
In 1994, the boom in mobile phones spawned a crime wave of phone thefts in the capital.
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Tech Life: Help for cancer patients
Tue, 14 May 2024 19:30:00 GMT
The machine that allows patients to take their own blood samples for analysis from home.
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Ros Atkins on... How different countries protect children online
Sat, 11 May 2024 05:25:21 GMT
BBC Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at what what is being done to prevent minors seeing harmful content.
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Protecting under-18s from harmful online content
Wed, 08 May 2024 21:13:34 GMT
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
Tue, 07 May 2024 19:30:00 GMT
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
Tue, 07 May 2024 17:05:46 GMT
Fake pictures of Katy Perry and other artists at the Met Gala went viral on social media.
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Tech Life: TikTok world
Tue, 30 Apr 2024 19:30:00 GMT
TikTok is a popular video sharing platform, but not so popular with some governments.
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How fraudsters are getting fake articles onto Facebook
Wed, 24 Apr 2024 23:08:44 GMT
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
Tue, 23 Apr 2024 19:30:00 GMT
Are they really that practical and useful?
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Watch Ocado robots in action
Tue, 23 Apr 2024 01:15:22 GMT
Ocado has added robotic arms to its newest warehouse near Luton.
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Tech Life: Fixing undersea cables
Tue, 16 Apr 2024 19:30:00 GMT
Undersea fibre-optic cables help keep us online - but what happens when they break?
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Robot dog trains to walk on Moon in Oregon trials
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 20:35:38 GMT
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
Tue, 09 Apr 2024 19:32:00 GMT
We look at what space junk is and the risk it poses to tech we use everyday.
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Could brain-like computers be a 'competition killer'?
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 23:24:11 GMT
Computers built like brains could be much more energy efficient than current designs.
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'Insane' amounts of data spurs new storage tech
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 23:03:29 GMT
Storing information with holograms and in glass is being proposed to deal with a deluge of data.
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Concern rises over AI in adult entertainment
Thu, 06 Jun 2024 23:19:56 GMT
AI in adult entertainment could have negative effects on society and individuals, experts say.
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Could AI put an end to animal testing?
Wed, 05 Jun 2024 23:05:20 GMT
Artificial intelligence systems are increasingly being used to help test new drugs and chemicals.
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Australia wants to become a renewable energy superpower. Can it?
Tue, 04 Jun 2024 23:10:23 GMT
The country has come up with an ambitious plan to become the engine room of the new green economy.
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Can 'energy hog' hot tubs be greener?
Mon, 03 Jun 2024 23:18:36 GMT
Hot tubs are becoming a standard feature at holiday parks, but can they be made more energy efficient?
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Why France's start-up champion has struggled abroad
Thu, 30 May 2024 23:19:59 GMT
Its appointment booking software is everywhere in France, but Doctolib has struggled to make a dent elsewhere.
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'The chatbot has transformed my life'
Wed, 29 May 2024 23:16:40 GMT
How AI tools are helping people with neurodiversity live their lives.
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Why technology has not transformed building
Thu, 23 May 2024 23:07:44 GMT
New technology has yet to transform homebuilding which is still largely a manual task.
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'People are just not worried about being scammed'
Wed, 22 May 2024 23:09:19 GMT
Fraudsters are increasingly using AI, but are people taking the problem seriously enough?
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These elephants are dying on rail tracks - can AI save them?
Tue, 21 May 2024 03:17:54 GMT
Officials in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are using AI to monitor elephant movement on rail tracks.
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Business locked in expensive AI 'arms race'
Thu, 16 May 2024 23:13:50 GMT
Business leaders feel pressure to invest in AI but the costs are formidable.
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The man who turned his dead father into a chatbot
Wed, 15 May 2024 23:08:07 GMT
The "grief tech" firms helping users create talking avatars of their dead relatives.
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Cow dung's key role in India's energy industry
Mon, 13 May 2024 23:06:02 GMT
India is hoping that biogas, produced from farm waste, will curb its reliance on imported gas.
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Will AI dream up the hit TV shows of the future?
Wed, 08 May 2024 23:05:27 GMT
Television production firms admit they are already using AI to come up with new programme ideas.
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How the computer games industry is embracing AI
Thu, 02 May 2024 23:07:24 GMT
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
Wed, 01 May 2024 23:05:47 GMT
Makers of insect-based animal feed hope to be able to compete with soybeans on price.
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After 20 years, what next for World of Warcraft?
Mon, 29 Apr 2024 23:52:41 GMT
The game's maker Activision Blizzard was bought by Microsoft last year in gaming's biggest ever acquisition
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How Chinese firms are using Mexico as a backdoor to the US
Sun, 21 Apr 2024 23:01:19 GMT
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?
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 21:20:16 GMT
Japan is seeing if artificial intelligence can tackle its increasing shortfall of workers.
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