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GM’s EVs will get access to Tesla’s Supercharger network in 2024

Enlarge / GM is the second American automaker to decide to ditch the CCS port (pictured) for Tesla's design. (credit: Cadillac) Tesla's Supercharger network is about to get more crowded. On Thursday afternoon, General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined Tesla CEO (and Twitter's owner) Elon Musk to announce that GM is signing...

Fri Jun 9, 2023 00:30
UK’s plans for “first global summit” on AI safety draw criticism

Enlarge (credit: Govt of United Kingdom) On Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that the nation will host "the first major global summit on AI safety" this autumn. It hopes to bring together "key countries, leading tech companies, and researchers" to evaluate and monitor risks from artificial intelligence....

Fri Jun 9, 2023 00:30
Today I stumbled upon Microsoft’s 4K rendering of the Windows XP wallpaper

Enlarge / A high-res rendered hill inspired by Windows XP's familiar "Bliss" wallpaper (visit Microsoft's site to get it at full resolution.) (credit: Microsoft) Did you read the news about the Windows XP activation algorithm getting cracked and suddenly get nostalgic for the blue skies and bluer taskbar of that old...

Fri Jun 9, 2023 00:30
Smart TV industry rocked by alleged patent conspiracy from chipmaker

Enlarge (credit: Anadolu Agency / Contributor | Anadolu) During the pandemic, the demand for smart TVs dwindled as the supply chain for critical TV components became unreliable and consumers began tightening up on frivolous spending. Amid this smart TV demand slump, one of the world's top TV chipmakers, Taiwan-based Realtek,...

Fri Jun 9, 2023 00:30
Reddit’s new API pricing will kill off Apollo on June 30

Enlarge / The Reddit iOS app icon. (credit: Getty Images | Yuriko Nakao ) If there was any doubt about Reddit's most popular third-party app, Apollo, surviving the $20 million API bill Reddit slapped it with last week, wonder no more. Like most third-party apps, Apollo developer Christian Selig announced Apollo would shut...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 22:59
Google un-bans Downloader app, but developer still mad about “broken” DMCA

Enlarge / Screenshot of the Downloader app on Google Play. (credit: Elias Saba) Google has reversed the suspension of an Android TV app that was hit with a copyright complaint simply because it is able to load a pirate website that can also be loaded in any standard web browser. The Downloader app, which combines a web...

Thu Jun 8, 2023 22:00

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