Japan bets $67B on chip development program
Japan has embarked on its most ambitious chip development program to date. It faces a need to fall in line with US chip restrictions and wants to leverage that as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and rebuild its presence in an ...
Astronomers find the universe's brightest object
Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day. The record-breaking quasar shines 500 trillion times br...
Cuban biologists unravel mysteries of bird migration
After University of Havana professor Daniela Ventura plucks a gray bird with a black cap from a net, she calls out measurements to her students. Together they are adding data points in a project that aims to unravel mysteries into how an...
DraftKings buys New York lottery app for $750 million
Sports betting app power player Draft Kings is buying Jackpocket, a New York lottery app, for $750 million, effectively expanding into the lucrative lottery app market.
ChatGPT maker unveils breakthrough video tool
OpenAI has unveiled its latest foray into the field of artificial intelligence, a model capable of converting text into realistic video. Experts have praised it as a step forward, while also raising concerns about the risks of video deep...
Apple prepares to make major AI announcement
Apple, racing to add more artificial intelligence capabilities, is nearing the completion of a critical new software tool for app developers that would step up competition with Microsoft.
Artificial intelligence saving lives in the operating room
At Saarbrücken Hospital in Germany, complicated operations are being optimized with the help of artificial intelligence. It can be used with smart glasses before and during surgery, giving doctors added certainty.
Tech giants Microsoft, Google and Amazon cutting jobs
Major companies including Microsoft, Google and Amazon are cutting more than 1000 jobs, despite reporting major revenue boosts in the months preceding their announcements. Experts say companies point to cost-cutting as the main reason fo...
Trudeau questioned over millions given to ArriveCan developer
The federal government is facing new questions about money paid to GC Strategies, the small company at the centre of a blistering auditor general's report about the ArriveCan app, which found the company was paid nearly a quarter of a bi...
Apple developing AI tool to rival Microsoft
Apple is nearing the completion of a critical new software tool for app developers that would step up competition with Microsoft. The company has been working on the tool for the last year as part of the next major version of Xcode.
Deere cuts profit outlook for 2024
Deere & Co., famous for the iconic John Deere tractor, trimmed its profit outlook for this year as tumbling crop prices give farmers less money to use on equipment purchases.
Private mission to the Moon blasts off from Florida
American aerospace company Intuitive Machines launched its Odysseus lander from Cape Kennedy on a rocket made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. It's trying to become the first commercial spacecraft to successfully land on the lunar surface.
Meta's Zuckerberg takes aim at Apple's Vision Pro
In a video posted to his Instagram account, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his official verdict on Apple's Vision Pro compared to Meta's Quest 3, saying that "Quest is the better product, period."
Notre Dame spire unveiled as scaffolding removed
The removal of scaffolding that has shrouded the top of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris following the 2019 fire has begun, revealing the cathedral’s new spire for the first time, adorned with a golden rooster and cross, and offering a glim...
Criminals manipulating AI to target dating apps
As people take their search for love online, the FBI is warning them to beware of romance scams. In 2023, 64,000 people reported a romance scam, and losses to fraudulent online suitors hit a staggering $1.14 billion, according to the Fed...
The new dating app for people with disabilities
A dating app being introduced in Barcelona is breaking new ground by helping people with Down’s Syndrome or intellectual disabilities find friends or romantic partners safely. After a year’s pilot, the Dinder Club app is now live and the...
BioAge Labs raises $170m to develop therapies using AI
BioAge Labs, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapies for obesity and metabolic disease thanks to their AI-powered discovery platform, raised $170 million in an oversubscribed series D financing round led by Sofinnova ...
Swedish schools move away from digitization
Sweden has long been a pioneer in the digitization of educational practices. The Swedish Minister for Schools, Lotta Edholm, is adamant about bringing books and more classical teaching methods back into the classroom.
Ukraine says Russian military is using Starlink
Ukrainian military intelligence said Russian forces increasingly use Starlink terminals on the frontline, a new twist in Kyiv's uneasy relationship with Elon Musk's internet service. Musk denies that Starlink sold any terminals to Russia...
The next generation of AI assistants will track your diet
Some of the latest AI assistants coming on to the market claim to provide nutrition tips to help keep your heart healthy. But not everyone is convinced, amid privacy concerns.
Jailed Imran Khan uses AI to declare victory
Former Pakistani prime ministers and bitter rivals Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan both declared victory in elections marred by delayed results and militant attacks, throwing the country into further political turmoil.
How prosthetics are adding temperature to touch
Thirty-seven years after a man lost part of his arm in an accident, a new temperature-sensitive prosthetic is allowing him to feel the warmth of touch from another person.
The legal debate over how we use the moon
An array of unconventional, privately funded plans to exploit the moon, including as a site for human ashes and sports drink containers, has gathered steam in recent years as NASA pushes to make Earth's natural satellite more accessible.
Apple Vision Pro being resold for thousands overseas
Apple's limited release of the Vision Pro headset is fostering a resale market that's pricing the device far beyond its $3,500 starting price. This resale market, while good news for Apple's global demand, may spark customer service issu...