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Meta Launches Threads to Compete with Twitter

People who are unhappy with the way businessman Elon Musk has been running Twitter now have a new social media service to consider. Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, launched an app called Threads late Wednesday. The app is being called a text version of Instagram, a service mainly for sharing photos and videos. Meta said it…

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Twitter Puts Daily Limits on Number of Tweets Users Can Read

Twitter has placed temporary restrictions on the number of tweets, or posts, users can look at each day. The company also established a new rule requiring people to have a Twitter account in order to read tweets on the messaging service. Company chief Elon Musk noted the recent changes in a series of tweets. He explained the…

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US Judge Temporarily Blocks Microsoft’s Purchase of Activision

An American judge has temporarily blocked Microsoft’s planned purchase of video gaming company Activision Blizzard. U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley made the ruling Tuesday in San Francisco. Her decision came after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested federal court action to block Microsoft’s $69 billion deal. FTC officials have expressed concern that the purchase,…

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US Approves Testing of Neuralink Brain Implant in Humans

The American technology company Neuralink has received U.S. government approval to test its brain implant device in humans. The approval came from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neuralink says the FDA’s approval will permit the company to expand its current testing program involving animals. Neuralink is owned by American billionaire Elon Musk. He also owns several…

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What Are AI Chips?

Some kinds of computer chips have gained attention recently because they are used in computers linked to artificial intelligence (AI). Some experts describe AI chips as similar to graphics chips that speed up complex video games. Makers of AI chips say they are designed for AI systems like ChatGPT and will make them faster and less costly. The sudden…

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Computer Hackers to Test Limits of AI Tools at Las Vegas Meeting

A major meeting of computer hackers planned for this summer is to include an event that will test the limits of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. The event, in August, will be held as part of the yearly DEF CON hacker meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to hackers, the gathering draws computer security experts, students, federal government officials and others….

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