Technology News for Monday 6th May 2024

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May 06th 2024

1. Resort introduces e-cargo bikes to reduce pollution


Two new pedal assist electric cargo vehicles will be used to carry out essential tasks along a section of coast as part of a push for cleaner air. They will be deployed to restock catering outlets and replenish washroom facilities along beaches in ...

2. Next stop NASA for New Zealand students


Six tertiary students have been selected to work on NASA projects in the US through a New Zealand Space Scholarship, Space Minister Judith Collins announced today. “This is a fantastic opportunity for these talented students.

3. Could better asthma inhalers help patients, and the planet too?


Patients suck the powder into their lungs — no puff of gas required, and no greenhouse gas emissions. "You have the same medications, two different delivery systems," Divo ...

4. Apple launches new Pride edition Watch band in India: Price, availability

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple has introduced a new Apple Watch Pride Edition braided solo loop band in support of global movements to protect and advance equality for LGBTQ+ communities. Apple has also launched a matching watch face and dynamic iOS and iPadOS wallpapers.

5. Station transformation work to start within weeks


Major works to transform the area outside a Staffordshire railway station are set to start later this month after a period of detailed planning. The improvements on Station Road in Stoke-on-Trent will start on 20 May, the city council said.

6. Ken Griffin gives $2.5 million to Call of Duty Endowment, the organization's largest-ever private donation


Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin has announced a $2.5 million gift to the Call of Duty Endowment, the largest-ever private donation to the charitable organization. Microsoft-owned Activision-Blizzard announced the gift in a blog post Monday, ...

7. Researchers achieve giant energy storage, power density on a microchip


Futuristic batteries on top of a computer chip emitting powerful lightning bolts, neon blue colors AI-generated illustration of ultrafast energy storage and power delivery via electrostatic microcapacitors directly integrated on-chip for next-generation ...

8. AMD Positions for AI Leadership with Expanded Portfolio, Quadrupled R&D Investment Ahead of Major Computex ...


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) is strategically preparing to address the growing demand for AI computing by leveraging its extensive product range. CTO Mark Papermaster emphasized AMD's robust portfolio of compute engines, ...

9. This is the highest-selling smartphone of 2024, claims report

Domain: | Companies: Apple, Samsung

In 2024, we have seen multiple smartphones being launched from top brands. Global smartphone shipments have also seen a 6% jump. As expected, the top smartphone brands put up a good performance, with Apple and Samsung smartphones dominating the market ...

10. Could Better Inhalers Help Patients, and the Planet?


A photo of a doctor holding up a dry powder inhaler to show his patient sitting. Miguel Divo shows his patient, Joel Rubinstein, a dry powder inhaler. It has a much lower carbon footprint than ...

11. AI products for kids promising friendship and learning? 3 things to consider


Smart toys with internet connections and AI-enabled robots, with capacities for sophisticated social interactions with children, are widely available today. This is no doubt driven by rapid development in Artificial Intelligence, with impacts being ...

12. ChBE, Meta Researchers Create Massive Open Dataset to Advance AI Solutions for Carbon Capture


The project aims to accelerate direct air capture development while significantly reducing costs by giving engineers a jumpstart on potential materials for any environmental conditions. By: Catherine Barzler (

13. Microsoft is building a large AI model that could rival OpenAI.

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft

The Information reports that Microsoft's consumer AI group has started training a new large language model codenamed MAI-1. It will have “roughly 500 billion parameters,” according to the report, which frames it as a model that could compete with ...

14. The 'godmother' of AI is getting into the startup game


Computer scientist and Stanford University professor Fei-Fei Li, known as the “godmother” of AI, is building a new company “that uses human-like processing of visual data to make AI capable of advanced reasoning,” according to a Reuters report.

15. 2025 Mercedes-AMG CLE53 Cabriolet Is a Buff and Sporty Softtop


All-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering are both standard, and there's an optional Drift mode. U.S. buyers will get the CLE53 Cabriolet in the second half of this year. As night ...

16. Google to ban advertisers promoting deepfake porn, AI-generated nudity

Domain: | Companies: Google

Google has updated its Inappropriate Content Policy to prohibit promoting synthetic content that has been altered or generated to be sexually explicit or contain nudity. “We begin enforcing the policy update on May 30, 2024,” said the company.