Technology News for Thursday 16th May 2024

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May 16th 2024

1. Watch: Samsung makes fun of Apple's controversial iPad Pro ad

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When it comes to taking digs and jabs at Apple, Samsung has never shied away. Samsung has taken another swing at Apple through a new ad that mocks Apple's recent iPad Pro commercial. The Apple ad created quite a stir as it showed various creative tools ...

2. Dear Bec—my teen can't stop gaming


How do you know when your teen's gaming habit levels-up from hobby to obsession? Once teens are on their gaming consoles, it can be really tough to get them to press pause. Even to go to the toilet, eat dinner or go to sleep.

3. Ubisoft shares slump after guidance disappoints


For the new fiscal year, Ubisoft expects solid net bookings growth and a slight increase in non-IFRS operating profit. UBS analysts pointed out in a research note that the operating profit guidance is somewhat below Visible Alpha consensus of 18% growth.

4. Mozilla Foundation taps Nabiha Syed as executive director.


Syed, the former CEO of the publication The Markup, will lead the foundation's $30 million portfolio of programs beginning July 1. She will focus on partnering with organizations “to shift the narrative on AI,” create and fund open source datasets, ...

5. Indika console release date: A Russian orthodox nun talks to the devil in acclaimed indie game


Indika's developers have likened it to the comedic and tragic works of renowned Russian authors Dostoyevsky and Bulhakov. Indika came out on PC to glowing reviews on May 2. Indika. Saqib Shah45 minutes ago. Indika, one of the most original games to ...

6. EU Investigates Meta Over Addictive Social Media Effects on Children

Domain: | Companies: Facebook

European Union regulators on Thursday opened investigations into the American tech giant Meta for the potentially addictive effects Instagram and Facebook have on children, an action with far-reaching implications because it cuts to the core of how the ...

7. View Photos of the Morgan Midsummer

Domain: | Companies: BMW

The Morgan Midsummer is a roofless barchetta that will be built in very limited numbers for a very special clientele with nostalgia and a spirit of adventure. The car is powered by a BMW inline-six engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

8. Gaming a useful tool for social connection


At 6th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), he discovered Veteran Gaming Australia, a charity that uses games to bolster the mental health of Defence members and veterans. Chaplain Hall got in contact ...

9. Facebook and Instagram suspected to be 'too addictive'

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The European Union is investigating Facebook and Instagram over whether they are so addictive that they are having "negative effects" on the "physical and mental health" of children. It will also scrutinise if have done enough to check whether users ...

10. Neuralink's First Patient: 'It Blows My Mind So Much'


For the first time, Noland Arbaugh explains how Elon Musk's brain implant, which allows him to control a computer with his thoughts, has changed his life. By Ashlee Vance. May 16, 2024 at 4:00 AM PDT. Save. Noland Arbaugh still doesn't quite know what ...

11. NASA's DC-8 Flies Into Retirement


NASA's long-serving McDonnell Douglas DC-8-72 research aircraft flew for the final time on May 15 when it was delivered to Idaho State University in Pocatello, where it will be used to train technicians in the college's Aircraft Maintenance Technology ...

12. Researchers Wrestle with Accuracy of AI Technology Used to Create New Drug Candidates


The UNC School of Medicine lab of Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UCSF, Stanford and Harvard determined that a protein prediction technology can yield accurate results in the hunt to efficiently find the best possible drug candidates for many ...

13. Best Buy has a huge sale on TVs ahead of Memorial Day

Domain: | Companies: LG, Google, Samsung

LG C4 OLED Evo 4K smart TV · LG 55" Class C4 Series OLED Evo 4K smart TV · Sony 85" X80K LED 4K UHD smart Google TV · Samsung 75" QN85C Neo QLED 4K UHD smart Tizen TV · Sony 2023 65" X77L 4K Ultra HD TV · TCL 55" Q6 QLED 4K smart TV ...

14. Device Decodes 'Internal Speech' in the Brain


Technology that enables researchers to interpret brain signals could one day allow people to talk using only their thoughts. By Miryam Naddaf & Nature magazine. Human brain with highlighted supramarginal gyrus, computer illustration.

15. ?-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Not Improve Dry Eye Symptoms


Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a major cause of evaporative dry eye. ?-3 Fatty acid supplements are used for evaporative dry eye because they may boost levels of ? fatty acids, potentially contributing to regulation of inflammation and promotion ...

16. SatVu Plans Two New 'Thermometer' Sats After Failure


London-based SatVu is preparing to launch two temperature-taking satellites next year after losing its pathfinder mission in December. SatVu 101: The startup's satellites map surface temperatures on Earth with an unprecedented resolution of less than ...

17. Apple offering monetary compensation for iPhone 7, 7 Plus audio defect

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iPhone users may be eligible for compensation as Apple commits to a $35-million-dollar settlement pertaining to an audio defect in two of its iPhone models. This settlement announcement is an important development for American consumers who have ...

18. 'Grand Theft Auto VI' Set for Fall 2025 Release


“We are highly confident that Rockstar Games will deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience, and our expectations for the commercial impact of the title continue to increase,” Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told analysts in prepared remarks after ...

19. OpenAI and Google Differ on How AI Assistants Should Behave

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Google, an early leader in the AI market, has been racing to catch up to OpenAI over the past 18 months since the startup released ChatGPT. The tech giant has reorganized teams, released new artificial intelligence models and begun integrating generative ...

20. 'Grand Theft Auto 6' Sets Fall 2025 Release as Take-Two Posts $2.9 Billion Quarterly Loss


Take-Two is not prepared to get more specific than “fall 2025” for the “GTA VI” release date, with CEO Strauss Zelnick saying, “I think we're going to leave it there for now,” in an interview with Variety ahead of the company's quarterly earnings call at 4 ...

21. Twitch Drop: Get the Eye of the Legion Pet Now Live!


Greetings, adventurers! With the release of the World of Warcraft Remix: Mists of Pandaria, players can now experience the wonders of Pandaria anew. Commemorate the occasion with new Twitch Drops! Watch any World of Warcraft stream on from ...

22. Google Releases AI That Can Predict How the Human Body's Molecules Behave, Boosting Drug Discovery Research

Domain: | Companies: Discovery, Google

Called AlphaFold 3, the latest update of the software models the interactions of proteins with DNA, RNA and other molecules for the first time. Christian Thorsberg. Daily Correspondent. May 16, 2024 10:07 a.m. ...

23. Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited to Deliver QakBot and Other Malware

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft

Microsoft has released a patch to fix a zero-day Windows vulnerability – CVE-2024-30051 – exploited in attacks delivering QakBot malware. Healthcare organizations should prioritize this patch as QakBot has been used in many attacks on the healthcare ...

24. Apple could owe you up to $349 in the iPhone 7 settlement. The deadline to register is coming up.

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Have you ever owned an iPhone 7? Apple AAPL might owe you money. Consumers who owned an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus at any time between Sept. 16, 2016, and Jan. 3, 2023, and registered a complaint with Apple about problems with the phone's audio could ...