Technology News for Friday 17th May 2024

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May 17th 2024

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

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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 ...

2. Wahoo partners with SRAM to bring new AXS functionality to Roam and Bolt computers


Bonus button control part of integration between SRAM's new Red AXS groupset and Wahoo's head units. 22:34, Thursday 16th May 2024. Alex Hunt. Junior Tech Writer. Share. Wahoo computers open up third party access to the full range of SRAMs new RED AXS.

3. Neuralink's first brain implant patient feared device would have to be removed


Noland Arbaugh, who became paralyzed from the shoulders down after sustaining a spinal cord injury from diving into shallow water, became the first human participant in Neuralink's clinical trial in January, eight years after his accident.

4. XDefiant Accessibility Additions: All You Need To Know


XDefiant has many similarities in Call of Duty and other FPS titles, but the game does offer some unique weapons. We aren't to sure if Ubisoft is going to add any additional ones before the ...

5. Grand Theft Auto maker firms up GTA 6 release date


One of the most eagerly anticipated video game releases of recent times - the sixth edition of the Grand Theft Auto franchise - will take place in autumn 2025, its publisher says. Take-Two Interactive, parent company of developer Rockstar Games, ...

6. Data integrity watchdogs call for stronger safeguards in scientific journals


SAN FRANCISCO — According to Elisabeth Bik, a scientific watchdog who has discovered thousands of errors in scientific papers, the problem of fraud, errors, or data mishandling in the scientific literature seems to be getting worse.

7. [Infographic] Why Samsung's AI TV Is Fit To Upscale Everyday Life

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Samsung Electronics' newest AI TVs merge entertainment with convenience and security to upscale everyday life and elevate the viewing experience. The 2024 Neo QLED 8K QN900D TV is fitted with the 8K NQ8 AI Gen3 Processor. With its 512 neural networks ...

8. Google is making smart phone upgrades. Is Apple next?

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Tech industry observers expect that situation to change in about a month when Apple is predicted to introduce a raft of new generative AI-powered features at its Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC).

9. Google all in on AI and Gemini: How it will affect your Google searches

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Gemini, Google's language model that powers its Gemini AI chatbot and other multimodal tools, is expanding into other apps and features in the coming months, the tech company announced earlier this week at their annual developer conference, Google I/O.

10. Neuralink says they're looking to implant next 2 participants in coming months


Neuralink is planning to implant two new study participants with the company's brain computer interface in the coming months, the company told ABC News. Noland Arbaugh, the first study participant to receive Neuralink's surgically implanted device ...

11. This Week in WoW: May 17, 2024


Relive epic adventures with an all-new event— World of Warcraft Remix: Mists of Pandaria. Experience the wonders of Pandaria anew, but with fresh new loot— and (almost) unlimited power.

12. OpenAI Dissolves High-Profile Safety Team After Chief Scientist Sutskever's Exit


Sam Altman, chief executive officer of OpenAI. , Bloomberg. (Bloomberg) -- OpenAI has effectively dissolved a team focused on ensuring the safety of possible future ultra-capable artificial intelligence ...

13. Elon Musk's Neuralink is seeking a second person to test its brain chip


Elon Musk's brain implant startup Neuralink is accepting applications for a second human trial participant to test its device, the billionaire said on X Friday. The request comes five months after Neuralink implanted a brain chip into its first human ...

14. iMessage not working for thousands of Apple users Thursday

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Thousands of Apple users reported iMessage messages were not working early Thursday evening, according to outage tracker Downdetector. Why it matters: The iMessage outage is affecting communication between Apple users. The latest: Apple's system status ...

15. Google rolls out new AI-powered accessibility features for Lookout, Google Maps, and more

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Google rolled out several accessibility features to some of its apps, including the Lookout app and the Google Maps app. These updates coincided with Global Accessibility Awareness Day and come two days after Google's I/O 2024 event.

16. Samsung trolls Apple after failed iPad Pro "crush" ad

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The Apple spot featured a hydraulic press shown crushing instruments, paint buckets, an arcade game and other objects, seemingly to demonstrate that the latest iPad is at once powerful and compact. But Artists and other critics ...

17. Chatbots tell people what they want to hear


Date: May 13, 2024; Source: Johns Hopkins University; Summary: Chatbots share limited information, reinforce ideologies, and, as a result, can lead to more polarized thinking when it comes to controversial issues, according to new research.

18. Former OpenAI leader blasts company for ignoring 'safety culture'


Leike said leaving OpenAI was “one of the hardest things I have ever done because we urgently need to figure out how to steer and control AI systems much smarter than us.” However, he said, ...

19. The Golfshot app is a total game changer when it comes to fixing your swing


The Golfshot app isn't new, having previously offered a suite of GPS and motion data that ranges from on-course distances and greens, hazards and doglegs to scoring, strokes gained and swing analysis. But now, thanks to the high-frequency accelerometer ...

20. “I lost trust”: Why the OpenAI team in charge of safeguarding humanity imploded


For months, OpenAI has been losing employees who care deeply about making sure AI is safe. Now, the company is positively hemorrhaging them. Ilya Sutskever and Jan Leike announced their departures from OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, on Tuesday.

21. Chinese scientists create multi-node entanglement in metropolitan quantum network


HEFEI, May 17 (Xinhua) -- A team of Chinese scientists have created the world's first memory-memory entanglement in a multi-node quantum network over a metropolitan area. The advancement has significantly extended the range of practical quantum ...

22. Google's AI Overviews Are Here, Whether You Want Them or Not


Google's new Gemini-powered search experience is rolling out to users in the US. Here's some advice on how to navigate it. And if you want to turn AI Overviews off, too bad.