Technology News for Monday 6th November 2023

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Nov 06th 2023

1. The Novel Source for This Space Mystery? A Novel.


Video games rarely adapt books. But with The Invincible, a Polish studio embraces a science fiction story by Stanislaw Lem. Share full article.

2. Google's antitrust headaches compound with another trial, this one targeting its Play Store

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Google on Monday will try to protect a lucrative piece of its internet empire at the same time it's still entangled in the biggest U.S. antitrust trial in a quarter century. ByMICHAEL LIEDTKE AP technology writer. November 5, 2023, 4:39 PM.

3. Google is set for second antitrust trial in two months as it faces off against Epic Games

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This time the focus is on how Google treats developers that use its Android mobile Play Store. It could have important implications for how both Google and Apple run their app stores.

4. Volvo's electric EX30 is small. And perfectly formed?


The EX30 is Volvo's new compact model, and it's essentially an all-electric replacement for the old V40 hatchback, even though it proclaims membership of the crossover fraternity. As with many such compact models, it's much more hatchback than SUV, though.

5. Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum hosts a retrospective of Simone Leigh's work


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6. Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum hosts a retrospective of Simone Leigh's work

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Simone Leigh is the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Copyright 2023 NPR · Facebook ...

7. Google's Antitrust Headaches Compound With Another Trial, This One Targeting Its Play Store


The latest threat will unfold in a San Francisco federal court, where a 10-person jury will decide whether Google's digital payment processing system in the Play Store that distributes apps for phones running on its Android software has been illegally ...

8. New Microsoft Teams for Education is coming

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In October, Microsoft announced that the Teams for Education app is being re-designed on a foundation of speed, performance, and flexibility and has now launched as Microsoft Teams for Education. Beginning November 2, a small circle with EA (Early ...

9. Microsoft is bringing AI characters to Xbox

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Microsoft is partnering with Inworld AI to create Xbox game development tools for generative AI characters, storylines, and more. ... By Tom Warren, a senior editor covering Microsoft, PC gaming, console, and tech. He founded WinRumors, a site dedicated to ...

10. Apple has no plans to make a 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon

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But since Apple never released a version with its in-house Apple Silicon processors, many video editors, developers, and other creatives have moved on to other machines, such as the Mac Studio and MacBook Pro, or more modular desktop PCs.

11. Unraveling the Secrets of Spider Silk


Spider silk is a remarkable natural material that has captured the imagination of a group of scientists who are currently exploring its untapped potential in medical and materials science. Its high tensile strength, natural elasticity and ...

12. OpenAI Announces a Customizable ChatGPT and More Powerful, Cheaper GPT-4 Version


Users will soon be able to make customized versions of ChatGPT, the maker of the tool OpenAI said Monday as it made a series of announcements at its first Developer Day conference in San Francisco. OpenAI is calling the customizable versions of ChatGPT ...

13. YouTube Launches Test of AI Chatbot That Answers Questions About Videos


The new conversational tool on YouTube will provide “answers to questions about the video you're watching, recommendations for related content, and more, all without interrupting playback,” YouTube announced. The “YouChat” feature is available starting ...

14. OpenAI unveils customized AI bots; offers developers cheaper, better models


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - OpenAI said on Monday it will enable ChatGPT users to build customized AI bots called GPTs to handle specific tasks, and it has slashed costs on more powerful models for developers. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman shared the ...

15. ChatGPT-maker OpenAI hosts first big tech showcase as AI startup faces growing competition


Less than a year into its meteoric rise, the company behind ChatGPT unveiled the future it has in mind for its artificial intelligence technology on Monday as it launched a new line of chatbot products that can be customized to a variety of tasks.

16. After four years of ups and downs, SoPo's Judy Gibson restaurant to close

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Photo / Renee Cordes Judy Gibson, a restaurant in South Portland's Knightville neighborhood, will close its doors for good after Nov. 19. Share on Facebook ...

17. Powered by AI, new system makes human-to-robot communication more seamless


Software developed by Brown researchers can translate expressive and complex plain-worded instructions into behaviors a robot can carry out, all without needing thousands of hours of training data.