Technology News for Monday 20th November 2023

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Nov 20th 2023

1. Kiwi runs across Canada, raises $24000 for cancer care


Jon Nabbs born and raised in New Zealand has been running across Canada and has already raised $24,000 for childhood cancer. He has been on the road for 200 days and has run nearly 5,000 kilometres. Nabbs began the run in May in St. Johns following in ...

2. Husker is first to decode word on ancient scroll


Luke Farritor, a senior at Nebraska, with superimposed Greek text from a nearly 2,000-year-old scroll that his work is helping to decipher. Luke ...

3. OpenAI Board Says Sam Altman Will Not Return as CEO


The board of directors of OpenAI, the high-flying artificial intelligence start-up, said in a note to employees on Sunday night that its former chief, Sam Altman, would not be returning to his job, while naming his second interim replacement in two ...

4. 'Modern Warfare III' marks low point for 'Call of Duty' | Video Game Odyssey


Much like the original “Modern Warfare 3,” this story is all about hunting down the leader of the ultranationalist Russian terrorists, Vladimir Makarov. The set pieces and plot progression are nowhere near as interesting as ...

5. Get a jump on Super Mario Bros. Wonder with these powerful power-ups


You'll get some extra strength in Elephant form, so use it to your advantage. Break blocks and push stuff with some extra oomph! Your trunk is great for swatting both enemies and ...

6. Best tech deals during the Best Buy Black Friday 2023 sale

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft, Samsung

Top Black Friday 2023 deals available right now at Best Buy · Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" touchscreen laptop: $1,000 ($540 off) · Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 47" gaming monitor: $500 (50% off) · Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless noise cancelling headphones: $330 ($70 off).

7. Apple to make a big change to iPhone messages next year

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(CNN) - The long-standing battle over the iOS' blue and Android's green text bubbles will soon take a more friendly turn. Apple has announced plans to adopt a messaging standard that will finally bring iMessage features to Android users, eroding what ...

8. Ocutrx launches OcuLenz AR/XR headset for people with advanced macular degeneration


According to a company press release, the headset uses advanced pixel manipulation software to process real-world images and recreate them as an augmented reality display onto the user's remaining good vision. OcuLenz compensates for central vision ...

9. Microsoft's Stock Recovers After Hiring OpenAI Outcasts

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Microsoft, the technology giant that ranks as one of the world's most valuable companies, has been shaken by the upheaval at OpenAI, the small but influential artificial intelligence start-up that was founded as a nonprofit and developed the ChatGPT ...

10. The 20 Best Best Buy Black Friday Deals in 2023


You can snag this powerful, smart soundbar for a huge chunk off with this deal. The Sony HT-A5000 soundbar offers a robust assortment for speakers, including up-firing drivers, letting it create the spatial sound necessary for Dolby Atmos.

11. 23 best Apple Black Friday deals for 2023

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We won't judge; we just want to make it all simple for you, with the top Black Friday sales (including the best MacBook deals, AirPod deals and iPad deals) on the tech we've tested in our extensive hands-on reviews. Just realize these offers, which include ...

12. Microsoft emerges victorious from OpenAI meltdown with Sam Altman leading its new AI research team

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Sam Altman greets Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at OpenAI DevDay in San Francisco on Nov. 6, two weeks ago. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop). Microsoft turned one of the most bizarre weekends in modern tech history into one of the most consequential for ...

13. Microsoft emerges as big winner from OpenAI turmoil

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Nov 20 (Reuters) - Microsoft (MSFT.O) emerged on Monday as the big winner of the upheaval at OpenAI, hiring ousted CEO Sam Altman and other key staff of the startup to avert a potential flight to rivals and help deepen its lead in the artificial ...

14. AI for SEO content creation: 5 real-world examples


LinkedIn, CNET, Bankrate and others are testing AI content creation for SEO. Here are key learnings to inform your content strategy. Luca Tagliaferro on November 20, 2023 at 8:00 am | ...

15. Tesla shareholder calls on board to suspend Elon Musk for agreeing with antisemitic post

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Tesla's board of directors should suspend Elon Musk for endorsing antisemitic views on social media, according to an investor in the electric vehicle company and a leading management expert. Jerry Braakman, president of First American Trust, ...

16. Microsoft 'pulled off a coup' of its own hiring Sam Altman, analysts say

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Sam Altman's dramatic ouster as OpenAI's chief executive and the corporate musical chairs that ensued have raised a slew of questions about the future of artificial intelligence. But many analysts say the early win goes to Microsoft, whose hiring of ...

17. Pepsi goes big to promote something small


As Pepsi continues its 125th anniversary celebration, it is reuniting with basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal, who had appeared in a number of the brand's campaigns in the 1990s, to promote its 7.5-ounce mini cans. To do so, the brand is reprising the ...

18. Podcast: Using AI Comes with a Tradeoff. Now Multiply That by 8 Billion.


With the right combination of prompts, generative AI can create animated films and (possibly) even write the next great American novel, doing it all in a fraction of the time it would take humans, alone. But the efficiency we gain from these tools can ...

19. Viral 9-year-old lemonade stander visits the Suncoast



20. Musk's X sues liberal advocacy group Media Matters over its report on ads next to hate groups' posts


Advertisers have been fleeing X over concerns about their ads showing up next to pro-Nazi content — and hate speech on the site in general — while billionaire owner Musk has inflamed tensions with his own posts endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

21. Material Simulation with Quantum Accuracy Wins 2023 ACM Gordon Bell Prize


Accurately calculating interactions among electrons has been a significant obstacle to reliable material exploration and design through computer modeling. Recently, a University of Michigan-led international team demonstrated code that brought quantum ...