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Canadian Government Reaches Deal with Google on Online News Act
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Canadian Government Reaches Deal with Google on Online News Act

The agreement comes three weeks before the Online News Act rules come into force.

A New Front Is Opening in the U.S.-China Chip Conflict
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A New Front Is Opening in the U.S.-China Chip Conflict

The ongoing conflict between the U.S. and China over semiconductor chip production is expected to ramp up as the U.S. seeks a competitive edge in advanced packaging...

Drones with Defibrillators Are Saving Lives
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Drones with Defibrillators Are Saving Lives

Researchers found drones with automated external defibrillators arrived at the scene of a suspected cardiac arrest more than 3 minutes before ambulances in 67%...

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Windows Hello Implementations
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Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Windows Hello Implementations

Researchers found vulnerabilities in several laptop makers’ implementations of Windows Hello, the biometric login feature built into Windows.

Lawsuit Claims Meta Designed Instagram, Facebook to Hook Kids
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Lawsuit Claims Meta Designed Instagram, Facebook to Hook Kids

Meta said in a statement the complaint misrepresents its work over the past decade to make the online experience safe for teens, noting it has "over 30 tools to...

Synthetic Imagery Sets New Bar in AI Training Efficiency
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Synthetic Imagery Sets New Bar in AI Training Efficiency

A team of researchers demonstrated that training machine learning models with synthetic images can outperform traditional training methods using real images.

6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change
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6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change

Northeastern University researchers said over-the-air spectroscopy could enable next-generation 6G networks to monitor climate change and air pollution.

ML Technique Better at Predicting Cancer Cure Rates
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ML Technique Better at Predicting Cancer Cure Rates

A machine learning model developed by University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) researchers can better predict cancer cure rates.

Breakthrough in Tackling Increasing Demand by IoT on Mobile Networks
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Breakthrough in Tackling Increasing Demand by IoT on Mobile Networks

Computer scientists developed a technique to manage mobile network demand by multiple Internet of Things devices using terahertz frequencies.

Outdated Password Practices are Widespread
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Outdated Password Practices are Widespread

Researchers say a majority of the world’s most popular websites put users and their data at risk by failing to meet minimum password requirement standards.

Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix
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Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix

Citrix Bleed, a critical flaw in Citrix Systems software, is being exploited by government-backed hackers and critical groups.

Researchers Find More Potential Discrimination in Facebook Ads
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Researchers Find More Potential Discrimination in Facebook Ads

A study of job advertisements on Meta's Facebook identified potentially discriminatory employment ads with images of people that overrepresented or excluded certain...

What Would the Chatbot Say?
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What Would the Chatbot Say?

Seeking to explain the unanticipated abilities of large language models.

New Tool for Building and Fixing Roads and Bridges: Artificial Intelligence
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New Tool for Building and Fixing Roads and Bridges: Artificial Intelligence

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, A.I. is being applied to the nation's aging infrastructure. Is that wise?

You Paid $1,000 for an iPhone, but Apple Still Controls It
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You Paid $1,000 for an iPhone, but Apple Still Controls It

The company codes its devices with software that complicates repairs by triggering safety warnings and malfunctions.

Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin
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Scientists 3D-Print Hair Follicles in Lab-Grown Skin

A team led by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has three-dimensionally (3D) printed hair follicles in lab-grown human skin tissue.

Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?
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Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?

Quantum computers are prone to errors due to the sensitivity of qubits to environmental noise. Can cat qubits help build fault-tolerant quantum computers?

DeepMind Accurately Forecasts Weather on a Desktop Computer
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DeepMind Accurately Forecasts Weather on a Desktop Computer

Google DeepMind developed a machine-learning weather-forecasting model that outperformed the best conventional forecasting tools.

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.
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Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.

About an hour after delivering a speech in California on Wednesday, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appeared in Singapore via hologram.

Gordon Bell Prize Awarded for Materials Simulations That Achieve Quantum Accuracy at Scale
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Gordon Bell Prize Awarded for Materials Simulations That Achieve Quantum Accuracy at Scale

A team of researchers from U.S. and Indian institutions was awarded the 2023 ACM Gordon Bell Prize.
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