Science, Gadgets, and Tech

Science, Gadgets, and Tech

US TV provider given first-ever space debris fine

US authorities have issued a "breakthrough" first-ever fine over space debris, officials said Monday, slapping a $150,000 penalty on a TV company that failed to properly dispose of a satellite

UN warns against 'excessive' tech use in classrooms

Heavy reliance on technology in education may be unproductive, or even detrimental, if it interferes with the acquisition of basic skills such as reading, the UN warned on Wednesday

Twitter website replaces bird logo with X

Twitter launched its new logo on Monday, replacing the blue bird with a white X on a black background as the company moves toward rebranding as X

Musk, top exec say Twitter to be renamed X, get big makeover

Twitter owner Elon Musk and the chief executive he brought aboard just a month ago say the social media network will ditch the bird logo, rebrand the platform with the name X and move quickly into payments, banking and commerce

Twitter challenger Threads struggles for traction

After a wildly successful first few days, Threads popularity has waned in the weeks since Meta launched its challenge to Twitter, which lives on despite its problems

AI news presenters: What they mean for the future of newsroom

Since the debut of the country's first-ever artificial intelligence news presenter named 'Aparajita', there has been a raging debate regarding whether AI news presenters will take over the job of human news presenters in Bangladesh.

Netflix adds 6 million subscribers after password crackdown

Netflix on Wednesday said subscriptions to the media streaming service climbed by nearly 6 million in the wake of its crackdown on password sharing

Musk says Twitter has lost half its advertising revenue

Twitter owner Elon Musk said Saturday that the social media platform he bought for $44 billion last October has lost roughly half of its advertising revenue

TikTok sues Montana after state bans app

TikTok on Monday filed suit in US federal court to stop the state of Montana from implementing an overall ban on the video-sharing app

Montana to become first US state to ban TikTok

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte on Wednesday signed legislation to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from operating in the state to protect residents from alleged intelligence gathering by China

Netflix says ad-supported plan has nearly 5 million users

Netflix on Wednesday wooed marketers with word that its nascent ad-supported plan has grown to nearly five million users globally

OpenAI chief concerned about AI being used to compromise elections

The CEO of OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT, told a Senate panel on Tuesday the use of artificial intelligence to interfere with election integrity is a "significant area of concern", adding that it needs regulation.."I am nervous about it," CEO Sam Altman said about elections and AI, ad

Ex-NBCUniversal ad chief Linda Yaccarino named new Twitter CEO

Elon Musk has named former NBCUniversal advertising chief Linda Yaccarino as Twitter's new CEO, as the company tries to reverse a plunge in ad revenue

Video, audio calls coming to Twitter: Musk

Twitter boss Elon Musk on Tuesday put out word that audio and video calls are coming to the platform

Musk threatens to reassign NPR Twitter account, NPR says

Twitter chief Elon Musk has "threatened" to reassign National Public Radio's Twitter account to another company, the U.S.-based broadcaster said on Tuesday

UK blocks Microsoft's $69bn bid for 'Call of Duty' games giant

Britain on Wednesday blocked Microsoft's $69-billion takeover of "Call of Duty" video games giant Activision Blizzard, arguing it would harm competition in cloud gaming..The ruling will be appealed by both US companies -- but analysts warned it could spell game over for the gigantic takeov

Netflix subscribers at record high, password crackdown coming

The streaming television giant reported a quarterly profit of $1.3 billion, in line with expectations, but said it had delayed a broad crackdown on sharing of account passwords "to improve the experience for members"

Elon Musk to start rival to Microsoft-backed ChatGPT

"I'm going to start something which I call 'TruthGPT', or a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe," Musk said in an interview with Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson aired on Monday

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