Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Your Amazon Alexa may soon be able to replicate real, human voices — even those of your deceased loved ones. The company announced the new feature at it annual Re:Mars conference, which is focuses on innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). The update to Alexa’s system would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of … Read more

Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster development … Read more

Elon Musk sued for $258 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

Elon Musk sued for 8 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk was sued for $258 billion on Thursday by a Dogecoin investor who accused him of running a pyramid scheme to support the cryptocurrency. In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, plaintiff Keith Johnson accused Musk, electric car company Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and space tourism company … Read more

Bitcoin and crypto platforms are in trouble. What’s behind the collapse? – National

Bitcoin and crypto platforms are in trouble.  What’s behind the collapse?  – National

The plummeting value of Bitcoin and turmoil across major cryptocurrency platforms has many investors fretting about their digital wallets and leaders in the space warning about a “crypto winter.” So what’s happening, and what does it mean for your portfolio? Here’s what you need to know. What’s happening to Bitcoin? Bitcoin is continuing a downward … Read more

Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer after 27 years, push users to Edge browser – National

Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer after 27 years, push users to Edge browser – National

Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate _ and a few still claim to adore. The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history. IE’s demise … Read more

Google suspends engineer after claims that AI system has become sentient – National

Google suspends engineer after claims that AI system has become sentient – National

A senior Google software engineer has claimed one of the company’s most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) programs has become sentient, complete with its own feelings and desires for mutual respect. According to the New York Times, Google placed the engineer, Blake Lemoine, on paid leave on Monday. The company’s human resources department claimed this was … Read more

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition … Read more

Gold coins, treasure spotted in new footage from ‘Holy Grail’ of shipwrecks – National

Gold coins, treasure spotted in new footage from ‘Holy Grail’ of shipwrecks – National

It’s been dubbed the “Holy Grail” of shipwrecks, and new video shows just how bountiful the booty might be. Gold coins and other treasures appear in footage captured of the long-sunken San José galleon, and officials announced this week that they have discovered an additional two shipwrecks not far away. A screengrab from the captured … Read more

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

iPhone 12 phones are seen at the new Apple Store on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, California, US, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 7 (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) will have to change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries … Read more

Plans for Taser-equipped drone halted as 9 on ethics board resign – National

Plans for Taser-equipped drone halted as 9 on ethics board resign – National

Axon, the maker of Taser-brand stun guns, announced Monday that it is halting plans to develop weaponized drones intended to stop school shootings after nine of its ethics board members resigned. Axon made its plans for Taser-equipped drones public last Thursday, proposing to use a system of cameras and sensors to detect shooters. First responders … Read more