Apple is expected to unveil a sleek, pricey headset. Is it the device VR has been looking for?June 4, 2023 GMT
Apple appears poised to unveil a long-rumored headset that will place its users between the virtual and real world, while also testing the technology trendsetter's ability to popularize new-fangled devices after others failed to capture the public's imagination.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top Twitter executive responsible for safety and content moderation has left the company, her departure coming soon after owner Elon Musk publicly complained about the platform’s handling of posts about transgender topics.
YouTube will stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election or other past U.S. presidential elections were marred by “widespread fraud, errors or glitches," the platform announced Friday.
LONDON (AP) — Critics accuse the British administration of running “government by WhatsApp” because of the popularity of the messaging app with politicians and officials.
So it feels inevitable that a tussle over WhatsApp messages is at the heart of Britain’s official inquiry into how the country handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
Money stored in Venmo and other payment apps could be vulnerable, financial watchdog warnsJune 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Customers of Venmo, PayPal and CashApp should not store their money with those apps for the long term because the funds might not be safe during a crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned Thursday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that would force Big Tech companies to pay media outlets for posting and using their news content cleared another critical hurdle Thursday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As the aviation industry seeks to cut its carbon footprint, Boeing has just signed a deal to help its quest for a sustainable jet fuel, and it's tied to an unlikely source: the ocean.
The hottest thing in technology is an unprepossessing sliver of silicon closely related to the chips that power video game graphics. It's an artificial intelligence chip, designed specifically to make building AI systems such as ChatGPT faster and cheaper. The chips and their leading designer, Nvidia, are now at the center of what some experts consider an AI revolution that could reshape the technology sector and possibly the world along with it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb sued New York City on Thursday over an ordinance that the company says imposes arbitrary restrictions that would greatly reduce the local supply of short-term rentals.
The 2022 ordinance, which the city plans to begin enforcing next month, would require owners to register with the mayor’s office, disclose who else lives in the property, and promise to comply with zoning, construction and maintenance ordinances.
Amazon to pay $31 million in privacy violation penalties for Alexa voice assistant and Ring cameraJune 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon agreed Wednesday to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations it violated a child privacy law and deceived parents by keeping for years kids' voice and location data recorded by its popular Alexa voice assistant.
Clashes in Senegal kill at least 9; government bans social media platforms and closes universityJune 2, 2023 GMT
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Clashes between police and supporters of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko left nine people dead, the government said Friday, with authorities issuing a blanket ban on the use of several social media platforms in the aftermath of the violence.
Lawmakers vote to shield release of their personal informationJune 2, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers voted Thursday to include themselves in legislation that would allow judges, law enforcement and prosecutors to shield personal information from being released on public records, such as a home address, phone number or driver’s license number.
Amazon union organizer in Alabama who testified before Senate committee is terminatedJune 2, 2023 GMT
A union organizer at Amazon who testified before a Senate committee has been terminated by the company, according to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
The union says Jennifer Bates is dealing with injuries she received while working at Amazon and that her termination comes shortly after reaching three years of service with the company.
Some ‘Diablo IV’ players report invalid license error message after early access launchJune 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Early access for “Diablo IV” began Thursday night — but the rollout of the highly anticipated action role-playing video game didn't come without speedbumps, notably for PlayStation users.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Meta is temporarily blocking some Canadian users from accessing news content on Facebook and Instagram as part of a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June, the tech giant said Thursday.
What to stream this weekend: Foo Fighters, ‘The Idol,’ LeBron James and ‘American Gladiators’ docJune 1, 2023 GMT
There's new music from Foo Fighters, the buzzy HBO series “The Idol” starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd and a documentary about the breakthrough TV show “American Gladiators” among the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
French Open hopes AI can help tennis players block death threats, other social media hateJune 1, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Frances Tiafoe says he receives death threats via social media after he loses professional tennis matches.
Twitter may be worth one-third what Musk paid for it last fall as Fidelity fund marks down valueJune 1, 2023 GMT
Twitter may now be worth one-third of what Elon Musk paid for the social media platform just seven months ago.
The Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund has reduced the market value of its equity stake in Twitter for a third time, now putting it at $6.55 million.
Toyota debuts hydrogen-fueled Corolla race car as auto racing begins shift away from gas guzzlersJune 1, 2023 GMT
OYAMA, Japan (AP) — In a sprawling circuit near Mount Fuji, a humble Corolla running on liquid hydrogen has made its racing debut, part of a move to bring the futuristic technology into the racing world and to demonstrate Toyota’s resolve to develop green vehicles.
Corporate Amazon workers protest company’s climate impact and return-to-office mandate in walkoutJune 1, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Telling executives to “strive harder,” hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested what they decried as the company's lack of progress on climate goals and an inequitable return-to-office mandate during a lunchtime demonstration at its Seattle headquarters Wednesday.
CEOs got smaller raises. It would still take a typical worker two lifetimes to make their annual payMay 31, 2023 GMT
After ballooning for years, CEO pay growth is finally slowing.
The typical compensation package for chief executives who run S&P 500 companies rose just 0.9% last year, to a median of $14.8 million, according to data analyzed for The Associated Press by Equilar.
LONDON (AP) — The United States and Europe are drawing up a voluntary code of conduct for artificial intelligence, a top European Union official said Wednesday, as the developing technology triggers warnings about the risks it poses to humanity and growing calls for regulation.
For the few women who sit atop S&P 500 companies, thinner paychecks as median compensation slipsMay 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year was a mixed bag pay-wise for the women who run companies in the S&P 500 -- compensation increased for more than half of them, but the median pay package fell 6%.
Of the 343 CEOs in the compensation survey of S&P 500 companies done by the AP and Equilar, only 20 were women.
How AP and Equilar calculated CEO payMay 31, 2023 GMT
For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm.
China warns of artificial intelligence risks, calls for beefed-up national security measuresMay 31, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has warned of the risks posed by advances in artificial intelligence while calling for heightened national security measures.
The statement issued after a meeting Tuesday chaired by party leader and President Xi Jinping underscores the tension between the government's determination to seize global leadership in cutting-edge technology and concerns about the possible social and political harms of such technologies.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven former Twitter cleaning workers at its New York City offices sued the company Tuesday, saying they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay and damages after they were abruptly fired in December.
Elizabeth Holmes enters Texas prison to begin 11-year sentence for notorious blood-testing hoaxMay 30, 2023 GMT
The arrival comes more than a year after a jury convicted Holmes on four felony counts of fraud and conspiracy in January 2022. She was sentenced to prison time in November.
What to know about the Texas prison where Elizabeth Holmes is serving her 11-year sentenceMay 30, 2023 GMT
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has reported to a federal prison in Texas — marking the start of her 11-year sentence for overseeing a notorious blood testing hoax.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Education Ministry says it has been targeted in a cyberattack described as the most extensive in the country’s history, aimed at disabling a centralized high school examination platform.
Apple-Podcasts-Top-ShowsMay 30, 2023 GMT
Top New Shows (US):
1. Scamanda, Lionsgate Sound
2. Freeway Phantom, iHeartPodcasts and Tenderfoot TV
Apple App Store - Top AppsMay 30, 2023 GMT
Top Free iPhone Apps (US):
1. Max: Stream HBO, TV, & Movies, WarnerMedia Global Digital Services, LLC
Nevada fight over leaky irrigation canal and groundwater more complicated than appears on surfaceMay 30, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Water conflicts are nothing new to the arid West, where myriad users long have vied for their share of the precious resource from California's Central Valley to the Colorado and Missouri rivers.
LONDON (AP) — Ameca can speak French, Chinese or dozens of other languages, instantly compose a poem or sketch a cat on request. Ask for a smile, and you'll get a clenched grin on her rubbery blue face.
Scientists and tech industry leaders, including high-level executives at Microsoft and Google, issued a new warning Tuesday about the perils that artificial intelligence poses to humankind.
Chipmaker Nvidia joins exclusive club of companies with a $1 trillion market capitalizationMay 30, 2023 GMT
Nvidia has joined the exclusive club of companies with a $1 trillion market capitalization as the chipmaker benefits from the growing use of artificial intelligence.
US ends probe into Tesla allowing video games while vehicles are moving, says feature was disabledMay 30, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. highway safety regulators have closed an investigation into Tesla allowing video games to be played on center touch screens while vehicles are moving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Tuesday that Tesla disabled the feature called “passenger play” with an online software update in December of 2021, under pressure from the agency.
Tesla’s Musk meets Chinese foreign minister, who calls for ‘mutual respect’ in US-China relationsMay 30, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met Tesla Ltd. CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday and said strained U.S.-Chinese relations require “mutual respect,” while delivering a message of reassurance that foreign companies are welcome.
Toyota, Daimler Truck, Hino, Mitsubishi Fuso joining forces in ecological technologyMay 30, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — German truck maker Daimler, Japan’s top automaker Toyota and two other automakers said Tuesday they will work together on new technologies, including using hydrogen fuel, to help fight climate change.
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea on Monday notified neighboring Japan that it plans to launch a satellite in coming days, which may be an attempt to put its first military reconnaissance satellite into orbit.
LONG LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court will hear a dispute over the legality of using a drone to take pictures of a salvage yard near Traverse City.
Aerial photos were used as evidence in a lawsuit against Todd and Heather Maxon, who were accused of violating a zoning ordinance and creating a nuisance with cars and other salvaged material in Long Lake Township.
Josh Lospinoso’s first cybersecurity startup was acquired in 2017 by Raytheon/Forcepoint.. His second, Shift5, works with the U.S. military, rail operators and airlines including JetBlue. A 2009 West Point grad and Rhodes Scholar, the 36-year-old former Army captain spent more than a decade authoring hacking tools for the National Security Agency and U.S.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Monday urged the Catholic faithful, and especially bishops, to be “reflective, not reactive” on social media, issuing guidelines to try to tame the toxicity on Catholic Twitter and other social media platforms and encourage users to instead be “loving neighbors.”
EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT, Spain (AP) — Where once the population of Barcelona drank mostly from its rivers and wells, Spain’s second city now relies upon a labyrinth-like mesh of green, blue and purple pipes inside an industrial plant to keep it from going thirsty amid a prolonged drought.
Elizabeth Holmes is preparing to report to prison. Her 11-year sentence is a comeuppance for the wide-eyed woman who broke through “tech bro” culture to become one of Silicon Valley’s most celebrated entrepreneurs, only to be exposed as a fraud. Even the federal judge who presided over her trial seemed mystified over her true intentions.
Mechanical sails? Batteries? Shippers forming ‘green corridors’ to fast-track cleaner technologiesMay 27, 2023 GMT
It's among the world's busiest container shipping routes — a stream of vessels packed with furniture, automobiles, clothing and other goods, traversing the Pacific between Los Angeles and Shanghai.
LONDON (AP) — Twitter has dropped out of a voluntary European Union agreement to combat online disinformation, a top EU official said Friday.
European Commissioner Thierry Breton tweeted that Twitter had pulled out of the EU's disinformation “code of practice” that other major social media platforms have pledged to support.
What to watch this weekend: ‘Succession’ finale, John Wick, Matchbox Twenty, ‘American Born Chinese’May 26, 2023 GMT
Sure, lots of folks are eagerly anticipating this Sunday’s “Succession” finale. But what if you haven’t followed the Roy family drama? There’s plenty of new don’t miss new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
Regulators take aim at AI to protect consumers and workersMay 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As concerns grow over increasingly powerful artificial intelligence systems like ChatGPT, the nation’s financial watchdog says it’s working to ensure that companies follow the law when they’re using AI.
Hyundai and LG announce $4.3 billion plant in Georgia to build batteries for electric vehiclesMay 26, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution announced Thursday they will build a $4.3 billion electric battery plant as part of Hyundai's new electric vehicle assembly plant in southeast Georgia.
LONDON (AP) — OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on Friday downplayed worries that the ChatGPT maker could exit the European Union if it can't comply with the bloc's strict new artificial intelligence rules, coming after a top official rebuked him for comments raising such a possibility.
LONDON (AP) — A London court on Friday rejected an attempt by the publisher of The Sun tabloid to throw out a lawsuit by actor Hugh Grant alleging that journalists and investigators it hired illegally snooped on him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and her Chinese counterpart, Wang Wentao, expressed concern Thursday about policies of each other’s governments following Chinese raids on consulting firms and U.S.
Ford electric vehicle owners to get access to Tesla Supercharger network starting next springMay 26, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — All of Ford Motor Co.'s current and future electric vehicles will have access to about 12,000 Tesla Supercharger stations in the U.S. and Canada starting next spring.
Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the agreement Thursday during a “Twitter Spaces” audio chat.
Nvidia stuns markets and signals how artificial intelligence could reshape technology sectorMay 25, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shares of Nvidia, already one of the world's most valuable companies, skyrocketed Thursday after the chipmaker forecast a huge jump in revenue, signaling how vastly the broadening use of artificial intelligence could reshape the tech sector.
Quarterly results from Best Buy, Ralph Lauren and Dollar Tree show divergence in consumer spendingMay 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As inflation on necessities like groceries remains stubbornly high, the well-heeled consumer appears to still be spending, while lower-income shoppers continues to cut back their purchases, according to the latest batch of earnings reports.
German airline Lufthansa signs deal for minority stake in Italy’s struggling ITA AirwaysMay 25, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa on Thursday signed a deal with the Italian government for a 41-percent minority share in the long-struggling ITA Airways, formerly Alitalia.
Twitter’s launch of DeSantis’ presidential bid underscores platform’s rightward shift under MuskMay 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years ago, signing a bill intended to punish Twitter and other major social media companies, Florida Gov.
Elon Musk wants to build a digital town square. But his debut for DeSantis had a tech failure.May 25, 2023 GMT
Elon Musk wants to turn Twitter into a “digital town square,” but his much-publicized Twitter Spaces kickoff event, with Ron DeSantis announcing his run for president, struggled with technical glitches and a near half-hour delay Tuesday.
Swedish online fashion retailer blocks 42,000 customers for returning too many purchased itemsMay 25, 2023 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden-based online fashion retailer Boozt AB said Thursday it has blocked 42,000 customers for returning too many items they had purchased, calling their actions too costly for the company and the environment.
Delaware's low elevation mixed with crowded beaches and limited exit routes make the state particularly vulnerable to massive flooding, but officials hope an influx of federal infrastructure money will trigger future evacuation plans automatically via artificial intelligence.