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Will Smith's 1st Movie Since Oscars Slap To Be Released In December
Apple made the surprise announcement that the tainted star's latest movie will hit theaters December 2, and begin streaming on Apple TV+ a week later.
New UN telecoms chief urges governments to keep the internet on
Doreen Bogdan-Martin calls connectivity ‘life-saving,’ as countries limit access in the face of dissent.
Twitter Posts First-Ever Edited Tweet. See Changes.
The tweet by the Twitter Blue handle on Friday was edited after it was posted, demostrating how the feature will actually work.
Apple Executive Resigns After Viral TikTok Shows Him Making Crude Jokes
"I race cars, play golf and fondle big-breasted women," Tony Blevins said in a now-viral TikTok. What a wanker…
Apple blocks Russian social media and communication sites, removing them from the app store
U.S. tech company Apple Inc. frustrated Moscow this week after its top social networking and communications sites were removed from the app store, blocking "millions" from future communication on these platforms across Russia.
Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe
A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.
Elon Musk texted with Jack Dorsey not long before the $44 billion offer
Elon Musk exchanged text messages with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey a few weeks before he made his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter, a court filing showed Thursday.
CEO Tim Cook says Apple avoids the word 'metaverse' because the average person doesn't know what it means — a stark contrast to rival Facebook
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an exclusive interview with Dutch media outlet Bright that the tech giant's hesitancy toward joining the metaverse hype is intentional.
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use 'Trump' as a search term to help calculate the number of fake accounts, report says
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use "Trump" as a search term during an investigation of the number of fake accounts on the platform, documents show.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says coding should be taught as early as elementary school: 'It's the most important language you can learn'
Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the importance of teaching coding skills in school during an interview Friday with Bright, a Dutch media outlet.
Elon Musk's trove of private text messages is a bad look for him — and another win for Twitter, experts say
Hundreds of texts between Elon Musk and big names in media and finance were released on Thursday as a part of the discovery process for Twitter's lawsuit.
Elon Musk Says Tesla's Cybertruck Will Be Waterproof Enough To Serve Briefly As A Boat
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that the much-anticipated Cybertruck would be able to "cross rivers, lakes and even seas".
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
The hidden overwork that creeps into so many jobs
Many employees are completing under-the-radar tasks after hours to get ahead. This kind of overwork has become normalised – and while not all bad, there’s an insidious dark side.
Robo-cop: EU wants firms to be held liable for harm done by AI
New liability regime would give victims of AI systems their day in court.
What's the risk of being hit by falling space debris?
The end of a satellite's journey usually results in a fiery descent to Earth. With more in space than ever before, predicting where and when they land will become a pressing challenge.
WhatsApp Testing Group Call For Up To 32 People
The new feature is expected to increase the competition among the video calling and conferencing apps.
Why ‘digital literacy’ is now a workplace non-negotiable
Digital skills once meant having a basic grasp of computers. Now, it means being able to work adaptably and strategically across tools, devices and platforms.
Google co-founder Larry Page's flying car company Kittyhawk shutting down
Larry Page-founded flying car company says 'we're still working on the details of what's next'
Senate committee passes bill giving news organizations more power against Big Tech
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve legislation allowing news organizations to join together to negotiate with Google, Facebook and other dominant platforms to win more revenue.
Meta and Google are cutting staff. Just don’t mention layoffs.
Facebook parent is looking to reduce costs by at least 10%, people familiar with the plans said, while Google has required some employees to apply for new jobs.
Elon Musk opening up Starlink in Iran
SpaceX founder Elon Musk appeared to confirm Friday that he will make Starlink available in Iran.
Electric-car demand pushes lithium prices to records
Driven by a surge in Chinese electric-vehicles sales, the sharp rise in a key commodity for batteries could slow adoption of EVs globally.
Elon Musk faces skepticism as Tesla plans to deploy humanoid robots
Tesla is getting ready to unveil thousands of humanoid robots, aka Tesla Bot or Optimus, within its factories
Google CEO says employees shouldn't 'equate fun with money’
Google's employees say the company is 'nickel-and-diming' them
Kia And Hyundai Face Lawsuit In US After TikTok Challenge Triggered Car Thefts
According to the lawsuit, Kia and Hyundai previously looked into the efficacy of building with engine immobilisers and decided against it.
Pakistan PM's Leaked Audio Clip Up For Auction On Dark Web
Meanwhile, Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that PM Sharif has taken notice of audio leaks and an inquiry has been initiated.
Storm Ian delays launch of NASA's Artemis I Moon rocket
The launch of NASA's most-powerful ever rocket has been delayed due to a tropical storm which could become a hurricane.
The real threat to Italy’s election: Home-grown social media lies
Local politicians and social media influencers, not the Kremlin, are the main peddlers of falsehoods ahead of this weekend’s vote.
Musk says activating Starlink, in response to Blinken on internet freedom in Iran
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that he would activate the firm's satellite internet service, Starlink, in response to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's tweet that the United States took action "to advance internet freedom and...
How going above and beyond at work became required
These days, workers expect to exceed their job descriptions if they want to get ahead – or even keep their positions at all. How did we get here?
72% of children globally have been victims of cyber threats
A new global report from the Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF), has found that 72 percent of children around the world have experienced at least one type of cyber threat online.
Daughter rises in Mukesh Ambani’s succession plan
In the clearest hint of a succession roadmap, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani carved out definite roles for each of his three children at the annual general meeting of his $220bn (£193bn) retail-to-refining conglomerate in August.
China accuses American intelligence in hacking and theft of information about advanced technologies
In the past, when the United States was ahead of China in technological innovations, the United States used to blame China for a systematic theft of patents and copying technologies. Today, when China is preceding the United States i...
Twitter Goes Crazy After Seeing An 'Insanely Tall' Mourner During The Queen's Funeral
Social media users expressed shock when they saw a "insanely tall" mourner marching in the Queen's procession.
Elon Musk Faces Skeptics As Tesla Gets Ready To Unveil 'Optimus' Robot
Elon Musk's company is floating ambitious plans to deploy thousands of humanoid robots, known as Tesla Bot or Optimus, within its factories.
"One Person Dying Of Hunger Every Four Seconds": NGOs Flag Global Crisis
Organisations from 75 countries have signed an open letter expressing outrage at skyrocketing hunger levels, the NGOs said
Video Shows Bird Flying Into US Military Jet, Causing It To Crash
An investigation was launched days after the crash last year, but it is still unclear what caused the plane to go down.
Young Hacker Tricks Way Into Uber's System, Posts Screenshots
Uber said a hacker claiming to be 18 years old posted screenshots taken from inside Uber computers
Bitcoin drops below $19,000 benchmark
Tough 24 hours for cryptocurrencies as potential Federal Reserve rate hike weighs on investors
First virtual Saudi National Day celebrations to be held in Metaverse
A virtual celebration for Saudi Arabia’s National Day will be held on a Metaverse platform for the first time ever.
Real estate payments in cryptocurrency could become more popular in UAE
Real estate transactions involving cryptocurrency in Dubai and throughout the UAE could become more popular, with the region positioning itself as a digital money hub.
Have film and TV got Gen Z all wrong?
With films like Do Revenge and Bodies Bodies Bodies, screen representations of Gen Z are on the rise. But visibility doesn't equate to authenticity, writes Emily Maskell.
Dutch town takes Twitter to court to remove conspiracy theories
A small Dutch town took Twitter (TWTR.N) to court on Friday to demand the social media giant takes down all messages relating to a supposed ring of satan-worshipping paedophiles that were alleged to have been active in the town in the 19...
EU pitches cyber law to fix patchy Internet of Things
Products carrying the CE marking would have to meet a minimum level of cybersecurity checks.
Top EU official calls for ‘judicial guarantees’ to stop abuse of spyware
‘We need an EU approach to end the malicious use’ of hacking tools, Commission vice president says.
Vestager wins historic battle in record Google case
The EU’s competition chief racks up a much-needed victory after a pair of stinging losses in court.
‘Green’ crypto Ethereum wins applause in Brussels, Washington
Crypto’s appetite for electricity has attracted ire from both sides of the Atlantic. But that could soon change.
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