KIDS ARE USING PHONES IN CLASS, EVEN WHEN IT'S AGAINST THE RULES. SHOULD SCHOOLS BAN THEM ALL DAY?
In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day.
PROJECT TITAN HALTED: APPLE ENDS ELECTRIC CAR DEVELOPMENT EFFORT
In a move that has surprised industry watchers and stakeholders alike, Apple Inc. has officially pulled the plug on its electric vehicle initiative, known as Project Titan, after more than a decade of speculation, investment, and development. This decision marks a significant retreat from what was once considered a groundbreaking venture into the automotive sector by the tech giant.
Sports APPLE'S HIGH-SCORE GAME IN THE ENTERTAINMENT ARENA
Apple has entered the game with the launch of a custom Sports app. Available for free on iOS, Apple Sports is a new dynamic hub designed to cater to the needs of sports fans, offering real-time scores, comprehensive stats, and a plethora of long-awaited features.
'DUNE: PART TWO' SUSTAINS THE DYSTOPIAN DREAM OF 'PART ONE'
Three firm thumps into the Arrakis sand is all you need to summon a sandworm in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two.” It’s almost as easy as hailing a cab or calling for the check.
ONE TECH TIP: DON'T USE RICE FOR YOUR DEVICE. HERE'S HOW TO DRY OUT YOUR SMARTPHONE
You were walking next to a swimming pool when you slipped and dropped your phone into the water. Or it slipped out of your hand when you were next to a filled bathtub or toilet.
CHATBOTS' INACCURATE, MISLEADING RESPONSES ABOUT US ELECTIONS THREATEN TO KEEP VOTERS FROM POLLS
With presidential primaries underway across the U.S., popular chatbots are generating false and misleading information that threatens to disenfranchise voters, according to a report published this week based on the findings of artificial intelligence experts and a bipartisan group of election officials.
EMERSON COLLECTIVE LAURENE POWELL JOBS' ORG, LOOKS TO LOCAL LEADERS TO BRIDGE DIVIDES
Francine Spang-Willis wishes the landscape of the Crazy Mountains near Livingston, Montana, could speak for itself. But absent that, the oral historian will launch a new project talking to people with a connection to the land.
GOOGLE SAYS ITS AI IMAGE-GENERATOR WOULD SOMETIMES 'OVERCOMPENSATE' FOR DIVERSITY
Google apologized for its faulty rollout of a new artificial intelligence image-generator, acknowledging that in some cases the tool would “overcompensate” in seeking a diverse range of people even when such a range didn’t make sense.
PROPOSED NEW VIRGINIA 'TECH TAX' SPARKS BACKLASH FROM BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Trade associations representing hundreds of companies that do business in Virginia have come out swinging against a proposal to expand the state sales tax to cover digital goods, something Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed and Democrats endorsed in their budget legislation.
GERMANY PLANS TO ENABLE UNDERGROUND STORAGE OF CARBON DIOXIDE AT OFFSHORE SITES
Germany plans to enable underground carbon storage at offshore sites, pushing ahead with a much-discussed technology in an acknowledgement that time is running out to combat climate change, the country's vice chancellor said this week.
SONY TO CUT ABOUT 900 JOBS IN ITS PLAYSTATION UNIT AS LAYOFFS IN TECHNOLOGY, GAMING SECTOR CONTINUE
Sony will cut about 900 jobs in its PlayStation division, or about 8% of its global workforce, becoming the latest company in the technology and gaming sector to announce layoffs.
LOWER AUTO PRICES ARE FINALLY GIVING AMERICANS A BREAK AFTER YEARS OF INFLATIONARY INCREASES
Price increases for cars and trucks in the United States, which helped fuel inflation for nearly three years, are slowing and in some cases falling, helping cool overall inflation and giving frustrated Americans more hope of finding an affordable vehicle.
BIDEN ACTS TO BETTER PROTECT AMERICANS' PERSONAL DATA SUCH AS HEALTH RECORDS AND FINANCES
President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at better protecting Americans’ personal data on everything from biometrics and health records to finances and geo-location from foreign adversaries like China and Russia.
TAIWAN GIANT CHIPMAKER TSMC OPENS FIRST PLANT IN JAPAN AS PART OF KEY GLOBAL EXPANSION
Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. opened last weekend in an official ceremony its first semiconductor plant in Japan as part of its ongoing global expansion.
ZUCKERBERG MEETS LG, SAMSUNG CHIEFS IN SEOUL AS META RAMPS UP AI AMBITIONS
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed cooperation on extended reality devices with LG Electronics executives on Wednesday as part of his visit to South Korea that highlights Meta’s ambitions in artificial intelligence.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WITHOUT A LEAP DAY? MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK
Leap year. It’s a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why?
DIGITAL OUTLETS THE INTERCEPT, RAW STORY AND ALTERNET SUE OPENAI FOR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF JOURNALISM
Digital news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet are joining the fight against unauthorized use of their journalism in artificial intelligence, filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit Wednesday against ChatGPT owner OpenAI.
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION WILL INVESTIGATE NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS POSED BY CHINESE-MADE 'SMART CARS'
Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them.
FORD ELECTRIC VEHICLE OWNERS CAN NOW CHARGE ON TESLA'S NETWORK, BUT THEY'LL NEED AN ADAPTER FIRST
Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla’s charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there’s a hitch.
COPS BUSTED FOR BIZARRE CRANK CALLS
THREE dummy deputies in South Carolina made crank calls about finding corpses while on duty — and now the fakers are in real trouble, cops say.
NEWHART'S SAD BATTLE WITH BROKEN HEART!
Fears wife's death is killing TV icon, 94
BEACH BOY BRIAN'S DEMENTIA HORROR
Struggles to feed & clothe himself
THE HONEYMOON'S OVER!
Taylor & Travis squabbling over anger & booze
Donald's empire turns to ash amid marriage, money & legal problems
BEYONCE REFUSES TO FORGIVE JAY-Z
He cheated on her - and more than a decade later, Beyoncé is still making Jay-Z pay for it
A stunning Shogun for the 21st century
IT TAKES HUBRIS TO MESS WITH ONE OF THE DEFINING TV events of the 20th century. The original Shogun, a miniseries based on James Clavell's best-selling 1975 doorstop, was a massive hit when it aired on NBC in 1980.
DECLASSIFIED - THE SECRET SHARERS
MASS SURVEILLANCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA ARE CHANGING THE SPY GAME. INSIDE AMERICA'S SEARCH FOR A SMARTER WAY TO USE INTELLIGENCE
LIONEL DANCING ON THE CEILING AS KATY QUITS!
Idol gang happy to see diva go!
HARRY'S 30-MINUTE VISIT WITH CHARLES WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
Trust issues, restricted areas and a rejected offer the truth about King Charles' tense face-off with Prince Harry
Brad Gets the Kids Back! INSIDE THEIR SECRET REUNION
In Touch exclusively confirms that Brad Pitt is spending time with his children amid a nasty battle with Angelina Jolie