Saturday, 2nd December 2023, 3:27 PM

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American Airlines will pay to bury 10,000 tons of CO2 underground

American Airlines inked a deal with Bill Gates-backed climate tech startup Graphyte, which says it found an affordable way to trap carbon dioxide emissions.

4 days ago on The Verge

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Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami on why the web isn’t dying after all

Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami on generative AI, the future of the Google Search, and content moderation amid in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

4 days ago on The Verge

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Google’s new geothermal energy project is up and running

Google and startup Fervo partnered on a geothermal project that will use new technologies to get clean energy to the power grid that serves Google data centers in Nevada.

4 days ago on The Verge

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AWS’ transcription platform is now powered by generative AI

Amazon Transcribe can now recognize 100 languages and transcribe speech-to-text with higher accuracy, the company said.

5 days ago on The Verge

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Sports Illustrated reportedly published articles from fake AI authors

Sports Illustrated is the latest to get caught publishing what appears to be AI-generated content — and there are connections to a marketing agency called AdVon Commerce that’s already been in the news for potentially using AI.

5 days ago on The Verge

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Amazon’s $1.7 billion deal to buy iRobot is running into some objections

The European Commission has sent a statement of objections to Amazon about the company’s proposed $1.7 billion acquisition of Roomba maker iRobot.

5 days ago on The Verge

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After 151 years, Popular Science will no longer offer a magazine

Popular Science is doing away with its magazine format as the publication looks to “evolve beyond the digital magazine product.”

5 days ago on The Verge

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Digital car keys are here. Are we ready?

Digital car keys aren’t new, but they aren’t widespread yet. As the technology improves, car companies and phone makers need to come together to agree on some standards.

5 days ago on The Verge

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A strange, short journey through Shein’s world

Shein has been trying to drop the secrecy around its business model and supply chain. The company has been hosting a series of in-person events across the US — and hinting at what a deal with Forever 21 might look like.

8 days ago on The Verge

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Screensharing mistake gets Nvidia sued over alleged stolen trade secrets

Mohammad Moniruzzaman is alleged to have shown off the source code he stole from Valeo during a Microsoft Teams call with that same company while working at Nvidia.

9 days ago on The Verge

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Ford shrinks its EV battery factory plans in Michigan

Ford is cutting production capacity of its planned Michigan EV battery plant and is reducing hiring. The automaker blames rising labor costs after settling with the UAW union and cooling electric vehicle demand.

10 days ago on The Verge

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The WiiM Amp is a stream-everything receiver with Mac Mini vibes

The WiiM Amp brings modern streaming via Chromecast or AirPlay 2 to vintage hi-fi audio at a solid price point.

10 days ago on The Verge