Saturday, 20 Apr, 2024


India successfully launches first mission to Sun

India has launched its first observation mission to the Sun, just days after the country made history by becoming the first to land near the Moon's south pole. Aditya-L1 lifted off from the launch pad at Sriharikota on Saturday at 11:50 India time (06:20 GMT). It will travel 1.5

China's Baidu rolls out ChatGPT rival to public

The Chinese government introduced fresh regulations this month for AI developers, aiming to allow them to stay in the race with the likes of ChatGPT maker OpenAI and Microsoft while tightly controlling information online. ERNIE Bot is the first domestic AI app to be fully available to

Meta’s news ban fuels anger amid Canada wildfires

As fires raged in Canada’s vast Northwest Territories earlier this month, officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people before the flames could reach the capital of Yellowknife. A citywide evacuation deadline loomed and ensuring residents had access to accurate

Terry Gou: The Taiwan iPhone billionaire who wants to be president

Terry Gou, a 72-year-old billionaire and founder of iPhone maker Foxconn, has become the latest to join the race for Taiwan's presidency. Mr Gou is a charismatic businessman with a great rags-to-riches story, pots of cash, and serious name recognition. Observers in Taipei say if he

Musk's X introduces job listing feature for verified users

In the latest move, Elon Musk-led X, formerly Twitter, has introduced a feature to post job listings for verified organisations on the microblogging platform.  The official account of X Hiring posted an update on the social media platform to announce the same. The feature is

Nvidia: AI chip giant sees sales more than double

Technology giant Nvidia says its sales have hit a record after more than doubling as demand for its artificial intelligence (AI) chips soars. The company says revenue jumped to above $13.5bn (£10.6bn) for the three months to the end of June. Nvidia also expects sales to soar

Chandrayaan-3: India aims for historic lunar south pole landing

India is looking to make history on Wednesday with its third lunar mission set to land on the Moon. If Chandrayaan-3 is successful, India will be the first country to land near the Moon's little-explored south pole. One of its major goals is to hunt for water-based ice, which

Russia's Luna-25 spacecraft crashes into Moon

Russia's unmanned Luna-25 spacecraft has crashed into the Moon after spinning out of control, officials say. It was Russia's first Moon mission in almost 50 years. The craft was due to be the first ever to land on the Moon's south pole, but failed after encountering

Russia’s Luna-25 spacecraft suffers technical glitch in pre-landing maneuver

Russia reported an “abnormal situation” Saturday on its moon-bound Luna-25 spacecraft, which launched earlier this month. The country’s space agency, Roscosmos, said the spacecraft ran into unspecified trouble while trying to enter a pre-landing orbit, and that its

Twitter, now X, to remove blocking feature

The blocking feature will be removed for users of X, formerly Twitter, Elon Musk has announced, claiming the feature "makes no sense". The X boss said users will still be able to block people from directly messaging them, however. But many people on social media said it

China’s new rules on AI-generated content

China put into force this week its newest regulations on artificial intelligence-generated content, a watered-downed version of stricter draft rules that seek to keep the country in the AI race while maintaining firm censorship on online content. Rapid advancements in generative AI

Zuckerberg says Musk 'not serious' about cage fight

Elon Musk "isn't serious" about holding a cage fight and "it's time to move on", Mark Zuckerberg has said. In a post on his social media site Threads, the Meta boss said he had offered Mr Musk "a real date" but the rival entrepreneur had made

Clean up your Google Drive-Gmail to save space-money

Cleaning out your Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos is an easy way to make some virtual room, and it could save you money, too. Google gives users a combined 15GB of free storage space to use between Google Drive, Gmail and other Google services, and that space can fill up fast. When

Italy could host Musk v Zuckerberg cage fight

A planned cage fight between tech leaders Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg could now take place in Italy, and have an ancient Rome theme. In the story's latest twist, Italy's culture minister on Friday said that he had spoken to Mr Musk about hosting the showdown as a charity

Scientists close to discover new force of nature

Scientists near Chicago say they may be getting closer to discovering the existence of a new force of nature. They have found more evidence that sub-atomic particles, called muons, are not behaving in the way predicted by the current theory of sub-atomic physics. Scientists believe

US issues executive order restricting investment in Chinese tech

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order that will narrowly prohibit certain United States investments in sensitive technology in China and require government notification of funding in other tech sectors. Biden said in a letter to Congress he was declaring a national

Onlyfans, Twitch and Snapchat rules 'impenetrable'

Many users of video-sharing sites such as Onlyfans, Twitch and Snapchat would have difficulty reading and understanding the site rules, according to the media regulator. Ofcom has looked at how easy it is for people to access the terms and conditions set by six platforms. It found

Zuckerberg 'not holding breath' over Musk cage fight

Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he is "not holding his breath" over a proposed cage fight with rival Elon Musk. In a post on the new social media app Threads, Zuckerberg said he had proposed 26 August for the showdown. Responding to a post on X in which Musk claimed he

Voyager 2: Nasa fully back in contact with lost space probe

Nasa is back in full contact with its lost Voyager 2 probe months earlier than expected, the space agency said. In July a wrong command was made to the spacecraft, sent to explore space in 1977, changing its position and severing contact. A signal was picked up on Tuesday but thanks

Netflix touts $900k AI jobs amid Hollywood strikes

Netflix has triggered an angry response from striking Hollywood actors and writers after posting a job advert for an artificial intelligence (AI) expert. The new position would join its Machine Learning Platform team, which drives the Netflix algorithm helping viewers pick new