Saturday, 20 Apr, 2024

Tech

Indonesia blocks Musk’s X.com under curbs on porn, gambling

Elon Musk’s aspirations for X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, have hit a stumbling block in Indonesia after the site X.com was blocked under the country’s curbs on online pornography and gambling. Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Informatics

Spotify raises premium subscription price for millions

Spotify is raising prices for its 200 million ad-free subscribers for the first time in over a decade, the platform has announced. In the US, the cost will increase from $9.99 to $10.99 (£8.57) for those with an individual plan. Similar price hikes also apply to the UK,

Twitter changes logo to ‘X’, replacing blue bird symbol

Twitter has launched its new logo, dropping the blue bird on its website for an X as part of a wider rebranding. The social media network’s site on Monday showed the company’s new logo: a white X on a black background. Twitter owner Elon Musk and its Chief Executive

Twitter to change logo: Elon Musk 

Elon Musk said he was looking to change Twitter's logo, tweeting: "And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds. In a tweet at 12:06 a.m. ET (0406 GMT) on Sunday, the social media platform's billionaire owner added: "If a good enough

Tech firms pledge to White House to make AI safer and more secure

The White House has secured "voluntary commitments" from tech companies that they'll help reduce the risks involved in artificial intelligence. US President Joe Biden met with Amazon, Microsoft, Meta, Google, OpenAI, Anthropic and Inflection on Friday at the White House,

Google explores AI tools for journalists, in talks with publishers

Google is exploring using artificial intelligence tools to write news articles and is in talks with news organizations to use the tools to assist journalists, a company spokesperson said late on Wednesday. The spokesperson did not name the publishers, but the New York Times reported

AI won't replace human spies — MI6 chief

Artificial intelligence will change the world of espionage, but it won’t replace the need for human spies, the head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency says in prepared remarks released on Wednesday. Richard Moore, director of the UK’s foreign intelligence agency, is

Twitter loses half ad revenue since Musk takeover

Twitter has lost almost half of its advertising revenue since it was bought by Elon Musk for $44 billion (£33.6bn) last October, its owner has revealed. He said the company had not seen the increase in sales that had been expected in June, but added that July was a "bit more

India launches Chandrayaan-3 mission to land spacecraft on the moon

India is bidding to become only the fourth country to execute a controlled landing on the moon with the successful launch Friday of its Chandrayaan-3 mission. Chandrayaan, which means “moon vehicle” in Sanskrit, blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota

Musk launches artificial intelligence rival to ChatGPT’s OpenAI

Elon Musk has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) company to challenge ChatGPT creator OpenAI, which the billionaire tech mogul has accused of being “woke”. On Wednesday, xAI said the goal of the new company would be to “understand the true nature of the

India welcomes is first regional AI news anchor, 'Lisa'

In a significant milestone for the AI industry, Odisha TV, an Odia-based news station, has unveiled "Lisa," India's first regional AI news anchor. Lisa's introduction marks a groundbreaking moment in TV broadcasting and journalism, with the potential to revolutionize the

Threads hits 100 million users in five-day record surge

The Threads app launched by Instagram as a rival to Twitter has seen more than 100 million users sign up in less than five days, data tracking websites said on Monday, smashing the record of artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT for the fastest-growing consumer app. While ChatGPT took

Twitter Blue accounts fuel Ukraine War misinformation

False and misleading posts about the Ukraine conflict continue to go viral on major social media platforms, as Russia's invasion of the country extends beyond 500 days. Some of the most widely shared examples can be found on Twitter, posted by subscribers with a blue tick, who pay

Musk threatens lawsuit as Twitter rival Threads takes off

Twitter threatened to sue Meta just hours after the Instagram parent company launched Threads, an app it hopes will beat out the struggling site owned by Elon Musk. In a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, published by online news outlet Semafor on Thursday, Musk lawyer Alex Spiro

Threads crosses 10 million users within hours of launch

More than 10 million people have signed up to Threads, Meta's rival to Twitter, within the first few hours of its launch, the Facebook parent's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday (Jul 6). Threads is the biggest challenger yet to Elon Musk-owned Twitter, which has seen a

Facebook’s Meta launches ‘Twitter killer’ social network Threads

Instagram owner Meta has launched its new social media network Threads, aiming to capitalise on the turmoil at Twitter under billionaire owner Elon Musk. “Let’s do this,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Wednesday in a post welcoming users to the site.

Twitter says users must be verified to access TweetDeck

Twitter users will soon need to be verified in order to use TweetDeck, the social media company said in a tweet on Monday. “We have just launched a new, improved version of TweetDeck,” the tweet said. The change will take effect in 30 days, the company said. Twitter

UNSC to discuss potential threats of artificial intelligence to world peace

The UN Security Council will hold a first-ever meeting on the potential threats of artificial intelligence to international peace and security, organised by the United Kingdom which sees tremendous potential but also major risks about AI's possible use for example in autonomous

Europe’s Euclid space satellite launched to explore ‘dark matter’

A European-built orbital satellite blasted off from Florida on a quest to explore the mysterious cosmic phenomena known as dark energy and dark matter, unseen forces scientists say account for 95 percent of the known universe. The telescope Euclid, named for the ancient Greek

Twitter temporarily restricts tweets users can see: Elon Musk 

Twitter has applied a temporary limit to the number of tweets users can read in a day, owner Elon Musk has said. In a tweet of his own, Mr Musk said unverified accounts are now limited to reading 1,000posts a day. For new unverified accounts, the number is 500. Meanwhile, accounts