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Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to State Laws on Social Media

The tech industry argues that laws in Florida and Texas, prompted by conservative complaints about censorship by tech platforms, violate the First Amendment.

How Palantir Became a Front-Runner for the UK’s Multimillion-Dollar NHS Contract

Palantir, the analytics company led by Peter Thiel, has courted N.H.S. England with pandemic help and assertive lobbying. Its big reward may be yet to come.

A Founder of the Crypto Hedge Fund Three Arrows Capital Is Arrested

Su Zhu, a founder of Three Arrows Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund that collapsed last year, was arrested in Singapore.

Gifts, Gadgets and Greece: Inside a Huawei Lobbying Campaign

Leaked internal messages detail efforts by the Chinese tech giant to court Greek officials and fight an American-led effort against its technology.

Ukraine’s War of Drones Runs Into an Obstacle: China

As the war with Russia stretches on, so too does a contest to make more and deadlier flying machines. That means a fight over global electronics supply chains that run through China.

11 Scientists Found a Room-Temperature Superconductor. Now 8 of Them Want a Retraction.

Ranga Dias, the University of Rochester physicist who led the research, continued to defend the findings.

Fact Checkers Take Stock of Their Efforts: ‘It’s Not Getting Better’

The momentum behind organizations that aim to combat online falsehoods has started to taper off.

The Gamble: Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes End Disease?

Working on a remote island, scientists think they can use genetic engineering to block a malaria-carrying species of mosquito from spreading the disease — and do it in just a few months. But governments are wary.

Federal Lawsuit Accuses Tesla of Racial Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit accusing the carmaker of mistreating Black employees at its factory in California.

A Silicon Valley Supergroup Is Coming Together to Create an A.I. Device

OpenAI’s Sam Altman, the former Apple designer Jony Ive and SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son are teaming up to develop a device that could replace the smartphone.

China Uses ‘Deceptive’ Methods to Sow Disinformation, U.S. Says

The accusations reflect worry in Washington that China’s information operations pose a growing security challenge to the United States.

Quebec Lures $5 Billion Battery Factory for Electric Cars

The Canadian government matched financial incentives available in the U.S. to attract the investment from Northvolt, a Swedish company.

¿En qué consiste la demanda a Amazon de la FTC?

La agencia de protección a los consumidores de Estados Unidos asegura que el gigante de internet usó su poder monopólico para aumentar precios y perjudicar a sus competidores

Ilia Calderón’s Questions at GOP Debate Catch Candidates Off-Guard

The Univision anchor, one of three moderators, caught some candidates off-guard with questions on immigration and hate crimes.

Sony’s PlayStation Chief to Retire Next Year

Jim Ryan, who has been with the company for nearly 30 years, has led one of the most dominant businesses in the video game industry.

The New ChatGPT Can ‘See’ and ‘Talk.’ Here’s What It’s Like.

The image-recognition feature could have many uses, and the voice feature is even more intriguing.

To Bring Socializing Back to Social Networks, Apps Try A.I. Imagery

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and several newcomers are betting on artificial intelligence to rejuvenate the fun, interactivity and whimsy of creating and sharing images.

Meet the A.I. Jane Austen: Meta Weaves A.I. Throughout Its Apps

Meta introduced artificially intelligent characters based on Jane Austen, Snoop Dogg and others into Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, as the race to lead the technology heats up.

With Meta’s Quest 3, Mixed Reality Is Here. So Now What?

The new $500 headset lets people see the outside world while immersed in virtual reality. The benefits are to be determined.

Lina Khan vs. Jeff Bezos: This Is Big Tech’s Real Cage Match

The chair of the Federal Trade Commission wants to disrupt Amazon, whose founder built a trillion-dollar firm by disrupting retail.

E.U. Law Sets the Stage for a Clash Over Disinformation

The law, aimed at forcing social media giants to adopt new policies to curb harmful content, is expected to face blowback from Elon Musk, who owns X.

Biden Administration Plans to Bring Back ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

The head of the Federal Communications Commission said the government needed to protect open access to the “essential infrastructure of modern life.”

FTC Says Amazon Used These Tactics to Undermine Competition

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission said the internet giant used its monopoly power to stifle competition and raise prices.

Top Apple Executive Defends Favoring Google on iPhones

Eddy Cue, a longtime executive at the company, said Apple’s multibillion-dollar deals with Google were driven by quality, not money.

For Amazon’s Andy Jassy, a Cleanup Job Just Got a Lot Bigger

The F.T.C. accused the internet giant of protecting an online retail monopoly and forcing higher prices onto consumers.

FTC Sues Amazon, Accusing Company of Illegal Online Retail Monopoly

The Federal Trade Commission and 17 states sued Amazon, saying its conduct in its online store and services to merchants illegally stifled competition.

‘Unprecedented’ Secrecy in Google Trial as Tech Giants Push to Limit Disclosures

Efforts to seal testimony have increasingly raised questions as the federal antitrust case enters its third week in court.

Can the U.S. Make Solar Panels? This Company Thinks So.

First Solar kept producing them in Ohio after most of the industry moved to China. President Biden wants many more domestic manufacturers.

Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough Gets a Bigger Burst of Laser Energy

Researchers at the National Ignition Facility during a July firing of 192 lasers improved on a December result, but also ended up with duds in other experiments.

The Secret Ingredient of ChatGPT Is Human Advice

Companies like OpenAI hone their bots using hand-tailored examples from well-educated workers. But is this always for the best?

ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words

A new version of OpenAI’s popular chatbot behaves a lot like Siri and Alexa. You can talk to it — and have a conversation.

Air Force Receives Its First Electric Air Taxi

Joby Aviation delivered the aircraft, which can carry a pilot and four passengers, to Edwards Air Force Base in California for testing.

Amazon to Invest Up to $4 Billion in A.I. Start-Up Anthropic

With its investment of up to $4 billion, Amazon is seeking a bigger footprint in A.I. development, one already established by rivals like Microsoft and Google.

Egg Crack Challenge and Cheese Slice Trick: Are Parents OK?

With the “cheese slice trick” and the “egg crack challenge,” parents vie for viral recognition — and the illusion of control over their children.

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