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Google claims new Gemini AI 'thinks more carefully'
Tech giant says Gemini will supercharge existing products, and take on market leader GPT-4. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 4:42am 

Sony debuts first PS5 controller for disabled gamers
The Access Controller is a 'highly customisable kit' of buttons, triggers and sticks, the firm says. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 3:20am 

GTA 6: Streams soar for 70s rocker Tom Petty thanks to trailer
Tom Petty's B-side track Love Is A Long Road has seen a near 37,000% increase in streams on Spotify. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 0:32am 

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'I left my job to play Football Manager full time'
Tom Kelsey, 26, says he now makes double the salary he earned at his previous council job. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 11:15pm 

Amazon, Google and other tech giants pledge action on fraud
Companies commit to working with the government to tackle online scams, fake adverts and romance fraud. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 11:15pm 

Three network down for tens of thousands across UK
The network says it is working on the issue to fix it as soon as possible. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 11:15pm 

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-Nvidia Sees Huawei as Formidable AI Chipmaking Rival, CEO Says
-X is now licensed for payment processing in a dozen US states
-Amazon looks to AI, third-party marketplace to grow its cloud business
-Bayer ordered to pay $3.5 million in latest Roundup weedkiller trial
-Rightbot, which is developing robots to unload freight, lands investment from Amazon
-Drone startup Anduril: Meeting the threats of today ó and tomorrow

New Air Traffic Management Platform and Resilient Buildings a Milestone for Airways
Airways has moved New Zealand's air traffic management into two disaster-resilient buildings and onto a new future-fit digital platform. 
© 2023 GeekZone Wed 6:45am 

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-Ford commercial unit, Xcel Energy partner up to install 30,000 EV charging ports
-Respell wants to help non-technical end users spin up AI-powered workflows

23andMe: Profiles of 6.9 million people hacked
Hackers were able to gain access because some customers reused old passwords, biotech company 23andMe said. 
© 2023 BBCWorld Wed 3:08am 

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The floating desalination machines powered by the waves
Desalination usually requires a lot of heat and power, but a new system just needs wave energy. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 3:20am 

Bitcoin rally: Is El Salvador's Bitcoin bet paying off?
President Bukele is celebrating as his $120m Bitcoin reserve is finally in the black - but economists are not. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 3:20am 

Luton and Dunstable Hospital surgeon uses new robot
A weight loss surgeon demonstrates a robotic system that could cut waiting times for procedures. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 11:15pm 

Delay to law on e-scooters criticised
No mention of legislation on e-scooters in the King's Speech but trials will be extended to 2026. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 11:15pm 

Thornaby: Woman targeted in £13k railway station QR code scam
Rail firm TransPennine Express has since removed QR codes from all of its station car parks. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 11:15pm 

Digital pound plans should proceed with caution, say MPs
The benefits of a digital pound are unclear but the government should keep exploring it, say MPs. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 11:15pm 

-How electric vehicles are accelerating the end of the oil age

Confident about safety of AI: Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang
The president and CEO of the chipmaker to ChatGPT says the rise of AI is no cause for concern. 
© 2023 BBCWorld 9:28pm 

-Call Center Software Firm Five9 Approached on Potential Takeover
-Oil falls to near 5-month low on OPEC+ cut doubts, demand concerns
-Michael Dell Flags Plan to Donate Stock Worth $1.7 Billion
-Elon Muskís xAI Startup Seeks to Raise $1 Billion in Equity
-Apple reportedly wants India to exempt older iPhones from USB-C charging rules
-Microsoft upgrades Copilot with OpenAIís GPT-4 Turbo and DALL-E 3

My kingdom for an SD card
Why did I have so much trouble trying to buy a micro SD memory card yesterday? 
© 2023 Aardvark Wed 7:45am 

-Schmidt-Backed Pro-America Fund Has Started Placing Its Bets
-Johnson & Johnson forecasts as much as 6% sales growth in 2024
-US unveils global strategy to commercialize fusion as source of clean energy during COP28
-EnCharge raises $22.6M to commercialize its AI-accerating chips
-Eli Lilly's obesity drug now available in U.S. pharmacies
-Amazon latest to criticise Microsoft in UK cloud market probe
-Exxon, Pioneer get second FTC request for information on pending takeover
-Beeper Mini connects Android users to iMessage
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