Author: Ralph Philip

I'm a technology reporter and senior writer at Business d’Or based in Chicago.

The social network previously known as Twitter has officially transitioned to using X.com for all its core systems. This means that entering twitter.com in your browser should now redirect you to Elon Musk’s preferred domain. However, as of now, the results vary depending on the browser used and whether you are logged in. A message now appears at the bottom of the X login page stating, “We are informing you that we are changing our URL, but your privacy and data protection settings will remain unchanged.” The domain transition has been one of the more cumbersome elements of Elon Musk’s…

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On Tuesday, TikTok took legal action against the federal government over a new law. This law would make its Chinese owner, ByteDance, sell the app or risk it being banned in the United States. This move ignites a conflict concerning national security and free speech, expected to reach the Supreme Court. TikTok claimed that the law broke the First Amendment because it would take away an app that millions of Americans depend on to express themselves openly. Additionally, TikTok argued that selling the app within the 270-day period outlined by the law was impractical, highlighting challenges like Beijing’s refusal to…

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A U.S. spy agency contracted SpaceX to create a group of secret satellites for $1.8 billion. This confirms rumors that Elon Musk’s company is working more closely with the U.S. government. There’s also talk that Russia might be using SpaceX’s Starlink satellites unlawfully in the Ukraine conflict. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington, DC, on March 9, 2020.    Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Key Facts In 2021, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) agreed to a contract with SpaceX’s Starshield program to develop many spy satellites, as reported by Reuters on Saturday.…

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On Monday, Bitcoin reached a new all-time high, crossing $72,000 for the first time. This happened because more big organizations are starting to accept it, and it’s part of a strong upward trend. This rally is helping the market recover from a long period of struggle called “crypto winter,” which followed several big crashes and scandals in the past few years. Key Facts The price of bitcoin increased by approximately 5% on Monday morning, reaching $72,393. Bitcoin has achieved a new milestone, with a nearly 12% rise over the past week and hitting a record high of about $69,000 last…

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Linwei Ding, who is also called Leon Ding, got charged in California with four crimes and got arrested on Wednesday. He’s accused of taking over 500 secret files. If he’s found guilty, he could be in jail for up to 10 years and pay fines of $250,000 for each crime. Local media couldn’t find a lawyer to speak for Mr. Ding about the case. Alleged Actions and Background of Linwei Ding The files he allegedly took are about how Google’s powerful computer centers work, which they use for big artificial intelligence projects. According to the indictment, Mr. Ding started working…

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On Monday, a company called Anthropic from San Francisco unveiled three new AI models named Claude 3 Opus, Sonnet, and Haiku. These names suggest what each model can do. Opus is the strongest, Sonnet is also powerful, and Haiku is the fastest but less powerful. Opus and Sonnet are ready for developers to use right now, while Haiku will be available in a few weeks, as announced by the company on Monday. Silicon Valley companies are giving more attention to chatbots that can talk like humans. They’re investing heavily in this because of fast advancements in technology. Although chatbots aren’t…

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On Wednesday, the price of Bitcoin went up by 7%, reaching over $61,000. This is the first time it has crossed the $60,000 mark since November 17, 2021. The increase in Bitcoin’s value is more than 30% since U.S. regulators approved exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for bitcoin. These ETFs make it easier for investors to directly invest in bitcoin, and Bitcoin’s performance has outpaced major stock indexes. The rise in Bitcoin prices is also linked to more money flowing into the bitcoin ETFs. Stocks of companies heavily involved in cryptocurrency, like Coinbase, MicroStrategy, and Marathon Digital, also saw increases of over…

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Samsung’s new wearable, the Galaxy Ring, is coming out with features that track your health like keeping an eye on your heart rate and monitoring your sleep. It also gives users a score to tell them how ready they are for the day ahead. In a broad interview, Hon Pak, who leads Samsung Electronics’ digital health team, talked about Samsung’s first venture into making rings, thoughts about offering a subscription model for the Samsung Health app, and his idea for an artificial intelligence “coach.” Samsung gave a sneak peek of the Galaxy Ring back in January during a press conference…

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Google said it’s stopping its Gemini AI feature that makes images because it’s not accurate with historical pictures. People on social media said the tool makes historical figures look different than they were, like making U.S. Founding Fathers look like people of color, which they say is wrong. Google mentioned in a post on Wednesday that the AI feature can create many different types of people, which is usually helpful because people worldwide use it. However, they admitted that the feature isn’t doing well in this case. They’re committed to making these depictions better right away. Google Stops Making Pictures…

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Today, 20 big tech companies said they’re teaming up to fight fake information made by AI during the upcoming elections. They’re focusing on deepfakes, which are tricky because they use fake audio, video, and pictures to copy important people in elections or spread wrong voting details. Microsoft, Meta, Google, Amazon, IBM, Adobe, and chip maker Arm agreed to the deal. Startups in artificial intelligence like OpenAI, Anthropic, and Stability AI also joined, along with social media platforms such as Snap, TikTok, and X. Addressing Election Misinformation and AI Challenges Tech companies are getting ready for a busy year of elections…

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