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June 12

Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi to compete in Netflix competition

After organizers for Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest said Joey Chestnut wouldn’t compete this year due to a deal with a rival brand, Netflix swiftly announced a new hot dog-eating competition that will feature Chestnut and his “fi...
June 12
FILE - Joey Chestnut, defending champion of the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, left, works to outpace former champion Takeru Kobayashi, right, July 4, 2009, in New York. Chestnut, a 16-time hot dog-eating champion, will face off with his frequent Nathan’s competitor, Kobayashi, in a live Netflix special on Sept. 2, 2024, the streamer announced Wednesday, June 12. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
June 12

What happened to the likes? X is now hiding which posts you like from other users

Social media platform X is now hiding your likes
June 12
FILE - Computer monitors and a laptop display the X, formerly known as Twitter, sign-in page, July 24, 2023, in Belgrade, Serbia. X's engineering team said it would be “making Likes private for everyone to better protect your privacy" — that means that users will still be able to see their own likes, but others will not — putting an end to a feature that many long-used. The change went into effect Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
June 12

Wreck of the last ship of famed Anglo-Irish explorer Shackleton found off the coast of Canada

The wreck of the last ship belonging to a famous Irish-born British explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada by an international team led by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
June 12
This photo provided by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society shows the Quest ship sinking off of Labrador, Canada, on May 5, 1962. The wreck of the last ship belonging to Sir Ernest Shackleton, an Irish-born British explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada by an international team led by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The Quest was found using sonar scans on Sunday evening, June 9, 2024. (Tore Topp/Royal Canadian Geographical Society via AP)
June 12

The wreck of the last ship of a famed Irish explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada

The wreck of the last ship of a famed Irish explorer of Antarctica has been found off the coast of Canada
June 12
June 12

Elon Musk drops lawsuit against ChatGPT-maker OpenAI without explanation

Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI just ahead of a scheduled Wednesday hearing on the case
June 12
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves the Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars after a visit in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, March 13, 2024. If Tesla shareholders vote against restoring Elon Musk's $44.9 billion pay package that was tossed out by a Delaware judge, the CEO could deliver on threats to take artificial intelligence research to another firm, or even leave Tesla. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
June 12

Indonesian police arrest 6 suspected poachers over the killing of 26 endangered Javan rhinos

Indonesian authorities have arrested six suspects in an international poaching ring targeting the Javan rhinoceros, a critically endangered species
June 12
June 12

Europe wants affordable electric vehicles from China. But not at the cost of its own auto industry

The European Union is moving to hike tariffs on electric vehicles made in China
June 12
FILE - Jerry Gan, CEO of Geely Auto Group unveils the Galaxy Starship a new technology flagship AI-driven SUV prototype during Auto China 2024 in Beijing, Thursday, April 25, 2024. The European Union threatened on Wednesday, june 12, 2024, to hike tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, escalating a trade dispute over Beijing's subsidies for the exports that Brussels worries is hurting domestic automakers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
June 12

Spotify launches new subscription plan with better audio quality

Bloomberg reports the premium tier will offer high-fidelity sound and tools to manage your music.
June 12
VIDEO:  Spotify launces new subscription plan with better audio quality
June 12

Faking an honest woman: Why Russia, China and Big Tech all use faux females to get clicks

When it comes to online scams and foreign disinformation, it pays to be female
June 12
FILE - Scarlett Johansson attends the Golden Heart Awards, Oct. 16, 2023, in New York. Research shows that chatbots and fake social media accounts get more engagement when they have female personas because people are more likely to view women as warm and approachable, and to see chatbots with female personas as more human than those posing as male. Johansson declined OpenAI CEO Sam Altman's request to voice the ChatGPT AI program and threatened to sue when the company went with what she called an “eerily similar” voice. OpenAI put the new voice on hold. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 11

Silicon Valley-backed voter plan for new California city qualifies for November ballot

A Silicon Valley-backed initiative to build a green city for up to 400,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area has qualified for the Nov. 5 ballot
June 11
FILE - A map of a new proposed community in Solano County, Calif., is displayed during a news conference in Rio Vista, Calif. on Jan. 17, 2024. A Silicon Valley-backed initiative to build a green city for up to 400,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area has qualified for the Nov. 5 ballot. Voters will be asked to allow urban development on land currently zoned for agriculture. (AP Photo/Janie Har, File)
June 11

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake in southwestern South Korea cracks walls and leaves other minor damage

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has cracked walls and caused other minor damage in a fishing community in southwestern South Korea
June 11
In this photo provided by South Korea's Jeonbuk Fire Safety Headquarters, products are scattered on the floor at a convenience store after an earthquake in Buan, South Korea, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. An earthquake broke windows and caused other minor damage in a fishing community in southwestern South Korea on Wednesday, but no injuries have been reported. (Jeonbuk Fire Safety Headquarters via AP)
June 11

Mexico expedition sights only 6 to 8 vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal

Only six to eight critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises were sighted this year in the Gulf of California
June 11
This undated photo provided by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a vaquita porpoise. The number of Mexico’s critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises sighted in the Gulf of California has fallen to between 6 and 8 this year, Sea Shepherd researchers said Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Paula Olson/NOAA via AP)
June 11

Amazon adds $1.4 billion to affordable housing fund for regions where it has corporate offices

Amazon is adding $1.4 billion to a fund it established three years ago for preserving or building more affordable housing in the regions where the company has major corporate offices
June 11
A car passes by the Atworth at College Park building in College Park, Md., Tuesday, June 11, 2024. The apartment building was built using investments from Amazon's Housing Equity Fund. The company said Tuesday its adding $1.4 billion to the fund in order to help preserve or construct more affordable housing units in three regions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 11

Judges hear Elizabeth Holmes' appeal of fraud conviction while she remains in Texas prison

A panel of federal judges have spent two hours wrestling with a series of legal issues raised in an attempt to overturn a fraud conviction that sent Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes to prison after a meteoric rise to Silicon Valley stardom
June 11
FILE - Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes leaves federal court in San Jose, Calif., March 17, 2023. A panel of appeals court judges will preside over oral arguments on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in an attempt to overturn the 2022 fraud conviction of Holmes in the high-profile case that exposed the greed and hubris infecting Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 11

Thousands of drivers file arbitration claims against Amazon for unpaid wages and other losses

Thousands of Amazon delivery drivers have filed legal claims against the company
June 11
FILE - Amazon Prime Now bags are loaded for delivery outside a Whole Foods store on Feb. 8, 2018, in Cincinnati. Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, alleging the company's classification of them as independent contractors instead of employees has led to unpaid wages and other types of financial loss. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 11

Future of Elon Musk and Tesla are on the line this week as shareholders vote on massive pay package

If Tesla shareholders vote against restoring Elon Musk’s $44.9 billion pay package Thursday, the CEO could deliver on threats to take artificial intelligence research to one of his other companies
June 11
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves the Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars after a visit in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, March 13, 2024. If Tesla shareholders vote against restoring Elon Musk's $44.9 billion pay package that was tossed out by a Delaware judge, the CEO could deliver on threats to take artificial intelligence research to another firm, or even leave Tesla. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
June 11

New research explores how a short trip to space affects the human body

New research shows space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit
June 11
FILE - Jared Isaacman, left, and Hayley Arceneaux prepare to head to launchpad 39A for a launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday Sept. 15, 2021. New research presents the largest set of information yet regarding how the human body reacts to spaceflight. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 11

Apple Pay will have more payment options this fall and will also welcome Windows, Chrome users

Apple Inc. plans to add several new features to Apple Pay and Apple Wallet later this year that will more deeply integrate financing, rewards, and buy now, pay later options into the iPhone when consumers shop on their phones
June 11
FILE - An Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store on March 14, 2020, in New York. Apple Inc. plans to add several new features to Apple Pay and Apple Wallet later this year that will more deeply integrate financing, rewards, and buy now, pay later options into the iPhone when consumers shop on their phones. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 11

4,000-year-old Greek hilltop site mystifies archaeologists. It could spell trouble for new airport

A big, round, 4,000-year-old stone building discovered on a Cretan hilltop is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the Greek tourist island
June 11
In this undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, the ruins of a 4,000-year-old hilltop building newly discovered on the island of Crete are seen from above. The wheel-shaped structure is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the tourism-reliant island. Greece's Culture Ministry said Tuesday that it's a "unique and extremely interesting find" from Crete's Minoan civilization, famous for its sumptuous palaces, flamboyant art and enigmatic writing system. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
June 11

Key new features coming to Apple's iOS 18 this fall

Apple announced a slew of new features for iOS 18 at Monday’s developers conference event, many of which are designed to enhance the Siri assistant and bring artificial intelligence tools to iPhone users
June 11
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event in Cupertino, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 11

Musk on Apple integrating OpenAI: 'Apple devices will be banned at my companies'

X CEO Elon Musk raised concerns about the potential security risks for Apple users.
June 11
VIDEO: Musk on Apple integrating OpenAI: 'Apple devices will be banned at my companies'
June 11

Apple adds advancements to messaging app

The upgrade improves message quality, adds encryptions and enables features like read receipts and typing indicators for both Apple and Android users.
June 11
VIDEO:  Apple adds advancements to its messaging app
June 10

Why Apple decided to add artificial intelligence

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with CNET technology reporter Abrar Al-Heeti about why Apple is partnering with Open AI and the biggest concerns for retaining privacy.
June 10
VIDEO: Why Apple decided to add artificial intelligence
June 10

Apple announces OpenAI partnership

Apple announced it will begin a partnership with OpenAI and revealed a range of new artificial intelligence features dubbed "Apple Intelligence."
June 10
VIDEO: Apple announces OpenAI partnership
June 10

Apple partners with ChatGPT maker OpenAI to hasten AI features to its products

Apple partners with ChatGPT maker OpenAI to hasten AI features to its products
June 10
June 10

Apple launches AI-fueled tools for iPhone, Mac and iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook described AI capability as "the next big step for Apple."
June 10
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks before the start of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 05, 2023 in Cupertino, California.
June 10

In Wyoming, Bill Gates moves ahead with nuclear project aimed at revolutionizing power generation

Bill Gates and his energy company are starting construction at their Wyoming site for a next-generation nuclear power plant he believes will “revolutionize” how power is generated
June 10
FILE - Taillights trace the path of a motor vehicle at the Naughton Power Plant, Jan. 13, 2022, in Kemmerer, Wyo. Bill Gates and his energy company are starting construction at their Wyoming site adjacent to the coal plant for a next-generation nuclear power plant he believes will “revolutionize” how power is generated. (AP Photo/Natalie Behring, File)
June 10

African elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows

New research shows African elephants call each other and respond to individual names, something few wild animals do
June 10
In this undated photo, an African elephant matriarch leads her calf away from danger in northern Kenya. A new study in Nature Ecology & Evolution demonstrates that elephants respond to individual names, one of the few animal species known to do so. (George Wittemyer via AP)
June 10

Supreme Court will take up Meta's bid to end lawsuit over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider shutting down a multibillion-dollar class action investors’ lawsuit against Facebook parent Meta stemming from the privacy scandal involving the Cambridge Analytica political consulting firm
June 10
FILE - Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 25, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 10

Nvidia 10-for-1 stock split goes into effect after stock price for the chipmaker doubled this year

Nvidia’s 10-for-1 stock split is in effect, giving investors nine additional shares for every one that they already own
June 10
FILE - A sign on the Nvidia office building is shown in Santa Clara, Calif., on May 31, 2023. On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, Nvidia's market value toppped $3 trillion amid soaring demand for its semiconductors in AI applications. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 10

Apple leaps into AI with an array of upcoming iPhone features and a ChatGPT deal to smarten up

Apple has jumped into the race to bring generative artificial intelligence to the masses
June 10
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products on the Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 08

Netflix's recipe for success includes 'secret sauce' spiced with Silicon Valley savvy

Although its video streaming service sparkles with a Hollywood sheen, Netflix still taps its roots in Silicon Valley to stay a step ahead of traditional TV and movie studios
June 08
FILE - "Bridgerton" cast and producers pose at the "Bridgerton" Season 3 global premiere at Alice Tully Hall on May 13, 2024, in New York. Even when hit TV series like "The Crown" or "Bridgerton" have wide appeal, Netflix still tries to cater to the divergent tastes in its vast audience. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
June 07

Mississippi is the latest state sued by tech group over age verification on websites

A tech industry group says a new Mississippi law requiring users of websites and other digital services to verify their age will unconstitutionally limit access to online speech for minors and adults
June 07
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch waits to speak at a Trump for President rally in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 6, 2024. Fitch was named a defendant in a lawsuit filed Friday, June 7, 2024, in federal court over a new Mississippi law requiring users of websites and other digital services to register their age. The suit by the tech industry group NetChoice contends the law will unconstitutionally limit access to online speech for minors and adults. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 07

New York moves to ban 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

The New York state Legislature has passed a bill that would allow parents to block their kids from getting social media posts suggested by a platform’s algorithm — a regulation that tries to curtail feeds that critics argue are addicting to children
June 07
FILE — Isabella Cimato, 17, left, Arianna Schaden, 14, center, and Sofia Harrison, 15, check their phones at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y., on July 27, 2015. The New York state Legislature has passed a bill, Friday, June 7, 2024, that would allow parents to block their kids from getting social media posts suggested by a platform's algorithm — a regulation that tries to curtail feeds that critics argue are addicting to children.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 07

Internet group sues Georgia to block law requiring sites to gather data on sellers

An internet trade group is suing the state of Georgia to block a law requiring sites to gather data on high-volume sellers who collect payment in cash or some other offline method
June 07
FILE - A person searches the internet for sales, on Dec. 12, 2016, in Miami. An internet trade group on Thursday, June 6, 2024, sued the state of Georgia to block a law requiring sites to gather data on high-volume sellers who advertise goods online and collect payment in cash or some other offline method. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 07

Judge rather than jury will render verdict in upcoming antitrust trial

A judge rather than a jury will decide whether Google violated federal antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising
June 07
FILE - A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2019. On Friday, June 7, 2024, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema ruled that a judge rather than a jury will decide whether Google violated federal antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 07

YouTuber charged for having a helicopter blast a Lamborghini with fireworks, authorities say

A YouTuber is facing federal charges after authorities say he directed a video in which a helicopter blasted fireworks at a speeding Lamborghini from above
June 07
June 07

What to stream this week: 'House of the Dragon,' 'Origin,' Snoopy and Paul McCartney

This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include an album from Paul McCartney & Wings, Jake Gyllenhaal starring in his first TV role as a prosecutor accused of murder in “Presumed Innocent," and actor Andrew McCarthy sets out to reconnect with ...
June 07
This album cover image released by RCA Records shows "Dopamine" by Normani. (RCA Records via AP)
June 07

Apple expected to unveil passwords app

According to Bloomberg, this new app will manage passwords across Apple devices and Windows computers.
June 07
VIDEO:  Apple expected to unveil passwords app
June 06

A jury has exonerated British tech magnate Mike Lynch for his role in a disastrous $11 billion deal with Hewlett Packard

A jury has exonerated British tech magnate Mike Lynch for his role in a disastrous $11 billion deal with Hewlett Packard
June 06
June 06

Kentucky Democratic governor pushes back against Trump-led attacks on electric vehicles

Kentucky's governor says electric vehicles have ignited enough momentum from job growth and investments to steer past any roadblocks from former President Donald Trump and other critics
June 06
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks about the status of the construction of the Blue Oval SV Battery Plant during an interview at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 6, 2024. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
June 06

Scientists have traced the origin of the modern horse to a lineage that emerged 4,200 years ago

Scientists have traced the ancestry of the modern horse to a lineage that emerged 4,200 years ago and quickly became dominant across Eurasia
June 06
A herder sits with his horse on an open plain in Inner Mongolia, China, July 2019. Scientists analyzed ancient horse genomes to calculate dates for the domestication of the modern horse -- 4,200 years ago, according to new research published Thursday, June 6, 2024, in the journal Nature. (Ludovic Orlando/Centre for Anthropobiology and Genomics of Toulouse, CAGT via AP)
June 06

US antitrust enforcers will investigate leading AI companies Microsoft, Nvidia and OpenAI

U.S. antitrust enforcers have decided to investigate the roles Microsoft, Nvidia and OpenAI have played in the artificial intelligence boom, according to people familiar with the pending actions
June 06
En esta imagen del 31 de mayo de 2023 se ve un edificio de oficinas de Nvidia en Santa Clara, California. (AP Foto/Jeff Chiu, Archivo)
June 06

Fossil-hunting diver says he has found a large section of mastodon tusk off Florida's coast

At first, fossil-hunting diver Alex Lundberg thought the lengthy object on the sea floor off Florida’s Gulf Coast was a piece of wood
June 06
This April 2024 photo taken by Blair Morrow and provided by Alex Lundberg shows Lundberg with a large section of tusk from a long-extinct mastodon that he and his diver companion found on the sea floor off Florida's Gulf coast. They first thought it was just a large piece of wood. (Blair Morrow via AP)
June 06

SpaceX’s mega rocket completes test flight without exploding

SpaceX’s mega rocket completes test flight without exploding
June 06
June 06

AI 'gold rush' for chatbot training data could run out of human-written text

Artificial intelligence systems like ChatGPT could soon run out of what keeps making them smarter — the tens of trillions of words that people have written and shared online
June 06
June 06

SpaceX's mega rocket completes its fourth test flight from Texas without exploding

SpaceX’s mega Starship rocket has completed its first full test flight, returning to Earth without exploding after blasting off from Texas
June 06
SpaceX's mega rocket Starship is prepared for a test flight from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, Wednesday, June 5, 2024. The Starship is scheduled to launch Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 06

Boeing's astronaut capsule arrives at the space station after thruster trouble

Boeing's space capsule has arrived at the International Space Station after encountering thruster trouble
June 06
NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams are greeted by the crew of the International Space Station on Thursday, June 6, 2024. (NASA via AP)
June 06

YouTube's crackdown on gun videos

YouTube said it will implement age restrictions on certain videos featuring guns starting June 18.
June 06
VIDEO: YouTube's crackdown on gun videos
June 06

Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupts 3 times, spewing lava and clouds of grey ash

Indonesia’s Mount Ibu has erupted three times in one day, spewing red lava and clouds of grey ash
June 06
In this photo video released by Indonesia's Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Badan Geology), the night sky glows as Mount Ibu spews volcanic materials during an eruption on Halmahera Island, Indonesia, Thursday, June 6, 2024. (Badan Geologi via AP)
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