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The US government is reportedly cracking down harder on exports to Huawei

The United States government has reportedly stopped issuing licenses that allow companies in the country to export to Huawei, according to The Financial Times. If you’ll recall, the Trump administration added the company to the “entity list,” making it ineligible from receiving exports from the US without a license. The US commerce department issued some …

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Full Throttle Launches Tracker as Google Moves to Kill Cookies

Illustration: lightspring (Shutterstock) Last week on Zoom, where I spend all the best moments of my life, I spoke with the chief product office of an ad tech company called Full Throttle. Amol Waishampayan said his company has a brand-new patented technique that will let companies collect even more of your data—ten times more data, …

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A new AI voice tool is already being abused to deepfake celebrity audio clips

A few days ago, speech AI startup ElevenLabs launched a beta version of its platform that gives users the power to create entirely new synthetic voices for text-to-speech audio or to clone somebody’s voice. Well, it only took the internet a few days to start using the latter for vile purposes. The company has revealed …

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Samsung’s profits plunged in 2022 due to weak chip and smartphone demand

Samsung has revealed a sharp decline in profit for 2022, mainly due to the weak demand for its chips and smartphones, which are the company’s main money makers. The Korean tech giant has posted KRW 302.23 trillion (US$245.4 billion) in annual revenue, which is a new record high for the company, in its latest earnings …

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Twitter Begins Paying Interest on Its Massive Debt

Twitter has made its first interest payment on its more than $12.5 billion in looming debt, according to reports from Bloomberg and the Financial Times. Elon Musk took out billions of dollars in loans back in October 2022, as part of the billionaire’s successful push to purchase Twitter and take the social media platform private. …

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The Disney100 Begins With Cinematic Experiences at Disneyland

Photo: Disney parks It’s perfectly fitting that Mickey Mouse, the icon Walt Disney credits for the start of the Walt Disney Animation studios, is finally getting a ride at Disneyland just in time for Disney’s 100th anniversary. That’s not all; Disney100 is being celebrated at Disney parks in a big way with two nighttime spectaculars …

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Horror Short Laboratory Conditions Stars Marisa Tomei & a Ghost

Horror platform Alter first added horror short Laboratory Conditions for Halloween viewing—but it’s so good we wanted to share it anyway. Spider-Man‘s Marisa Tomei stars as a doctor whose hunt for a missing patient leads her to discover an unusual experiment being conducted in a remote corner of her hospital. Directed by Jocelyn Stamat and …

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Showtime cancels Let the Right One In After One Season

Let the Right One In—the gorgeously bleak 2008 swedish movie Based on the 2004 Swedish horror novel—is remembered fondly for its unique vampire story, exploring the grim but loving relationship between a girl who thirsts for blood and the man who acts as her protector and prey-snatcher. The Showtime series based on the same storyhowever, …

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Frontier rolls out 5Gbps fiber internet across the US

You’re now more likely to have meaningful choice for fast fiber internet service. Frontier has introduced a symmetrical 5Gbps plan (that is, 5Gbps for uploads and downloads) across all its fiber markets in the US. The company claims it’s the first “major” provider to manage the feat. You’ll have to pay $155 per month (which …

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