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    Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China

    More news – Breaking news If the Biden administration is successful, many more electronic chips will be produced in factories located in, say, Texas or Arizona. These chips will then be shipped to partner countries like Costa Rica, Vietnam, or Kenya for final assembly and global distribution, powering everything from refrigerators to supercomputers. These places aren’t the first that come to mind when you think of semiconductors. But administration officials are trying to transform the global chip supply chain, and they’re negotiating hard to make that happen. Key elements of the plan include convincing foreign companies to invest in U.S.…

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    Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations

    More news – Breaking news When Chelsia Potts took her 10-year-old daughter to a psychologist for an evaluation for autism spectrum disorder, she decided, almost as an afterthought, to get tested herself. The results were surprising: Like her daughter, Ms. Potts was diagnosed with autism. At 35, Ms. Potts thought she was dealing with anxiety or something else. A first-generation college graduate, she had earned a Ph.D. in education and become a high-level administrator at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After seeing a psychologist, she had to figure out how this diagnosis would affect her work life. “I was confused…

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    Ferrari Ventures Into Electric Era Amid Industry Challenges

    Related media – Breaking news In a new factory in northern Italy, Ferrari chassis slide onto robot trucks as engineers in cherry-red uniforms add components like the engine block, dashboard, and steering wheel, turning these bodies into hybrids. Soon: fully electric. There’s a lot at stake in Ferrari’s €200 million “e-building,” which opened last month. Almost twice the size of Rome’s Colosseum, the factory aims to propel the 77-year-old sports car maker, famous for the roar of its combustion engines, into the age of electrification. However, this effort comes at a delicate time for the auto industry. The transition to…

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    How to Optimize Your Phone’s Photo Library for More Storage Space

    Related media – Recent news Is your phone constantly warning you about low storage space? Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling to find a particular photo? Over time, our phones accumulate countless images, apps, and files that can clog up space. Here’s how to effectively clean up your photo library and free up storage space using tools readily available on your device. Check your storage space First, assess how much space is left on your device and identify what is taking up space. For Android users, go to the Settings app and select Storage. On Samsung Galaxy devices, go to…

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    Apple Vision Pro review: First-gen headset falls short

    Related media – Latest news Seventeen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a revolutionary device that combined an iPod, a telephone, and an Internet browser in one. At $500, it was expensive, but its innovation justified the cost, despite some initial flaws. Fast forward to today, and my experience with Apple’s new $3,500 Vision Pro headset has been less than stellar. This ski-goggle-style virtual reality headset aims to merge the physical and digital worlds. Apple bills it as a “space computer” designed for work, entertainment, and play. Without an advance review unit from Apple, I purchased the Vision Pro…

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    Investors Plough $27.1 Billion Into AI Startups Despite Economic Struggles

    Related media – Breaking news In May, CoreWeave, a provider of cloud computing services for AI companies, raised $1.1 billion, followed by $7.5 billion in debt, reaching a valuation of $19 billion. Scale AI, a data provider for AI companies, secured $1 billion, at a valuation of $13.8 billion. Additionally, xAI, founded by Elon Musk, raised $6 billion, reaching a valuation of $24 billion. According to Kyle Stanford, research analyst at PitchBook, these funding rounds have increased overall deal volume in the industry, both in terms of dollar amounts and number of deals. “It’s not declining anymore,” he said. “The…

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    Robots get a plump face (and a smile) according to new research

    Related media – Breaking news Engineers in Japan are working to make robots capable of mimicking human expressions, particularly the smile. They have developed a face mask using human skin cells, which they attach to robots with a new technique that conceals the bond and is flexible enough to form expressions like a grimace or a soft smile. The appearance is a mix between the eerie Hannibal Lecter mask and the claymation character Gumby. However, scientists believe these prototypes could lead to more advanced robots. These robots would have an outer layer that is elastic and durable, protecting the machine…

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    How to make digital photos from your smartphone look old

    More news – Breaking news Like the allure of vinyl records, classic video games, and even the early Internet, the fascination with old photographic standards like point-and-shoot cameras or 35-millimeter film persists, even in people too young to remember when that equipment was state of the art. The appeal of “vintage” photography goes beyond nostalgia and Instagram filters, judging by the sheer number of apps designed to emulate the film, lenses, and visual quirks of pre-digital photos and films. Despite the irony of using a high-end smartphone’s camera to produce imperfect images that appear oversaturated, jittery, low-contrast, unfiltered, or otherwise…

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    Supreme Court sides with Biden administration in social media case

    Related media – News 24 hours The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Biden administration in a case involving social media, delivering a significant practical win. The ruling dismissed a Republican challenge that aimed to prevent the government from communicating with social media platforms to combat misinformation. In a 6-3 decision, the Court determined that the plaintiffs, including states and individuals, did not suffer direct harm that would grant them the right to sue. This decision leaves unresolved larger questions about the First Amendment’s limits on government influence over tech companies, which control much of the information flow…

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    AI phones and computers: a boon for convenience, but a challenge for privacy?

    More news – Breaking news Tech giants like Apple, Google, and Microsoft are racing to develop smartphones and computers powered by artificial intelligence (AI). These devices promise to make our lives easier by automating tasks like editing photos or scheduling meetings. But there’s a catch: they require a lot of data from us. More Data, More Convenience, Less Privacy? These new AI features come at the cost of increased data collection. Companies envision Windows PCs taking screenshots every few seconds, iPhones merging data from various apps, and Android phones analyzing calls in real-time to detect scams. This raises privacy concerns.…