TENCENT’S WECHAT SUSPENDS NEW USER REGISTRATION IN CHINA TO COMPLY WITH ‘RELEVANT LAWS AND REGULATIONS’

Tencent’s WeChat said on Tuesday it is temporarily suspending registration of new users in China as it works to comply with “relevant laws and regulations,” the latest Chinese firm to face regulatory scrutiny in the world’s largest internet market…”

 Lucasfilm hires the YouTube deepfaker who put its Luke, Leia and Tarkin cameos to shame

I recently re-watched Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It mostly held up — except for Lucasfilm’s attempt to bring Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia and Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin back to the big screen using CGI.

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 Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk

PARIS, July 26 (Reuters) - "Robot, stand up" - Oscar Constanza, 16, gives the order and slowly but surely a large frame strapped to his body lifts him up and he starts walking.

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 Vigilante app Citizen is paying users to livestream crime scenes and emergencies

Citizen, an app dedicated to blasting people with notifications about emergencies and crime scenes in their area, has been paying users to film its content.

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 It’s Not a Self-Driving Car Unless You Can Sleep In It

We’re partnering with @lyft and @Ford on an industry-first collaboration to deploy an autonomous ride-hail service in Miami this year, Austin next, and more cities to come! Details here: https://t.co/i3ebwOwyRw #selfdrivingcars #mobility

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 A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in world-first test

We’ve seen helmets and AI that can spot brain tumors, but a new hard hat can actually treat them, too. As part of the latest neurological breakthrough, researchers used a helmet that generates a magnetic field to shrink a deadly tumor by a third.

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 Toyota is quietly pushing Congress to slow the shift to electric vehicles

The US is slowing moving toward adopting policies that would put more electric vehicles on the road, but for Toyota, it’s not slow enough.

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 Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI

Prosecutors in Chicago are being forced to withdraw evidence generated by the technology, which led to the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo earlier this year. On May 31 last year, 25-year-old Safarain Herring was shot in the head and dropped off at St.

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 Japan pitches 'Society 5.0' to keep its edge in tech and science

TOKYO -- Japan is showcasing its latest scientific achievements, ranging from sea and air to space, as the government aims to boost and propagate cutting-edge technologies despite the country's decline in international competitiveness in such fields.

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 Tether Executives Said to Face Criminal Probe Into Bank Fraud

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 A man used AI to bring back his deceased fiancé. But the creators of the tech warn it could be dangerous and used to spread misinformation.

After Joshua Barbeau's fiancé passed away, he spoke to her for months. Or, rather, he spoke to a chatbot programmed to sound exactly like her.

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 The future of sports? There's a robot sinking basketballs at the Tokyo Olympics.

Just a little preview of our robot overlord-ruled dystopian future to darken your Sunday. The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing, as anyone who has the ability to set the TV channel to NBC is no doubt aware.

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 The Assange Case Is Collapsing – But it Remains a Travesty of Justice

Watching the US government’s case against Julian Assange is like watching a levitation act at the music hall. You can see that the object floats, but you’ve no idea how. If normal gravitational laws applied, the Assange case would have crashed to the ground already.

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 QR Codes Are Here to Stay. So Is the Tracking They Allow.

Fueled by a desire for touchless transactions, QR codes popped up everywhere in the pandemic. Businesses don’t want to give them up. SAN FRANCISCO — When people enter Teeth, a bar in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, the bouncer gives them options.

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 Google parent Alphabet launches Intrinsic: a new company to build software for industrial robots

Google’s parent-company Alphabet has a birth to announce: a new company called Intrinsic which will focus on building software for industrial robots.

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 SpaceX will launch NASA's Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter's moon

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will be launching NASA's long-awaited mission to Europa, Jupiter's icy moon that may have the conditions to support life. The agency has been planning to send a probe to the Jovian moon for years and finalized its plans in 2019.

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