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Digital Markets Act: European Parliament ratifies landmark tech laws

The Digital Services Act aims at toughening scrutiny and the consequences for platforms when they host banned content 

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Tributes pour in as YouTuber and Minecraft streamer Technoblade dies at 23

Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade passed away at the age of 23, according to a  farewell video made on his behalf by his family. His father referred to him in the "so long nerds" video as "the most…

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Google announces deletion of user location history on US abortion clinic visits

Following the US Supreme Court's decision to ban abortion, activists and politicians have been asking tech giants to limit the amount of information they collect to avoid it being used by law…

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Experts blame North Korea for USD 100 million cryptocurrency theft

The cryptoassets were stolen on June 23 from Horizon Bridge, a service operated by the Harmony blockchain that allows assets to be transferred to other blockchains

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US FCC member asks Google, Apple to remove TikTok from app stores

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member has asked the companies to either remove TikTok from their app stores by July 8 or explain to him why they did not plan to do so

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Lightyear 0: Solar panelled car is tested under northern Spain's blistering sun

If the weather is good, the Dutch startup Lightyear's futuristic solar-powered car can cover 70 kilometres on one charge 

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Grandma's voice from Amazon Alexa is freaking out the internet

Amazon's Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members - even if they're dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon's Re: Mars conference in Las Vegas, is in development and would allow the…

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AI ethics overhaul: Microsoft to phase out public access to controversial facial recognition tool

Microsoft has announced that it is updating its AI ethical guidelines and will no longer permit businesses to use its technology to infer things like emotion, gender, or age using facial…

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After eight-year hiatus, Google News returns to Spain, courtesy updated copyright law

The company has also planned to launch Google News Showcase as soon as possible in Spain, she said. Showcase is the firm’s vehicle for paying news publishers

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Search giant Google ready to pay for enhanced Wikipedia services

The Wikimedia Foundation, the charity that oversees the online encyclopedia, said Google was the first paying customer for its commercial venture Wikimedia Enterprise, which it launched last year…

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Facebook: Meta removes a large number of groups and accounts for sharing upskirting images

In a statement, a Meta spokesman said the company knows "our work is never finished on the issue" 

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Bartending robot in Germany can mix brilliant cocktails - WATCH

The Sausalitos bars in south Germany is the home of the two-armed robot which is mixing cocktails and helping the staff with the day-to-day jobs.

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Major websites go down in global outage, showing '500 internal server error'

Several people on social media expressed their dissatisfaction with the outage, which affected a variety of services including Discord, Canva, and NordVPN. According to the information provided on…

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Designer virtual clothes for real money? Meta is launching avatar fashion store

According to Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, the outfits will be designed by fashion brands Balenciaga, Prada, and Thom Browne

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Dutch company Lightyear to launch world’s first solar car by the end of 2022

The car has a maximum speed of just 100 mph, while its 0 to 100 mph time is 10 seconds. The company will launch 946 models, one of them costing around €250,000 ($262,000).
 

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