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July 20, 2023

The New York Times

An AI Supercomputer Whirs to Life, Powered by Giant Computer Chips

The supercomputer, which was unveiled on Thursday by Cerebras, a Silicon Valley start-up, was built with the company’s specialized chips, which are designed to power artificial intelligence products. The chips stand out for their size — like that of a …

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Pikmin 4 review: tiny tactics, a rescue dog and a fresh face

There I was scrambling with my dog and about 70 Pikmin, trying not to get squashed by a gigantic daddy long-legs with a disco ball for a head. About par for the course for Thursday afternoon.

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Superconductivity and strong interactions in a tunable moiré quasicrystal

By twisting three layers of graphene with two different twist angles, we form two mutually incommensurate moiré patterns. In contrast to many common atomic-scale quasicrystals, the quasiperiodicity in our system is defined on moiré length scales of several …

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ABC News

Microsoft and Activision extend deadline to close $69 billion deal under close regulatory scrutiny

The deadline for Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of video game company Activision Blizzard has been extended to as the companies seek to close a deal that has been opposed by regulators in the U.S. and the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority.

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Apple is testing a ChatGPT-like AI chatbot

Apple is developing artificial intelligence tools to challenge OpenAI, Google and others, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The tech giant has created a chatbot that some engineers are internally referring to as “Apple GPT.

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Activision, Microsoft extend deal deadline to secure UK approval

The extension will “provide ample time to work through the final regulatory issues”, Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a tweet. “We are confident about our prospects for getting this deal across the finish line.”.

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Magnetic Tangles Drive Solar Wind

Our planet is constantly buffeted by solar wind: electrically charged particles streaming from the Sun at speeds of up to hundreds of kilometers per second. Earth’s magnetic field protects us, but occasionally, a storm overwhelms the planet’s defenses, …

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Top Gear

Prodrive P25 review: this little firecracker is gleefully unhinged

It’s the Prodrive P25, a love letter to Subaru’s World Rally Championship glory days in the form of a modern reinterpretation of the Subaru Impreza WRC97. Remember the infamous 22B? That was built to celebrate the rally car’s success.

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BBC News

Netflix password crackdown fuels subscriber surge

A burst of people signed up for Netflix this spring, after the streaming giant cracked down on password sharing. The company ended June with more than 238 million subscribers, adding 5.9 million members since March. That was bigger than expected and …

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Sweat-based wearable technologies as a potential monitoring tool for patients with metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome predisposes individuals to a higher risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lung function impairment. The global prevalence of the syndrome has steadily increased over the past decades, especially among older adults.

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