Daily News update on – Technology

March 1, 2024

The New York Times

Behind Apple’s Doomed Car Project: False Starts and Wrong Turns

As a result of dueling views among leaders about what an Apple car should be, it began as an electric vehicle that would compete against Tesla and morphed into a self-driving car to rival Google’s Waymo.

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This $110 Portable Anker Power Station Lets You Bring Power Anywhere

The large 182-Wh battery on Anker’s PowerCore Reserve makes it a great choice for camping or traveling, and right now Amazon has slashed $40 off the price.

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iOS 17.4—Apple Issues New iPhone Security Warning Starting Next Week

Apple’s iOS 17.4 update is nearly here, along with seismic changes to the App Store and ecosystem to comply with the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA). This was the subject of a new iOS 17.4 warning issued by the iPhone maker this week, as it published a …

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A growing number of gamers are LGBTQ+, so why is representation still lacking?

Close to 1 in 5 American gamers identify as LGBTQ+, according to new research from GLAAD. But LGBTQ+ gamers often face harassment in gaming communities and games with voice chats that anybody can join — common in multiplayer, team-based games.

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The Asus ZenBook Duo is the first two-screen laptop I’ve ever liked

You may have seen or heard about laptops with extra screens before, but I doubt you’ve actually thought about buying one. That may change now, as I’ve just spent the last two weeks understanding why the new Asus ZenBook Duo is an important step forward …

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BBC News

Star Wars game cancelled as EA cuts 670 jobs

Electronic Arts (EA) is cancelling an upcoming Star Wars game and will lay off 5% of its employees globally- approximately 670 people. The game, which was in early development, would have been a first-person shooter set in the Star Wars universe.

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EA to Lay Off More Than 600 Employees, or 5% of Workforce; Scraps ‘Star Wars’ First-Person Shooter Game

Electronic Arts is laying off 5% of its workforce, making it the latest video game company to enact staffing reductions in the first quarter of the year. In its most recent annual SEC filing, “The Sims” and “Madden” maker EA reported it employed 13,400 …

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Microsoft introduces Copilot AI chatbot for finance workers in Excel and Outlook

After testing the new tool, Microsoft’s own finance department has seen time savings, the company said. In this article. MSFT.

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Reminder: New Version of Microsoft Teams Available to Campus

To upgrade, simply activate the ‘Try the new Teams’ toggle located in the upper-left corner of the existing Teams application on Windows, Mac, or the web version, on or after December 21, 2023.

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Financial Times

Apple faces the most disruptive threat it has seen in the iPhone era

When Tim Cook told Wall Street a month ago that Apple would unveil new artificial intelligence features this year, he broke with the company’s normal practice of not talking about a new technology until it has something close to shipping.

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