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March 10, 2024

CBS News

New technology allows archaeologists to use particle physics to explore the past

Naples, Italy — Beneath the honking horns and operatic yelling of Naples, the most blissfully chaotic city in Italy, archeologist Raffaella Bosso descends into the deafening silence of an underground maze, zigzagging back in time roughly 2,300 years.

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New Activision QA union is the largest in the video game industry

A group of roughly 600 software testers at Activision Blizzard on Friday formed the U.S. video game industry’s largest union so far. The union is the first to organize under a new labor neutrality agreement, which took effect after Microsoft acquired …

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Mazda moves to more luxury, technology with newest SUV models

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — With a catchy reggae-style theme song, “Zoom Zoom” was Mazda’s slogan and ad campaign throughout most of the 2000s and 2010s. Sporty vehicles in a sea of less-sporty offerings. Today, there’s still lots of sporty flair in the …

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The Verge

Another emulator is shutting down.

Pizza Emulators, which made Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color emulators on Android, has pulled all of its apps from the Google Play Store. In a message on Discord, developer Davide Berra writes that he’s shutting down the emulators “to prioritize my …

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The New York Times

Biden the President Wants to Curb TikTok. Biden the Candidate Embraces Its Stars.

The White House is so concerned about the security risks of TikTok that federal workers are not allowed to use the app on their government phones. Top Biden administration officials have even helped craft legislation that could ban TikTok in the United …

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Aerith’s Fate in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Is Causing a Rift Among Fans

In the 1997 game, Aerith meets her end at the hands of Sephiroth, who brutally stabs her in front of the game’s hero, Cloud Strife, and by extension the players. It was a permadeath …

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Is Austin the next boomtown? Investor Jim Breyer, UT leaders talk AI and medicine

Just weeks after the death of his wife Angela Chao, tech investor Jim Breyer joined University of Texas President Jay Hartzell, UT Dell Medical School Dean Claurdia Lucchinetti, fellow tech investor Thomas Cahill, and medical artificial intelligence …

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Flight Attendants Do Their Pre-trip Shopping at Amazon, too — Here, the 10 Items They Won’t Travel Without

Eagle Creek Pack-It Original Compression Packing Cubes · Travelpro Maxlite 5 Softside Expandable Carry-On · Apple AirTag 4-Pack · Charmking Unisex Compression Socks · Accmor Luggage Travel Cup Holder · Jisulife Handheld Mini Fan.

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The Indian Express

Meet Pi, the world’s ‘friendliest’ chatbot powered by the new Inflection-2.5 LLM

In less than a week, two Large Language Models (LLMs) have been launched that are closer to or even better at tasks than OpenAI’s GPT-4. After Anthropic’s Claude 3 captured the attention of the AI community, Inflection AI launched its latest LLM, …

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