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April 21, 2023


SpaceX’s Starship rocket lifts off for inaugural test flight but explodes midair

The massive Super Heavy rocket booster, which houses 33 engines, lifted off and sent a massive boom across the coastal landscape as it fired to life. The Starship spacecraft, riding atop the booster, soared out over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Stack Overflow Will Charge AI Giants for Training Data

But Stack Overflow, a popular internet forum for computer programming help, plans to begin charging large AI developers as soon as the middle of this year for access to the 50 million questions and answers on its service, CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar says.

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The New York Times

How Elon Musk’s Starship design and timeline has changed over seven years.

As big as Starship is, it was originally going to be bigger. In 2016, Elon Musk was dropping hints of a giant new spacecraft that would take people — lots of them — to Mars. He called it the Mars Colonial Transporter. By the time he unveiled the design …

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Lara Downes: Tiny Desk Concert

Most Tiny Desk artists roll into our office space with a suitcase or two because they’re on tour. But when pianist Lara Downes arrived for this springtime performance, she unpacked an entire suitcase stuffed with imitation flowers, ivy and butterflies.

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Ronaldo loses verified status on Twitter, US basketball star LeBron James remains

Pope Francis, who lost the blue tick earlier on Thursday, was later given the gray verification checkmark by Twitter. Some personalities such as basketball star LeBron James and author Stephen King still had their checkmarks.

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Aviation Week

Video: A Guide to Leidos’ Lunar Terrain Vehicle

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Financial Times

Alphabet merges DeepMind and Google Brain AI research units

The shake-up will leave Demis Hassabis, the British head of DeepMind, in charge of an expanded group that can lay claim to many of the research breakthroughs that have turned AI into the industry’s most important new technology since the …

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Google to Launch AI-Driven Ad Campaigns

Google is leaning into artificial intelligence, saying it will launch of AI-powered ad campaigns to capitalize on growing interest in the technology. Key Takeaways. Google presented a new AI-generated service to marketing customers.

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DC Rainmaker

Wahoo Announces Summit Freeride: First Ride Thoughts!

Here’s a quickie of a post, at least until I can properly test it. Wahoo has announced their own free-riding version of their climbing metrics, akin to Garmin’s free-ride ClimbPro and Hammerhead’s free-ride CLIMBER. This allows you to ride without any …

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Alphabet to combine AI research units Google Brain, DeepMind

Alphabet Inc is combining Google Brain and DeepMind, as it doubles down on artificial intelligence research in its race to compete with rival systems like OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot. The new division will be led by DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis and its …

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