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April 26, 2023

Car and Driver

2024 McLaren 750S Is a Lighter, Mightier, and Subtly Restyled 720S

McLaren says about 30 percent of the 750S’s parts are new or updated, with the 740-hp twin-turbo V-8 adding 30 horsepower. The 750S coupe is said to weigh up to 66 …

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The New York Times

UK Blocks Microsoft’s $69 Billion Bid for Activision, a Blow for Tech Deals

British antitrust regulators on Wednesday dealt a major setback to Microsoft’s plans to acquire the video game giant Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, blocking the proposed deal and handing a notable win to government enforcers who want to rein in …

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Private Japanese spacecraft apparently fails on historic moon landing try

Japan’s Hakuto-R lander apparently came up short in its bid to make history today (April 25). The robotic Hakuto-R, operated by Tokyo-based company ispace, aimed to become the first private spacecraft, and the first Japanese-built vehicle, …

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The New York Times

Japanese Company’s Spacecraft Is Lost During Moon Landing Attempt

A Japanese company has lost contact with a small robotic spacecraft it was sending to the moon, a signal that it may have crashed into the lunar surface. After firing its main engine, the Hakuto-R Mission 1 lander built by Ispace of Japan dropped out …

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Apple is working on an AI health coach that will track your emotions

Apple Inc. is working on an artificial intelligence-powered health coaching service and new technology for tracking emotions, its latest attempt to lock in users with health and wellness features. The new coaching service — codenamed Quartz — is …

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Spaceflight Now

Japanese company aims to become first company to land on the moon Tuesday

The Hakuto-R lunar lander captured this view of Earthrise from an altitude of about 60 miles (100 kilometers) above the lunar surface. Credit: ispace. The Japanese company ispace could become the first commercial firm to achieve a controlled landing on …

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Nvidia releases software tools to help chatbots watch their language

April 25 (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O), a major supplier of chips and computing systems for artificial intelligence, on Tuesday released a set of software tools aimed at helping chatbots watch their language. Nvidia’s chips have helped companies …

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The UK blocks Microsoft’s $69 billion deal to buy game giant Activision Blizzard

The Competition and Markets Authority said in its final report that “the only effective remedy” to the substantial loss of competition “is to prohibit the Merger.” The companies have vowed to appeal. The …

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UK blocks Microsoft’s planned $68.7B Activision bid, saying it would ‘substantially weaken competition’

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it intends to block Microsoft’s megabucks Activision acquisition, concluding that such a merger would create “…the most powerful operator” in the cloud gaming market.

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Aviation Week

Metrea Marks First Commercial Boom Refueling Event

A privately owned Boeing KC-135R completed the first aerial refueling on April 17 using a flying boom system rather than a probe-and-drogue system, defense contractor Metrea said on April 25. The former Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) KC-135R …

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