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The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency

The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency
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Here’s how Phish is using the Sphere's technology to give fans something completely different

Phish opened its four-night stay at the Sphere Thursday with a four-hour show
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This image shows one of the individual screens at the Sphere and the hundreds of light nodes it contains on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Las Vegas. The screen at the Sphere is 160,000 square feet and shows images and video in 16K x 16K resolution. (AP Photo/Josh Cornfield)
April 19

Next UN climate talks are critical to plot aid for poorer nations, says incoming president

The man who will run this year’s United Nations climate talks in November views the upcoming negotiations as a key link in international efforts to curb worsening global warming — if they can be successful
April 19
COP29 President-designate Mukhtar Babayev takes part in an interview with The Associated Press at the Azerbaijan embassy in Washington on Thursday, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
April 19

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing's orders

Apple says it has removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China on Beijing’s orders
April 19
FILE - The Meta logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. European Union regulators opened investigations into Apple, Google and Meta on Monday March 25, 2024 in the first cases under a sweeping new law designed to stop Big Tech companies from cornering digital markets that took effect earlier this month. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 19

Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports

Olympic organizers have unveiled their plans to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology
April 19
Thomas Bach, IOC President speaks at the International Olympic Committee launch of the Olympic AI Agenda at Lee Valley VeloPark, in London, Friday, April 19, 2024. The IOC will be presenting the envisioned impact that artificial intelligence can deliver for sport, and how the IOC intends to lead on the global implementation of AI within sport. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 19

Meta updates its AI assistant

The free smart-software is available on Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook.
April 19
VIDEO:  Meta updates its AI assistant
April 19

Key ally of Pakistan's prime minister demands end to ban on social media platform X

An important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social media platform X, saying it violates citizens’ right to speech and expression
April 19
FILE - Farhatullah Babar, a veteran human rights activist and member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, listens to a reporter during a news conference, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. Babar, an important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social media platform X, saying it violates citizens' right to speech and expression. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
April 19

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews

A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they say are results showing unpoliced derogatory and often false comments
April 19
FILE - A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2019. A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they claim are unpoliced derogatory and often false comments. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Tokyo District Court, demands 1.4 million yen ($9,400) in damages for 63 medical professionals.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 18

Google is combining its Android software and Pixel hardware divisions to more broadly integrate AI

Google says it will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables
April 18
FILE - Google logos are displayed when searched for Google in New York, Sept. 11, 2023. Google said it will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables. It is part of a broader push to integrate artificial intelligence more broadly throughout the company. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 18

Surprising ways in which data surveillance and constant algorithms impact society

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with authors Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert about their book "The Secret Life of Data: Navigating Hype and Uncertainty In The Age of Algorithmic Digital Surveillance."
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VIDEO: Surprising ways in which data surveillance and constant algorithms impact society
April 18

US committee releases sealed Brazil court orders to Musk's X, shedding light on account suspensions

A U.S. congressional committee has released confidential Brazilian court orders to suspend accounts on the social media platform X
April 18
FILE - Elon Musk arrives at the 10th Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, April 13, 2024. The Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee published a staff report on Wednesday, April 18, disclosing dozens of decisions by Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, ordering X to suspend or remove around 150 user profiles from its platform in recent years. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP file)
April 18

Rural Texas towns report cyberattacks that caused one water system to overflow

A hack that caused a small Texas town’s water system to overflow in January has been linked to a shadowy Russian hacktivist group
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Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know

The “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, again
April 18
FILE - An advertisement for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin displayed on a tram, May 12, 2021, in Hong Kong. Sometime in the next few days or even hours, the “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are going to take a 50% pay cut — effectively slicing new emissions of the world’s largest cryptocurrency in an event called bitcoin halving. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 18

First major attempts to regulate AI face headwinds from all sides

A group of lawmakers from six states have worked on the first major proposals to reign in AI discrimination
April 18
FILE - OpenAI's ChatGPT app is displayed on an iPhone in New York, May 18, 2023. With companies deploying artificial intelligence to every corner of society, state lawmakers are playing catch-up with the first major proposals to reign in AI's penchant for discrimination — but those bills face blistering headwinds from every direction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 18

Netflix now has nearly 270 million subscribers after another strong showing to begin 2024

Netflix gained another 9.3 million subscribers to start the year while its profit soared with the help of a still-emerging expansion into advertising, but caught investors off guard with a change that will make it more difficult to track the video stre...
April 18
FILE - The Netflix logo is shown in this photo from the company's website, in New York, Feb. 2, 2023. Netflix reports their earnings on Thursday, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 18

Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut

Shares of Ibotta, a Walmart-backed digital company that offers customers cash-back rewards and rebates on grocery brands ranging from Nestle to Coca-Cola, rose 17% in their Wall Street debut
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Tesla shares tumble below $150 per share, giving up all gains made over the past year

Tesla’s stock tumbled below $150 per share, giving up all of the gains made over the past year as the electric vehicle maker reels from falling sales and steep discounts intended to lure more buyers
April 18
FILE - The Tesla logo is displayed at the company's store in Cherry Creek Mall, Feb. 9, 2019, in Denver. Tesla's stock tumbled below $150 per share Thursday, April 18, 2024, giving up all of the gains made over the past year as the electric vehicle maker reels from falling sales and steep discounts intended to lure more buyers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 18

UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

The World Health Organization has approved a new version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile
April 18
FILE - A family enters a tent set aside for cholera patients at a clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Nov. 18, 2023. The World Health Organization has approved a new version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile. In a decision last week, WHO authorized a new vaccine by EuBiologics, the only maker of the oral cholera vaccine for a global stockpile managed by the U.N. health agency and partners. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
April 18

Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users

Generative AI is advancing so quickly that the latest chatbots available today could be out of date tomorrow
April 18
FILE - A panel, moderated by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, left, with Meta's Nick Clegg, President Global Affairs, second left, Yann LeCun, Chief AI Scientist, center, Joelle Pineau, VP AI Research, second right, and Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer, right, is held at the Meta AI Day in London, April 9, 2024. Meta, Google and OpenAI, along with leading startups, are churning out new AI language models and trying to persuade customers that they've got the smartest or fastest or cheapest chatbot technology. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 18

This ancient snake in India might have been longer than a school bus and weighed a ton

Researchers in India have found fossils of an ancient giant snake that could have been longer than a school bus
April 18
This image provided by researchers in April 2024 shows views of some of the vertebrae of Vasuki indicus, a newly discovered extinct snake from about 47 million years ago, estimated to reach nearly 50 feet (15 meters) long. The scale bar at the center of each row showing rotated views of an individual vertebra indicates 5 centimeters (almost 2 inches). (Sunil Bajpai, Debajit Datta, Poonam Verma via AP)
April 18

UK police say they disrupted cyber fraud network that stole personal data from thousands

Police in London say they have infiltrated and disrupted a website that allowed international cyber fraudsters to trick up to 70,000 British victims into revealing personal information such as bank account details and passwords
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FILE - The Lyrid meteor shower is seen over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn off Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Lyrids occur every year in mid-to-late April. Peak activity for 2024 happens Sunday, April 21 into Monday, April 22, with 10 to 20 meteors expected per hour, weather permitting. Viewing lasts through April 29. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP, File)
April 18

Google fires 28 workers in aftermath of protests over big tech deal with Israeli government

Google has fired 28 employees in the aftermath of protests over technology that the internet company is supplying the Israeli government amid the Gaza war, further escalating tensions surrounding a hot-button deal
April 18
Two people ride past the Google sign outside the Google offices in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Google has fired 28 employees who were involved in protests over the tech company’s cloud computing contract with the Israeli government. The workers held sit-ins at the company’s offices in California and New York over Google’s $1.2 billion contract to provide custom tools for Israeli’s military. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
April 18

Google offers help for EV drivers

Google Maps adds features that it says will make it easier for electric vehicle drivers to find charging stations.
April 18
VIDEO:  Google offers help for EV drivers
April 18

Nokia sees double-digit fall in January-March sales amid weak market for 5G

Wireless and fixed-network equipment maker Nokia has reported a smaller-than-expected profit and a substantial double-digit fall in sales in the first quarter due to a market weakened by a lack of investment by clients in 5G technology
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Indonesians leave homes near erupting volcano and airport closes due to ash danger

Indonesian authorities closed an international airport and residents left homes near an erupting volcano due to spreading ash, falling rocks and the possibility of a tsunami
April 18
Mount Ruang volcano is seen during the eruption from Tagulandang island, Indonesia, Thursday, April 18, 2024. Indonesian authorities closed an airport and residents left homes near an erupting volcano Thursday due to the dangers of spreading ash, falling rocks, hot volcanic clouds and the possibility of a tsunami. (AP Photo/ Hendra Ambalao)
April 17

By The Numbers: Gen Z ditches Google for TikTok

A look at the numbers behind Generation Z turning to TikTok as their search engine of choice.
April 17
VIDEO: By The Numbers: Gen Z ditches Google for TikTok
April 17

Schumer says US will provide $6.1 billion to Micron Technology for chip plants in NY, Idaho

The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide $6.1 billion in government support for Micron Technology to produce advanced memory computer chips in New York and Idaho
April 17
President Joe Biden waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, after returning from a trip to Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 17

Here's why experts don't think cloud seeding played a role in Dubai's downpour

With cloud seeding, it may rain, but it doesn’t really pour or flood — at least nothing like what drenched the United Arab Emirates and paralyzed Dubai
April 17
FILE - Carver Cammans installs cloud seeding equipment Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Lyons, Colo. With cloud seeding, it may rain, but it doesn’t really pour or flood. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson, File)
April 17

After 40 nights of U2 at the Sphere, Phish's Trey Anastasio talks about taking over

Phish has been performing to thousands of dedicated fans for decades and prides itself on never playing the same show twice
April 17
Trey Anastasio, guitarist and singer-songwriter of the band Phish, poses for a photograph during an interview on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
April 17

Uber helps look into account that sent driver to home where she was killed

The ride-hailing company Uber says it's banned an account that sent a driver to the Ohio home where an 81-year-old man allegedly shot the woman to death
April 17
This booking photo released by the Clark County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office, shows William Brock, an Ohio man who authorities say fatally shot an Uber driver who he thought was trying to rob him after scam phone calls deceived them both. Brock, 81, is charged with murder, felonious assault and kidnapping in the March 25, 2024, shooting death of Uber driver Loletha Hall. (Clark County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 17

Amazon removed Just Walk Out from many of its own stores but wants to sell the system to others

Amazon wants other businesses to know it’s not giving up on its Just Walk Out technology
April 17
FILE - An Amazon Fresh grocery store is seen, Feb. 4, 2022, in Warrington, Pa. Amazon is removing Just Walk Out technology from its Amazon Fresh stores as part of an effort to revamp the grocery chain. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 17

Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Hugh Grant says he accepted “an enormous sum of money” to settle a lawsuit accusing the publisher of The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him
April 17
FILE - Hugh Grant arrives at the premiere of "Wonka" on Dec. 10, 2023, at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. Hugh Grant says he received “an enormous sum of money” to settle a lawsuit accusing the publisher of The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 17

European Union questions TikTok on new app that pays users for watching

European Union regulators are seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos
April 17
FILE - The TikTok logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen which displays the TikTok home screen, Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Boston. European Union regulators said Wednesday, April 17, 2024, they're seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 17

Tesla to ask shareholders to reinstate $55 billion pay package for Musk

Tesla is asking shareholders to restore a $56 billion pay package for CEO Elon Musk that was rejected by a Delaware judge this year, and to shift the company’s corporate home to Texas
April 17
FILE - A Tesla logo has rain drops on it Feb. 27, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C. After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 17

Amazon music introduces AI playlists with Maestro feature

The new feature creates a playlist using artificial intelligence.
April 17
VIDEO:  Amazon music introduces AI playlists with Maestro feature
April 16

Voting technology company settles lawsuit against far-right news outlet over 2020 election claims

A voting technology company targeted by bogus fraud claims related to the 2020 presidential election has settled a defamation lawsuit against a conservative news outlet
April 16
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Apple App Store - Top Apps

App Store / Apple TV apps/ charts for week ending 4/14/24:
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Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in AI firm G42, overseen by UAE's national security adviser

Microsoft is investing $1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates and overseen by the country’s powerful national security adviser
April 16
FILE - The Microsoft logo is pictured outside the headquarters in Paris, on Jan. 8, 2021. Microsoft will stop packaging its Teams videoconferencing app with its Office software after the practice attracted antitrust scrutiny. The tech giant said Monday, April 1, 2024, that customers buying Office subscriptions starting this week won't get Teams bundled with the service. Microsoft will start selling the two products separately around the world, following a move last year to separate the products in Europe. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 16

Ohio man fatally shot Uber driver after scam phone calls targeted both of them, authorities say

An Ohio man who authorities say fatally shot an Uber driver he thought was trying to rob him after scam phone calls deceived them both has been indicted on a murder charge
April 16
In this image taken from Uber dashcam video released by the Clark County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office, William Brock, right, holds a weapon to Uber driver Loletha Hall outside his home in South Charleston, Ohio, on March 25, 2024. Brock, 81, who authorities say fatally shot Hall who he thought was trying to rob him after scam phone calls deceived them both, was indicted on a murder charge, Monday, April 15, 2024, by a Clark County grand jury. Hall had no knowledge of the calls made to Brock, authorities said. (Clark County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 16

North Korea is buying Chinese surveillance cameras in a push to tighten control, report says

A report from the website 38 North says that North Korea is putting surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces in a technology-driven push to monitor its population even more closely
April 16
FILE - Guard posts and fences ring a hill side on the North Korea border with Russia and China seen from China's Yiyanwang Three Kingdoms viewing platform in Fangchuan in northeastern China's Jilin province on Sept. 12, 2023. North Korea is putting surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces, and collecting fingerprints, photographs and other biometric information from its citizens in a technology-driven push to monitor its population even more closely, a report said Tuesday, April 16, 2024.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 16

Apple unseated by Samsung as the top phone maker: Report

Samsung accounted for nearly 21% of the global market while Apple claimed just over 17%, according to a report in Reuters, citing the research firm IDC.
April 16
VIDEO:  Apple unseated by Samsung as the top phone maker
April 16

Nissan says it will make next-generation EV batteries by early 2029

Nissan says it expects to mass produce electric vehicles powered by advanced next-generation batteries by early 2029
April 16
Nissan Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto speaks with reporters during a tour of what is set to be a plant for electric vehicles powered by all-solid-state batteries in Yokohama, Japan Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Nissan expects to mass produce electric vehicles powered by advanced next-generation batteries by 2028, the company said Tuesday during a media tour of an unfinished pilot plant. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
April 16
In this courtroom sketch, former President Donald Trump turns to face the audience at the beginning of his trial over charges that he falsified business records to conceal money paid to silence porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016, in Manhattan state court in New York, Monday, April 15, 2024. (Jane Rosenberg/Pool Photo via AP)
April 15

NASA confirms mystery object that crashed through roof of Florida home came from space station

NASA says it determined that an object that crashed through the roof of a Florida home last month was a chunk of space junk from equipment discarded at the International Space Station
April 15
This undated photo provided by NASA shows a recovered chunk of space junk from equipment discarded at the International Space Station. The cylindrical object that tore through a home in Naples, Fla., March 8, 2024, was subsequently taken to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for analysis. (NASA via AP)
April 15

NASA is seeking a faster, cheaper way to bring Mars samples to Earth

NASA is seeking a faster, cheaper way to bring rock samples from Mars to Earth
April 15
This photo provided by NASA shows the Perseverance Mars rover collecting a sample from a rock called "Bunsen Peak" using a coring bit on the end of its robotic arm on March 11, 2024. NASA has put the effort to bring the samples to Earth on hold until there is a faster, cheaper way. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU via AP)
April 15

Trump Media stock slides again to bring it more than 66% below its peak as euphoria fades

The stock price for Donald Trump’s social media company is sliding again
April 15
Former President Donald Trump arrives at court for the start of jury selection in his historic hush money trial, Monday, April 15, 2024 in New York. (Angela Weiss/Pool via AP)
April 15

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

Reef scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time due to prolonged warming of the oceans
April 15
In this image provide by NOAA, a fish swims near coral showing signs of bleaching at Cheeca Rocks off the coast of Islamorada, Fla., on July 23, 2023. Reef scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time due to prolonged warming of the oceans. (Andrew Ibarra/NOAA via AP)
April 15

Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

The coffee that picked you up this morning is 600,000 years old
April 15
FILE - Arabica coffee beans harvested the previous year are stored at a coffee plantation in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala, on May 22, 2014. In a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on Monday, April 15, 2024, researchers estimate that Coffea arabica came to be from natural crossbreeding of two other coffee species over 600,000 years ago. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
April 15

Tesla plans to lay off 10% of workforce after dismal quarterly sales, multiple news outlets report

After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday
April 15
FILE - People walk to the Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany,March 13, 2024. After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)