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September 25, 2022

California First State To Ban Natural Gas Heaters and Furnaces

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: A new proposal passed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) cements the state as the first […]
September 25, 2022

James Earl Jones Signs Off on Using Recordings to Recreate Darth Vader’s Voice with AI

James Earl Jones is stepping away from the role of Darth Vader after nearly 40 years. According to Vanity Fair, he has signed off on using […]
September 25, 2022

Mozilla Reaffirms That Firefox Will Continue To Support Current Content Blockers

Martin Brinkmann writes via gHacks: From next year onward, extensions for Google Chrome and most other Chromium-based browsers, will have to rely on a new extension […]
September 25, 2022

Amazon Hires Unsafe Trucking Firms Twice As Often As Peers, WSJ Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: For years, people in cars stuck behind blue delivery trucks in traffic have echoed media reports criticizing […]
September 25, 2022

OpenAI Open-Sources Whisper, a Multilingual Speech Recognition System

Speech recognition remains a challenging problem in AI and machine learning. In a step toward solving it, OpenAI today open-sourced Whisper, an automatic speech recognition system […]
September 25, 2022

NASA Waves Off Next Artemis I Launch Attempt Due To Tropical Storm

The Artemis I rocket will not have its third launch attempt on Tuesday as planned due to concerns over Tropical Storm Ian making its way toward […]
September 25, 2022

Saul Kripke, Philosopher Who Found Truths In Semantics, Dies At 81

Saul Kripke, a math prodigy and pioneering logician whose revolutionary theories on language qualified him as one of the 20th century’s greatest philosophers, died on Sept. […]
September 24, 2022

Cybersickness Could Spell an Early Death For the Metaverse

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Daily Beast: Luis Eduardo Garrido couldn’t wait to test out his colleague’s newest creation. Garrido, a psychology and […]
September 24, 2022

Newsom Vetoes ‘Premature’ Crypto Oversight Bill For California

California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would require crypto financial-service businesses to get a special license to operate, calling it premature and costly. Bloomberg […]