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Microsoft’s New Recall AI Tool May Be a ‘Privacy Nightmare’

Plus: US surveillance reportedly targets pro-Palestinian protesters, the FBI arrests a man for AI-generated CSAM, and stalkerware targets hotel computers.

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Mexico Is So Hot, Monkeys Are Falling to Their Death From Trees

Authorities and conservation groups are investigating the deaths of dozens of howler monkeys in Tabasco, where extreme heat and land-use change appear to be threatening the vulnerable species.

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Why Are We Seeing These Crazy Northern Lights?

The aurora borealis is usually seen near the Arctic, but solar winds and magnetic turbulence are sparking some of the best light shows in centuries throughout the US.

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Scarlett Johansson’s OpenAI Feud Makes Her an Uncanny Folk Hero

Scarlett Johansson’s talents once made her the ideal person to voice an AI. Now, she’s the perfect human to face off against it.

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Don’t Believe the Biggest Myth About Heat Pumps

Not only do heat pumps work fine in cold weather, they’re still more efficient than gas furnaces in such conditions.

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Judge Hints at Plans to Rein In Google’s Illegal Play Store Monopoly

“Google as an illegal monopolist will have to pay some penalties,” US federal judge James Donato said Thursday, in a hearing discussing next steps after a jury found the company breached antitrust laws.

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Most US TikTok Creators Don’t Think a Ban Will Happen

The Chinese-owned app is in serious trouble in Washington, but a survey of US creators suggests TikTok’s influencer economy is carrying on with business as usual.

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Pocket-Sized AI Models Could Unlock a New Era of Computing

Research at Microsoft shows it’s possible to make AI models small enough to run on phones or laptops without major compromises to their smarts. The technique could open up new use cases for AI.

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The 18 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (May 2024)

“The Idea of You,” “Road House,” and “Bottoms” are just a few of the movies you should be watching Amazon Prime Video this week.

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The 34 Best Shows on Amazon Prime Right Now (May 2024)

“Outer Range,” “Fallout,” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” are just a few of the things you should be watching on Amazon Prime Video this week.