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A bill that could ban TikTok advances to the Senate. What’s next?

Apr. 20, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

The House has approved legislation that would ban TikTok if its Beijing-based parent company doesn’t divest from the popular social media platform, escalating the fight over the hot-button issue. The TikTok legislation, which was included in a package of bills that would send aid...

The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon

Apr. 20, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Saturday that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform's China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon. The decision by House Republicans to...

Biden signs bill extending a key US surveillance program after divisions nearly forced it to lapse

Apr. 20, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed legislation reauthorizing a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. Barely missing its...

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

Apr. 20, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it's hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work. It is...

Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know

Apr. 19, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Bitcoin's latest “halving" occurred Friday night. Soon after the highly anticipated...

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

Apr. 19, 2024 20:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency.

Here’s how Phish is using the Sphere's technology to give fans something completely different

Apr. 19, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phish opened its four-night stay at the Sphere Thursday with a four-hour show that used the advanced technology in the $2.3 billion arena to deliver a show that even the band's most ardent fans have never experienced before. “We came in really wanting to do a...

Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports

Apr. 19, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers unveiled their strategy Friday to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology. The International Olympic Committee outlined its agenda for taking advantage of AI. Officials said...

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

Apr. 19, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Apple said it had removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China to comply with orders from Chinese authorities. The apps were removed from the store on Friday after Chinese officials cited unspecified national...

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

Apr. 19, 2024 05:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — 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 on Friday that it violates citizens' right to speech and expression. The ban on X has been in place since February,...