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Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion

Feb. 24, 2024 03:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. opened Saturday in an official ceremony its first semiconductor plant in Japan as part of its ongoing global expansion. “We are deeply grateful for the seamless support provided by you at every step,” TSMC Chairman...

Colombia will send deep-water expedition to explore 300-year-old shipwreck thought to hold treasure

Feb. 23, 2024 21:27 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government announced plans Friday for a deep-water expedition to explore the mythical galleon San José, sunk in the 18th century in the country’s northern Caribbean and believed to contain cargo valued at billions of dollars. The first phase...

Google says its AI image-generator would sometimes 'overcompensate' for diversity

Feb. 23, 2024 18:04 PM EST

Google apologized Friday for its faulty rollout of a new artificial intelligence image-generator, acknowledging that in some cases the tool would “overcompensate” in seeking a diverse range of people even when such a range didn’t make sense. The partial explanation for why its...

This week's cellphone outage makes it clear: In the United States, landlines are languishing

Feb. 23, 2024 10:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When her cellphone's service went down this week because of an AT&T network outage, Bernice Hudson didn't panic. She just called the people she wanted to talk to the old-fashioned way — on her landline telephone, the kind she grew up with and refuses to get rid of even...

What to stream this weekend: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Priscilla' and Dolly Parton's puppies

Feb. 23, 2024 09:38 AM EST

Dolly Parton hosting a two-hour puppy-filled variety special on CBS and the seventh and final season of the hospital drama, “The Good Doctor” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

AT&T says the outage to its US cellphone network was not caused by a cyberattack

Feb. 23, 2024 07:02 AM EST

AT&T said the hourslong outage to its U.S. cellphone network Thursday appeared to be the result of a technical error, not a malicious attack. The outage knocked out cellphone service for thousands of its users across the U.S. starting early Thursday before it was restored. ...

Reddit strikes $60M deal allowing Google to train AI models on its posts, unveils IPO plans

Feb. 22, 2024 18:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reddit has struck a deal with Google that allows the search giant to use posts from the online discussion site for training its artificial intelligence models and to improve services such as Google Search. The arrangement, announced Thursday and valued at...

Florida lawmakers pass ban on social media for kids under 16 despite constitutional concerns

Feb. 22, 2024 17:51 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to create one of the nation's most restrictive bans on minors' use of social media is heading to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has expressed concerns about the legislation to keep children under the age of 16 off popular platforms regardless of parental...

Nvidia's stock market value rose $273 billion in a day. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Feb. 22, 2024 16:53 PM EST

Nvidia’s stock price jumped 16% on Thursday, increasing the company’s market value by a staggering $273 billion in just one day, a record amount. The chipmaker has been seeing soaring demand for its semiconductors, which are used to power artificial intelligence, or AI...

Pakistan blocks X for the sixth day as activists criticize the social media platform's shutdown

Feb. 22, 2024 15:07 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulators have blocked the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, with users across the country on Thursday enduring the sixth day of sweeping disruptions, partial and complete shutdowns. There was no comment on the outage by the Pakistan...