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Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

Mar. 01, 2024 01:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s nothing complicated about the latest tobacco product trending online: Zyn is a tiny pouch filled with nicotine and flavoring. But it has stoked a debate among politicians, parents and pundits that reflects an increasingly complex landscape in which Big...

They are TV's ghosts — networks that somehow survive with little reason to watch them anymore

Mar. 01, 2024 00:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The list of memorable characters and personalities who entered popular culture through cable television is long: Honey Boo Boo. Tony Soprano. Lizzie McGuire. Don Draper. Jon Stewart. Beavis and Butt-Head. Chip and Joanna Gaines. SpongeBob SquarePants. Pick your own...

A billionaire-backed campaign for a new California city is off to a bumpy start. Again

Feb. 29, 2024 20:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After two false starts, the billionaires behind a plan to build an eco-friendly city from scratch are behind schedule to put their proposal before California voters this November. Former Goldman Sachs trader Jan Sramek unveiled his closely guarded ballot...

Humanoid robot-maker Figure partners with OpenAI and gets backing from Jeff Bezos and tech giants

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots as part of a new deal with robotics startup Figure. Sunnyvale, California-based Figure announced the partnership Thursday along with $675 million in venture capital funding...

Musk's X asks judge to penalize nonprofit researchers tracking rise of hate speech on platform

Feb. 29, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Attorneys for X Corp. and a research organization that studies online hate speech traded arguments in court Thursday after the social media platform sued the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate for documenting the increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased by Elon Musk. ...

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference continues to make strides in data acceptance

Feb. 29, 2024 16:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jessica Gelman sharpened her basketball skills in pickup games at YMCAs growing up in suburban Chicago, rocking her black sneakers just like Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls. Sure, the future co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference wanted to play like...

Some doorbell cameras sold on Amazon and other online sites have major security flaws, report says

Feb. 29, 2024 15:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some doorbell cameras sold by Amazon and other online retailers have security flaws that could allow bad actors to view footage from the devices or control them completely, according to an investigation published Thursday by Consumer Reports. Researchers from the...

Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them. The probe could lead to new regulations aimed at preventing China from...

The jobs market is hot, but layoffs keep coming in a shifting economic environment

Feb. 29, 2024 12:51 PM EST

The U.S. economy is humming and there are hundreds of thousands of jobs being added every month. In a stunning burst of hiring to start the year, the nation added 353,000 jobs in January, shrugging off the highest interest rates in two decades that have been put in place by the U.S. Federal Reserve...

Electronic Arts cutting about 5% of workforce with layoffs ongoing in gaming and tech sector

Feb. 29, 2024 09:17 AM EST

Electronic Arts is cutting about 5% of its workforce, or approximately 670 employees, as layoffs in the technology and gaming sector continue after a surge of hiring in recent years. The video game maker said in a regulatory filing that its board approved a restructuring plan that...