Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in AI firm G42, overseen by UAE’s national security adviser

[ad_1] REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is investing $1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates and overseen by the country’s powerful national security adviser. Microsoft and the technology holding company G42 announced the deal Tuesday. As part of the agreement, Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, will join G42’s board of directors. The … Read more

Prosecutors: South Carolina prison supervisor took $219,000 in bribes; got 173 cellphones to inmates

[ad_1] COLUMBIA, S.C. — A supervisor who managed security at a South Carolina prison accepted more than $219,000 in bribes over three years and got 173 contraband cellphones for inmates, according to federal prosecutors. Christine Mary Livingston, 46, was indicted earlier this month on 15 charges including bribery, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. Livingston … Read more

One Tech Tip: How to use apps to track and photograph the total solar eclipse

[ad_1] Monday’s total solar eclipse might become one of the most filmed and photographed events of the year. As the moon passes in front of the sun, plunging a swath of North America into a few minutes of darkness, throngs will take pictures or videos of the moment. But powerful solar rays and drastic changes … Read more

Canada’s Niagara region declares a state of emergency to prepare for an influx of eclipse viewers

[ad_1] Tourists on the American side of Niagara Falls take photos in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Friday, March 29, 2024. Ontario’s Niagara Region has declared a state of emergency as it readies to welcome up to a million visitors for the solar eclipse on April 8. (Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press via AP) [ad_2] Source link

Justice Department sues Apple, alleging it illegally monopolized the smartphone market

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Thursday announced a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Apple, accusing the tech giant of engineering an illegal monopoly in smartphones that boxes out competitors, stifles innovation and keeps prices artificially high. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Jersey, alleges that Apple has monopoly power in the smartphone … Read more

Why you should stop texting your kids at school

[ad_1] Virginia high school teacher Joe Clement keeps track of the text messages parents have sent students sitting in his economics and government classes: — “What did you get on your test?” — “Did you get the field trip form signed?” — “Do you want chicken or hamburgers for dinner tonight?” Clement has a plea … Read more

Why you should stop texting your kids at school

[ad_1] Virginia high school teacher Joe Clement keeps track of the text messages parents have sent students sitting in his economics and government classes: — “What did you get on your test?” — “Did you get the field trip form signed?” — “Do you want chicken or hamburgers for dinner tonight?” Clement has a plea … Read more

Europe’s Digital Markets Act is forcing tech giants to make changes. Here’s what that will look like

[ad_1] LONDON — Europeans scrolling their phones and computers this week will get new choices for default browsers and search engines, where to download iPhone apps and how their personal online data is used. They’re part of changes required under the Digital Markets Act, a set of European Union regulations that six tech companies classed … Read more

One Tech Tip: Change these settings on X to limit calls and hide your IP address

[ad_1] Elon Musk’s social media platform X has made audio and video calling capabilities available to all users, not just those with paid accounts. But a privacy issue has emerged from the rollout. The changes have made it so anyone following you on the platform formerly known as Twitter can call and see your Internet … Read more

A party like no other? Asia’s richest man celebrates son’s prenuptials with a star-studded bash

[ad_1] NEW DELHI — What happens when the son of Asia’s richest man is about to get married? His father throws a three-day prenuptial bash four months before the actual ceremony. Tycoons from around the world, heads of state, as well as Hollywood and Bollywood stars descended on the small western Indian city of Jamnagar … Read more