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New approach to carbon-14 dating corrects the age of a prehistoric burial site

Map of northeastern Europe indicating sites named in the text. Inset: The Koyka river valley at Sakhtysh with the locations of prehistoric sites (sampled burial sites highlighted). Credit: Science Advances (2024). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adk2904 How old are these bones? This standard question in archaeology can be answered quite precisely in many cases with the help of the carbon isotope 14C. But there are exceptions. Certain…

Tinder Owner Signs ChatGPT Deal. Enjoy the AI Dating Tidal Wave

Match Group, the international conglomerate that owns Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, and almost every other popular dating app, just inked a major partnership with OpenAI. The company shared only a few hazy details, saying AI will help employees with “work-related tasks.” The dating giant says it plans to squeeze artificial intelligence into “literally everything” in its apps, and today marks the first major step forward. Like It or Not, Your Doctor Will Use AI | AI UnlockedThe company celebrated its new partnership with a press…

Amid dating rumours, Britney Spears says `being single is awesome`

Pop icon Britney Spears has insisted she is still single, despite being linked to an ex. The ‘Toxic singer’ opened up about her love-life as she shared another dancing video on Instagram. She said, "Being single is awesome," seemingly shutting down rumours she is back with her felon ex Paul Richard Soliz, reports ‘Mirror.co.uk’. “Beautiful Sunday. Hopeless romantic, understanding that being single is awesome,” she added. It came as it was reported the star was dating Soliz, a…

Tinder Launches Crackdown Against AI Scams, Dating Crimes; New ID Checks Require Passport, Video

 Tinder is expanding its identity verification program at a time when artificial intelligence (AI) can make it hard to tell who's real and crime is rising on dating apps. Tinder, the world's most popular dating platform, is rolling out the system in the US, the UK, Brazil and Mexico over the coming weeks and months. It's already been testing the feature in Australia and New Zealand, where people who had been verified saw a 67% increase in matches compared to those who didn't, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. …

Tinder is bringing its advanced ID verification system to the US and UK

Tinder has announced it’s to the US, UK, Brazil and Mexico. This is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of catfish swimming around the old dating pool. The new system requires that users take a video selfie and upload a valid driver’s license or passport.Tinder has long as part of its verification process, which would provide a blue checkmark to illustrate authenticity. So the passport and driver’s license stuff is new. Once you upload the ID, Tinder will check to see if it lines up with your video selfie and…

PayPal Ventures’ first AI investment, a credit-based dating app and Robinhood’s good week

Welcome to TechCrunch Fintech (formerly The Interchange)! This week, we’re looking at a new finance-based dating app, Robinhood’s earnings results and the startup in which PayPal Ventures made its first investment. Let’s dive in! To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important fintech stories delivered to your inbox every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. PT, subscribe here. The big story A new dating app was released just in time for Valentine’s Day, but there’s a catch: You must have at least a…

OpenAI releases Sora, a credit score–based dating app launches and an anti-Tesla ad comes under fire

Welcome, folks, to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter covering noteworthy happenings in the tech industry. This week, OpenAI stunned the blogosphere with the release of Sora, a new AI model that can generate videos in impressively high fidelity. We’ve seen video generators before. But what makes Sora unique is its understanding of time and physics, which enable it to create not only more coherent videos than previous video generators, but also 3D worlds. Wild stuff! Elsewhere,…

Looking for a soulmate? It’s a trap, researchers say

Yuan Thompson and her husband have been together since 2008, and while at first she believed they could be soulmates — they had that initial spark, anyway — she says it was dedication and tough work that made them a lasting couple."We definitely enjoyed each other when we first met. We had a super-fun summer, so we decided to stay in touch after that. But honestly, it took seven years of long-distance relationship and lots of hard work for us to eventually be together," Thompson, 38, told CBC News from Ottawa."We all have…

Poor people need not apply for this dating app

Welcome to Startups Weekly — your weekly recap of everything you can’t miss from the world of startups. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. I’m having one of those weeks where I’m just constantly, very slowly shaking my head at people. As I sat down to read all the stories on TechCrunch and write the Startups Weekly newsletter, well, things didn’t get better. Just when you thought the dating scene couldn’t get any more exclusive, along comes Score, the app that says, “Love is in the air . . . but only…

Dating app users less satisfied with relationship status than non-users, finds study

Relationship status satisfaction by perceived quality of alternatives, dating app use, and current relationship status. Credit: Mobile Media & Communication (2023). DOI: 10.1177/20501579231221069 Mobile dating apps are a popular way to meet people. They promise a fun partner and a happy love life. However, a new study by Radboud University researchers shows that people who use dating apps actually tend to be overall less…