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European news companies sue Google over ad tech dominance

European news media companies sued Google for roughly $2.1 billion in damages Wednesday over allegations that the tech giant’s ad technology practices have harmed them.   The case, filed by more than 30 European news media companies is the latest challenge to the California-based company over its ad technology, including a case launched by the Department of Justice last year. The companies suing include Axel Springer, the German-based company that owns Politico, Reuters reported. “The media companies…

Meta ending Facebook News tab in US, Australia

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, said Thursday that it will wind down the Facebook News tab in the United States and Australia starting in early April. The decision to get rid of Facebook News, a dedicated tab on the platform that spotlights news coverage, comes as part of an effort to “better align our investments to our products and services people value the most,” Meta said in a blog post.  “As a company, we have to focus our time and resources on things people tell us they want to…

This is what it looks like to reenter Earth’s atmosphere from a space capsule’s POV

Incredible footage released by Varda Space Industries gives us a first-person view of a space capsule’s return trip to Earth, from the moment it separates from its carrier satellite in orbit all the way through its fiery reentry and bumpy arrival at the surface. Varda’s W-1 capsule landed at the Utah Test and Training Range, a military site, on February 21 in a first for a commercial company. It spent roughly eight months leading up to that in low Earth orbit, stuck in regulatory limbo while the company waited for the…

India reveals astronauts for its Gaganyaan space mission

On Tuesday, India introduced four crew members for its maiden Gaganyaan space voyage, as it aims to become the world's fourth country to send a crewed mission into space, just months after a historic landing on the south pole of the moon.Gaganyaan, or "sky craft" in Hindi, is the first mission of its kind for India and will cost about 90.23 billion rupees ($1.5 billion Cdn). It involves the launch of a habitable space capsule over the next year to an orbit of 400 kilometres, and its return via a landing in the Indian…

Scientist fired from Winnipeg disease lab intentionally worked to benefit China: CSIS report

One of the scientists who was fired from Canada's top infectious disease laboratory "intentionally" shared scientific information with China — potentially putting people's health in jeopardy — says an assessment by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).  The intelligence assessment was released late Wednesday afternoon by the federal government, along with hundreds of other documents about the mysterious dismissal of Dr. Xiangguo Qiu and her husband Keding Cheng.The scientists and their students worked in the…

Two toppled moon landers go dormant for a lunar night they may not survive

Lunar night has come around again, presenting yet another test for the two landers that recently arrived on the moon’s surface. Both Japan’s SLIM spacecraft and Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus have gone to sleep for the two-week-long stretch of darkness, the two teams confirmed at the end of the week. There’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to resume operations afterward, but they’ll try to reestablish contact when the time comes.While the solar powered landers weren’t built to withstand the frigid lunar night, SLIM —…

MWC 2024 wrap-up – GSMArena.com news

After all the build up and the excitement of the congress itself, MWC 2024 is now over. This year it was less a staging ground to launch new products and more focused on the future – companies brought prototype devices and research projects that might find their way to consumers in the near future. Still, there were phone launches too and we went hands-on with the new devices. Some newcomers were just announcing their global availability too. Here is a summary of what happened at MWC 2024. The MWC 2024 Awards were…

Waymo gets approval to deploy its robotaxi service in Los Angeles

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has given Waymo permission to expand its robotaxi operations to Los Angeles and more locations in the San Francisco Peninsula despite opposition from local groups and government agencies. "Waymo may begin fared driverless passenger service operations in the specified areas of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Peninsula, effective today," the regulator wrote in its decision (PDF). As CNBC notes, Waymo has been testing its driverless vehicles in those locations for a while…

meta news: Facebook owner Meta angers Australia with plan to stop paying for news content

Meta Platforms said it will stop paying Australian news publishers for content that appears on Facebook, setting up a fresh battle with Canberra which had led the world with a law that forces internet giants to strike licencing deals.News publishers and governments like Australia have argued that Facebook and Google unfairly benefit in terms of advertising revenue when links to news articles appear on their platforms. Meta has been scaling back its promotion of news and political content to drive traffic and says news…

These are the Nothing Phone (2a) prototypes that didn’t make the final cut

The Nothing Phone (2a) is launching globally, and in India on March 5th. The launch event is scheduled to take place at 5pm for Indian viewers. Nothing Phone (2a) did make a lot of waves with its leaks, one especially interesting with fake design renders being leaked. In a new development, it seems the fake renders were actually a rejected prototype for the Nothing Phone (2a) design. Let’s take a look at the details below:Nothing Phone (2a) design prototypes In an interview with Wallpaper, Carl Pei discusses the design…