Gadgets

Apple Misses Earnings and Revenue Estimates. The Stock Is Falling Sharply.

Text size Demand for laptop computers and other consumer electronics has weakened. Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg Apple shares were sharply lower in late trading Thursday after the company posted disappointing results for the December quarter, missing Wall Street estimates for both revenue and profits. Sales in the iPhone, Mac and wearables segments, in particular, were well short …

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Voice-activated device enables safer DNA handling

This small, voice-activated device extracts and pretreats bacterial DNA and could make the laboratory safer for scientists and technicians. Credit: Adapted from ACS Sensors 2023, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.2c01849 Yelling commands to Siri and Alexa is a normal part of daily life for many today. But, “Alexa, play my favorite music,” is a little different than, “Alexa, …

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Seattle Public Schools block ChatGPT on school devices

More people are using chatbots like ChatGPT which in turn is making the program smarter. SEATTLE — If it seems like the world can’t get enough of the viral language tool ChatGPT which uses Artificial Intelligence to generate essays, poems and even music lyrics, you are not alone. From Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar investment in ChatGPT …

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Delay of eligibility for medical assistance in dying for persons suffering solely from mental illness proposed by Ministers of Justice and Health

OTTAWA, ON, Feb. 2, 2023 /CNW/ – Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians’ needs, protect those who may be vulnerable, and support autonomy and freedom of choice. Under Canada’s current MAID law, persons suffering solely from a …

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THE ANTI-BARK DEVICE DOESN’T STOP YOUR DOG’S BARKING—WHAT’S WRONG?

You’re losing sleep, the neighbors are complaining, nobody in your house can watch TV or talk on the phone without earbuds, delivery trucks in the driveway or friends at the front door bring on a hounds-of-heck barking explosion from your otherwise usually mild-mannered family dog. You’re frustrated. You’d do anything to stop the barking! You …

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Microsoft rolls out ChatGPT-powered Teams Premium

Feb 1 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Wednesday rolled out a premium Teams messaging offering powered by ChatGPT to simplify meetings using the AI ​​chatbot that has taken Silicon Valley by storm. The premium service will cost $7 per month in June before increasing to $10 in July, Microsoft said. OpenAI-owned ChatGPT will generate …

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Prinx Releases Tire Roadside Assistance Program for Radial Tires

Prinx Chengshan Tire North America Inc. has introduced the Fortune Tires’ new Premium Tire Roadside Assistance Program for ST radial tires. The Premium Tire Roadside Assistance program has several benefits in the event a flat tire should occur with a Fortune ST radial tire. The benefits include 24/7 roadside assistance, replacement of flat tires with …

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DC homeless scramble ahead of expedited McPherson Square park clearing

Comment on this story Comment The day after residents of the District’s largest homeless encampment learned they would be cleared out of McPherson Square two months sooner than expected, DC outreach workers and officials Wednesday were hustling to avoid leaving dozens of unhoused residents out in the cold with nowhere to go. Of the estimated …

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