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Meta to Shut Down Its Digital Wallet Novi in September

Meta asks Novi users to withdraw funds as soon as possible. If someone forgets to withdraw the remaining balance, the company will "attempt to transfer" the funds to the bank account or debit cards added to the service.

OpenAI Trained a Neural Network to Play Minecraft Using Video Data

Researchers at OpenAI used a combination of labeled and unlabeled video data to teach their neural network how to hunt, run, swim, and even pillar jump.

Google's Imagen AI Tool Uses Text Descriptions to Generate Images

To recognize text input, Imagen uses large language models on which natural speech processing algorithms are based. The tech giant claims that its new text-to-image generator has an "unprecedented degree of photorealism."

Coinbase Officially Launches Its NFT Marketplace in Beta

Cryptocurrency trading and investing platform Coinbase launched its new NFT marketplace available to a small number of beta testers who will be able to create, buy, sell, and share NFTs.
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Carl Pei's Nothing Will Unveil Its Debut Smartphone on July 12

Nothing, the tech startup created by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, is finally ready to release its first Android-based smartphone. The company has announced that its full-fledged presentation will take place on July 12 in London.

Tesla Is Now Taking Pre-orders for Its Fully-Electric Semi Truck

The company says the truck can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 20 seconds when fully loaded. The all-electric vehicle will also be powered by four independent motors on the rear axles, and have a battery range of either 300 or 500 miles.

8 Key Announcements From the Google I/O Event

At this year's Google I/O conference, the company announced not only the new Android version but also new devices, including its first Pixel Watch, the affordable Pixel 6A, the flagship Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, and the Pixel Buds Pro headphones.

Tesla Launches a Microphone for In-Car Karaoke in China

A recent software update allows you to sing in a parked electric vehicle and enjoy your favorite hits. The microphone automatically pairs with the infotainment system and has several sound modes.
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Google's Imagen AI Tool Uses Text Descriptions to Generate Images

To recognize text input, Imagen uses large language models on which natural speech processing algorithms are based. The tech giant claims that its new text-to-image generator has an "unprecedented degree of photorealism."

Reddit User Played Doom Using a Rotary Phone as a Gamepad

The video's author demonstrated the process of playing Doom using a rotary phone as a gamepad but noted that remapping the rotary phone keys for Doom was an "awful experience."

What Your Social Media Posts Say About Your Love Life

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts decided to keep up with the times and conducted a study, the results of which will be of interest to everyone who has a social media account. They found out that the posts on social media speak of users' sex life.

Weekly Fun: Google Earth Timelapse and Colorful Coffins

This week’s stories feature Ross Hall from Auckland, who designs custom-made colorful coffins in the form of Lego or chocolate, and a new feature of Google Earth that shows how the world has changed from 1984 to 2020.

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