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Whisper Aero seeks quieter aviation and the globe

Noisy world. Delivery drones and air taxis, also known as electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, will make cities and neighborhoods noisier if investors succeed in saturating the market. That’s assumed. Whisper Aero seems unconcerned about assumptions. The two-year-old startup believes you should be able to silently mow your …

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Samsung announces “News” with bespoke feeds and daily briefings

Samsung launched a “Samsung News” app today that provides daily news from multiple publications. The software, which will replace “Samsung Free,” features personalised news feeds and morning and evening briefings on important news. Samsung Free, which provides news, podcasts, live TV, and games, will become Samsung News. Like Apple News, …

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Real-world “Monster Hunter” by Niantic

Niantic announced a new game to diversify its portfolio while Pokémon GO remains its most popular. Today, Niantic and Capcom unveiled a Monster Hunter mobile game for later this year. The business claimed Monster Hunter Now will launch for iOS and Android in September. Players must “hunt monsters in the …

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Open source organizations wrote to EU that Cyber Resilience Act could “chill” software development

sliderThe proposed legislation also creates ‘an unwarranted economic and technological risk to the EU’. The European Commission (EC)’s planned Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) will “chill” open source software development, according to an open letter from over a dozen open source industry groups. The Eclipse Foundation, Linux Foundation Europe, and Open …

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Meta’s content review in Africa is in limbo because of court restrictions, according to moderation partners

It is unknown who is currently evaluating Meta’s platforms in sub-Saharan Africa, as the social media behemoth has been prohibited from using its primary content review partners in Africa to provide moderation services. A Kenyan court issued temporary injunctions prohibiting Meta from hiring its new partner, Majorel, and reserving that …

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Bedrock is Amazon’s generative AI entry

Amazon enters generative AI. Instead of building AI models, it’s recruiting third parties to host them on AWS. Amazon Bedrock lets developers build generative AI apps using pretrained models from startups like AI21 Labs, Anthropic, and Stability AI. Bedrock offers AWS-trained Titan FMs (foundation models) in a “limited preview.” “Applying …

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