A lizard in your luggage? We use artificial intelligence to detect wildlife trafficking

A scanned image of a lizard (Varanus varius) produced using a new technology. Credit: Rapiscan Systems, author provided Among the local animals are blue-tongued lizards and sulfur-crowned parrots It is often smuggled overseas. While the number of live animals confiscated by the Australian government has Tripled since 2017The full scale of the problem eludes us … Read more

The dangers and promises of quantum computing are approaching

The stark warning came from one of the tech world’s most prominent CEOs. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, three years ago that quantum computing has the potential to change humanity’s understanding of the natural world, enabling scientists to create new drugs and better batteries, among … Read more

Backed by Epic Games, distributed computing startup Hadean gets $30 million to power metaverse • TechCrunch

HadianThe UK-based spatial computing startup that aims to build the thriving metaverse infrastructure has closed a $30 million Series 1 funding round from a high-profile group of investors, including Epic Games and Tencent. Founded in London in 2015, Hadean began with a broad mission of putting “supercomputer levels of processing power at anyone’s disposal,” TechCrunch … Read more

Apple’s dream for iPhones can actually be a nightmare

This story is part of Hotspot iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips, and advice on Apple’s most popular products. The iPhone 14 Smartphones It goes a step further in Apple’s quest for a portless phone, making new models sleeker and more powerful by emptying the SIM card slot and Rely on eSIMs. Gone are another … Read more

Internet snickers at the ‘greedy’ woman whose drink Bill took a big chunk of her rent

Online commentators erupted into a frenzy after a man recounted how a night out with co-workers left a woman reeling for rent money. Viral reddit In the post posted on r/MaliciousCompliance, Redditor u/babybopp (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said the group agreed to split the cost of dinner and drinks evenly, … Read more