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By DS999
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open US Navy told to do a 'supplemental' integrity investigation of $2.5b Dell deal 9
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By john.w
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open Your AI can't tell you it's lying if it thinks it's telling the truth. That's a problem 52
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open Take this $15m and make us some ultra-energy-efficient superconductor chips, scientists told 21
open Engineers up the torque to get Lucy's solar array latched 14
open Putin reaches for nuclear option: Zuckerberg banned 61
open Judge dismisses Microsoft's challenges: ValueLicensing case to proceed in Britain 18
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open IBM ordered to pay $105 million to insurer over tech project's collapse 36
open When the expert speaker at an NFT tech panel goes rogue 117
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open ESA: Fly me to the Moon, just not on a Russian rocket 16
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open Infosys quits Russia, ending UK political and tax scandal … maybe 55
open IBM not cooperating with discovery, say attorneys in age-discrimination case 26
open Intel ships mystery quantum hardware to national lab 9
open Zuckerberg gets $26m in 'other' Meta compensation 31
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open Newly released Space Force data could save life on Earth 13
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By adam 40
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open Fish mentality: If The Rock told you to eat flies, would you buy my NFT? 61
By swm
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open Congressional pressure mounts to pass $52b CHIPS Act 11
open Another big Toshiba shareholder calls for major change 1
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open DARPA says US hypersonic missile is ready for real world 67
open Epic Games' court dates with Apple and Google pushed into 2024 9
By tiggity
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open ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite narrowly dodges debris 31
By ThatOne
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open Remember when Huawei's CFO was detained in Canada? She's been promoted to chair the board 21


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