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California Reintroduces ‘Right To Repair’ Bill After Previous Effort Failed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: California State Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman on Monday announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 1163, which will require manufacturers like Apple to “make service literature and equipment or parts available to product owners and to regulated, independent repair shops.” “For nearly 30 years California has required that manufacturers provide access ... Read More »

Bill Gates Talked With Google Employees About Using AI To Analyze Ultrasound Images of Unborn Children

Bill Gates said he talked to Google researchers about the application of artificial-intelligence technology in healthcare. “While Microsoft and Google are arch-competitors in many areas, including cloud computing and artificial intelligence research, the visit is an example of how Gates’ broad interest in technology trumps Microsoft’s historical rivalries with other tech companies,” reports CNBC. From the report: Gates talked about ... Read More »

MoviePass Brings Back Its Unlimited Movie Plan

The subscription plan that made MoviePass explode in popularity is coming back. If you’re willing to pay for a full year (via ACH payment), “MoviePass Uncapped” will cost the same as the original unlimited plan, namely $9.95 per month, and will allow you to get an unlimited number of 2D movie tickets. TechCrunch reports: Now, you may be thinking that ... Read More »

Crytek Shows 4K 30 FPS Ray Tracing On Non-RTX AMD and NVIDIA GPUs

dryriver writes: Crytek has published a video showing an ordinary AMD Vega 56 GPU — which has no raytracing specific circuitry and only costs around $450 — real-time ray tracing a complex 3D city environment at 4K 30 FPS. Crytek says that the technology demo runs fine on most normal NVIDIA and AMD gaming GPUs. As if this wasn’t impressive ... Read More »

Trump Blockade of Huawei Fizzles In European 5G Rollout

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Last summer, the Trump administration started a campaign to convince its European allies to bar China’s Huawei from their telecom networks. Bolstered by the success of similar efforts in Australia and New Zealand, the White House sent envoys to European capitals with warnings that Huawei’s gear would open a backdoor for Chinese ... Read More »