Paris Hilton wants to be the 'Queen of the Metaverse'
A fuschia Bentley drives down a twisty desert road toward the entrance of the Neon Carnival, an after-party held each year during Coachella. Paris Hilton has arrived. Her hair is in pigtails, twisted in part with white flowers, and she's wearing a sparkly pink romper that matches her platform boots. She greets fans on a red carpet, heads to a packed dance floor and eventually finds her way to the go-karts.
Scientists send glider drone into Gulf of Alaska to learn more about ocean's CO2 levels
News/Canada/British Columbia: Designed to dive 1,000 metres and roam remote parts of the ocean, an autonomous vehicle was deployed in the Gulf of Alaska this spring to provide a deeper understanding of the ocean's chemistry in the era of climate change.
Virtual learning apps tracked and shared kids' data and online activities with advertisers, report says
Millions of students who participated in virtual learning during the Covid-19 pandemic had their personal data and online behaviors tracked by educational apps and websites without their consent and in many cases shared with third-party advertising technology companies, a new report has found.
Boeing capsule returns from space station after test flight with no crew
News/Science: Boeing's crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, nearly two-and-a-half years after its first botched attempt. The Starliner mission moves NASA closer to a new option for rides to and from the ISS.
Federal appeals court rules for social media companies in battle over content moderation
Key parts of a Florida law restricting social media platforms' ability to moderate content likely violate the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a victory for the tech industry amid a wider battle over digital speech.
Google's new Street View camera is more portable (and looks weirdly cute)
Since launching in five US cities in 2007, Google's Street View cars have been circling the globe, using roof-mounted cameras to map more than 10 million miles of imagery — pictures that have been stitched together to build a visual map of much of the world.
She thought a dark moment in her past was forgotten. Then she scanned her face online
Cher Scarlett, a software engineer, has a history of being misidentified by face-scanning technology, including one instance that may have surfaced a distant ancestor in a photo. So when she was introduced to an online facial-recognition tool she hadn't heard of, she wanted to see whether it would mistake photos of her mom or daughter for her.