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Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Is So Hard To Manufacture -CNBC

 

When Tesla unveiled its vision for an electric pickup truck in November 2019, it shocked the world. Four years later, it’s finally here. But getting the Cybertruck to market has been a big challenge.

Inside An Apple Lab That Makes Custom Chips For iPhone And Mac -CNBC

 

Apple has designed its own custom chips for iPhones since 2010, kicking off a trend followed by other non-chip giants like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla.

Why NASA's Aging Satellite Network Threatens Space Exploration | WSJ

 

The Deep Space Network, NASA’s main communications infrastructure, is overburdened. Spacecraft billions of miles away rely on this network of giant satellite dishes to communicate with Earth.

How Elon Musk’s Starlink Is Bringing In Billions For SpaceX -CNBC

 

Starlink is SpaceX’s answer to providing global, high-speed internet coverage using a network of thousands of satellites buzzing around the planet in a region known as low Earth orbit (LEO), about 342 miles above the Earth’s surface.

The High-Tech Drones Tracking the World’s Most Dangerous Storms | WSJ

 

As storms begin to batter the East and West coasts, officials rely on NOAA to predict storm paths and track hurricanes. But NOAA doesn’t just use satellites, it also uses drones to track storms.

iOS 17: 17 New Features for Apple’s New iPhone Software Update | WSJ

 

Apple just-released iOS 17 and there are many new features to learn about. It gives your iPhone’s call screen a makeover while allowing for custom contact posters. Other big new updates include live voicemail, FaceTime video messages and custom stickers.

iPhone 15 First Look: Why Apple’s New USB-C Port Is a Huge Deal | WSJ

 

Sure, Apple's new iPhone 15 features have improved designs and cameras, but the tech company’s switch from the Lightning to USB-C port is the biggest iPhone news to affect consumers in years.

The Rise Of Robots | CNBC

 

CNBC Marathon explores the rise of robots and how they are changing the economy. A robot named Flippy runs the fry station at a White Castle outside of Chicago. White Castle said it plans to add 100 Flippy’s to its kitchens nationwide.

Why It's So Hard for Meta, PayPal and X to Build a Super App Like WeChat | WSJ

 

Meta. PayPal. X. All of these tech companies have made attempts at a “super app” in the U.S., following the success of WeChat in China, but have yet to get one off the ground.

Apple Vision Pro Headset: Price, Specs and Other Details | WSJ

 

Apple announced its Vision Pro mixed-reality headset at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino, CA. The sleek headset bridges virtual reality with augmented reality and includes unique features for FaceTime, watching 3-D movies and more.

Generative AI: what is it good for? -The Economist

 

Generative AI is the technology behind the wave of new online tools used by millions around the world. As the technology is ever more widely deployed, what are its current strengths and its weaknesses?

I Tested AI Photo Apps Like Adobe Firefly and Midjourney on Strangers | WSJ

 

AI image tools, including Adobe Firefly, FaceApp, Midjourney and Try It On, can give people appearances, features and characteristics that, well, aren’t real. WSJ’s Joanna Stern set up an AI photo booth in New York City to test out the photo tools.

New York vs. Tokyo’s Subway: How Japan Got So Far Ahead | U.S. vs. Japan | WSJ

 

Japan’s train system is ranked the most efficient in the world, according to Statista. The United States is tied with Azerbaijan for 11th best. Part of this is because Japan’s railway system has more points of connection allowing for easier commutes.

How Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fell Behind Walmart And Alphabet -CNBC

 

Amazon says its Prime Air drones recently completed 100 deliveries in two small U.S. markets. Meanwhile, competitors like Alphabet’s Wing and Walmart partner Zipline have made hundreds of thousands of deliveries.

Will Apple’s Headset Be as Disruptive as the iPod, iPhone or Apple Watch? | WSJ

 

Apple is expected to announce a mixed-reality headset in 2023. Thanks to the iPhone, Apple has a massive 2-billion-person installed base, but convincing customers to purchase a pricey headset could be a challenge.

Why Hydrogen-Powered Planes Will Beat Electric Planes -CNBC

 

Aircraft giant, Airbus, is exploring this new technology, as well as new startups, ZeroAvia and Universal Hydrogen. CNBC explores hydrogen planes and whether they could fix aviation’s emissions problem.

I Challenged My AI Clone to Replace Me for 24 Hours | WSJ

 

New AI voice and video tools can look and sound like you. But can they fool your family—or bank? WSJ’s Joanna Stern replaced herself with her AI twin for the day and put "her" through a series of challenges.

How to stop AI going rogue -The Economist

 

Artificial intelligence is improving so fast that no one knows what it might be capable of. It brings huge opportunities, but also huge risks. Arjun Ramani, The Economist's global business and economics correspondent, explains what could go wrong.

How Tap-to-Pay Works | The Tech Behind | WSJ

 

From Apple iPhones to New York City subway turnstiles, tap-to-pay use in everyday American life is growing, thanks in part to its security and ease of use. But tap-to-pay and its small near field communication antennas are more complicated than they look.

Beyond ChatGPT: what chatbots mean for the future -The Economist

 

With the arrival of generative AI chatbots, artificial intelligence no longer seems the preserve of science fiction. Now that the bots are talking back, what does it mean for the future of the internet—and our relationship with machines?