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'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer science at West Point during the 1970s and then at two private universities through the 1990s, so he isn't surprised by the progress technology has made over the decades.
Some video game actors are letting AI clone their voices. They just don't want it to replace them

Some video game actors are letting AI clone their voices. They just don't want it to replace them

If you are battling a video game goblin who speaks with a Cockney accent, or asking a gruff Scottish blacksmith to forge a virtual sword, you might be hearing the voice of actor Andy Magee. Except it's not quite Magee's voice.
Biden admin providing $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries to make computer chips in New York and Vermont

Biden admin providing $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries to make computer chips in New York and Vermont

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that the government intends to provide $1.5 billion to the computer chip company GlobalFoundries to expand its domestic production in New York and Vermont.
US rivalry with China expands to biotech. Lawmakers see a failure to compete and want to act

US rivalry with China expands to biotech. Lawmakers see a failure to compete and want to act

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers are raising alarms about what they see as America’s failure to compete with China in biotechnology, warning of the risks to U.S. national security and commercial interests.

Ex-YouTube CEO's son dies at UC Berkeley campus, according to officials, relative

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The 19-year-old son of a former YouTube executive died last week at the UC Berkeley campus where he resided, officials and a relative said.
'Resilience and bravery:' Nova Scotia honours first Black man to win Victoria Cross

'Resilience and bravery:' Nova Scotia honours first Black man to win Victoria Cross

HALIFAX — Against a backdrop of unimaginable racism and hardship, William Hall's courage on the battlefield in 1857 led him to become the first Black person awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest military decoration.
One Tech Tip: Ready to go beyond Google? Here's how to use new generative AI search sites

One Tech Tip: Ready to go beyond Google? Here's how to use new generative AI search sites

LONDON (AP) — It's not just you. A lot people think Google searches are getting worse. And the rise of generative AI chatbots is giving people new and different ways to look up information.
Japan's new flagship H3 rocket reaches orbit in a key test after failed debut last year

Japan's new flagship H3 rocket reaches orbit in a key test after failed debut last year

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's flagship H3 rocket reached orbit and released two small observation satellites in a key second test following a failed debut launch last year, buoying hope for the country in the global space race.
Astronaut headed to the moon says Canada needs more visionaries

Astronaut headed to the moon says Canada needs more visionaries

OTTAWA — You're in a Florida beach house. You're under quarantine. And you're saying your final goodbyes to your family. That's all mandated by your bosses, because they're about to send you on a mission you might never return from.
State governments looking to protect health-related data as it's used in abortion battle

State governments looking to protect health-related data as it's used in abortion battle

Some state governments and federal regulators were already moving to keep individuals' reproductive health information private when a U.S.