Meet the gamblers who won big bets on the fate of the submarine

A photographic illustration of Titan, the submarine that disappeared on the expedition to the wreck of the Titanic, in an ocean of $100 bills.

Illustration by Mother Jones; Oceangate/ZUMA; Getty Fight misinformation – sign up for free Mother Jones newspaper newsletter and follow the news that matters. Before the debris was Discovered on Thursday, Titan, the submersible that took tourists to see the wreck of the Titanic, impending tragedy has been fodder for widely praised, if often macabre, internet … Read more

The Samsung Galaxy S23 range sees big immediate discounts on Best Buy and Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy S23 range sees big immediate discounts on Best Buy and Amazon

As Amazon Prime Day approaches, retailers have started ramping up sales in an effort to capture some of the excitement in this new shopping season. For example, right now, you can get a great deal on any model in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. We’re big fans of these phones, having named both the S23 … Read more

ISPs say US should force Big Tech companies to pay to build Ars Technica broadband

The image of people fighting over money shows the hands of two people pulling at the ends of a stack of $20 bills.

Getty Images | numbeos Internet service providers in the US and Europe are clamoring for new payments from Big Tech companies. European broadband providers are much closer to realizing the long-standing goal of payments by tech companies, as the European Union government is holding an official consultation on the proposal. As the EU process unfolds, … Read more

ISPs say US should force Big Tech companies to pay for broadband construction

The image of people fighting over money shows the hands of two people pulling at the ends of a stack of $20 bills.

Getty Images | numbeos Internet service providers in the US and Europe are clamoring for new payments from Big Tech companies. European broadband providers are much closer to realizing the long-standing goal of payments by tech companies, as the European Union government is holding an official consultation on the proposal. As the EU process unfolds, … Read more

Why AI is the big bad in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning According to Christopher McQuarrie

Why AI is the big bad in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning According to Christopher McQuarrie

The threat of artificial intelligence is one that has filtered through the public consciousness in recent years. With the rise of AIs like Midjourney and ChatGPT, questions about the future of humanity and technology are being raised almost daily as these systems continually improve. Entertainment is increasingly incorporating the problem into what we see on … Read more

Warning that using AI for loans and mortgages is a big risk – BBC News

Warning that using AI for loans and mortgages is a big risk - BBC News

By Zoe Kleinman, Philippa Wain and Ashleigh Swan Technology team June 14, 2023 Updated 27 minutes ago Discrimination is a more urgent concern for the advancement of artificial intelligence than for human extinction, says the EU competition chief. Margrethe Vestager told the BBC that ‘guardrails’ are needed to counter the increased risks of technology. He … Read more

PR provocateur Ed Zitron: Big Tech and advertising broke the Internet beyond repair

Ed Zitron, founder and CEO, EZPR

An interview withEd ZitronFounder and CEO Ed Zitron will speak at the AdExchangers programmatic IO conference on May 16-17 in Las Vegas.Click here to sign up. As a PR consultant for tech companies, Ed Zitron has seen a few things. He knows where the bodies are buried and is happy to point them out. Zitron … Read more