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Will K-pop’s AI experiment pay off?

[ad_1] 22 minutes agoBy Megan Lawton, Business reporterGetty ImagesK-pop band Seventeen are now using AI, admits member Woozi, who is standing third from the rightThere’s an issue dividing K-pop fans right now - artificial intelligence.Several of the genre’s biggest stars have now used the technology to create music videos and write lyrics, including boy band Seventeen.Last year the South Korean group sold around 16 million albums, making them one of the most
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Samsung launches Galaxy smart ring to track sleep and periods

[ad_1] 35 minutes agoBy Liv McMahon & Imran Rahman-Jones, Technology reportersSamsungThe company says its ring can be used for sleep trackingSamsung is hoping to lure fitness and health-tracking technology lovers with its newest wearable device - the Galaxy Ring.It launched the device at its Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday as the latest addition to its ecosystem of devices it says it is "supercharging" with artificial intelligence (AI).Smart rings, which use tiny sensors
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Microsoft raises Xbox Game Pass prices by as much as 25%

[ad_1] Microsoft has announced big price rises for Game Pass, its Netflix-style subscription service for games.The gaming giant, which purchased studio Activision Blizzard for a record $69bn (then £56bn) in 2023, says monthly charges for PC Game Pass will rise by £2 to £9.99, while its premium service, Ultimate, will go up by £2 to £14.99 per month.It is also replacing its standard subscription tier on Xbox consoles in September,
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Customers told to sign up to security service

[ad_1] 19 minutes agoBy Joe Tidy, Cyber correspondentGetty ImagesTicketmaster is part of one of the largest events company in the worldTicketmaster customers in North America have been sent emails warning them to take action after the company was hacked in May.Emails were sent overnight to Canadian customers, urging them to “be vigilant and take steps to protect against identity theft and fraud."The company has not commented on the notification process - however
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Chinese Tesla rival BYD agrees $1bn Turkey EV plant deal

[ad_1] China's biggest electric car maker BYD has agreed a $1bn (£780m) deal to build a manufacturing plant in Turkey, as it continues to expand outside its home country.The new plant will be capable of making up to 150,000 vehicles a year, according to Turkish state news agency Anadolu.The facility is expected to start production by the end of 2026 and create around 5,000 jobs.The deal was signed at an
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Could the ‘flying piano’ help transform air cargo?

[ad_1] 8 minutes agoBy Michael Dempsey, Technology ReporterAerolaneDubbed the "flying piano", Aerolane's test aircraft is surfing air currentsUS start-up Aerolane is seeking the secret to airborne surfing.Geese already know how to do it. When you see them flying in a v-formation, they are surfing on the air currents created by formation members ahead and around them.At an airfield in Texas, Todd Graetz is hoping to use that concept to disrupt the market
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Etsy sex toy ban sparks seller outrage

[ad_1] Sex toys and many other erotic items are to be banned from online marketplace Etsy - sparking a backlash from sellers.Also prohibited from 29 July will be items which - when modelled - expose body parts such as female nipples or the cleft between the buttocks. Etsy - which focusses on handmade, vintage and craft items - said new rules on sales were being introduced because of "evolving industry
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India’s X alternative to shut down services

[ad_1] Millions of social media users in India are stranded after homegrown microblogging platform Koo, which had branded itself as an alternative to X, announced it was shutting services.The platform's founders said a shortage of funding along with high costs for technology had led to the decision. Launched in 2020, Koo offered messaging in more than 10 Indian languages.It gained prominence in 2021 after several ministers endorsed it amid a
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans $5bn share sale

[ad_1] Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he will sell another 25 million shares in the technology giant, worth nearly $5bn (£3.9bn).It comes after the company's stock market value hit a record high on Wednesday.In February, he announced that he would sell Amazon shares worth around $8.5bn.That marked the first time since 2021 that Mr Bezos had sold Amazon shares.The company's shares have risen by more than 30% this year on