Elon Musk says bots with ‘good content’ can use Twitter’s API for free

Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk says Twitter will let bots providing “good content” access the Twitter API for free. As noted in a post on Twitter, Musk announced that the platform will enable a “light, write-only” API for eligible bots — a partial reversal of his policy that puts API access behind a paywall. After shutting down third-party clients, like Tweetbot and Twitterrific, Twitter announced last week that developers will need to sign up for a “paid basic tier” to access Twitter’s API starting on February 9th. At the time, Musk justified the move by saying that the free API is “being abused” by… Read More

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Apple could introduce a pricier iPhone ‘Ultra’ in 2024

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s exploring the possibility of launching a more expensive iPhone “Ultra” above the iPhone Pro and Pro Max models, according to Apple tracker Mark Gurman. The high-end device could arrive as soon as 2024 with the iPhone 16 lineup. Last September, Gurman predicted that an “Ultra” model could replace the Pro Max branding with this year’s iPhone 15, but his latest theory suggests that Apple wants to establish a more powerful — and more expensive — tier of iPhones. That means the device could have an even higher price tag than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which starts at $1,099. During Apple’s… Read More

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Here’s how ChatGPT could look as part of Microsoft Bing

We’ve heard multiple rumors that innovative AI tool ChatGPT is going to be wrapped into the Microsoft Bing search engine in the near future, and now we’ve got a leaked preview of how that integration might actually work and appear in your browser. Student and designer Owen Yin (via The Verge) somehow got access to the upcoming upgrade and was able to test it for a period before being shut out. If you’ve already used ChatGPT, the interface will be familiar: you get a prompt on screen to ask for information or help with just about anything you like. You’ve got 1,000 characters to work with, apparently. One example shown… Read More

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Proposals but no consensus on curbing water shortages in Colorado River basin

Enlarge / A view of the Colorado River from the Navajo Bridge in Marble Canyon, Arizona on Aug. 31, 2022. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) In 2007, the seven states that rely on the Colorado River for water reached an agreement on a plan to minimize the water shortages plaguing the basin. Drought had gripped the region since 1999 and could soon threaten Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the largest reservoirs in the nation. Now, that future has come to pass and the states are again attempting to reach an agreement. The Colorado River faces a crisis brought on by more than 20 years of drought, decades of overallocation… Read More

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China reveals huge blockchain cluster that could be a taste of our dystopian future

Chinese media have revealed details on the country’s huge blockchain effort to handle its population’s data, and what it’s capable of is almost unthinkable.  According to BJD, the Beijing behemoth which has been dubbed the ‘Honeycomb’ comprises 1,000 high-performance servers, the sum of which is able to handle 240 million smart contract transactions every single second. It’s said that data security and privacy, with a large portion of data verification, will underpin the transactions across a number of industries including travel, online shopping, hospital registrations, financial settlements between enterprises, government collaboration, and much more. ‘Honeycomb’ blockchain cluster The country’s two-year-old home-grown “independently controllable blockchain software and hardware technology system”, Chang’an… Read More

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Vanpowers City Vanture e-bike review: Sleek, streamlined, and hard to define

Enlarge / The Vanpowers City Vanture. Spotting the “e” on this e-bike at a glance is trickier than most. (credit: Kevin Purdy) A “city” bike could mean many different things. It could be cheap, so there’s less angst when it is almost inevitably stolen. It might be simple, with fewer gears and add-ons because the commutes are short and relatively flat. Or perhaps it’s a lighter bike, one more easily hauled onto a curb or up a flight of apartment or office stairs. Vanpowers’ City Vanture is cheap and light only compared to other e-bikes (fully assembled, it costs $1,750), but its belt drive, internal hub, and five-level assist make… Read More

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Original, unopened iPhone 1 from 2007 could fetch $50,000 at auction

The most recent iPhone is the iPhone 14, launched last September – but it all started way back in 2007, and the very first Apple-made smartphones that were launched in that year are now worth rather more than their initial $499 asking price. An original, unopened iPhone 1 is now up for auction (via AppleInsider), and is expected to fetch as much as $50,000 (that’s about £41,480 / AU$72,235 at today’s exchange rate). That’s not a bad return on an investment after 16 years. This is “one of the most important and ubiquitous inventions of our lifetime” according to the auction listing, a device that “forever changed the smartphone industry”… Read More

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US neighborhood walkability influences physical activity, obesity risk

In a study from Boston University, scientists found that people who lived in walkable neighborhoods were more likely to be physically active and have lower BMIs. They examined perceived neighborhood walkability, physical activity, and obesity indicators (BMI) on a national level. Three out of four adults do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity, […] The post US neighborhood walkability influences physical activity, obesity risk appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Ovarian cancer is not a silent killer – recognizing its symptoms could help reduce misdiagnosis and late detection

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of gynecologic tumors. Fewer than 40% of those diagnosed with ovarian cancer are cured, and approximately 12,810 people in the U.S. die from the disease every year. For the past 25 years, scientists have tried to identify a screening test to detect ovarian cancer in its earliest stages, when […] The post Ovarian cancer is not a silent killer – recognizing its symptoms could help reduce misdiagnosis and late detection appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Show your heart some love!

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. But you can take steps to protect your heart and stay healthy. To start, you can learn and keep track of some important heart health numbers, like your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose (blood sugar). Then take […] The post Show your heart some love! appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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