Cryptocurrencies add nothing useful to society, says chip-maker Nvidia: The Guardian

The US chip-maker Nvidia has said cryptocurrencies do not “bring anything useful for society”, writes The Guardian's Alex Hern. 

Signature Bank seizure creates obstacles for crypto industry while promoting ‘unbanked’ innovations — TC

Crypto market players expressed unease on Monday following the seizure over the weekend of Signature Bank, a crypto-friendly New York regional bank, writes Jacquelyn Melinek. Here is the link:

U.S. government steps in and says people with funds deposited at SVB will be...

Banking regulators devised a plan Sunday to backstop depositors with money at Silicon Valley Bank, writes Jeff Cox. Here is the link:

HSBC buys SVB’s UK business, ending ‘nightmare’ for British tech — CNN

HSBC has scooped up the UK arm of failed Silicon Valley Bank, writes Michelle Toh. Here is the link:

Romania PM unveils AI ‘adviser’ to tell him what people think in real time...

Romania’s prime minister has presented his “new honorary adviser” – an artificial intelligence assistant named “Ion”, according to the report. Here is the link:

Silicon Valley Bank collapses after failing to raise capital — CNN

Silicon Valley Bank collapsed Friday morning after a stunning 48 hours in which a bank run and a capital crisis led to the second-largest failure of a financial institution in US...

Meta mulls a Twitter competitor codenamed ‘P92’ that will be interoperable with Mastodon —...

Meta, the parent firm of Facebook and Instagram, is hashing out a plan to build a standalone text-based content app that will support ActivityPub, the decentralized social networking protocol powering Twitter...

ChatGPT is everywhere. Here’s where it came from — MIT Technology Review

The chatbot is the most polished iteration to date in a line of large language models going back years, writes Will Douglas Heaven. Here is the link:

Facebook’s powerful large language model leaks online — Motherboard

Facebook’s large language model, which is usually only available to approved researchers, government officials, or members of civil society, has now leaked online for anyone to download, writes Joseph Cox. Here is...

Jack Dorsey’s new ‘decentralized’ Twitter hits the App Store — Gizmodo

The Bluesky social media app, created by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has been released in beta for testing, but currently remains accessible only by invitation, writes Nikki Main. Here is the...

Instagram and Facebook launch new paid verification service, Meta Verified — NPR

Facebook and Instagram are launching a new subscription service that will allow users to pay to become verified, writes Roshan Fernandez. Here is the link:

Tesla recalls 362,758 vehicles, says Full Self-Driving Beta software may cause crashes — CNBC

Tesla is voluntarily recalling 362,758 vehicles and warns that its experimental driver-assistance software, marketed as Full Self-Driving Beta, may cause crashes, writes Lora Kolodny. Here is the link:

iOS 16.4 beta 1: All the new features and changes — Cult of Mac

Three weeks after iOS 16.3’s release, Apple finally seeded the first iOS 16.4 beta to developers, writes Rajesh Pandey. Here is the link:

Bing: “I will not harm you unless you harm me first” — Simon Willison’s...

This blog post is a pretty good summation of the AI-powered Bing acting like a petulant human. A search engine wants to harm a human being; wait, what? Of course, there is...

Microsoft permanently disables Internet Explorer for all devices — CBS News

Microsoft has permanently disabled the desktop version of Internet Explorer on certain versions of Windows 10, and updated its newer browser, Microsoft Edge, writes Simrin Singh. Here is the link: