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  1. Twitter Users Compare Elon Musk's Neuralink Chip to 'Black Mirror'

    www.businessinsider.com | 3 min read

    Musk announced earlier this week that he is hiring a clinical trial director, signaling the company is one step closer to testing the chips in humans.

  2. Microsoft Weekly: Activision acquisition, forced updates, and Google Play on Windows - Neowin

    www.neowin.net | 7 min read

    If you've been reading Neowin for the past few days, you know that it's been a busy week in the Microsoft-verse due to a major acquisition, and a new program from Google. Find out more in our recap!

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    Techmeme: Dealogic: Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet announced more acquisitions in 2021 than in any other year in the past decade (CNBC)
    Techmeme: Analysis: AR and VR startups raised ~$1.9B in Q4 2021, more than any quarter ever, making 2021 the second-best year for AR/VR investments with ~$3.9B raised (Chris Metinko/Crunchbase News)
    Microsoft force installs Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices - gHacks Tech News
    Microsoft AI Powering into Healthcare
    Microsoft AI Powering into Healthcare

  3. Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal is bad for privacy rights

    www.msnbc.com | 4 min read

    The XBox producer is trying to dominate the video game market. That's a problem for consumers.

  4. Human Trials Of Elon Musk’s Brain Chip Company Neuralink To Start Soon

    www.techworm.net | 2 min read

    Neuralink is a brain chip startup company owned by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. The technology being developed by Neuralink will help someone with

    Related:
    Elon Musk’s Brain Chip Firm Neuralink Set to Start Human Trials
    Elon Musk's Brain Implant Company 'Neuralink' Nears Human Trials

  5. New Sensor Grids Record Human Brain Signals in Record-Breaking Resolution

    ucsdnews.ucsd.edu | 11 min read

    A new array of sensors can record electrical signals directly from the surface of the human brain in record-breaking detail: 100 times higher resolution than today's clinical tools. This could improve neurosurgeons' ability to remove brain tumors safely and surgically treat drug-resistant epilepsy.

  6. Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste | CP24.com

    www.cp24.com | 4 min read

    When Gillian Pulfer picked up roasted sweet potato soup, flank steak and chicken salad from a Toronto Pusateri's Fine Foods for $10 last weekend, the deal was too good not to brag about.

    Related:
    Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste
    Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

  7. J-20 fighter could get directed-energy weapon, drone-control capability: experts - Global Times

    www.globaltimes.cn | 3 min read

  8. Techmeme: There will be no bursting bubble, just a deflating balloon of high growth tech stock valuations returning to normal as factors that inflated them go away (M.G. Siegler/500ish)

    www.techmeme.com | 1 min read

    By M.G. Siegler / 500ish. View the full context on Techmeme.

  9. Brain device records activity in record-breaking detail | The Independent

    www.independent.co.uk | 2 min read

    Research could lead to breakthroughs in the emerging field of brain-computer interfaces

  10. The Week in Business: A Big Bet on Gaming - The New York Times

    www.nytimes.com | 3 min read

    Intel announces plans for a $20 billion chip manufacturing complex in Ohio. With Omicron beginning a retreat, is a “new normal” coming? And the Fed meets, with inflation high on the agenda.

 

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  1. Thomas Pesquet: 1st French astronaut to command the International Space Station | Space

    www.space.com | 11 min read, listed in Bing News

  2. Solving a crystal's structure when you've only got powder

    phys.org | 5 min read, listed in European Media Monitor - Machine Learning

    Crystals reveal the hidden geometry of molecules to the naked eye. Scientists use crystals to figure out the atomic structure of new materials, but many can't be grown large enough. Now, a team of researchers report a new technique in the January 19 issue of Nature that can discover the crystalline structure of any material.