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iPhone Users Win Settlement: $349 Payout for Audio Woes

iPhone Users Win Settlement: $349 Payout for Audio Woes

A $35 million settlement may entitle certain owners of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to compensation. As part of a 2019 lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, owners of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus who encountered problems with the audio chip might earn up...

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Scarlett Johansson Takes Legal Action Over Unauthorized Use of Her Voice by ChatGPT

Scarlett Johansson Takes Legal Action Over Unauthorized Use of Her Voice by ChatGPT

In a statement, actress Scarlett Johansson expressed her “shock, anger, and disbelief” at OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s decision to use a synthetic voice that was “so eerily similar” to hers in ChatGPT. The announcement follows OpenAI’s announcement that it is pausing the update due to similarities with a fictitious voice assistant presented in Johansson’s quasi-dystopian...

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Researchers From ERDC Help With Efforts to Stop Saltwater From Getting Into Southern Louisiana

Researchers From ERDC Help With Efforts to Stop Saltwater From Getting Into Southern Louisiana

VAUGHANBURG, Miss. – Louisianans are getting ready for saltwater intrusion that could affect their drinking water. To help with this, researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are helping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District with assessments and ways to reduce the risk. Much of the lower...

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UTSA Study Could Get Rid of Carbon Emissions From Atmosphere

UTSA Study Could Get Rid of Carbon Emissions From Atmosphere

Zachary Tonzetich is an associate professor in the chemistry department at UTSA College of Sciences. He is one of two people who have been given a one-year, $100,000 grant from The Welch Foundation to work on a project that could clean up the atmosphere by removing carbon emissions. This past August, Tonzetich and Anthony Cozzolino,...

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A NIH Grant of $1.8 Million is Given to Dr. Prabhu Arumugam for New Neuroscience Research

A NIH Grant of $1.8 Million is Given to Dr. Prabhu Arumugam for New Neuroscience Research

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University’s Institute of Micromanufacturing Dr. Prabhu Arumugam has received nearly $1.8 million from the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to continue developing implantable biosensor neural probes in a way that is new and...

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Texas Tech and Consolidated Nuclear Security Are Working Together on a National Security Project

Texas Tech and Consolidated Nuclear Security Are Working Together on a National Security Project

Consolidated Nuclear Security just recently announced its partnership with Texas Tech University. The two schools will work together to find solutions to national security problems. On Friday, Texas Tech students can attend an event at the Innovation Hub. Officials say that the new project “uses synergies between the Texas Tech Innovation Hub and Pantex to...

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Federal Agencies Seek Regulations for Facial Recognition Technology

Federal Agencies Seek Regulations for Facial Recognition Technology

A report from a government watchdog says that some federal law enforcement agencies haven’t taught their staff how to use facial recognition technology properly or put in place rules to protect people’s civil rights when it’s used. Why it’s important: Federal, state, and local police are using facial recognition technology more and more. This technology...