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Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year – TechCrunch

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the surrounding brain tissue vs. what’s currently used for today’s brain-computer interfaces. “Most people don’t realize, ...

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Is Facebook Launching a TikTok Competitor?

With Facebook roping in former Google employee Jason Toff for a key portfolio, speculation is rife about the social networking giant preparing the launch of a serious competitor to the short video-sharing app TikTok. Toff, who earlier served as the General Manager for Twitter’s short-video sharing service Vine, has joined ...

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Chorus has over 50% of NZ broadband on fibre

(Image: Chorus) New Zealand telco wholesaler Chorus has disclosed that of its almost 1.2 million broadband connections, 600,000 use fibre GPON connections. The remaining half of the Shaky Isles is split between 270,000 VDSL connections and 327,000 ADSL connections. Chorus said in an update to the ASX that as of ...

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Clean Energy Regulator, WA Mines Department, and Vet Surgeons Board trying to access metadata: Comms Alliance

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Agencies trying to access metadata when not specifically listed as an enforcement agency for the purposes of Australia’s data retention regime has been labelled as a “serious and persistent phenomenon” by the Communications Alliance industry group. Writing in a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence ...

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MakeMyTrip, ASI Partner for Online Bookings for 116 Heritage Sites

In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday. The ...

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Libra will be regulated by Swiss – TechCrunch

The head of Facebook’s blockchain subsidiary Calibra David Marcus has released his prepared testimony before Congress for tomorrow and Wednesday, explaining that the Libra Association will be regulated by the Swiss government because that’s where it’s headquartered. Meanwhile, he says the Libra Association and Facebook’s Calibra wallet intend to comply ...

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