The supercomputer crown is back in the United States


The United States is once again home to the most powerful supercomputer in the world. The Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has been named the world’s fastest computer by, the organization that rates supercomputer performance. Frontier has overtaken Japan’s Fugaku computer, which was No. 1 since winning the title of Summit supercomputer built in the United States in 2020.

The Mammoth Frontier is as big as a house – in fact more than several houses – spanning approximately 7,300 square feet. By comparison, the average Long Island home is about 3,000 square feet.

Frontier puts the United States at the forefront of emerging technologies in medicine, nuclear fusion, crypto-analysis and other fields that rely on super-fast computing.

Twitter deploys a misinformation policy on the crisis

Twitter has introduced a new policy on misleading content.
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Twitter will remove misleading content in times of crisis. As part of its new misinformation policy on the crisis, Twitter will remove what it considers to be false coverage of events, misleading claims of war crimes, and false information regarding sanctions or humanitarian operations, among other things. Twitter says its goal is to “ensure that viral misinformation is not amplified or advocated by us during crises”.

Clean the device

This robot learns to wash dishes and vacuum furniture.

This robot learns to wash dishes and vacuum furniture.
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Cleaning is easier with one of these little floor robots that move around your home. And robot cleaners can go to a new level. High-end vacuum maker Dyson has previewed an AI-powered cleaning robot that can grab and wash dishes and vacuum chairs and sofas. Unfortunately, the dirty secret is that robots are still under development and won’t be ready to clean your house for several years.

Amazon is testing delivery service to malls

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A new type of Amazon delivery is being tested.
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Amazon is testing a service that uses the company’s extensive network of Amazon Flex drivers to pick up packages from mall-based retailers and deliver them the same day to customers. The geographical scope of the driver is unclear, but communications with drivers refer to shopping malls in Arizona, Nevada and Virginia. Unlike drivers employed by Amazon, Flex drivers are contractors who use their own vehicles to deliver packages. — Bloomberg News


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