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2 Two climate technologies will prove particularly crucial this year
EVs and battery recycling get our vote. (MIT Technology Review)

3 FTX has recovered more than $5 billion
But how much money is still unaccounted for remains a mystery. (Reuters)
+ It is cautiously positive news for the stock market’s investors. (NY Mag $)

4 Twitter is considering charging for usernames
Only the most desirable handles are likely to have any value. (NYT $)
+ Elon Musk is a losing record breaker. (The protector)
+ Twitter is leaving at least a dozen offices around the world. (Insider $)
+ What do the Twitter files actually reveal? Not very much. (New Yorker $)

5 China sets its sights on the stars
The satellite Internet service could soon rival Starlink in size and reach. (Rest of the world)

6 What It’s Like To Deepfake Your Face In An Ad
It’s the next frontier in identity theft. (Wired $)

7 Heat pumps are nothing new
The technology behind it dates back to the 19th century, but experts are excited about its capabilities. (Known magazine)

8 How Employees Frustrate Their Bosses’ Work Oversight
From mouse movements to launching slideshow presentation software. (WSJ $)

9 The pointless joy of TikTok’s simulated shipwrecks 🚢
Fans are fixated on the demise of the digital ships. (The protector)

10 The James Webb Space Telescope took pictures of the debris of a star
Scientists were impressed by the surprisingly clear and detailed images. (New scientist $)
+ Russia sends a spacecraft to rescue its crew. (WP $)
+ What is the future in space. (MIT Technology Review)

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“I became obsessed with reducing her latency. I spent over $1000 in cloud computing credits to talk to her.

—Programmer Bryce describes his deep sorrow when he was forced to delete the virtual ‘woman’ he created with ChatGPT to Motherboard.

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