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Plus: The system behind organ transplants is in urgent need of an overhaul

Plus: The system behind organ transplants is in urgent need of an overhaul

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I’ve been combing the internet to find today’s funniest/most important/scary/fascinating stories about technology.

1 Chipmakers are already scrapping for $52 billion in CHIPS funding
While the cash is a welcome boost for the industry, the battle is far from over. (FT$)

2 The software that handles organ transplants is dangerously out of date
Outraged transplant doctors say the system is putting lives at risk. (WP$)
+ The UK’s healthcare system will use artificial intelligence to detect and treat people at risk of hepatitis C. (The Guardian)
+ A new storage technique could greatly expand the number of livers available for transplantation. (MIT Technology Review)

3 Covid dealt a heavy blow to Americans’ health
The extent of this is only now becoming clear. (WSJ$)
+ Antiaging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid. (MIT Technology Review)

4 Elon Musk is suing Twitter
But the details are kept under wraps. (CNBC)
+ Here’s what could happen next. (NEW Mag $)
+ Musk has suggested that interactions between Twitter accounts have dropped. (Insider $)

5 Data brokers sell data on billions of potentially pregnant women
Although the true number of individuals is unclear, it has chilling implications in a post-roe world. (Gizmodo)

6 top livestreamers are being harassed and stalked offline
Obsessive fans take advantage of the intimacy that has become the stars’ calling card. (ENJOY $)
+ China wants to control how its famous live streamers behave, speak and even dress. (MIT Technology Review)

7 Part of China’s most powerful rocket crashed back to earth
NASA was not impressed with the country’s failure to issue a warning about the falling debris. (NBC)
+ The organization sends a pair of helicopters to Mars. (Spectrum IEEE)
+ Here’s what you might have missed from these James Webb Space Telescope images. (BigThink)

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8 True crypto believers keep the faith
They keep calm and carry on, even if other investors are not. (WSJ$)
+ Bitcoin’s recovery month was short and sweet. (Bloomberg$)
+ It’s safe to say that advice from these “crypto voyants” should be taken with a grain of salt. (Charged)
+ Forget breakfast, Tiffany starts with NFTs. (CNET)
+ Crypto bros unload their expensive Rolexes after the crash. (NEW Mag $)

9 These researchers want to use artificial intelligence to talk to animals
The problem is that much animal communication is rooted in physical movement. (The Guardian)
+ It is much easier for AI to show us what traffic-free cities look like. (Main board)

10 VR’s biggest problem? It doesn’t stink enough
While fragrance can make it much more immersive, it can also be much more disgusting. (Wired $)

Quote of the day

“I cannot control the price of eggs or milk. If it goes up, it just goes up. I still need it.”

—Shannon Villa, who works in an Amazon warehouse, describes to the Washington Post how he and his family are forced to cope with rising prices for customers across the United States.

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