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Nation's oldest family farm up for sale

The farm was founded by English settler John Tuttle, who came to the New World with a land grant from King Charles II, the Globe said.

Tuttle's landmark property has passed from father to son since 1632, the Globe said.
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48 states sue phone company that allegedly catered to needs of robocallers

Nearly every US state yesterday sued a telecom company accused of routing billions of illegal robocalls to millions of US residents on the Do Not Call Registry.

Tesla Model Y is now the world’s best-selling car, first EV to do so

The Tesla Model Y was the world’s best-selling car in Q1 2023, marking the first time ever that an EV has achieved this feat, according to industry analyst JATO Dynamics.

IBM wants to build a 100,000-qubit quantum computer

Late last year, IBM took the record for the largest quantum computing system with a processor that contained 433 quantum bits, or qubits, the fundamental building blocks of quantum information processing. Now, the company has set its sights on a much bigger target: a 100,000-qubit machine that it aims to build within 10 years.

Ford, Tesla shares jump over 7% on Superchargers deal

May 26 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) shares jumped by more than 7% on Friday after the No. 2 U.S. automaker announced a deal allowing its electric-vehicle owners to access rival Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) charging stations in North America.

US giving away free lighthouses to groups who will take care of them

The United States General Services Administration is giving away lighthouses to non-profits, educational organizations, and other groups who will care for them. GPS technology has made the beacons mostly obsolete but the structures are historically significant and often popular tourist destinations.

Phishing Domains Tanked After Meta Sued Freenom

The number of phishing websites tied to domain name registrar Freenom dropped precipitously in the months surrounding a recent lawsuit from social networking giant Meta, which alleged the free domain name provider has a long history of ignoring abuse complaints about phishing websites while monetizing traffic to those abusive domains.

When digital nomads come to town

Cities from Canggu to Medellín are welcoming tech workers, but locals complain they’re being priced out.

AI means everyone can now be a programmer, Nvidia chief says

Artificial intelligence means everyone can now be a computer programmer as all they need to do is speak to the computer, Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) CEO Jensen Huang said on Monday, hailing the end of the "digital divide".

A poor diet may fuel age-related memory loss, but you can reverse it

We don’t have to be told a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is good for our health; it may be one of the few areas of science generally not up for debate, even if our adherence to the advice varies greatly.

But in a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have seemingly cemented the connection between a diet deficient in flavanols – a plant-based compound known for its antioxidant benefits, among others – and age-related memory loss. What’s more, they found that boosting a poor diet with flavanol supplements could be key in reversing this memory loss.


Ford CEO On EVs: "We See The Chinese As The Main Competitor, Not GM Or Toyota"

Ford CEO Jim Farley says that Chinese car companies are the Blue Oval’s biggest rivals in the electric vehicle market, and not GM or Toyota, according to Automotive News, who quoted Farley after he spoke at the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Finance Summit.

Pentagon awards SpaceX with Ukraine contract for Starlink satellite internet

The Pentagon said Thursday it has agreed to purchase Starlink satellite internet terminals from Elon Musk’s SpaceX for use in Ukraine as Kyiv continues to defend itself against a full-scale Russian invasion.

US eating disorder helpline takes down AI chatbot over harmful advice

The National Eating Disorder Association (Neda) has taken down an artificial intelligence chatbot, “Tessa”, after reports that the chatbot was providing harmful advice.

The Most Important Bank in the World

Each year, usually in the fall, a team of analysts gathers in Basel, Switzerland to determine which bank in the world is the most important. Armed with pages of financial data, they rank-order banks from all corners of the earth across five dimensions: size, interconnectedness, substitutability, complexity and cross-jurisdictional activity. How a bank scores across the five governs its importance.

Scientists zap sleeping humans' brains with electricity to improve their memory

A little brain stimulation at night appears to help people remember what they learned the previous day.

A study of 18 people with severe epilepsy found that they scored higher on a memory test if they got deep brain stimulation while they slept, a team reports in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
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