Plus: The system behind organ transplants urgently needs an overhaul


The unavoidable

I’ve scoured the internet to find you today’s funniest/important/scariest/fascinating stories about technology.

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

2 The software that manages organ transplants is dangerously outdated
Exasperated doctors say the system is putting lives at risk. (WP $)
+ The UK health service will use AI to detect and treat people at risk of hepatitis C. (The Guardian)
+ A new storage technique could dramatically increase the number of livers available for transplantation. (MIT Technology Review)

3 Covid dealt a savage blow to the health of Americans
The extent of which only now becomes clear. (WSJ $)
+ Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid. (MIT Technology Review)

4 Elon Musk Twitter Strikes Back
But the details are being kept secret. (CNBC)
+ Here’s what could happen next. (NY Magazine $)
+ Musk suggested that interactions between Twitter accounts have plummeted. (Initiated $)

5 Data brokers sell data on billions of potentially pregnant people
While the actual number of individuals is unclear, it has chilling implications in a post-Roe world. (Gizmodo)

6 Top Live Streamers Are Harassed and Stalked Offline
Obsessive fans exploit the intimacy that has become the calling card of stars. (NYT $)
+ China wants to control how its famous live streamers act, speak and even dress. (MIT Technology Review)

7 Part Of China’s Most Powerful Rocket Crashed To Earth
NASA was unimpressed by the country’s failure to issue a warning about the falling debris. (NBC)
+ The organization sends two helicopters to Mars. (IEEE Spectrum)
+ Here’s what you might have missed in these images from the James Webb Space Telescope. (BigThink)

8 True Believers in Crypto Keep the Faith
They keep calm and carry on, even if other investors aren’t. (WSJ $)
+ Bitcoin’s recovery month was short and sweet. (Bloomberg $)
+ It’s safe to say that the advice of these “crypto-seers” should be taken with a mountain of salt. (Thames)
+ Forget breakfast, Tiffany is getting into NFTs. (CBS)
+ The Crypto brothers unload their cherished Rolexes after the crash. (NY Magazine $)

9 These scientists want to use AI to talk to animals
The problem is that much of animal communication is rooted in physical movement. (The Guardian)
+ It’s much easier for AI to show us what traffic-free cities look like. (Motherboard)

10 The biggest problem with VR? it doesn’t stink enough
While the scent could make it a lot more immersive, it could also be a lot more gross. (Wired $)

quote of the day

“I can’t control the price of eggs or milk. If it goes up, it just goes up. I still need it.

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

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