Finance: ASXrallies ahead of Reserve Bank December rates call; BHP, Rio Tinto, Northern Star, Newmont, Regis Resources, Woodside, Santos, Xero, Altium, Wisetech, Origin Energy, Metcash, Liontown, Endeavour Group

It was a positive start to the week for the Australian share market which rallied on Monday as investors raised their bets that the Federal Reserve and other central banks had finished raising interest rates. Josh Gilbert, market analyst at eToro said the market was increasingly optimistic of a rate cut despite attempts by some … Read more

Weather: Tropical cyclone heads for Far North Queensland, Australia

Australians have been warned to brace themselves for another week of wild weather, as a tropical cyclone heads towards the east coast this week. The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a high chance of Tropical Cyclone Jasper developing into a category 3 weather system by Tuesday or Wednesday as it moves towards Queensland from the … Read more

Meta AI chief Yann LeCun skeptical about AGI, quantum computing

Yann LeCun, chief AI scientist at Meta, speaks at the Viva Tech conference in Paris, June 13, 2023. Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images Meta’s chief scientist and deep learning pioneer Yann LeCun said he believes that current AI systems are decades away from reaching some semblance of sentience, equipped with common sense … Read more

Google Pixel 8 has AI-enhanced photography

Google is trying anything it can to stand out with its smartphone, which looks more and more like an iPhone.   Its latest handset taps into AI-powered photography to make taking photos easier and allow people to manipulate an image to make it look better. The essentials of Google’s new Pixel 8 phone The Google Pixel … Read more