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Mixed reactions as Snapchat removes controversial filter

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Snapchat is known for its array of filters but now it is removing one of its original features due to safety concerns.

The feature that displays how fast a user is travelling when taking a picture or video footage will no longer be available.

The company says it is because the speed filter was “barely used”, but multiple lawsuits have been filed against the tech firm because of the danger and risks that it poses to drivers.

The move follows Snapchat being sued by the parents of two young men, who say the filter encouraged their sons to drive at dangerous speeds which led to their deaths.

Parent company Snap says it had already “disabled the filter at driving speeds” and the filter now has a small “don’t snap and drive” warning.

In 2015, a separate lawsuit was filed in the United States. The judge presiding over the case ruled that the social media app could be sued for cases such as these.

“[The filter] motivated those to drive at an excessive speed in order to obtain recognition through Snapchat”

The Court Says.

It will take a few weeks to disappear from the screens of the 500 million people who use the app.

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Dream team: Disney & Nvidia join forces to produce autonomous AI-powered robots

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Disney revealed a sneak peek into their breath-taking AI-Powered ‘Star Wars’ robots, produced by Nvidia.

On this episode of Ahron & Mike – Disney & Nvidia unite to create robots, home employees are being caught using mouse jiggling tech, and Black Berry makes a bold return.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss.

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Nintendo’s latest presentation showcased exciting revivals and fresh new titles for Q4

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Nintendo’s exciting 2024 lineup revealed following June Direct: revivals, new titles, and fresh takes.

From enhanced classics like Donkey Kong Country Returns HD to highly anticipated new entries such as Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo’s 2024 releases promise something for every gamer.

Emily Leaney from TeamRetro joins to unpack all the big announcements.

Follow the link here for the full presentation on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel.

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Google head of search: AI’s flaws won’t stop advancement

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Google’s Head of Search reassures employees about AI’s inevitable errors, promising to persist with its deployment despite occasional absurd mistakes.

Despite advancements in AI, errors such as misinformation in search results or inaccurate predictions are still prevalent.

However, Google remains dedicated to refining its algorithms to minimise such occurrences.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbranda.ai joins to discuss. #featured

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