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Apple iPhone and artificial intelligence (DALL·E 3-generated image)

Apple iOS 18 to bring on-device AI features

Apple's (allegedly) planned AI features expected to come with iOS 18 that have been mentioned a lot in the last few months will become official on June 10. The latest set of rumors claims that next-gen iPhones will not rely on clo...
Codrut Nistor, 15 Apr 2024 14:44
aider is an AI programming assistant for the terminal (image: generated with Dall-E 3).

AI code assistant "aider" helps with programming across entire GitHub repositories

The AI assistant "aider" is using ChatGPT 3.5 or 4 and can incorporate entire Git repositories into AI-based development. The open source tool is used in the terminal and should be able to perform commits independently with automa...
Alexander Pensler, 15 Apr 2024 13:37
Tesla asks CA$99 for FSD (Supervised) subscription (image: Tesla/YT)

NVIDIA AI chief praises Tesla FSD 12 as it is released in Canada at a reduced subscription price

Tesla considers the increased Full Self-Driving feature uptake from lowering its price sufficient, and stopped the free transfer offer that it recently launched. The FSD price cut has now arrived in Canada as well.
Daniel Zlatev, 15 Apr 2024 10:17
Microsoft is testing Copilot auto-launch on Windows 11 startup again (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft starts testing Copilot auto-launch at Windows 11 startup again

Users running the latest Microsoft Windows 11 Insider build are reporting that the operating system now opens Copilot, the company's AI assistant, automatically at launch. This auto-launch feature was first tested weeks ago with P...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 14 Apr 2024 11:02
TCL is creating AI-generated shows for its TCLtvPLus TV streaming service. (Source: TCL on YouTube)

TCL creates TCLtvPlus streaming shows for HDTVs using generative AI while seeking branded content revenue

TCL has created TCLtvPlus streaming shows using generative AI. The move by the world’s second largest TV maker is to create branded entertainment income and a unique selling point for TCL HDTVs.
David Chien, 14 Apr 2024 08:24
OnePlus x Google AI is on the way. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus and OPPO smartphones to adopt Gemini and Cloud AI from Google

OnePlus has announced that it has partnered with Google to augment the AI power of its smartphones over time. They are now eligible to integrate the Mountain View giant's most powerful large language models (LLMs) to date, which ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Apr 2024 22:37
Oppo's AI Eraser brings advanced photo editing features on affordable Reno 11 phones (Image source: Oppo)

Affordable Oppo phones get Samsung Galaxy AI-like photo editing tool

Oppo has rolled out a Samsung Galaxy AI-like photo editing tool called AI Eraser for its affordable Reno 11 series smartphones. Some of the features that it offers are similar to what you get with third-party apps such as Adobe Ph...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 12 Apr 2024 18:42
Udio launches free AI song creation service that turns text prompts into songs in seconds. (Source: AI image Dall-E 3)

Udio launches free AI song creation service allowing anyone to create amazing songs in seconds

Udio has launched a free AI song creation service. This AI service allows anyone typing text prompts to create songs of different genres, add custom lyrics, and remix songs into different styles in seconds. Udio was founded by ex-...
David Chien, 12 Apr 2024 06:10
Dell XPS 16 9640 review - The multimedia laptop with 4K OLED and an annoying touch bar

89% Dell XPS 16 9640 review - The multimedia laptop with 4K OLED and an annoying touch bar

Design over performance. The XPS 16 9640 is Dell's new multimedia flagship, replacing the old XPS 15. Aside from its larger 16-inch display, it also features current Meteor-Lake processors and GeForce graphics cards, but its GPU performance in particular is unfortunately only average.
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU | 16.30" | 2.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 11 Apr 2024 16:34
Hackers are using vulnerable Facebook pages to distribute malware (Image source: Midjourney)

Fake Midjourney AI Facebook page with 1.2 million followers gets caught for pushing malware

A Facebook page with 1.2 million followers claiming to offer free access to Midjourney AI got caught for pushing malware and infostealers. It, along with many other hacked pages doing the same thing with other generative AI tools,...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 11 Apr 2024 07:05
The BRC-AM7. (Source: Sony)

Sony BRC-AM7 touted to deliver next generation of pro-grade PTZ recording with AI-powered Auto Framing

Sony asserts that its next flagship camera for dedicated pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) recording will leap to the forefront of professional subject-tracking on its launch. The BRC-AM7 is touted to be the world's lightest and smallest device...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Apr 2024 18:52
Spotify playlist are now using AI (DALL·E 3-generated image)

Spotify gets AI playlists

AI Playlist is a new Spotify feature that allows the users to create new playlists by using prompts like "a heavy metal playlist for riding my bike" or "relaxing music to enjoy while fishing" and has limited availability. For now,...
Codrut Nistor, 08 Apr 2024 17:57
Microsoft continues its AI push with a new hub (DALL·E 3-generated image)

Microsoft AI Hub in London takes off

Shortly after the creation of the Microsoft AI organization that would focus on consumer AI products and research, the Redmond-based tech giant is opening a new AI hub. The location chosen is London, and the goal of the team that ...
Codrut Nistor, 08 Apr 2024 14:28
Yamaha develops Music:AI for its automobile sound system to automatically optimize sound quality. (Source: Yamaha)

Yamaha develops automotive sound system utilizing Music:AI leveraging its deep musical instrument and sound system experience to optimize sound quality

Yamaha has developed an automotive sound system that utilizes Music:AI artificial intelligence technology to optimize sound quality automatically. The technology leverages Yamaha’s extensive musical instrument and sound system exp...
David Chien, 07 Apr 2024 09:11
There is no official confirmation of the planned premium search from Google. The only indications of such a plan come from the anonymous sources of the Financial Times. (Source: Google)

Google may consider a paid premium search function

Google is planning an answer to the AI boom: a premium search function supported by AI could soon become a reality - but not for free.
Marius Müller, 06 Apr 2024 15:35
Dell XPS 14 9440

Dell's new XPS 14 9440 is much too expensive and too slow

The new Dell XPS 14 9440 is a heavy, thick and—most notably—expensive multimedia laptop. However, Dell has placed too great an importance on its design, resulting in its performance falling short. For less money, the competition o...
Andreas Osthoff, 06 Apr 2024 15:03
Washington judge rejects use of AI-enhanced video as evidence in murder case due to addition and deletion of details that do not accurately represent the actual scene. (Source: AI image Dall-E 3)

Washington judge rejects AI-enhanced video due to inaccurate image modifications in triple murder case

A Washington state judge has rejected an AI-enhanced video submitted during a triple murder case due to two key issues. The enhanced video differs in details versus the original, and there is no way to prove it is an accurate repr...
David Chien, 06 Apr 2024 08:41
YouTube CEO says that the terms of service of the platform needs to be abided by (Image source: OpenAI)

YouTube warns OpenAI against using its videos to train models

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mira Murati, the CTO of OpenAI, said she was unclear about Sora's training data. While there's no clear indication that the text-to-video model is trained on YouTube videos, Neal Mohan...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 06 Apr 2024 07:19
Sam Altman is a major backer of the Human Ai Pin. (Image: Humane)

Jony Ive, Sam Altman aiming to raise $1 billion for new AI-powered device

A few new details have emerged about the AI hardware project currently under development by Jony Ive and Sam Altman. While not a smartphone as originally reported, the new device will still be targeted at consumers to enhance aspe...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 06 Apr 2024 04:57
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 16

Samsung's Galaxy Book4 Pro 16 is too expensive and limited to 16 GB of RAM

The flat Galaxy Book4 Pro 16 is supposed to be a high-quality all-rounder and the OLED touchscreen offers very good image quality. However, Samsung's RRP of $17449.99 is too high, especially in view of the meager memory configurat...
Andreas Osthoff, 06 Apr 2024 02:49
Interested developers can send requests to Cognition Labs for processing by the AI assistant Devin (Image: Cognition).

First AI software engineer: Devin writes code and can generate complete programs

The start-up company Cognition has unveiled the "first AI software developer" called Devin. Devin is said to be able to create and deploy an entire programme based on prompts.
Alexander Pensler, 05 Apr 2024 18:45
New York City's official government chatbot seems to be confused about some laws and regulations. (Image: DALL-E 3 AI-generated image)

New York City government chatbot advises businesses to break laws

An AI-powered chatbot officially sanctioned by the government of New York City has been advising some business owners to skirt the law or fully violate city ordinances. The chatbot, which was implemented to help businesses navigat...
Sam Medley, 05 Apr 2024 16:04
Dell XPS 14 2024 review - The multimedia laptop with the slowest RTX 4050 Laptop in the world

86% Dell XPS 14 2024 review - The multimedia laptop with the slowest RTX 4050 Laptop in the world

OLED touchscreen and a hefty price tag. Dell has presented the XPS 14, a new multimedia laptop of which we have tested the high-end variant with an OLED panel and the GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop. At almost US$3,000, the device costs an arm and a leg and especially when it comes to performance, you shouldn't set your expectations too high.
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU | 14.50" | 1.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 05 Apr 2024 14:05
Nine companies have launched the Consortium to train and reskill over 95 million people within eight years to meet tech skills demand in AI-era. (Source: AI image Dall-E 3)

Nine major companies launch Consortium to address major, upcoming shifts in employment due to growing AI use

Nine major companies have launched the AI-Enabled Workforce Consortium to address major, upcoming shifts in the labor market due to AI technologies. The demand for tech skills is exploding, so Consortium members are committed to t...
David Chien, 05 Apr 2024 09:21
Apple is exploring robotics technologies as it seeks to find the "next big thing". (Image: Dall.E)

Apple exploring home robotics in wake of failed Apple Car project

As Apple continues its search for “the next big thing” the company is said to be exploring robotics as a potential area where it could release a major new product. While still in the early development stage, the device is one of t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 04 Apr 2024 05:24
OnePlus replaces the Magic Eraser with a more advanced AI Eraser. (Image: Vimal Krishnattri)

OnePlus launches global AI offensive with AI Eraser on OnePlus 12, OnePlus Open and the like

OnePlus is entering the market for AI-generated content with its so-called "AI Eraser", which allows large parts of a photo to be deleted and replaced with content generated by artificial intelligence. The AI Eraser will be rolled...
Hannes Brecher, 04 Apr 2024 03:31
Opera announces the ability to download and use local LLMs (Image source: Opera)

Opera becomes first web browser to offer access to local LLMs

Opera, one of the popular web browsers, has announced the ability to download and use local LLMs (large language models). This new feature is currently rolling out to the developer stream of Opera One. So, users running the develo...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 03 Apr 2024 19:04
The new Lepro lights at work. (Source: Lepro)

Lepro next-gen RGB solutions debut touted to use AI to match room lighting to user mood

Lepro claims that its new RGB lighting effect aren't just smart - they're AI-generated, too. Their "first-of-its-kind" LightGPM technology is touted as capable of learning to adjust and adapt in response to a user's voice or even ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Apr 2024 16:33
The Camon 30 Pro 5G. (Source: Tecno)

Tecno Camon 30 Pro 5G debuts as 50MP AIGC Portrait smartphone

Tecno has started to roll the latest Camon-series smartphones out today (April 2, 2024). The Camon 30, 30 5G and 30 Pro 5G are all 50MP selfie camera smartphones with 5,000mAh batteries with 70W Ultra Charging, although only the 3...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Apr 2024 18:20
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 16 in review

89% Galaxy Book4 Pro 16 Laptop Review: Samsung's alternative to the Apple MacBook Air 15

Expensive everyday computer. With the Galaxy Book4 Pro 16, Samsung offers a flat 16-inch laptop with the latest Intel Core Ultra Meteor Lake processor and a high-resolution OLED touchscreen. What does the Galaxy Book4 Pro 16 offer against the Apple MacBook Air 15 M3 competition? Let's find out in this review.
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H | Intel Arc 8-Cores iGPU | 16.00" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 01 Apr 2024 19:15
ETH Zürich researchers develop state-of-art modules enabling ANYmal D robot to navigate complex terrains and obstacles. (Source: ETH Zürich on YouTube)

ETH Zurich researchers unveil four-legged ANYmal AI robot able to complete obstacle courses like K-9s in boot camp

ETH Zürich robotics researchers have unveiled a four-legged ANYmal robot capable of navigating complex terrains such as an obstacle course. The robot utilizes highly-trained AI modules for movement, vision, and location, allowing ...
David Chien, 31 Mar 2024 08:04
The Z60 Ultra Photographer Edition. (Source: Nubia)

Nubia Z60 Ultra Photographer Edition released as custom Android smartphone with top-end specs for mid-range price

Nubia has made the latest version of its current flagship Android smartphone official. The Z60 Ultra Photographer Edition has a vegan leather-effect finish designed to pay homage to retro cameras, and features the OEM's top-end re...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Mar 2024 18:53
Is it better to use an AI-generated image (left) of an upcoming device (PS5 Pro) or use a stand-in official image (PS5; right) until the actual product is spotted? (Image source: Dall-E 3 / SIE - edited)

AI-generated content in tech media: Good or bad - have your say

CheckMag With AI seemingly infiltrating all corners of the internet, it's time to actually ask whether AI content has a place in tech media, and if so, what is its place? What about the ethical and legal implications? Reader comment is wel...
Julian van der Merwe, 30 Mar 2024 02:30
OpenAI demonstrates capabilities of Voice Engine that can clone a person's voice with a 15 second sample. (AI image Dall-E 3)

OpenAI previews ability of Voice Engine to convincingly clone a person’s voice with 15 second voice sample

OpenAI has previewed the ability of its Voice Engine technology to convincingly clone a person’s voice with a 15 second voice sample. The Engine can also transfer a person’s accent into other spoken languages while translating spe...
David Chien, 30 Mar 2024 01:41
UCLA engineers create patch to translate mute speech, throat muscle movements into audible speech. (Source: Ziyuan Che et al. article)

Bioengineer researchers at UCLA create self-powered patch that translates throat muscle movements of silent speech into spoken speech using machine learning

Bioengineer researchers at UCLA have created a self-powered patch that translates laryngeal muscle movements during silent speech into spoken speech using machine learning. This wearable technology can enable people with speaking ...
David Chien, 30 Mar 2024 00:29
Google has confirmed the Pixel 8 will get Gemini Nano with the next Pixel Feature Drop (image via Notebookcheck)

Google Pixel 8 to get Gemini Nano later this year

Google has confirmed the vanilla Pixel 8 will get Gemini Nano in the next Pixel Feature Drop scheduled for June 2024. Currently, it is exclusive to the Pixel 8 Pro.
Anil Ganti, 28 Mar 2024 17:47
Researchers use ML models to detect low-mood in White English speakers from their Facebook posts. (Source: AI image Dall-E 3)

Researchers use machine learning models to detect moods of White English speakers from Facebook posts

University of Virginia and NIH researchers have used machine learning models to detect a person’s mood from their word choices on Facebook. Their models work well with White English speakers, but not with Black English speakers. T...
David Chien, 28 Mar 2024 08:30
An artificial neural network is structured similar or completely different compared to this image, perhaps much simpler way. (Image: pixabay/geralt)

Neural networks in AI less connected than expected

How exactly an AI, the neural network and the large language model behind it work has long been the subject of research. A surprisingly simple discovery helps to better understand the processes.
Mario Petzold, 27 Mar 2024 19:55
Apple Campus, Cupertino California. (Image: Apple)

Twelve years after the death of Steve Jobs, the cracks are starting to appear at Apple

Apple is at the first major cross-roads since the passing of its late co-founder Steve Jobs 12 years ago. It finds itself still largely dependent on the product lines and businesses that Jobs left behind. Its Vision Pro has rece...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 26 Mar 2024 05:34
30 times faster, but also good: DMD. (Image: github/tianweiy)

Create AI images 30 times faster: Dall-E 3 and Stable Diffusion left behind

A team at MIT has shortened the multi-stage processes of well-known AI image generators. This not only reduces the time it takes to produce the finished image. The required computing power and power consumption are also reduced at...
Mario Petzold, 25 Mar 2024 17:18
Meta, formerly Facebook, bought WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in 2014. (Source: Alexander Shatov on Unsplash)

WhatsApp AI assistant to become more efficient to use thanks to Meta AI integration in the search bar

Meta is looking to give WhatsApp users the ability to use Meta AI without creating a dedicated chat. The feature allows one to write queries directly in the search bar making it faster and easier to get information from Meta AI.
Fawad Murtaza, 25 Mar 2024 08:51
LATTE3D can interpret highly specific text prompts to generate a 3D model (Image Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA unveils LATTE3D text-to-3D generative AI model dubbed “virtual 3D printer”

NVIDIA’s AI research team has unveiled a new generative model that can turn text prompts into 3D models within a second, ready (or at least close to it) for applications such as game development, design and robotics. So far, the m...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 24 Mar 2024 20:23
Being warned days in advance instead of being surprised is not too difficult. (Image: pixabay/distelAPPArath)

Floods cannot be prevented, but they can be reliably predicted - worldwide

Training on an Nvidia Tesla V100, a data set with 60 gigabytes of weather information and daily updates can save 23,000 lives - every year. The AI used reaches an impressively high level.
Mario Petzold, 24 Mar 2024 20:08
The iPhone 16 might debut as an inaugural iOS 18 device. (Source: @MajinBuOffical)

iOS 18 thought to debut with generative AI, but not from Apple

iOS 18 is tipped to launch as the first ever 'AI-centric' UI for iPhones - however, the new features in question may not come direct from Apple. The Cupertino giant is reportedly in talks with more established companies such as Go...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 24 Mar 2024 17:49
Every disease "coughs" a little differently. (Image: pixabay/Sambeetarts)

Diagnosis per voice: AI for coughs and colds

YouTube contains billions of recordings of human voices. The health AI HeAR shows that Google can use this to generate more than just advertising revenue and filter bubbles.
Mario Petzold, 23 Mar 2024 17:14
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 - An extremely slim 2-in-1 with the Core Ultra 5 and 120 Hz AMOLED

88% Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 - An extremely slim 2-in-1 with the Core Ultra 5 and 120 Hz AMOLED

Now with Meteor Lake. Samsung has equipped its Galaxy Book4 models with Intel's new Meteor Lake processors and the 16-inch, 2-in-1 Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 offers the Intel Core Ultra 5 paired with a high-resolution 120 Hz AMOLED display.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H | Intel Arc 7-Cores iGPU | 16.00" | 1.7 kg
Andreas Osthoff, 23 Mar 2024 12:40
Tennessee Governor Lee hold up the ELVIS act after signing it into law alongside legislators and musicians. (Source: Brandon Hull for The State of Tennessee Office of the Governor)

Tennessee legislators pass ELVIS act to block use of a person’s voice as well as technologies that reproduce a person’s voice without permission

Tennessee legislators have passed the ELVIS (Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security) Act into law to counter the troubling ease of which AI technologies can replicate a person’s voice. This Act protects each person’s voice wit...
David Chien, 23 Mar 2024 04:04
LAUSD launches Ed AI to monitor student progress while creating custom learning plans and updating parents of grades and progress. (Source: LAUSD)

Los Angeles Unified School District launches Ed AI chatbot to answer student questions, plan learning activities, and track progress, and report grades and attendance

The Los Angeles Unified School District has launched Ed, an AI chatbot for students. The AI can answer questions, plan learning activities, track learning progress, and report current grades and attendance. The stated goal is to h...
David Chien, 22 Mar 2024 08:16
Saudi Arabia in talks with venture capital firms to create a $40 billion AI investment fund. (Source: National Strategy for Data & AI)

Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund in talks with venture capitalists to create $40 billion AI investment fund

Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund is in talks with venture capitalists as the country diversifies away from oil. The PIF is a sovereign wealth fund managing nearly $1 trillion to drive growth in new sectors under the country’s V...
David Chien, 21 Mar 2024 02:44
The next iteration of OpenAI's GPT LLM is only a few short months away. (Image: OpenAI)

ChatGPT-5 said to be on track for a summer release

The next iteration of OpenAI’s groundbreaking GPT LLM is only just around the corner, according to a new report. ChatGPT-5 is expected to be substantially smarter, faster and will be multimodal.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 20 Mar 2024 11:37


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