Technology News for Tuesday 7th May 2024

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May 07th 2024

1. Apple working on its own AI chip for data centres, WSJ says

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The effort would build on Apple's previous efforts to make in-house chips, which run in its iPhones, Macs and other devices. PHOTO: AFP. Updated. May 07, 2024, 09:15 AM. Published. May 07, 2024, 09:15 AM. Facebook Telegram More.

2. Apple working on homegrown chips to run AI tools for data centers

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By Nick Turner. Apple Inc. has been developing a homegrown chip to run artificial intelligence tools in data centers, though it's unclear if the semiconductor will ever be deployed, the Wall Street Journal reported.

3. Will microbes bring an end to the plastic disaster? The answer could be an artificial microbe that feasts on plastic


Ongoing lab studies were promising enough for Colossal Biosciences to support a Harvard team to work towards developing X-32 to address the plastics crisis. What if there was a way to deal with millions of tonnes of legacy plastic waste lying in the ...

4. Nintendo says Switch successor will be unveiled by March 2025

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“We will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year,” Shuntaro Furukawa, the company's president, wrote on X on Tuesday. “It will have been over nine years since we announced the existence of Nintendo Switch back in ...

5. Nintendo to reveal details of Switch successor by March-end

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TOKYO :Japan's Nintendo said on Tuesday it plans to make an announcement about the successor to its long-lasting Switch console during the financial year ending March 2025. Nintendo has extended the lifecycle of the Switch device with hit titles such ...

6. Apple working on AI chips for data centers, WSJ reports

Domain: | Companies: Apple

The project, internally codenamed as Project ACDC (Apple Chips in Data Center), aims to leverage Apple's chip design expertise for its server infrastructure, the report said. Project ACDC has been in the works for several years, but it is unknown if or ...

7. The Ford Mustang is America


The Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., is the kind of place Angela Doubikin and her family appreciate. In a crowd of hundreds of Ford Mustangs, including countless special models and vintages, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic pony ...

8. Nintendo Switch 2: Official announcement promised within next year

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Fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the console for months, but little official information has emerged. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has now promised an announcement at some point before March 2025.

9. Eagerly-awaited Amazon officially opens shop in SA

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Amazon customers can enjoy same-day and next-day deliveries, says the company. US-based e-commerce giant Amazon has officially gone live with its much- ...

10. Amazon launches in South Africa

Domain: | Companies: Amazon

For products fulfilled by Amazon, customers will enjoy free delivery on their first order, followed by free delivery for subsequent orders above R500 (about $27). Customers will also receive status updates via WhatsApp, so they can track their order at ...

11. Apple is working on its own AI chip for data centres: WSJ

Domain: | Companies: Apple

The effort would build on Apple's previous efforts to make in-house chips, which run in its iPhones, Macs and other devices, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited unidentified sources familiar with the matter. The server project is code-named ...

12. Limerick start-up Mavarick raises €1.3m to drive international expansion


Limerick-based AI start-up Mavarick has raised €1.3 million in funding to help support its plans for international expansion. The funding round was led by ACT Venture Capital, with participation from private investors. This is the first fundraise for ...

13. New iPad Pro, Air unveiled: See prices, release dates, new features for Apple's latest devices

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Included in Tuesday's announcements were a new iPad Air and iPad Pro, each in two sizes, as well as upgrades to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, new Magic Keyboards and a new Apple Pencil Pro.

14. AT&T to Offer New Deals for New Apple iPad Air and iPad Pro

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Available through on May 8, customers can purchase iPad Air and iPad Pro devices with an exciting offer for customers adding a new line, with the choice of Unlimited Your Way. Business customers can take advantage of the national offers as well ...

15. The "Kith Heuer" collaboration celebrated in Miami

Domain: | Companies: Oracle

From an extraordinary evening hosted at the Rubell Museum, to the Oracle Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car adorned with a special logo, looking back on a weekend that marked the pinnacle of TAG Heuer | Kith collaboration.

16. Tattoo Aftercare Tips From a Dermatologist


Thinking about new ink? Maybe your mom's name boldly displayed across your arm or a small flower discretely located on your ankle? Advertisement. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our ...

17. OpenAI Releases 'Deepfake' Detector to Disinformation Researchers


The prominent A.I. start-up is also joining an industrywide effort to spot content made with artificial intelligence. Share full article.

18. Are Microsoft and OpenAI becoming full-on frenemies?

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Issues around OpenAI's nonprofit board came to a head when it suddenly fired CEO Sam Altman—and then quickly reinstated him—in November 2023. Before his ouster, Altman said he and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were “nowhere near the frenemy territory,” ...

19. Apple's New iPad Pro vs. New iPad Air vs. iPad: Why Are There So Many?


Fine, six. But still. There are two pricier iPads Pros with bright OLED screens, a thinner design and next-generation chips to enhance onboard AI performance. The iPad Air gets upgraded chips ...

20. TikTok files court challenge to US law that could lead to ban


President Biden signed a law last month demanding that China-based ByteDance sell TikTok within a year or be banned across the United States, arguing that the Chinese government could use the app to spy on Americans or secretly shape public opinion.

21. Apple plays up AI chops in new iPads

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple unveiled a bevy of new iPads on Tuesday, playing up the new tablets' potential for artificial intelligence features as it races to catch up with rivals in the AI race. The Cupertino, Calif., company said a new M4 chipset used in ...

22. Apple puts more 'Pro' in Final Cut and Logic Pro for the iPad

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Apple is updating two of its biggest pro apps to complement the new iPad Pro models announced today. The updated Logic Pro will be available first, hitting the App Store starting on May 13th for both the iPad and Mac, while the next version of Final ...

23. It's time for Apple to buy—not build—its way into AI

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Apple CEO Tim Cook. BAY ISMOYO/AFP via Getty Images. Raise your hand if you've heard this one before: Apple ...

24. Apple event live updates: New iPad Air, iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard introduced

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple revamped its iPad lineup during the tech company's May event. Today's reveal was "the biggest day for iPad since it's introduction," Tim Cook said as the presentation began. The iPad Air and iPad Pro got significant upgrades, and Apple also ...

25. Solvers can now play the official Wordle archive with New York Times Games


For the first time since its acquisition, we are expanding our beloved daily word puzzle by offering Games and All Access subscribers exclusive access to more than 1,000 past Wordle puzzles. Starting today, we're ...

26. Xbox Shutters Four Bethesda Studios, Including 'Hi-Fi Rush' Maker Tango Gameworks


Xbox Game Studios chief Matt Booty announced the restructuring in a memo to staff Tuesday, writing that the closures were “grounded in prioritizing high-impact titles and further investing in Bethesda's portfolio of blockbuster games and beloved worlds ...

27. Microsoft's Xbox shuts multiple studios, consolidates teams in cost-cutting move


Xbox is shutting down a number of gaming studios including Arkane Austin, making it the latest publisher to shut down studios amid signs of a gaming slowdown. Studios such as "Hi-Fi Rush" maker Tango Gameworks, headquartered in Tokyo, and Canada-based ...

28. Apple unveils brighter screen, faster chips for iPad

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its next generation of iPad Pros and Airs — models that will boast faster processors, new sizes and a new display system as part of the company's first update to its tablet lineup in more than a year.

29. Nintendo hints at release date for its long-awaited Switch 2 video game console

Domain: | Companies: Nintendo

Gamers who have been waiting for years for Nintendo to release a successor to its popular Switch console finally got a clue on when to expect an upgraded device. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said Tuesday in a post on X (formerly known as ...

30. The evolution of the iPad, Apple's revolutionary tablet

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The new iPad Pro models can be seen at an Apple event. The new iPad Pro is the first Apple device with the M4 chip. The larger version with a 13-inch display is the thinnest Apple device to date with a thickness of 5.1 millimetres.

31. Zwift hikes subscription price by over a third


Zwift has announced it is raising the price of a subscription to its indoor cycling app. In an email to subscribers, the brand confirmed a new price of $19.99, which sees a rise of $5.00 per month from $14.99. Users in the UK will see a hike from ...

32. Deepfakes of your dead loved ones are a booming Chinese business


After she died of a sudden illness in 2019, Sun wanted to find a way to keep their connection alive. So he turned to a team at Silicon Intelligence, an AI company based in Nanjing, China, that he cofounded in 2017. He provided them with a photo of her and ...

33. OpenAI to launch tool to detect images created by DALL-E 3

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft, Adobe, Google

As part of the efforts, OpenAI has also joined an industry group that includes Google, Microsoft and Adobe and plans to provide a standard that would help trace origin of different media. In April, ...