Technology News for Wednesday 8th May 2024

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May 08th 2024

1. OpenAI readying search product to potentially rival Google, Perplexity

Domain: | Companies: Alphabet, Google

OpenAI is developing a feature for ChatGPT that can search the web and cite sources in its results, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially competing head on with Alphabet Inc.'s Google and AI search startup Perplexity.

2. iPad 2024: Thinnest-Ever iPad Pro, M4 Chip, iPad Air, Big Price Cuts


Apple's special event turned out to be the biggest change to the iPad line-up ever to be contained in one day. It brought four new iPads, saw one model discontinued and one with a hefty price drop. And there was the introduction of a next-gen processor ...

3. Apple announces 2024 Pride braided solo loop for Apple Watch in India: Check price, features and more

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Users will also get new themed watch faces for their Apple Watch. For the first time, the tech giant is now allowing users to customise their wallpapers to showcase a spectrum of colours representing the vibrancy and diversity of LGBTQ+ communities.

4. Sky Sports will give more choice to sports fans via live streams and a new dedicated channel, at no extra cost.


With more coverage than ever before from the EFL, both tennis Tours and men's Super League, Sky Sports customers can enjoy more than 50% more live sport this year. Sky Sports + ...

5. Molecular pixelation: spatial proteomics of single cells by sequencing


The spatial distribution of cell surface proteins governs vital processes of the immune system such as intercellular communication and mobility. However, fluorescence microscopy has limited scalability in the multiplexing and throughput needed to drive ...

6. With the M4 iPad Pro, It's Official: Apple is Just Showing Off

Domain: | Companies: Apple

The new models include an 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air, as well as iPad Pros in the same sizes, along with a new Apple Pencil Pro and Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro.

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

Domain: | Companies: Nintendo

HONG KONG -- Nintendo says it plans to announce the follow-up to its popular Switch console by March 2025. "We will make an announcement about the successor to Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year," Shuntaro Furukawa, the company's president, ...

8. Nintendo World Championships: NES™ Edition

Domain: | Companies: Nintendo

Test your speedrunning skill in over 150 challenges! Each challenge relives a memorable moment from one of 13 NES™ games*, including classics like Super Mario Bros.™ 3, The Legend of Zelda™, Donkey Kong™, and Metroid™. Start small by seeing how quickly ...

9. Woman has custom 'Ghostbusters' Kia Soul stolen from Los Angeles apartment building


She was going to the mechanic to get the car fixed on Monday when she went down to the parking garage underneath her Silver Lake apartment building; however, her lime green “Ecto Kia” was nowhere to be found.

10. The ultimate camping gadgets you need for your next staycation!


With the UK finally starting to heat up, it's time to start thinking about those staycations. Well Josie has you covered with all the new outdoor camping gadgets and accessories you need to make the ultimate camping experience.

11. This iOS 17 Feature Gives Your iPhone a Security Boost

Domain: | Companies: Apple

While Apple prepares to bring new features to iPhones with the release iOS 17.5, the tech giant gave all iPhones a new security feature with the release of iOS 17.3. The new feature is called Stolen Device Protection, and it aims to protect your data ...

12. Apple's hydraulic-press iPad ad ticks off creators


An ad for Apple's new iPad lineup that shows a massive hydraulic press crushing the artifacts of human and digital culture — from beautiful musical instruments to arcade video games — has triggered an online outcry in the 24 hours since its release.

13. Apple iPad event: all the news from Apple's 'Let Loose' reveal

Domain: | Companies: Apple

The new iPad Pro also gets a slight camera shakeup, as it now only features two rear cameras (it ditches the ultra-wide from the previous model, but there's an improved adaptive flash). There's ...

14. Psychology Professor Anthony Mancini, PhD, Leads the Way in Resilience Research


I did this work with George Bonanno (Columbia University), and we pioneered—if that is not too grandiose a claim—the application of some newer statistical methods to the study of trauma. Essentially, these methods allowed us to separate people into ...

15. The best sales to shop today: Amazon, iRobot, Apple and more

Domain: | Companies: Apple, Amazon

Today, you'll find a deal on an Amazon Kindle Scribe, a discounted pack of Apple AirTags and savings on Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. All that and more below. Best Tested ...

16. Supercomputing redesign of a COVID monoclonal antibody


One of the monoclonal antibodies in the therapeutic Evusheld has been computationally redesigned to restore its action against Omicron variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. The computational redesign approach, combined with experimental validation, ...

17. AI and holography bring 3D augmented reality to regular glasses


Researchers in the emerging field of spatial computing have developed a prototype augmented reality headset that uses holographic imaging to overlay full-color, 3D moving images on the lenses of what would appear to be an ordinary pair of glasses.

18. Enzyme implicated in telomere repair offers new avenues for cancer therapy


In normal cells, genomic lesions occur naturally during DNA replication when a cell divides, and PARP1 play an important role in fixing these errors. But while healthy cells have other DNA repair pathways to fall back on ...

19. The 10 best Amazon deals to shop this week: Samsung, JBL and Shark

Domain: | Companies: Amazon, Samsung

CNN Underscored editors found the best sales on Amazon right now, including deals on the Samsung's The Frame TV that doubles as art, a portable JBL Bluetooth speaker and a budget-friendly wet-to-dry hair styler from Shark.

20. Sky Sports Q&A


The following Q&A provides further details on what is a landmark deal for EFL Clubs, establishing the League as a “premium partner” with a world-renowned broadcaster in Sky Sports and giving supporters unparalleled access to more EFL action than ever ...

21. Ad of the Day: Apple crushes everyday objects to promote thinnest-ever device

Domain: | Companies: Apple

The launch of the new 13-inch iPad Pro is supported by a 'smashing' new 70-second ad spot, aptly called 'Crush,' that is The Drum's Ad of the Day. To demonstrate all the tech packed into this incredibly thin product, the ad features an industrial-scale ...

22. Critical Vulnerability in Tinyproxy Instances


Tinyproxy has released security fixes addressing a critical vulnerability (CVE-2023-49606) in their internet-exposed instances. The vulnerability has a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSSv3) score of 9.8 out of 10. Successful exploitation of the ...

23. Why getting in touch with our 'gerbil brain' could help machines listen better


Researchers have debunked a 75-year-old theory about how humans determine where sounds are coming from, and it could unlock the secret to creating a next generation of more adaptable and efficient hearing devices ranging from hearing aids to smartphones.

24. Microsoft's Xbox Is Planning More Cuts After Studio Closings

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft

(Bloomberg) -- The sudden closure of several video-game studios at Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox division was the result of a widespread cost-cutting initiative that still isn't finished. This week, Xbox began offering voluntary severance agreements to ...

25. Apple's Soul-Crushing New Ad: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?


The dystopian spot, which depicts the relentless destruction of instruments and artworks, marks a dark turn for the company and begs the question: Will 2024 be like 1984? By Julian Sancton. Plus Icon ...

26. Is 8K resolution worth it? Hands on with Samsung's stunning new QN900D smart TV

Domain: | Companies: Samsung

The folks at Samsung sent over one of its latest 65-inch Samsung Neo QLED 8K QN900D TVs for me to review. It turns out that the Samsung QN900D offers a tremendous leap forward in picture quality than what even the highest-end 4K TVs can provide.

27. Tech review: Tech gifts for your graduate


It is high school (and college) graduation time and that usually means some gift-giving. I've got a few gift ideas for your graduates that will be welcomed whether they're headed off to college or still trying to figure out what's next.

28. BMW's first 'Neue Klasse' EVs will be an SUV and – praise be – a 3 Series-sized saloon


One of the first two models to emerge from BMW's next-generation of electric cars – dubbed the 'Neue Klasse' after the cars that ignited the company's growth in the Sixties – will be a 'Sports Activity Vehicle'. This much we know.

29. Digital recreations of dead people need urgent regulation, AI ethicists say


Fears 'deadbots' could cause psychological harm to their creators and users or digitally 'haunt' them. Alex Hern UK technology editor. Wed 8 May 2024 20.00 EDT. Share. Digital recreations of dead people are on the cusp of reality and urgently need ...