Technology News for Wednesday 15th May 2024

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May 15th 2024

1. Everything Google Announced at I/O 2024

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It was AI all day at Google's developer keynote. The company showed off new AI-powered chatbot tools, new search capabilities, and a bunch of machine intelligence upgrades for Android.

2. May 2024 Monthly Patch

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Microsoft has released security patches to address multiple vulnerabilities in their software and products. The vulnerabilities that have been classified as Critical in severity are listed in the table below. For the full list of security patches ...

3. Google will soon tell if a video or text has been generated using AI, here's how

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With use of generative AI increasing by the minute, there is a lot of AI-powered content out there. Sometimes it becomes really hard — more so in the case of text — to differentiate whether the content has been created purely by humans or it has been ...

4. Google launches Trillium chip, improving AI data centre performance five-fold

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GOOGLE parent Alphabet on Tuesday (May 14) unveiled a product called Trillium in its artificial intelligence (AI) data centre chip family that it says is nearly five times as fast as its prior version. “Industry demand for (machine learning) computer ...

5. Google Pixel 8a vs. Pixel 8 Pro: Is the new budget phone worth it?

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It also has an advanced AI system (called Google Gemini Nano), an enhanced camera setup, plus an impressive microphone and speaker array -- along with a stunning, 6.7-inch Super Actua OLED display.

6. Project Astra Is Google's 'Multimodal' Answer to the New ChatGPT


Demis Hassabis chief executive officer of DeepMind Technologies Ltd. Demis Hassabis is leading Google's charge to compete with OpenAI in artificial intelligence.Photograph: Jose Sarmento Matos/Getty Images.

7. Artificial Intelligence used to create new TV show ideas


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8. iPad Pro M4 review: ludicrously good hardware that's total overkill for most


Apple's latest iPad Pro is thinner and lighter, and has a stupendous new OLED screen, plus oodles of power to do practically anything. But it is no longer just the super-premium iPad – it is also aiming to be an impressive tool for the creative ...

9. Apple claims to have blocked $7 billion in fraud on App Store, rejected 1.7 million apps

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From 2020 through 2023, Apple claims that it prevented a combined total of over $7 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions, including more than $1.8 billion in 2023 alone. During the last four years, Apple also blocked over 14 million stolen ...

10. ChatGPT upgrade: OpenAI's GPT-4o allows chatbot to emote, give faster responses

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The announcement came a day before Google unveiled its upgrades to its search engine to utilize more artificial intelligence. OpenAI's latest update to its artificial intelligence model can mimic human cadences in ...

11. OpenAI unveils huge upgrade to ChatGPT that makes it more eerily human than ever


ChatGPT's latest upgrade means the voice assistant can now respond to audio, text and visual inputs in real time. The new chatbot, named ChatGPT-4o, will be rolled out to alpha testers in the coming weeks. A picture of a phone screen displaying GPT-4o ...

12. It's the End of Google Search As We Know It

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Google is rethinking its most iconic and lucrative product by adding new AI features to search. One expert tells WIRED it's “a change in the world order.”.

13. Wiley to Shutter 19 Journals


The publisher has retracted more than 11,300 “compromised” studies over the past two years. The Journal reported that at least two other academic publishers also have retracted hundreds of fake studies each. The 19 journals ...

14. News publishers sound alarm on Google's new AI-infused search, warn of 'catastrophic' impacts


Gemini A.I. is seen on a phone on March 18, 2024 in New York City. The A.I.'s revamped search experience could potentially cause an even further decrease in audience for news outlets.

15. Exclusive: Musk's Neuralink has faced issues with its tiny wires for years, sources say


May 15 (Reuters) - Neuralink's disclosure last week that tiny wires inside the brain of its first patient had pulled out of position is an issue the Elon Musk company has known about for years, according to five people familiar with the matter.

16. Want an even rarer Giulia or Stelvio Quadrifoglio? These 'Super Sport' variants are for you


Alfa Romeo is rolling out limited-edition versions of its Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models which commemorate the brand's first-ever Mille Miglia victory in 1928. They'll wear an all-new moniker called 'Super Sport', and 275 Giulias and 175 Stelvios ...

17. How AI Can Be A Marketer's Window Into The Customer's Mindset


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18. Gemini AI Is About to Make Your Google Search Look Much Different

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Google's AI tool Gemini is about to make a big splash on Google Search and could possibly change the way you use the search engine. The tool has been available in Search Labs for a while now, but it's about to be released to the whole world with some ...

19. How to Harvest a Spicy Root


The new Disney Dreamlight Valley Star Path came with lots of duties for you to complete to earn Mickey Mouse Tokens. One of these duties requires you to "harvest a Spicy Root," there is more than one item that could fit this category, so keep reading ...

20. LG launches AI-powered smart TVs in India, eyes 25% growth in home entertainment

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To meet the increasing demand and strengthen its pole position in the Indian market, LG has launched a new range of AI-driven smart TVs. Comprising 55 new models, LG's Next Generation of AI TVs will be available in sizes ranging from 43 inches to 97 ...

21. Apple co-founder shares the best strategy his parents used while raising him: I'm 'the same way with my own kids'

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It's an age-old question for parents: Should you push your children into specific activities and educational pursuits or fully let them follow their own passions? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, 73, says his parents took the latter approach — and he's ...

22. Devices to turn your home into a 'smart house'


"Popular ones include light switches, thermostats, doorbells, blinds and shades, ceiling fans, electronics, and even things like Roombas (robot vacuums) and door locks. In my research, someone had added an energy sensor to their dryer which would ping them ...

23. The gorgeous Samsung Frame TV is over $500 off at Walmart

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Right now you'll find the 65-inch version of this cult-favorite television on sale, that is perfect for apartment living or making your own home theatre. Editor Favorite ...

24. UT police investigating after vehicles stolen from campus parking garage


AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas police are investigating the theft of two vehicles from a campus garage. The UT Police Department posted on X Wednesday that officers responded shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday to reports of damage to a garage gate in ...

25. Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger joins Amazon-backed Anthropic

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Anthropic has major backers, including Google, Salesforce and Amazon, and its chatbot directly competes with ChatGPT in both the enterprise and consumer worlds.

26. The 10 best Amazon deals to shop this week: Hatch, Bissell and Beats

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CNN Underscored editors found the best sales on Amazon right now, including deals on the Hatch Restore 1, a budget-friendly Bissell robot mop and Underscored-approved Beats Solo 4 headphones. Editor Favorite ...

27. JPL Scientists Detect Early Signs of Flash Droughts, Offering Potential for Mitigation


In a recent study, a team led by Nicholas Parazoo, an Earth scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, was able to detect signs of flash droughts up to three months before onset, potentially aiding future mitigation efforts.

28. Factor unveils models with new SRAM Red AXS eTap


With the release of the new, innovative SRAM Red AXS eTap, Factor Bikes is excited to present our leading models completely equipped with this most advanced, lightest electric road bike groupset on the market. The innovative integration offered by the ...

29. SRAM launches new Red AXS groupset: the lightest on the market, designed for 'effortless' riding


SRAM's new flagship groupset is all about refining the experience for every rider – instead of adding sprockets or new shifting systems it has focused on light brake feel, comfortable ergonomics, smooth front shifting, more wireless connectivity and ...

30. Neuralink knew their brain implant wires had issues for years. Trials continued anyway


The company knew from animal testing it had conducted ahead of its U.S. approval last year that the wires might retract, removing with them the sensitive electrodes that decode brain signals, three of the sources said. Neuralink deemed the risk low enough ...

31. Adobe Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

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Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe software. A cyber threat actor could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators are encouraged to review the following ...