Technology News for Tuesday 14th June 2022

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Jun 14th 2022

1. HP launches Spectre x360 13.5 and Spectre x360 16 laptops in India

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Both laptops have screens with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio and adaptive intelligence according to the company. HP says that the laptops use recycled aluminium and ocean-bound plastics in their construction and that it uses ...

2. Biggest Artificial Intelligence controversies: Racism, sexism and 'becoming sentient'


AI is an all-encompassing term for when computer systems simulate humane intelligence. In general, AI systems are trained by consuming large amounts of data while analysing it for correlations and patterns. They then use these patterns to make predictions.

3. Internet Explorer will live on despite its demise; here is how

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This move from Microsoft was easy to predict as the company had removed Microsoft 364 apps' support for the browser in February 2021 before announcing the browser's end in May 2021. But if you want to continue browsing the web using Internet Explorer, ...

4. Adobe Lightroom adds video support

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Adobe today announced that it is adding video support to Lightroom, its image organization and manipulation tool for photographers. Users will be able to use the same tools they currently use for changing the look and feel of images to manipulate ...

5. Germany's antitrust watchdog latest to probe Apple's app privacy framework

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A major privacy feature Apple launched last year, called App Tracking Transparency (ATT) — which requires third party apps to request permission from iOS users to track their digital activity for ad targeting — is facing another antitrust probe in ...

6. Firefox gets a privacy boost as Total Cookie Protection becomes the default for all users


While the ad tech industry tries to function in a less cookie-filled environment, browsers like Mozilla Firefox are jumping on the opportunity to grow its user base with features such as Total Cookie Protection (TCP). The feature was first introduced ...

7. WhatsApp now lets you export your chat history, photos, videos and more from Android to iPhone


Prior to this expansion, users only had to option to transfer chats from iPhone to Android. The ability to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone is rolling out in beta starting today, but will take about a week to reach all users.

8. Instagram 101: The Biggest Myths Behind Using Reels to Grow Your Audience


But it's not necessarily your fault. When you see other brands using reels in ways that don't feel authentic or aligned with your brand, it's easy to brush off the idea altogether and step back into your past content strategies.

9. The Next 'Overwatch 2' Beta Starts Soon And Console Players Are Invited This Time

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Get ready, Overwatch fans: the second Overwatch 2 beta is just a couple of weeks away. It starts on June 28th. This time around, Xbox and PlayStation players will be able to join the party — the first beta was PC-only. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch ...

10. Starfield: Everything New We Learned in IGN's Todd Howard Interview


IGN was lucky enough to speak to Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard today and, in the process learned a lot more about Starfield – not to mention heard a mention of Fallout's future. In conversation with Ryan McCaffrey, Howard followed up on a number ...

11. Amazon drones may start to deliver packages in Northern California this year

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With mega-warehouses and their truck traffic adding to pollution in places such as the Inland Empire, drone deliveries have been mentioned as a way to reduce carbon emissions. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles ...

12. WhatsApp to add message reactions feature for automatic albums on Windows beta


WhatsApp continues to bring in new features for improving the UWP version of the app. The messenger app is likely to be working on a message reaction feature for automatic albums on Windows beta. WABetaInfo which is the main source where you can ...

13. Microsoft's Not-So-Fast Browser, Internet Explorer, Dies A Slow Death

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The death of Internet Explorer is indeed the end of an era, but the sad part is, it is not just the modern internet users, but even those who the Explorer served for years, had already considered it dead. Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser.

14. 5 cool games from the PC Gaming Show


Secondary schoolers high-knee it towards a four story demon shaped like a skull that's Demonschool Image: Necrosoft via YouTube. On Sunday, PC Gamer held ...

15. When AI Becomes a Ouija Board


In the mid-1960s, an MIT engineer named Joseph Weizenbaum developed a computer program that has come to be known as Eliza. It was similar in form to LaMDA; users interacted with it by typing inputs and reading the program's textual replies.

16. Can the new Google chatbot be sentient?

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The story so far: Blake Lemoine, a U.S. military veteran, identifies himself as a priest, an ex-convict and an Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher. He was engaged by Google to test for bias/hate speech in the Language Model for Dialogue ...

17. Google updates email notifications for Google Calendar invites

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Google is updating the email notifications for Google Calendar invites by refreshing the layout of e-mails sent by Google Calendar, making key event details more accessible. “This update enables you to quickly find and act on an event's most important ...

18. Lightroom can now edit video, too


Lightroom, Adobe's photo editing app, is getting a surprising new feature: the ability to edit video. With an update rolling out this week, Lightroom users will be able to work with the app's existing controls to color grade their videos.

19. Fortnite is adding a grappling hook


You'll have an even longer window if you slide out of a swing, so don't be afraid to combo some slides into your swinging action. But don't worry if the window of time runs out: after a brief cooldown, the grapple glove will ready itself back up.

20. Firefox boosts privacy by giving 'total cookie protection' to all users by default


The Firefox browser, already known for its privacy protections, is about to become even more private thanks to a new cookie-restricting feature announced by Mozilla on Tuesday. The design change, labeled “Total Cookie Protection,” aims to give enhanced ...

21. WhatsApp now lets you transfer your chat history from Android to iPhone


The transfer process only works on new or factory reset iPhones and makes use of Apple's existing Move to iOS app for Android (which already helps move contacts, calendar entries, SMS messages, and more). During iPhone setup, select the “Move data from ...

22. Apple's M2-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro opens for preorders on June 17th

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During its WWDC 2022 event last week, Apple revealed its M2 chip and the redesigned MacBook Air, which got most of the attention, though it won't be the first laptop with the new CPU that you can buy. Apple will also offer the M2 inside the familiar ...

23. Apple's most exciting upcoming iPads may not be Pro models


The rumors swirling around a 14.1-inch iPad have shifted. Last week, supply chain analyst Ross Young predicted that the potential device would be branded as an iPad Pro and would be equipped with the Mini LED / ProMotion display, like the one found on ...

24. 'End of an era': Microsoft to shut down OG Internet Explorer Wednesday

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Starting Wednesday, those who try to open the application will be directed to the company's more recent browser Microsoft Edge. Last May, the company first announced the decision to retire the web browser for certain versions ...

25. The biggest news from the Xbox Games extended showcase


Xbox continued to deliver a slow drip of news to gamers Tuesday with an extended presentation following its Sunday showcase. Fans got an update on upcoming delayed titles like “Starfield,” “Redfall” and “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl.