Evgenia Gubina

Actor Michael Gambon, who played Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, dies

Sir Michael Gambon has died at the age of 82. The British actor had an eventful career, including the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, writes The Guardian. The death of the star was announced in a statement on behalf of his wife and son, published ... Read more

Meta has shown smart glasses that can broadcast on Facebook and Instagram

Meta has introduced a new generation of smart glasses with artificial intelligence called Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses. With them, users will be able to launch live broadcasts on Facebook and Instagram, reports The Verge. The option is quite interesting, but it exacerbates the already complex issue of privacy. Meanwhile, Meta ... Read more

Valve loses a court case in the EU and has to pay 1.6 million euros in fines for geoblocking

The General Court of the European Union has upheld the decision to impose a fine for geo-blocking on Valve Corp. which owns the Steam digital game distribution platform, reports Bloomberg. As it is known, the European Commission has fined Valve and five other publishers for obstructing cross-border sales of PC ... Read more

Adobe unveils a web version of Photoshop, it gets popular AI tools

The web version of Adobe Photoshop has become publicly available after almost two years of beta testing. The simplified online version of the photo editing program for desktop computers was launched with popular artificial intelligence tools, writes The Verge. We’re talking about the Generative Fill and Generative Expand tools that ... Read more

ChatGPT will again search for information online in real time

OpenAI’s ChatGPT will be able to search for information in real time. Thanks to this, it will provide more up-to-date data on user requests, reports Engadget. ChatGPT can now browse the internet to provide you with current and authoritative information, complete with direct links to sources. It is no longer ... Read more

AI tools for image editing will appear on Instagram

Meta has introduced new AI-based features for image editing on Instagram, writes Engadget. We’re talking about the new “restyle” and “backdrop” tools. The former resembles a powerful AI-based filter that allows you to modify existing photos and give them a different look. The second tool allows you to work with ... Read more

Meta has revealed 28 AI characters for chatbots, including versions of Paris Hilton and Snoop Dogg

Meta offers users a new and interesting experience of interacting with artificial intelligence. The company has introduced AI characters for chatbots that are virtual versions of celebrities, reports TechCrunch. It is about 28 characters based on Llama-2 to interact with users in various Meta social networks. The company will allow ... Read more

OpenAI valuation could triple to $80-90 billion – WSJ

OpenAI is in talks with investors about a possible sale of shares, which could result in an estimated value of $80-90 billion, writes Bloomberg citing The Wall Street Journal. This valuation will mean a threefold increase compared to the figure at the beginning of this year. At the same time, ... Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover sets speed records on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is setting new speed records on Mars thanks to the AutoNav automatic navigation system, writes Gizmodo. The trip from June 26 to July 31, during which the rover overcame Snowdrift Peak, was indicative. Perseverance covered the distance of 759 meters in about a third of the time ... Read more

The EU wants Apple to open its ecosystem to competitors

The European Union wants Apple to open its ecosystem to competitors, writes GSMArena. European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton stated this desire to the CEO of the American company Tim Cook during a meeting in Brussels. According to him, Apple should allow iPhone owners to use competitive services, ... Read more

Logitech and Playseat introduced a new gaming chair, it costs $299

Logitech’s gaming division and Playseat have introduced a new folding gaming chair for car simulation fans. It is called Playseat Challenge X – Logitech G Edition and costs $299, writes The Verge. This cockpit seat looks almost exactly like the Playseat Challenge Black Actifit. But it costs about $70 less. ... Read more

US sues Amazon for market monopolization

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against the global giant Amazon, accusing the company of violating antitrust laws, reports CNBC. The lawsuit was also supported by the attorneys general of 17 US states. The case will be heard by the Federal Court in Seattle. The plaintiffs believe ... Read more

Hollywood screenwriters end their strike. What conditions did the studios offer them?

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is calling off its strike. Its members will now explore a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents Hollywood studios, writes The Verge. The WGA has released the details of the contract, which is yet to be ... Read more

Jony Ive and Sam Altman discuss an unknown AI-based product – media

Former Apple chief designer Jony Ive and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman discussed the creation of a new product based on artificial intelligence. This is reported by 9to5Mac with reference to The Information. It is not yet known what exactly this project involves and what the purpose of the future device ... Read more

Apple has released macOS Sonoma – it has a game mode and new widgets

Apple has released the macOS Sonoma operating system. The company presented it in June at WWDC 2023 and has been conducting the necessary testing since then, reports The Verge. The operating system has several features. One of them is interactive widgets that can now be placed on the desktop. Users ... Read more

Spotify launches new Spotify Jam feature to create collaborative playlists

Music streaming giant Spotify is launching a new social feature. It is called Spotify Jam and allows users to create a joint playlist, reports The Verge. Up to 32 Spotify users can join each session and listen to music in real time. What makes Spotify Jam special is that every ... Read more

EU warns Elon Musk after Platform X proves to be a leader in disinformation

The EU has warned Elon Musk about the need to comply with new laws on fake news and Russian propaganda after Platform X turned out to be the leader in terms of disinformation among all major social networks, writes The Guardian. The high level of disinformation on the platform was ... Read more

Getty Images launches AI-powered image generator developed in partnership with NVIDIA

Getty Images launches Generative AI, a proprietary image generator based on artificial intelligence. It was developed in partnership with the American chipmaker NVIDIA, reports Engadget. The tool is unique in that it is trained on Getty’s own image database. The peculiarity of the content created by Generative AI is that ... Read more

Google Podcasts will be closed in 2024 to allow podcast listeners to switch to YouTube Music

Google has announced that in 2024 it will shut down its podcasting app Google Podcasts. This is planned to be done as part of a wider transition of listeners to YouTube Music, writes TechCrunch. Google plans to increase its investment in podcasts on YouTube Music and make it a more ... Read more

Ukraine is in the top 20 countries with the cheapest mobile Internet

Ukraine was ranked 16th among the countries with the most affordable mobile Internet per 1 GB. This is evidenced by the data of Cable.co.uk, which analyzed 5603 mobile Internet tariff plans in 237 countries, writes AIN.UA. According to the calculations, the average price for 1 GB of mobile data in ... Read more

Some owners of the brand new iPhone 15 complain about excessive heat

Some owners of the new iPhone 15 have reported problems with their smartphones heating up, especially during charging or prolonged use, reports Android Authority. These reviews are shared by customers who pre-ordered the iPhone 15 in the first week after the launch and have already received their phones. “Speaking from ... Read more

ChatGPT gets new features – the chatbot has learned to speak and analyze images

ChatGPT chatbot has received a major update. It has been taught to understand voice commands, respond with a synthesized voice, and recognize images, reports The Verge. ChatGPT can now see, hear, and speak. Rolling out over next two weeks, Plus users will be able to have voice conversations with ChatGPT ... Read more

California governor vetoes bill requiring drivers to be present in self-driving trucks

California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have required the mandatory presence of people in autonomous trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds. This was reported by The Verge with reference to Reuters. This is the so-called Assembly Bill 316. It received widespread support among state legislators and was ... Read more

Google launches updated AI Fundamentals course consisting of 36 short videos

Google has announced the relaunch of its free online course AI Fundamentals. It consists of 36 short practical videos with an average duration of 5 minutes. Registration for the updated course is open at the link. The video explains how to use artificial intelligence for work, business, and everyday life, ... Read more

Meta is preparing to introduce an AI chatbot with dozens of characters

Meta plans to introduce an AI chatbot that will have different characters with distinct personalities. Inside the company, they are called Gen AI Personas, according to The Wall Street Journal. According to people with knowledge of the situation, the company is trying to attract more young people to the platform ... Read more