In the EU, access to Instagram or Facebook without ads can cost $14 per month

Meta is considering introducing a fee of up to $14 for users in the European Union to access Instagram or Facebook without ads. This was reported by The Economic Times with reference to The Wall Street Journal. For example, the cost of access on a desktop computer can be about ... Read more

Microsoft CEO believes Google used unfair tactics to hurt Bing

Google used unfair tactics to harm Microsoft’s Bing search engine. This was stated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, speaking as a witness in an antitrust case against Google, writes The Wall Street Journal. During his testimony in Washington, he supported the U.S. Department of Justice‘s view that Google has consolidated ... Read more

Farewell to Google? Apple is thinking about creating its own search engine

Apple is considering developing its own search engine, which could potentially replace Google on its devices, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports. This idea is related to the fact that Apple has always sought to control the core technologies that underpin its products. And search has long been an integral part of ... Read more

Microsoft discussed selling Bing to Apple as a replacement for Google

Microsoft has been discussing the possibility of selling its Bing search engine to Apple around 2020. The deal would replace Google as the default search engine on the iPhone manufacturer’s devices. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing knowledgeable sources. According to them, the talks were of an exploratory nature. They ... 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

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

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

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

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

The world’s oldest active torrent turns 20

In a few days, the oldest still active torrent will turn 20. The fan-made low-budget film The Fanimatrix appeared on the Internet on September 27, 2003 and is still available for download. The 16-minute film, which had a budget of only 800 New Zealand dollars (approximately $500), takes place shortly ... Read more

Google will remove the basic HTML version of Gmail in January 2024

Starting in January 2024, Gmail users will no longer have access to the basic HTML view. This classic version of Gmail’s web interface provided a simple experience that many users find less cluttered than the current version of Google mail. Previously, Gmail users were able to access the basic HTML ... Read more

95% of NFT crypto assets have no value – study

95% of digital collectibles (NFTs) owned by 23 million investors have no value. This is evidenced by a study by dappGambl, according to The Register. The experts came to this conclusion after analyzing 73,257 NFT collections based on CoinMarketCap and NFTScan data. According to their findings, 69,795 NFT collections have ... Read more

Meta shows updated Facebook logo – the most attentive will notice the changes

Meta updates the Facebook logo. The changes are hardly drastic, but they are there. The blue color has become slightly darker, and the letter “f” looks a little different, writes The Verge. The company says that it strives to make the updated design, in particular, more bold. It also emphasizes ... Read more

The US Department of Justice is trying to prove that Google has suppressed competition for leadership in the field of Internet search

The U.S. Department of Justice used the first week of the trial against Google to prove that the company violated antitrust laws and suppressed competition to maintain its market leadership, writes The Register. The government’s complaint alleges that Google has “stifled competition in the Internet search industry” through exclusive contracts ... Read more

GitHub expands availability of Copilot Chat AI tool to help with coding

GitHub, a web service owned by Microsoft, has expanded access to its artificial intelligence-based tool Copilot Chat. It is now available in public beta for individual users in the Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code integrated development environments (IDEs). This was reported by The Verge. “Now, teams of developers and ... Read more

DALL-E 3 produces much more detailed images and will be integrated into ChatGPT

OpenAI has unveiled DALL-E 3, the latest iteration of its AI-powered image synthesis model. This version boasts seamless integration with ChatGPT, allowing the model to generate images that accurately match complex descriptions. It also manages the generation of text in the image, such as labels and captions, which was a ... Read more

Elon Musk announces a monthly fee for X users to fight bots

Platform X, which was previously known as Twitter, is “switching to a small monthly fee.” This was stated by Elon Musk during a live broadcast of a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, writes CNBC. According to him, fees for using the X system are being introduced to combat ... Read more

Google has a list of words that employees are not allowed to use – US Department of Justice

Google is facing a lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice on charges of illegally holding a monopoly in the Internet search market. Government lawyers claim that the company knew that its activities were being scrutinized, so it advised its employees not to use certain words, writes Bloomberg. According ... Read more

Google adds Emoji Kitchen tool to search, which combines different emojis

Google has added the Emoji Kitchen tool to its search engine, which allows combining different emojis. This wis reported by 9to5Google. Earlier, Emoji Kitchen debuted in the Gboard virtual keyboard app for Android. But now the tool has been integrated into the search engine, and you can use it from ... Read more

Better update your Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Brave browsers

Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Brave have released critical security patches. This is reported by Stack Diary. The fixes address the CVE-2023-4863 vulnerability, which could be exploited by remote attackers to gain access to or run malicious code on users’ computers. The vulnerability was found in the libwebpm library, which is ... Read more

The Internet Archive has filed an appeal in a historic copyright case

The Internet Archive has filed an appeal in the copyright infringement case, which it lost in the spring of this year, writes The Verge. This is a landmark copyright infringement case initiated by major publishing houses Hachette, HarperCollins, Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House. They sued the Internet Archive ... Read more