Technologies

Microsoft is working with NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel to improve scaling in games

Microsoft has announced DirectSR, a new API developed in collaboration with NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel that will enable seamless integration of Super Resolution (SR) into the next generation of games. Super Resolution is a scaling technique that increases the resolution and image quality of games using artificial intelligence. Joshua Tucker, ... Read more

IBM trains AI to help detect virus activity

Recently, IBM published a blog post detailing its FlashCore Module (FCM) technology to protect against malware, including ransomware, on its SSDs. As they detailed, the latest version of FCM (FCM4) now supports artificial intelligence, which is used to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats as they occur. Previous generations of ... Read more

In Germany, scientists are working on a silicon-free computer that uses light waves

A team led by Prof. Mario Chemnitz and Dr. Bennett Fischer from the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, Germany, has created a computer that uses light waves instead of silicon, all through an optical fiber, Techradar reports. The researchers used the unique interaction of light waves ... Read more

Ming-Chi Kuo: only 1% of Vision Pro owners returned the headset

According to a well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, only 1% of owners of the $3500 Vision Pro headset eventually returned the new product from Apple. He also said that about 20-30% of these people simply could not figure out how to use it. Although Apple devices are usually easy to learn ... Read more

GLOMO Awards at MWC 2024: Google Pixel 8 recognized as the best smartphone

The annual winners of the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards have been announced at MWC 2024. Google Pixel 8 won the Best Smartphone award, beating out the iPhone 15 Pro, Galaxy S23, Z Flip5, and OnePlus Open/Oppo Find N3, GSMArena reports. Also won in the Devices category: Breakthrough Device Innovation: Qualcomm ... Read more

Apple wanted to take over Tesla and negotiated with Elon Musk

Apple was considering a takeover of Tesla, and even held talks with Elon Musk, The New York Times reported. The publication published this information after the announcement that Apple was closing an electric car project that it had been working on for about 10 years. This is not the first ... Read more

Apple Vision Pro users report cracks that appear out of nowhere

More and more claims of Vision Pro users against Apple are spreading online due to cracks in the glass of the $3500 augmented reality headset, Gizmodo reports. Many users of the r/VisionPro subreddit complain that despite being extremely careful with the device, cracks appear on it as if by themselves. ... Read more

Humane Ai Pin is an interesting addition, but not a complete replacement for a smartphone

At MWC 2024, Humane once again showed its AI device Ai Pin, which is expected to go on sale in spring, The Verge reports. The new product was “presented in public” during Paris Fashion Week, but then all the attention was focused more on its appearance than on its capabilities. ... Read more

Google is working to fix Gemini after biased answers from AI tool

Google’s teams are working around the clock to resolve the issues following the recent criticism of Gemini. This includes the creation of “racially correct” images using the company’s AI tool, writes The Economic Times. Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a memo that the issues surrounding the situation had been ... Read more

WordPress and Tumblr also want to sell user content to train AI

Automattic, the parent company of sites such as WordPress and Tumblr, is in talks to sell content from its platforms to AI companies such as MidJourney and OpenAI. This is reported by Gizmodo with a reference to 404 Media. The content is planned to be used for educational purposes. Although ... Read more

Apple cancels an ambitious project to create its own electric car

Apple is scaling back work on its own electric car, abandoning one of the most ambitious projects in the company’s history. This was reported by Bloomberg, citing knowledgeable sources. According to the people, who asked not to be identified, Apple did this on Tuesday. In doing so, the tech giant ... Read more

Motorola has presented a concept model of a “wrist” smartphone

At this year’s MWC, Motorola showed a concept model of its smartphone that can bend and can be worn on the wrist like a watch, CNBC reports. During the demonstration, a Motorola representative showed how the smartphone can bend in different ways to wrap around the wrist or “stand” on ... Read more

Micron launches 9×13 mm terabyte UFS 4.0 memory chip

Micron, a leading U.S. memory chip maker, announced at MWC 2024 the most compact UFS 4.0 drive ever, measuring just 9×13 millimeters. Like its predecessors, the new model offers up to 1 TB of storage and excellent performance – 4300 MB/s for reading and 4000 MB/s for writing, GSMarena says. ... Read more

DOOM ported to smart lawn mowers from Husqvarna

One more item can be added to the long list of everything you can play DOOM on. Now it’s a smart lawn mower from Husqvarna, Kotaku writes. The company has announced a partnership with Bethesda Softworks, under which the legendary 1993 shooter will be ported to some models of Husqvarna ... Read more

Here comes the first liquid-cooled NVMe drive

MSI is introducing the world's first solid-state NVMe drive with integrated liquid cooling, coming soon to the Spatium M580 series. The MSI Spatium M580 FROZR Liquid Gen5 SSD is a storage solution for enthusiasts who are willing to pay extra for a unique product.

Don’t let your children grow up to be programmers, – says NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

Artificial intelligence has reached such a level that it is no longer necessary to prioritize computer science and programming for the younger generation. This opinion was expressed by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, The Register reports. During the recent World Summit in Dubai, he said that graduates of the past decade ... Read more

Figure AI, a startup developing humanoid robots, raises $675 million

Figure AI, a startup developing humanoid robots, raises $675 million in a funding round with a $2 billion valuation. Investors include NVIDIA, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and other tech companies, writes Bloomberg with reference to informed sources. Jeff Bezos, through his firm Explore Investments LLC, provides $100 million. Microsoft, which ... Read more

X launches audio and video calls for users who do not have a paid subscription

Elon Musk’s X platform is gradually introducing the ability to make audio and video calls for users who do not have a paid subscription. This is reported by Engadget with reference to the company’s engineer Enrique Barragan. Also, according to him, people will now be able to receive calls from ... Read more

American student loses scholarship after using Grammarly

The New York Post reports that 21-year-old student Marley Stevens was stripped of her scholarship and placed on academic probation because the anti-plagiarism system detected traces of artificial intelligence in her paper. The student categorically denies this. Marley Stevens is a student at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega Campus, ... Read more

Reddit goes public and invites users to invest

Reddit Inc. has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission describing the company’s financial performance and business goals ahead of its IPO, writes the Verge. Reddit makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker RDDT. From the text of the document it ... Read more

The FDA urges you to stay away from some smartwatches. What is the reason?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns people against using smartwatches and rings that are claimed to be invasive blood sugar sensors, writes Engadget. “The FDA has not authorized, cleared, or approved any smartwatch or smart ring that is intended to measure or estimate blood glucose values on its ... Read more

Samsung presents Galaxy Fit3 fitness tracker

Samsung introduces a new fitness tracker Galaxy Fit31, equipped with advanced health monitoring technologies. The Galaxy Fit3 is 45% wider than the previous model, has an aluminum body and a 1.6-inch display. The company also claims that the tracker can work up to 13 days on a single charge. In ... Read more

Bluesky will allow users to store their data on servers independently

The social network Bluesky announced its decentralization. Users will now be able to store their data on their own. During registration, Bluesky will store user account data on its default server. But if the user wishes, they can choose their own server to store this data. This way, users will ... Read more

Reddit to sell content for training AI models from Google

Reddit has signed an agreement with Google to provide its content for training the tech giant’s artificial intelligence models. This was reported by Reuters, citing informed sources. According to one of the agency’s interlocutors, the contract with Google, owned by Alphabet, is worth about $60 million a year. As it ... Read more

Meta Quest may get the AirPlay function

In the future, Meta Quest owners may be able to stream content from iPhones and other Apple devices via AirPlay, writes UploadVR. Mark Rabkin, vice president of Meta’s VR division, responded to a post by one of the users in X who wrote that it would be nice if headset ... Read more