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Enhancing Browsing Experience: Microsoft Introduces Bing Chat AI Tools to Google Chrome

Enhancing Browsing Experience: Microsoft Introduces Bing Chat AI Tools to Google Chrome

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Despite its ongoing efforts, Microsoft has faced challenges in winning over new users for its Edge browser, especially in the face of formidable alternatives like Google Chrome and Brave. A portion of its strategy appeared to involve restricting access to certain products, such as Bing AI, exclusively within the Microsoft Edge ecosystem. For instance, users of Google Chrome were unable to utilize the ChatGPT-powered tool directly within their desktop browsers. However, a significant shift has occurred. Following a gradual rollout with limited information, Bing AI Chat has now become broadly available on the Chrome desktop browser. In the most recent update to the Stable Channel, Microsoft has announced the widespread support of Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise on Chrome desktop, enco...
Enhancing User Experience: Uber Eats Works on AI Chatbot for Quick Ordering and Recommendations

Enhancing User Experience: Uber Eats Works on AI Chatbot for Quick Ordering and Recommendations

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In a notable stride towards enhancing customer satisfaction, Uber Eats is currently in the process of developing an AI-infused chatbot designed to offer personalized food recommendations and streamline the order placement process. As detailed in a recent Bloomberg report, developer Steve Moser unearthed insights regarding the impending chatbot concealed within the code of the Uber Eats application. The forthcoming chatbot is poised to engage users in discussions concerning their budget constraints and culinary preferences before deftly facilitating the order submission process. Despite the anticipation surrounding this innovative addition, the exact timeline for its public launch remains shrouded in mystery. When approached by TechCrunch for commentary, Uber refrained from respondin...
Closed Beta of ‘Horizon Worlds’ by Meta Debuts on Smartphones

Closed Beta of ‘Horizon Worlds’ by Meta Debuts on Smartphones

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Meta has taken a significant stride in diversifying its social VR platform, Horizon Worlds, by launching a closed beta on Android mobile devices, marking a departure from its Quest-exclusive roots. Unlike traditional app store releases, Horizon Worlds isn't available on Google Play. Instead, participants in the closed beta can directly access the app via the Quest Android app. Among the privileged beta testers is Lunayian, an X (formerly Twitter) user, who showcased a brief hands-on experience within the Super Rumble lobby—a first-party hero shooter from Meta that was unveiled in the previous month. One noticeable distinction between Quest users and Android mobile device users in Horizon Worlds lies in the visual representation of avatars. While scripted avatar animations remain ...
CMF Smartwatch and Earbuds Leak Reveals Lack of Significant Advancements in Affordable Wearables

CMF Smartwatch and Earbuds Leak Reveals Lack of Significant Advancements in Affordable Wearables

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Continuing its streak of summer product releases, Nothing shows no sign of slowing down. Following the debut of the Nothing Phone (2) and the rollout of Nothing OS 2 for the Phone (1), the company's latest move is the introduction of its CMF brand, spearheaded by CEO Carl Pei, with a strong focus on affordability and accessibility. Now, details regarding CMF's inaugural lineup of budget-friendly smartwatches and earbuds have surfaced prematurely online. These products are slated for release in just one month's time. As first identified by 9to5Google, leaked product banners shared on Twitter unveil CMF's initial venture into economical tech: the "Watch Pro" smartwatch and the "Buds Pro" earbuds. Both sport a vivid orange hue and adhere to Nothing's minimalistic design philosophy. Additi...
Tohono O’odham Nation Constructs Independent High-Speed Internet Network

Tohono O’odham Nation Constructs Independent High-Speed Internet Network

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To Address Internet Disparities, Tohono O'odham Nation Constructs Independent Network A renewed effort is underway to bring reliable high-speed internet to an area in Arizona that has lacked such access in the past. Leveraging federal CARES Act funds, the Tohono O'odham Nation has developed its own private cellular network. Tony Eigen, Baicells Vice President of Global Marketing, emphasized the network's mission: "The goal is really to blanket the entire reservation with coverage." The private network consists of approximately 50 base stations, capable of delivering 4G LTE service to around 3,000 households, as detailed by Baicells, the equipment distributor. This initiative enables a range of services, including video streaming, video calls, and access to various content, addres...
Signs Point to Significant Update for iPad Pro, the First Since 2018

Signs Point to Significant Update for iPad Pro, the First Since 2018

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Apple is poised to undertake a significant overhaul of the iPad Pro, although the refreshed tablet is unlikely to hit the market until the following year. This news emerged on Sunday, courtesy of Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, known for accurate Apple-related insights. The iPad Pro from the tech giant has not undergone a major update since 2018, and Apple is hoping that revitalizing this high-end device will invigorate a tablet market that, according to Gurman, "is in a deep funk." The upcoming generation of iPad Pro devices, reportedly carrying the code names J717, J718, J720, and J721, will feature Apple's first tablets with OLED displays. Sources disclosed to Gurman that this display type, present in iPhones since the iPhone X's launch six years ago, offers a brighter, crisper appearan...
AI Achieves Exceptional Creative Thinking Performance in Top Percentile

AI Achieves Exceptional Creative Thinking Performance in Top Percentile

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Unveiling AI's Surprising Creative Prowess: Novelty and Utility Combined When envisioning the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI), few would likely rank creativity at the forefront of its emulatable human intellect. Creativity, a marvelously enigmatic trait, defines human essence, often seemingly resisting the mechanistic logic that underpins AI. However, the landscape of AI's role in creative endeavors is expanding. Emerging AI tools such as DALL-E and Midjourney are now integral to creative production, with some even receiving accolades for their innovative outputs. This influence extends beyond social impact, manifesting economically—such as the crucial factor driving the Hollywood writers' strike. As evidenced by our recent study on AI's striking originality, the adv...
North Korean APT Hacks Internet Infrastructure Provider via ManageEngine Flaw

North Korean APT Hacks Internet Infrastructure Provider via ManageEngine Flaw

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In early 2023, an attack took place approximately five days after the publication of proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for the ManageEngine vulnerability, known as CVE-2022-47966, with a CVSS score of 9.8. The vulnerability, found in the third-party dependency Apache xmlsec (XML Security for Java), allows for unauthenticated remote code execution. Zoho had already issued patches for over 20 affected on-premises products in November 2022. Lazarus, a well-known threat actor, utilized CVE-2022-47966 to launch a new variant of a remote access trojan (RAT) called QuiteRAT. This RAT is believed to be a derivative of the previously identified Lazarus-associated MagicRAT. Once activated on a compromised system, QuiteRAT collects system data and transmits it to the attackers' server. It...
Significant Leak Unveils Crucial Insights Regarding Intel’s 14th-Gen Core Processors

Significant Leak Unveils Crucial Insights Regarding Intel’s 14th-Gen Core Processors

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Intel is poised to unveil its 14th-gen Core 'Raptor Lake Refresh' CPUs later this year, following up on the Raptor Lake lineup introduced last year. Over recent months, a series of leaks have provided substantial insights into the forthcoming processors. However, the latest comprehensive information originates directly from Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer MSI. This revelation confirms pivotal aspects, including the nomenclature and core configurations across multiple chips within the upcoming next-generation family. The leaked details surfaced through an unlisted MSI YouTube video (via @DarkmontTech), which delves into key specifics about Intel's imminent CPUs. Although the video has since been made private, it discloses that the Raptor Lake Refresh series will leverage the Intel 7 ...
ChromeOS 116 is being released: Introducing fresh autocorrect, enhanced search for cloud and local Files, and additional features

ChromeOS 116 is being released: Introducing fresh autocorrect, enhanced search for cloud and local Files, and additional features

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Google is in the process of rolling out ChromeOS 116, bringing a series of minor additions over the next few days. Among the updates in ChromeOS 116 is an "enhanced Autocorrection" feature, which comes enabled by default for English in compatible apps when using a physical keyboard. This feature automatically corrects spelling, typing, and other errors. Additionally, Google has improved the performance of Autocorrect, both with the virtual keyboard and in other assistive features. The Files app has received a search upgrade, now allowing simultaneous searches across local content and Google Drive. The search results page is equipped with various filters, including options such as "My files" or "Everywhere," as well as time-based filters like "Any time," "Today," "Yesterday," and mor...