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Rain, snow, sunshine? Important to know. (pixabay/fietzfotos)

AI weatherman: more accurate, faster, more opaque

Trained with 40 years of weather data, AI has found a shortcut in the calculation of weather forecasts. It produces prognosises with the same accuracy, but with a fraction of the effort.
Mario Petzold, 15 Nov 2023 21:51
University of Washington AI headphone technology allows only specific sounds through. (Image source: Paul G. Allen School at YouTube)

University of Washington AI technology lets headphone wearers pick specific sounds to hear

A University of Washington led team has developed AI headphone technology allowing wearers to pick specific sounds to hear while blocking all others. This advanced noise-cancelling targets any sound from animals to machines creati...
David Chien, 15 Nov 2023 15:03
All PC OEMs are expected to announce AI-centric systems next year. (Image Source: Asus)

Asus plans to launch premium AI PCs in 2024

Asus intends to be the first to release AI-centric PC systems in 2024. At first, these will be targeted at content creators and enterprise clients, so the price points will be on the premium side. Most PC OEMs are expected to rele...
Bogdan Solca, 14 Nov 2023 18:11
Targeted modification of microbial genome. (Source: Philip Gray/ORNL US Department of Energy)

AI modifies microbial genes to produce renewable fuels

In a bid to improve the accuracy of current genome editing methods, ORNL scientists have generated excitement over the potential of their AI model to create sustainable fuels.
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 14 Nov 2023 15:59
The Radeon PRO W7700. (Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon PRO W7700 promises AI-grade workstation graphics performance for under US$1,000

AMD has now unleashed the latest variant of its Radeon PRO series of graphics cards for workstation-type PCs. The W7700 is a medium-power example of its new generation, yet is touted to help achieve enterprise-grade AI and CAD res...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Nov 2023 17:20
The Humane Ai Pin casts information onto surfaces with a Laser Ink Display. (Image source: Humane)

Humane Ai Pin launches as new smartphone alternative ahead of 'early 2024' shipments

Humane has finally fully unveiled the Ai Pin, its take on a future beyond smartphones. Available to order from next week in the US, the Humane Ai Pin attempts to combine smartphone and wearable functionality without third-party ap...
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 13:07
Samsung shares a preview of future AI features for Galaxy smartphones. (Image: Samer Khodeir)

Galaxy AI: Samsung reveals exciting AI feature for the Galaxy S24

With Galaxy AI, Samsung aims to offer the most comprehensive artificial intelligence available on any smartphone and, among other things, translate phone calls in foreign languages to break down language barriers. Samsung's AI off...
Hannes Brecher, 10 Nov 2023 00:51
iPhone 16 might get exclusive AI capabilties, rumor indicates. (Source: Florian Schmitt)

iPhone 16 might feature exclusive AI capabilities, according to rumor

As per previous reports, Apple is working extensively towards bringing advanced AI features to its array of devices, including future versions of iOS, with recent rumors suggesting the inclusion of exclusive AI features for the fu...
Sambit Saha, 09 Nov 2023 21:35
Best Buy's new Creality range. (Source: Creality)

Deal | Creality K1 series of flagship 3D printers appears on Best Buy shelves

Creality has unveiled a new way to buy its latest K1 or K1 Max 3D printers in the US: via Best Buy. The OEM's latest retail partnership also brings a more "affordable" Ender-series variant to the chain-store giant. The new potenti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Nov 2023 17:49
The Humane Ai Pin will have a lower-than-expected starting price. (Image source: Humane)

Humane Ai Pin: Leak suggests lower than expected pricing but with costly monthly subscription

The Humane Ai Pin is billed as being able to replace your smartphone thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, a small projector and various sensors. While the device is now rumoured to cost significantly less than earlier rumours ...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 16:41
AI can do many things, including plagiarism. (pixabay / geralt)

ChatGPT texts detectable - model reliably recognizes AI plagiarism

a program at the University of Kansas claims to be able to reliably unmask 99% of all AI-generated texts. This is huge progress compared to previous attempts to automatically separate artificially created texts from human ones.
Mario Petzold, 07 Nov 2023 21:45
The Vivo Watch 3. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo Watch 3 preview confirms Pixel-esque build and new OS

Vivo has revealed that its upcoming third-gen Watch will have a lot in common with the Pixel Watch 2 ahead of its launch. Those similarities are mostly appearance and hardware-based, although its software will not be WearOS-based....
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Nov 2023 21:21
PopSockets announces a Holiday Giveaway. (Source: PopSockets)

PopSockets launches AI Customizer with cash-prize giveaway

The popular mobile device accessory company PopSockets has announced that buyers can now design their own finish for selects products using AI. The Customizer is touted to help its users translate their passions into a new PopSock...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Nov 2023 17:53
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 goes for an all-performance core design. (Image Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek Dimensity 9300 foregoes efficiency cores for quad-Cortex-X4 config, up to 40% higher peak performance with 33% power savings over Dimensity 9200

MediaTek has taken wraps of its much-vaunted Dimensity 9300 SoC today. The Dimensity 9300 distinguishes itself from the competition by opting for an all-performance core design that includes four Cortex-X4 cores. MediaTek claims massive performance and power efficiency gains along with the significantly powerful Immortalis-G720 12-core GPU and APU 790 that enables on-device generative AI.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 06 Nov 2023 14:41
xAI has got its own chatbot. (Source: xAI)

Grok launches touted as ChatGPT killer by Elon Musk-owned xAI

Grok has been unveiled as the world's latest chatbot by xAI. The start-up asserts that its new AI-powered tool can outdo GPT in terms of both academic performance and real-world search results. It is also backed to stand out with ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Nov 2023 19:19
Tim Cook sheds light on Apple's stance on generative AI (Source : Apple)

Apple's silent AI revolution: Tim Cook sheds light on balancing privacy and innovation

Apple's CEO Tim Cook recently emphasized the company's quiet but significant integration of AI and machine learning into its product lineup. While Apple remains tight-lipped regarding specific AI projects, Cook hinted at substanti...
Sambit Saha, 04 Nov 2023 03:25
A leaked Xiaomi Car image. (Source: Car News China)

Xiaomi Car tipped to come with on-board crash detection

The personal electronics OEM Xiaomi has yet to follow through on its long-hyped foray into the automotive market; nevertheless, the company is still definitely working on it, according to a new leak. It reportedly reveals a new pa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Nov 2023 20:55
The Camera Genie S. (Source: Psync)

Psync Camera Genie S launches touted as world's first GPT-powered indoor security camera

GPT has found its way into the smart home with the Camera Genie S, a gadget backed by its maker Psync Labs, Inc to keep watch over domestic life in the smartest way possible. The Genie S is rated to leverage its "innovative genera...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 19:27
Microsoft's AI ambitions: Nuclear power plants as key to energy transition? (Symbolic image: Bing AI)

Microsoft to build nuclear plants for powering AI

Microsoft is betting on nuclear power to drive the development of artificial intelligence. Small modular reactors (SMRs) are now set to power the energy-intensive AI. The company is also investing in a project to generate nuclear ...
Nicole Dominikowski, 01 Nov 2023 19:21
Hon Hai Chairman Liu Yangwei and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang (Image Source: UDN)

Blackwell B100 AI GPUs getting closer to launch, as Nvidia secures supply orders from Wistron and Foxconn

With Nvidia selecting Wistron as its main substrate supplier and Foxconn as module packager, the next gen Blackwell AI GPU chips are ready to enter the production phase. A Q2 2024 launch is looking very likely.
Bogdan Solca, 31 Oct 2023 17:18
Google pays hackers to fix AI security problems

Google offers $12 million for hackers to tackle generative AI attacks

Google is encouraging hackers to reveal possible threats to its AI systems. Previously, the company employed its internal "AI Red Team" to investigate attack techniques on artificial intelligence. However, the updated program now ...
Nicole Dominikowski, 31 Oct 2023 16:45
NVIDIA adds to its list of DLSS 3 games. (Source: NVIDIA)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III set to launch with DLSS 3 perf boosts out of the box

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will be out for all buyers in early November 2023. NVIDIA has announced that it will be a DLSS 3 title from that first boot for performance enhanced by up to 1.8x on RTX 4000-series cards. The game...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Oct 2023 16:40
Universal Tone is rated for more accurate portrait shots. (Source: Tecno)

Tecno Universal Tone is backed to bring AI-powered skin-tone accuracy to next-gen smartphone group selfies and portraits

Tecno claims to have solved one of smartphone photography's most pressing and potentially alienating issues with the latest results of its AI research. Universal Tone is rated to combine three different imaging 'engines' in order ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Oct 2023 20:31
Qualcomm seems to have hit a home run with the Snapdragon X Elite

First Snapdragon X Elite benchmarks: Impressive gains over M2 Max, Ryzen 9 7940HS, Intel 13th gen-H, and 14th gen desktop CPUs

The Snapdragon X Elite's CPU and GPU reference benchmarks are now available showing impressive gains over current flagship processors from Intel, AMD, and Apple. OEMs can configure the Snapdragon X Elite up to an 80 W TDP, which allows the SoC to offer near-desktop-class performance, particularly in single-core, along with significant multi-core gains.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Alexander Fagot, 30 Oct 2023 15:40
6G networks transform virtual reality, collaborative robots and autonomous driving (Symbolic image: Bing AI)

AI-powered 6G networks will transform digital interaction and our daily lives

Experts say the combination of artificial intelligence and 6G networks will fundamentally change the way we work and play. An intelligent network that can manage its own capacity and increased computing power will revolutionise ap...
Nicole Dominikowski, 29 Oct 2023 17:49
The Radeon PRO W7900 is a powerful graphics card for creators. (Image source: AMD)

AMD re-entering the workstation GPU market is a force for Nvidia to reckon with

CheckMag Since 2006, CUDA has been consistently gaining ground in the workstation and gaming market. In recent times AMD has introduced Pro Render and other features to entice workstation users.
Daniel Murti, 28 Oct 2023 01:38 partners with Qualcomm. (Source:

Snapdragon Summit | Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and combo touted to deliver ultra-low-light video performance claims to be able to bring "extreme low light" video to smartphones powered by Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC with its IP. The company asserts that its software-based ISP can leverage the proce...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Oct 2023 19:59
Riley Reid uses AI for her own business (Image: Instagram @letrileylive, edited)

Exploring taboos: Riley Reid launches business for adult performers to create AI versions of themselves

The AI avatars of authentic adult film performers fulfil all possible desires in this new enterprise, with no consequences from OpenAI. Furthermore, every party involved, from management to actors, benefits from this new offering.
Nicole Dominikowski, 26 Oct 2023 18:42
Honor teases the Magic6. (Source: Honor)

Snapdragon Summit | Honor Magic6 Series sneak peek confirms on-device AI, Magic Capsule and Magic Ring

Honor has teased its upcoming Magic6 series as flagship Android smartphones with all the latest bells and whistles the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 platform from Qualcomm can support. They include a voice assistant powered by on-device ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Oct 2023 17:27
Is the Pixel 8 Pro the world's first AI-first edge computing smartphone? (Source: Notebookcheck)

Pixel 8 Pro reviews may be inadvertantly convincing readers that the Tensor G3 is powering all new AI features

At best, many reviews of the Pixel 8 Pro don’t distinguish between when AI tasks are performed on device by the Tensor G3 and when they are off-loaded to Google Cloud for processing. At worst, some assume that all of the AI models...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 26 Oct 2023 00:00
Qualcomm reference design with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (photo: Alexander Fagot)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: First benchmarks and analysis

As part of its Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm has showcased, amongst other things, its forthcoming top-tier SoC for 2024: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Once again, the CPU cores are getting reorganized, ensuring more performance and we also have the first benchmark results which we would like to share with you.
Alexander Fagot, Daniel Schmidt, 25 Oct 2023 22:00
Ai-centric user experience (Image Source: Yahoo)

Microsoft may replace the Start button with the Copilot AI in Windows 12

Windows 12 could see a substantial system redesign in order to include a more AI-centric user experience. The start button could thus be replaced with Copilot AI, which is already available as a preview version in the latest Windo...
Bogdan Solca, 25 Oct 2023 18:25
New Snapdragon X Elite Compute platform for Windows laptops: Qualcomm gets serious about competing with Intel & AMD

Snapdragon Summit | New Snapdragon X Elite compute platform for Windows laptops: Qualcomm gets serious about competing with Intel & AMD

Update: Singlecore performance comparison released | For years, Qualcomm has tried to break into the Intel/AMD duopoly of the Windows laptop world - without much success. Attempting to finally break the mold, Qualcomm's newest CPU platform, the Nuvia based Snapdragon X Elite with Oryon cores, will go head to head with Intel Core Ultra and AMD Ryzen 8000.
Benjamin Herzig, 25 Oct 2023 17:46
The Galaxy S24 series will include a lot of AI-powered features (image via SmartPrix)

Galaxy S24 series tipped to launch with powerful AI capabilities

The Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra are tipped to launch with on-device generative AI on par with ChatGPT and Google Bard. An enhanced version of Bixby is also in the works.
Anil Ganti, 24 Oct 2023 08:21
DS Automobiles is offering a ChatGPT integration pilot for some customers. (Image source: Stellantis)

ChatGPT integration now available for DS Automobiles cars

DS Automobiles has announced that some European customers can now use ChatGPT in their DS 3, DS 4, DS 7 and DS 9 vehicles. The AI model is offered with the DS IRIS SYSTEM, creating an intelligent voice assistant. Suggested uses in...
Polly Allcock, 23 Oct 2023 19:44
The Google Pixel 8 Pro features some impressive cloud-powered AI features. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Exclusive: Google confirms with Notebookcheck it blocked benchmarks during Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro review embargo period

Notebookcheck has received written confirmation from Google that it deliberately blocked the installation of benchmarks on its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro devices during the review embargo period. It confirms our earlier report on the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 23 Oct 2023 07:52
The Pixel Tensor G3 chipset appears to fall short of Google's claims about its AI performance. (Source: Google)

Exclusive: Geekbench founder responds to Pixel 8 benchmark blocking controversy

Geekbench 6 founder John Poole has responded to the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro benchmarking controversy. In exclusive comments obtained by Notebookcheck, Poole says Primate Labs is unaware of any issues with compatibility that might ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 22 Oct 2023 01:41
Google and its Pixel 8 Pro are at the center of another controversy. (Source: Notebookcheck)

@MrWhosetheboss video reveals Google's Pixel 8 Pro Tensor G3 off-loads all generative AI tasks to the cloud

Popular YouTuber @Mrwhosetheboss has singled out the Google Tensor G3 as a major failing of the Pixel 8 Pro. According to the YouTuber, all of the new generative AI features found on the Pixel 8 Pro cannot be processed onboard the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 20 Oct 2023 12:35
The 7000WX series has arrived. (Source: AMD)

AMD Threadripper PRO 7995WX is unleashed as a new 96-core flagship for next-gen powerhouse workstations

AMD is confident that its new Threadripper PRO series has it all for use-cases ranging from "world-class" creation to "generative" design in manufacturing - a new top-end variant with double the cores and threads of the outgoing 5...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 Oct 2023 15:00
Meta Quest 3 may have greater chances of success in the mainstream than Google Glass

Unauthorized filming with VR headset: Meta Quest 3 misappropriated by first buyers

Meta Quest 3 is a new VR headset designed primarily for an immersive gaming experience, but is being utilized by early buyers in public spaces for very different purposes. The unusual use of Quest 3 suggests that Mark Zuckerberg's...
Nicole Dominikowski, 19 Oct 2023 00:27
Better streaming is coming to RTX 20-powered PCs. (Source: NVIDIA)

RTX 20-series GPUs upgrade to smoother streaming with RTX VSR 1.5

The latest version of RTX VSR, NVIDIA's AI-powered pixel processing tool rated to crush artifacts in streamed content, has been released to Turing-based cards (the RTX 20-series included) as part of the OEM's latest crop of softwa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Oct 2023 18:31
ColorOS 14 might have a new look. (Source: OPPO)

ColorOS 14 slated to headline OPPO Developers Conference 2023

OPPO has set the stage for the launch of the next major software upgrade for its Android smartphones during its Developers Conference of 2023. The event will also introduce the OEM's connected smart device ecosystem, not to mentio...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Oct 2023 22:48
Google's latest marquee Pixel camera feature. (Source: Google)

Pixel 8 Pro upgrades to Night Sight Video as part of new Google AI-enhanced camera feature suite

Google asserts that its computational photo and video upgrades for the Pixel 8 series are as powerful as those of its camera hardware upgrades. The Redmond giant has unveiled new editing tweaks that work on the vanilla 8 as well a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Oct 2023 20:57
The new Chromebook Plus line. (Source: Acer)

Acer Chromebook Plus 514 and 515 aim for mainstream PC performance with up-to-date AMD Ryzen or Intel platforms

Acer Chromebooks have gone Plus for the first time with the series' latest 514 and 515 variants. The former has a 14-inch WUXGA display driven by a Ryzen 5 7000-series platform, whereas the latter has either 12th- or 13th-gen Inte...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Oct 2023 18:49
Lenovo LOQ 16 gaming laptop review: Where is the hitch compared to the more expensive Legion?

87% Lenovo LOQ 16 gaming laptop review: Where is the hitch compared to the more expensive Legion?

Affordable gamer. With its LOQ series, Lenovo tries out a new name for affordable gaming laptops compared to the more expensive Legion models. The current 16-inch model is affordable, and the performance is right. So where is the hitch? We test the gaming laptop with an RTX 4060!
Intel Core i7-13620H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU | 16.00" | 2.7 kg
Christian Hintze, 30 Sep 2023 03:14
Consumer-friendly AI-powered phones are in the making. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Jony Ive, Sam Altman and SoftBank plan to make “the iPhone of Artificial Intelligence”

Ive is bringing his vast design expertise gained at Apple, while Altman is behind the popular ChatGPT bot, and SoftBank wants to invest US$1 billion as well as offer hardware support from Arm.
Bogdan Solca, 28 Sep 2023 16:04
The XR2 Gen 2 and AR1 Gen 1 are here. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 and AR1 Gen 1 launch to deliver thinner next-gen headsets and smart glasses

Qualcomm has introduced a first-gen Snapdragon AR1 Platform alongside its Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2, the former of which is specifically intended for the smart glasses and other augmented reality (AR) hardware of the near future. The l...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Sep 2023 15:26
Amazon Alexa logo (Source: Amazon)

Amazon announces a new large language model for Alexa

Thanks to the use of a custom-made large language model specifically aimed at voice interaction, the new Alexa AI can carry on even more natural conversations with its users than before. The update allows Amazon's virtual assistan...
Codrut Nistor, 21 Sep 2023 15:59
First Panther Lake mention on an official roadmap. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel to integrate 3D-stacked cache in upcoming CPUs, demos AI on Lunar Lake laptops and confirms Panther Lake for 2025

Panther Lake is expected to enter production in Q1 2024, and Lunar Lake will most likely launch in Q4 2024 as the successor of Meteor Lake, while Arrow Lake will bring the Core Ultra series to desktops with the new LGA-1851 socket...
Bogdan Solca, 20 Sep 2023 15:28
Double the HBM3E bandwidth (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung and SK Hynix rumored to boost AI accelerator performance with the advent of the HBM4 DRAM standard

HBM4 could offer doubled 2048-bit bus width and a memory bandwidth of up to 2.3 TB/s if Samsung and SK Hynix manage to maintain the same number of memory stacks from the current HBM3E configurations.
Bogdan Solca, 13 Sep 2023 18:30


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