- Intel confirms iGPU details & process nodes for Arrow Lake & Lunar Lake
Gelsinger also announced that Intel is aiming to be the world's second-largest wafer foundry by 2030. The company is currently playing catch-up with TSMC, with its 18A process said to be equivalent to the latter's N3P node. As per Intel's product roadmap, Arrow Lake will use the Intel 20A process,...Read Entire Article
- Microsoft's Photos app gains AI object removal on Windows 11/10
Microsoft is introducing a new AI-powered editing tool called Generative Erase to its Photos app for Windows 11 and 10. Generative Erase allows users to seamlessly remove unwanted elements from their photos with just a few brush strokes.Read Entire Article
- Mark Zuckerberg seeks to avoid personal liability in social media addiction lawsuits
There are two dozen lawsuits that accuse Meta and other social media platforms of purposely designing their products in a way that makes them addictive to children. There are also claims that the companies knowingly allow underage users to open and operate accounts.Read Entire Article
- Nokia's Virtual Power Plant aims to turn cell tower battery packs into a monetization opportunity
Nokia's latest proposal for mobile operators is the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Controller Software, a "near-real-time" platform designed to exploit battery systems installed in cell towers making money out of them. Nokia said it has "successfully" completed several trial tests of VPP, and the company is now ready to sell...Read Entire Article
- US spacecraft successfully lands on the moon for the first time in over 50 years
According to NASA, the hexagonal lander touched down near the lunar south pole at around 6:23 p.m. ET (23:23 GMT) on February 22 following a tense final descent during which lasers meant to determine horizontal velocity and altitude stopped working, forcing ground controllers to switch to an untested NASA Doppler...Read Entire Article
- Google confirms it is definitely not killing off Gmail after hoax goes viral
The post on X included an edited message sent from Google. It read that as of August 1, 2024, Gmail will officially be sunsetted, marking the end of its service. "This means that as of this date, Gmail will no longer support sending, receiving, or storing emails," the notice explained.Read Entire Article
- Anti-piracy warnings have the opposite effect on men, new study says
A new study from the University of Portsmouth reveals that threatening anti-piracy messages can actually increase digital piracy behaviors in men. The research, published in the Journal of Business Ethics, found that men were 18% more likely to pirate content after being exposed to intimidating anti-piracy messaging, while women responded...Read Entire Article
- Nvidia faces potential shortage of next-gen Blackwell GPUs amid high demand
They haven't even made their first appearance yet, but it looks like it could be hard to get hold of Nvidia's much-anticipated next-generation Blackwell-based GPU products when they do arrive.Read Entire Article
- Smart gloves could use haptic feedback to teach physical skills
Researchers from MIT have developed smart gloves that can record, transmit, and deliver personalized haptic feedback. The technology could enhance immersion in augmented reality or improve physical learning experiences.Read Entire Article
- Nvidia's stellar performance propels CEO Jensen Huang to 21st spot on global rich list
The AI boom continues to line Nvidia's pockets. The company reported record sales and a huge revenue jump for the final quarter of 2023, with total earnings hitting $22.1 billion, up 265% compared to the same period a year earlier.Read Entire Article
- Avast fined $16.5 million by FTC for selling user browsing data to advertisers
The FTC writes in its complaint that since at least 2014 to 2020, Avast collected consumers' browsing information through its antivirus and browser extensions. This data included information about searches and web pages that were visited, revealing the likes of religious beliefs, health concerns, political leanings, location, financial status, visits...Read Entire Article
- PlayStation VR 2 will start supporting PCs later this year
Sony has confirmed it has started testing PC compatibility for its PS VR2 headset, which so far has been exclusive to the PlayStation 5. The company aims to enable PS VR2 owners to play PC games sometime this year.Read Entire Article
- Hackaday Podcast Episode 259: Twin-T, Three-D, and Driving to a Tee
Hackaday Editors Elliot Williams and Al Williams sat down to compare notes on their favorite Hackaday posts of the week. You can listen in on this week’s podcast. The guys …read more
- Tool Demagnetizers and the Magnetic Stray Field
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how those tool magnetizer/demagnetizer gadgets worked, [Electromagnetic Videos] has produced a pretty succinct and informative video on the subject. While the magnetizing step is …read more
- This Week in Security: Wyze, ScreenConnect, and Untrustworthy Job Postings
For a smart home company with an emphasis on cloud-connected cameras, what could possibly be worse than accidentally showing active cameras to the wrong users? Doing it again, to far …read more
- Your Noisy Fingerprints Vulnerable to New Side-Channel Attack
Here’s a warning we never thought we’d have to give: when you’re in an audio or video call on your phone, avoid the temptation to doomscroll or use an app …read more
- ESP32 Oscilloscope Skips Screen for the Browser
An oscilloscope can be an expensive piece of equipment, but not every measurement needs four channels and gigahertz sampling rates. For plenty of home labs, old oscilloscopes with CRTs can …read more
- The Latest Advancements in Portable N64 Modding
[Chris Downing] has been in the mod scene a long time, and his 5th GeN64 Portable is his most modern portable Nintendo 64 yet. The new build has an improved …read more
- The ELIZA Archaeology Project: Uncovering the Original ELIZA
Since ELIZA was created by [Joseph Weizenbaum] in the 1960s, its success had led to many variations and ports being written over the intervening decades. The goal of the ELIZA …read more
- Japan's top anime producer arrested on child pornography charges
One of the top producers in Japan's anime world was arrested on child pornography charges. According to the Hollywood Reporter, 52-year-old Koichiro Ito, a 20-year veteran who produced beautiful blockbusters such as director Makoto Shinkai's recent Weathering with You, Suzume, and Your Name, has been accused of contacting a 15-year-old girl over social media and talking her into sending him nude selfies. — Read the rest The post Japan's top anime producer arrested on child pornography charges appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Tesla cancels $16k pie order, leaves Black-owned bakery struggling
If you think Donald Trump is the only rich egomaniac who doesn't like to pay people as promised, think again. A small, black-owned California bakery was stiffed when Tesla — the electric car company that Elon Musk likes to pretend to have founded — abruptly canceled a large order, causing financial strain and operational chaos for the small business. — Read the rest The post Tesla cancels $16k pie order, leaves Black-owned bakery struggling appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Trump tosses word salad
Confused, delusional, and slurring adjudicated rapist Donald J. Trump gave a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters that'd end any other politician's career. In this speech, a tired and struggling real estate fraud, Donald Trump, is speaking to evangelicals and can not pronounce the word evangelical the same way twice. — Read the rest The post Trump tosses word salad appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Never pay annual fees on this highly protective VPN and cybersecurity hardware
TL:DR; Stay protected from online threats with Deeper Connect Pico Decentralized VPN and cybersecurity hardware and a Wi-Fi adapter, now just $199 with no surprise fees or subscriptions. Whether you're searching for reviews on a local restaurant or buying tickets for an upcoming vacation, you come across all kinds of things online, including harmful sites that could pose damage to your device and gain access to your personal info. — Read the rest The post Never pay annual fees on this highly protective VPN and cybersecurity hardware appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Florida's anti-vax Surgeon General is barely taking a stand against measles
Defying science, ignoring CDC recommendations, and "deferring to the parents" seem to be Florida Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo's strategy to contain their measles outbreak. A letter from Florida Surgeon General Ladapo to parents of children enrolled in the BROWARD COUNTY public school where 6 cases of measles have been identified failed to address the severity of the measles, one of the most contagious pathogens known. — Read the rest The post Florida's anti-vax Surgeon General is barely taking a stand against measles appeared first on Boing Boing.
- World's "oldest dog" officially stripped of title
Bobi was the world's oldest dog when it died. Thing is, though, it obviously wasn't, and now the Guinness Book of World Records has officially stripped Bobi of the title. Bobi was a good boy but was not particularly old, and probably inherited the lifespan of a parent through an inexplicable mistake by its owners. — Read the rest The post World's "oldest dog" officially stripped of title appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Vice lays off hundreds, will cease publishing at Vice.com
Vice is laying off hundreds of staff and will no longer publish at Vice.com. The outcome of the company's spectacular rise (it was valued at more than $5bn in 2017) and fall was revealed in a note to staff, posted below in full. — Read the rest The post Vice lays off hundreds, will cease publishing at Vice.com appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lands on the moon
An unmanned craft sent by Intuitive Machines, named Odysseus, landed on the moon yesterday. It's the first U.S. lander to go to the moon in half a century. The US returned to the moon for the first time in more than half a century, when the privately-built spacecraft called Odysseus touched down today. — Read the rest The post Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lands on the moon appeared first on Boing Boing.
- 360-degree cameras bring humor to the mukbang genre
Here's a fair warning: if you have misophonia, you're going to want to skip these videos. But if you can handle listening to food-chewing sounds, you might find these mukbang videos funny, or at least interesting to watch. While mukbangs are nothing new, 360-degree cameras bring a new perspective. — Read the rest The post 360-degree cameras bring humor to the mukbang genre appeared first on Boing Boing.
- This photo storing server makes keeping and creating memories super simple, now under $280
TL;DR: Need a better photo-storing option that doesn't take up a lot of room? Check out PhotoSphere, which remotely backs up all of life's precious moments for only $279.99 (reg. $299). You love your childhood home and memories, but what happens when you start adulting and can't bring all the physical memories with you? — Read the rest The post This photo storing server makes keeping and creating memories super simple, now under $280 appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Before you tell Biden to drop out, check out this poll on Trump vs. Democratic alternatives
President Joe Biden and former one-term president Donald Trump are neck and neck in the polls, with the latest Emerson College poll showing Trump ahead of Biden by one point (45%–44%). But, although astonishing that a self-described pussy grabber who has racked up 91 felony charges and spouts Nazi rhetoric could even come close to Biden, Trump would fare even better were he to run against a popular Democratic alternative, according to the poll results. — Read the rest The post Before you tell Biden to drop out, check out this poll on Trump vs. Democratic alternatives appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Family busts a sneaky critter who routinely uses the cat door to steal their food (video)
A clever raccoon figured out how to get its paws on an endless supply of snacks, gorging from a family's pantry whenever they were out. But the owners of the house were unaware of their furry intruder, until they noticed that "food scraps were becoming more prevalent" in the house. — Read the rest The post Family busts a sneaky critter who routinely uses the cat door to steal their food (video) appeared first on Boing Boing.
- Everything About Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra: Launch Date, Specs, And Price
While most of us associate Asus smartphones with ROG gaming devices, the company also manufactures regular phones, offering some of the best specs-to-price ratios, a stock Android experience, and decent cameras. Now, after experimenting with the small form factor, Asus is returning to bigger smartphones with the Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra. Here is everything you... The post Everything About Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra: Launch Date, Specs, And Price appeared first on Fossbytes.
- Everything About Samsung Galaxy A55: Launch Date, Specs And Price
While Samsung’s flagship series grabs all the headlines, it’s no secret that the company’s mid-range A series sells the most units due to its competitive price and features. As a result, expectations have been running high for Samsung’s latest iteration, the Galaxy A55. Here is everything you need to know about it. When will the... The post Everything About Samsung Galaxy A55: Launch Date, Specs And Price appeared first on Fossbytes.
- What Is Matter Casting? How Does It Work?
Ever since their introduction, smart home platforms have been notorious for locking users into an ecosystem, be it Apple, Google, or Amazon, preventing them from purchasing the products they like. However, recognizing this issue, all three tech giants came together to develop a new open smart home standard called Matter. This standard allows any manufacturer... The post What Is Matter Casting? How Does It Work? appeared first on Fossbytes.
- Android 15 Preview 1 Update: Every New Feature Explained
While many are still waiting to receive the Android 14 update, Google has already released the first developer preview of Android 15, offering users a glimpse of what is yet to come. Here is everything you need to know about all the new features in the Android 15 Developer Preview 1 update. However, before we... The post Android 15 Preview 1 Update: Every New Feature Explained appeared first on Fossbytes.
- Android 15: Everything About The New Features Comming With It
While Google has already released the Android 15 Preview 1, it isn’t a full update, as the company plans to introduce new features with subsequent monthly beta releases. But this might lead you to think, “What are all the new features coming with Android 15?” For the answer, let’s take a deep dive into Android... The post Android 15: Everything About The New Features Comming With It appeared first on Fossbytes.
- Windows 11 24H2 Update: Every New Feature Explained
While Microsoft recently confirmed that Windows 12 won’t launch this year, the company is actively working on a significant overhaul of Windows 11, known as version 24H2. It is scheduled to roll out in September or October 2024. Here’s everything you need to know about it. Before delving into the features, it’s crucial to note... The post Windows 11 24H2 Update: Every New Feature Explained appeared first on Fossbytes.
- What Is Android Safe Browsing feature? How Does It Work?
It’s no surprise that threat actors have ramped up their efforts to scam people out of their hard-earned money and gain unauthorized access. Unfortunately, even after multiple warnings from governments and other bodies, millions of people fall into the trap. Now, to address this issue, Google is rolling out a new feature called Android Safe... The post What Is Android Safe Browsing feature? How Does It Work? appeared first on Fossbytes.
- What Is OpenAI’s Sora Video Generator AI? How Does It Work?
It’s no secret that many of us have envisioned a future where AI can generate content based on our requests. While this vision has come true in the form of photos, the idea of photorealistic AI videos always seemed like a different frontier, considering the significant computing power required. However, just two years after the... The post What Is OpenAI’s Sora Video Generator AI? How Does It Work? appeared first on Fossbytes.
- Everything About HP Envy Move: Specs, Use Cases, and Price
All-in-one PCs have found themselves in a tricky situation, given that almost every company adopts similar designs, and they typically cost much more than building a PC or buying a comparable laptop. However, HP’s new Envy Move has taken a fresh approach to the all-in-one formula, presenting a new design at a somewhat affordable price... The post Everything About HP Envy Move: Specs, Use Cases, and Price appeared first on Fossbytes.
- Everything About Vivo V30 Pro: Launch Date, Specs And Price
In recent years, Vivo has had a bit of resurgence, thanks in part to the company finally delivering a good software experience and competitive cameras at an attractive price point. As a result, expectations are high for the company’s upcoming phone, the Vivo V30 Pro. Here is everything you need to know about it. When... The post Everything About Vivo V30 Pro: Launch Date, Specs And Price appeared first on Fossbytes.
- Apple brings live scores to new Apple Sports app
Apple has announced the release of a new, free Apple Sports app for iOS, which displays real-time scores and statistics for MLS, NBA and more.The new Apple Sports app presents a scoreboard of results (source: Apple)Sports results are already a popular use of Apple's Live Activities on the iPhone, but now they also have their own dedicated app.Subscribe to AppleInsider on YouTube Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums
- Apple makes its own App Store less convenient in EU
EU users will face an extra security step when buying from Apple's App Store, to give them the same hurdle facing those who buy from the new rival stores.App Store iconFifteen years after the App Store first opened, users in the European Union are going to see an extra step before they can download apps. Just as with any other app, and presumably any forthcoming rival app store, Apple's App Store will now ask permission before it downloads.Apparently in the EU, there's an extra step when downloading an app so that the App Store behaves like a 3rd party marketplace (so it's not considered anticompetitive). It's after you authenticate with Face ID. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums
- Iranian celebrities caught up in $35 million iPhone scam
Thousands of Iranians have been scammed out of a total of $35 million in a con offering half-price iPhones, backed by celebrity endorsement.Apple's iPhone 15 is highly sought-after in IranApple does not do business in Iran itself, following US sanctions, but businesses do buy iPhones and import them, sometimes individually, and sometimes in bulk. One business that claimed to do this, Kourosh Company of Tehran, further said that it was able to sell iPhones for $700.According to the Financial Times, for several months, owner Amir Hossein Sharifian was able to drive up sales using high-profile endorsements from Iranian celebrities. In each case, the buyers were told to wait 45 days for delivery of their iPhones, which then never came. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums
- How to set up and use a VPN on an iPhone: your ultimate guide
You've heard the recommendations from cyber experts that a VPN (virtual private network) is the best way to reduce your risk by keeping your devices secure. Here's the ultimate guide for how you can install a Surfshark VPN app on your iOS device, like the iPhone and iPad.Surfshark VPN - take 79% off VPN for iPhone. Surfshark stands out as one of the best VPN providers due to its award-winning service, unlimited simultaneous connections, and advanced VPN features. From WireGuard and IKEv2 to Open VPN protocols, Surfshark has the features everyone needs to create the ultimate digital defense network.Although Apple created a robust private architecture, adding a VPN on iPhone or iPad adds extra protection. Continue Reading on AppleInsider
- Apple Sports, Apple Vision Pro, and a Smart Ring on the AppleInsider Podcast
Apple has proven that it's sports mad by making a slightly crazy new app, while Apple Vision Pro is still giving up secrets, and we may — or may not — be about to get another new Apple platform.Apple continues its push into live sports with a brand-new appForget visionOS and the Apple Vision Pro, Apple has launched a new sports app — and is rumored to be this close to bringing out an Apple Smart Ring. There's a surprising amount to say about Apple Sports, and quite a lot to dismiss in the Apple Ring claims, yet both tell us a lot about where Apple is today. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums
- Apple kickstarted 5G and now 2 billion smartphones have it
The worldwide total sales of 5G smartphones has now exceeded 2 billion, spearheaded by Apple's iPhone 12 and newer models.Apple introduced 5G with the iPhone 12 in 2020The iPhone 12 was Apple's first 5G smartphone and despite it launching late in October 2020, its high sales made it the world's most popular 5G phone within two weeks. Immediately dominating 5G sales, it also drove the market to 5G, according to Counterpoint Research.New figures from Counterpoint say that worldwide 5G sales have now exceeded 2 billion, and done so a year faster than it took 4G. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums
- Save $300 on this M3 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro with 96GB RAM, in stock now
Shopping for high-performance MacBook Pro models often comes with long lead times and few discounts. Adorama and AppleInsider join forces to bring you a coupon code to discount an elevated configuration without the long wait.Save $300 on this M3 Max MacBook Pro with 96GB RAM.Adorama has a 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M3 Max chip on sale for $300 off, dropping the price to $3,999. One of the most attractive aspects of this model is the beautiful 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, pairing well with its performance.Use code APINSIDER Continue Reading on AppleInsider
- Internal Apple AI 'Ask' tool being tested by employees
Apple is reportedly testing an AI tool called "Ask" for AppleCare support advisors that generate answers using data learned from an internal database.Apple is working on AI toolsApple's push into AI isn't a secret, as its CEO has even shared his excitement for what's coming later in 2024. Even though nothing has been announced, the company is likely working on and testing many tools that rely on generative models similar to how ChatGPT operates.According to a report from MacRumors based on obtained information on the project, Apple launched a pilot program that provides select AppleCare support advisers an AI tool called "Ask." It is a tool that automatically generates responses to technical questions based on information from Apple's internal database. Rumor Score: 🤯 Likely Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums
- Apple believes Spotify wants a free ride, and the EU may just give it to them
Despite evidence that Apple has worked with Spotify and other competitors, Apple appears to expect that the European Commission will rule against the company based on the music competition probe.SpotifyThe European Commission has been investigating Apple and how it handles competing developers like Spotify. The probe could result in a 500 million euro fine and additional regulation on how Apple handles business with its products and the App Store.According to information provided to AppleInsider by Apple, the company is concerned that the European Commission (EC) will rule in Spotify's favor and give it even greater control of the streaming market. After a decade of investigations, Apple claims the EC has failed to find anything proving Apple has caused consumer harm or anti-competitive behavior. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums
- LockBit identity reveal a bigger letdown than Game of Thrones Season 8
NCA still left enough for onlookers to wonder if there's anything more to come The grand finale of the week of LockBit leaks was slated to expose the real identity of LockBitSupp – the alias of the gang's public spokesperson – but the reveal has fallen short of expectations.…
- Lender threatens to sweep MariaDB accounts over private equity bid
Publicity around offer breaches loan agreement, or so SEC filing alleges MariaDB has been warned by a bank lender that it may "sweep" its accounts in retaliation for the publication of a private equity bid for the troubled database company.…
- Google co-founder Brin named a defendant in wrongful death complaint
Lawsuit accuses contractor and co-defendants of 'pacify and delay' tactics Sergey Brin and two of his businesses – Google and Bayshore Global Management – are named in a lawsuit seeking damages over the death of a pilot who attempted to ferry one of Brin's airplanes from California to his private island in Fiji.…
- Microsoft adds more AI to Photos in Windows 10 and 11
Windows 10 users would probably prefer longer support instead of prettier pics Windows Insiders cannot get enough of AI if Microsoft is to be believed, with the company rolling out AI-infused Photo updates for Windows 10 and 11.…
- Are you ready to back up your AI chatbot's promises? You'd better be
Air Canada discovered the hard way that when your AI chatbot makes a commitment, your company will be on the hook for it Opinion I keep hearing about businesses that want to fire their call center employees and front-line staffers as fast as possible and replace them with AI. They're upfront about it.…
- A path out of bloat: A Linux built for VMs
What Linux distros could learn from the inventor of the hypervisor FOSDEM 2024 How hard can you cut down Linux if you know it will never run on bare metal? Further than any distro vendor we know of has tried to go.…
- Work for you? Again? After you lied about the job and stole my stuff? No thanks
Sometimes the best form of revenge is doing nothing – very politely On Call Taylor Swift is playing in On Call's town tonight, creating a city-wide Friday frenzy. Here at The Register we prefer to end the working week in a gentler fashion by offering a fresh installment of On Call, the reader-contributed column in which we share stories of haters who hated IT, fakers who faked technical nous, and techies who shook it off and got the job done.…
- Meta seeks ASIC designers for ML accelerators and datacenter SoCs
Appears to be struggling to find them, even in India, as it's re-posted job ads Meta wants to build accelerators and SoCs to run in its datacenters – for jobs including machine learning – but appears to be struggling to find folks to design them.…
- NASA warns as huge solar flare threatens comms, maybe astronauts too
No, this was not the cause of cellular network outages that hit the USA on Thursday NASA has warned of strong solar flares that have the potential to interrupt communications in space and down here on Earth.…