Enhanced YouTube music mini-player for iPhone makes music control effortless. (Pexels) News 

YouTube Music App Gives iPhone Users New AirPlay Features Including Mini Player and Swipe Controls

YouTube Music has been making efforts to close the gap with popular music apps such as Spotify and Apple Music, which have long been praised for their extensive features. Despite lagging behind, YouTube is determined to keep up and has recently introduced a convenient method for changing songs in its mini-player. Effortless track navigation iPhone gets a permanent mini player update This new feature came to Android in June and is now available on iPhone and iPad. The mini player is now permanent and cannot be removed. They have also…

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OnePlus Open will be the new foldable device in the market but the company could price it aggressively to get more buyers. News 

OnePlus Hints at Upcoming Foldable Phone Release Date

OnePlus has already confirmed that its foldable phone will launch this year. The OnePlus Open is a product rumored to launch in October and now reports suggest that the company could unveil the product on October 19, which is less than a month away. The OnePlus Open is said to be a challenger to Samsung’s foldable lineup, but the company seems to be taking a different route when it comes to pricing the product. OnePlus first announced its foldable goal with the launch of the OnePlus 11 series earlier this…

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OpenAI on Wednesday unveiled DallE 3, the latest version of its text-to-image tool that uses its wildly popular AI chatbot ChatGPT to help fill in prompts. News 

OpenAI Introduces Dall-E 3D Image Creation Tool

(Reuters) – OpenAI on Wednesday unveiled Dall-E 3, the latest version of a text-to-image tool that uses the wildly popular AI chatGPT to populate prompts. Dall-E 3 will be available to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise customers in October via API, the company said. Users can enter an image request and edit the prompt in conversations with ChatGPT. “DALL-E 3 can transform nuanced requests into highly detailed and accurate images,” the company said in a statement. OpenAI said the latest version of the tool has more safeguards, such as limiting its…

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The Orion app, created by Lux, allows users to transform their iPad screen into an HDMI monitor, enabling them to connect various devices, including gaming consoles and DVD players. Gaming 

Transform Your iPad Into A HDMI Monitor With This App – Connect Gaming Consoles & More

Lux has launched a new app called “Orion” that allows users to turn their iPad display into an HDMI display and connect technically anything – whether it’s a games console, a laptop or even something like VHS. In particular, Lux is also the developer of the Halide camera app for the iPhone. Lux says they made Orion “scratch a few itches.” The app lets you connect your camera and use your iPad to get a better view of what you’re shooting – acting as a viewfinder. In addition, the app…

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Amazon introduced its new Alexa with more than a sprinkle of generative AI and LLM models improving the speech patterns of the voice assistant. AI 

Can Generative AI Help Alexa Compete With ChatGPT and Google?

Alexa, what’s the weather like? This has generally been the way to use Amazon’s voice assistant for years, but the company has now relied on creative AI to help polish Alexa and make it more human than ever before. Amazon hosted its annual device event on Wednesday, and as expected, the company had a lot of AI stuff to share that will deliver a new look for Alexa. Amazon has confirmed that chat Alexa will be rolled out to all Echo devices launched in 2014. Generative AI is a hot…

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Elon Musk saying he wants to charge all users on X came as a windfall for Jack Dorsey-led Bluesky. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP) News 

Elon Musk’s Remark Sets New Record for Jack Dorsey’s Bluesky

Bluesky, a decentralized social app founded by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has emerged as a popular alternative to X (formerly Twitter) this year. Whenever Elon Musk, who recently took over Twitter, makes a controversial statement, it often leads to an exodus of users from his platform to rivals like Bluesky. This trend repeated on September 19, 2023, when Musk’s shocking comment about turning X into a paid-only app prompted a significant surge in new user signups for Bluesky. Consequently, Bluesky achieved a remarkable new record for the highest number…

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Neuralink aims to plant computer chips in human brains to cure people with quadriplegia and other similar disorders. It is conducting experiments with monkeys for that. (Bloomberg) News 

10 Facts to Know About Elon Musk’s Brain-Computer Interface Company, Neuralink

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a neurotechnology company working on implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), reached a significant milestone on September 20. The company obtained approval from an independent review board to commence recruiting participants for its initial human trials. Neuralink’s primary objective is to address quadriplegia, a condition causing paralysis in all four limbs, through the use of brain implants. While the company has garnered attention for its groundbreaking innovations, it has also faced criticism for making seemingly impossible claims. If you are interested in learning more about Neuralink and its accomplishments…

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Broadcom's long-term deal with Samsung has recently come under scrutiny, resulting in a hefty fine of 19.1 billion won for unfair practices. News 

South Korea’s Antitrust Agency Penalizes Broadcom for Unlawful Agreement With Samsung

South Korea’s antitrust watchdog said on Thursday it will provisionally fine Broadcom Inc and its subsidiaries 19.1 billion won ($14.24 million) for enforcing a long-term supply agreement that was unilaterally unfavorable to Samsung Electronics. The country’s Fair Trade Commission will also issue a remedial order to Broadcom, it said in a statement. A Broadcom representative could not immediately be reached. Samsung declined to comment.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink will commence human trials soon, but questions over its testing of primates remain. (REUTERS) News 

Investigating the Alleged Death of Monkeys in Elon Musk’s Neuralink Experiments

Neuralink, the neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk, has announced that it will soon begin human trials following FDA approval a few months ago. The company is currently recruiting participants for a study called the ‘PRIME Study’, which is expected to last for six years. The focus of the study is on individuals with quadriplegia, a type of paralysis that affects movement from the neck down. However, Neuralink has faced controversy this month due to questions surrounding the deaths of test monkeys involved in their experiments. Despite Musk’s previous claim…

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iPhone 15 gets the USB C charging port which supports features like power delivery that makes the new iPhone quite useful. News 

Surprising Feature: iPhone 15’s USB C Port Can Charge Another iPhone

The new iPhone 15 series is the first to feature a USB C charging port as Apple complies with the new EU decision. But contrary to reports, the company plans to sell USB-C iPhones in all its markets. We’ve already told you that the move to USB C doesn’t mean that iPhones will now charge faster than Android phones, but the change still has its benefits, quite a few of them. It was recently mentioned that USB C on iPhone 15 series models allows you to charge AirPods and Apple…

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Amazon has unveiled a new generation of Echo devices that can understand conversational phrases and respond using generative AI. AI 

Amazon Unveils Echo Devices With AI-Powered Capabilities

With AI becoming the buzzword of 2023, Amazon is finally bringing generative AI capabilities to Amazon Alexa. The announcement was made at its Devices and Services event yesterday, where the Seattle-based tech giant revealed plans to introduce a new generative AI model to its Echo smart home device lineup. Later, Amazon also announced a new generation of Echo devices that understand conversational phrases and react using artificial intelligence. The range includes the new Echo Show 8, Echo Hub and Echo Frames – all designed with artificial intelligence in mind. “These…

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Know whether another solar storm is headed our way. (NASA) Space 

Solar Flare of Magnitude 8 Causes Unease on Earth

The Sun’s intense activity continues without signs of stopping. This week has been particularly eventful, with frequent solar flare eruptions and daily radio blackouts. Additionally, three separate solar storm incidents occurred, including a powerful G3-class storm on September 18-19, resulting in stunning aurora displays as far south as France. However, a new threat looms as another solar storm is brewing. Yesterday, on September 20, an M8-class solar flare erupted, releasing a coronal mass ejection (CME) cloud in the direction of Earth. Scientists are currently investigating whether this CME will impact…

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With the lunar sunrise looming on the Moon, ISRO scientists are working to revive Chandrayaan 3's Vikram Lander and the Pragyaan rover. Space 

ISRO to Attempt Reviving Vikram Lander and Pragyaan Rover at Lunar Sunrise with Chandrayaan-3 Mission

As sunrise is expected on the Moon, ISRO scientists are working to revive Chandrayaan 3’s Vikram Lander and Pragyaan rover, which have remained dormant for about half a month at the Moon’s Shiv Shakti point and have endured sub-zero temperatures of -200 degrees Celsius. ISRO officials have clarified their plans to try to reactivate the lander and rover on Thursday and Friday, taking advantage of the Moon’s increased sunlight. However, they admit that the ability to restore the hardware to full functionality is limited. but they may be able to…

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Neuralink is recruiting patients for a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and functionality of its brain implant technology. (REUTERS) News 

Neuralink Seeks Participants for Initial Human Clinical Trial Led by Elon Musk

Neuralink Corp., the brain implant startup helmed by billionaire Elon Musk, is actively enlisting participants for a clinical trial, marking a significant milestone that brings the futuristic technology closer to becoming a reality for humans. In its blog post, the company said it will enroll patients with quadriplegia caused by cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) into the study. Neuralink plans to evaluate the safety and functionality of its tool so that people can manipulate external devices at will. The original goal “is to enable people to…

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Google regained only 40% of the mobile traffic it lost when Apple replaced Google Maps with its own app on iPhones. (Unsplash) News 

Executive Reveals Impact of Apple Maps on Google’s Map Traffic

During the antitrust trial against Alphabet Inc., a Google executive testified that despite Apple Inc. replacing Google Maps with its own app on iPhones two years ago, Google has only managed to regain 40% of the mobile traffic it previously had on its mapping service. Google Vice President Michael Roszak said Tuesday that the company used the Apple Maps switch as a “data point” in modeling what might happen if the iPhone maker replaced Google’s search engine as the default in Apple’s Safari browser. In a June 2020 email to…

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Asteroid 2023 SJ belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA Alert: Near-Earth Asteroid Passes by Earth – Details on Size, Speed, and More

Discovering and tracking asteroids is crucial due to their frequent close approaches to Earth and the potential for impacts. Although the chances of these space rocks actually colliding with our planet are slim, their size and history of impacts still instill fear in the scientific community. Interestingly, asteroids seem to be causing trouble not only in reality but also in the virtual world of video games. Players of Bethesda’s new open-world RPG, Starfield, have reported encountering persistent asteroids that follow them wherever they go, even when they land on a…

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Facebook’s new logo includes a darker shade of blue, along with a tweaked lowercase “f”. (Facebook) News 

Spot the Difference: Has Facebook Updated Its Logo?

A major rebranding process took place a few months ago for X, formerly known as Twitter, as the company made efforts to change its name and logo. The iconic Larry the Bird was replaced with a user-created X logo. This rebranding was a significant move by a prominent tech company. In a less noticeable change, Facebook also made adjustments to its logo yesterday. While it went unnoticed by most, a few observant Facebook users spotted the subtle alteration. Were you one of them? Facebook’s new logo In an effort to…

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Know whether the Chandrayaan-3 mission can begin again as ISRO prepares to establish contact with Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. (ANI) Space 

ISRO to Revive Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover in Chandrayaan-3 Mission with India Aiming for Success

India’s historic lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, which aims to land on the Moon and explore its South Pole, is currently in a critical phase. Today, a decision will be made on whether the mission will continue or be deemed unsuccessful. The fate of the mission rests on the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. In early September, both were put into a dormant state as the lunar night arrived, preventing them from charging their batteries. Originally planned for a 14-day duration, the mission can now be revived as sunlight has returned to…

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Tech giant Nvidia and India's Infosys are partnering to bring Nvidia's enterprise-grade AI models, runtimes, and GPU systems to Infosys Topaz. AI 

NVIDIA and Infosys Join Forces to Utilize Generative AI for Businesses

Nvidia and India’s Infosys have announced a new strategic partnership to empower companies and enterprises with generative AI-based solutions to increase productivity. Through this collaboration, Nvidia brings its enterprise-grade AI models, runtimes and GPU systems to Infosys Topaz, AI’s first suite of services, solutions and platforms using generative AI technology. “Through the integration, Infosys is creating offerings that customers can adopt to easily integrate creative AI into their business,” Nvidia said. In addition, Infosys plans to set up an “Nvidia Center of Excellence” where it will train and certify its…

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Pixel Watch 2 will be launching in India this year and the new smartwatch could see major upgrades with the health features. Gadgets 

Google Pixel Watch 2 to Feature Advanced Health Monitoring Including Thermometer: Get the Details

Google could use the Fitbit acquisition to improve the features of the upcoming Pixel Watch 2 smartwatch. Google is releasing the second-generation Pixel Watch early next month, and while the company has been teasing the product’s design, we’re slowly learning more about the features the Pixel Watch 2 could include this year. Google is likely to use a Snapdragon W5 series chip to power the new smartwatch, which will come with Wear OS 4.0 out of the box. But as with all wearables, all eyes are on the Pixel Watch…

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