Google says is built from the same research and technology that was used to create Gemini. (Google) AI 

Learn about Gemma, Google’s new family of AI models for open-source developers

Google has introduced its newest advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) known as Gemma shortly after unveiling Gemini Pro 1.5 Pro a few days earlier. Created by Google DeepMind, Gemma is a collection of lightweight and accessible AI models that utilize the same research and technology as Gemini. Announcing Gemini, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet posted on X: “Introducing Gemma – a family of lightweight, top-of-the-line open models built from the same research and technology used to create Gemini models.” Google announces Gemma Google has introduced Gemma in two…

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Apple continues to focus on the battery health of iPhone and making big changes will keep these users happy. News 

Apple Announces Improved Battery Life for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro Users

Apple says that people who bought iPhone 15 and 15 Pro models in 2023 can expect their models to last longer than originally reported. That’s right, the company has now surprisingly extended the battery life of these models, meaning the iPhones can handle more charge cycles without compromising quality and performance. The changes are thanks to the new iOS 17.4 version, as the new features in the Battery settings seem to allow Apple to extend the battery life of the iPhone, and in this case, people who bought the iPhone…

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The first-ever Neuralink patient has recovered fully, Elon Musk said. (REUTERS) News 

Elon Musk announces successful recovery of first Neuralink patient who can control PC cursor with thoughts

Billionaire Elon Musk’s Neuralink has started experimenting on humans after conducting extensive testing on animals. The neurotechnology company recently received approval from the FDA and successfully implanted a chip in a patient’s skull during its first clinical trial. Despite the high risks involved, Musk claims that the recipient has fully recovered from the procedure. Neuralink’s first human subject is recovering Speaking about Spaces on X, Elon Musk shed some light on the current condition of the first Neuralink patient. Musk said, “Progress is good. [The patient] appears to have made…

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Asteroid 2024 CE8 belongs to the Apollo group of Near-Earth Asteroids, according to NASA. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA reports that an Apollo-group asteroid the size of an aircraft will pass by Earth; Find out more about the close encounter.

Following the recent close encounter with Asteroid 2024 CK5, NASA has issued a new warning about four approaching space rocks that will pass by Earth tomorrow, February 22. Although some of these asteroids may come closer to Earth than the Moon, they are not expected to pose any danger. However, space agencies are closely monitoring their orbits to ensure the safety of our planet. Learn more about the upcoming asteroid flyby. Asteroid 2024 CE8: Details NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has named the asteroid Asteroid 2024 CE8. It…

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Microsoft faced complaints from Edge users who noticed their Chrome data copied without taking their permission. Here's the reason that happened. News 

Microsoft has put an end to Edge browser’s unauthorized copying of Chrome tabs.

Microsoft recently made a big mess when the Edge browser picked up tabs from Chrome without users’ consent. The company blamed the problem on a bug that accidentally copied data from the Chrome browser. But now Microsoft has finally confirmed that the issue has been fixed, which means that the Edge browser will only pick up data from Chrome if you give it permission to do so. It all started when reports claimed Edge was duplicating some users’ Chrome tabs after they upgraded to the latest version of Windows and…

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Yulia Navalnaya accused Putin of killing her husband on X before her account was briefly suspended. (REUTERS) News 

Elon Musk’s X Temporarily Blocks Account of Alexey Navalny’s Widow from Platform

Yulia Navalnaya’s access to Elon Musk’s X social-media platform was temporarily restricted following her public accusations against Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the death of her husband, opposition leader Alexey Navalny. In a video posted on her X account, Navalnaya accused Putin of being responsible for Navalny’s death in a Russian prison colony. She also declared her intention to assume the role of opposition leader following her husband’s passing. On Tuesday, his profile page displayed an “account suspended” message and an explanation that the service freezes accounts that violate the…

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Know about the brightest object in the Universe which is said to be 500 trillion times brighter than the Sun. (ESO) Space 

Experts say they have discovered the brightest object in the Universe, which is “500 trillion times more luminous than the Sun”

For years, astronomers and researchers have been using sophisticated telescopes and equipment worldwide to study the Universe. Recently, using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have discovered the brightest object in the Universe – a quasar. This quasar is believed to be the most luminous object ever found in deep space, powered by the fastest-growing black hole known to date. Learn more about this remarkable discovery of the brightest object in the Universe. The brightest object ever discovered in the universe According to a study published…

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Microsoft will expand its artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud infrastructure in Spain through an investment of $2.1 billion in the next two years. AI 

Microsoft is allocating $2.1 billion in Spain to support its AI goals.

US software giant Microsoft will expand its artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure in Spain by investing $2.1 billion over the next two years, the company’s vice chairman and president Brad Smith said on social media X. The move follows its announcement of a €3.2 billion ($3.45 billion) AI-focused investment in Germany over the next two years. Microsoft did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for more information about the investment in Spain. “Our investment is not just about building data centers, it is a demonstration of our 37-year commitment to…

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Google's recently rebranded chatbot, Gemini was found to outperform OpenAI's ChatGPT in some key areas. Read on for the details. News 

In these tests, Google’s Gemini Chatbot surpasses OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Google’s AI chatbot Gemini has recently outperformed Sam Altman’s OpenAI’s ChatGPT in several comprehensive multidisciplinary tests, a new report revealed Monday. According to Stocklytics.com’s data presentation, Gemini outperformed ChatGPT by three percent in this evaluation. “Backed by Google’s custom tensor processing units, its robust infrastructure enables efficient training and deployment, which drives the development of real-time applications,” said Edith Reads, financial analyst at Stocklytics. “Technical innovations underpinning Gemini extend beyond language processing, with outstanding performance in image, video and audio processing,” he added. According to the report, Gemini’s Ultra scored…

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AltIndex says that Apple has generated a staggering $1.65 trillion exclusively from iPhone sales in the last decade. News 

Report: Apple Raked in $1.65 Trillion from iPhone Sales Over the Past 10 Years

The iPhone is arguably Apple’s most successful product of all time, consistently generating significant revenue for the Cupertino-based tech giant over the years thanks to the considerable hype surrounding each new generation of these phones. This fact has been consistently supported in several reports. However, a recent report from AltIndex reveals that Apple has generated a whopping $1.65 trillion from iPhone sales alone over the past decade. In 2023, Apple will sell 235 million units, up from 153.4 million in 2013, a remarkable 53 percent increase. AltIndex reports: “Apple’s total…

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Apple offers protection for iPhone users and more benefits if they pay for Apple Care+ but these warnings are meant for everyone. Read here for more. News 

Apple Issues New Warning to iPhone Users: Avoid This Common Mistake

Today, smartphones can withstand humid conditions and can wipe dust without damaging the device thanks to the IP ratings available. For many years, people dried their phones in rice, which has been a favorite tip of people. However, Apple has advised against using such tricks to dry your wet iPhone, which can prove to be very problematic. Apple has shared a new list of dos and don’ts for iPhone users who end up spilling on it or accidentally submerging it entirely. You usually hear people say, don’t worry, put your…

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Chrome continues to get new security features but Google is ready to push the layer and secure its users even better. News 

Google’s New Strategy to Prevent Cyberattacks on Your Computer: Here’s How It Could Be Effective

Google is building a strong fence to keep out hackers, and the latest effort involves stopping major cyberattacks from destroying your home network. The company is bringing this useful tool to Chrome users in its next update, which allows the web browser to detect potential intrusions into your network or computer and even block hacking attempts to prevent them from infecting your device with malware. So how is Google going to make this feature work even without blocking legitimate websites? According to a new report, Chrome is using a new…

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Generative AI startups face challenges due to high costs of AI infrastructure, leading many to struggle in competing with large tech firms. (AFP) AI 

Google and Microsoft to Lead AI Market as Computing Expenses Rise

Sam Altman’s aim to secure approximately $7 trillion for the development of artificial intelligence chips reveals more than just his ambitious goals. The rising costs of building AI infrastructure and the concentration of value in the hands of a few tech giants highlight the challenges and potential risks of an increasingly monopolistic industry. Despite all the competition fueled by the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022 and the influx of new startups jumping into the hyped generative AI market, most of these new players are likely to exit or join…

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Sarah Bond, Xbox President says that the next-gen Xbox would mark “the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation." News 

Xbox President Hints at Biggest Technological Advancement Yet for Next-Generation Console

Recently, Xbox has been garnering attention for its new found strategy of making games available on multiple platforms. At least four games have been confirmed for rival consoles such as Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. This move has many Xbox fans wondering if the company is moving away from the console business to focus solely on publishing. However, recent statements from Xbox President Sarah Bond suggest otherwise. During the “Updates on the Xbox Business” podcast, Bond shared insights on the next generation of Xbox consoles that will follow the…

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Nothing CEO Carl Pei responded to posts as ‘Bhai’ and even changed his X handle. (Nothing) News 

Carl Pei adopts the nickname ‘Bhai’ before the launch of Nothing Phone 2a, with involvement from Elon Musk and Perplexity CEO

In anticipation of the release of Nothing Phone 2a on March 5, Nothing CEO Carl Pei captured the interest of the company’s Indian fans with the introduction of a new ‘Bhai’ campaign. What initially started as a humorous interaction between a user named X and Pei, evolved into the CEO responding to X’s posts with ‘Bhai’ – a term in Hindi meaning ‘brother’. Carl Pei in X In the past few days, there has been speculation that Nothing would hire Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador. One X…

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Apple is ready to enter these new segments but the company wants the product to be the best out there, which means the launch faces delays. News 

Apple’s development of foldable iPhone faces additional delays, forced to pause progress.

Apple is one of the few big names that has not entered the foldable market yet, but a lot is expected from the company, especially with the foldable iPhone mentioned in the reports. However, it now appears that Apple may have to put its plans to develop a foldable device on hold, with reports suggesting that the company is now revising its timetable for launching the product instead of bringing it to consumers quickly. So what has forced Apple to postpone its release plans and is the information credible? Well,…

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The Google Messages app is reportedly getting the the ability to edit messages after they have been sent. News 

Possible upcoming feature in Google Messages: Ability to edit already sent messages

If you have experience with Apple’s iMessage or are familiar with sending text messages through an instant messaging app like WhatsApp, you understand the convenience of editing messages. This not only saves you from possible confusion, but also maintains the flow of your conversation without corrections. Although Google Messages has received RCS support, this functionality is missing. Nevertheless, it looks like that will all change soon, as the app will reportedly gain the ability to edit messages after they’ve been sent. As discovered by AssembleDebug on TheSpAndroid, evidence of the…

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Unlike the iPhone 15, 14, and 13, the iPhone 16 may have a vertical camera layout to enable an important feature. Here's what we know. News 

All details about the possibility of iPhone 16 featuring a vertical camera layout similar to iPhone 12

Although the iPhone 16 series is still several months away, with an official launch expected later in September this year, speculation is rife about the potential features of the next major iPhones. So far we’ve heard several rumors about the more expensive high-end iPhone 16 Pro models, but now new information about the vanilla iPhone 16 has also surfaced. In the latest leak, tipster Majin Bu has shared hardware details about the iPhone 16, revealing the device’s alleged camera housing. Unlike the iPhone 15, 14 and 13, the iPhone 16…

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk states that Tesla has been generating real-world videos with accurate physics for about a year, similar to Sora. News 

Elon Musk asserts that Tesla has been producing Sora-like videos for OpenAI for the past year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared some intriguing insights into potential synergies between OpenAI’s Sora and its own autonomous driving ambitions after the ChatGPT maker unveiled its text-to-video model. Musk responded to a video on X titled “What does @OpenAI’s Sora have to do with @Tesla’s FSD (Full Self-Driving) v12″? year”. However, the tech billionaire mentioned that the videos weren’t very interesting because the actual training data only comes from the electric car maker’s camera-equipped fleet. “It wasn’t very interesting because all the training data came from the cars, so…

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Meta and other tech companies have reduced the workforce during the period and now Zuckerberg gets candid about some of these decisions. News 

Mark Zuckerberg Explains the Reasons Behind the Surge in Tech Layoffs Over the Past 2-3 Years

Tech companies have been laying off from 2021 until 2023, and early signs this year suggest it won’t be slowing down anytime soon. The likes of Google, Amazon and even Meta have pulled the plug on several projects, cut product teams and rethought their plans for the future. So what are the main reasons for these layoffs and when will it end? Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shared his views on this matter in a recent interview, where he also walks us through the strategy of tech companies in recent…

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