With the launch of GTA 6 looming next year and hardware sales slowing down, Sony could be preparing to launch a PS5 Pro variant this year. News 

Report: Sony may release PS5 Pro before GTA 6 launch in 2025.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been available for more than three years now, and as we approach the middle age of this console generation, speculation is mounting as to whether Sony is going to repeat what it did with the PS4 generation – that is, launch a mid-term update in the form of the PS5 Pro, which resembles the PS4 Pro, which followed the PS4 in 2016. Now, CNBC is reporting that it has received information from analysts that suggests that an “upgraded” version of the PS5 console will indeed be…

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Discover Broadcast, the game-changing tool that streamlines meetings, automates tasks, and boosts productivity for leaders. (Pexels) News 

Transform your work communications with Broadcast – Your innovative AI-driven productivity assistant

In the fast-moving realm of business, executives frequently become overwhelmed by a deluge of meeting notes and tasks, making it difficult to stay on track with key objectives. Broadcast, a cutting-edge communication tool, seeks to revolutionize this scenario by smoothly incorporating meeting notes into current processes, streamlining routine duties, and enhancing efficiency within engineering, product, and project management groups. Shipping: Your productivity partner Unlike traditional meeting tools, Broadcast is just an application; it becomes your productivity partner. Tailored for efficiency-seeking executives, it integrates tightly with existing workflows, allowing users to…

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OTT releases this weekend: Explore the latest OTT releases - from Prabhas' Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire to Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki and more. (Disney+ Hotstar/ Netflix) News 

New OTT releases this weekend include Salaar Part 1 Ceasefire Hindi, Dunki, and more

This weekend’s OTT releases offer a variety of entertainment options, including action, romance, and musical drama. Don’t miss out on the Hindi version of Prabhas’ Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire (Hindi) and Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki. 1. Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire (Hindi) on Disney+ Hotstar Prabhas’ Salaar: Part 1 – Armistice has arrived on Disney+ Hotstar in Hindi from February 16. The English version recently premiered on Netflix, while the original film, directed by Prashanth Neel, arrived on Netflix in South Indian languages in January. 20. Get ready for…

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Disappointingly, Saturn’s moon Titan is not capable of supporting life. Know more. ( NASA) News 

Researchers discuss the potential habitability of Saturn’s moon Titan, which has been found to have an ocean.

Researchers have recently made a disheartening discovery regarding Saturn’s moon Titan, often referred to as an ocean moon. Despite its promising name, scientists have found that Titan is actually inhospitable and lacks the necessary organic chemistry to sustain life. This finding has shed light on why the moon cannot support living organisms, disappointing those who had hoped for the possibility of life on Titan. Why Saturn’s moon Titan is uninhabitable According to an astrobiological study (via Space.com), Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, also known as an ocean moon, cannot support life…

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Most tech companies have issued order to their employees that the days of remote and hybrid work are ending and these brands have already done it. News 

Tech Companies Require Employees to Return to the Office

The pandemic is indeed over. Companies that have resorted to remote and hybrid work setups are slowly moving back to the old habits of having people come into the office every week. The technology industry is in the biggest hurry to get employees back to work so they don’t log in their diaries from a mountain station or a beach. These companies aren’t just based in India, we’re talking about some of the biggest names in tech that are making people change the way they work or face serious consequences.…

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People are getting into romantic connections with the perfect AI bot. (AFP) News 

People are longing for a romantic bond with the ideal bot, as artificial intelligence evokes genuine emotions.

Derek Carrier developed a strong attraction towards someone he started dating a couple of months ago. However, he was fully aware that his romantic feelings were based on an illusion since his girlfriend was actually created by artificial intelligence (AI). Carrier didn’t want to develop a relationship with someone who wasn’t real, and she didn’t want to become the brunt of internet jokes. But she wanted a romantic partner, which she’d never had, in part because of a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome, which makes traditional dating difficult for her.…

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Families of Parkland shooting victims are using AI to create messages in their loved ones. (Pexels) News 

Lawmakers who support the National Rifle Association receive messages from AI-generated voices of gun victims.

On Wednesday, federal lawmakers who are against stricter gun regulations received phone calls in the voice of Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, a victim of the Parkland high school shooting in 2018. Along with the families of five other gun violence victims, they are utilizing artificial intelligence to generate messages in their loved ones’ voices. These messages are then being sent via robocalls to senators and House members who support the National Rifle Association and resist stronger gun laws. The protest is being coordinated through The Shotline website, allowing visitors to choose…

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Know all about ESA’s asteroid strike preparations and role that Asteroid Apophis will play. (Pixabay) Space 

Learn how Apophis will play a significant role as ESA prepares for an asteroid impact.

Ten years ago, the Chelyabinsk asteroid collided with the Earth in Russia’s Ural region. Exploding above the city, it caused a shockwave that affected 1500 individuals and destroyed over 7300 buildings. This event not only instilled fear but also prompted space agencies to reassess their strategies and develop contingency plans for potential future occurrences with even more severe consequences. The fear of asteroid impacts persists due to the historical extinction of dinosaurs millions of years ago. In response, the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space established two…

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Cisco could be the latest tech giant that is hoping to focus on high-growth areas which means people will likely lose their jobs. News 

Cisco May Cut Thousands of Jobs as Tech Layoffs Persist

Cisco is reportedly poised to cut “thousands” of jobs next week as the company focuses on “high-growth areas.” Cisco is expected to report its second-quarter 2024 results on February 14, and the layoff announcement is likely to be made during the results, reports Reuters. Cisco did not comment on potential layoffs. Cisco last year laid off nearly 4,000 workers as the company moved to “rebalance” and cut costs. According to the reports, the number of personnel of the network company was a total of 84,900 in the fiscal year 2023.…

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Discover unknown features of Tinder and Bumble for effortless Valentine's Day dating. From love styles to safety tools, enhance your online experience. News 

Uncover hidden features of Tinder and Bumble to enhance your Valentine’s Day dating experience

With Valentine’s Day approaching, there is no better moment to explore the realm of online dating. In today’s technological era, platforms such as Tinder and Bumble have become popular choices for individuals seeking love, companionship, or even a casual encounter. Regardless of whether you are an experienced online dater or a newcomer, we have discovered some hidden features of Tinder and Bumble that could elevate your Valentine’s Day journey. Unknown features of Tinder: 1. Love Styles: Tinder’s Love Style feature allows users to express their preferred ways of giving and…

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This image released by Prime shows Jennifer Lopez in a scene from "This Is Me...Now: A Love Story." (AP) News 

Young Sheldon, Amy Schumer, Oppenheimer, and Jennifer Lopez set to release on OTT platforms next week.

Get ready for an exciting week of OTT releases as Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” makes its debut on Peacock, accompanied by a captivating documentary and album from Jennifer Lopez. These highly anticipated additions to the world of television, movies, music, and games will soon be available on your preferred device. Also among streaming offerings selected by Associated Press entertainment reporters: “Young Sheldon,” returning for its seventh and final season, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the power of the gospel in a two-part PBS documentary, and Ubisoft’s pirate-themed video game Skull…

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French YouTuber CYRILmp4's real-life recreation of the GTA 6 trailer captivates online audiences. (Rockstar Games) News 

Real-life recreation of GTA 6 trailer by YouTuber becomes viral sensation, breaks records

The gaming community was filled with excitement in December 2023 when the highly anticipated trailer for GTA 6 was finally unveiled. This short preview instantly captured the attention of global audiences, breaking YouTube’s viewership record and igniting widespread online conversations. The discussion surrounding the trailer ranged from revealing Easter eggs and comparisons to previous installments in the series, to speculating on the content of the upcoming sequel. In particular, the developer Rockstar earned widespread acclaim for the careful depiction of Florida in the game world of GTA. Among the numerous…

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Apple could be working on an “underwater mode" for future iPhone model as revealed in a recently filed patent application. News 

Here’s How Future iPhone Models Could Enable Underwater Diving

We have been seeing smartphone OEMs offering waterproof smartphones for quite some time now. However, it is important to note that they are not waterproof and you cannot participate in adventure activities such as underwater diving. Be it Apple, Samsung, or any other leading smartphone manufacturer, none offer a warranty against liquid damage of any kind. But what if a brand like Apple works on this capability? Yes, this is exactly what Apple could be working on based on the iPhone maker’s patent. Advertised as “underwater mode”, the feature is…

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After phone neck, phone knee has risen as a big worry. Check out what the new study says about the overuse of phones. (Pexels) News 

New study reveals a new health concern: phone knee, forget phone neck!

In today’s world, electronic devices have become an integral part of our daily lives, with our phones being the most relied upon for personal and professional tasks. However, this excessive dependence on smartphones is proving to be detrimental to our physical and mental health. While we are familiar with the concept of “phone neck,” a recent study has now highlighted the emergence of “phone knee” problems. The study reveals a surprising link between excessive phone use and persistent knee and joint pain. Experts suggest that this pain is directly associated…

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Meta's Oversight Board has determined Facebook video wrongfully suggesting that U.S. President Joe Biden is a pedophile does not violate the company's current rules. News 

Meta’s Oversight Board Struggles to Define Clear Rules for Deepfakes

NEW YORK: Meta’s oversight board has ruled that a Facebook video falsely claiming US President Joe Biden is a pedophile does not violate the company’s current rules, although it considers those rules “inconsistent” and too narrowly focused on content generated by artificial intelligence. The Meta-funded but independent board took up the Biden video case in October in response to a user complaint about an altered seven-second video of the president posted on Meta’s flagship social network. Its ruling on Monday is the first to address Meta’s “manipulated media” policy, which…

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Multiple AI tools now exist that people can use to enhance efficiency and simplify tasks, which previously required a significant investment of time and money. News 

Discover 4 Free Tools to Streamline Your Digital Life with Practical Applications of AI

Generative AI has been the talk of Silicon Valley ever since OpenAI released ChatGPT, based on GPT-3.5 LLM. Since then, tech companies have been working hard and fast to enter this rapidly evolving space. Not only have giants like Google, Microsoft, and Meta embraced it, they’ve also started making these tools widely available in consumer products like smartphones. For example, OpenAI has already introduced an iOS and Android app for ChatGPT, while Google has integrated its Gemini AI model into the Pixel 8 range. At the same time, there are…

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Joe Rogan has developed a huge audience who listen to his long, wide-ranging interviews with a variety of guests, including comedians, athletes, scientists and conspiracy theorists. (AP) News 

Joe Rogan, a podcast host known for controversy, secures a lucrative contract with Spotify worth a potential $250 million.

Controversial podcast host Joe Rogan has recently entered into a new multi-year partnership agreement with Spotify. As a result, his highly popular show will soon be accessible on other platforms such as YouTube and Apple Podcasts, in addition to Spotify. Spotify announced the renewed partnership on the company’s corporate blog on Friday. Under a previous multi-million dollar deal, “The Joe Rogan Experience” had been a Spotify exclusive since 2020. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the new deal on Friday, estimated the new deal to be worth up to…

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Rufus was launched on Thursday to “a small subset of customers” who use Amazon’s mobile app, (Amazon) AI 

Discover what Amazon’s new AI-powered shopping assistant Rufus can do, from answering questions to conducting comparisons

Amazon has announced the introduction of Rufus, an AI-powered shopping assistant, as part of its ongoing efforts to integrate AI technology into its range of products and services. This comes after reports emerged that the company was planning to enhance its voice assistant, Alexa, with personalized AI technology and introduce a new subscription model called Alexa Plus. What is Rufus? According to Bloomberg, Amazon is adding an AI shopping companion to its retail store to help shoppers compare and find answers to queries that are more complex than keyword searches.…

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Nothing says it's their third phone, and what could be a budget option, the Phone 2a, is official, but there's a lot to be revealed about it. Read on to know what it may offer. News 

Launch of Nothing Phone 2a Officially Confirmed to be Imminent

After months of speculation and leaks about the Nothing Phone 2a, the London-based startup founded by Carl Pei has come forward to acknowledge the existence of said device, but has yet to reveal a release date. This information came to light after Nothing revealed the same on X (formerly Twitter): “See the world with new eyes, the phone (2a) is coming,” Nothing posted. Moreover, the company has even added a new page to its official website that conveys the same message, but without the said release window. See the world…

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Paytm issues FASTag for cars via its Payments Bank but soon the company will be restricted from operating its own service. News 

To avoid fines, Paytm users may need to purchase a new FASTag before February 29.

If you use Paytm’s FASTag to pay tolls, you need to purchase a new FASTag from another bank before 29 February 2024. Each FASTag has a unique UPI and for Paytm FASTag users, this UPI is directly linked to the Paytm payment bank. Now that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ordered Paytm Payments Bank to stop customer transactions, it effectively means you won’t be able to reload your Paytm FASTag after February 29. And if the FASTag doesn’t work, the vehicle owners have to pay a double fee. toll…

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