A smartphone with a displayed TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) logo is placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken March 6, 2023. (REUTERS) News 

Investors in TSMC remain optimistic despite Warren Buffett’s caution about betting on the future of artificial intelligence

The excitement surrounding artificial intelligence is overshadowing geopolitical worries about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., as its stock continues to soar. Foreign investors have increased their stake in the company to a level not seen in two years, supporting TSMC’s assertion that AI will drive its growth in the coming year. Pictet Asset Management reports that TSMC holds over 90% of the market for producing advanced semiconductors used in AI technology. The turnaround last year — the stock had fallen 27% in 2022 — came after Warren Buffett sold his $5…

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McDonald's: From burgers to bytes. Recent tech outages underscore both the benefits and pitfalls of the fast-food giant's digital evolution. (REUTERS) News 

McDonald’s experiences technical difficulties as Big Mac goes high-tech, facing several challenges.

In the 1940s, McDonald’s began its operations with employees stationed at physical counters, paper menus displaying burgers and fries, and customers making cash payments to human cashiers. How peculiar. The Big Mac, as it’s known, has embraced big technology in every possible way. Today, technology affects McDonald’s business so much that it would only be a slight exaggeration to call it a technology company that happens to sell hamburgers. McDonald’s mobile app; its inhuman orders take stalls; its Digitized menus that change with trends, weather and more; and even its…

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Abu Dhabi's state-backed investment firm MGX is in early stage discussions to invest in ChatGPT-maker OpenAI's chip venture. News 

OpenAI’s Chip Venture in Discussions with Abu Dhabi-backed Firm for Investment

(Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s state-backed investment firm MGX is in early talks to invest in ChatGPT maker OpenAI’s chip venture, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing two sources. MGX, a technology investment firm co-founded by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala and artificial intelligence firm G42, only launched earlier this week. MGX and OpenAI did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment. The report follows an earlier FT story that Singapore-based Temasek Holdings is in talks to invest in OpenAI. UAE AI Minister Omar Sultan Al Olama told the FT that…

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People tend to lose storage on their iPhones and iPads quite easily but there is a way to clear up the space to keep more data Space 

Need More Storage? Here’s How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone and iPad

Storage issues seem to be a perennial problem with smartphones and other devices. Even though the latest iPhone models like the Apple iPhone 15, iPhone 14, iPhone 13 and even older models like the iPad have plenty of space, the storage space seems to be constantly full. The reason is that you simply take too many photos, record too many videos or download too many apps. Nothing is more annoying than being asked to free up space while downloading or updating a new app. Know these few easy tips to…

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Nvidia faces lawsuit from authors Brian Keene, Abdi Nazemian, and Stewart O'Nan for using their copyrighted books to train NeMo AI platform. (REUTERS) News 

Authors sue Nvidia for using copyrighted works in AI

Three authors have filed a lawsuit against Nvidia, alleging that the company used their copyrighted books without authorization to train its NeMo AI platform, which is responsible for powering artificial intelligence. Brian Keene, Abdi Nazemian and Stewart O’Nan said their works were part of a dataset of about 196,640 books that helped NeMo simulate ordinary written language before they were removed in October “due to reported copyright infringement.” In a class-action proposal filed Friday night in federal court in San Francisco, the authors said the takedown reflects an “admission” by…

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Join the ranks of space pioneers! NASA's call for astronaut applications beckons aspiring explorers to reach for the stars. (NASA) Space 

NASA is currently accepting astronaut applications; Learn the eligibility criteria before applying to fulfill your space dreams

NASA is seeking new astronauts who have the chance to travel to the moon and potentially Mars. The deadline for applications is April 2, and U.S. citizens who are enthusiastic about space exploration are urged to apply for this esteemed position that will advance human knowledge. NASA Astronaut Applications: Requirements The requirements for aspiring astronauts are demanding, reflecting the rigorous training and expertise required for space missions. Applicants must have a master’s degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), have three years of work experience, a medical residency or…

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Lava has launched its newest 5G smartphone, the Blaze Curve 5G, in the Indian market. Here's everything you need to know about it, along with our initial impressions. News 

Impressions and More on the Launch of Lava Blaze Curve 5G Featuring Curved AMOLED Display and Ad-Free OS

India’s domestic smartphone brand Lava has expanded its 5G smartphone range in India by launching the Lava Blaze Curve 5G. From my initial use, the device looks promising thanks to the versatile combination of hardware and software. These include a curved 120Hz AMOLED display, a clutter-free Android experience, and Widevine L1 support. The Lava Blaze Curve is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 7050 chipset, comes with a responsive in-display fingerprint sensor, and has a solid set of internals for the price. Read all the details. Lava Blaze Curve 5G: Specifications…

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M-class solar flare could be hurled out by Sunspot 3595 and this will likley lead to a solar storm on Earth, says NASA. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA reveals that a volatile sunspot is ready to release a solar flare, potentially causing a solar storm.

Over the past two months, there has been a significant rise in solar activity as the Sun approaches its peak in the 11-year cycle known as the solar maximum. As a result, Earth has experienced an increase in solar particles, CMEs, solar flares, solar storms, and geomagnetic storms. Most recently, a G2-class geomagnetic storm caused auroras to appear over the Arctic Circle. NASA has now warned that a sunspot may release an M-class solar flare, potentially leading to a solar storm. Stay tuned for more information. Solar storm According to…

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Slack, Otter AI to Momentum, discover the benefits of these top 5 productivity apps, designed to enhance efficiency and streamline your daily tasks. (Pexels) News 

Top 5 productivity apps to boost efficiency: Slack, Otter AI, and Momentum

In today’s fast-paced environment of juggling multiple tasks and staying connected at all times, having the right apps can significantly boost your daily productivity. Whether it’s managing projects, facilitating teamwork, organizing tasks, or scheduling events, these carefully selected applications are tailored to enhance your efficiency. Here are the top 5 app recommendations for the year 2024: 1. loose Revolutionary workplace communication Slack offers companies a comprehensive platform for communication, ideation and collaboration effortlessly. With features including calls, messages, and file sharing, Slack ensures a smooth and efficient communication experience for…

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Check the new Android Auto apps updates and related features that are rolling out now. (Unsplash) News 

Certain Android Auto apps will only function when the vehicle is in ‘P’ mode, emphasizing the importance of staying focused on the road.

Safety is a top priority for Android Auto, as the platform is now restricting the use of entertainment apps while driving. Google is implementing measures to ensure that certain apps can only be accessed when the car is parked and fully stopped. These apps will be available for electric vehicle users to enjoy while their car is charging or when they are waiting. The latest version of Android Auto includes touchscreen games designed to keep drivers entertained during breaks in their journey. Android Auto version 11.4 According to a report…

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91Mobiles has obtained purported CAD renders of the alleged iPhone SE 4, offering a glimpse into its possible design. News 

Leaked CAD Renders Suggest iPhone SE 4 May Be Inspired by iPhone 14 Design

Rumors of a new iPhone SE 4 have been circulating for some time. Industry analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo, along with several reports, have talked about the device time and time again. Now, 91Mobiles has obtained alleged CAD renderings of the device, which offer a glimpse into its possible design. The iPhone SE 4 is expected to replace the current iPhone SE 3, which has an A15 chip but may be more modern. According to the report, Apple plans to introduce a major change in design for the first time…

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Some iPhone users find it hard to use some helpful features, over here we list out the steps to avoid turning them on or off. News 

Fed up with autocorrect? Disable it on your iPhone with these simple steps.

Autocorrect and predictive text are features designed to improve typing efficiency by automatically correcting errors and suggesting words or completing sentences based on usage patterns. However, we’ve all experienced the frustration and confusion of unexpected word changes and annoying typos that occur when these functions fail. While they provide convenience for many users, some prefer to disable them for a more personalized typing experience. If you want to turn off autocorrect and predictive text on your iPhone, this article will walk you through the process. By following this step-by-step guide,…

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Get ready for the rare total solar eclipse on April 8 in North America. (Unsplash) News 

Learn the date and location to view the upcoming total solar eclipse in 2024

Prepare to experience the upcoming total solar eclipse in North America on April 8, which will be the final event of its kind until 2044. This rare celestial event will cover the sky for the first time since 2017. If you are not in the direct path of the eclipse, make sure to quickly arrange accommodations and map out your trip to a prime viewing location. What is a total solar eclipse? During a total solar eclipse, the moon comes between the Earth and the sun and momentarily creates darkness…

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Spotify introduces 'Song Psychic,' a fun feature predicting life's answers through music. (Spotify) News 

Spotify introduces new ‘Song Psychic’ feature for predicting musical preferences

Spotify has unveiled its newest feature, Song Psychic, which combines technology and music in a fun and creative way. This innovative addition offers users a unique way to discover their fate through personalized song suggestions. The introduction of Song Psychic not only boosts user involvement but also fosters fresh opportunities for imaginative interaction in the world of music. Song Psychic isn’t just another feature; it is a unique experience that invites users to seek answers to life’s questions through the lens of music. To dive into this musical divination adventure,…

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Asteroid 2024 CA7 belongs to the Apollo group of Near-Earth Asteroids, NASA says. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA reports that a massive 350-foot asteroid will come close to Earth today – find out the distance it will pass by

Two asteroids came close to Earth yesterday, with one measuring nearly 120 feet wide, almost the size of an aircraft. Despite their proximity, these asteroids were not a danger to Earth and had no chance of hitting the planet. NASA explains that these close encounters occur due to the gravitational pull of large planets, which can redirect asteroids towards Earth, potentially leading to an impact. Using advanced technology, the US Space Agency has identified another asteroid that is expected to pass by Earth today, February 29. Asteroid 2024 CA7: Details…

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Android users feel safer with thumb sensors while iPhone users only have Face ID for security, but it is time Android gets a better and safer facial tech. News 

This Startup Could Bring Face ID-Like Security Technology to Android Users

Apple has offered Face ID on the iPhone for a few years, and its security is foolproof enough for the company to ditch Touch ID altogether. The situation with Android phones has been different, as people feel more secure with a biometric fingerprint sensor than a software-based face unlock feature. But we may finally have a breakthrough thanks to this one startup that has joined hands with one of the biggest mobile brands to make security technology affordable and ready for mass adoption. A Harvard Labs-based startup called Metalenz has…

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Google faces new malware threats that pose issues for Android users and the new one is able to steal all your information. News 

Warning! Another Malware Threat Targeting Android Users, Now Targeting Chrome Browser

Android malware threats continue to come in all shapes and forms. The latest warning comes in the form of the Chrome browser used by millions. Security experts have reportedly shared information about a new version of the Android XLoader malware, which now disguises itself as Chrome and seeks access to your text messages and the ability to run in the background to wreak havoc on users. The Bleeping Computer report cites McAfee to talk about the problems and the modus operandi of the new detection malware. Android XLoader Malware Threat:…

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GenAI tools are not only helping you but hackers are also going to make use of them to advance their attacks which is a big threat News 

GenAI poses a significant threat as cyberattacks increase in 2024.

As hackers develop new methods to infiltrate your devices, Generative AI (GenAI) has emerged as the biggest threat this year, as cybercriminals use ChatGPT and Gemini AI models to up their game. Large Language Models (LLM) are just the beginning of a new disruption in the hacking space. “It’s important to recognize that this is just the beginning of the evolution of GenAI, and many of the Demos we’ve seen in security operations and application security are very promising,” said Richard Addiscott, senior director analyst at Gartner. GenAI takes a…

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Having too many apps on the home screen can make it cluttering but you can clear up some space using these tricks. News 

How to Hide Excess Apps on Your iPhone Screen

For many iPhone users, hiding apps has become essential to clear the home screen or protect sensitive apps from prying eyes. Fortunately, Apple offers several simple ways to hide apps without deleting them completely. Follow the steps below to hide an app from your iPhone’s home screen. – Find the app you want to hide from your device’s home screen. – Long press the desired application. – A screen will appear showing the option “Uninstall application”. – You will be given the option to either completely uninstall the app or…

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Discover what's in store for tech enthusiasts in MWC 2024 as brands like Google, Honor, and OnePlus showcase innovations at this global event. (Bloomberg) News 

Mobile World Congress 2024

With the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, some major brands are reducing their presence, causing the event to potentially lose some of its previous allure. However, for dedicated tech enthusiasts who are fans of brands such as Motorola, Google, and Samsung, MWC continues to be a highly anticipated event. And what is the theme this time at MWC? Quite a few, actually. In addition to hardware, these include the network of the future, the Internet of Things and generative artificial intelligence. “We’ve already seen a huge acceleration in both…

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