Google has started rolling out a Image generation feature in Google Slides called 'Help Me Visualise.' This feature will help users generate backgrounds and images for their Google Slides presentation projects. News 

How To Access Google Slides’ Newly Added AI-powered Image Generation Feature

Google has recently launched a new feature in Google Slides named ‘Help Me Visualise’ that enables users to generate images. The technology company unveiled the AI-powered feature at the Google I/O 2023 event, stating that it will aid users in creating backgrounds and images for their Google Slides presentation assignments. To use this feature, Slides now displays a new Help Me Visualize side panel where users can type a prompt. The Google Workspace Labs support page notes that the “Help me visualize” prompt in Google Slides is being “gradually rolled…

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Crypto projects that are directly developing AI models on blockchain, applying AI to decentralized applications or solving for AI-related issues are still low. (REUTERS) News 

Coinbase Highlights Potential of Artificial Intelligence for Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase Global Inc., the biggest digital asset exchange in the US, has stated that the convergence of artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency presents a significant chance for entrepreneurs. This includes the potential to address some of the criticisms aimed at the technology by preventing certain excesses. “As AI and blockchain applications mature, the disruption caused by these technologies could lead to areas of collaboration and the emergence of new use cases for cryptocurrencies that help address the specific societal challenges posed by AI,” said David Duong, director of research at Coinbase.…

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The company said it ‘carefully deliberated’ the reversal without explaining further. News 

YouTube updates misinformation policy to permit videos alleging fraud in the 2020 US election

YouTube has made a surprising announcement on Friday afternoon, stating that denialism of the 2020 election is now acceptable. The company claims to have thoroughly considered this decision, but has not provided any details on why they have reversed their previous ban on content that disputes the election results. YouTube had initially prohibited such content in December 2020. YouTube has announced that it will no longer remove content that promotes false claims of widespread fraud, errors, or glitches in past US Presidential elections. The decision was made after the company…

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Workers that have an office seat will have to return by September 5th. News 

Meta to Implement Three-Day Office Presence for Employees

Meta’s persistent efforts to bring its employees back to the office may finally pay off as the social media giant announces that office-based workers will be required to work in-person for a minimum of three days per week beginning September 5th. However, those who are currently working remotely will be allowed to continue doing so. According to a spokesperson, Meta is dedicated to promoting remote work and recognizes that it can have a positive impact on employees’ performance. The company aims to enhance collaboration and work culture to facilitate optimal…

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Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a redesigned keyboard with an emoji category bar on Android. News 

WhatsApp Working On Android Keyboard With Emoji Categorization

According to reports, WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is developing a new keyboard for Android that features a category bar dedicated to emojis. With this feature, tabs that provide easy access to other keyboard functions (including GIF and sticker selection) are moved up, according to WABetaInfo. There are also plans for a chat bar, including moving the attachment sharing buttons and the emoji keyboard button to match the style of WhatsApp Desktop and WhatsApp for iOS. A redesigned keyboard is currently under development and will be released in an…

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The new set of updates is part of YouTube's elections misinformation policy that will go into effect immediately News 

YouTube to Cease Deleting Content with Misleading Statements about Previous Elections

YouTube, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, announced on Friday that it will no longer delete content that could have potentially spread false information regarding the 2020 and previous U.S. presidential elections. The new updates are part of YouTube’s election disinformation policy, effective immediately. “In the current environment, we find that while removing such content may curb some misinformation, it may also have the unintended effect of curbing political discourse,” YouTube said in a blog post. The platform also said that its other policies against hate speech, harassment and incitement to…

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Apple has launched a summer camp for children at its Indian stores. (Tim Cook Twitter) News 

Apple Introduces Summer Camp for Children at Indian Locations

Apple Stores in India have launched their summer camp activities under the name ‘Apple Camp.’ The program will take place at Apple BKC in Mumbai and Apple Saket in New Delhi, and will provide a variety of interactive sessions for families and children. The program, which has been in operation for more than 20 years, is designed to encourage and celebrate the creativity of children. Beginning on June 10, individuals are invited to take part in a series of complimentary sessions called ‘Design Your Dream Invention on iPad.’ These sessions…

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That's the second Twitter executive to leave company this week. News 

Twitter’s Brand Safety and Ad Quality Chief Departs

Earlier this week, Ella Irwin, who was responsible for content moderation on Twitter, left the company, indicating further instability in the upper echelons of Twitter. The Wall Street Journal has now reported that A.J. Brown, who was responsible for brand safety and ad quality on the platform, has also decided to leave the company on Friday. Brown’s role involved ensuring that Twitter was a secure place for advertisers to place their ads. At present, there is no official explanation for her departure. Since Elon Musk’s takeover, Twitter has struggled to…

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The influencer-VPN provider relationship is good for business, but not for security. News 

Rise in VPN Sales Raises Concerns Over Security

No matter what kind of content you’ve been watching on YouTube lately, whether it’s gaming, politics, or lengthy video essays, chances are you’ve come across an advertisement for virtual private network (VPN) services. These ads are often promoted by influencers who claim that their VPN offers military-grade encryption and the ability to stream content from anywhere, as long as you use their special code at checkout. This allows them to receive a commission from the sale. VPN ads aren’t just everywhere on YouTube. Since the beginning of 2016, VPN companies…

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It arrives later this month, not long after ‘Street Fighter 6.’ News 

Wireless and Customizable Xbox-Licensed Arcade Stick from 8BitDo

8BitDo has revealed a new arcade stick licensed by Xbox, which will be released later this month. The wireless accessory features customizable controls and interchangeable arcade buttons. The announcement coincides with the launch of Street Fighter VI. Although not the initial arcade-style joystick accessory and not even the first of its kind by 8BitDo, the Xbox Arcade Stick may be worth considering based on the company’s track record of producing quality controllers. The joystick is highly customizable, allowing users to remap buttons and swap out physical buttons with various sizes.…

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Apple WWDC 2023 will unveil the iOS 17 but will you get it? Know here. (Pexels) News 

Find Out When You Can Upgrade to iOS 17 on Your iPhone

In a few days, Apple WWDC 2023 will provide fans with the first glimpse of iOS 17. Prior to its official unveiling, leaks and rumors indicate that the upcoming update will introduce numerous features that will improve the overall user experience on iPhones. Anticipated enhancements include a new journaling app, lock screen improvements, and updates to the Music app. However, the release date for these features has been a topic of interest among iPhone users. Find out when you can expect to try out the new iOS 17 features on…

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OpenAI, the creator of AI-powered conversational chatbot ChatGPT, is rapidly nearing one billion unique visitors per month on its website, making it the fastest-growing website among the top 50 most visited sites on the planet. News 

OpenAI’s Website Close to Reaching One Billion Monthly Unique Visitors, Creator of ChatGPT

OpenAI, the creator of an artificial intelligence-powered conversational chatbot, is fast approaching one billion unique visitors per month to its website, a new report said Thursday, making it the fastest-growing site among the 50 most visited sites on the planet. According to US-based SaaS Webflow design and performance marketing agency, OpenAI’s website grew by 54.21 percent in a month. The agency analyzed traffic statistics from the top 50 websites with the most visits in March based on data from Slick Web (an Israeli software and data company). “The ChatGPT…

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City councils around the United States are increasingly introducing ordinances to regulate short-term rentals News 

Airbnb Files Lawsuit Against New York Over Restrictive Measures on Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Inc. sued New York City on Thursday over a new law it called an “effective ban” on short-term rentals that takes effect in July and that the company says will limit the number of rental units in the city. . City councils across the United States are increasingly adopting ordinances to regulate short-term rentals. In some cases, property managers must obtain licenses and pay registration fees or limit the number of short-term rentals in commercial areas. The company’s filing with the New York State Supreme Court says the New…

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Investors said when Musk sold about $124 million of Dogecoin in April after he replaced Twitter's blue bird logo with Dogecoin's Shiba Inu dog logo News 

Lawsuit Alleges Elon Musk Engaged in Insider Trading with Dogecoin

Elon Musk has been accused of insider trading in a proposed class action lawsuit in which investors accuse the Tesla Inc. CEO of manipulating the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, costing them billions of dollars. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday night in Manhattan federal court, investors said Musk used Twitter posts, paid online influencers, his 2021 appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and other “hype business” to profitably trade their accounts through multiple From Dogecoin wallets. Tesla controllers. Investors said this also included Musk selling about $124 million worth of Dogecoin in April…

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Sony India has launched the BRAVIA X82L television series in the Indian market. Running on Google TV, the lineup is available in 55", 65", and 75" screen sizes. News 

Sony Launches BRAVIA X82L TVs in India With Special Features for PS5, Dolby Vision Support

Sony India has introduced the latest BRAVIA X82L television series in India, expanding its range of BRAVIA TVs. The new lineup is powered by Google TV and is offered in screen sizes of 55″, 65″, and 75″. The X1 4K HDR picture processor from Sony is integrated into the series to guarantee that the screens exhibit rich blacks, optimal textures, and a lifelike image. The LED panels used in these TVs receive backlight from behind the panel, as opposed to the edges. Additionally, they come equipped with Sony’s exclusive TRILUMINOS…

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The platform wants developers to pay a hefty fee to use its API that enables their services. News 

Reddit Seeks High Fees for API Access from App Developers

The tech industry is experiencing the influence of Twitter, as Reddit follows suit and plans to charge developers for API access, similar to Elon Musk’s company. Developers may be required to pay a significant sum of $20 million annually, according to API pricing details. Reddit has already notified developers that the charges will take effect on June 19. The update did not sit well with developers, who understand that the platform’s growth is contingent upon their participation. The company shared the pricing for Reddit API with Christian Selig, an Apollo…

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When it releases, Android users could track the health of their phone's battery using this feature. News 

Android Phones May Soon Have Access to Google’s Battery Health Monitor Similar to iPhones

Several years ago, Apple introduced software features that enabled iPhone users to monitor their battery health. Android users may soon have a comparable option available to them. Google recently revealed some of the features that will be included in Android 14, which is expected to be released soon. Mishaal Rehman, a well-known tipster and attentive observer, has uncovered indications of a battery health tool in Android 14, which may be included in the public release later this year. The feature was initially detected by Mishaal through the new BatteryManager API…

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A 2018 privacy lawsuit brought by Washington, D.C., against Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc was dismissed on Thursday by a Superior Court judge, who ruled the firm did not mislead consumers over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. News 

Court Rules Out Legal Action Against Meta in Connection to Cambridge Analytica Affair

On Thursday, a Superior Court judge dismissed a privacy lawsuit filed by Washington, D.C. against Meta Platforms Inc, the owner of Facebook, in 2018. The judge concluded that the company did not deceive consumers regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal. According to the lawsuit, the district’s consumer protection law was violated. In 2018, the social media company faced worldwide scrutiny when it revealed that a third-party personality quiz, which was shared on Facebook, collected profile data from 87 million users across the globe and then sold it to the British political…

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Scammers are finding new ways into tricking users and now banks are giving details on how that works. News 

Beware! ICICI Bank Issues Warning on Latest Banking Fraud

In today’s world, cybercrimes take on various forms, with a major focus on compromising your digital identity. Your mobile device holds sensitive information and even grants access to your bank accounts, making it a prime target for scammers who are constantly devising new tactics to obtain your personal data and money. While banks are a popular target for these hackers, it’s important to note that any breach can occur if an individual falls victim to the attacker’s scheme. And this seems to be happening recently, with banks such as India’s…

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Grab Google Pixel 6a at a huge discount on Flipkart. (HT Tech) News 

Unmissable Deal – Get the Google Pixel 6a at a Reduced Cost

The Google Pixel 6a, an affordable yet powerful smartphone, is now on sale at a significant discount. Despite its affordability, it delivers exceptional performance thanks to its Google Tensor system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of non-expandable UFS 3.1 internal storage. The device features a 6.1-inch 1080p OLED display with HDR support, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a circular cutout in the upper center to house the front-facing camera. Equipped with a 4410 mAh battery and the ability to fast charge up to 18W, the device boasts an IP67 water…

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