Know all about AI PCs - the devices which could replace our existing computers very soon. (Unsplash) News 

What is an AI-powered computer and why is it gaining popularity?

What exactly is an ‘AI PC’? This term has been circulating online recently, as artificial intelligence (AI) continues to dominate discussions. Although AI has been around since 1956 and has been in development for years, it wasn’t until the launch of ChatGPT in 2022 that the technology truly took off. This natural language chatbot, powered by Large Language Models (LLMs), has sparked a new era and could potentially lead to the fifth major revolution in human history. The world’s largest technology companies, such as Microsoft, Google, Adobe and Samsung, are…

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Snapchat takes a step towards transparency and safety by announcing the addition of watermarks to AI-generated images within its platform. (unsplash) News 

Snapchat to introduce watermark on AI-generated images to increase transparency – Full details

Social media powerhouse Snapchat has announced its intention to add watermarks to AI-generated images on its platform. The goal of this decision is to increase transparency and prevent the misuse of AI-generated content. Implementation of watermarks Snapchat revealed that the watermark features a translucent version of the Snap logo and a glittery emoji. It is automatically applied to all AI-generated images exported from the app or saved to the camera roll. In addition, the company emphasized that removing these watermarks from images is considered a violation of its terms of…

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A Friends Map feature could be rolled out on Instagram, as per the leaks. (Unsplash) News 

Instagram is rumored to be adding Snapchat’s popular Friends Map feature; Here’s what you need to know

According to a recent report, Instagram could soon be adding a feature similar to one of Snapchat’s popular functions. Meta’s social media platform has been introducing various new features such as group chat conversation starters, AI stickers for stories, and carousel posts. The rumored new feature, Friends Map, is said to function similarly to Snapchat’s existing feature. Friend map on Instagram X in the post. leaker and mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi shed some light on Instagram’s rumored Friends Map feature. It will reportedly allow Instagram users to discover what their…

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User reports and DownDetector indicate that Snapchat is currently down for thousands of users in India. Here's what you need to know. News 

India Experiences Snapchat Outage, Rendering Users Unable to Send Images and Texts

Popular social media app Snapchat is currently experiencing downtime, as reported by X (formerly Twitter) and outage monitoring website Downdetector. Users face challenges while sending snaps and messages to their friends. Downdetector’s data shows that the number of user-submitted outage reports has increased significantly. Notably, it was down for over 4,000 users at one point between 11am and 2pm today, February 9th. Additionally, the outage map highlights users struggling with these issues in different regions of India. While there is no official statement on how long these issues will last…

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In an SEC filing, Snap Inc. has announced a fresh round of layoffs that will affect about 10% of its total workforce. Here are the details. News 

Snap, following Google and Amazon, cuts 10% of its workforce in layoffs this year.

January 2024 brought a series of technology layoffs, and now it seems that companies have no intention of slowing down. Snap Inc is the latest tech giant to announce layoffs. The company behind the popular social media Snapchat is laying off about 10 percent of its workforce, a total of about 529 employees. This is not the first time that the company has reduced its staff. it previously laid off about 20 percent of its workforce in 2022 and about 3 percent last year. This decision follows the company’s reported…

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Another huge wave of job cuts in the tech industry. (AFP) News 

32,000 Jobs Cut as Snap, Okta, and Amazon Face Ongoing Tech Layoffs

In the beginning of 2024, the tech industry has experienced a new round of job reductions, going even deeper after significant layoffs in the previous year. According to, a startup that monitors job cuts in the industry since the pandemic, approximately 32,000 tech employees have been laid off so far this year. Snap Inc. became the latest example, announcing on Monday that it would cut its workforce by about 10 percent, or about 540 workers. Earlier this month, software company Okta Inc. announced it was cutting 7 percent of…

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Social media companies like Instagram have been grilled by the US senate over their lack of support to prevent child sexual content. News 

Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Apologizes to American Families

Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized to families during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on children’s online safety in the United States. When Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) pressed Zuckerberg to apologize to families who attended the hearing, calling attention to children who were targeted by online predators, Zuckerberg apologized. “I’m sorry for everything you’ve been through,” he told the families who attended the hearing late Wednesday. “No one should have to go through what your families have gone through, and that’s why we’re investing so much and continuing…

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Social media apps are important for everyone these days but even then millions have wanted to delete them. Here's the list of these apps. News 

Details Revealed: Millions of Users Considered Deleting a Popular Social Media App in 2023

Social media is a big hook for millions, but even then, many couldn’t wait to delete some popular social media apps in 2023, according to an industry report. Uninstallers is basically a list that looks at apps that people wanted to uninstall and searched the internet for information to make that happen. These apps vary in their features and purpose. You have Instagram and Snapchat, which allow you to share updates with friends and other people, while you have TikTok and Reels, which host user-generated content for public viewing. Then…

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Check out the new ad-free subscription plan for Snapchat Plus users. (REUTERS) News 

Unlock Ad-Free Snapchat – Find Out How Much it Costs!

In recent years, several social media platforms have embraced the subscription model in an effort to generate revenue from a larger portion of their user base. To achieve this, they are going above and beyond by offering additional valuable services. Currently, platforms like Snapchat are considering the introduction of an ad-free subscription plan. They have already launched the Snapchat Plus subscription tier, which entices subscribers with the promise of an ad-free experience. However, it remains uncertain whether users will be willing to pay extra for this feature. The details of…

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Apart from the three CEOs from Discord, X, and Snap, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew are expected to voluntarily testify at a future hearing but it is not clear when. (AFP) News 

Unveiling the Dark Side of the Web: CEOs of Discord, X, and Snap Testified on Child Exploitation

The CEOs of Discord, Snap, and X, namely Jason Citron, Evan Spiegel, and Linda Yaccarino, have been summoned by the US Senate Judiciary Committee. They are required to attend a hearing scheduled for December 6, which aims to address the issue of online child sexual exploitation. The committee has been conducting an investigation into the child safety measures implemented by social media platforms, with the goal of enhancing safeguards to shield children from harm in the digital realm. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham of…

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Snapchatters, Get Ready to Shop with Amazon Ads!

(Reuters) – said on Monday it will allow U.S. Snapchat users to buy some products directly from the app, as the e-commerce giant seeks to capitalize on growing use of the social media site for shopping. The social media’s stock prices rose more than 9 percent on the news. As social networks increasingly influence shopping trends and trends, some platforms, such as TikTok, are launching their own e-commerce services, while others, such as Snapchat, are allowing e-commerce companies to tap into their subscriber base. Amazon also has similar ties…

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With this new update, Snapchat users will be able to share their subscription plans with their friends and family. (Pixabay) News 

Discover What the Report Unveils: Snapchat’s New “Friends and Family” Subscription Plan!

Snapchat, which gained a large worldwide following since its inception in 2011, has continuously evolved by introducing captivating filters and updates. One of its most intriguing features, the Chat disappearing feature, has captivated users. Additionally, Snapchat offers a subscription extension called Snapchat Plus, which grants access to the most thrilling features. According to a recent report, Snapchat is now considering the introduction of a “Friends & Family Plan”. To learn more about this development, continue reading. Snapchat “Friends and Family Pack” According to a recent report from Android Authority, Snapchat…

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Snap and OpenAI partnership looks to revolutionise Snapchat with ChatGPT integration, Lens Studio 5.0 Beta, and a 3D face mask generator, marking a new era in augmented reality creativity. (REUTERS) AI 

Experience the Magic of AR: Snap and OpenAI Team Up to Unleash ChatGPT-Powered Lenses!

Snap, the innovative company responsible for Snapchat, has made a significant development by partnering with OpenAI to introduce a fresh era of augmented reality (AR) encounters. During the sixth annual Lens Fest, the announcement was made, unveiling a strategic collaboration that aims to enable developers to effortlessly incorporate ChatGPT into their AR Lenses. This partnership will bring forth a multitude of inventive opportunities for learning, conversation, and creativity for Snapchatters. Lens Studio 5.0 beta release Snap doesn’t stop there, this collaboration is accompanied by the release of Lens Studio 5.0…

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Snapchat My AI may get banned in the UK. Know what’s the reason. (Bloomberg) AI 

UK Could Impose Ban on Snapchat’s AI Chatbot

Snapchat’s AI chatbot, known as My AI, has garnered significant interest since its launch. Users have been treating the chatbot as their companions and divulging personal details, causing significant privacy concerns, particularly regarding children. The UK regulatory body is currently evaluating the privacy risks associated with Snapchat’s AI chatbot and is seeking explanations that could potentially result in a ban. To learn more about the concerns surrounding child privacy, click here. Snapchat My AI ban in the UK Snapchat’s My AI is integrated with OpenAI ChatGPT, which allows the chatbot…

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A keyboard is placed in front of a displayed Snapchat logo in this illustration taken February 21, 2023. (REUTERS) Gadgets 

UK Watchdog Warns of Potential Privacy Issues with Snapchat’s AI Chatbot for Kids

Britain’s data watchdog stated on Friday that Snapchat may not have adequately evaluated the privacy risks posed to children by its AI chatbot. The watchdog mentioned that it would review the company’s response before reaching a final decision on enforcement. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that if the US company does not adequately respond to the regulator’s concerns, “My AI”, launched in April, could be banned in the UK. “The preliminary findings of our investigation suggest that Snap failed to adequately identify and assess privacy risks to children and…

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Snapchat will be closing its augmented reality for enterprise services for businesses. (Pixabay) News 

Snap Closes AR Division Established in 2020

Snap Inc. has decided to shut down a division that was dedicated to developing augmented reality services for businesses, marking the end of its most recent endeavor to expand beyond its reliance on advertising. The ARES unit, short for augmented reality for business services, was just announced in March. The idea was to let retailers adapt Snap’s AR technology to their own websites. But the company eventually realized the cost and complexity of the project were too great, according to a memo from CEO Evan Spiegel, reviewed by Bloomberg and…

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Snapchat is part of a broader strategy shift the company made last year to help generate new moneymaking opportunities. (REUTERS) News 

Snapchat Reaches Halfway Mark of 10 Million Subscribers

Snap Inc. has successfully attracted over 5 million subscribers to its paid service, which grants users exclusive access to new features such as an AI-powered selfie creator for a monthly fee of $3.99. Snapchat, a subscription product, is part of a broader strategy shift the company made last year to help create new monetization opportunities. Adding a paid option to the video sharing app was a significant step in the social media industry, where apps have historically been free. Snap’s bet seems to be working, with the latest subscriber count…

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Snapchat to introduce new teen safety feature. (Pixabay) News 

Snapchat releases new tools to protect young users

Snapchat, a platform with a wide range of users sharing different content, is now being utilized by teenagers who are increasingly exposed to inappropriate adult material. Consequently, social media companies need to establish guidelines that prioritize the safety of teenagers and ensure the availability of age-appropriate content. In line with this, Snapchat has recently introduced new safety measures and policies specifically designed for teenagers. Snapchat’s New Teen Safety Features According to a Tech Crunch report, Snapchat has been under scrutiny by US senators since the app was given a 13+…

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Snapchat to roll out in-app warnings to enhance protection for users between the age group of 13-17 years. (REUTERS) News 

Snapchat Introduces Safety Measures to Protect Young Users from Online Dangers

Snap Inc., the creator of a popular social media app, announced on Thursday that it will introduce worldwide in-app alerts and additional safety measures to provide increased security for users aged 13 to 17, protecting them from potential online dangers. Protection measures enable safer communication and search and show age-appropriate content to teenage users. It will also launch a new Strike System for inappropriate accounts and increase education about common online risks, Snap Inc. said in a statement. According to Statista, India has the highest number of Snapchat users, and…

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Snapchat has launched its new AI selfie feature called “Dreams”. (Snapchat)

Snapchat Launches AI-Powered ‘Dreams’ Selfie Feature

In recent months, there has been a growing trend of using generative AI in various industries and services. Now, social media platforms are also jumping on board by incorporating artificial intelligence into their apps to enhance user experience. In line with this AI development and the competitive landscape, Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Dreams. This feature allows users to generate images based on different themes available within the app. To learn more about this exciting addition, click here. About the Snapchat AI selfie feature “Dreams” There was a…

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