- Elon Musk to launch ‘TruthGPT’ to rival existing models
Elon Musk has announced that he plans to launch a new AI language model called “TruthGPT” to rival existing models like GPT-3. TruthGPT will be trained on a massive dataset of text and code, and will be designed to be more factual and accurate than its predecessors.
- Shopify lays off 20% workforce after sale of logistics business
E-commerce platform Shopify has announced that it is laying off 20% of its workforce, or about 1,800 employees. The layoffs come after Shopify sold its logistics business, Shopify Fulfillment Network, to logistics company Deliverr.
- Apple’s mixed-reality headset is peering into a confusing future
Apple is reportedly working on a mixed-reality headset that could be released as early as next year. However, the future of the headset is uncertain, as it is unclear whether Apple will be able to deliver on the high expectations that have been set for it.
- Neeva, the ad-free, privacy-focused search engine from ex-Google executives, is shutting down
Neeva, an ad-free, privacy-focused search engine from ex-Google executives, is shutting down after just over a year. The company cited financial difficulties as the reason for its closure.
- WhatApp for iOS to soon get a built-in sticker creator
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a built-in sticker creator for its iOS app. The feature would allow users to create their own stickers using photos and videos from their device.
- How to upload HD photos and videos on Instagram
Instagram has increased the file size limit for photos and videos that can be uploaded to the platform. This means that users can now upload HD photos and videos without having to compress them first.
- Apple iOS 16.5 update brings new features and security fixes
Apple has released iOS 16.5, a new update for its iOS operating system. The update includes a number of new features and security fixes, including the ability to add menstrual cycle tracking to the Health app, and the ability to pay for gas with Apple Pay at select gas stations.
- Nothing Phone (2): Everything we know so far, from design to features
Nothing, a new smartphone company founded by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, is set to launch its second smartphone, the Nothing Phone (2), on July 12. The phone is expected to have a transparent design, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor, and a 50-megapixel dual-camera system.
- Poco F5 review: A power-packed mid-range smartphone
The Poco F5 is a new mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi’s Poco sub-brand. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display, and a 50-megapixel triple-camera system.
- Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is free on the Epic Games Store
Death Stranding, the acclaimed action game from director Hideo Kojima, is now free to download on the Epic Games Store. The game is available for free until June 16.
- EU antitrust regulators quiz cloud rivals on Microsoft’s request for customer data
EU antitrust regulators are reportedly questioning cloud computing rivals about Microsoft’s request for customer data. The regulators are concerned that Microsoft could use the data to give its own cloud computing service an unfair advantage.
- Google announces new AI language model called LaMDA
Google has announced a new AI language model called LaMDA, which stands for “Language Model for Dialogue Applications.” LaMDA is designed to be more conversational than previous language models, and can be used to generate text, translate languages, and write different kinds of creative content.
- Tesla reports record quarterly earnings
Tesla has reported record quarterly earnings, with revenue of $18.76 billion and net income of $3.3 billion. The company’s strong performance was driven by strong demand for its electric vehicles, particularly the Model 3 and Model Y.
- Meta reports mixed earnings
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has reported mixed earnings. The company’s revenue of $27.91 billion was below analysts’ expectations, but its net income of $7.46 billion was above expectations. Meta’s earnings were hurt by a slowdown in user growth, particularly in its core Facebook app.
- Netflix loses subscribers for the first time in over a decade
Netflix has lost subscribers for the first time in over a decade. The company lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2023, and it expects to lose another 2 million subscribers in the second quarter. Netflix’s losses are being blamed on increased competition from streaming services like Disney+, HBO Max, and Hulu.
- Amazon launches new Alexa feature to help users with their finances
Amazon has launched a new Alexa feature called “Amazon Sidewalk.” Sidewalk is a low-power wireless network that can be used to connect devices like smart lights and doorbells even when they are outside of the range of a Wi-Fi network. Sidewalk is also being used to power a new feature called “Amazon Guard,” which can be used to detect break-ins and other security threats at home.
- Apple unveils new MacBook Air with M2 chip
Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Air with the M2 chip. The new MacBook Air is thinner and lighter than the previous model, and it features a new design with a larger 13.6-inch display. The M2 chip is said to offer up to 18% faster CPU performance and up to 35% faster graphics performance than the M1 chip.
- Samsung unveils new Galaxy S23 series
Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S23 series, which includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The new phones feature a new design with a more refined look and feel. The Galaxy S23 Ultra also features a new S Pen stylus, which is making its return to the Galaxy S series for the first time since the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
- Microsoft releases new Windows 11 preview build
Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11. The new build includes a number of new features and improvements, including a new taskbar with a centralized Start menu, a new notification center, and a new design for the Settings app.
These are just a few of the top tech news stories for the past week.