YouTube, one of the leading platforms for video content, has announced the discontinuation of its Stories feature starting from June. As of June 26th, users will no longer be able to post new Stories, and existing ones will expire after seven days. Initially introduced in 2017 as Reels, YouTube Stories allowed creators with over 10,000 subscribers to share temporary updates and behind-the-scenes content. However, despite its resemblance to Instagram and Snapchat's story format, YouTube Stories failed to gain significant traction among creators and users alike. In this blog post, we'll delve into the reasons behind YouTube's decision, explore the alternative posting options offered by the platform, and discuss the implications for content creators.
Google has recently introduced the beta version of Magic Compose, a revolutionary AI-powered feature for its Messages app. With Magic Compose, users can now benefit from AI-generated text suggestions while composing messages. However, this exciting feature comes with an important caveat, as pointed out by Android Police. In order to generate accurate suggestions, Google will send up to "20 previous messages" to its servers, even if you're using end-to-end encryption (E2EE) through RCS. Let's delve deeper into this new development and explore what it means for users.
Meta's Costly Mistake: Company Receives Unprecedented $1.3 Billion Fine for Mishandling Facebook Data Transfers"
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has been hit with a staggering $1.3 billion fine (€1.2 billion) by EU data regulators. This landmark penalty is the largest of its kind and comes with a significant order for Meta to cease transferring the personal data of EU citizens to the United States. The ruling by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) stems from concerns over privacy violations and traces back to the revelations made in 2013 by whistleblower Edward Snowden about US mass surveillance programs.
In a significant move that has Windows users rejoicing, Microsoft has officially revealed that Windows 11 will soon feature native support for popular archive formats, including RAR, tar, 7-zip, gz, and others. This development comes as a welcome change, as users have been waiting for decades to see such functionality built directly into the Windows operating system. In this blog post, we delve into the details of Microsoft's announcement and the potential implications it holds for file management on Windows 11.
Powerful Partnership: MediaTek Chooses Nvidia GPU for Next-Generation Mobile Chip
Fresh reports have emerged that revive the previous speculations about a potential partnership between MediaTek and Nvidia for upcoming mobile chips. These reports resurface several months after initial rumors hinted at MediaTek's intention to incorporate Nvidia AI GPUs into their top-of-the-line mobile System-on-Chip (SoC). The latest information indicates that MediaTek, the manufacturer of mobile SoCs, is planning to integrate Nvidia GPUs into their forthcoming mobile processors.
OpenAI is bringing ChatGPT to mobile devices with the launch of an official iOS app. This development comes in response to the proliferation of unofficial and questionable ChatGPT services on the App Store. The new ChatGPT app, which is free to use and ad-free, allows users to conveniently access the popular AI chatbot on the go. Notably, the app will support voice input, further enhancing the user experience. However, initially, its availability will be limited to users in the United States. With the official ChatGPT app, OpenAI aims to provide a reliable and trustworthy solution for mobile users seeking to interact with the AI chatbot. This move underscores OpenAI's commitment to expanding the accessibility and usability of their AI technologies and catering to the increasing demand for mobile applications.
In alignment with several prominent companies such as Samsung, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs, Apple has made the decision to prohibit the use of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing within its workforce. This measure is aimed at preventing inadvertent disclosure of confidential information and coincides with Apple's plans to develop its own in-house technology in this field.
Instagram, a well-known platform for sharing photos, is apparently undergoing a significant transformation in the realm of social media. Reports suggest that they are currently developing an exciting project called P92, also known as Project 92 or Barcelona. This initiative seeks to establish a decentralized social network designed specifically for creators and public figures. With the motto "Instagram for your thoughts," Project 92 aims to provide users with distinctive features and valuable opportunities. The news about this platform initially emerged some time ago.
Approximately five months before its scheduled release and just a week after being excluded from the Google I/O 2023 event, the next groundbreaking creation from the search giant has made its debut in a leaked 40-second video. This video, shared on Twitter by a highly trustworthy source (in collaboration with the reputable team at 91mobiles), showcases the first-ever glimpse of the Pixel 8 Pro in the hands of a genuine user (or more likely, a model). This early demonstration likely highlights one of the phone's exciting new features, while we have already been acquainted with its design in previous leaks.
The Mysterious "Nothing Phone (2)": Geekbench Listing Sheds Light on Potential Specifications
After the immense hype surrounding the release of Nothing Phone (1), it seems that we are about to witness another wave of excitement with the upcoming launch of Nothing Phone (2). While Nothing has already confirmed a "summer 2023" release for the phone, recent revelations from a Geekbench listing hint at the potential specifications of this highly anticipated device.