Microsoft Boosts Investment in OpenAI with Multibillion Dollar Partnership

Microsoft Boosts Investment in OpenAI with Multibillion Dollar Partnership

Microsoft has announced that it is making a “multibillion dollar” investment in OpenAI as part of an expanded partnership. This deal will result in wider uses of OpenAI’s technology, as well as stronger behind-the-scenes support. The exact size of the financial contribution isn’t known, but a Bloomberg source claims Microsoft is investing $10 billion over …
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Sony Honda’s Afeela Prototype: The Future of In-Car Advertising?

Sony Honda's Afeela Prototype: The Future of In-Car Advertising?

Sony and Honda have unveiled their latest prototype car, the Afeela, at CES 2023. The electric vehicle is set to hit the road in 2026 and boasts a sleek design, a range of sensors and safety features, and a dashboard complete with screens for entertainment. One standout feature of the Afeela is the “media bar,” …
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VanMoof S3 E-Bike Review: A Sleek, Smart, and Secure E-Bike Experience

VanMoof S3 E-Bike Review

The VanMoof S3, along with its smaller counterpart, the X3, is a game-changing electric bike that combines style, comfort, and innovative features for an unparalleled riding experience. This second-generation e-bike does not compromise on aesthetics or performance, making it an ideal choice for urban commuters or casual riders. In this review, we delve into the …
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Texas Instruments Names Haviv Ilan as Next CEO in Long-Planned Succession

Texas Instruments Names Haviv Ilan as Next CEO in Long-Planned Succession

Texas Instruments Inc. has named company veteran Haviv Ilan as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding current leader Rich Templeton in a long-planned succession. Ilan, who currently serves as the company’s Operating Chief, will take the CEO job on April 1st. Templeton, who turns 65 later this year, will remain Chairman. Templeton reshaped Texas …
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Hackers Disrupt Websites of Danish Central Bank and Private Banks

Hackers Disrupt Websites of Danish Central Bank and Private Banks

On Tuesday, the websites of Denmark’s central bank and seven private banks were disrupted by hackers, who launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attacks direct traffic toward targeted servers in an attempt to knock them offline. The central bank confirmed that the attack did not impact their other systems or day-to-day operations, …
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Amazon Announces Plans to Cut 9,000 Jobs Amid Uncertain Economy

Amazon Announces Plans to Cut 9,000 Jobs Amid Uncertain Economy

Amazon has announced plans to cut another 9,000 jobs in the coming weeks, with reductions primarily affecting the Twitch, advertising, and cloud computing divisions like Amazon Web Services. CEO Andy Jassy has sent a memo to staff warning that final cuts won’t be finalized until mid-to-late April and that Amazon won’t inform affected workers until …
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Microsoft’s VALL-E AI Can Simulate Any Voice with Just 3 Seconds of Audio

Microsoft's VALL-E AI Can Simulate Any Voice with Just 3 Seconds of Audio

Microsoft has announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) model, called VALL-E, which can synthesize audio that closely simulates a person’s voice. The model is based on a technology called EnCodec, which breaks the audio into discrete components, or “tokens,” and uses training data to match these tokens with the relevant sounds. To create VALL-E, Microsoft …
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Amazon Prime Air now delivering packages by drone in California and Texas

Amazon Prime Air now delivering packages by drone in California and Texas

Amazon has begun delivering orders by drone in California and Texas, with the ultimate aim of providing package deliveries to customers’ homes within an hour. The company’s drone delivery service, Amazon Prime Air, has already dropped a small number of packages via drone to customers’ backyards in Lockeford, California, and College Station, Texas. The Federal …
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