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February 8, 2023


Microsoft’s AI-Powered Bing Will Challenge Google Search

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its Bing search engine that incorporates the technology behind ChatGPT, an AI system for conversational and creative responses that marks the first big chance in years to get ahead of search king Google.

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The New York Times

Microsoft Throws a Coming-Out Party for AI

Executives and engineers from Microsoft and a small research lab partner called OpenAI unveiled a new internet search engine and web browser that use the next iteration of artificial intelligence technology that many in the industry believe could be a key …

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The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 offer a premium wireless earbuds experience for less

Priced at $179, the Buds Pro 2 come with a suite of premium features like spatial audio, noise cancellation, and new speaker drivers co-developed with music giant Dynaudio. There’s certainly a lot onboard, but the question is: are these worth picking up …

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CBS News

Amazon just marked the AirPods Pro 2 down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen

The latest Apple AirPods Pro 2 earbuds have an upgraded wireless chip for improved audio functionality, a new low distortion driver for clearer audio and improved active noise cancelation. The Apple AirPods Pro 2 provide truly custom sound: You can use …

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Microsoft’s new Bing chatbot is fun but sometimes more cautious than ChatGPT

An attendee interacts with the AI-powered Microsoft Bing search engine and Edge browser during an event at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, US, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Microsoft unveiled …

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Mac Rumors

‘iPhone Ultra’ Concept Envisions Apple’s Rumored Future Top-Tier Smartphone

Apple has reportedly considered releasing a new top-of-the-line iPhone alongside future Pro and Pro Max models, tentatively referred to as “iPhone Ultra,” and one designer has taken it upon himself to envision what such a device could potentially look …

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UK regulator says Microsoft’s proposed $68.7B Activision merger could create ‘higher prices, fewer choices’

Microsoft first revealed plans for its mega-bucks Activision acquisition last January, a deal that would make Microsoft the third-biggest gaming company in the world by revenue behind Tencent and Sony. More importantly, it …

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Explainer: Bard vs ChatGPT: What do we know about Google’s AI chatbot?

Just minutes after Google announced the launch of Bard on Monday, Microsoft said it would hold an event at its Redmond headquarters to reveal its own AI, potentially setting the stage for the next Chrome-versus-Internet Explorer or Gmail-versus-Hotmail.

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Review: OnePlus 11 5G

No mmWave 5G. No wireless charging. IP64 water resistance isn’t “flagship” grade. OnePlus switched back to a USB-A charging adapter. Display edges are a little too curved. Software has its quirks.

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Network World

Hard-drive failure rates tied to age in latest Backblaze analysis

Cloud backup and storage provider Backblaze released its latest annual report dissecting hard-drive failure rates, and it’s clear that age is a key determinant of a drive’s potential for failure. Backblaze has become something of a go-to source for …

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