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February 18, 2023


The New AI-Powered Bing Is Threatening Users. That’s No Laughing Matter

It didn’t take long for Marvin von Hagen, a former intern at Tesla, to get Bing to reveal a strange alter ego—Sydney—and return what appeared to be a list of rules that the chatbot had been given by its programmers at Microsoft and OpenAI.

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iOS 16.4’s New Emoji List Includes One We’ve All Been Wanting for Years

A total of 31 new emoji designs arrived on iOS with the release of the first iOS 16.4 developer beta on Thursday, according to Emojipedia. The new emoji include a new smiley, a shaking head, new animals like a moose and a goose, and new heart colors, …

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Microsoft Is Forcibly Removing Internet Explorer From Your PC

In an effort to scrape up the remains, Microsoft has now begun automatically removing instances of Internet Explorer from users’ computers. A software update to the Edge browser that began rolling out this week will permanently disable Internet Explorer 11 …

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‘Like a Dragon: Ishin!’ Review: An epic samurai tale leaves Japan for the first time

One of these titles, 2014’s Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!, never made it out of Japan. But the franchise’s fate improved with Yakuza 0’s Western release in 2017. That game’s popularity paved the way for future games such as Yakuza: Like a Dragon to make their way …

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This Week In AI: Too Much Like Us?

Every day, I wake with the feeling that we are on the cusp of a sudden dramatic change, the kind of disruption we lived through at the dawn of the Internet and the smartphone revolutions. As expected, and moreso, they changed everything, …

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The Seattle Times

The PlayStation goggles are a win for gamers. Not for the metaverse

Ah, the “metaverse.” Will a fantasy where our office meetings and social gatherings take place mostly in virtual reality ever come true? As a tech critic who has worn almost every pair of virtual-reality goggles released in the last seven years, …

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The New York Times

Microsoft to Limit Length of Bing Chatbot Conversations

Microsoft released a new version of Bing, which combines the search engine with artificial intelligence technology built by OpenAI, a San Francisco start-up, with fanfare at an event on its Redmond, Wash., campus less than two weeks ago.

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Is Samsung’s 200 MP camera worth $1200?

Samsung’s new S23 lineup is in stores now. I’ve been testing the top of the line Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which features a new 200 megapixel camera. It also comes with a starting price tag of $1200. So, is it worth it? Follow Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro …

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The iRobot Roomba Combo j7+ is the first hybrid robot mop and vacuum we’ve tested that does a great job at both

Combination robotic mop and vacuum hybrids are pretty common these days, but typically they can’t do both jobs well: they either leave your carpets dirty, don’t thoroughly scrub your floors, or even worse get your carpets wet since they can’t get out …

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Everyday Health

What Are Parasocial Relationships — and Are They Healthy?

Parasocial relationships go beyond simply following an influencer and engaging with their content. “It involves a level of commitment to a public figure where you even begin to view the celebrity as a friend or confidante,” …

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