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January 5, 2024
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CNET

Qualcomm’s Newest VR/AR Chip Powers Samsung and Google’s Next Headset

More cameras and sensors, 4K video and possibilities of fast connections with laptops, tablets and phones. Here’s what Qualcomm’s news means for Apple Vision Pro competition.

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CNET

Google Chrome’s Cookie Crackdown: Tracking Protection Begins Soon

Years after rival web browsers made the move, Google Chrome on Jan. 4 will begin blocking websites from using third-party cookies, the easiest way to track our online behavior as we move around the web. The browser will block third-party cookies for 1% …

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The Wall Street Journal

Google Is Finally Killing Cookies. Advertisers Still Aren’t Ready.

The changes, among the biggest in the history of the $600 billion-a-year online-ad industry, center on the use of cookies, technology that logs the activity of internet users across websites so that advertisers can target them with relevant ads.

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CNN

Microsoft unveils ‘Copilot’ key, its biggest update to Windows keyboard in 30 years

“This will not only simplify people’s computing experience but also amplify it, making 2024 the year of the AI PC,” Yusuf Mehdi, the executive vice president and consumer chief marketing officer at Microsoft, said in a company blog post announcing the …

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BBC News

Tetris: Sky News presenter tells teenager to “go outside”

But Sky News’ Jayne Secker ended a live report about Willis’ success by saying “beating Tetris is not a life goal”. BBC Newsbeat has contacted Sky for comment.

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CBS News

Microsoft adding new PC button in its first significant keyboard change in decades

The button — called the Copilot key — will launch Microsoft’s AI chatbot, the company’s executive vice president Yusuf Mehdi wrote in the Thursday announcement. He said Microsoft sees the key addition as “the entry point into the world of AI on the PC.”.

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Reuters

Microsoft adds AI button to keyboards to call up chatbot

Jan 4 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) said it is adding a button to its Windows keyboard that would pull up the tech giant’s Copilot service, in the first change for the device in nearly three decades. The “Copilot key”, announced on Thursday, …

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BBC News

Google Chrome starts blocking data tracking cookies

A new feature in the Chrome browser disables third-party cookies – small files stored on your device to collect analytic data, personalise online ads and monitor browsing. It will initially be available …

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Investopedia

Google and Samsung Set To Use Qualcomm’s New VR Chip, Could Compete With Apple and Meta

Key Takeaways · Qualcomm announced a new chip designed for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). · Google and Samsung are set to use the latest Qualcomm chip to create VR and AR experiences.

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The Business Times

AI breathes new life into old trends at CES gathering

THE annual tech industry fair known as the Consumer Electronics Show is regaining momentum after the pandemic, with artificial intelligence (AI) infusing everything from bicycles to baby bottles. The gadget extravaganza referred to as CES formally …

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