A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

04/21/2024

HELSINKI (AP) — An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in…

SC mulls use of AI translators, podcasts about cases

Vincent Cabreza 04/14/2024

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Imagine adaptive algorithms translating courtroom exchanges from English to major Filipino dialects in real time for the benefit of litigants, or podcasts that explain the scope and impact of landmark decisions to average…

Here’s how you can now send HD photos on Messenger

Hans Carbonilla 04/14/2024

Asking for photos on Messenger can be a hassle because the quality drops when you send them. This often leads people to use other apps or email instead. But in a new update on April 10, Messenger…

Instagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortion

04/12/2024

LONDON (AP) — Instagram says it’s deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will automatically blur nudity in direct messages. The social media platform said in a blog post…

Gmail revolutionized email 20 years ago. People thought it was Google’s April Fool’s Day joke

04/01/2024

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin loved pulling pranks, so much so they began rolling outlandish ideas every April Fool’s Day not long after starting their company more than a quarter century…

Xiaomi takes aim at Tesla in Chinese auto market with $29,870 electric car

03/29/2024

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched a sporty electric car on Thursday with styling cues drawn from Porsche and priced below Tesla’s Model 3, highlighting the stiff competition from new entrants in an already crowded…

Musk’s xAI to launch improved version of chatbot

03/29/2024

(Reuters) -Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup xAI said on Thursday it will launch an enhanced version of its chatbot Grok. The new version, called Grok-1.5, will be made available to early testers and existing Grok users on…

Instagram limits political content in new update: Here’s how to change it

03/25/2024

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Instagram has started an automatic clampdown on the amount of political content appearing in its users’ feeds, but there is a relatively quick and easy way to turn off the controls if you…

Rise of AI: Five business predictions in 2024

Zaza Soriano-Nicart 03/15/2024

Over the last decade, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) expanded steadily, though often unnoticed. Now, with generative AI tools becoming more accessible, people are becoming more aware of AI’s potential, and this trend is expected to…

There’s more to life beyond social media, smartphones — psychometrician

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 03/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — What is the first thing that you do the moment you wake up in the morning? Are you one of those who immediately reaches out for our smartphones to check for notifications in…

One Tech Tip: Don’t use rice for your device. Here’s how to dry out your smartphone

03/02/2024

LONDON (AP) — You were walking next to a swimming pool when you slipped and dropped your phone into the water. Or it slipped out of your hand when you were next to a filled bathtub or…

Zuckerberg meets LG, Samsung chiefs in Seoul as Meta ramps up AI plan

02/29/2024

SEOUL, South Korea — Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed cooperation on extended reality devices with LG Electronics executives on Wednesday as part of his visit to South Korea that highlights Meta’s ambitions in artificial intelligence. South Korea…

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