Author: Ahmad Ali Khan

In the quest to build sophisticated AI systems, big tech companies face backlash for their data collection tactics. Recent investigations suggest patterns of using data scraping to train large language models – a method celebrated for effectiveness and criticized for potential legal and ethical violations. The Heart of AI Training Modern AI thrives on vast amounts of data. Developing highly accurate and versatile language models, like OpenAI’s GPT-4, necessitates a diverse dataset. Reports from The New York Times have shed light on methods that involve transcribing public YouTube content – a practice that sits precariously on the edge…

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The march of technology is relentless, imbued with an incessant drive towards novelty and refinement—qualities that Apple has perennially embraced. As I peruse the latest flurry of leaks, my inner tech enthusiast can’t help but be electrified by the prospect of the iPhone 16’s camera redesign. The narrative woven by these rumors encapsulates not just probable features but the very ethos of innovation that defines our era. When the whispers of change began circulating, the skeptic in me engaged—yet another rumored alteration in the storied lineage of iPhone cameras. However, the practicality in me understood that such a move was…

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The Nothing Phone 2a Community Edition Project, designed by Nothing, invites fans to participate in shaping the future of the phone. This collaborative endeavor unveils a new avenue for the community to express their creativity and design prowess. The project unfolds across four design elements: hardware, wallpapers, packaging, and marketing. Cherry-picking from the talented pool of community members, one winning design from each category will be selected to grace the final version of the Nothing Phone 2a Community Edition. To get involved, submissions are welcomed in various forms such as videos, sketches, renders, or written descriptions. Entrants are encouraged to…

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Well, folks, the internet’s a mess today. Not with the latest viral meme or the latest celebrity gossip, but with a seriously problematic Microsoft Windows 11 cumulative update. This month’s patch, KB5035853, arrived with some genuinely useful features like the ability to edit photos from your Android phone directly on your PC and support for much faster wired connectivity with USB4 v2.0. However, it also brought a wave of unforeseen headaches for a significant number of users. The most significant problem is the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) that’s been plaguing affected PCs. This elusive error message reads “Thread…

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Back in 2021, Microsoft introduced a nifty feature that revolutionized the way we upload files to OneDrive. It allowed us to send a weblink with the file location directly to our OneDrive cloud files. This feature was intended to streamline the process for folks on the go who didn’t want to download files to their devices before uploading them again. However, as it turns out, this feature hasn’t garnered the widespread adoption Microsoft hoped for. Turns out, it wasn’t aligned with their vision for OneDrive as a cloud storage service that syncs your files across devices. Plus, the maintenance costs…

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Hey everyone, I’m a tech writer known for churning out the latest information about the mobile world and beyond. Today, I’m diving into the ongoing drama between OpenAI, the most valuable AI startup, and Elon Musk. It all started with a lawsuit last week where Musk accused OpenAI of abandoning its open-source roots in favor of maximizing profits. But OpenAI is having none of it, saying Musk wasn’t exactly the driving force behind its success. According to OpenAI, since its inception in 2015, the company has secured only $45 million from Musk, far short of his initial commitment of $1…

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Hey folks, and what’s up? I’m your tech-savvy pal, ready to spill the beans on the latest Samsung news. Brace yourselves for the return of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, but with a twist! While the official name remains shrouded in mystery, evidence suggests Samsung is prepping a re-release of the beloved Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, affectionately known as the “S6L” among its passionate following. This bad boy is returning with a new processor, software, and, please, Bluetooth 5.3! The original S6L was a game-changer in 2020, offering a powerful Exynos 9615 processor, an impressive 10.1-inch Super AMOLED display, and…

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High-quality CAD-based renders of the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 have surfaced, offering a glimpse into Samsung’s design plans for the foldable device. Flatter Design and Premium Aesthetics The renders significantly depart from previous Z Fold models, with a flatter design reminiscent of the Galaxy S24 Ultra and Galaxy Note series. The device is now flat from all sides, improving ergonomics and handling. The back panel features a matte finish and a triple camera setup that protrudes slightly from the surface. The flash is located to the right of the camera module. More expansive Cover Display and Premium Materials The…

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Microsoft continues to enhance Paint, the default image editor in Windows 10 and 11, with many new features in the pipeline. After years of neglect, Paint has seen a resurgence in development, gaining capabilities like layers, transparency, dark mode, background removal, image generation, and more. Upcoming Paint Features: Enhanced Brush Adjustment: The currently limited brush size options will be replaced with a convenient slider, allowing users to adjust the brush size on the fly and select from a wider range of sizes. Availability: The latest Paint upgrades are expected to be part of version 11.2402.20.0 but are not yet available…

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ASML, the Dutch lithography machine manufacturer, has made significant strides in semiconductor technology with the development of its new High-NA (numerical aperture) EUV (extreme ultraviolet) machine. This cutting-edge system is poised to revolutionize chip manufacturing, enabling the production of smaller, faster, and more powerful semiconductors. The High-NA EUV Machine The High-NA EUV machine is a technological marvel, weighing a massive 150,000 kilograms and boasting dimensions comparable to a double-decker bus. It utilizes EUV light with a wavelength of just 13.5 nm, allowing it to etch lines as narrow as 8nm on semiconductors. This represents a significant reduction from the previous…

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In late January, we covered an exciting development from Neuralink, Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company: the successful implantation of a brain chip into a human patient. Fast forward three weeks, and Musk offered an update on the patient’s state during a recent Spaces talk on X (Twitter), as noticed by entrepreneur and Tesla investor Sawyer Merritt. Musk reported that the patient has completely recovered, with no known adverse effects, and impressively, is now able to manipulate a computer cursor using nothing more than their thoughts. “Progress is good, and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with no ill…

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Netflix implemented a crackdown on password-sharing in May 2023, a decision that affected subscribers in the US, UK, Australia, and numerous other countries worldwide. Despite initial resistance, the policy appears to have driven a surge in subscriptions, with viewers choosing to create individual accounts to continue watching popular Netflix shows like Stranger Things and Bridgerton. Netflix justified this stringent approach, asserting that members sharing accounts undermined its efforts to deliver a premier streaming service. It was anticipated that this policy change would generate additional revenue to improve the service. Contrarily, Netflix has once again increased subscription prices and admitted to…

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Since its launch at Galaxy Unpacked 2024, the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup has garnered praise for its impressive features. However, some users have reported display-related issues that have prompted Samsung to respond and take action. Reported Display Issues Washed-Out Colors: Shortly after the release of the Galaxy S24 series, users criticized the vivid display mode for causing washed-out colours. Samsung initially maintained that the mode was functioning as intended but later confirmed an update to address the issue. Grainy Texture: Several Reddit users have reported encountering a grainy texture when viewing dark and grey colours on their Galaxy S24 displays.…

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A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that global electricity demand from data centers could double by 2026. This surge in energy consumption, equivalent to the demand of another Germany or Sweden, is primarily driven by the growth of cryptocurrency mining and artificial intelligence, both known for their high power requirements. According to IEA estimates, global data center electricity demand could reach 1,050 TWh in 2026, adding 590 TWh to grids worldwide. This increase is comparable to the energy consumption of major European countries. Geographically, the United States currently hosts one-third (33%) of the world’s data centers,…

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On January 22, Apple released iOS 17.3, bringing notable software updates to its devices, including two significant features for Apple Music subscribers: collaborative playlists and SharePlay with CarPlay. Collaborative Playlists Collaborative playlists allow Apple Music users to team up and create shared playlists where everyone can contribute songs or react to each other’s choices with emojis. This feature fosters a sense of community and shared musical experiences among friends and family. SharePlay with CarPlay SharePlay with CarPlay enables anyone who connects to CarPlay or Bluetooth in your car to join in on the road-trip music curation. Even non-Apple Music subscribers…

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Google has promptly addressed its first actively exploited Chrome zero-day vulnerability of 2024, designated as CVE-2024-0519. This high-severity flaw in the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine allows attackers to access sensitive data, launch denial of service attacks, and even achieve remote code execution (RCE) when combined with other vulnerabilities. CVE-2024-0519 is an actively exploited Chrome zero-day vulnerability. Allows attackers to access sensitive data, launch denial of service attacks, and achieve RCE. Affects Chrome versions prior to 120.0.6099.224/225 (Windows), 120.0.6099.234 (Mac), and 120.0.6099.224 (Linux). Google has released a patch, but users need to manually update their browsers. Details of the vulnerability are…

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