Windows 11 Start menu’s performance is “comically bad” says ex-Microsoft Senior Software Engineer despite using a sophisticated $1,600 PC that meets stringent minimum requirements

What you need to know A former Microsoft software engineer recently shared his frustrations with Windows 11 while using the Start menu, which he says is “comically bad” and riddled with performance issues. Multiple users have reiterated the software engineer’s sentiments and indicated that it’s hard to find apps using the platform, citing that it […]

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Windows 11 doesn’t have enough ads, says Microsoft’s latest plan to force more ads onto your PC

What you need to know Windows 11 may soon show promoted apps within the Recommended section of the Start menu. The functionality was spotted in testing recently when a keen-eyed user noticed a subtle change in the text description of a Windows 11 setting. Microsoft has promoted apps in the Start menu before, though that […]

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Intel unveils Gaudi 3 AI accelerator, says it beats Nvidia’s H100

Intel kicked off its Vision 2024 conference with the unveiling of the Gaudi 3 AI processing chip. Gaudi 3 is designed to accelerate AI workloads at an enterprise level, and Intel reckons it’s faster than the current industry benchmark – Nvidia’s H100 GPU. Gaudi 3 uses the same architecture and underlying principles as Gaudi 2, […]

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“Microsoft’s security culture was inadequate and requires an overhaul” says Cyber Safety Review Board following a “cascade of security failures”

What you need to know A report by the U.S. Cyber Safety Review Board states that Microsoft could have prevented the Chinese state-sponsored hacking group Storm-0558 from accessing the email accounts of U.S. government employees. The board was commissioned by President Biden and established by the U.S Department of Homeland Security in 2023. The report […]

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Microsoft Says Windows Laptops With Snapdragon X Elite Will Be Faster Than M3 MacBook Air

Microsoft will advertise that its upcoming Windows laptops with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite processor are faster than the MacBook Air with Apple’s latest M3 chip, according to internal documents obtained by The Verge. “Microsoft is so confident in these new Qualcomm chips that it’s planning a number of demos that will show how these processors […]

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Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S23 touchscreen issue on One UI 6.1, says it’s Google’s fault

Samsung started rolling out the update to One UI 6.1 for the Galaxy S23 family in late March, and since getting it, a lot of people have been complaining about touchscreen issues. Namely, the touchscreen on these devices sometimes doesn’t register touch input properly, and one has to tap multiple times to get a touch […]

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Helldivers 2 Major Order says if we liberate all Automaton-held planets, we’ll wipe them out “once and for all” — but I don’t buy it

What you need to know Following successful defensive efforts at Malevelon Creek, Ubanea, and Draupnir, the new Helldivers 2 Major Order is directing players to liberate planets Tibit, Durgen, and Maia by early Monday morning. If the Helldivers can achieve this, they’ll boot the Automatons from the Galactic War completely, with the game suggesting they’ll […]

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AI safety researcher warns there’s a 99.999999% probability AI will end humanity, but Elon Musk “conservatively” dwindles it down to 20% and says it should be explored more despite inevitable doom

What you need to know Elon Musk says AI has the potential of taking over or even ending humanity, placing the probability of this happening between 10 and 20 percent. Regardless of the looming danger, Musk says more advances in the AI landscape should be explored. An AI Safety researcher says the probability of AI […]

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Helldivers 2 boss says devs may make a critically important Galactic War mechanic easier to understand: “We are talking about making this more clear”

What you need to know Arrowhead Game Studios’ co-op PvE shooter Helldivers 2 has a Galactic War metagame in which players are tasked with attacking or defending specific planets by Major Orders. The game doesn’t explain this, but you can only fight on a world if it’s near one players control. This is called the […]

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Apple Says iPhone 6 Plus Now ‘Obsolete’ and iPad Mini 4 Now ‘Vintage’

Apple today added a handful of devices to its public-facing vintage and obsolete products list, including some older iPhone and iPad models. Apple now considers the iPhone 6 Plus to be “obsolete” worldwide, meaning that Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers no longer offer repairs or other hardware service for the device. Apple says […]

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Helldivers 2 dev says to forget about bugs and Malevelon Creek during the Major Order to liberate Tibit, and they’re right — but only if you care

What you need to know The latest Major Order in Helldivers 2’s Galactic War metagame tasks players with liberating the planet Tibit from the Automatons, but they’ve struggled to open a front on the world due to a lack of focus and coordination. The community in general has been indecisive about where it wants to […]

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Microsoft says ChatGPT isn’t better than Copilot AI; you’re just not using it as intended

What you need to know Users often compare ChatGPT to Microsoft Copilot, indicating that the former is a better model. A source with close affiliations with Microsoft recently revealed that the users aren’t leveraging the tool’s capabilities as they are supposed to, hence causing the vast disparity in performance. The source indicated that most users […]

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Microsoft says ChatGPT isn’t better than Copilot AI; you’re just not using it as intended

What you need to know Users often compare ChatGPT to Microsoft Copilot, indicating that the former is a better model. A source with close affiliations with Microsoft recently revealed that the users aren’t leveraging the tool’s capabilities as they are supposed to, hence causing the vast disparity in performance. The source indicated that most users […]

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Microsoft says this single key is the difference between an AI PC and just a PC with AI

What you need to know Intel made several AI announcements at its AI PC Acceleration Program in Taipei, Taiwan this week. During the event, Intel unveiled Microsoft’s definition of an AI PC, which includes some surprising requirements. Microsoft’s definition of an AI PC requires a system to have a CPU, GPU, NPU, to support Copilot, […]

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Sam Altman says GPT-4 “kind of sucks” as OpenAI preps to release a new model that will reportedly make ChatGPT “really good, like materially better”

What you need to know A new report suggests that OpenAI is set to launch a new model for ChatGPT later this year during the summer. According to sources with close affiliations to OpenAI, the new model is “materially better” when compared to its predecessors. GPT-5 will reportedly ship with the capability to call AI […]

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Redmi pokes fun at the OnePlus Ace 3V, says 8 is better than 7

Earlier today, OnePlus launched the Ace 3V in China, with the brand new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 chipset at the helm. It is in fact the first handset to bear this newly announced SoC. Redmi isn’t impressed, however. Its official Weibo account posted the image you can see below in response. It clearly states that […]

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New Helldivers 2 Major Order says it’s time to liberate Zagon and Fori Prime for bug oil, but supply lines are needed — and fast

What you need to know Helldivers 2’s latest Major Order is directing players to free the planets Zagon Prime and Fori Prime from bug infestation by Friday morning, and will reward the community 35 Warbond Medals if it’s accomplished. The catch, though, is that both worlds are currently located behind enemy lines, which makes fighting […]

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New Helldivers 2 Major Order says it’s time to liberate Zagon and Fori Prime for bug oil, but supply lines are needed — and fast [UPDATED]

What you need to know Update: Helldivers have successfully liberated Estanu in well under 24 hours, and as a result, Fori Prime is now available to play on and liberate. This quick victory gives me hope that the community will be able to pull off this Major Order, though freeing it, Hellmire, Nivel 43, and […]

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Apple Vision Pro is ‘Over-Engineered DevKit,’ Says Former Oculus Head

Apple’s first-generation Vision Pro headset is an “over-engineered devkit” that ships with more sensors than is necessary to deliver Apple’s intended experience. That’s according to Hugo Barra, former VP of Android and head of Meta’s phased-out Oculus headset brand. Barra, who oversaw the Oculus team in 2017 after it was acquired by Facebook, has published […]

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Wild rumor says Galaxy Z Flip 6 has even bigger cover screen

We revealed a few days ago that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and the Galaxy Z Fold 6 earlier than usual. The phones will be unveiled in July 2024, and they will come with faster processors and improved screens. A wild rumor now claims the Galaxy Z Flip 6 will have an […]

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