Microsoft accidentally lists the benefits of not using a Microsoft account on Windows 11

What you need to know A recently updated Microsoft support page outlines how to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 11. The page lists several reasons Microsoft recommends using a Microsoft account rather than a local account. While it is possible to use a local account on Windows 11, you […]

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Is this Windows 11 feature a handy tool or a way to shame those who don’t pay for Microsoft services?

What you need to know Microsoft just released Windows 11 Build 26236 to Insiders in the Canary Channel. The update adds a new account manager in the Start menu that shows if you have a subscription to Microsoft 365 or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. There is an issue that prevents some Insiders from upgrading from […]

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OpenAI reportedly uses Microsoft Azure to power Apple’s new AI features exclusively. Are the promised privacy and security still part of the package?

What you need to know Apple announced its new partnership with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT to the iPhone and overhaul Siri. A new report suggests OpenAI uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud to exclusively power the new AI features shipping to Apple devices. This raises concerns about the promised security and privacy designed to protect the user’s […]

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Will Apple’s new AI capture the “most valuable company” title from Microsoft or inspire its own Recall privacy PR nightmare?

Every major tech event is now centered on artificial intelligence, as has been the case for Microsoft, OpenAI, and most recently, Apple. WWDC 2024 has to be one of the most anticipated tech events this year, and it was well worth the wait. I mean, between Apple’s new partnership with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT to […]

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Elon Musk teases developing “Grok Phone” if Apple integrates OpenAI’s ‘woke nanny AI spyware’ into its OS

What you need to know Apple just announced its partnership with OpenAI, bringing ChatGPT to its ecosystem. While the iPhone maker potentially addressed security and privacy concerns with its Private Cloud Compute system, users are still seemingly concerned about these issues if Apple integrates OpenAI’s technology into its operating system. Elon Musk teased that he […]

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Elon Musk teases developing “Grok Phone” if Apple integrates OpenAI’s ‘woke nanny AI spyware’ into its OS

What you need to know Apple just announced its partnership with OpenAI, bringing ChatGPT to its ecosystem. While the iPhone maker potentially addressed security and privacy concerns with its Private Cloud Compute system, users are still seemingly concerned about these issues if Apple integrates OpenAI’s technology into its operating system. Elon Musk teased that he […]

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Microsoft just found another way to connect your phone and your PC, but you can’t try it yet

What you need to know Microsoft is working on a feature that will allow your smartphone to appear within File Explorer on a PC. A toggle for this feature has been in Windows 11 for “some time” according to the person who leaked images of the option, but the toggle has been hidden. The feature […]

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Former OpenAI researcher says AGI could be achieved by 2027 but laments that shiny products get precedence over security

What you need to know A former OpenAI researcher has published a 165-page report outlining the progression and growth of AI, security challenges, and more. The paper suggests OpenAI could achieve Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) by 2027, but power supply and increasing demand for GPUs pose a major threat to the benchmark. According to the […]

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Microsoft addresses Windows Recall backlash, promises to fix security issues and make it opt-in

Today, Microsoft announced that it is addressing a recent backlash around Windows Recall after it was discovered that the feature stores data unencrypted on the device. The company says it will ensure Windows Recall data is safe by employing “just in time” protection to ensure the data is only decrypted when the user authenticates into […]

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Microsoft’s Photos app in Windows 11 finally gets much-needed love but at the exorbitant cost of slower load times

What you need to know Microsoft has migrated its Photos app from its UWP (Universal Windows Platform) to Windows App SDK. The new update also adds WebView2 support for improved image rendering quality, additional support for AI-powered features, and more. However, the Photos is seemingly taking longer to launch after the changes. Microsoft’s Photos app […]

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A PR disaster: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Windows Recall is the straw that broke the camel’s back

It’s a nightmare scenario for Microsoft. The headlining feature of its new Copilot+ PC initiative, which is supposed to drive millions of PC sales over the next couple of years, is under significant fire for being what many say is a major breach of privacy and security on Windows. That feature in question is Windows […]

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Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott says early previews of newer AI models surpass OpenAI GPT-4’s reasoning capabilities and can even pass a PhD qualifying exam

What you need to know AI models now feature better memory and reasoning capabilities. Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott says forthcoming AI models will have the capability to pass PhD qualifying exams. The CTO states that the technology has unlocked productivity, allowing users to get work done faster and more efficiently.  With the emergence of sophisticated […]

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NVIDIA has its “iPhone moment” with a $3 trillion market valuation to be the second-most valuable company ahead of Apple

What you need to know NVIDIA is now the second most valuable company in the world, ahead of Apple, and has over $3 trillion in market capitalization. The chip maker’s success can be attributed to the rising demand for GPUs to foster AI advances. Apple will reportedly join the AI fray during WWDC 2024 and […]

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Copilot and ChatGPT might be ‘old news’ — NVIDIA CEO predicts robots are the next phase of AI with self-driving cars and humanoid robots running point

What you need to know NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang says robots will be the next wave of AI. Huang indicated that self-driving cars and humanoid robots will dominate this category. This happens as NVIDIA recently ranked as the third most valuable company in the world.  The CEO says humanoid robots are the easiest to adapt […]

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13 former and current OpenAI employees with endorsements by ‘The Godfathers of AI’ outline 4 key measures to address AI risks

What you need to know Current and former OpenAI employees have signed an open letter (endorsed by The Godfathers of AI) addressing and presenting ways to mitigate AI risks. Some of the measures include prohibiting AI firms from enforcing NDAs that restrict criticism of the company for risk-related concerns. This is in the wake of OpenAI […]

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This new Microsoft Designer feature is so good I burned all my boosts in 10 minutes

What you need to know Microsoft Designer now includes a sticker creator that lets you make stickers with the power of AI. The stickers can then be used in social media posts, messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram, or presentations. You can create stickers in Microsoft Designer by entering a text prompt and choosing […]

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Everyone apparently hates Windows Recall, and yet a bunch of clones of it have already spawned

Since Microsoft announced Windows Recall at Build it’s been one of the hottest topics of discussion in this space. Not all for good reasons, either. To say Recall is controversial would be an understatement.  Whether it’s community members or prominent figures like Elon Musk weighing in, or security worries, or just straight up FUD, there’s […]

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