Daily News – 29th of June 2023

laser technology for internet connectivity
Alphabet is investing in laser technology for internet connectivity in remote regions

The project known as Taara was initiated in 2016 after attempts at using stratospheric balloons to deliver internet ran into problems due to high costs. Taara uses light to transmit information at high speeds through the air in the form of a very narrow, invisible beam. The laser internet technology is already being used in 13 countries, including Australia, Kenya and Fiji.


Sony accidently reveals confidential Call of Duty player and revenue data

A document, which was submitted as evidence for the ongoing trial between the Federal Trade Commission and Microsoft, shows a letter sent by PlayStation boss Jim Ryan. The letter, which was poorly redacted, revealed the cost of developing Horizon Forbidden West ($212 million using 300 employees), that one million PlayStation gamers play Call of Duty, and that the Call of Duty games created a revenue of $800 million yearly for PlayStation in the US alone (2021).


OpenAI will open its first global office in London

The company said that the teams in London will focus on leading-edge research and engineering capabilities as well as collaborating with local communities and policymakers.


Microsoft Clippy will use ChatGPT in Windows 11

The assistant found in Microsoft Office in the late 90s and early 2000s has now a new app for Windows 11. This new Clippy is developed by Firecube Studios, can answer complex questions, help with creative writing and coding, and more.


New products


OnePlus Nord 3

OnePlus Nord 3 will have a 6.74-inch AMOLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor and 16GB of RAM. It will come with a 5,000mAh battery.


Oppo A78 4G

The phone will have a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It will come with a 5,000mAh battery.

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