Daily News – 7th of August 2023

Microsoft Cortana
Microsoft will shut down its digital assistant app Cortana this month

This news marks the final chapter in Microsoft’s discontinuation of Cortana, which has seen the bot removed from Xbox, iOS and Android. Cortana is seen as a stepping stone toward a future where users will rely on a smarter chatbot running GPT-4, powered thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with OpenAI.


Edge browser might save screenshots of visited webpages

The feature is in testing and is turned off by default. Microsoft provided the following description: “We’ll take screenshots of the sites you visit and save it so that you can quickly revisit the site you want from history”.


Amazon confirmed that every single business unit is experimenting with generative AI tools

The company intends to incorporate AI in all of its products. Amazon’s cloud division also announced an upgrade for its AI foundation model service to add support for more generative AI-based tools.


TikTok will make its personalized content algorithm optional in Europe

TikTok is making changes for users in the European Union in order to meet the August 28th deadline the region’s authorities gave companies to comply with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The company said that soon users in the region will be able to switch off personalization.


New products


OnePlus Ace 2 Pro

Ace 2 Pro will have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 24 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. It will be launched on August 16.


Honor Pad X9

The tablet will have an 11.5-inch display, Snapdragon 695 processor, 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It will come with a 7,250mAh battery.

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