Daily News – 8th of December 2023

Gemini AI demo video was faked
Google admited that a Gemini AI demo video was faked

The video called “Hands-on with Gemini: Interacting with multimodal AI” was edited to speed up the outputs (which was declared in the video description). Also, the implied voice interaction between the human user and the AI was actually non-existent. The actual demo was made by “using still image frames from the footage, and prompting via text”, rather than having Gemini respond to, or even predict, a drawing or change of objects on the table in real time.


Microsoft added voice dictation support to the new Outlook for Windows

The feature allows users to write emails using their voices. The new Outlook for Windows is web-based and replaced the Mail and Calendar apps on PCs. It was launched with Windows 11 23H2 update.


WhatsApp launched disappearing voice messages

The new feature will allow users to send a voice message that can only be listened to once before it disappears, similar to the “View Once” option for photos and videos introduced in 2021. WhatsApp plans to roll out the new feature “globally over the coming days”.


Google has released an updated version of the Google Drive app to resolve the missing file issues

For the hundreds of Windows and Mac users that had missing files going back months, Google has issued a fix in the latest version. Users should install the latest version of Drive for desktop, which should be version or newer. Once installed, Google said users click the Drive for desktop button in their menu bar or system tray, and while holding the Shift key, they should click Settings, where “Recover from backups” should appear.


New products


Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

Galaxy S23 FE has a 6.4 inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, Exynos 2200 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. It comes with a 4500 mAh battery.


Huawei Enjoy 70

The phone has a 6.75-inch display, HiSilicon Kirin 710A processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage. It comes with a 6,000mAh battery.

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