Top news this week, 20th-24th of May 2024

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements

 

Microsoft’s new AI feature will record everything the user does on their PC

The AI feature called “Recall” for Copilot+ PCs will allow Windows 11 users to search and retrieve their past activities on their PC. To make it work, Recall records everything users do on their PC, including activities in apps, communications in live meetings, and visited websites.
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WhatsApp will soon add AI generated profile photos

WABetaInfo has discovered a new “Create AI Profile Picture” tool in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android version. Upon accessing this feature, the users will be prompted to describe the image they want the AI to generate. Then, the AI will create a custom profile photo based on the description.
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EU issued Microsoft a legally binding request for information about two generative artificial intelligence features in Bing

The European Commission’s suspects violations of the Digital Services Act (DSA), stemming from risks posed by Bing’s generative AI tools, notably in “Copilot in Bing” and “Image Creator by Designer”. If Microsoft does not provide the information by 27 May, the Commission may impose a fine of up to 1% of the company’s total annual income.
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Apple is challenging the $2 billion fine imposed by the European Commission

The Commission fined Apple in March, saying that the company abused its dominant position in the market by forbidding music streaming apps to tell users about cheaper subscription prices outside the app. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple filed a suit at the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg to challenge the March decision.
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Meta and Google are in talks with Hollywood studios for AI video content licensing

These meetings come after OpenAI reportedly spoke to several Hollywood studios about using its AI video generation model, Sora. Meta has been working on its own AI video generation model named Emu. Also, Google unveiled Veo during Google I/O this month.
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Top new products

 

Oppo Reno12 Pro

Reno12 Pro will have a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, Dimensity 9300 processor and a 5,000 mAh battery. It will be launched on May 23.
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iQOO Pad2

iQOO Pad2 will have a 12.1-inch screen, Dimensity 9300+ processor, 8GB or 12 GB of RAM and a 10,000 mAh battery. It will be launched on May 31.
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Honor 200 Pro

Honor 200 Pro will hae Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor, a 50MP main camera and a 5,200mAh battery. It will be launched on May 27.
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