Top news this week, 7th-10th of May 2024

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements

 

Google unveiled AlphaFold 3, a new AI model that could greatly accelerate the development of new drugs and treatments

AlphaFold 3, from Google DeepMind and Isomorphic Labs, can predict the shape and behavior of proteins. The model has cataloged 200 million known proteins, and Google says millions of researchers have used previous versions to make discoveries in areas like malaria vaccines, various treatments and enzyme designs.
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Researchers have uncovered a significant vulnerability in VPNs

The vulnerability, named TunnelVision, can potentially bypass VPNs security and expose user data. It manipulates routing tables that dictate network traffic paths, allowing hackers on the same network to reroute VPN traffic.
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OpenAI is rumored to be working on a new search engine built into ChatGPT

According to the Bloomberg report, OpenAI is developing a feature for ChatGPT that can search the web and cite sources in its results. This service could put the company into direct competition with Google.
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Apple announces the new M4 chip

M4 comes with Apple’s fastest Neural Engine ever, capable of up to 38 trillion operations per second, which Apple says is “faster than the neural processing unit of any AI PC today”. Apple has decided to use the iPad Pro as the launch platform for the M4 chip.
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A hacker has breached a database that Dell uses to store information about customer purchases

Dell is notifying customers of a potential data breach that may have leaked some personal information. The company advised customers to change their personal information “as soon as possible to protect personal privacy and property”. The stolen information includes names, physical addresses, details about purchased Dell products, and order information like purchase dates and warranty details.
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Top new products

 

Realme GT Neo 6

Realme GT Neo 6 will have a 6.78-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset, up to 24 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 1 TB of storage. It will come with a 5,500mAh battery.
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Google Pixel 8a

Pixel 8a has a 6.1-inch OLED display, Tensor G3 processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. It comes with a 4492 mAh battery.
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vivo X100 Ultra

The phone will have an AMOLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It will come with a 5,500 mAh battery.
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