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    Update: This article was last updated on 7 December 2023 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

    Welcome to our technology news blog, where we bring you the latest ground-breaking news from the constantly evolving world of technology.

    Tech Startups to Tech Giants, Self-driving Cars to Autonomous Flying Planes, and many more innovations, we have got you covered. 

    Let’s dive into the future of technology together by exploring this blog!!  

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    Tech News That You’ve Missed in November 2023

    Technology is shaping our daily lives and constantly evolving. The ongoing technological transformation has revolutionized the way we live, rendering the old obsolete and introducing something new every day. If you’re curious about the latest happenings in the tech world from last month, you can peruse through our curated list.

    Big Tech companies’ latest forays into financial services 

    Top Tech News 2023

    Image Source: Mint

    Nov 3, 2023: Large technology corporations, like Alphabet, the parent company of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Meta, are seen as both potential competitors and suppliers to established banking institutions. The company X, once known as Twitter, is announcing its intention to enter the financial services industry.

    On the one hand, the credit cards, pay later products, and bank accounts offered by these organizations rely on the establishment of traditional financial institutions or fintechs. Banks are likewise moving more and more to Amazon and Google’s cloud services. However, they occasionally toy with the notion of offering financial goods to their enormous consumer bases in order to rival bank partners. 

    Source: https://www.americanbanker.com/

    The Euclid Telescope Sends Back Its First Set Of Images From The Deep Dark Universe   

    Top Tech News 2023

    Image Source: The Guardian

    Nov 7, 2023: The European Space Agency’s £850 million Euclid Space Telescope was on a mission to probe the dark Universe, which accounts for approximately 95% of all cosmic space. The Telescope is already transmitting its first crisp images from its exploration. According to ESA experts, the goal of this exploration is to understand the nature of this dark matter in the universe and to develop a 3D representation of the cosmic realm. According to Euclid, it can capture dark matter and surrounding galaxies and may capture up to 100,000 galaxies in a single photo.

    Over the next six years, Euclid will examine nearly 8 billion galaxies across 36% of the night sky using infrared and visible light. Scientists will also track the movement of galaxies. For the first time, physicists will be able to monitor the activity of dark energy in the early cosmos.

     Source: https://www.infoplease.com/

    YouTube Is Working On AI Technology That Can Clone Celebrities’ Voices     

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    Nov 16, 2023: YouTube has launched an artificial intelligence software that allows users to imitate music vocalists. Users can make short songs using the Dream Track experimental feature by describing parameters such as lyrical content and mood.

    Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, T-Pain, and Sia are among the nine artists who have agreed to have their vocals “cloned” by the technology, which is now available to only 100 people.

    This functionality went live just 24 hours after YouTube announced that it would begin informing users when they are watching an AI-generated video. According to them, people would also be able to request the removal of videos that use AI to impersonate an identified person.

    Dream Track is being produced with the participating Artists’ consent, but because the technological training uses copyrighted content, there are still legal disputes and conflicts.

    Source: https://www.infoplease.com/

    Broadcom Completes The $69m Acquisition Of VMware 

    Top Tech News 2023

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    Nov 23, 2023: The cloud computing company VMware was acquired by Broadcom for $69 billion (£55 billion), closing one of the biggest takeover deals in the technology industry. The merger was examined by regulators worldwide prior to getting China’s ultimate clearance, and concerns were raised about how U.S.-China relations would affect it. 

    President and CEO of Broadcom, Hock Tan, expressed his excitement about uniting their teams to create “the world’s leading infrastructure technology company.” Together, they hope to create private and hybrid cloud environments that let customers run apps from any location.

    In order to complete the deal, the business actively sought and was granted legal permission for the merger in a number of jurisdictions, including the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Israel, the European Union, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and South Africa. The company announced that shares of VMware will no longer be traded on the NYSE.

    Source: https://www.infoplease.com/

    Google could delete your old Gmail account as soon as Friday 

    Top Tech News 2023

    Image Source: Reliance Digital

    Nov 30, 2023: As of this Friday, Google will start erasing inactive Gmail accounts in accordance with a new security protocol. Here are some things to be aware of if you haven’t used your Google account in a long to protect your data.

    The digital behemoth declared in May that Google accounts that haven’t been used in the last two years will have their emails, pictures, and other data deleted as well. 

    Since the change is scheduled to take effect in December, you may only have a few hours left to backup any crucial information that you may have forgotten. 

    All you need to do to get an old account back online is log in. According to Google, the account will remain active for at least a further two years if you read emails or use Google Drive.

    According to Google, the updated guidelines aim to safeguard user security as dormant accounts are more vulnerable to hacking. According to the business, forgotten accounts are more likely to have outdated passwords and be without two-step verification, which leaves them open to hacker attack.

    Source: https://www.cnbc.com/

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in August 2023

    Black Hat USA 2023: AI and Cybersecurity Steal the Spotlight at the Year’s Most Impactful Event  (August 5th-10th, 2023)

    Blackhat

    Black Hat USA, the largest cybersecurity conference, addresses the growing role of AI in cybersecurity. While AI offers enhanced security tools, it also poses challenges in defending against malicious AI applications. Keynote speaker Maria Markstedter will explore these complexities, emphasizing the need for robust cybersecurity strategies in an AI-centric world.

    Source: Channel Futures

    UNESCO advocates for the responsible utilization of technology in educational settings.

    UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report emphasizes the necessity for prudent governance and regulation of technology within education. 

    The report, titled ‘Technology in Education: A Tool on Whose Terms?’ advocates for a “human-centered vision” to ensure technology benefits both students and educators, rather than hindering the educational process. 

    It encourages policymakers and education stakeholders to evaluate technology based on its appropriateness, equity, scalability, and sustainability as it becomes more integrated into education systems.

    Source: SDG Knowledge Hub

    The economy added 187,000 jobs in August: The U.S. Department of Labor 

    August Jobs

    Source: CNBC

    Despite the unemployment rate rising to 3.8%, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Friday that the economy added 187,000 jobs in August. 

    Payrolls growth was driven by health care and social assistance, which added more than 97,000 jobs. 

    The category would have grown by more than 100,000 when including private education, as some economists do.

    Source: CNBC

    Tech Investment in Israel Takes a Dive: Industry Monitor Reports Plunge in High-Tech Funding in First Half of 2023

    Investment in Israeli technology startups dropped significantly in the first half of 2023 due to uncertainty stemming from the government’s judicial overhaul plan, according to Start-Up Nation Central. 

    They reported a 29% decrease in private funding compared to the second half of 2022 and a decrease in investor participation. Initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions also hit a five-year low. Israel’s high-tech sector, which contributes significantly to its economy, has seen this downturn despite a stable global tech investment environment.

    Source: ABC news

    US Government Initiates Cutting-Edge AI Cybersecurity Challenge

    The US Biden-Harris Administration has launched the ‘AI Cyber Challenge,’ a two-year competition to utilize AI for software security. It brings participants nationwide to address vulnerabilities in critical software, involving tech giants like Google and Microsoft with nearly $20 million in prizes. The challenge aims to showcase AI’s potential in cybersecurity.

    Source: weforum

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in July 2023

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    India Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-3 Moon Mission

    India has initiated its third lunar mission, with the goal of becoming the first country to land near the relatively unexplored south pole of the Moon. 

    The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, consisting of an orbiter, lander, and rover, was launched on Friday from the Sriharikota Space Center. 

    The lander is scheduled to reach the Moon between August 23rd and 24th. If successful, India will be the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, following the US, the former Soviet Union and China.

    Source: Yahoo News

    Meta Officially Launches Instagram Threads In A Direct Challenge to Twitter

    Meta has launched Threads, a messaging app that resembles Twitter and is positioned as Instagram’s “text-based conversation app.” 

    Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s CEO, introduced Threads as the company’s new text-focused messaging app, targeting users who have migrated away from Twitter.

    Source: CNBC

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in June 2023

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    Meta Introduces A Virtual Reality Service At A Monthly Cost Of $7.99

    Facebook’s owner, Meta, revealed Meta Quest+, a monthly virtual reality subscription service. Priced at $7.99, Meta Quest+ offers users access to two new games every month. It is compatible with Quest 2, Quest Pro, and the upcoming Quest 3. 

    This subscription initiative represents Meta’s ongoing endeavors to generate consistent revenue from its Reality Labs division, focused on the advancement of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies.

    Source: BBC

    IBM Plans To Purchase Apptio, A Software Company, In A Deal Valued At $4.6 Billion

    IBM has revealed its intention to acquire Apptio, a software company currently owned by Vista Equity Partners, for a substantial sum of $4.6 billion. 

    Apptio specializes in providing financial and operational IT management as well as optimization software, catering to a broad client base of over 1,500 companies, including renowned tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

    Source: Bloomberg

    Twitter To Focus On Video, Commerce In Business Revamp

    According to an investor presentation reviewed by Reuters, Twitter’s owner Elon Musk and the new Chief Executive, Linda Yaccarino, outlined their plans to rejuvenate the social media company’s business beyond digital advertising. 

    The strategy involves prioritizing video content, fostering creator collaborations, and forging partnerships in the realm of commerce.

    Source: Reuters

    Mercedes Drivers Can Soon Turn To ChatGPT For Voice Control

    Mercedes-Benz has announced a test program starting on June 16 that allows U.S. drivers to utilize ChatGPT to power certain luxury vehicles. The program targets approximately 900,000 vehicles equipped with the automaker’s “MBUX” systems. 

    Once drivers opt-in through a Mercedes app or voice command, ChatGPT will be downloaded over the air. This three-month test period will enable Mercedes to observe how drivers engage with this technology.

    Source: LinkedIn News

    Apple Stock Hits Record, On the Cusp Of $3 Trillion Market Value

    Apple’s stock reached a historic milestone as it achieved a record-high closing price and approached a market capitalization of $3 trillion. 

    The shares of the iPhone maker increased by 0.6% to reach $189.25, resulting in Apple’s market value being valued at $2.98 trillion, as per Refinitiv data. This marks the second consecutive record-high closing for Apple’s shares.

    Source: The Business Standard

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in May 2023

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    Neuroscience Device Helps Paralyzed Man Move His Muscles

    Despite being paralyzed in a 2011 cycling accident, Gert-Jan Oskam, 40, can now stand and walk with the help of an implanted device. This device reads his brain waves and sends instructions to his spine, enabling the activation of the correct muscles. Oskam has surpassed expectations by climbing stairs and walking distances exceeding 100 meters since the procedure.

    Source: The Guardian

    NVIDIA Has Become A Member Of The Exclusive $1 Trillion Club, Driven By The Rapid Growth Of AI

    NVIDIA, a prominent chip manufacturer, briefly joined the elite league of US companies valued at over $1 trillion as its shares surged over 5% before retracing. 

    The stock had already witnessed a substantial increase of more than 25% the previous week, buoyed by positive forecasts of heightened demand fueled by advancements in artificial intelligence.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal

    The World’s Biggest Ad Agency Is Going All In On AI With NVIDIA’s Help

    WPP, The largest advertising agency globally, revealed a partnership with chipmaker NVIDIA to develop advertisements utilizing generative artificial intelligence.

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced the collaboration, showcasing WPP’s newly introduced content engine at Computex Taipei.

    Source: Yahoo

    WhatsApp Will Now Let You Edit Messages. But There’s A Catch

    In an update, the messaging platform owned by Meta announced that users now have the ability to edit their messages within a 15-minute timeframe after sending. The edited messages will be labeled as “edited” in the chat without displaying the edit history.

    Source: Forbes

    OpenAI Launches An Official ChatGPT App For iOS

    OpenAI is making it even easier for many to access ChatGPT by announcing the launch of a free ChatGPT app for iOS users in the United States, with plans to roll out to other countries soon. The launch comes six months after OpenAI first released ChatGPT online to the public.

    Source: TechCrunch

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in April 2023

    google ceoImage source: Business Insider

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai Made $226 Million Last Year

    According to a recent filing from Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, earned approximately $226 million in 2022. 

    The bulk of his compensation, amounting to over $218 million, derived from his stock holdings.

    Source: SiliconValley

    Researchers Have Developed A Tool To Optimize Irrigation

    Stanford University researchers have developed an irrigation optimization technique that could assist farmers in conserving water.

    By swiftly calculating soil water loss through evapotranspiration (the combined process of water evaporation into the atmosphere and plant water intake), the new modeling tool outperforms existing methods by operating 100 times faster while maintaining accuracy.

    Source: The Stanford Daily

    TikTok Is Testing An In-App Tool That Creates Generative AI Avatars

    In an effort to bring recent advancements in artificial intelligence technology to the forefront, TikTok is currently experimenting with a new feature that allows users to generate AI-powered avatars for their profile pictures. This testing phase has the potential to introduce this innovative capability to millions of TikTok users.

    Source: TechCrunch

    Online Superstore Temu Expands To Europe After Conquering America

    Having gained significant popularity as the top app in the United States, the online shopping platform Temu has expanded its operations across the Atlantic. The company’s website indicates that it is now active in six European countries, namely France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

    Source: CNN

    U.S. Begins Planning For 6G Wireless Communications

    The White House aims to leverage the insights gained from 5G’s early engagement and resilience to guide the development of a 6G network that prioritizes performance, accessibility, and security, according to the official.

    Source: Wall Street Journal

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in March 2023

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    Zoom Expands Smart Companion, Zoom IQ, For Collaboration

    Zoom has announced the expansion of Zoom IQ, its smart companion designed to enhance collaboration and unlock potential. Zoom IQ leverages artificial intelligence to provide intelligent insights and features such as live transcription, real-time translation, and meeting highlights. 

    The expansion of Zoom IQ aims to empower users with enhanced collaboration capabilities and improved productivity in virtual meetings and events.

    Source: LinkedIn News

    Chatbot Start-Up Character.AI Valued at $1 Billion In New Funding Round

    Character AI, a startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create realistic and personalized virtual characters for gaming and entertainment, has raised $70 million in a recent funding round, earning unicorn status with a valuation of over $1 billion. 

    The funding will be used to further develop their AI technology and expand their team.

    Source: New York Times

    Microsoft 365 Copilot Launched

    Microsoft introduced Microsoft 365 Copilot, a new tool designed to streamline work tasks and enhance productivity by providing intelligent assistance and insights across various Microsoft Office applications. 

    Microsoft 365 Copilot aims to simplify workflows, provide personalized recommendations, and offer proactive assistance to help users optimize their work processes and achieve better outcomes.

    Source: LinkedIn News

    Apple Launches Buy Now, Pay Later Service

    Apple has introduced its “buy now, pay later” service, Apple Pay Later, in the United States, as the company aims to tap into the market of over $100 billion worth of purchases made by Americans using this payment method. 

    With Apple Pay Later, users have the option to split their purchases into four payments over a six-week period, free of any interest or fees.

    Source: Forbes

    Elon Musk’s Brain Implant Company In Search Of Human Trials Partner

    Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant company, has apparently approached one of the biggest neurosurgery centers in the United States. The company reportedly deems the centers as a potential clinical trials partner.

    Source: Reuters

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in February 2023

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    Microsoft Launches New Bing Search Engine with ChatGPT Integration

    Microsoft launches AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser. The new Bing combines search, browsing, and chat for a more comprehensive and interactive search experience. 

    It uses a next-gen OpenAI language model and a proprietary collection of capabilities called the Prometheus model.

    Source: BBC

    Dronomics, The World’s First Cargo Drone Airline, Raises $40M

    Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline with a license to operate in Europe, raised €40M in pre-Series A funding. The startup, originally from Bulgaria, plans on using drones that can carry up to 350 kg of cargo at a distance of up to 2,500 km.

    Source: TechCrunch

    Apple Is Closer to Bringing No-Prick Glucose Monitoring to Their Watch

    Apple is reportedly closer to developing a noninvasive glucose test for its Apple Watch. The sensor, based on technology acquired in 2010, will measure glucose levels and may also detect pre-diabetes without needing to prick the skin for blood. This technology could help millions of diabetics all over the world.

    Source: Yahoo News

    Starlink Is Testing A ‘Global Roaming’ Internet Service That Will Allow Users To Connect From Anywhere In The World

    Starlink is currently in the process of testing a new satellite internet service that boasts the capability to provide connectivity from virtually any location worldwide, as conveyed in a message received by select Starlink users. 

    This service termed the “Global Roaming Service,” comes with a monthly fee of $200 in addition to the base cost of the $599 Starlink Kit.

    Source: Business World

    eBay Acquires AI Fraud Detection Company 3PM Shield

    eBay has acquired 3PM Shield, an AI-powered fraud detection company. This technology will help eBay identify suspicious or harmful sellers on its platform and fraudulent, illegal, or unsafe items more effectively.

    Source: TechCrunch

    Tech News That You’ve Missed in January 2023

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    Airbus Is Testing Out Autonomous Flying Tech In Some Of Its Planes

    During the testing phase, Airbus’ experimental aircraft demonstrated the ability to autonomously perceive and react to various external factors such as flight zones, specific terrains, and weather conditions. 

    This resulted in the aircraft generating a new flight trajectory and effectively communicating this information to air traffic control and other relevant airport operators, all without human intervention.

    Source: The Verge

    Walmart, American Number One Retailer, Launches An E-commerce Site For Businesses

    Walmart launched a dedicated e-commerce site for small and medium business customers and offered the possibility to provide more than 100,000 items. The main aim is to simplify business-related purchases.

    Source: Bloomberg

    Sweden Discovers Rare Earth Metals – Could Change Europe’s Tech Ecosystem

    The discovery of what’s considered the biggest deposit of rare earth metals in Europe might change its relationship and dependence on China. Rare earth metals are a group of 17 chemical elements that are crucial for building components in EVs and wind turbines. 

    Today, Europe imports about 98% of these rare metals from China.

    Source: CNBC

    American Express Adopts ML Technologies to Decrease Card Fraud Rates Significantly

    American Express used Machine Learning, data generated, and deep learning techniques to create the advanced machine learning system. Since the launch, they have demonstrated the lowest card fraud rates globally.

    Source: LinkedIn

    OpenAI Signed Multi-billion Investment Deal with Microsoft

    Microsoft announced a new phase of its partnership with OpenAI with a multiyear, $10 Billion investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs. The partnership aims to ensure these benefits are broadly shared with the world. 

    The agreement includes scaling supercomputers for OpenAI’s research, deploying OpenAI’s models across all Microsoft products, and integrating Azure into OpenAI’s work.

    Source: Bloomberg

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