Google’s ChatGPT competitor Bard is nearly as good — just slower

From The Verge: Earlier this month, Google announced the release of Gemini, what it considers its most powerful AI model yet. It integrated Gemini immediately into its flagship generative AI chatbot, Bard, in hopes of steering more users away from its biggest competitor, OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

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AMD says the AM5 socket is sticking around until at least 2025

From PC World: One of the best things about building with AMD hardware in the last few years has been the longevity of the AM4 processor socket, which was the standard for Ryzen CPUs for five years. AMD is hoping to keep that trend going with the AM5 socket that debuted last year with the new...

G.SKILL Announces WigiDash PC Command Panel

From G.Skill Press Release: G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd. is excited to announce WigiDash, a customizable and versatile widget dashboard device. The WigiDash PC Command Panel is designed to display up to 20 on-screen buttons or widgets in a 5x4 grid, allowing users to monitor system...

Microsoft is discontinuing Windows Mixed Reality

From The Verge: It’s over for Windows Mixed Reality. In an update to a list of deprecated Windows features, Microsoft added Windows Mixed Reality, along with the accompanying Mixed Reality Portal app and Windows Mixed Reality for Steam VR.

The company says Windows Mixed Reality is “deprecated and...

Comcast Xfinity hack steals personal data of 36 million customers

From PC World: It seems like hackers breaching the defenses of major corporations has become just another fact of modern life, to the point that we just kind of ignore it if it doesn’t actively affect us. That might be hard to do for customers of internet service provider Comcast. The company was...

Apple Is Suspending Sales of Its Newest Watches. What to Know

From CNET: Apple will pause sales of its two newest smartwatches, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, in the US this month because of an ongoing legal battle with health tech company Masimo.

The US International Trade Commission, the federal agency that handles trade-related mandates, previously...

Adobe explains why it abandoned the Figma deal

From The Verge: Adobe just abandoned its $20 billion deal to buy Figma, and now we know why. In an interview on the Decoder podcast with The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, Adobe general counsel Dana Rao said that the company couldn’t prove to European regulators that the acquisition wouldn’t...

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