Google and Anthropic seek to dominate AI with new chips – Decryption

Google and Anthropic seek to dominate AI with new chips - Decryption

Google is forging a deeper alliance with Anthropic, the startup behind ChatGPT rival Claude AI, offering its own specialized computer chips to power its capabilities. The partnership has been bolstered by a significant financial injection from Google into Anthropic. As Decrypt previously reported, Google’s commitment included a 10% stake purchase for $300 million, followed by …

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Google is bringing its AI-powered search to more than 120 new countries and territories

Google is bringing its AI-powered search to more than 120 new countries and territories

According to a blog post by Google’s Hema Budaraju, Google is rolling out its Search Generative Experience (SGE) to more than 120 new countries, including Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. SGE also supports four new languages, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Indonesian, adding to its current support for English, Hindi, and …

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Google contractors who helped train Bard’s artificial intelligence chatbot voted to unionize

Google contractors who helped train Bard's artificial intelligence chatbot voted to unionize

Google workers gathered for a strike organized by the United union outside Google’s headquarters in King’s Cross in response to what they saw as appalling treatment and repression of employees facing layoffs. Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Accenture contract workers voted to unionize on Monday after workers were laid off in August. Workers write …

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Google shows Android apps that have passed a security check

Google shows Android apps that have passed a security check

To encourage software developers to take cybersecurity seriously, Google is starting to highlight which Android VPN apps have undergone an independent security audit. In the Google Play Store, the company has begun placing a new “Independent Security Review” badge on VPN apps that have already been inspected. You can find this certificate in the “Data …

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Even the latest flagships can’t make Samsung and Google happy in the US

google pixel 8 vs samsung galaxy s23 vs iphone 15 cameras

Ryan Haynes / Android Authority TL; Dr US smartphone sales declined in Q3 2023 compared to Q3 2022. The biggest losers in shipments were TCL, Google and Samsung, followed by Apple with a slight loss. Only Motorola and HMD Global were able to release more phones despite declining consumer demand. The US smartphone market is …

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October Google System Updates: Connect Wear OS to ‘Multiple Phones’ [U]

October Google System Updates: Connect Wear OS to 'Multiple Phones' [U]

With Android 14 and Wear OS 4 both fully released, this month’s Google system updates bring a few more improvements to our phones, tablets and smartwatches, including the ability to connect your Wear OS watch to “multiple phones ». Update: The latest patch notes reveal new changes coming to the Play Store on Wear OS, …

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iPhone Tap to Pay is coming to Ukraine

iPhone Tap to Pay is coming to Ukraine

Tap to pay on iPhone PrivatBank, Ukraine’s largest bank, has announced support for Apple’s Tap to Pay feature on the iPhone, bringing the contactless payment system to Ukraine for the first time. This feature is supported using PrivatBank’s “Terminal” app, which is available for download from the App Store. Once enabled, merchants will be able …

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Google says a fix for the Pixel 8 Pros tinted Always On Display issue is on the way

Google says a fix for the Pixel 8 Pros tinted Always On Display issue is on the way

Summary The Pixel 8 Pro’s always-on display has a yellow and pink tint issue that Google has acknowledged will be fixed in a future version of Android. The colorization problem occurs at very low brightness levels and when using a 1Hz refresh rate, resulting in uneven color bands. Some users have found that forcing the …

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Uninstall now: These Android apps on Google Play are actually adware

Uninstall now: These Android apps on Google Play are actually adware

Doctor Web’s latest monthly mobile threat report has identified several Android apps with more than 2 million installs that masquerade as gaming or productivity apps, but are actually adware. Originally spotted by Bleeping Computer, the apps have since been removed from Google Play, but if you’ve downloaded any of them to your devices, make sure …

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