WhatsApp Beta Introduces AI Assistant to Chats – Here’s How It Works

During a recent beta release, WhatsApp has introduced Meta’s new AI-powered chat rooms to select mobile users. Recently at its Connect 2023 event, Meta announced that it was working on an “in-app assistant” for several platforms. The AI functions similarly to Bing Chat, allowing users to ask questions or engage in “light conversation.” Meta also … Read more

Turn Your iPhone’s ‘Action Button’ into a ChatGPT Voice Assistant, Forget Siri

OpenAI’s ChatGPT Voice feature is now available to all free users, enabling you to switch from using Siri as your main voice assistant on your iPhone, specifically on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Apple’s latest smartphones support configuring the new Action Button, replacing the Mute button that has been a feature since the … Read more

Elon Musk Announces Grok, the xAI Chatbot, Will Launch for X Premium+ Subscribers Next Week

After screenshots surfaced of xAI’s chatbot Grok appearing on X’s web app, Elon Musk, the owner of X, confirmed that Grok would be available to all of the company’s Premium+ subscribers sometime “next week.” Musk’s statements on delivery time frames have not always been reliable, but coding developments in X’s own app revealed that Grok … Read more

Tiny11: A Streamlined Version of Windows 11 23H2

A more compact version of Tiny11, the simplified iteration of Windows 11, has been released, based on the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop OS. The new Tiny11 2311 is built on Windows 11 23H2, featuring significant improvements and is now 20% smaller than its predecessor, the Tiny11 23H2 installation. The developer, NTDEV, has addressed previous … Read more

Mastodon Introduces New Feature to Address the Issue of ‘Reply Guys’

Mastodon’s latest update aims to address a common problem experienced by Twitter users: dealing with the nuisance of the “reply guys.” This colloquial term refers to men who frequently respond to women’s posts in an overly familiar manner, often resorting to “mansplaining,” tone policing, offering unsolicited advice, or gaslighting the original poster. The phenomenon of … Read more

Judge to Consider Competition Harm versus Google’s Gains in Search Antitrust Trial

The U.S. Justice Department concluded the evidentiary phase of its antitrust trial against Google a few weeks ago, and closing arguments are scheduled for May 2024. At the core of the trial lies a fundamental question: Can a dominant industry player engage in anticompetitive business practices legally, as long as those practices result in a … Read more

Windows 10 Expected to Introduce Copilot Sooner than Anticipated

Microsoft’s Copilot AI, previously exclusive to Windows 11, is anticipated to be introduced to Windows 10 in the near future, potentially benefiting desktop users sooner than expected. Copilot came to Windows 10 last week for testing among consumers, specifically for Windows 10 Home and non-business Pro editions. A recent clarification sheds light on the deployment … Read more

Lapse, the photo app that required users to invite friends, is losing momentum

Lapse, a photo-sharing app that utilized growth hacking to skyrocket to the top of the App Store earlier this year, is now showing signs of decline. The app initially surged in popularity by mandating users to invite their friends in order to gain access. This viral growth technique initially propelled the app to No. 1 … Read more