Mar 23

Mozilla Launches Startup To Home In On 'Trustworthy Ai'

  • Mozilla launched an AI-focused startup, called, intended to work toward building an independent, trustworthy, open-source AI ecosystem.
  • Mark Surman, Mozilla's executive president shared that he and Mozilla had met with people who want to develop AI that prioritizes transparency, accountability, human agency and the interests of users -- in contrast, he said, with the approach being embraced by other tech companies.


Mar 23

MacRumors Reviews Nothing Launches $149 Ear (2) Wireless Earbuds

  • Nothing today announced the launch of its second-generation wireless earbuds, the Nothing Ear (2), which offer many of the same features as Apple's AirPods Pro 2 at a lower price point.
  • MacRumors' went hands-on with the Ear (2) earbuds to see whether they're a viable alternative to the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 for those who want to save some cash.
  • The Nothing Ear (2) earbuds are priced at $149, and they are available for purchase from the Nothing website starting today.

Mar 23

Windows 11 Adds New USB4 Settings Page To Help Manage Peripherals

  • Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23419 is now available through the Dev Channel.
  • The build includes a new USB4 hubs and devices Settings page and a new developer tool for collecting live kernel memory dumps.
  • Microsoft recently announced major changes to the Dev Channel for Insiders.

Mar 23

Microsoft Loop Is A Notion Competitor With Futuristic Office Documents

  • Microsoft is now letting anyone preview Microsoft Loop, a collaborative hub offering a new way of working across Office apps and managing tasks and projects.
  • Loop includes workspaces and pages where you can import and organize tasks, projects, and documents.
  • But what sets the two apart is Loop’s shareable components that let you turn any page into a real-time block of content that can be pasted into Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Word on the web, and Whiteboard.

Mar 23

OnePlus 11 Is Getting A New Color Where Every Phone Is Unique

  • OnePlus is preparing a new variant of the OnePlus 11 with a color and material where every phone sold will be a little bit different.
  • In leaked images of the phone, shows a gold frame and the almost wood-grain-looking pattern on the back.
  • It certainly is a unique look, and the two variants pictured are indeed quite different from one another.
  • It’s not clear what material OnePlus is going for here, but one possibility is marble.

Mar 23

Beethoven Suffered From Hepatitis B Infection That Contributed To His Death

  • Genetic analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven's hair has provided new clues into the cause of the great composer's death in 1827 -- as well as evidence of a family scandal.
  • The analysis revealed that Beethoven Suffered From A Hepatitis B Infection That Could Have Contributed To His Death from liver disease.
  • Researchers found DNA evidence of hepatitis B virus in a lock of hair taken from Beethoven's body shortly after his death in 1827.

Mar 23

OpenAI Tech Gives Microsoft's Bing A Boost In Search Battle With Google

  • The integration of OpenAI's technology into Microsoft-owned Bing has driven people to the little-used search engine and helped it compete better with market leader Google in page visits growth.
  • Page visits on Bing have risen 15.8% since Microsoft Corp unveiled its artificial intelligence-powered version on Feb. 7, compared with a near 1% decline for the Alphabet Inc-owned search engine, data till March 20 showed.

Mar 23

Ford Is About To Tell Investors How Much Is The Transition To EVs Costing

  • Ford will begin reporting its financial results by business unit, instead of by region, and will release revised results that will show how the new business units would have performed in 2021 and 2022.
  • The changes amount to the most detailed look yet by any legacy automaker into the finances behind the EV business.
  • Wall Street is taking a wait-and-see approach to the changes, but is expecting significant EV unit losses.

Mar 23

Fed Delivers Small Rate Increase, Says 'Some Additional' Tightening Possible

  • The Fed raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, but indicated it was on the verge of pausing further increases in borrowing costs amid recent turmoil in financial markets.
  • The move set the U.S. central bank's benchmark overnight interest rate in the 4.75%-5.00% range, with updated projections showing 10 of 18 Fed policymakers still expect rates to rise another quarter of a percentage point by the end of 2023.

Mar 23

Amazon One Is Coming To Panera

  • Panera announced a new partnership with Amazon to integrate the tech company’s Amazon One biometric palm scanning services into the fast casual restaurant’s loyalty rewards program.
  • After linking one’s MyPanera account to Amazon One, customers reportedly will be able to pay for meals, receive menu recommendations based on preferences, and earn rewards points without any physical card requirements.