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Windows Copilot will soon allow you to edit photos, shop instantly, and more

March 1, 2024

Via: Techradar

Ever since its reveal and launch, Microsoft Copilot has been getting a steady stream of features and an upcoming update will add even more. The latest update, detailed in the official Windows blog, will arrive in late March 2024 and […]


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White House urges developers to avoid C and C++, use ‘memory-safe’ programming languages

February 28, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

The government would prefer it if you stopped programming tools in C or C++. In a new report, the White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) has called on developers to use “memory-safe programming languages,” a category which […]


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White House urges developers to dump C and C++

February 27, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

US President Joe Biden’s administration wants software developers to use memory-safe programming languages and ditch vulnerable ones like C and C++. The White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD), in a report released Monday, called on developers to […]


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Automated legacy code optimization: Gen AI toolbox for cleaner code

February 26, 2024

Via: Big Data Analytics News

The rise of Generative AI models like Large Language Models (LLMs) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) is offering a beacon of hope, automating optimization and creating cleaner code. Let’s delve into the roles of LLMs and NLPs in this code […]


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Nvidia publishes new security driver updates for Windows 7, 8, and older Kelper GPUs

February 23, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

Nvidia has published two new graphics card driver updates — on top of the new 551.61 driver update launched yesterday with the Nvidia App — addressing major security flaws in its older GPU drivers. We don’t know what security flaws […]


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OpenAI’s new Sora text-to-video model can make shockingly realistic content

February 16, 2024

Via: TechRadar

OpenAI breaks new ground as the AI giant has revealed its first text-to-video model called Sora, capable of creating shockingly realistic content. We’ve been wondering when the company was finally going to release its own video engine as so many […]


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Gemini 1.5 is Google’s next-gen AI model — and it’s already almost ready

February 15, 2024

Via: The Verge

Barely two months after launching Gemini, the large language model Google hopes will bring it to the top of the AI industry, the company is already announcing its successor. Google is launching Gemini 1.5 today and making it available to […]


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Visual Studio adds AI-generated Git commits, previews AI chat

February 15, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has made Visual Studio 2022 17.9 generally available, and introduced a preview of Visual Studio 2022 17.10. Visual Studio 17.9 adds AI-generated Git commits and enhances extensibility, while Visual Studio 17.10 brings AI-powered chat into the IDE. Announced February […]


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Chromium developers are working on a browser API for micropayments

February 14, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Software engineer Alexander Surkov recently proposed a new addition to the Chromium source code, the layout engine on which many modern browsers are based. The programmer aims to implement the Web Monetization specifications, providing Chrome and many other free browsers […]


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Intel discloses 34 security holes in firmware and software — Thunderbolt, XTU, chipset drivers, and more

February 14, 2024

Via: Tom's Hardware

Intel has disclosed a whopping 34 security vulnerabilities, contained within 32 pieces of software and two kinds of firmware. The 32 software security bugs broadly impact drivers for chipsets, Wi-Fi, and other components, and also include applications such as XTU, […]


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Nvidia launches a chatbot that can run on your PC’s GeForce RTX GPU

February 13, 2024

Via: TechSpot

You can also feed it videos from the web, including clips from YouTube. Simply plug in the URL of the source video, then ask the chatbot any question related to the content in the video. As the name suggests, retrieval-augmented […]


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10 ways generative AI will transform software development

February 12, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Coding in the ’90s usually meant selecting an editor, checking code into CVS or SVN code repositories, and then compiling code into executables. Integrated development environments (IDEs) like Eclipse and Visual Studio improved productivity by including coding, development, documentation, building, […]


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Choosing between public and private LLMs

February 12, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Large language models (LLMs) continue to command a blazing bright spotlight, as the debut of ChatGPT captured the world’s imagination and made generative AI the most widely discussed technology in recent memory (apologies, metaverse). ChatGPT catapulted public LLMs onto the […]


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Go language hits top 10 in the Tiobe index

February 12, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Google’s Go language, or golang, has reached its highest position ever in the Tiobe language popularity index. The language, now in the eighth ranked position for language popularity, has been on the rise for several years. Go, which is probably […]


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Google Bard is now Google Gemini

February 8, 2024

Via: Mashable

Say goodbye to Google Bard, and say hello to Google Gemini. On Thursday, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company will be rebranding its AI model Bard as Gemini. The company launched Gemini late last year, calling it […]


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Microsoft is bringing Linux’s sudo command to Windows 11

February 8, 2024

Via: The Verge

Windows 11 will soon have a built-in sudo command designed for developers. Sudo, short for “superuser do,” is widely used on Unix-based operating systems like Linux and macOS to run programs with higher security privileges or as another user. It’s […]


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Microsoft Store now lets you instantly try games without downloading them – and it might mean I finally use it

February 8, 2024

Via: Techradar

The Microsoft Store in Windows 11 is about to get a handy new feature that lets you try games without having to download and install them – but will this innovative feature make the unloved app store more popular? The […]


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Apple working on a new AI-powered editing tool and you can try out the demo now

February 8, 2024

Via: Techradar

Apple says it plans on introducing generative AI features to iPhones later this year. It’s unknown what they are, however, a recently published research paper indicates one of them may be a new type of editing software that can alter […]


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New service from Mozilla wants to protect you from data brokers

February 7, 2024

Via: Mashable

Have you ever googled yourself and found a slew of results from “people finder” websites with your personal data? These data brokers often profit from selling your information, which can include everything from your social media profiles to your real-world […]


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Go language fixes for loop issue

February 7, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Google’s Go (golang) language has reached version 1.22, bringing changes to for loops including a resolution to problem that risked the accidental sharing of loop variables. Released February 6, Go 1.22 can be downloaded and installed from go.dev. Release notes […]