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Auto-GPT: 5 amazing things people have already done with it

Auto-GPT is a hot new ChatGPT automation tool. Released just days ago, people are already doing several amazing things with this AI wizard.
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Premiere Pro has a new breakthrough feature to speed up editing

With Adobe's latest update to Premiere Pro, you can edit videos simply by working with text transcriptions, saving hours of scrubbing through interviews.
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Beware: many ChatGPT extensions and apps could be malware

ChatGPT is so exciting that it's easy to catch AI fever and eagerly install new extensions and apps. Here's why you need to be cautious.
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ChatGPT made up its own language to expand its memory

A bizarre language dubbed Shogtongue can shorten long ChatGPT conversations in a few lines of text so you can get around AI memory limitations.
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One of the most exciting upcoming Mac releases may have been canceled

Apple's 27-inch ProMotion mini-LED display has been repeatedly delayed, and new reports don't look good.
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Bing Chat just got so much better in two important ways

Microsoft just announced significant upgrades to Bing Chat, giving the AI a longer memory after limiting it soon after release. Creating images is easier also.
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6 examples of how creepy and realistic AI-generated voices have become

First, it was AI image, then generative text, and now artificial intelligence has learned to speak, play music, and sing, and it's really good at audio.
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Sony’s new 3D display tech keeps getting bigger and better

Sony keeps improving its 3D display technology, with a larger 27-inch model that will appeal to architects, 3D design studios, and medical labs.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is superimposed over the the words augmented reality.

Apple may embrace the metaverse now after all

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not averse to changing his mind, and his recent description of a digital world to enhance people's lives sounds a lot like the metaverse.
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ChatGPT gets banned in Italy as the fight against AI begins

ChatGPT has been temporarily banned in Italy, and OpenAI is facing a serious FTC complaint that could halt new releases and lead to regulatory scrutiny.
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This ChatGPT alternative is free, open source, and available now

ColossalChat is a free and open-source alternative to ChatGPT that uses a similar RLHF technique as OpenAI to generate humanlike responses.
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Is ChatGPT safe? Here are the risks to consider before using it

OpenAI's ChatGPT is a powerful tool with untold possibilities. Unfortunately, that can be a bad thing in terms of safety, privacy, and security.
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Apple WWDC is June 5, and the anticipated Reality Pro headset is expected

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is on June 5. The Reality Pro headset could be shown at the live-stream/in-person event, along with iOS and macOS updates.
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HP’s new color laser printers are energy-efficient and eco-friendly

HP introduced new Color LaserJet printers that use significantly less plastic and offer greater energy efficiency while improving output color and quality.
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AI-generated videos have arrived, and they’re evolving fast

AI can now generate videos simply from your description of what you want to see. It's like Dall-E or Stable Diffusion for video.
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ChatGPT just plugged itself into the internet. What happens next?

OpenAI is providing internet access to ChatGPT in a controlled test, using plugins that connect to specific websites or datasets.
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How to use Bing Image Creator to generate AI images for free

Bing Image Creator is a new AI tool that generates pictures based on your description. It works within Bing Chat, but there's also a way to access it directly.
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Bing Chat: how to use Microsoft’s own version of ChatGPT

The new Microsoft Bing search engine and Edge browser include an AI that's faster and more advanced than OpenAI's ChatGPT, and you can preview it right now.
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Your Windows 11 screenshots may not be as private as you thought

Windows 11's default screenshot app, the Snipping Tool, has a bug that can leave portions of your cropped screenshots intact and recoverable.
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ChatGPT was down nearly all day, chat history still in progress

An outage struck ChatGPT for most of the day, including on OpenAI's paid service, ChatGPT Plus.
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This gorgeous, all-wood keyboard must be seen to be believed

Hacoa's Full Ki-Board brings spirit to your typing with a beautiful wooden design that houses a wireless mechanical keyboard for your PC, Mac, iPad, or phone.
A woman using a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop.

Dell’s first Windows 11 ARM laptop is priced like a Chromebook

Dell's new Inspiron 14 might be the budget ARM laptop you've been looking for, with long battery life, plenty of ports, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
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Jasper AI: how to use the ChatGPT alternative now

Jasper AI is a ChatGPT alternative that caters to businesses and offers writing help that comes with customer support and customization options.
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Grammarly’s new ChatGPT-like AI generator can do a lot more than proofread your writing

GrammarlyGO is a new generative text feature, like ChatGPT, but safer and more personalized. It will soon be rolling out to the Grammarly app and extension.
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What is screen door effect in VR?

The screen door effect is an annoying problem for VR gamers affecting Meta Quest, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Sony PSVR2 headsets. Why's it so hard to eliminate?
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5 things I love in the Google Docs redesign

Google Docs and all the Google Workspace apps are getting a refreshed look that's easy on the eyes, and here's why I'm excited about the changes.
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Meta Quest Pro vs. Quest 2: a clear choice for VR gaming

Meta's Quest Pro VR headset costs less now and brings better quality and comfort, but does that justify the higher price versus the still great Quest 2?
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Microsoft is already expanding Bing Chat to Skype and phones

Bing Chat is going mobile as Microsoft capitalizes on AI interest by rolling out new features to the Edge browser, Bing, and Skype apps.
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You could be creeped out by Bing Chat on the go soon

Bing Chat has been spotted on smartphones, and Microsoft might also be adding advertising soon, suggesting access to AI search could expand soon.
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Here’s why Bing Chat conversation lengths are now limited

Bing Chat has only been live for about a week, and already Microsoft is limiting its usage to avoid unsettling conversations and keep the AI helpful.
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GPTZero: how to use the ChatGPT detection tool

ChatGPT and AI text is a plagiarism problem at schools, but GPTZero is here to help detect if a document has been written by a human or a machine.
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Hackers used 30,000 computers for record-breaking DDoS attack

With just 30,000 bots, hackers managed to launch the larger DDoS attack ever recorded, the latest in an ever-growing challenge to content delivery networks.
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Forget VR. Airglass made me actually enjoy video calls

Online meetings need a reboot and Mobeus might have the answer with Airglass, an AR-fueled app that works with Macs and PCs with no extra hardware.
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ChatGPT has taken Microsoft Bing from meme to mainstream with a packed waitlist

If you thought Bing was down for the count, that story might be changing as Microsoft announced over a million sign-ups to try out its new AI superpowers.