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You don’t have to use Bing – Google Search has AI now, too

Google Search is about to get smarter and more helpful, surfacing details specific to your needs with generative AI to answer Microsoft's Bing Chat.
These are examples of images created with Adobe Firefly.

Google Bard can now create and edit images, courtesy of Adobe

Google and Adobe are partnering to bring Firefly's unique, licensed AI image creation and editing to Google's Bard AI text generator.
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How computer chips made of mushrooms could be the future

Future computer chips could be built on top of mushrooms, making a flexible circuit that is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
The Epson Workforce WF-110 printer.

How to set a default printer on Windows or Mac

Here's how to set a default printer on Windows and macOS to avoid the frustration and waste of sending a black-and-white document to your color photo printer.
Dall-E was an early AI leader but hands are not its thing.

5 things AI image generators still struggle with

Here are the five places AI reveals its flaws. If you use Dall-E, Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, or Bing Image Creator, be sure to mind these areas.
The lower screen of the Geminos X monitor is a touchscreen.

This stacked, vertical monitor setup revolutionized my workflow

The Geminos monitor provides dual screens, stacked vertically, that tilt and raise to boost productivity and improve comfort.
A grid showing avatars of fictional and historical personas available as chatbots from Forefront AI.

Why pay for GPT-4? This AI tool gives it to you for free, plus more

If you want to try out OpenAI's GPT-4 for free without a subscription, Forefront is testing a ChatGPT-like service that can also create images and use personas.
A MacBook Pro on a desk with ChatGPT's website showing on its display.

ChatGPT gets a private mode for secret AI chats. Here’s how to use it

Want to have a secret conversation with ChatGPT? Now you can, thanks to OpenAI's new privacy feature that keeps your chats hidden but not entirely private.
Stability AI's logo appears along with its mascot a stochastic parrot.

An open-source ChatGPT rival was just launched by the Stable Diffusion team

The company that created the popular AI image generator Stable Diffusion just announced an open-source AI chatbot to compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT.
A closeup of the gears in a watch mechanism.

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.
Adobe Premiere Pro's automatic transcription lets you name speakers.

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.
OpenAI's ChatGPT blog post is open on a computer monitor, taken from a high angle.

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.
A laptop opened to the ChatGPT website.

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.
Members of the press photograph an Apple Pro Display XDR at WWDC 2019.

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.
Bing Chat shown on a laptop.

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.
An audio editing tool is shown distorted and with binary code overlaid.

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.
Sony ELF-SR2 shown in use displaying a 3D image.

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.
OpenAI and ChatGPT logos are marked do not enter with a red circle and line symbol.

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.
A ColossalChat poem about ChatGPT appears on a MacBook screen.

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.
The marketing graphic for WWDC 2023.

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.
HP Color LaserJet 4302 FDW includes a scanner.

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.
Robot holding a video camera, generated by Bing.

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.
OpenAI's website open on a MacBook, showing ChatGPT plugins.

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.
Bing Image Creator generated a realistic, yet artistic image of a hand drawing a hand.

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.
Person sitting and using an HP computer with Windows 11.

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.
Close up of ChatGPT and OpenAI logo.

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.
Jasper AI's robot mascot stands on a desk by a computer.

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.
GrammarlyGO's Rewrite for Length feature is shown.

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.
A man stands outside wearing a VR headset holds a mesh screen.

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?
Google Workspace in Firefox on a Windows laptop.

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.
Playing a fitness game in VR with the Quest Pro.

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?