Microsoft’s Edge web browser gets ChatGPT-like features

Similar to the updates coming to Bing, an A.I. chatbot is available in a sidebar in Edge and includes two functionalities at launch: chat and compose. Image Credits: Microsoft event photo via TechCrunch These can be combined to help users do things like summarize lengthy web content, run comparisons, or even create content, in some […]

‘Tracers in the Dark’ shows how cops go after crypto-criminals

“That was the only path through this darkness,” says U.S. prosecutor Zia Faruqui. “The darker the darknet gets, the way that you shine the light is following the money.” At the time, most people who used Bitcoin believed it to be anonymous, an untraceable payment method, akin to using unmarked cash bills. “Oh, shit,” Gambaryan […]

OpenAI’s ‘next-generation’ AI model is behind Microsoft’s new search

The new AI is unnamed for now, only described in a blog post as following: …A new, next-generation OpenAI large language model that is more powerful than ChatGPT and customized specifically for search. It takes key learnings and advancements from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5 – and it is even faster, more accurate and more capable. “Customized […]

TikTok is crushing YouTube in annual study of kids’ and teens’ app usage

This past year, the gulf between the two widened, it said, as kids in 2022 saw their average daily use of TikTok climb to a whopping 107 minutes, or 60% longer than the time they spent watching video content on YouTube (67 minutes). TikTok not only topped the average daily usage of other video apps, […]

Mercedes-Benz is bringing its new, all-electric eSprinter van to North America this year

Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that its long-anticipated and updated battery-electric eSprinter is finally coming to North America, with production set to begin in the second half of 2023 at its factory in Charleston, South Carolina. The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter — and its arrival to the United States and Canada — has been teased for months now. And […]

Zoom layoffs impact 15% of staff

After an unfathomable boom at the onset of the pandemic, Zoom has made the decision to cut 15% of its staff, or 1,300 people. “The uncertainty of the global economy, and its effect on our customers, means we need to take a hard – yet important – look inward to reset ourselves so we can […]