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Anthropic launches Claude 3.5 Sonnet – its newest Generative AI model  

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Anthropic launches Claude 3.5 Sonnet – its newest Generative AI model  


Google and Amazon backed generative AI startup Anthropic on Thursday unveiled Claude 3.5 Sonnet. It is a multimodal AI model, analyzing both text and images as well as general text. The company claims that this is its most powerful generative AI model till date and has supposedly even managed to outperform OpenAI’s GPT-4o in some key benchmarks. However, this claim has not been publicly verified. If reports are to be believed, then it can not only solve complex math problems but also write & debug codes. Claude 3.5 Sonnet is directly available on Anthropic’s official website as well as Amazon Bedrock and Google Cloud’s vertex AI. 


SpaceX launches Starlink Mini that can fit into your Backpack  


SpaceX on Thursday launched Starlink Mini for select customers in the US. It is a portable version of its regular satellite internet product. The size of this portable internet product is small enough to fit into your backpack. However, there is a catch. Starlink Mini currently comes at price tag of $599, which is more expensive than SpaceX’s standard satellite internet product. However, rumors about price reduction is swirling across the media and even Elon Musk has hinted about it. SpaceX hasn’t given any exact timeline for its full-fledge launch. Overall, Starlink Mini could prove to be a good buy for anyone who is constantly on move but needs hi-speed internet.  


You can now play ‘Instagram Live’ only to your close friends  

Instagram is rolling out a new feature that will help further in improving their users’ privacy. Starting from today, users can restrict ‘Instagram live’ only to their close friends and followers. You can add up to three people to your Instagram live feed where you and your close friends can plan trips, enjoy casual chat or simply catch up. Overall, this feature is likely to be welcomed by Instagram users as it gives them more control over who will watch their live feed. Due to users heavy tilt towards privacy, Instagram has already given the users the choice to restrict even their posts and reels to close friends and followers.  


YouTube is cracking down on sneaky ways to access cheap premium plans  

YouTube has decided to take stern action against users using unfair methods like using VPN to access cheap premium plans in other countries. This has come to light after several users took to Reddit to vent their frustration after their premium plans were cancelled for using VPN to buy cheap premium plans outside their designated countries. According to TechCruch, YouTube has apparently found a way to detect when the user is providing false information about their signup country. In such a case, YouTube’s system prompts the concerned user to update his or her billing information. This crackdown has come barely a year after the Google owned streaming giant increased the price of premium subscription for the US subscribers.      


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