Here is the latest top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Apple is working on foldable iPhones and iPads: Report
According to unconfirmed reports, since several years Apple has been working on foldable iPhone and iPad prototypes. As per the rumours, Apple has created two clamshell-style foldable iPhone prototypes. However, Apple may not launch the foldable iPhone anytime soon, not at least before 2026. Some reports also claim that Apple might first launch foldable iPad before venturing into foldable iPhones. The foldable phone market will surely heat up if Apple does launch a foldable iPad and iPhone in future. The foldable phone market is currently dominated by Apple’s rival Samsung. However, it should be noted that these are just prototypes and not necessarily indicative of a final product. Hence Apple may decide to scrap the foldable design altogether.
Microsoft redesigns Copilot with new AI model
Microsoft’s AI powered chatbot Copilot has just got a big design update. According to Microsoft’s official blogpost, the new design has a much cleaner interface and a modern design for easier navigation and better understanding of responses. The new design also boasts ‘carousel of suggested prompts’ to help users discover new ways to interact with Copilot and explore its capabilities. Microsoft also made another big announcement that the Copilot will be powered by a new AI model called ‘Deucalion.’ The company claims that this new AI model will better results, particularly in areas like factual language understanding and creative text generation. This all-new Copilot will be launched for web as well as mobile version.
Meta’s Threads app may soon add bookmarking feature to save posts
Meta’s Threads app, which competes directly with Elon Musk’s X, is adding a bookmarking feature. This new feature will help Threads users to save their post for later viewing. The bookmarking feature will likely resemble Instagram’s version, with a button located next to the like, comment, and share buttons. The saved posts will be accessible from a dedicated “saved” section within the app settings. However, it must be noted that this feature is still in the testing phase and the permanent addition to the app will be done based on successful testing. Since its launch Threads has been adding new features in order to attract more users and compete efficiently with X.
Disney to invest $1.5 billion in Epic Games
Disney has just announced that it will be investing whopping $1.5 billion in Epic Games. This huge investment marks Disney’s biggest ever push in the gaming industry. Both companies said that this new investment will help in creating an entirely new universe of exciting games and entertainment. This universe will feature characters and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar and more. Users will be able to “watch, shop and engage with content” in various ways, suggesting interactive elements and potentially live experiences. Overall, this collaboration is an exciting news as it has the potential to redefine the gaming and entertainment industry.
OpenAI launches a new team to study child safety
ChatGPT’s parent company OpenAI has announced that it has launched a new team dedicated to child safety research. This new research team will study the potential risks and harms of large language models on children, including areas like misinformation, addiction, and manipulation. OpenAI said that the findings of these research team will help in mitigating these risks and ensure responsible use of AI tools by children. Over all, child safety is indeed one of the important concerns in the AI industry and this latest announcement by OpenAI is an important step in the child safety area.