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This week has already seen a flood of new AI PCs being announced by various companies, and ASUS is right in the mix of it all with its upcoming Vivobook S 15. The new Vivobook will come packed with the Snapdragon X Elite processor, and will be ASUS’s first Copilot+ PC. The 15.6-inch Vivobook S 15 was announced... Read more...
Most people that enter a query into a search engine want to find a website with content authored by humans. This content is much more likely to be both relevant and coherent, in comparison to something computer-generated. Take, for example, one of our graphics card reviews. We write carefully-reasoned analysis of the... Read more...
HP announced its new class of next-generation AI PCs at Microsoft’s AI Vision Event. The tech company touts its latest laptops as being designed for the new AI era, and unleashing the “world’s longest battery life” in an ultra-mobile next-gen AI PC, while also being the “world’s thinnest.” HP was not shy in... Read more...
Even though Slack proudly touts its Slack AI feature as helpful time-savers, users are questioning how the software gets its job done. One user pointed out just how invasive Slack AI can be, using Slack’s own words. Slack, bought by Salesforce in 2021, advertises itself as an AI-powered platform for work which... Read more...
The Google Pixel 8a launched earlier this week to rave reviews, including from us here at HotHardware. With solid build quality, beautiful OLED display, incredible cameras, and the same processor as the flagship Pixels, snagging a Pixel 8a for under $500 is quite a deal. While the Pixel 8a builds on the foundation of its Pixel 7a predecessor, Read more...
In case you missed all the buzz earlier this week, OpenAI just revealed its next-generation AI model, known as GPT-4o. The "o" stands for "Omni", and it represents not the terrifying omniscience of the model but rather its capability to natively support multiple different types of input. This is quite novel; historically multimodality for Read more...
Google took the wraps off its latest Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), Trillium, at this year’s Google I/O conference. Trillium is custom silicon designed by Google do handle AI-specific tasks. According to the company, these sixth-generation accelerators “achieve an impressive 4.7X increase in peak compute performance... Read more...
Google unleashed a ton of announcements during the first day of its Google I/O 2024 event, with updates coming to Android making up just a few. Android announcements included updates to Google’s Circle to Search feature, a new on device assistant, and suspected scam alerts being delivered while on a call. As Apple... Read more...
It would be easy to assume based on the name "GPT-4o" that OpenAI's new model is merely an iteration on its previous work, and in the strictest sense, that's sort of true. If you look only at benchmarks, GPT-4o is an extremely minor improvement over OpenAI's previous work on GPT-4 Turbo. This release isn't about... Read more...
A new report states Apple is closing in on a deal with OpenAI to supercharge its iPhone with AI via ChatGPT. The upcoming AI features are expected to reach iPhones with the Cupertino-based company’s iOS 18 update. It is no secret that Apple has been hard at work preparing its jump to bring AI features to its... Read more...
Generative AI processing is highly complex, such that doing it in a performant fashion requires mountains of parallel processing power. This is the reason everyone's buying up expensive GeForce-adjacent GPUs for their datacenters, and why companies are focused on adding power-efficient NPUs to their SoCs. You can do... Read more...
It may seem hard to believe, but here we are well into 2024 and robotic applications are still having trouble grasping objects with the same dexterity as humans. Weren't we supposed to have flying cars and mastered time travel by now? While some of the ideas concocted in Hollywood haven't exactly panned out (yet)... Read more...
As AI continues to make its way into more avenues of life, bereaved loved ones are finding solace in AI-created voices and avatars in the likeness of a lost loved one. So much so that numerous AI start-ups are starting to cater to the needs of those left behind. When a loved one passes away, it can be extremely... Read more...
With AI becoming more powerful, seemingly by the day, many worry that it could be used by a government agency to keep track of them. Well, at least one AI facial recognition tool has been banned for use by police departments in the United States, as well as law enforcement agencies globally, to detect and identify... Read more...
Shares of NVDA and NVIDIA as a company is worth more money today than it ever has been, thanks to skyrocketing demand in Generative AI, and artificial intelligence in general. It produces the most powerful AI accelerators in the world, like the newly announced Blackwell "superchip," but what about all of those RTX... Read more...
What is "an AI"? Put simply, the way we use the term "AI" these days is a little misleading. It primarily describes neural networks, functionally black boxes into which you stuff data and then out comes other data, munged in (hopefully) the way you want. Neural networks aren't programs, though; they're not executable... Read more...
It appears Apple has been poaching Google's seasoned AI experts for its Zurich Vision Lab, a secretive Apple research facility in Switzerland. The snagging of one of its biggest competitor’s AI talent began back in 2018. The news stems from an analysis of LinkedIn profiles, which revealed that notable ex-Google... Read more...
Google's latest fan-favorite A-series device -- the Pixel 8a -- is only a month away from launch, but the rumor mill continues to drop new details on this highly-anticipated smartphone. A few supposed renders and promotional images of the device have leaked touting an "AI-mazing" Pixel camera, among other features. it appers Google is equipping Read more...
The results are in for Intel's first quarter earnings and while investors sent the stock sliding in after hours trading on a soft Q3 outlook, the chip maker remains confident in its position. We'll get to that in a moment, but first let's discuss how Intel fared in the first quarter, both overall and among its... Read more...
Adobe announced new updates to Photoshop along with a brand spanking new and buffed version of its Firefly Foundation Model, Firefly 3. The updates to Photoshop include an even more powerful Generative Fill feature, and new Generate Image capabilities. Content creators have been enjoying all the new toys that the... Read more...
Apple is banking on AI running on iPhones to get sales out of the doldrums, according to Bloomberg’s Marc Gurman. Gurman says that even though the market is growing, the iPhone will see a 10% decline in sales for the first three months of 2024. It’s because of this difficult business environment that Apple will be... Read more...
Following a brutal eight quarters of declining shipments, the PC market is back on the upswing, growing in the neighborhood of 3% in the first quarter of 2024, according the latest audit by the bean counters at Counterpoint Research. Not surprisingly, the long overdue return to growth comes on the heels of an... Read more...
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