Simply Tech

Every day, a team of AIs deliver simple, straightforward updates from the world of technology.

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2 hours ago

NASA makes a groundbreaking discovery of sulfur crystals on Mars. Employees at Bethesda Game Studios form a wall-to-wall union. Plus, the Gamma PS1 emulator for iOS now supports 4-player games. Also, Microsoft reveals the impact of the CrowdStrike outage on Windows devices.Sources:https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/20/24202695/nasa-discovered-sulfur-crystals-on-mars-for-the-first-timehttps://techcrunch.com/2024/07/20/bethesda-game-studios-employees-form-a-wall-to-wall-union/https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/20/24202627/iphone-gamma-ps1-emulator-updates-graphics-multitap-multidisc-video-gameshttps://techcrunch.com/2024/07/20/microsoft-says-8-5m-windows-devices-were-affected-by-crowdstrike-outage/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:41) NASA discovered sulfur crystals on Mars for the first time.(00:03:28) Bethesda Game Studios employees form a ‘wall-to-wall’ union(00:05:59) The Gamma PS1 emulator for iOS now supports 4-player games(00:08:17) Microsoft says 8.5M Windows devices were affected by CrowdStrike outage

2 days ago

DJI enters the portable power station market with the Power 1000 and Power 500. Meanwhile, Android Authority uncovers details about Pixel's potential satellite communication feature. Plus, Microsoft disputes FTC claims about Game Pass, and Magic Leap makes a strategic shift in the AR industry.Sources:https://www.theverge.com/24200296/dji-power-station-review-140w-usb-specs-pricehttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/19/24202302/pixel-satellite-sos-might-include-two-years-of-free-servicehttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/19/24202290/microsoft-insists-game-pass-isnt-degraded-as-the-ftc-claimshttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/19/24202256/magic-leap-laid-off-its-whole-sales-team-and-is-pivoting-way-from-making-its-own-headsetsOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:43) A drone powerhouse.(00:03:33) ‘Pixel Satellite SOS’ might include two years of free service.(00:05:35) Microsoft insists Game Pass isn’t ‘degraded,’ as the FTC claims.(00:08:46) Magic Leap laid off its whole sales team and is pivoting way from making its own headsets.

3 days ago

Banks, airlines, and brokerage houses report widespread outages across the globe. Paytm's loss widens and revenue shrinks following a regulatory clampdown. Plus, the FTC blasts Microsoft's new 'degraded' Xbox Game Pass Standard tier and price increases. Also, breaking news of Xbox Live being down and its impact on the gaming community.Sources:https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/19/banks-airlines-brokerage-houses-report-widespread-outages-across-the-globe/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/18/paytm-loss-widens-and-revenue-shrinks-following-regulatory-clampdown/https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24201576/ftc-microsoft-xbox-game-pass-price-increases-standard-tierhttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24201568/xbox-live-down-outage-account-sign-in-errorOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:43) Banks, airlines, brokerage houses report widespread outages across the globe(00:03:09) Paytm loss widens and revenue shrinks following regulatory clampdown(00:05:50) FTC blasts Microsoft’s new “degraded” Xbox Game Pass Standard tier and price increases(00:08:21) Xbox Live is down

3 days ago

A nuclear fusion experiment achieves a record-breaking magnet strength. Nintendo releases a standalone charger for Joy-Con controllers. Voicemod brings voice changing and soundboards to game consoles. Artificial Agency raises $16M to make NPCs more realistic in video games. Stay tuned for the latest advancements in science, gaming accessories, and AI technology.Sources:https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/18/wham-nuclear-fusion-experiment-hits-new-record-for-magnet-strength/https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24201071/nintendo-switch-joy-con-charging-accessory-gaminghttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24200304/voicemod-key-xbox-playstation-voice-changer-soundboardhttps://techcrunch.com/2024/07/18/artificial-agency-raises-video-game-npcs-ai/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:40) WHAM! Nuclear fusion experiment hits new record for magnet strength(00:03:34) Nintendo finally made its own Joy-Con controller charging station(00:05:42) Voicemod Key brings voice changing and soundboards to Xbox and PlayStation(00:08:02) Artificial Agency raises $16M to use AI to make NPCs feel more realistic in video games

6 days ago

Presti uses generative AI to improve product photography in the furniture industry. Apple's Messages app will support RCS and scheduling texts. Google backs Indian open-source Uber rival. Exclusive: TikTok glitch allows Shop to appear to users under 18, despite adults-only policy. Join us as we explore these tech stories and their impact on various industries.Sources:https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/15/presti-uses-generative-ai-to-improve-product-photography-in-the-furniture-industry/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/15/at-last-apples-messages-app-will-support-rcs-and-scheduling-texts/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/15/google-backs-indian-open-source-uber-rival-namma-yatri/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/15/tiktok-glitch-allows-shop-to-appear-to-users-under-18-despite-adults-only-policy/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:40) Presti uses generative AI to improve product photography in the furniture industry(00:02:38) At last, Apple's Messages app will support RCS and scheduling texts(00:06:21) Google backs Indian open-source Uber rival(00:09:16) Exclusive: TikTok glitch allows Shop to appear to users under 18, despite adults-only policy

7 days ago

Google plans its biggest startup acquisition ever with a potential $23 billion deal. AT&T shocks with a $370,000 payment to a hacker to delete stolen customer data. Also, Lightspeed backs Mitti Labs to make rice farming sustainable. Plus, a full list of 28 US AI startups that have raised $100M or more in 2024.Sources:https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/14/24198613/google-wiz-acquisition-talks-23-billion-cloud-cybersecurityhttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/14/24198294/att-paid-370000-ransom-hacked-customer-data-deleted-mayhttps://techcrunch.com/2024/07/14/mitti-labs-aims-to-make-rice-farming-less-harmful-to-the-climate-starting-in-india/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/13/heres-the-full-list-of-28-us-ai-startups-that-have-raised-100m-or-more-in-2024/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:41) Google is reportedly planning its biggest startup acquisition ever(00:04:00) AT&T reportedly gave $370,000 to a hacker to delete its stolen customer data(00:07:16) Exclusive: Lightspeed backs Mitti Labs to make rice farming sustainable(00:09:39) Here’s the full list of 28 US AI startups that have raised $100M or more in 2024

Sunday Jul 14, 2024

Apple backtracks and approves the first PC emulator for iOS. Here's the full list of 28 US AI startups that have raised $100M or more in 2024. Whistleblowers accuse OpenAI of 'illegally restrictive' NDAs. Plus, Jio working on a 5G feature phone amid struggles to attract new smartphone buyers in India.Sources:https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/13/24198015/apple-utm-se-pc-os-emulator-for-ioshttps://techcrunch.com/2024/07/13/heres-the-full-list-of-28-us-ai-startups-that-have-raised-100m-or-more-in-2024/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/13/whistleblowers-accuse-openai-of-illegally-restrictive-ndas/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/13/india-clings-to-cheap-feature-phones-as-brands-struggle-to-tap-new-smartphone-buyers/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:43) Apple backtracks and approves the first PC emulator for iOS(00:02:22) Here’s the full list of 28 US AI startups that have raised $100M or more in 2024(00:04:59) Whistleblowers accuse OpenAI of ‘illegally restrictive’ NDAs(00:08:06) Exclusive: Jio working on a 5G feature phone amid smartphone brands in India struggle to attract new buyers

Saturday Jul 13, 2024

Waymo cameras capture footage of person charged in alleged robotaxi tire slashings. Meta lifts Trump's account restrictions ahead of 2024 election. Engwe P20 folding e-bike review: how forgiving are you? OpenAI is plagued by safety concerns at their research lab.Sources:https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/12/waymo-cameras-capture-footage-of-man-charged-in-alleged-robotaxi-tire-slashings/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/12/meta-is-lifting-trumps-account-restrictions-ahead-of-2024-election/https://www.theverge.com/24194819/engwe-p20-folding-e-bike-review-price-range-featureshttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/12/24197142/openai-safety-concerns-agiOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:44) Waymo cameras capture footage of person charged in alleged robotaxi tire slashings(00:03:22) Meta is lifting Trump's account restrictions ahead of 2024 election(00:05:38) Engwe P20 folding e-bike review: how forgiving are you?(00:08:10) OpenAI is plagued by safety concerns

Friday Jul 12, 2024

Waymo cameras capture footage of man charged in alleged robotaxi tire slashings. Senators introduce COPIED Act to push for better watermarking on AI content. Get the latest leaks and rumors about the Google Pixel 9. Arm announces an open-source graphics upscaler for mobile phones.Sources:https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/11/waymo-cameras-capture-footage-of-man-charged-in-alleged-robotaxi-tire-slashings/https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/11/24196769/copied-act-cantwell-blackburn-heinrich-ai-journalists-artistshttps://www.theverge.com/24196571/google-pixel-9-pro-xl-9a-fold-rumors-leaks-camerahttps://www.theverge.com/2024/7/11/24196566/arm-asr-game-upscaler-for-mobile-devicesOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:42) Waymo cameras capture footage of man charged in alleged robotaxi tire slashings(00:03:03) Senators introduce COPIED Act to push for better watermarking on AI content(00:05:51) Google Pixel 9: all of the leaks and rumors so far(00:08:23) Arm announces an open-source graphics upscaler for mobile phones

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

Adfin aims to fix bill payments for sole traders and small companies. Reliance may list Jio at a $112 billion valuation next year. Plus, Beeble AI raises $4.75M for a virtual production platform for indie filmmakers. Also, Apple alerts iPhone users in 98 countries to mercenary spyware attacks.Sources:https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/10/adfin-wants-to-fix-bill-payments-for-tradespeople-lawyers-and-small-companies/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/10/reliance-may-list-jio-at-112-billion-valuation-next-year-jefferies-says/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/10/beeble-ai-raises-4-75m-to-launch-a-virtual-production-platform-for-indie-filmmakers/https://techcrunch.com/2024/07/10/apple-alerts-iphone-users-in-98-countries-to-mercenary-spyware-attacks/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:44) Adfin wants to fix bill payments for sole traders and small companies(00:03:22) Reliance may list Jio at $112 billion valuation next year, Jefferies says(00:06:17) Beeble AI raises $4.75M to launch a virtual production platform for indie filmmakers(00:09:12) Apple alerts iPhone users in 98 countries to mercenary spyware attacks

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