Canon’s new pro cameras have eye-controlled autofocus and stacked sensors

By: The Verge

Canon’s new EOS R5 Mark II and EOS R1 cameras both have better autofocus performance than their predecessors, with computations powered by a new Digic X processor. That includes a Digic Accelerator that is behind a new Dual Pixel Intelligent AF autofocus system capable of body, joint, and head area estimation, as well as focusing… Read more

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Nvidia, Apple, and others allegedly trained AI using 173,000 YouTube videos — professional creators frustrated by latest AI training scandal: Report

By: Tom's Hardware

(Image credit: YouTube) Some of the world’s wealthiest companies, including Apple and Nvidia, are among countless parties who allegedly trained their AI using scraped YouTube videos as training data.  The YouTube transcripts were reportedly accumulated through means that violate YouTube’s Terms of Service and have some creators seeing red. The news was first discovered in… Read more

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Cadillac is giving its gas-powered Escalade an EV glow-up

By: The Verge

The Cadillac Escalade IQ, the electric version of the automaker’s yacht-sized luxury SUV, won’t be out until later this year, so in the meantime, the automaker is hoping to whet appetites by giving the gas-powered version an EV makeover. Starting the front grille, the new 2025 Escalade will have new vertically positioned headlights inspired by… Read more

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Microsoft’s Designer app arrives on iOS and Android with AI editing and creation

By: The Verge

Microsoft’s AI-powered Designer app is coming out of preview today for both iOS and Android users. Microsoft Designer lets you use templates to create custom images, stickers, greeting cards, invitations, and more. Designer can also use AI to edit images and restyle them or create collages of images. Originally available on the web or through… Read more

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The UK will start feeding lab-grown meat to pets this year

By: The Verge

The UK is now the first European country to green-light the sale of lab-grown meat, but with pets instead of human consumers as its first guinea pigs. The UK’s Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs granted London-based startup Meatly regulatory approval to produce lab-grown pet food, which… Read more

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Noctua NH-D15 G2 Review – Big Performance, Bigger Price

By: Tech Power Up

1 Packaging & Contents » Introduction A big thank you to Noctua for supplying the review sample. With a reputation built on outstanding performance, exceptional quality, and ultra-low noise levels, Noctua remains a premier manufacturer of air-cooling products. Much like the towering Mount Everest, they continue to serve as the benchmark to which all others are… Read more

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Nintendo’s mystery title Emio is a detective game

By: The Verge

On a random Wednesday in July, Nintendo asked “#WhoIsEmio?” and accompanied the question with a cryptic and creepy 15-second teaser. Now, with an official announcement and a new listing on the Nintendo eShop, we know. Emio, known as Smiling Man in the Japanese version, is not a new horror project but, rather, the latest entry… Read more

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The next No Man’s Sky update makes planets feel more real

By: The Verge

The developers of No Man’s Sky have announced their next update, which is dubbed Worlds Part I. According to Hello Games founder Sean Murray, this update will be one of the game’s prettiest yet, literally changing the way players see the universe. “In No Man’s Sky, what you see on screen is generated by the computer,”… Read more

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U.S. planning ‘draconian’ sanctions against China’s semiconductor industry: Report

By: Tom's Hardware

The U.S. government is considering implementing more severe restrictions on China’s access to advanced chip making tools, which some of the country’s allies reportedly call ‘draconian,’ reports Bloomberg. Key proposals include applying the Foreign Direct Product Rule (FDPR), pressuring allies to limit service and repair of equipment in China, and broadening the unverified list requiring licenses… Read more

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The next No Man’s Sky update makes planets feel more real

By: The Verge

The developers on No Man’s Sky have announced their next update, which is dubbed Worlds Part I. And according to Hello Games founder Sean Murray, this update will be one of the game’s prettiest yet, literally changing the way players see the universe. “In No Man’s Sky, what you see on screen is generated by the… Read more

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Nintendo’s speedrunning collection made me see NES classics in a new way

By: The Verge

There are few things I know better than Super Mario Bros. 3. Over the last few decades, I’ve replayed the game across basically every Nintendo platform, exploring its levels over and over, searching out each and every secret. But there’s one thing I never paid attention to: the timer. I’ve always taken a slow, methodical… Read more

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The Biden administration wants to find more sustainable construction materials

By: The Verge

The Biden administration announced $160 million in grants to projects meant to measure the climate impact of new-fangled construction materials. The grants cover a spectrum of potential alternatives from hemp-based products to bamboo, recycled steel, and more. Scientists and startups have proposed all sorts of new ways to cut down carbon dioxide emissions from building… Read more

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Mercedes-Benz’s 400kW EV chargers are coming to Starbucks

By: The Verge

Mercedes-Benz and Starbucks are teaming up to install fast electric vehicle chargers at 100 coffee-slinging locations on Interstate 5, which runs along the West Coast from Canada to Mexico. The new stations will be part of the German automaker’s $1 billion plan to build 2,000 new EV charging hubs across the globe. Its first station,… Read more

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New SCALE tool enables CUDA applications to run on AMD GPUs

By: Tom's Hardware

Spectral Compute has introduced SCALE, a new toolchain that allows CUDA programs to run directly on AMD GPUs without modifications to the code, reports Phoronix. SCALE can automatically compile existing CUDA code for AMD GPUs, which greatly simplifies transition of software originally developed for Nvidia hardware to other platforms without breaking any end user license agreements.   Spectral’s SCALE… Read more

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Despite being deployed on Copilot+ PCs — Windows 11 24H2 won’t be hitting x86 PCs until ‘later this year’

By: Tom's Hardware

If you didn’t know it by now, Windows 11 24H2 has already been deployed to the public. The only caveat is that it has only been deployed to Copilot+ PCs (namely Snapdragon X Elite laptops and 2-in-1s). Microsoft has confirmed that update 24H2 will not be making its way to x86 PCs anytime in the… Read more

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