MEMBERS OF NETFLIX’S PREMIUM PLAN HAVE ACCESS TO NEW FEATURES

Thu 02 February 2023: The world’s largest streaming service, Netflix, has revealed new features that will be available to subscribers who are already on the Premium plan, decide to upgrade, or are signing up for the first time, at no additional cost. Two new features were released by the company: spatial audio and more download […]

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TIKTOK: CHINA’S MODERN-DAY APPLICATION OF ‘THE ART OF WAR’

Thu 02 February 2023: Written over 2,000 years ago, Chinese general and strategist Sun Tzu stated in The Art of War that “Subjugating the enemy’s army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence.” This ancient maxim still rings true today and is arguably being put into practise by present-day China. Beijing has been excelling in economic […]

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GOOGLE CHROME MAY SOON ALLOW USERS TO TRANSLATE TEXT WITHIN IMAGES

Wed 01 February 2023: Google Chrome is said to be working on a new method for easily translating text within images. According to Android Police, the information came from Chrome feature researcher Leopeva64. The new image translation tool is still in development and is not yet available in Chrome Beta or Canary. At the moment, […]

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WHATSAPP BRINGS LONGER GROUP SUBJECTS, INFORMATION FEATURE ON ANDROID BETA

Tue 31 January 2023: WhatsApp, a messaging app is introducing longer group subjects and descriptions on Android beta. According to WABetainfo, these updates will enable users to more accurately describe groups. The group subject’s character limit has been raised from 25 to 100 to give group administrators greater leeway when naming their groups. It will […]

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NEW FEATURE IN GOOGLE SEARCH NOW ALLOWS US CAR DEALERSHIPS TO DISPLAY VEHICLE INVENTORY

Mon 30 January 2023: Google is reportedly rolling out a new feature to enable car dealerships to add their vehicle inventory directly to search listings through Google My Business. The new update is being rolled out in the US currently. Although the feature is still in beta mode, it appears to be available to “any” US-based […]

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‘STOP THE HATE’: UN CHIEF CALLS FOR ACTIONS TO STOP ONLINE HATE SPEECH, EXTREMISM

Sun 29 January 2023: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the establishment of “guardrails” to prevent hate speech, extremism and misinformation. “The online world is one of the main reasons that hate speech, extreme ideologies and misinformation are disseminating so fast around the world,” said the UN chief, calling on all those involved to […]

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA COMES WITH SPECIAL DILEMMAS – PLUS THE USUAL RISKS

Sun 29 January 2023: When people think about artificial intelligence (AI), they may have visions of the future. But AI is already here. At its base, it is the recreation of aspects of human intelligence in computerised form. Like human intelligence, it has wide application. Voice-operated personal assistants like Siri, self-driving cars, and text and image generators all use AI. […]

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AI SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY GOOGLE PRODUCES MUSIC BASED ON TEXT DESCRIPTIONS

Sun 29 January 2023: A new AI system from Google called “MusicLM” can produce high-fidelity music in any genre from a text description. According to TechCrunch, the company is afraid of the risks and does not have any imminent plans to distribute it. Google isn’t the first to experiment with generative AI for songs; other […]

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