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New HomePod from Apple has better sound and intelligence

Apple has revived the larger HomePod with a second-generation model that boasts improved sound quality in addition to improved intelligence and computing abilities. Pre-orders for the new HomePod, which has a suggested retail price of $299, are now open. On February 3, in-store sales and shipping will start in the …

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The most recent Atlas video from Boston Dynamics shows a robot that can now grab and throw objects

The most recent Atlas humanoid robot demo was just released by Boston Dynamics. The robot’s feet allowed it to traverse rough terrain while running and jumping. Now, the robot actually has hands. The robot is given new life by these simple grippers. The Atlas suddenly transforms from a quick pack …

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Salesforce’s perception of WFH is muddled by a supposed Slack statement from Benioff

According to a report from CNBC on Friday, Marc Benioff complained about the lack of productivity among newer employees on the company’s Slack channel. He questioned whether working from home since COVID, a lack of training, and a lack of the sharing of tribal knowledge that used to be a …

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The Lensa AI App Is Not Technically Stealing Artists’ Work, But It Will Significantly Change The Art World, nevertheless.

After adding a function that enables users to create gorgeous digital portraits of yourself in modern art styles, the Lensa photo and video editing software has gained social media notoriety in recent weeks. For a little cost and the effort of uploading 10 to 20 different pictures of oneself, it …

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NSA says Chinese hackers are exploiting a zero-day bug in popular networking gear

The U.S. National Security Agency has issued a warning that hackers supported by the Chinese government are using two widely used Citrix networking products’ zero-day vulnerabilities to break into targeted networks. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022-27518, affects the widely used remote access tool Citrix Gateway as well as the application …

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