MobileNews

Huawei says it’s running out of chips for its smartphones because of US sanctions

Huawei, the world’s biggest smartphone vendor, says it’s running out of processor chips because of US sanctions against the company, The Associated Press reported. And according to Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, as of next month the Chinese phone manufacturer will no longer be able to make its own Kirin chipsets due to the ongoing economic pressure from the…
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MobileNews

Google wants your Android 11 Beta 3 feedback in final survey

Google on Thursday released the final preview of the next major version of its mobile operating system. Like with the first two releases, an Android 11 Beta 3 survey seeks one last round of feedback. Thank you for all your beta feedback throughout the program. It’s been…
MobileNews

This week’s top stories: Google+ lawsuit settlement, likely Pixel 5 launch date, Android 11 for OnePlus

In this week’s top stories: Google sends notices for a Google+ class action lawsuit settlement, the Pixel 5 may have gotten its launch date leaked, OnePlus teases Android 11 based HydrogenOS, and more. In a week filled with hardware announcements from Samsung and Google, the story that captured most people’s interest this week is a suspicious looking, yet legitimate notice from Google…
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AI & RoboticsNews

Before we put $100 billion into AI …

America is poised to invest billions of dollars to remain the leader in artificial intelligence as well as quantum computing. This investment is critically needed to reinvigorate the science that will shape our future. But in order to get the most from this investment, we…
GamingNews

Facebook Gaming app debuts amid fight with Apple over instant games

Facebook launched its standalone Facebook Gaming app on iOS today, but it complained loudly that Apple would not let it launch instant games that are part of the app on Android. This Facebook app helps players find games and connect with friends. But it doesn’t let people play with each other instantly, as it does on Android, because Apple doesn’t permit this on its platform. The dispute has…
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AI & RoboticsNews

AI Weekly: Can language models learn morality?

The fervor around state-of-the-art AI language models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 hasn’t died down. If anything, it’s gaining steam. Melanie Mitchell, a professor of computer science at Portland State University, found evidence that GPT-3 can make primitive analogies. Raphaël…
MobileNews

Google Maps for iOS partially breaks Street View in latest update

Despite Apple offering its own option, Google Maps is still the most popular navigation app for iPhone. With the latest Google Maps update on iOS, though, some users are reporting that Street View is broken. Reports circulating this week through Twitter and Google’s Product Forums (via ) make it clear that something’s up on the latest Maps for iOS update (v5.49). While the app as a whole is…
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