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Smaller Language Models for Mobile Devices

While large language AI models continue to make headlines, small language models are where the action is. At least, that’s what Meta appears to be betting on, according to a paper recently released by a team of its research scientists. Large language models, like ChatGPT, Gemini, and Llama, can use…

Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE Laptop

The upgraded Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE is one of the largest screen laptops with the latest AI-included features available in the ChromeOS lineup. Released in May, this unit replaces the first-gen Acer Chromebook 516 GE. I had my eye on that earlier model — primarily because of its 16-inch…

Charging Station Software Is Key to Sustainable EV Growth

If electric vehicles are going to start crowding gasoline burners off America’s roads, not only will its charging infrastructure need a big boost, but so will the software at its charging stations. “Software has a very important role to play in improving the ownership and charging experience for EVs,” said…

Bring Your Own AI to Work Creates a Field Day for Cyberattackers

Security risk management software firm Panorays shed new light on the worsening network security problems workers cause. This internal threat occurs when employees use their organization’s network to experiment with generative AI and other AI tools. The post Bring Your Own AI to Work Creates a Field Day for Cyberattackers…

Compelling New Headphones From Heavys and Sonos

I recently had the opportunity to explore two new headphones from Sonos and Heavys. Both showcase distinct features and sound profiles that cater to different listening preferences. The Sonos headphones impress with their seamless integration into the brand’s ecosystem. They deliver a rich, immersive audio experience with exceptional build quality.…

AI, IoT, Quantum Security Among Top 10 Emerging Tech: Forrester

Ten technologies that need to be on every company’s radar were identified Tuesday in a trends report released by global technology research company Forrester. The 30-page report identified four technologies expected to deliver benefits in the short term to companies, four predicted to deliver benefits in the medium term, and…

The Copilot+ PCs Have Arrived: Initial Impressions

I’ve received my first two Copilot+ PCs to review, and both are impressive products. I got a gorgeous HP EliteBook Ultra 14 and the Microsoft Surface Laptop, 7th Edition, both of which have just started shipping. While these are nearly identical in size and weight, the HP EliteBook targets enterprise…

Windows 10 End of Life Could Bury Landfills in E-Waste

Microsoft aims to boost the PC market with artificial intelligence and Windows 11, but a collateral consequence of those moves could be an early trip to a landfill for many computers. “Windows 11 itself does not directly contribute to e-waste,” said Kieren Jessop, an analyst with Canalys, a global market…

Apple Outdoes Google and Microsoft in AI Rollout

Over the last several weeks, we’ve had Google I/O, which highlighted the rollout of Google’s Gemini AI engine for smartphones; Microsoft Build, which focused on its Copilot+ rollout for PCs; and Apple’s WWDC24 video, which showcased the rollout of AI on both PCs and smartphones. Google’s launch was well executed,…

Apple Goes All-In on a Privacy-Based AI Experience

Before this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which Apple conducted earlier this week, AI meant artificial intelligence to most consumers. In classic Apple-esque fashion, we now know the Cupertino-based company wants to redefine AI as “Apple Intelligence.” Apple has consistently demonstrated its prowess in effectively communicating complex technologies to laypeople. At…

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