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Apple Reclaims Throne as World’s Most Valuable Company, Surging Past Microsoft

Apple Inc. (AAPL) surged ahead of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to become the world's most valuable company once again, thanks to its strides in artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Apple’s shares skyrocketed nearly 4%, reaching an all-time high of $215.04, and propelling its market valuation to an impressive $3.29 trillion. This leap placed Apple ahead of Microsoft’s $3.24 trillion market cap for…

Europe, US Fearful of Chinese Electric Cars, Says BYD Founder

Wang Chuanfu, Chairman of BYD Co., China’s largest auto company, criticized Western countries for their apprehension towards Chinese electric vehicles (EVs). Wang, a billionaire entrepreneur, highlighted that foreign concerns reflect the strength of China’s burgeoning car industry. "If you are not strong enough, they will not be afraid of you," Wang emphasized, addressing the audience on Friday. He pointed out…

Instagram Tests ‘Unskippable’ Ads: Users React with Outrage

Instagram has recently confirmed that it is testing a new format of ‘unskippable’ ads, sparking a wave of user discontent across social media platforms. The feature was first noticed by Dan Levy, an Instagram user who shared a screenshot of the ad on X (formerly Twitter). According to the screenshots, these ad breaks prevent users from continuing to scroll through…

End of an Era: Geneva Auto Show Closes After 119 Years

The iconic Geneva International Motor Show, a staple in the automotive world for over a century, has announced its permanent closure, marking the end of an era that began in 1905. This decision comes as a blow to the automotive community, which has witnessed the show’s prominence decline in recent years. Organizers cite waning interest from automakers and increased competition…

Amazon Expands Food Delivery Options with Grubhub Integration

Amazon.com has announced a new feature that allows U.S. customers to order from Grubhub directly through its shopping app and website. This expansion enhances a deal that already offers Prime members no-fee access to Grubhub+ membership. Under this agreement, Amazon Prime members can continue to enjoy a free Grubhub+ membership, valued at $120 per year, which includes free delivery on…

OpenAI Strikes Multi-Year Content Deal with News Corp Amidst Scrutiny

OpenAI, in collaboration with News Corp, has embarked on a groundbreaking five-year agreement. This pact, announced against the backdrop of intensified scrutiny faced by Microsoft, OpenAI, and Google, heralds a new era of AI training with access to copyrighted content. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the deal between OpenAI, the innovator behind ChatGPT, and News Corp,…

Afraid That People’s Jobs Will Be Taken Away: “Godfather of AI” Proposes Universal Basic Income

The “Godfather of Artificial Intelligence,” Geoffrey Hinton, believes that the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI) could address the potential job shortages caused by the rapid development of AI. Geoffrey Hinton told the BBC he was "very concerned that a lot of simple jobs will be taken over by artificial intelligence." “I was consulted by people from Downing Street.…

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s net worth has risen to $90 billion in five years.

Jensen Huang, the co-founder and CEO of Nvidia, has seen his net worth skyrocket from $3 billion to over $90 billion in just five years. This unprecedented surge is largely attributed to the meteoric rise of Nvidia's stock, which has increased approximately 28-fold during this period. Nvidia's recent financial performance has been nothing short of extraordinary. On Thursday, the company…

Google I/O 2024: Everything Revealed, Including Gemini AI and More

At the end of I/O, Google’s annual developer conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that the company had said “AI” 121 times. That, essentially, was the crux of Google’s two-hour keynote — stuffing AI into every Google app and service used by more than two billion people around the world. Here are all…

Biden Hits Chinese Electric Cars and Solar Cells with Higher Tariffs

US President Joe Biden is ramping up tariffs on Chinese-made electric cars, solar panels, steel, and other goods. The White House said the measures, which include a 100% border tax on electric cars from China, were a response to unfair policies and intended to protect US jobs. China has expressed opposition to these hikes and has vowed to take retaliatory…

Apple Expands Accessibility with Eye Tracking and Voice Commands Coming to iPhone and iPad

As the world gears up to observe Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple unveils a suite of groundbreaking features aimed at enhancing accessibility across its range of devices. Among the highlights is the integration of eye-tracking capabilities for recent models of iPhones and iPads, providing users with an innovative method of navigating iOS and iPadOS interfaces with their gaze alone. One…

Google Unveils Project Astra: The Future of AI-Powered Assistance

Google's latest innovation, Project Astra, was revealed at the I/O 2024 conference, promising to bring a new level of AI capability to everyday tasks. This revolutionary technology leverages your phone’s camera and advanced AI to identify sound sources, track misplaced items, and more, aiming to become an indispensable part of daily life. Project Astra's Debut at I/O 2024 Project Astra,…

Geely Unveils Electric SUV E5 with 2000 km Potential Range

On May 7, Geely Galaxy took the wraps off its highly anticipated all-electric SUV, the E5, marking a significant milestone as the first of its kind in the Galaxy series. With an estimated price range of RMB 150,000-200,000 (USD 20,800-27,700), the E5 is poised to make waves in the electric vehicle market upon its official launch in the second quarter.…

Apple Unveils New iPad Pros with OLED Displays and Thinnest Design Ever

Apple announced new iPad Pros featuring OLED displays and the thinnest design in the company's history. The announcement came at Apple's "Let Loose" virtual event on May 7, 2024, where the tech giant unveiled a new 13-inch model and an updated 11-inch model, both with stunning OLED screens, more powerful internals, and a sleeker design. The switch to OLED is…

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