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Google acquires Cameyo to integrate Windows app virtualization into ChromeOS 1
Posted Monday, Jun 10, 2024 by Jeff Safire

Google is acquiring software virtualization company Cameyo in a push to deeply integrate virtualized Windows app support into ChromeOS.


Telegram gets an in-app Copilot bot 2
Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2024 by Jeff Safire

Article by Emilia David May 28, 2024 Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has added an official Copilot bot within the messaging app Telegram, which lets users search, ask questions, and converse with the AI chatbot. Copilot for Telegram is currently in beta but is free for Telegram users on mobile or…


Aqara’s presence sensor can tell when you’re sleeping 3
Posted Thursday, Dec 14, 2023 by Jeff Safire

The FP2 mmWave sensor is also getting AI-powered person detection. This could help it know when it’s you in the room and not a robot vacuum. By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, a smart home reviewer who’s been testing connected gadgets since 2013. Previously a writer for Wirecutter, Wired, and BBC Science Focus. Dec 12, 2023…


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Explained: Privacy washing 4
Posted Monday, Nov 27, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Google’s recently been accused of “privacy washing”, despite claiming it’s a privacy-focused company. But what is privacy washing? By Pieter Arntz Nov 22, 2023 Question: Who said the sentence below? “Privacy is at the heart of everything we do.” Answer: Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and its largest subsidiary Google. And if you…


GitHub’s AI-powered coding chatbot is now available for individuals 5
Posted Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Article by Jay Peters Sep 20, 2023 Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft-owned GitHub is rolling out its AI-powered coding chatbot to more people. The company launched its Copilot Chat tool in public beta for business users in July, and on Wednesday, GitHub announced that it’s available in public beta for GitHub…


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