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🧠 Neuralink has 'thousands of people' lined up for a brain chip implant
🤖 Bill Gates: AI agents will be a ‘shock wave'
📱 Apple to allow app sideloading and 3rd party app stores in EU
📧 Google will start deleting millions of abandoned Gmail accounts soon
🗑️ Amazon reportedly blocks 'junk ads' on Apple product pages
🧂 Lithium salts could make your computer run 32% faster

🧠 Neuralink has 'thousands of people' lined up for a brain chip implantLINK

  • Neuralink has received thousands of registrations for potential brain chip implants aiming to assist people with severe neurological conditions.
  • The Neuralink chip employs tiny threads with electrodes, requires a robotic surgeon for implantation, and replaces part of the skull.
  • While human trials are pending FDA-approved commencement, research and demonstrations on animals have shown capability but also raised concerns among animal-rights activists.
  • 🤖 Bill Gates: AI agents will be a ‘shock wave'LINK

  • Bill Gates predicts that personal AI agents will be a transformative 'shock wave' for the tech industry and will significantly change daily life.
  • Gates, who has been invested in the concept of personal AI for decades, has backed AI startup Inflection with other major investors.
  • He anticipates that personal AI agents will revolutionize computer interaction and the software industry, basing this on advances in AI and his own long-term vision.
  • 📱 Apple to allow app sideloading and 3rd party app stores in EULINK

  • Apple is reportedly planning to allow third-party app stores and app sideloading on iOS in Europe, in response to EU regulations.
  • The European Union's Digital Markets Act is forcing Apple to make these changes to increase market competition and reduce its control over app distribution.
  • While Apple warns of security risks with sideloading, it may have to comply with further DMA requirements that could alter its app revenue and platform policies.
  • 📧 Google will start deleting millions of abandoned Gmail accounts soonLINK

  • Google plans to delete inactive accounts in December 2023 to enhance security and reduce vulnerabilities like spam and account hijacking.
  • Users must sign in once every two years to keep their accounts active, with Google alerting users multiple times before deletion.
  • The initiative is part of Google's efforts to conserve resources and manage data center energy use, and active users are unlikely to be affected.
  • 🗑️ Amazon reportedly blocks 'junk ads' on Apple product pagesLINK

  • Apple made a deal with Amazon to remove competing ads from Apple product pages, making them cleaner.
  • Search results for Apple devices on Amazon show fewer ads compared to competing products like Samsung's.
  • The ad-reduced pages are due to a 2018 agreement between Apple and Amazon, with unclear financial compensation for the reduced ad space.
  • 🧂 Lithium salts could make your computer run 32% fasterLINK

  • Researchers found that adding hygroscopic salts to water in cooling systems can prevent overheating and increase computer performance by over 32%.
  • The salt-water cooling technique uses moisture desorption without causing leakage or corrosion, offering a cost-effective and sustainable method to manage device temperatures.
  • This innovative cooling approach using a salt-loaded membrane has the potential for widespread use in electronics due to its scalability and minimal technological barriers.
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    Tech teams seek GPT-4 specialists to enhance AI functions, amidst job market evolution and growing automation adoption.LINK

    An Elon Musk biopic will be directed by Darren Aronofsky.LINK

    Microsoft pulls OneDrive update that would quiz you before letting you quit.LINK


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