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May 20, 2024, 5:35 PM

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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs as a new class of AI-capable Windows PCs with at least 40 TOPs of NPU performance, with several OEMs and chipmakers on board  —  The aim is to handle more AI processing locally rather than in the cloud.  —  We've been hearing rumblings for months now that Microsoft was working on so-called “AI PCs.”
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Umar Shakir / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Recall for Windows 11, an AI-powered search tool for Copilot+ PCs that keeps track of users' actions and gives them an explorable timeline  —  Microsoft's launching Recall for Windows 11, a new tool that keeps track of everything you see and do on your computer and …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Impressions of Windows 11 AI features Recall, Live Captions, and Cocreator, and a chat with Satya Nadella on how the Copilot+ PC push will outperform MacBooks  —  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told our columnist new efficient, powerful chips equip Windows Copilot+ laptops to compete with Apple's MacBooks
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's new push for Windows PCs with Arm chips promises better emulation for non-native apps and Qualcomm chips that can best an M3 in a MacBook Air  —  Microsoft is confident that it finally nailed the transition to Arm chips — so confident that, this time around …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts the new Surface Pro with optional OLED display and 5G, 90% faster than last gen, a Flex keyboard with haptic feedback, more, starting at $1,000  —  Microsoft just announced the new Surface Pro, the latest in its lineup of tablet / laptop hybrid devices and the first in a new generation …
Lawrence Bonk / Engadget:
Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung, and Lenovo joined Microsoft in debuting laptops featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite or Plus chips and a dedicated Copilot key  —  They all have similar processors, but there are plenty of differences in design and functionality.
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Bloomberg:
OpenAI pulls ChatGPT's Sky voice after users said it sounded like Scarlett Johansson, saying it is an actress' voice and wasn't chosen to be an “imitation”  —  - Selecting the Sky profile redirects ChatGPT users to Juniper  — Company said it was not trying to imitate Johansson's voice
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
NY AG announces a $2B settlement with crypto lender Genesis, after claiming Genesis misled investors about its Gemini Earn program, leading to $1B+ in losses  —  WATCH NOW  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James is settling with crypto lender Genesis for $2 billion, in an effort to repay defrauded investors.
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein resigns, to be replaced by Goldman Sachs' head of strategy for asset and wealth management, Peter Mintzberg, on August 15  —  Sonnenshein's replacement will be Peter Mintzberg, currently head of strategy for asset and wealth management at Goldman Sachs.
David Heaney / UploadVR:
LG denies reports it canceled its partnership with Meta, three months after the companies agreed to develop XR devices, says it's “controlling its pace”  —  LG denied reports from Korean news outlets claiming it canceled its partnership with Meta, but said it is “controlling its pace”.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Sundar Pichai about Google I/O announcements, AI Overviews' high clickthrough rates, competing with OpenAI, future of search, AI advancements, and more  —  The head of Google sat down with Decoder last week to talk about the biggest advancements in AI, the future of Google Search, and the fate of the web.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 and says the bug allowing some deleted photos to reappear has now been fixed  —  Apple today released iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1, minor updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September.

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