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June 3, 2024, 1:35 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia said newly announced RTX AI PC laptops from Asus and MSI will have up to GeForce RTX 4070 GPUs and “systems-on-a-chip with Windows 11 AI PC capabilities”  —  Nvidia and AMD are gearing up to launch gaming laptops that include the AI Copilot Plus features that Microsoft just announced for Qualcomm-powered laptops.
Bloomberg:
Nvidia announces plans to upgrade its AI accelerators annually, a Blackwell Ultra chip for 2025, and Blackwell's successor, Rubin, for 2026 that will use HBM4  —  - CEO Jensen Huang reveals plans for annual upgrade cycle  — Company details plans for Blackwell Ultra and subsequent chips
Tom Warren / The Verge:
In a demo, Nvidia shows its G-Assist AI chatbot that could guide users through PC games based on voice queries, configure optimal settings, and more  —  When Nvidia first announced G-Assist it was an April Fools' prank in 2017 that joked about an AI assistant being able to help you play …
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
AMD unveils four new Ryzen 9000-series desktop CPUs slated for July, based on its new Zen 5 architecture, which it says delivers 16% more instructions per cycle  —  During AMD's Computex 2024 kick-off keynote, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, officially unveiled and announced the company's next generation of Ryzen processors.
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
AMD announces two new Ryzen AI 300 series mobile chips, Ryzen AI 9 365 and Ryzen AI 9 HX 370, each with a 50 TOPS NPU, shipping in July  —  AMD dramatically boots its NPU TOPS, the magic number that grants PCs new AI powers.  —  AMD should enter the Copilot+ generation of PCs …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
A look at the $799 ROG Ally X, shipping July 22: 24GB RAM, 80 watt-hour battery that doesn't feel heavy, better and lighter joysticks, and more  —  $799 for twice the battery, twice the storage, and loads of small improvements. … When Valve introduced the Steam Deck OLED, I called it “everything the original should have been.”
Wall Street Journal:
Sources and filings detail Sam Altman's investment portfolio as he and his venture funds have invested in 400+ companies and his holdings are worth $2.8B+  —  Many companies backed by CEO do business with the ChatGPT maker and benefit from the AI boom driven by the blockbuster startup, raising questions of conflicts
Suzanne Smalley / The Record:
Q&A with FTC's Privacy and Identity Protection executive Ben Wiseman on proposed commercial surveillance rules, connected car industry's data practices, more  —  I can more broadly speak about the increased rulemaking over the past several years and I think it reflects two things.
Politico:
Donald Trump joins TikTok, which he tried to ban during his presidency; a TikTok official claims the app has a 2:1 ratio of pro-Trump versus pro-Biden content  —  Trump's joining of TikTok is a major win for the embattled app that's fighting for its existence in Washington.
Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
Filing: Ticketmaster confirms “unauthorized activity within a third-party cloud database”, after a hacking group advertised alleged data of 560M users for sale  —  Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, confirmed it found “unauthorized activity” within a cloud database …
Owen Walker / Financial Times:
Emilia David / The Verge:
AI search engine Perplexity launches Pages, which will research and create a customizable webpage based on user prompts, aimed at educators, researchers, others  —  AI search platform Perplexity is launching a new feature called Pages that will generate a customizable webpage based on user prompts.

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