December 7, 2023, 6:00 AM

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Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Google unveils Gemini, an AI model with Ultra, Pro, and Nano tiers, and plans a paid chatbot version in 2024; Google says Gemini Ultra beats GPT-4 on most tests  —  Starting today, Gemini is running on Bard and Google's Pixel 8 Pro phones.  The company says it blows OpenAI out of the water.
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Meta rolls out end-to-end encryption to Messenger by default for one-on-one chats and calls, fulfilling a long-term promise; E2EE for group chats remains opt-in  —  Meta is now rolling out end-to-end encryption for one-on-one chats and calls on Messenger and Facebook, finally fulfilling …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans a revamped iPad Pro with an OLED screen, iPad Airs with 10.9" and 12.9" screens, 13" and 15" MacBook Airs with M3, and more for early 2024  —  - New models follow an unprecedented drought in iPad releases  — Vision Pro, larger iPhones and new AirPods also coming in 2024
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
AMD launches Instinct MI300X and MI300A AI accelerators and claims the MI300X delivers up to 1.6x more performance than Nvidia's H100 HGX in inference workloads  —  AMD's chiplet strategy comes to fore.  —  AMD launched its Instinct MI300X AI accelerator and the Instinct MI300A …
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Rebekah Valentine / IGN:
Sources: Bungie's recent layoffs came alongside a scramble to avoid a total Sony takeover, which could happen if Bungie doesn't meet certain financial goals  —  The Destiny 2 and Marathon developer may not be able to cling to the last of its independence forever.
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
Robinhood launches a commission-free crypto trading app, supporting 25+ cryptocurrencies, in the EU, a week after the company launched stock trading in the UK  —  - More than 25 tokens available to trade for free at launch  — Launch comes as Bitcoin's price recovers to 19-month high
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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Meta debuts Imagine with Meta, a standalone text-to-image generator on the web powered by its Emu model that generates four images per prompt, free for US users  —  Not to be outdone by Google's Gemini launch, Meta's rolling out a new, standalone generative AI experience on the web …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Bitzlato co-founder Anatoly Legkodymov pleads guilty in the US to running a money transmitting business for illicit funds and plans to close the crypto exchange  —  Anatoly Legkodymov says he'll dissolve the sanctioned exchange as part of his plea.  —  Register Now
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
Apple's machine learning research team quietly releases MLX, an array framework to train and deploy ML models on Apple silicon, available on GitHub  —  Apple's machine learning (ML) teams quietly flexed their muscle with the release of a new ML framework developed for Apple Silicon.
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Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft plans the next major Windows version for 2024, with an AI-powered Windows Shell, an “advanced Copilot”, natural language search, and more  —  What's next for Windows?  Microsoft plans next-gen Windows AI release in 2024, plus details on recent changes to the Windows roadmap
Reuters temporarily removes its article titled “How an Indian startup hacked the world” to comply with an Indian court order, and plans to appeal the decision  —  Reuters has temporarily removed the article “How an Indian startup hacked the world” to comply with a preliminary court order issued …

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