Apple recently launched iPhone 14 starting at Rs 79,900 and now on Flipkart, the iPhone 14 is priced at Rs 77,400 after Rs 2,500 off. Potential buyers are eligible to get Rs 5,000 instant discount on HDFC Bank credit non-EMI, credit and debit card EMI transactions, bringing the price of Apple iPhone 14 down to Rs 72,400. In addition, there is an exchange discount of up to Rs 20,500. With the above listed deals and discount, one can buy the iPhone 14 for Rs 51,900. Also Read – Apple iPhone 14 can be bought for as low as Rs 57,100 on Amazon: Here’s how
Apple iPhone 14 specifications
The new iPhone 14 is incrementally better than the iPhone 13. The notch is still there and even the processor — for the first time in Apple’s history — is the same as before. Although Apple says the new A15 Bionic has a six-core CPU and a better GPU that offers 15 percent better graphics. However, when compared with the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the iPhone 14 series falls short of high performance. Also Read – Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max may come with 8GB of RAM, USB-C port Also Read – Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max may come with 8GB of RAM, USB-C port
The notch itself is also what makes the standard iPhone models dramatically different from the Pro models. Looks-wise, the iPhone 14 series has the notch while the iPhone 14 Pro series uses what Apple calls a “dynamic island.” It, however, essentially is a new pill-plus-hole cutout. The new iPhone 14 models, however, are slightly thinner and use recycled materials as Apple continues with its efforts toward the environment. The iPhone 14 has a 6.1-inch OLED display while the iPhone 14 Plus has a 6.7-inch screen. Also Read – Vijay Sales Big Dussehra Sale announced: Check deals on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro Also Read – 5G will work on iPhones only after Apple opens 5G services via an update
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come with better cameras, however, the graphic resolution of their sensors remains the same. The new 12-megapixel main camera offers better low-light photography. It also supports sensor stabilisation, which allows for videos shot on it to be jitter-free. There is an ultrawide camera as well on the rear system, which clicks photos with more details. Apple said the new Photonic Engine allows for better HDR in photos, especially in low light conditions. But it could just be a minor bump in the Deep Fusion technology. There is also a new Action Mode for shooting videos with gimbal steadiness.
WhatsApp is now an inch closer to becoming like Instagram. The Meta-owned chat app — which has over 2.24 billion active users globally — introduced five new features that have been in testing for a long time. One of them is the ability to post voice notes as WhatsApp Status — an Instagram Story-like feature that was introduced back in 2017. Also Read – WhatsApp may soon let users schedule calls within group chats
Voice notes are an important way to communicate through chat apps, especially for people who do not prefer typing messages. According to WhatsApp, an average of 7 billion voice messages are exchanged on the platform daily. The WhatsApp Status feature is used by over half a billion people every day, according to the dropshipping app Oberlo’s data. The newly-announced WhatsApp voice status feature would let users record and share voice messages of up to 30 seconds as their status updates. A microphone will appear on the status screen. Also Read – WhatsApp might soon let you schedule calls within group chats
— Open WhatsApp and swipe left to navigate to the Status screen on Android. On iOS, tap the Status tab on the top left corner at the bottom of the WhatsApp app.
— Tap the pencil icon appearing on the bottom, right above the camera icon on Android. On iOS, tap the pencil icon next to the Camera icon in the My Status bar at the top of the section.
— You will see a microphone icon on the screen, in addition to a blank field where you can type what you want to post as your Status.
— Tap and hold the microphone icon to record your voice. The functions of the recording work similarly to its counterpart available for WhatsApp chats. That means swiping left while recording will trash your recording.
— Record your message while holding the icon. Remember your voice note cannot be longer than 30 seconds.
— After you have recorded your voice message, it will be displayed in the form of waves with the option to play and delete the recording. If you think the message is good to go, tap the paper plane icon that represents sending.
Alphabet Inc lost $100 billion in market value on Wednesday after its new chatbot shared inaccurate information in a promotional video and a company event failed to dazzle, feeding worries that the Google parent is losing ground to rival Microsoft Corp. Also Read – Google’s VP of labs, Salesforce’s former co-CEO to form AI company
Google has been on its heels after OpenAI, a startup Microsoft is backing with around $10 billion, introduced software in November that has wowed consumers and become a fixation in Silicon Valley circles for its surprisingly accurate and well-written answers to simple prompts.
Google’s live-streamed presentation on Wednesday morning did not include details about how and when it would integrate Bard into its core search function. A day earlier, Microsoft held an event touting that it had already released to the public a version of its Bing search with ChatGPT functions integrated.
Bard’s error was discovered just before the presentation by Google, based in Mountain View, California.
“While Google has been a leader in AI innovation over the last several years, they seemed to have fallen asleep on implementing this technology into their search product,” said Gil Luria, senior software analyst at D.A. Davidson. “Google has been scrambling over the last few weeks to catch up on Search and that caused the announcement yesterday (Tuesday) to be rushed and the embarrassing mess up of posting a wrong answer during their demo.”
Microsoft shares rose around 3 percent on Wednesday and were flat in post-market trading.
Alphabet posted a short GIF video of Bard in action via Twitter, promising it would help simplify complex topics, but it instead delivered an inaccurate answer.
In the advertisement, Bard is given the prompt: “What new discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) can I tell my 9-year-old about?” Bard responds with a number of answers, including one suggesting the JWST was used to take the very first pictures of a planet outside the Earth’s solar system, or exoplanets. The first pictures of exoplanets were, however, taken by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in 2004, as confirmed by NASA.
Bard is an experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA. Built using our large language models and drawing on information from the web, it’s a launchpad for curiosity and can help simplify complex topics → https://t.co/fSp531xKy3pic.twitter.com/JecHXVmt8l
“This highlights the importance of a rigorous testing process, something that we’re kicking off this week with our Trusted Tester program,” a Google spokesperson said. “We’ll combine external feedback with our own internal testing to make sure Bard’s responses meet a high bar for quality, safety and groundedness in real-world information.”
Alphabet is coming off a disappointing fourth quarter as advertisers cut spending.
The search and advertising giant is moving quickly to keep pace with OpenAI and rivals, reportedly bringing in founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to accelerate its efforts.
“People are starting to question is Microsoft going to be a formidable competitor now against Google’s really bread-and-butter business,” said King Lip, chief strategist at Baker Avenue Wealth Management, which owns Alphabet and Microsoft shares.
Lip cautioned, though, that concerns about Alphabet may be overblown, saying: “I think still Bing is a far, far cry away from Google’s search capabilities.”
The new ChatGPT software has injected excitement into technology firms after tens of thousands of job cuts in recent weeks and executive pledges to pare back on so-called moonshot projects. AI has become a fixation for tech executives who have mentioned it as much as six times more often on recent earnings calls than in prior quarters, Reuters found.
The appeal of AI-driven search is that it could spit out results in plain language, rather than in a list of links, which could make browsing faster and more efficient. It remains unclear what impact that might have on targeted advertising, the backbone of search engines like Google.
Chatbot AI systems also carry risks for corporations because of inherent biases in their algorithms that can skew results, sexualize images or even plagiarise, as consumers testing the service have discovered. Microsoft, for instance, released a chatbot on Twitter in 2016 that quickly began generating racist content before being shut down. And an AI used by the news site CNET was found to produce factually incorrect or plagiarized stories.
At the time of writing, the Bard ad had been viewed on Twitter more than a million times.