Apple To Release the M2
Apple recently announces the M2, the first of its next-gen Apple Silicon Chips. The M2 is build using a 5 nm technology that features an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU for a total of 20 billion transistors. Meanwhile the memory controller offer 100GB/sec of unified memory brandwidth which is 50% more than M1 and can support up to 24 GB of memory. The company had developed and launched M1, M1 Pro, Max and Ultra variants where it has been used since 2020 and found across Apple’s line of laptops, as well as its desktops, including the new Mac Studio for professional users.
Apple also made a comparison on the M2 chip’s performance and power usage to a 12-core PC chip and the CPU turns out 18% faster than the M1, however it claims to be a big leap in the CPU business. On the other hand, the M2 onn GPU now features 10 cores, two times the M1 which is 25% more performance at the same power level as the M1 and 35% more at peak performance.
WhatsApp Roll Out New Feature To Mute Individuals During Group Calls
Thanks to WhatsApp, now you can mute someone in a group call in case they forgot to mute themselves. This feature to mute individuals in group calls just got rolled out recently along with several other new features for Android. While you can mute people who forgot to mute themselves, it is also helpful if you are in the same room as someone who is also on the call and don’t want to hear an echo of what they say. In fact, this feature offers a new level of control especially to save a chaotic meetings that includes eight or more people on video or voice calls.
Apart from the muting feature, WahtsApp also lets you message specific individuals while on group call, in case you want to make a note to someone during a meeting or crack a joke that might not fly with the whole group. It is also working on a new banner to alert you when someone new is joining during the ongoing call.
Also for a bonus, WhatsApp also rolled out the ability for Android users to transfer their chat histories to iPhone.
Meta Introduce Instagram Reels API With Complete Rollout By July 6
Meta is making Reels APIs available to various endpoints on the Instagram Platform for developers. The ginormous company realises that Reels is a top priority from its developer community and now is providing the new Reels API. The Meta Reels’ assistance is also available for posting content, comment moderation, company discovery, insights, mentioned, hashtag search and more. It will allow developers to schedule Reels and acquire Reels’ social engagement stats. With the help of new APIs, developers can release Reels on Instagram Business Accounts. Thety can also response to comments, delete, hide, reveal, allow or deactivate comments on Reels using the APIs. They can also locate publicly accessible Reels that are marked with particular hashtags. These features may perhaps be made available to all users by 6th July.
Meta Adds ‘Calls’ Tab To Messenger
Meta announces that it is creating a new Calls tap for Messenger so that it will be easier to connect with friends and family. Through one tap on the app, a user can connect with the ones they wish to connect. The new feature of the app is available globally on iOS and soon it will be available for Android users within no time.
In the app, the Calls tap will appear on the bottom navigation bar alongside the ‘Chats’, ‘Stories’ and ‘People’ tabs. And while you tap on the call button, it will show a list of contacts. The feature also will help and introduce the option to new users or to those who are not familiar with Messenager’s calling function.
Google Develop Switch to Android iPhone App That Works With Any Android 12 Phone
Switch to Android App created by Google is supported on all Android 12 phones. This app is built to make it easy to switch to Android from iphone such as transferring important data like your iPhone contacts and calendar entries. The switching app initiates a transfer process by scanning on a QR Codde on the iPhone to start transferring videos, photos, calendar events and contacts. The app also supports transferring data from WhatsApp and the process will prompt to launch WhatsApp to transfer over a full history of messages, photos, and voice messages.
The app allows data to transfer wirelessly without connecting two devices with a cable. However the cable option remains best suited to transfer large amounts of videos and photos faster.
Amazon Is Finally Launching Drone Delivery Project After Decades Of Trial
After a long-delayed drone delivery project, Amazon is finally taking its project off the ground. The giant company recently received the green light from the Federal Aviation Administration this year and is now on the way to launch its inaugral drone delivery service in the town of Lockeford, California. Now, when Amazon goes through the regulatory approval, it will be a massive milestone and that they are confident that it is ready for prime time. The company has been undertaking some version of aerial package delivery for almost a decade.
Amazon will make Lockeford residents the first to receive Prime Delivery Packages and deliver them to their backyards through drone. Although Amazon is yet to specify the item type, Thousands of items will be eligible for drone delivery.
Elon Musk is Still Running ‘Tesla in Tunnels’ Las Vegas Project
The Boring Company of Elon Musk finally reveal the first passenger station in the Vegas Loop network of vehicle tunnels. The station is located below Resorts World Las Vegas, the first in what is expected 29 miles of tunnels with 55 stops. The company has an operated ‘Tesla in Tunnels’ system, a small version underneath the Las Vegas Convention Centre open since 2021. It involves two 0.8-mile tunnels. Later, the company proposed a massive citywide expansion which was previously got approval from Clark County Officials a year ago.
The system is supported by human-controlled Model X and Y vehicle to transport people to and from places such as Las Vegas hotel casinos, the city’s new football stadium and others. As a record, the Resorts World Casino station is the first station opened. The world’s richest man’s project was approved unanimously and was encouraged to expand its Vegas Loop project to include stops at landmarks like the Stratosphere and Fremont Street.
Google Hangouts To Shut Down In November
It’ll start moving mobile Hangouts users to Chat today
Google is starting the migrating free proces, personal Hangouts users to Chat after phasing out Google Hangouts for Workspace users in February. Google announces in its blog to people who still uses the Hangouts that mobile app will see a prompt to mve to chat. The system warn Hangouts in Gmail on the web users that it would not start prompting users to make the switch to Chat until July. However the feature will still be usable on its desktop site till November and it will notify prior to one month before it starts pointing the Hangouts site to Chat. As means to make users switch to Chat, Google is making new features that includes the ability to make direct calls, create in-line threads in Spaces as well as share and View multiple images.