Speaking at the DealBook 2023 summit in New York on Wednesday, Elon Musk, owner of the social network X (formerly Twitter), ridiculed advertisers leaving the platform because of anti-Semitic messages he spread there.
“What if someone tries to blackmail me with advertising? Blackmail me with money? Go to hell. Go. F—. Yourself,” Musk said, singling out Disney.
On November 20, Apple said it would stop advertising on Platform X, two days after Elon Musk tweeted his agreement with an anti-Semitic post. A number of other major technology and media companies, from IBM to Disney, made similar announcements on Friday.
Elon Musk also stated that his fans will boycott these advertisers in response: “The whole world will know that these advertisers killed the company, and we will document it in detail. I have no problem being hated.”
In recent weeks, Musk has endorsed what the White House called “anti-Semitic and racist hate” on X. He called the tweets “one of the dumbest, if not the dumbest, thing I’ve ever done on the platform.” “I regret these tweets,” he added.
This week he also visited Israel, where he met and spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. When Netanyahu said he wanted to “deradicalize” and “rebuild” Gaza, Musk offered to help. Musk said his visit to Israel was planned before his tweets and was not part of an “apology tour.”
Musk has previously said he wants to bring SpaceX’s Starlink satellite communications service to the region and, in particular, to humanitarian organizations in the Gaza Strip.
World’s first Windows-based augmented reality gaming kit unveiled
At MWC Barcelona 2024, Tecno introduced Pocket Go, a new augmented reality gaming set.
The manufacturer said that Pocket Go is the world’s first augmented reality gaming kit based on Windows. The Pocket Vision headset improves interaction with the device and gives a new gaming experience.
An important advantage is the compactness and lightness of Pocket Go: the device is 30% lighter and 50% smaller compared to other portable Windows game consoles. This is the first device to provide high frame rates in AAA games. It is equipped with an 8-core 16-thread processor with a turbo frequency of 5.1 GHz, and a replaceable 50 Wh battery guarantees long gaming time without interruptions.
Pocket Go also includes a universal control system, Tecno Smart Box, which allows you to control not only your gameplay but also other smart devices in the ecosystem.
Notably, Pocket Go can work well with Tecno Mega Mini T1 Windows PC as well as Tecno smartphones. However, the company did not specify whether the Pocket Go will also be compatible with other Android or iOS phones.
iOS 18 will finally bring a new design this year, but macOS changes aren’t expected until 2025
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS 18 will likely include some design changes, but a refreshed look for macOS could be a year or two away.
Gurman said Apple is working on a redesign of iOS “as early as this year.” There have been rumors that iOS 18 will feature some design elements inspired by VisionOS, and while Gurman agreed that iOS could borrow some design elements from VisionOS, he doesn’t expect a “complete overhaul that mirrors VisionOS.”
Garman previously said that Apple’s senior management described iOS 18 as “an ambitious and compelling operating system with many new features and a different design.”
As for macOS, Gurman said Apple has begun early work on design changes for the operating system that we will be able to evaluate in 2025 or 2026. The platform last underwent a major redesign with macOS Big Sur in 2020.
Apple is expected to announce iOS 18 at its annual WWDC developer conference in June.
Windows will have its own equivalent of DLSS and FSR. Microsoft DirectSR technology will be presented in a month
Microsoft DirectSR (Super Resolution) technology will be presented at the GDC 2024 event, which starts in a month.
Let us remind you that the technology became known a couple of weeks ago, and now the information has appeared directly on the GDC website. DirectSR is an image scaling technology similar to Nvidia DLSS or AMD FSR, but applied to Windows as a whole.
There are no technical details yet, but DirectSR is likely to be the most universal solution that will be compatible with all modern video cards. Actually, the same AMD FSR technology is also open and works on different adapters. In the last leak regarding Super Resolution in Windows, we saw mention of both games and applications, but it is not yet clear in which programs and how this will be implemented.
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