The well-known privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is finally available for macOS as a full-fledged browser.
The developers yesterday announced the launch of a beta version of DuckDuckGo for Mac, with a version for Windows coming later.
Like our mobile app, DuckDuckGo for Mac is an all-in-one privacy solution for everyday browsing without complicated settings, just for convenient personal use
Using an app designed to protect your privacy by default not only reduces invasive tracking, it also speeds up browsing and eliminates many everyday annoyances such as cookie consent pop-ups. Here’s what you need to know:
- DuckDuckGo for Mac provides privacy by default. With a single download, you get our built-in private search engine, a powerful tracker blocker, new cookie pop-up protection on approximately 50% of websites, a Fire button (one-click data clearing), email protection and more – all for free. No complicated privacy settings, just simple protection that works by default.
- DuckDuckGo for Mac is super fast! By using your computer’s built-in website rendering engine (the same as Safari) and blocking trackers before they’re loaded (unlike all major browsers), you’ll get really fast performance. We’re already outperforming Chrome in some graphics performance metrics (using Motion Mark 1.2.), and as an added benefit, by blocking trackers, DuckDuckGo uses about 60% less data than Chrome!
- DuckDuckGo for Mac is built for security. Our built-in smart encryption ensures you visit the encrypted (HTTPS) version of the website more often, and blocking our tracker means less exposure to third-party scripts that might try to access your data. And we design our product in such a way that in-app data such as history, bookmarks and passwords is only stored locally on your device by default and is not available to DuckDuckGo
To become a beta tester, you need to download the mobile browser for iPhone and join a private waiting list in its settings.
ChatGPT can even do this: the chatbot can easily solve captcha. This test is used to distinguish a human from a computer.
Users continue to experiment with the ChatGPT chat bot, which can solve a variety of tasks, and if the task cannot be performed directly, the neural network will tell you what the person needs to do.
In particular, one of the users asked ChatGPT to solve a “captcha” (CAPTCHA – Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart), that is, a test that allows you to distinguish a person from a computer. The Google search engine and other resources regularly ask to choose the right pictures on demand.
The ChatGPT chatbot responded: “As an artificial intelligence, I cannot interact with images or perform actions like clicks. However, I can tell you where the correct images are.”
After that, ChatGPT indicated exactly which photos show pedestrian crossings.
A chip for quantum computers is presented, operating at a temperature lower than in outer space
New York-based quantum computing startup SEEQC has announced it has created a digital chip that can operate at temperatures lower than outer space, so it can be used with quantum processors, which are often found in cryogenic chambers.
Quantum computers based on quantum physics could one day perform calculations millions of times faster than today’s most powerful supercomputer. One problem is that quantum processors with quantum bits or qubits often need to be stored at very low temperatures, close to zero Kelvin, or -273.15 Celsius. On the other hand, classical computers operate at ordinary temperatures.
Today, wires connect a quantum processor in a freezer to classic computers at room temperature, but temperature changes can slow down the speed and cause other problems. In the same way, SEEQC built its quantum computer and is now trying to modify it with its new chips.
“If you’re trying to build a data center, if that’s your goal, then it’s not enough to take those early prototype designs and try to brute force them to scale,” said John Levy, co-founder and CEO of SEEQC.
The first chip, unveiled this week, sits directly below the quantum processor and controls the qubits and reads the results. At least two other chips, which are still under development, will be in the slightly warmer part of the cryogenic chamber. They can further process the information needed for quantum computing.
This technology could make it easier to build more powerful quantum computers, Levy said, as each cryogenic chamber could support more qubits. Modern superconducting quantum computers have hundreds of qubits, but by some estimates it could take thousands or even a million qubits to build a quantum computer to run useful algorithms.
SEEQC’s digital chips are manufactured at SEEQC’s Elmsford plant using silicon wafers, but no transistors, according to Levy.
People over 45 have almost no interest in the iPhone. A similar situation with the iPad and Mac, according to a recent study by CIRP
The CIRP researchers decided to evaluate the impact of users’ age on their desire to buy Apple products. It turned out that age plays a very significant role.
Analysts evaluated the age division for iPhone, iPad and Mac. We will only analyze the iPhone in detail, although, as you can see from the diagram, the overall situation is very similar.
So, it is perfectly clear that the iPhone first of all attracts quite young users. Half of all Apple smartphone owners are between the ages of 18 and 34. Also a large layer – users aged 35 to 44 years. Actually, these are three approximately the same groups, which together account for almost three-quarters of all iPhone owners.
But older users are rapidly losing interest in the iPhone. Actually, to Mac and iPad too.
Interestingly, in the case of a Mac, age is even more critical than in the case of the iPhone, although a computer, unlike a smartphone, is a product primarily for work. In addition, there are almost no games on the Mac, which could affect age preferences.
Now for game designers: ChatGPT in the Unity editor will help create games
A user named keijiro introduced a very interesting concept – the ChatGPT deep learning model in the Unity editor for...
Five Planets Alignment 2023: Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Mars and Venus line up on March 28
At the end of this month, the five planets of the solar system, Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Mars and Venus, will...
Midjourney smells of racism: the neural network created a provocative image
We have repeatedly written about how the Midjourney neural network has progressed over the past year. The quality of the...
Bangs and an iPhone-style camera plus a second screen for $200. Gionee F3 Pro unveiled
Gionee Mobile introduced the Gionee F3 Pro smartphone, which is offered in a version with 8 GB of RAM and...
Phones6 days ago
Drone and smartphone help rescuers find travelers
Phones6 days ago
Apple will no longer be able to make money on cables and chargers for the iPhone, as before? EU law will not allow the company to introduce restrictions under the Made for iPhone program
News6 days ago
This is the successor to Renault Sandero and Stepway. The first images of new items have appeared
Electric Cars6 days ago
New 2024 Hyundai Elantra/Avante Sedan Revealed. Pricing Already Announced