Stories by Usman Qureshi

2023 M2 Max MacBook Pro vs MSI Z16 PC Laptop [VIDEO]

The folks over at YouTube channel Max Tech have today shared a comparison video of the 2023 M2 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro and the MSI Z16 PC laptop. In an earlier comparison, the new M2 MacBook Pro was pitted against the M1 Max MacBook Pro, in which they highlighted the High Power Mode on the 16-inch MacBooks. The High-Power Mode...

Amazon Spent $16.6 Billion on Content in 2022

In its annual report filed with the SEC today, Amazon revealed it spent $16.6 billion on music and video content in 2022, up from $13 billion in 2021, Variety is reporting. The e-commerce giant’s content spending jumped 28% last year, thanks to pricey deals like NFL’s Thursday Night Football and The Lord of the Rings: The...

Nintendo’s Top Canadian Executive Details a Successful 2022

Nintendo of Canada's GM Susan Pennefather shared her company’s successes in 2022 and what's in store for the next year, in an interview with the Financial Post. "We’re so proud that the Nintendo Switch and our IP (intellectual property) resonate really strongly with Canadians,” Susan said when asked how she felt bout the last 12...

Tesla Shares EV Charging Expansion Strategies with Ontario

According to a report by Electric Autonomy (via Tesla North), Tesla wrote a letter to the Ontario government in November sharing strategies for expanding the province’s public EV charging network. Citing the electric car maker’s latest lobbyist registry filing dated January 19, the report adds that Tesla also reached out to Ontario’s Environmental Policy Office...

Download Minimal Apple M2 Wallpapers

Basic Apple Guy has released a collection of minimal gradient wallpapers inspired by the M2 and newly announced M2 Pro & M2 Max Apple Silicon. A series of six vibrant wallpapers complement Macs or iPads running M2. The designer has also released iPhone versions of these minimal wallpapers. "These wallpapers follow an entry posted in June...

ChatGPT Reaches 100 Million Active Users in Record Time

Just two months after its launch, OpenAI's ChatGPT has reached 100 million monthly active users making it the fastest-growing consumer app ever according to a UBS study, Reuters is reporting. In comparison, it took TikTok about nine months after its global launch to reach 100 million users and Instagram 2 and a half years. According to...

Meta’s Reality Labs Unit Lost $13.7 Billion in 2022

With a $4.28 billion operating loss in Q4, Meta's Reality Labs division recorded a total loss of $13.7 billion in 2022, the company said in its earnings report (via CNBC). Back in 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Meta's future would be in the metaverse, a digital universe where people will work, shop, play, and learn....

Apple VP Matthew Costello Talks HomePod 2

Apple’s all-new HomePod 2 is launching tomorrow, February 3, 2023, with some early hands-on reviews and unboxing videos already hitting the web. Just ahead of the official release, Matthew Costello, Apple’s hardware vice president, has shared how Apple decided to resurrect a product it had discontinued in 2021. We deeply studied the learnings from the first HomePod...

PS5 Beta Testers Get Discord Voice Chat, 1440p VRR, and More

Sony has today announced the release of its next PS5 system software beta, which introduces a handful of new features, including the highly requested Discord voice chat. The release introduces a variety of UX, accessibility, and social feature enhancements, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for 1440p resolution. Invited beta participants from the...

Google Testing ChatGPT-Like ‘Apprentice Bard’ Chatbot

Citing unnamed sources and internal documents, CNBC is reporting that Google is testing new AI-powered chat products to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Google is said to be testing a ChatGPT-like chatbot called 'Apprentice Bard,’ which uses the company's LaMDA technology. The said chatbot is being tested by Google employees, who ask the bot questions and receive...

Microsoft Bing to Soon Incorporate Enhanced ChatGPT

According to a report by Semafor, Microsoft's Bing search engine will incorporate a faster, richer version of ChatGPT called 'GPT-4' into its product in the coming weeks. Citing people familiar with the matter, the source says the latest update of ChatGPT software responds much faster than the current version. The sources also say that GPT-4 offers replies...

Notability App Gets Pencil Feature

Popular note-taking app Notability has just introduced a new Pencil feature, bringing the most paper-like sketching experience to digital notetakers. This marks the app’s first time releasing a tool that enables users to style their ink strokes, add texture, and change colours after writing without any pixelation. The Pencil tool makes drawing in Notability feel just...