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Transhumanist author predicts artificial super-intelligence, immortality, and the Singularity by 2045

Dystopian Kurzweil: As Big Tech continues frantically pushing AI development and funding, many users have become concerned about the outcome and dangers of the latest AI advancements. However, one man is more than sold on AI’s ability to bring humanity to its next evolutionary level. Raymond Kurzweil is a well-known computer scientist, author, and artificial […]

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New Asus beta BIOS adds support for Windows RGB controls

Why it matters: Since Microsoft introduced unified RGB lighting controls in Windows 11 last year, the feature’s list of officially supported devices has remained small and includes no motherboards. A new beta BIOS makes the latest Asus motherboards the first to enable controlling RGB lights without having to use vendor-provided software like Asus’ Armory Crate.

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First-year Eton College students must trade their smartphones for school-provided “dumb” Nokias

What is Eton? Eton College, a boys boarding school located near Windsor just outside London, boasts an impressive list of notable alums, including Prince William, Prince Harry, Tom Hiddleston, and Eddie Redmayne. The school is also renowned for educating several future British prime ministers, such as David Cameron and Boris Johnson. Eton College, one of

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Ordinary rocks could power the next EV battery breakthrough

In context: Electric vehicle sales are slowly picking up, but a significant roadblock is hindering even wider adoption – the limitations of today’s lithium-ion batteries. They are expensive, and lithium is an environmentally unfriendly material in limited supply. While lithium iron phosphate batteries address some of the technology’s disadvantages, a new breakthrough eliminates the need

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Microsoft starts rolling out Notepad’s spellcheck and autocorrect features to all Windows 11 users

What just happened? After testing the feature with Windows Insiders via the Canary and Dev channels in March, Microsoft is now rolling out an upgraded version of Notepad featuring a spellchecker and autocorrect to all Windows 11 users. It marks the first time since the venerable text editor debuted more than 40 years ago that

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Big Tech needs to generate $600 billion in annual revenue to justify AI hardware expenditure

The big picture: The tech industry is riding a new high amid a frenzy fueled by AI. Big Tech companies have been plowing huge sums to build out the necessary infrastructure to meet what they perceive demand will be for these products in the coming years. One analyst warns however that the industry needs to

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A record 10 billion passwords were just posted to a popular hacking forum

Why it matters: Experts say passwords cannot guarantee online security, yet they remain the primary pillar of most people’s digital protection. That is why the recent posting of a database containing nearly 10 billion unique plaintext passwords has raised alarms in security circles. Here are some tips to determine if your password is among them

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Upcoming Apple iPad models hinted in code leak, including a new iPad Mini and M5 Pro sporting model

Why it matters: Apple is stepping up its game with its iPad lineup. According to some backend code published on X, the next iPad Pro may sport the yet-to-be-announced M5 chip. Cupertino should also refresh the rest of the line this year or next. Recently discovered backend code has possibly revealed several upcoming iPad models

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