Buckle up for another edition of Tech News Today, where we distill the week’s technological news into a digestible five-pointer. Today sees the global debut of the much-awaited Vivo X100 series and the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Book4 series. But that’s not all. Let’s dive in to see what all today brings.
Vivo X100 and X100 Pro go global
Vivo’s X100 and X100 Pro have broken borders, hitting Southeast Asian markets. The X100 Pro steals the spotlight with a 50MP camera and a 4.3x optical zoom. It introduces a cinematic portrait mode rivaling the iPhone, with an auto-shift focus and a unique “sun mode” for capturing sunlight. The standard X100 boasts a 64MP telephoto, Zeiss coatings, and a 120Hz OLED display. Both run on MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300 chipset, flaunting on-device generative AI capabilities.
Samsung unveils Galaxy Book4 series
Samsung kicks off a new era with its Galaxy Book4 Ultra, Book4 Pro, and Book4 Pro 360. Powered by Intel’s Core Ultra 9 processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, these PCs promise peak productivity. The series features a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, reducing heat and fan noise with an optimal cooling system. The Galaxy Book4 series aims for a global release, starting in Korea in January 2024.
E3 bids farewell: The end of gaming’s grand expo
It’s game over for E3, the iconic gaming expo that shaped the industry for over two decades. In a farewell statement, organizers thanked fans and partners, marking the end of an era. E3 was the birthplace of gaming revolutions, unveiling consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A nostalgic goodbye to the stage that brought us unforgettable gaming moments.
Pope Francis calls for AI regulation, defends human values
Pope Francis issues a call for a binding international treaty to regulate AI, warning against a “technological dictatorship.” In his World Day of Peace message, he emphasizes the need to prevent algorithms from replacing human values. This comes amidst global efforts to balance AI’s benefits with the necessity for ethical boundaries, highlighting the growing concerns over AI’s impact on humanity.
Elon Musk’s Grok AI now available in India
Elon Musk’s Grok AI chatbot, initially released in the US, now reaches X Premium plan users in India and over 40 countries. Developed by X.AI, Grok brings a unique experience compared to popular chatbots like Google Bard and ChatGPT.