TikTok TV finds a new home in Vizio’s affordable TVs – with one little problem

TikTok’s global dominance continues as the app lands on Vizio smart TVs (opens in new tab).

O update is currently being released (opens in new tab) with a new app on the homepage. Vizio is a little slow in supporting TikTok as competitors Samsung and LG had the app when it launched in North America in November 2021. TikTok TV is essentially the same as the mobile app, but on a larger screen and without the ability to record video.

Meta Is Saving Millions Of Dollars Thanks To This Smart Memory Hack

Engineers at Metaparent company of Facebook, revealed how they were able to offer free memory using a software solution called Transparent Memory Offloading (TMO).

now part of Linux kernel and, in a nutshell, automatically offloads the data to other storage layers (eg Samsung’s CX memory expander) that are less expensive and more energy efficient than memory.

Instagram will use AI to verify the age of users

Social media platform Instagram is looking for innovative ways to verify the age of users. To ensure users have entered the correct age, Instagram will offer a few options for users in addition to uploading their ID.

For that, Instagram it says (opens in new tab) which partnered with Yoti – a company specialized in age verification. In the future, Instagram will ask users to upload their selfie videos. This video will need to be filmed on the platform and users will receive on-screen instructions guiding them through the process.

Instagram will use Yoti’s Ai-powered algorithms to determine age based on facial features and the entire process can take up to 20 minutes. The selfie video, as per Instagram, will be deleted after the process is complete.

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While Instagram has stated that the user’s selfie will be shared with Yoti, however, it guarantees that no personally identifiable information will be shared with third parties and the images will not be retained on its servers. Instagram has also ensured that the option to provide an ID document will still be available and that ID will be automatically deleted from its servers within 30 days.

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The second method that Instagram plans to use is called Social Voucher. Instagram will send three people, chosen by the user, a request to confirm their age. These users must be at least 18 years old and must not attest to the age of another person at that time. These friends will have three days to complete the verification request.

Samsung’s 4K micro-LED TVs are further away than we expected

The next big thing in the world of screens is the micro-LED. This technology works like OLED, as each pixel generates its own light and made its big TV debut in a 110-inch device from Samsung in 2021, with smaller sizes set out below.

But those smaller sizes didn’t show up. Then, in 2022, Samsung announced a new size range, but that didn’t happen either – and according to a report in Digitimes (opens in new tab)we shouldn’t wait too long until 2024-2025.

The best Windows 11 app gets better at searching your smartphone

Microsoft is working on an update to its Phone Link app that allows smartphones to be controlled in Windows 11 by adding a search bar and fixing some bugs.

Available on Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) as well as a companion app on Google Play Store (opens in new tab)The app connects to your Android smartphone, where you can access photos, make and receive calls, drag and drop files, send and receive messages, all in Windows 11.

Google Maps Made It Easier to Support LGBTQ+ Businesses

To help businesses celebrate the diversity of their owners, Google Maps is getting a new LGBTQ+ property attribute that will appear in the About tab.

This entirely optional attribute that businesses can assign themselves comes just before the end of Pride month, so customers and owners can better find queer-friendly venues and celebrate the diversity of their neighborhood.

Elden Ring works surprisingly well as a SNES game

The Lands Between got a 16-bit makeover, as a fan-made demake reworked Elden Ring’s brutal boss combat in the style of a classic SNES game.

Animation group 64 Bits has reimagined what Elden Ring might have looked like had it been made for Nintendo’s classic console, recreating many of its key environments, characters, and bosses as pixelated sprites appropriate for the time. although only one short video (opens in new tab) instead of a playable demo, the Elden Ring Demake for SNES includes some standout moments.

This is your last chance to get the Company of Heroes spin-off for free

Company of Heroes developer Relic is giving away a free game in celebration of its 25th anniversary, although it’s not one of their flagship titles.

Armor of Heroes is a top-down multiplayer arcade shooter that pits you and three other players against each other in rudimentary tank-busting skirmishes. There are nine game modes to choose from, a selection of maps and vehicles to switch between, and even the option to play in PvP, co-op, or AI multiplayer.

I never want Amazon’s Alexa to sound like my deceased relatives

At this year’s annual re:Mars conference, Amazon unveiled perhaps the scariest technology I’ve ever heard: an Alexa skill that can mimic other people’s voices.

On the surface, it doesn’t look too bad, right? The geek in me is already thinking about how I could feel like Tony Stark or Luke Skywalker with my own personal Paul Bettany speaker or Alexa-voiced Anthony Daniels (the voices of JARVIS from the MCU and C3-P0 from Star Wars, respectively). ).

The world’s biggest chip maker has made a breakthrough in AI

Cerebras Systems, manufacturer of the largest processorbroke the record for the most complex AI model trained using a single device.

using a CS-2 Systempowered by the company’s wafer-sized chip (WSE-2), Cerebras is now able to train AI models with up to 20 billion parameters thanks to new software-level optimizations.