Sunday, February 25, 2024

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Intel Releases OSPRay Studio 1.0 as an Impressive Interactive Visualization & Ray-Tracing Application


 In 2020, Intel announced OSPRay Studio as a new oneAPI application for ray tracing and photorealistic rendering built on the OSPRay ray-tracing engine. Since then, they've been introducing new OSPRay Studio features, adding GPU rendering support, and more. On Friday night, the release of OSPRay Studio 1.0 was finally baptized.

OSPRay Studio 1.0 is now available for open-source interactive visualization and ray-tracing applications that leverage the power of the OSPRay engine. OSPRay Studio 1.0 is built from the OSPRay 3.1 release, incorporating the new v3.1 engine features. The 1.0 release also adds more OSPRay material types to the UI, supports OpenEXR 2.x and 3.x APIs, enables distributed MPI rendering in batch mode, and comes with numerous fixes. While it's an incremental release, hitting version 1.0 is a significant milestone, indicating that Intel engineers are confident with OSPRay Studio.

How Does OpenAI Sora Work?


 We'll delve a bit into Sora as much as we can, but it's impossible to discuss it in detail. Firstly, because OpenAI ironically isn't transparent about the workings of its technology. The ownership and secret sauce differentiating Sora from its competitors aren't detailed for us. Secondly, I'm not a computer scientist, and you might not be one either, so we can only grasp the general workings of this technology.

The good news is there's an excellent (paid) breakdown of Sora by Mike Young on Medium, based on a technical report from OpenAI that he simplifies for us regular humans. While both documents are worth a read, we can extract the most crucial facts here.

OpenAI's Sora: Revolutionizing AI-Generated Video Content

OpenAI's Sora has created highly realistic video clips from text commands, showcasing significant advancements in AI technology. Sora's notable feature lies in its accurate simulation of physics in videos, although it still faces some challenges with interactions and object creation. The availability of Sora to the public remains uncertain as it undergoes security and quality testing before a definitive release date is set. The pace of AI development is reaching levels beyond human comprehension, and Sora's text-to-video system is the latest AI technology astonishing the world, realizing that everything is happening faster than anyone's estimates.

What is OpenAI Sora?

Similar to other generative AI tools like DALL-E and MidJourney, Sora takes text commands from you and transforms them into visual media. However, unlike the mentioned AI image generators, Sora creates complete video clips with movements, different camera angles, directions, and everything you'd expect from traditional video production.

Windows 11 PCs Will Be Force-Updated to 23H2 Soon

 Microsoft is finally taking action to ensure that all eligible Windows 11 devices are up to date with the latest version. The company has announced that it will begin automatically updating devices to Windows 11 23H2, the most recent major update.

The update was released back in September 2023, but many users have yet to install it. This is likely due to a number of factors, including the fact that Microsoft does not do a very good job of notifying users about new updates.

Ray Tracing Showdown: AMD vs Nvidia

 Nvidia has been heavily invested in ray tracing technology since 2018, with the introduction of their RTX series featuring dedicated RT Cores. AMD countered this challenge in 2020 with their RX 6000 series, incorporating Ray Accelerators within their architecture to enhance ray tracing performance.

What Can Google Gemini Do as a Replacement for Google Assistant?

 Upon installing the Gemini Android app, you'll be prompted to replace Google Assistant with Gemini. This serves as a complete replacement. In other words, when you participate in the app installation and then say "Hey Google" to your phone, hold the power button, swipe in from the bottom corner of the screen, or perform the trigger that would typically launch Assistant, you'll be greeted with Gemini instead. Once you've installed the Gemini app, it functions as your personal AI assistant. You can engage in conversations with it to receive assistance with various everyday tasks:

Google Gemini: Unveiling the Next Level AI Model

 


Google Gemini, an advanced AI model, emerges with three distinct versions: Ultra, Pro, and Nano, each optimized for diverse tasks and formats. Stepping into the shoes of Google Assistant, Gemini brings forth app launches, message delivery, web searches, games, jokes, and more. It requires an internet connection and lacks integration for media, reminders, routines, and real-time translation. Google, although late to the AI game, released Bard in early 2023, following ChatGPT and the subsequent Microsoft Copilot. Initially lackluster, Bard swiftly evolved into "Gemini"—and Google Assistant is now embodying it.

Apple's Latest iOS 17.4 Software: What's Coming and When to Expect It


 The upcoming release of Apple's latest software for iPhones is nearing the end of its testing phase, bringing along a slew of changes. How much longer until it's available for everyone? Here's the answer to the burning question: "When will iOS 17.4 be released?"

Throughout the iOS 17.4 beta period, Apple has been expanding features and introducing new changes. Initially, the beta version came with preparations for third-party app store support in the EU, new emojis, enhancements for Device Stolen Protection, transcripts in Apple Podcasts, and much more.

Instagram and Meta Accused of Neglecting Reports of Parental Exploitation: A Tech Blogger's Take


 In a shocking revelation today, two separate reports have accused Instagram and its parent company, Meta, of overlooking reports of parents exploiting their own children for financial gain through subscription-based services.

Withings Finally Have Cycle Monitoring Feature


 Withings, while initially lagging behind in providing users with the capability to track their menstrual cycles, has made significant strides with the release of ScanWatch Light – its hybrid smartwatch. Users can now not only monitor their cycles directly with ScanWatch Light but also within the Withings app itself. Continue reading for more details.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Google Release Dart Language 3.3 with WebAssembly Support & Introduce Support for RHEL 8/9

 Google has released Dart 3.3, positioned as the foundation for web applications compiled to WebAssembly, featuring a new model for JavaScript interop and introducing a feature called extension types.



The popularity of Dart is closely tied to Flutter, a cross-platform framework for mobile, web, and desktop that utilizes Dart. Dart can compile to native executables for Arm32, Arm64, or x86_64, as well as to JavaScript.

VMWare Strike Back, Releasing Converter Tool from KVM to vCenter for Free


 In recent developments, VMware has subtly struck back at its rivals by releasing an updated version of its virtual machine conversion tool, vCenter Converter. This tool, often overlooked, plays a crucial role in moving virtual machines between different formats. The latest version, 6.6, quietly introduced in a community post, addresses functional gaps by enabling the conversion of KVM-based workloads. KVM, an open-source virtualization module, serves as the hypervisor for various platforms, including Nutanix's AHV hypervisor and Red Hat's virtualization products. By adding KVM support, VMware has indirectly taken a swipe at potential replacement contenders, including those considering moves due to dissatisfaction with Broadcom's licensing changes.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

How to Make Faceless Youtube Channel with Highest Paying Niche

In the world of YouTube, there are countless niches to explore, but one unique and profitable niche is creating faceless tutorial videos. These videos, specifically faceless tutorials, have earned one creator over $115,000 per month by uploading only two videos a month. This niche has been overlooked by other content creators, making it a hidden opportunity.

To create these videos, a software called VED is used, which offers all necessary features for creating high-quality videos. The first step in creating a faceless tutorial video is to create an engaging intro. This is crucial as it captures viewers' attention and encourages them to watch the entire video.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

SEVEN Ideas for Faceless Youtube Channel Niche 2024


In a comprehensive analysis of faceless YouTube channels, we've uncovered the seven niches that promise lucrative returns in 2024. Before delving into the specifics, let's explore a crucial revelation about views and earnings on these channels.

Contrary to the belief that more views translate to proportionally higher earnings, our investigation reveals a stark reality. A gaming channel with 500,000 views earned $920, while a personal development channel with 45,000 views brought in $641. The game-changing factor? The niche. The gaming channel had a CPM of $3.99, while the personal development channel boasted a CPM of $515, illustrating the immense impact of niche selection on earnings.