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Arc browser’s new AI-powered ‘pinch-to-summarize’ feature is clever, but often misses the mark

The Browser company’s Arc, a browser focused on a less cluttered web experience, launched a new feature in its mobile app Arc Search that uses AI to summarize web pages. The feature involves a clever “pinching” gesture that shows a neatly formatted summary with main points. The feature has gotten attention because it presents a new dynamic to interact with AI, but there is also concern that it could impact traffic to news publishers, like ourselves. We have seen other efforts to look at AI-powered summaries such as…

EV boat maker Arc debuts a premium wake sport model for $258,000

Arc Boat Company's fully electric Arc Sport model gets four to six hours of typical use on a single charge.Arc Boat CompanyArc Boat Company began sales of its second electric boat model in just three years this week. The new $258,000 Arc Sport was designed for wake sports enthusiasts and follows the company's earlier Arc One, a limited-edition luxury cruiser.While the startup produced fewer than two dozen of those earlier boats, it is gearing up for continuous production of the new model, which it unveiled on Tuesday.The…

Meet the Arc Sport – an electric wake boat with twice the torque

Young and budding electric boat developer, Arc Boat Company, has just unveiled its second model – a mass-market electric wake boat called the Arc Sport. With a massive battery and no shortage of horsepower, Arc sees its latest all-electric marine product as a springboard into a segment in desperate need of modernization and intends to do so by offering “unprecedented performance.” Arc Boat Company was founded in January 2021 as a venture-backed startup based in Los Angeles, California, currently…

5 ways Arc browser makes browsing the web fun again

The Arc Library gives you access to some very handy features but stays out of the way when you don't need it. Jack Wallen/ZDNET5. BoostsAlthough Boosts are a part of the Library, they get a spot all their own because of how much fun they can be. Think of Boosts as a way of adding a bit more fun to your browsing experience. For example, there's the Cute Gmail Boost, which adds a bit of color flare to Gmail. There are also Boosts like Twitter Matches Arc Theme, Matte Black, Min GCal, Serious Business Slack, No

Who makes money when AI reads the internet for us?

Last week, The Browser Company, a startup that makes the Arc web browser, released a slick new iPhone app called Arc Search. Instead of displaying links, its brand new “Browse for Me” feature reads the first handful of pages and summarizes them into a single, custom-built, Arc-formatted web page using large language models from OpenAI and others. If a user does click through to any of the actual pages, Arc Search blocks ads, cookies and trackers by default. Arc’s efforts to reimagine web browsing have received…

Arc Search is one of the best iPhone apps I’ve ever used

Nadeem Sarwar / Digital Trends It’s 2024, a year when generative AI chatbots are browsing the web for us and presenting answers that are essentially a summarized version of the information hosted on different websites. The approach is convenient and saves us the hassle of visiting multiple ad-ridden, tracker-happy websites to find the required details. Yes, a wall of information isn’t the most pleasing way to find answers, especially when these AI-generated summaries could result from hallucinated misinformation or…

Arc’s Browser Features Are an Act of War Against Google Search

The Browser Company makes no effort to hide its gleeful disdain for the reigning King of Search, also known as Google. It is openly taking aim at the tech giant’s advertising business with new features for Arc, its AI-powered web browser. No Google AI Search, I Don’t Need to Learn About the “Benefits of Slavery” Announced on Thursday, shots were clearly audible when the company unveiled its Instant Links feature, which completely eliminates the results page during web searches. Instead of providing a list of search…

Sonos’s Arc soundbars are $180 off just ahead of the Super Bowl

Let's be honest: you deserve better than simply sticking with your TV's built-in speakers. Sure, modern TVs can pump out decent audio (and you can find good deals on some at the minute), but most folks would be far better served with a proper home theater setup. And, with the Super Bowl right around the corner, Sonos has picked a good time to run a sale on many of its devices. One discount in particular that stands out is a price cut for the Sonos Arc. The company's top-end soundbar has dropped by $180 to $719. That…

The Arc Browser is getting new AI-powered features that try to browse the web for you

Earlier this week, the team behind the Arc browser for Mac (and recently Windows) released a brand-new iPhone app called Arc Search. As you might expect, it's infused with AI to power an experience where the app "browses for you"—pulling together a variety of sources of info across the internet to make a custom webpage to answer whatever questions you throw at it. That's just one part of what The Browser Company is calling Act 2 of Arc, and the company gave details on three other major new features its bringing to the…

Arc Search Became My Favorite iPhone Browser

The Browser Company recently released an AI browser for iOS called Arc Search, and this is the quickest I have ever switched to a browser on my personal phone. I am not the biggest fan of AI and am critical of forcing AI into everything that comes out now. But this browser was quite good and might actually replace Safari as my default browser on my iPhone in the long term. Apple Unveils Its iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9What is Arc Search?Simply put, Arc Search uses AI to browse the web for you. It will do a (very)…