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HomePod with a built-in display leaked in tvOS 17.4 beta — is this the smart speaker update we’ve been waiting for?

There’s been speculation about a HomePod with a built-in display for a while now, and it looks like we could see the redesigned HomePod sooner rather than later.According to 9to5Mac, code in tvOS 17.4 beta 3 references a new device capable of running the software “Z314.” Apple TV and HomePod both run tvOS, despite the latter lacking a user interface. In the source code, the “Z314” is powered by an A15 Bionic chip, and the code reveals there are production versions of the product in testing. tvOS 17.4 beta 3 also adds…

Microsoft tests Windows 11 with a built-in fix for bad meeting audio

Microsoft released a new Canary test build for Windows yesterday that brings the company’s Voice Clarity feature, which previously only worked on Surface devices, to all Windows machines, including those using ARM CPUs. The company says in a blog post that the feature uses “low complexity AI models” to filter out background noise, echo, and reverberation in real-time. If Voice Clarity works well enough, its obvious best use case is to make Zoom or Teams meetings less insufferable — after all, how many times have you found…

Apple lets apps feature streaming games, chatbots and other built-in experiences

Apple's app platform is finally opening up a bit. Today, the company said that it will allow developers to utilize new in-app experiences, including streaming games, accessing mini-apps, and talking with chatbots. That means devs can create a single app that houses an easily accessible catalog of their streaming titles. Perhaps we'll finally see a usable Game Pass app from Microsoft (or even its long-awaited mobile game store).The new in-app experiences, which also includes things like mini-games and plug-ins, will also…

Your Body Has Its Own Built-In Ozempic

January 25, 20244 min readPopular weight-loss and diabetes drugs, such as Ozempic and Wegovy, target metabolic pathways that gut microbes and food molecules already play a key role in regulatingBy Christopher Damman & The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.Wegovy, Ozempic and Mounjaro are weight loss and diabetes drugs that have made quite a splash in health news. They target regulatory pathways involved in both 

Your Body Has a Built-in Weight Loss System You May Not Know About : ScienceAlert

Wegovy, Ozempic and Mounjaro are weight loss and diabetes drugs that have made quite a splash in health news. They target regulatory pathways involved in both obesity and diabetes and are widely considered breakthroughs for weight loss and blood sugar control.But do these drugs point toward a root cause of metabolic disease? What inspired their development in the first place?It turns out your body produces natural versions of these drugs – also known as incretin hormones – in your gut. It may not be surprising that…

Zoom and focus features built-in

Apple has improved the abilities of the iPhone camera with each generation, but the photo-taking experience has remained largely unchanged. You go to the camera app, and you snap the picture or record the video.Most of the time, you just tap on the screen or press the volume buttons. If you want to tweak the focus and zoom, you’ll perform a variety of screen gestures. You’d also swipe on the screen to go into the video recording mode on your iPhone.This might change once the iPhone 16 series lands in September.…

Google Chrome on Android gets built-in ‘Listen to this page’ TTS ability

Last updated: January 18th, 2024 at 13:03 UTC+01:00 As per a new report, Google Chrome will soon get its built-in ‘Listen to this page' TTS capability. The feature is fitted inside the Google Chrome Android app's three-dot overflow menu. You will find a new ‘Listen to this page' option in the three-dot menu option, tapping on which opens up a mini player. The mini-player includes a circular play/pause button on the left, a page title, a site name, a progress bar, and a close button. Upon tapping the mini-player, it…

These new Sennheiser earbuds connect to your iPhone and provide health data with smart features — built-in heart rate and body temperature…

If you’re health conscious and want more ways of tracking your vitals, Sennheiser’s new earbuds have some very cool built-in sensors that can add to your Apple Health app.Announced at CES 2024, the Sennheiser Momentum Sport earbuds have a photoplethysmography (PPG) heart sensor and a body temperature sensor which can be hooked up to Apple Health to log loads of your data. It is unclear how the heart rate sensor information will work if you already have an Apple Watch, but it could take up the place of its readings like…

Google announces new apps and features for Android Auto and Google Built-in at CES 2024

At CES 2024, Google announced new features for Android Auto and Google Built-in that are mainly related to Google Maps and electric vehicles (EVs). Along with that, the company has released new applications for Google Built-in. Let’s take a look. Google Maps will use EV battery information for trip planning through Android Auto Electric vehicles that feature Android Auto will be able to share real-time battery information with Google Maps. Based on that, Google Maps will be able to show you the amount of battery that…

Samsung’s Ballie robot ball showed up at CES 2024 with a new look and a built-in projector

It wouldn't be CES without Samsung showing off a strange and strangely lovable robot, and this year is the same. At its CES 2024 press conference today, the company showed off a robot named Ballie that has a projector built in. Interestingly, though, according to a report from The Washington Post, Samsung said the robotic sphere will actually available for sale within the year.We first saw an early iteration of Ballie in 2020, when Samsung brought the device onstage, with an executive cupping the oversized tennis…