Google Hangouts is dead, replaced by Chat

Google Hangouts - Google Apps on Phone

The old platform officially came to an end at the start of this month as users are switched to the new one. As of the beginning of November, Google Hangouts has been officially killed off, with users of that platform being automatically switched over to the new Chat platform. This isn’t a surprise, as the change from one platform to the next was first announced two years ago. Google Hangouts has already been undergoing a slow process of phasing out since its end was first announced in 2020. At that…

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Meta artificial intelligence has predicted 617 million protein structures

Artificial intelligence - Prediction

The Facebook parent company says its AI model can predict 60 times faster than other cutting-edge systems. Meta recently announced that its artificial intelligence model could be a serious rival to AlphaFold, with claims that its own model is able to predict 60 times faster than other cutting-edge systems. Researchers at the company say they have created a tremendous protein-folding model. According to those researchers, their protein-folding artificial intelligence model has been used for predicting the structure of 617 million proteins. Meta stated that its AI team was able to create…

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Apple is making it harder to buy Spotify audiobooks

Spotify audiobooks

The music streaming app has essentially given up on trying to make it simpler for consumers to shop. Spotify audiobooks have become such a nuisance due to Apple’s actions that the music streaming app has all but abandoned its efforts to simplify the process of shopping for consumers. Instead, it is now telling its users that they will need to find their own way to listen to books. The app had initially tried to create a Spotify audiobooks button that would make it possible for a user to email a…

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QR codes help CBD company to combat counterfeit products

QR Codes - CBD

As these products become increasingly popular, so have concerns over their quality. As concerns over highly popular CBD products rise in terms of quality and counterfeits, one company is using QR codes to reassure its customers through information and transparency. The market is a massive one in the United States, expected to reach a $26 billion market cap in 2026. Due to the popularity of CBD products in the United States, it is challenging for consumers to spot the difference between quality products and those that could potentially contain hazardous…

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