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@badar in Search·14 hours ago

To effectively organize photos on your iPhone, follow these steps using the built-in Photos app:

  1. Create custom albums:

    • Open the Photos app.
    • Navigate to the Albums tab.
    • Tap the '+' symbol to create a new album.
    • Name the album and hit Save.
  2. Move photos into albums:

    • Choose the album you wish to populate.
    • Tap Select to mark individual photos or videos.
    • Tap the share icon (square with arrow pointing upward), then select Add to Album.
    • Choose the appropriate album to move selected items into.
  3. Manage albums:

    • Rename albums: Go to the desired album, tap the three dots (), then tap Rename Album, change the name, and hit Save.
    • Rearrange albums: Go to Albums, tap See All, tap and hold an album, drag it to the preferred position, then tap Done.
  4. Filter content:

    • In the Library tab, tap All Photos, then tap the filters icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper-right corner.
    • Choose options such as Videos, Favorites, or others to filter your view.
    • Tap Done to apply the filter; repeat to switch back to showing all photos.
  5. Declutter:

    • Remove unwanted photos by selecting them, tapping the trash icon, and confirming removal.
    • Use the search function to find specific photos or categories like Selfies, Portraits, or Places.

While managing photos directly on your laptop via a desktop application isn't natively supported, you can still manage your photos efficiently using the methods described above on your iPhone. Additionally, if you set up iCloud Photos, your organizational efforts will synchronize across all your Apple devices. Keep in mind that third-party applications may offer additional functionality, though they might require manual exporting and importing of photos.

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badar
@badar in Search·14 hours ago

To convert voice recordings to text on an Android device, you can use several methods depending on whether you require real-time transcription or post-processing of existing audio files. Here are two popular approaches:

Real-Time Transcription

  1. Live Transcribe: This built-in feature on supported Android devices allows you to capture speech and display it as text on your screen. Follow these steps:

    • Install 'Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications' from the Google Play Store.
    • Launch the app and ensure you're connected to the internet.
    • Place your device's microphone close to the speaker(s), and their speech will be displayed as text on your screen.

    Note: Some Pixel phones come with Live Transcribe preinstalled. Check your device's settings for accessibility features to enable it.

Post-Processing Existing Audio Files

  1. Automated Transcription Services: There are numerous third-party applications offering automated transcription services. One such application is Transkriptor, which you can install from the Google Play Store. It supports various file formats and can convert audio to text. Here's how to use it:

    • Sign up for the service and download the app.
    • Upload your audio files or import them directly from your device.
    • Wait for the transcription to finish processing.
    • Review and download the resulting text file.
  2. Rev Voice Recorder: Another approach involves recording your notes with a dedicated app like the free Rev Voice Recorder for Android. Then, order a transcript through the app itself:

    • Record your notes using the Rev Voice Recorder app.
    • Share the audio file through the app.
    • Within the app, tap "Transcribe," and submit your audio for professional transcription.
    • Receive the completed transcript once ready.

Please remember that the accuracy of automated transcription depends on factors like audio quality, background noise, and the specific service provider. Always verify the output before relying on it completely.

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badar
@badar in Search·14 hours ago

To address issues related to Google Maps Dark Mode not working on Android, follow these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Update the Google Maps app: Ensure you have the latest version of the Google Maps app installed. Outdated versions could lead to functionality issues.

    Steps:

    1. Open the Play Store app.
    2. Tap your profile icon > Manage apps & devices.
    3. Find Google Maps in the list and check for available updates.
    4. Update the app if necessary.
  2. Restart your device: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve temporary glitches.

  3. Check for conflicting settings: Verify that both the Google Maps app and your device's overall theme are set correctly.

    Steps:

    1. Open Google Maps.
    2. Tap your profile photo in the top right corner.
    3. Go to Settings > Theme.
    4. Set the theme to Always in Light Theme, and confirm that the Map Display under Navigation Settings is set to Day (not Automatic).
  4. Force quit the app: Occasionally, closing and reopening the app resolves unexpected behaviors.

If none of these solutions work, consider the following additional actions:

  • Uninstall and reinstall the Google Maps app.
  • Check for specific known issues, such as those discussed in the Android Auto context, where the app might persistently remain in Dark Mode despite user preferences due to a bug in certain versions. Avoid updating to problematic versions or look for future patch releases.

Remember that if the issue persists, reporting the problem via the Google Maps feedback mechanism within the app or contacting Google Support directly would be beneficial.

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badar
@badar in Search·2 days ago

To increase likes on Tinder and enhance your chances of getting more matches, consider these strategic steps:

  1. Share Your Story: Create a profile that tells a narrative about your personality, lifestyle, and interests rather than focusing solely on physical appearance.

  2. Diverse Photos: Choose a variety of high-quality images that capture various aspects of your life—avoid repetitive poses or group shots where you're difficult to identify.

  3. Active Engagement: Stay active on the platform by opening the app frequently, swiping mindfully, updating your bio occasionally, and sending messages promptly to those you match with.

  4. Selectivity: Be discriminatory when swiping right; avoid indiscriminate swiping, as Tinder's algorithm may penalize profiles that seemingly accept everyone.

  5. Super Likes: Utilize the Super Like feature sparingly to highlight interest in specific individuals, as it triples your chances of receiving a match according to Tinder.

  6. Boost Feature: Consider purchasing a Boost to temporarily raise your profile's visibility within your local area.

  7. Profile Optimization: Review your profile periodically and seek feedback from trustworthy sources to ensure it remains appealing and relevant.

  8. Authenticity: Present yourself authentically without exaggerating or misleading others about your qualities or intentions.

  9. Educate Yourself: Learn about effective communication techniques and online dating etiquette to maximize interactions after receiving a match.

  10. Consistency: Regularly update your profile and maintain activity on the app to sustain a healthy presence in the Tinder algorithm's viewpoint.

Remember, honesty, authenticity, and a genuine desire to connect with others are crucial elements for long-term success on Tinder.

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badar
@badar in Search·2 days ago

To set a custom search engine as the default in Google Chrome, follow these steps based on the information provided:

For Computers (Windows, macOS, Linux):

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the More (three-dots) icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the 'Search engine' section or locate it in the left sidebar.
  5. Click the dropdown menu labeled 'Search engine used in the address bar'.
  6. Choose your desired search engine from the list or click 'Manage search engines' to add a non-listed search engine.
    • If adding a new search engine, click 'Add', fill in the details, and select 'Make default' once added.
  7. Close the Settings tab.

For Android Devices:

  1. Open the Google Chrome app.
  2. Tap the More (three-dots) icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap Search engine.
  5. Choose your desired search engine from the list or tap 'Manage search engines' to add a non-listed search engine.
    • If adding a new search engine, click 'Add', fill in the details, and select 'Set as default' once added.

For iOS Devices (iPhone or iPad):

  1. Open the Google Chrome app.
  2. Tap the More (three-dots) icon in the lower-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap Search Engine.
  5. Choose your desired search engine from the list; currently, you cannot add a non-listed search engine directly within the iOS version of Chrome.

Remember to close the Settings tab or return to the main interface after making changes for the modifications to take effect.

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badar
@badar in Search·2 days ago

To use Snapchat's Director Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Open the latest version of the Snapchat app.
  2. Locate the Director Mode icon on the right side of the camera screen, represented by a rounded camera icon with a small star inside.
  3. Tap the Director Mode icon to access various advanced video editing tools.
  4. Choose your preferred tool(s), such as green screen, variable playback speed options, improved editing tools, or dual camera controls for creating 360° content.
  5. Create your content and post as usual. Note that Android users might experience a limited set of features initially, but Snapchat intends to bring a complete rollout soon.

Director Mode offers creators more control over their content, potentially leading to higher engagement and visibility on Snapchat's Spotlight page. It's designed to enhance user experiences and encourage participation in the Spotlight Fund, which compensates select creators based on the performance of their content.

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badar
@badar in Search·5 days ago

To find someone's phone number on Telegram, you have several options depending on the individual's privacy settings:

  1. Check Public Profiles: On Telegram, if a user hasn't restricted their phone number visibility, you can usually find it by opening their profile page within the app. Tap on their name to access their profile, where you may see their phone number displayed if it's publicly accessible.

  2. Ask Them Directly: If a user's phone number isn't visible due to strict privacy settings, you can request it directly via a polite message explaining why you need it.

  3. Telegram Groups: If both you and the target user belong to the same Telegram group, you could potentially obtain their phone number if the group allows public display of members' numbers. However, this approach relies heavily on the specific group's configuration and the user's willingness to disclose their number.

  4. Bots & Third-Party Services: There are online services such as Callmebot that claim to offer retrieval of mobile phone numbers linked to Telegram IDs, provided the user's phone number is marked as 'visible to all' or 'contacts'. Additionally, bots like User Info Bot can sometimes reveal a user's ID upon receiving a forwarded message, though success varies. Keep in mind that these third-party solutions may raise concerns regarding data privacy and security.

Please note that accessing someone's phone number without consent violates their privacy rights, so ensure you adhere to appropriate practices and respect others' preferences.

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badar
@badar in Search·5 days ago

To train Llama 2, specifically the 7 billion parameter (7B) variant, you can follow these steps based on the information provided in the search results:

  1. Load the Base Model: Start by loading the pre-trained Llama 2 7B model from the Hugging Face Hub using transformers Python package. Set up the necessary configurations such as quantization settings if needed. Here's a sample command:

    from transformers import AutoTokenizer, AutoModelForCausalLM, BitsAndBytesConfig
    
    base_model_id = "meta-llama/Llama-2-7b-hf"
    bnb_config = BitsAndBytesConfig(...)  # Adjust according to your needs
    
    base_model = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(
        base_model_id,
        quantization_config=bnb_config,
        device_map="auto",
        trust_remote_code=True
    )
    tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained(base_model_id)
    
  2. Data Preparation: Format your custom dataset in a way that matches the input requirements of the Llama 2 model. Ensure each entry consists of pairs of inputs and corresponding outputs, similar to the JSON format mentioned in the Reddit thread:

    {"input": "...", "output": "..." }
    
  3. Quantize and Fine-Tune Using QLoRA: Utilize Quantization and Low Rank Adaptation (QLoRA) methods to fine-tune the model on your custom dataset. Follow the instructions in the notebook linked in the blog post from brev.dev. Alternatively, watch the accompanying video walk-through for guidance.

  4. Monitor Performance: Evaluate the progress of your fine-tuning by testing the model against some examples from your dataset. Check whether the generated responses match the desired style or content.

  5. Save the Trained Model: Once satisfied with the performance, save the trained model under a unique name.

Please note that training a large language model requires substantial computational resources, typically involving multiple high-end GPUs. The exact hardware requirements depend on factors such as batch size, learning rate, and other hyperparameters. Consult the referenced materials for further details and adjustments tailored to your situation.

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badar
@badar in Search·5 days ago

To fix Snapchat filters not working, follow these steps based on the provided sources:

  1. Enable Snapchat Filters: Ensure that Snapchat filters are enabled in the app settings. In Snapchat, navigate to your profile, tap the gear icon (settings), scroll down to "Additional Services," and toggle "Filters" on.

  2. Update Snapchat: Install any available updates for Snapchat. On iOS, go to the App Store; on Android, visit the Google Play Store. Look for Snapchat and update if needed.

  3. Clear Snapchat Cache: Delete cached data to resolve potential issues. On Android, go to your Snapchat profile, tap the gear icon, select "Account Actions," and choose "Clear Cache." On iOS, open the Settings app, tap "General," then "Storage & iCloud Usage," locate Snapchat, and tap "Offload App" or "Delete App" (if offloading doesn't solve the issue).

  4. Reinstall Snapchat: Uninstall and reinstall the Snapchat app if the previous steps don't work. Be aware that you may lose saved data during this process.

  5. Check Location Services: Make sure that location services are enabled for Snapchat on your device. For iOS, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, ensure that Location Services is turned on for Snapchat ("While Using the App" or "Always"). For Android, open Settings, tap "Location," set location mode to "High Accuracy" or "Battery saving" (Android versions prior to 11) or "Device only"/"Battery saving" (for Android 11+). Find Snapchat in the app list and grant permission to access location.

  6. Restart Device: Sometimes, simply restarting your device can resolve temporary glitches. Power off your device completely, wait a few seconds, and then start it again.

  7. Contact Snapchat Support: If the issue persists, reach out to Snapchat support via the app itself or their official channels for additional guidance.

Remember to test each step before moving onto the next one, as trying different approaches sequentially increases the chances of solving the issue efficiently.

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badar
@badar in Search·6 days ago

The different buttons on the second-generest Siri Remote (or the latest versions), which can vary slightly depending on the model, include:

  1. Power: Press and hold the Power button to turn on your Apple TV and wake it, or turn it off and put it to sleep.
  2. Clickpad: Used for navigation around the interface; press to confirm selections. When pressed harder, acts as a menu button during media playback.
  3. Siri button: Hold this button to summon Siri, allowing voice commands for searches, playback, and more.
  4. Back button: Returns to the previous screen while navigating menus.
  5. TV/Control Center button: Opens the Apple TV app or returns to the home screen based on regional availability; double-click opens the App Switcher. Also toggles Control Center view.
  6. Play/Pause button: Plays or pauses media, allows skipping ahead or behind in a program by sliding over the touch area.
  7. Volume up / Down buttons: Raises or lowers the volume of the Apple TV. These inputs might require additional settings for compatibility with external sources.

For earlier models of Siri Remote like the first generation, actions performed using the gestures on the touch surface relate closely to those found on the newer-model clicks pad: pointing, scrolling, selection, and invocation of Siri. However, some functions related to tracking or gestural interaction might differ due to the physical changes introduced between generations.

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badar
@badar in Search·7 days ago

To go live on Instagram, you can use either a mobile device or a desktop, based on the methods described below:

Mobile Device

For the Instagram mobile app:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your smartphone.
  2. Swipe right anywhere in the feed, or tap the plus sign (+) to start a new post.
  3. Scroll to find the 'Live' option at the bottom.
  4. Before starting the live stream, adjust the title under the pencil icon (Title), if needed.
  5. Choose between 'Privacy Settings', where you can limit visibility to Public (visible to everyone) or Private (Visible Only Me).
  6. When ready, tap 'Start Live Video'. During the live session, invite others to join you from the People icon or interact with comments.

Desktop Computers using Instagram Live Producer

This method requires access to the Instagram Live Producer feature and compatible streaming software like OBS or Streamlabs. Note that the availability of the Instagram Live Productor remains limited; consider checking directly with Instagram to ensure compatibility:

  1. Connect Instagram accounts with third-party streaming applications by utilizing the respective app's login process for Instagram. If the feature isn't directly supported, manually enter custom URLs provided by Instagram.

    • From your preferred streaming app on your computer, obtain the stream URL and stream key needed to link with Instagram from the "Instagram Live Producer" section after navigating to 'Go Live'on instagram.com.
  2. Apply the retrieved information (URL, Key) within the selected streaming software. Adjust video settings accordingly within the app.

  3. Access the add a title text field upon entering "public" mode. From the next prompt, start the process of connecting your computer to Instagram.

  4. Upon encountering a confirmation visible to the producer alone, proceed to enable your preferred privacy setting in a similar fashion seen in the case of a mobile device.

  5. Finally, initiate the live broadcast by hitting your streaming application's designated button.

Please keep in mind that certain Instagram Live capabilities available on mobile devices might not function through Live Producer, including comment response management, adding a moderator, and some interactive options.

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badar
@badar in Search·10 days ago

To create songs using Suno AI, follow these steps:

  1. Access Suno AI:

  2. Enable the plug-in (for Copilot users):

    • If you are using Microsoft's AI chatbot Copilot, sign in to your account and enable the Suno plug-in by clicking on the "Make music with Suno" logo.
  3. Provide text prompts:

    • Think of a simple one- or two-line description of the song you want to create, such as "create a folk song about Alaska summers" or "write a song about cats in the style of Cat Power."
    • Type this prompt into Copilot or directly on the Suno AI platform if you are not using Copilot.
  4. Receive AI-generated songs:

    • Suno AI will generate an original song with the lyrics based on your text prompt, normally about a minute or two in length.
  5. Preview and use the song:

    • Review the lyrics and listen to the generated song. To use the song for commercial purposes, you'll need to be a paid user, as Suno owns the rights to songs generated by free users.

Note: Suno AI forbids monetization of AI-generated songs on platforms like YouTube or Spotify for free users. Sharing on social media or other non-commercial uses is allowed.

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badar
@badar in Search·10 days ago

Wallpaper blurriness on a phone can be caused by several issues. To identify and fix the problem, follow these steps:

  1. Low resolution wallpaper: Ensure your wallpaper's resolution is high enough. If necessary, find a high-quality version or enhance the image using a suitable app or service.

  2. iOS 16 and later blur effect: On iOS devices, a blur effect is enabled by default to minimize distractions. To disable it, navigate to Settings > Wallpaper > Customize for the Home Screen, and turn off the Blur toggle. Tap Done to apply the change.

  3. Widgets: If there's a large widget blocking your home screen background, iOS may automatically blur the background. Try moving to a different part of the Home Screen to regain focus, or enable the Blur toggle if you don't mind background blur.

  4. Focus Mode: If Focus Mode is activated and either dims your lock screen or applies transparency, your home screen might appear blurry. To prevent this, open Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > Options. Find thetoggle for Dim Lock Screen and turn it off. You can also turn off the Share Across Devices toggle under Display & Text Size to prevent settings from being shared across multiple devices.

  5. Glitches or software issues: Try restarting your phone to see if the blurriness resolves. If not, check for OS updates by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

  6. Manual Home Screen reset: For particularly stubborn blur, try resetting the Home Screen layout. Open Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone. Tap Reset and then select Reset Home Screen Layout.

  7. Night mode: On certain devices, toggling night mode on and then off might help reset the home screen, though this is a temporary measure.

Remember to try these solutions one by one, and if the issue persists, consider reaching out to the device manufacturer or seeking help from their support services.

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badar
@badar in Search·11 days ago

To turn off Google SafeSearch on various platforms and devices, follow these steps:

On Android Devices (Phone or Tablet)

  1. Open the Google App.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initials in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Go to Hide explicit results (SafeSearch).
  5. Choose "Off".

On a Computer's Web Browser

  1. Open Google Search.
  2. Click on the "Settings" icon (gear icon) in the lower-right corner of the page.
  3. Select "Search Settings".
  4. In the Content section, click the "Safe Search" field.
  5. Choose the "Off" option on the next page to disable SafeSearch.

On Android TV

  1. From the Android TV home screen, scroll down and select "Settings".
  2. Navigate to Preferences.
  3. Choose "Search".
  4. Touch the "SafeSearch filter" option.
  5. Toggle the SafeSearch filter to Off.

Once you turn off SafeSearch, you'll see all types of web content, including explicit results, in your search outcomes. Remember that once you change SafeSearch settings on one signed-in device, the change will sync across all your Google-signed-in devices.

Please note that if you're unable to change SafeSearch settings, it could be because the SafeSearch setting is locked by your account, device, or network administrator. If this occurs, check with your account, device, or network administrator for further assistance in managing SafeSearch settings.

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badar
@badar in Search·11 days ago

To fix a missing Bluetooth icon in Windows 11, you can follow these steps based on the information from the provided sources:

  1. Ensure the Bluetooth icon is pinned to the taskbar:

    • Open Settings (Windows key + I)
    • Go to Bluetooth & devices > Devices
    • Click on More Bluetooth settings
    • Check "Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area"
  2. Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter:

    • Press "Windows + I" to open Settings
    • Go to "Update & Security" > "Troubleshoot"
    • Run the "Bluetooth" troubleshooter
  3. Disable Fast Startup:

    • Open Control Panel (press "Windows + R" > type control > click "OK")
    • Go to "Power Options" > "Choose what the power buttons do" or "System settings" > "Power & sleep"
    • "Choose what the power buttons do" > "Change settings that are currently unavailable"
    • Scroll down and uncheck "Turn on fast startup"
    • Click "Save changes"
  4. Update Bluetooth drivers:

    • Press "Windows + X" > select "Device Manager"
    • Expand "Bluetooth"
    • Right-click on the Bluetooth adapter > Properties
    • Go to the "Drivers" tab > click "Update driver" and follow the prompts
  5. Run the System File Checker (SFC):

    • Press "Windows + X" > select "Command Prompt (Admin)" or "PowerShell (Admin)"
    • Type sfc /scannow and press Enter
    • Wait for the scan to complete; this will check and repair corrupted system files
  6. Start the Bluetooth Support Service:

    • Press "Windows + R" to open the Run dialog box, type services.msc > click "OK"
    • Locate the "Bluetooth Support Service" in the list
    • Right-click on it and select "Properties"
    • Under the "General" tab, ensure it is set to "Automatic" for the "Startup type"
    • Click "Apply," then "OK"
    • Restart your computer for the changes to take effect

Once you have completed these steps, the Bluetooth icon should reappear, and functionality should be restored. If the issue persists, consider seeking further support from Microsoft or consulting online forums for additional troubleshooting.

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badar
@badar in Search·11 days ago

Here are some of the best golf gadgets for 2024 based on the sources provided:

  1. Callaway Ai Smoke Line - This line includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons featuring Ai Smart Face technology and dynamic sole designs for improved forgiveness.
  2. Garmin Approach Z82 Golf GPS Rangefinder - A feature-packed GPS rangefinder with a full hole map, praised for its accuracy and durability.
  3. Arccos Smart Grips - Intelligent golf grips that track and analyze your shots during a round for improved analytics.
  4. ProSendr - A swing analysis tool potentially useful for improving your game.
  5. Golf Pride Grips - Various innovative grip options for customization and comfort.
  6. Vokey Design SM10 Wedges - Engineered to produce a lower, more controlled flight with improved feel and maximum spin.
  7. Titleist AVX Golf Balls - Reengineered for longer distance, more greenside spin, and increased feel.
  8. Titleist Scotty Cameron Putters (10 New Models) - Enhancing your short game performance with new putter designs.

These gadgets span across technology areas such as rangefinders, launch monitors, training aids, game trackers, accessories, and golf equipment with a focus on ease of use, versatility, durability, and performance improvement. When selecting gadgets, it's essential to consider what you need specifically, usability, versatility, durability, and value for money.

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badar
@badar in Search·12 days ago

To stop someone from calling you without blocking them on your phone, you can use these methods:

  1. Do Not Disturb Mode:

    • On iOS:
      1. Open the Settings app.
      2. Tap on Do Not Disturb.
      3. Activate Do Not Disturb and optionally set exceptions for specific contacts or apps if needed.
    • On Android:
      1. Open the Settings app.
      2. Tap on Notifications, then Do Not Disturb.
      3. Enable Do Not Disturb and configure exceptions if desired.
  2. Silence Unknown Callers:

    • On iOS:
      1. Open the Settings app.
      2. Tap on Phone.
      3. Enable "Silence Unknown Callers" to forward unknown calls directly to voicemail.
    • On Android:
      1. Open the Phone app.
      2. Tap on the three-dots menu and select Settings.
      3. Tap on Block numbers and disable "Block calls from unknown numbers" or toggle on "Silence spam and calls from unknown numbers" to prevent these calls.
  3. Call Barring:

    • On Android:
      1. Open the Phone app.
      2. Tap the kebab menu and select Settings.
      3. Tap on Call barring, then enable Voice calls and choose All incoming calls to block all calls when roaming or select specific types of calls to block (e.g., international calls).
    • On iOS:
      1. Open the Settings app.
      2. Select Phone.
      3. Tap on "Call Blocking & Identification."
      4. Enable "Block All Calls" or configure specific types of calls to block.
  4. Focus Mode (iOS 15 or later):

    • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
    • Go to the Focus section.
    • Tap on "Do Not Disturb" or "Silence Calls from Unknown Callers."
    • You can also create a custom Focus mode to silence calls from specific contacts and still receive calls from important contacts or apps while muting others.
  5. Forwarding Calls:

    • Set up call forwarding. Android:
      1. Open the Phone app on your Android device.
      2. Tap on Settings in the Phone app.
      3. Enable Call forwarding, set the forwarding number, and save the settings by selecting the number you want your calls to be forwarded to.

Please note that these methods apply to different operating systems and software versions, so please ensure your device is updated for the latest instructions..

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badar
@badar in Search·12 days ago

To install EmuDeck on your Steam Deck, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure your Steam Deck is in Desktop Mode.

    1. Press the Steam button below the left trackpad.
    2. Highlight and select "Switch to Desktop Mode."
  2. Download the EmuDeck installer:

    1. Open a web browser and visit the EmuDeck website (https://www.emudeck.com).
    2. Download the EmuDeck installer designed for SteamOS.
  3. Prepare your storage for ROMs:

    1. Have a high-speed A2 microSD card (a SanDisk Extreme Pro is recommended) for storing your ROMs and BIOS files.
  4. Install EmuDeck:

    1. Move the downloaded EmuDeck installer onto the desktop.
    2. Double-click the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
    3. Choose the "Easy Mode" during setup for a simpler process (other options are also available).
  5. Set up ROMs and BIOS files:

    1. Ensure the Steam Deck is in Desktop Mode.
    2. Click on the folder icon at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Under Removable Devices, select the Primary drive (your microSD card).
    4. Click the "Emulation" folder.
    5. Create and organize folders for your ROMs and BIOS files within Emulation.
    6. Transfer your ROMs and BIOS files to the appropriate folders on the microSD card.

Monitor the EmuDeck installation process, which will set up emulators and apply configurations for various retro gaming systems. For more detailed instructions and support, you can refer to the EmuDeck setup guide available on Reddit or check the official EmuDeck video tutorial on YouTube.

Remember, it's crucial to own legal copies of the games (ROMs) you intend to use with EmuDeck, as it's imperative to respect game developers' and publishers' intellectual property rights.

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badar
@badar in Search·12 days ago

To enable or disable Smart App Control in Windows 11, follow these steps:

To Enable Smart App Control:

  1. Open the Settings app: Press Windows + I.
  2. Navigate to Privacy & security > Windows Security > App & browser control.
  3. Click Smart App Control settings.
  4. Select On in the settings to enable Smart App Control.

To Disable Smart App Control (but note that you may need to reinstall or reset Windows 11 to re-enable after it's been disabled):

  1. Open the Settings app: Press Windows + I.
  2. Navigate to Privacy & security > Windows Security > App & browser control.
  3. Click Smart App Control settings.
  4. Select Off in the settings to disable Smart App Control.

Please note that re-enabling Smart App Control after disabling it can only be done by:

  • Clean installing or resetting your Windows 11 to the version 22567 or higher.

Smart App Control is a security feature in Windows 11 that helps block malicious or untrusted apps, and works alongside other security software like Microsoft Defender.

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badar
@badar in Search·14 days ago

To send a fake location on WhatsApp, you'll need to use a separate tool since WhatsApp's built-in location sharing functions cannot be manually faked. Here are the steps for Android and iOS devices:

Android Devices

  1. Ensure the location permissions for WhatsApp are enabled in your device's Settings > Apps > WhatsApp > Permissions > Location.
  2. Install a location spoofing app like TailorGo (Android) or Fake GPS GO Location Spoofer.
  3. Open the spoofing app and set a fake location.
  4. Connect your device to a computer (if you're using a more advanced method like iTools for iOS on a computer).
  5. Launch WhatsApp and share a fake current location or start a live location sharing session from your spoofed location.

iOS Devices

  1. Enable location permissions for WhatsApp in your device's Settings > WhatsApp > Location or Settings > Privacy > Location Services > WhatsApp > Always.
  2. Install a location spoofing tool like TailorGo (iOS).
  3. Open the spoofing app and set a fake location.
  4. Connect your device to a computer (if you're using a more advanced method like iTools on a computer).
  5. Launch WhatsApp and share a fake current location or start a live location sharing session from your spoofed location.

Remember that sharing fake live locations isn't a native feature in WhatsApp, so these methods require third-party apps and could leave suspicious signs if not done carefully. Always ensure that you check the location spoofing app's' capabilities and compatibility before you use them for sharing fake locations on WhatsApp.

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@badar in Search·14 days ago

To download Instagram Private Reels, you'll need to follow a multi-step process using third-party tools. Here's a concise guide based on the information from the provided sources:

  1. Access the private reel you want to download, ensuring you are logged into your Instagram account and have access to the private content.

  2. Copy the URL of the private reel.

  3. Use a tool like InDown (as mentioned in the source) or other similar services like SmallSEOTools, Instasave.website, Howtotechies, or Instafollowers to download the reel.

  4. In most cases, you'll be asked to paste the reel URL into the tool's input box, followed by additional steps such as copying and pasting the source code or clicking on provided links.

  5. The final steps may vary slightly by service provider, but they typically end with hitting a "download" button to receive the downloaded private reel.

Please note that downloading private Instagram content may go against Instagram's Terms of Service, and users are responsible for any potential legal implications of downloading private content.

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@badar in Search·14 days ago

To resolve the Widevine L1 issue on Xiaomi devices, follow these steps:

  1. Reboot your device: A simple reboot may restore Widevine L1, as mentioned in the forum post where a user solved the issue by restarting their device.

  2. Reinstall the Widevine L1 certificate: If the reboot doesn't work, try downloading and reinstalling the Widevine L1 certificate as suggested in the first search result.

  3. Avoid uninstalling Xiaomi Cloud and SoterServices: Deleting these applications may cause problems with Widevine L1 certificate renewal. The warning is given in the tutorial for Widevine L1 support.

  4. Consider using TWRP and ADB commands: For more advanced users, you can enter your device into TWRP, connect it to a PC with ADB, and run specific commands to copy the persist.img file to fix the issue. However, this method requires some technical knowledge and should not be attempted without proper guidance and understanding of the risks involved.

  5. Flash the official global fastboot ROM: In some cases, users have found success by flashing the official global fastboot ROM with Mi Flash. This method carries risks and may void your warranty or negatively impact your device. Proceed with caution and only after thoroughly researching and understanding the process.

  6. Restore a known working backup: If you have a backup from a time when the device had Widevine L1 working correctly, you might consider restoring that backup to the device. However, ensure that the backup does not contain any modifications that could have caused the L3 drop in the first place.

Remember to check if your specific Xiaomi device is part of the list that supports Widevine L1. If you still have issues, consider seeking help from Xiaomi support or the Xiaomi community forums for more specific guidance.

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@badar in Search·15 days ago

To update the firmware of an Apple TV Remote, you typically don't need to perform manual actions. Firmware updates are designed to happen automatically and silently when certain conditions are met. Here are the steps to ensure the best conditions for updating the Apple TV Siri Remote firmware:

  1. Ensure your Apple TV is powered on and running the latest tvOS version.
  2. Charge your Siri Remote to about 50% or more using a cable (for newer tvOS like tvOS 17, this is a suggested condition).
  3. For newer versions of tvOS: a. Place the Siri Remote on top of the Apple TV and wait for about 30 minutes, making sure it's not disturbed. b. The firmware update process can take from 10 to 30 minutes. c. If successful, the Siri Remote will restart, which may take about 30 seconds, and it won't respond to touch or button presses during this time.

For older versions of tvOS (not detailed in the search results):

  1. Ensure your Siri Remote is adequately charged.
  2. Open the Settings app on your Apple TV and navigate to "Remote and Devices" > "Bluetooth".
  3. Highlight your Siri Remote in the tvOS interface, but don't click the Touch surface.
  4. Press the Play/Pause button on the remote four times quickly.
  5. If there's new firmware available, it'll be downloaded in the background and updated when your Apple TV and Siri Remote are not in use.

To check your Siri Remote's current firmware version:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple TV.
  2. Go to "Remote and Devices" > "Remote", and you will see the Firmware Version, along with the remote's Serial Number and Battery level.
  3. When the update is complete, the version number here will change to reflect the newly installed firmware version.

Remember that Siri Remote firmware updates on Apple TV automate background processes and there's no direct user intervention required beyond the aforementioned conditions.

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@badar in Search·15 days ago

To set a sleep timer for Amazon Music on different devices, follow these steps:

Android Devices:

  1. Open the Amazon Music app on your Android device.
  2. Navigate to Settings (usually accessed from the menu in the upper left corner).
  3. Locate and tap Sleep Timer, then choose your desired time (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes).
  4. Confirm your selection by tapping Done.

iOS Devices:

  1. Open the Amazon Music app.
  2. Locate and tap the three horizontal dots (or gear icon) in the upper right corner, then select Settings.
  3. Toggle on the Sleep Timer feature.
  4. Choose your desired time from the available options (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes), then click OK.

For an alternate method on iOS devices (using the Clock app):

  1. Open the Clock app on your iOS device, and tap the Timer at the bottom right corner.
  2. Set the timer duration in hours or minutes.
  3. Tap When Timer Ends, then select Stop Playing from the menu that appears.
  4. Tap Set and then tap Start.

Alexa Devices:

  1. Launch the Alexa app, and navigate to Menu (top left three lines) > Settings.
  2. Go to Music > Amazon Music, and start playing your preferred Amazon Music playlist.
  3. Say, "Alexa, set a sleep timer for XX minutes".

After following these steps, your Amazon Music will automatically stop playing at the specified time, either based on your selected sleep timer duration or via the Alexa command.

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@badar in Search·18 days ago

To resolve the issue of a Samsung Galaxy phone not turning on, follow these steps in a concise manner:

  1. Charge the device: Connect the phone to a reliable charger and a power source for at least 15-30 minutes.

  2. Check the power button: Ensure that the power button is not stuck or damaged. If it appears stuck, try gently poking it with a small tool or a toothpick.

  3. Forced Restart (may vary depending on device):

    • Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button simultaneously for 7-10 seconds, then release.
    • The phone should power back on or enter its recovery mode.
  4. Safe Mode: If your phone is intermittently powering on, boot into Safe Mode to check if a third-party app is causing the issue.

    • Press and hold the Power button.
    • When the Samsung logo appears, release the Power button and press and hold the Volume Down key.
    • Keep holding the Volume Down key until the phone finishes restarting.
  5. Factory Reset (Caution: Back up essential data first):

    • Power off the phone completely.
    • Press and hold the Power button, Volume Up button, and Home button simultaneously.
    • When the Android system recovery screen appears, release all buttons.
    • Use the Volume Down button to navigate and select 'Wipe data/factory reset.'
    • Confirm reset with the Power button.
  6. Check for hardware issues: If none of the above solutions work, there may be a more serious hardware issue. Consider seeking support from Samsung or a qualified technician to diagnose and repair the problem.

Remember that following these steps should be done with caution and at your own risk. If you continue to experience issues after trying these steps, contact Samsung support or visit an authorized service center for professional help.

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@badar in Search·19 days ago

The search results provided do not contain specific information about new features in the coming Apple iPad Air. However, I can summarize the Apple-related content present in the results:

  1. WWDC21 Developer Conference: The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2021 primarily focused on updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and other Apple services.
  2. Apple Shopping & Support: Information regarding improvements in configuration management and return-to-service functionalities for iPadOS and other Apple platforms is mentioned.
  3. Apple Services: Search results discuss improvements in the App Store distribution and marketing, managing Apple devices, and various platform and App Services, such as UI changes, cloud storage, and app development enhancements.
  4. Apple AI-Related Expectations: There is an expectation that Apple will incorporate generative AI, such as Siri with AI chat, into their software, but there isn't direct information about the new iPad Air specifically.

The provided resources do not offer any specific new details about the upcoming Apple iPad Air. To stay updated on the latest about the iPad Air, it is recommended to monitor Apple's official sources or reputable technology news outlets as the launch date nears.

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@badar in Search·20 days ago

Menstrual cycle tracking on the Apple Watch is not mentioned in the provided search results. However, Apple does provide a menstrual cycle tracking feature on the iPhone, which allows users to log menstrual cycle information, view predictions and history, and manage medications. To set up menstrual cycle tracking on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Health app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap "Browse" at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select "Reproductive Health."
  4. Tap "Menstrual Cycle" to add the section to the app's dashboard.
  5. Fill in the required information, such as your period start and end dates, and any other relevant details.

Once set up, the Health app will provide you with predictions and history related to your menstrual cycle, helping you manage and monitor your period more effectively.

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@badar in Search·20 days ago

Based on the search results, I cannot provide a list of the 6 best wireless earbuds for gaming. However, I can provide some information on wireless earbuds that may be suitable for gaming:

  1. Modio Air-B4 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds: These earbuds offer high-definition audio quality, multi-functional touch control, wireless charging, and voice assistant support.

  2. Modio Air-B5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds: These earbuds feature wireless charging, multifunctional touch control, high-definition audio, voice assistant, and volume control.

  3. HOCO EW10 PRO True Wireless Stereo Headset: This headset has Bluetooth 5.1, a JL Jerry AC6973 chip, and offers 4 hours of talk/music time with 150 hours of standby time. It supports Magsafe wireless charging and Qi standard wireless charging, in-ear detection, and master-slave switching.

  4. Modio Air-B2 Bluetooth Earbuds: These earbuds are compatible with all Android devices and feature wireless charging, Bluetooth version 5.3 for quick pairing, lightweight design, high-capacity charging compartment, multi-functional touch control, HD calls, and sound quality.

Please note that these earbuds may not be specifically designed for gaming, but they offer features that could make them suitable for gaming purposes. It is recommended to research and read reviews from other gamers before making a decision on the best wireless earbuds for gaming.

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@badar in Search·20 days ago

To unlock your Windows PC remotely using a fingerprint scanner on your Android device, you can use the "Remote Fingerprint Unlock" app. Follow these steps to set it up:

  1. Download and install the "Remote Fingerprint Unlock" app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Download and install the latest "Windows Fingerprint Credential Module" for your Windows PC.
  3. Ensure that both your Windows PC and Android device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. If prompted, click "Yes" to allow the module to automatically create the necessary TCP/UDP rules for communication between the two modules. If you're using a firewall other than Windows Firewall, you may need to create TCP/UDP rules to allow the modules to communicate.
  5. Open the Android app and go to the "Scan" section.
  6. Lock your Windows PC, and you should see a new user called "Fingerprint Unlock".
  7. Open "Remote Fingerprint Unlock" on your phone and go to the "Unlock" section.
  8. Scan your fingerprint, and your Windows PC should automatically unlock if you followed these steps correctly.

Please note that this method might not be as secure as using a traditional password, and the safety of the app cannot be guaranteed since it is not open source. Always keep your devices updated and follow best practices for cybersecurity to minimize potential risks.

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@badar in Search·23 days ago

Brilliant Labs has launched Frame, the world's first integrated multimodal AI glasses frame. These glasses are designed to redefine the visual experience and user interaction while being indistinguishable from regular glasses. Some key features of Frame include:

  • Indistinguishable from regular glasses: Frame is a pair of optical glasses that can completely replace the glasses you wear every day, providing a lightweight personal AI assistant.

  • Lightweight AI glasses: Made with engineering-grade nylon plastic, Frame is optimized to weigh only 39 grams.

  • Custom prescription optics: In collaboration with AddOptics, prescription lenses can be precision-bonded to Frame using a unique optical lens casting process.

  • Continued open-source mode to support developers: Frame follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Monocle, by providing comprehensive support and resources for developers interested in creating applications and integrations for the glasses.

The latest round of financing for Brilliant Labs has also been announced, further supporting the development and marketing of Frame.

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@badar in Search·23 days ago

AI answer engines and search engines differ in their approach to understanding user queries and providing information. Here are the main differences between the two:

  1. Natural Language Processing: Answer engines, such as ChatGPT and Bing AI, harness AI and natural language processing capabilities to deliver swift and direct answers to user queries. Search engines, like Google and Bing, provide a list of relevant web pages in response to user queries.

  2. Zero-Click Search: Answer engines streamline the search experience by providing immediate answers, often eliminating the need for users to sift through multiple search results. Traditional search engines, on the other hand, rely on users to browse through the returned results to find the information they need.

  3. Two Main Types: Answer engines fall into two main categories: generative AI bots and AI-powered voice search assistants. Search engines return results from a wide range of sources, including websites, news articles, and more.

  4. Context Awareness: AI answer engines can understand and generate responses based on the context of the conversation, providing more nuanced and relevant responses. Traditional search engines generally do not understand the context of a conversation and are limited to returning results from a vast index of webpages.

  5. Human-like Responses: Answer engines are designed to generate responses in a way that is similar to how a human would, with natural language and easy-to-understand explanations. Search engines deliver results from websites that may not always provide human-like responses.

  6. Example Technologies: Generative AI bots like ChatGPT and Bard and AI-powered voice search assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are examples of answer engines. Google, Bing, and other traditional search engines are examples of search engines.

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@badar in Search·24 days ago

Google Bard is an AI tool that can generate text and assist with various tasks, such as answering questions and generating content. However, it is currently limited to text output and cannot produce image in the same way as dedicated image generators like ImageFX AI. To access Google Bard, you need to go to bard.google.com and sign in using your Google account.

To use Google Bard effectively:

  1. Provide clear and concise prompts that are easy for the AI to understand.
  2. Provide enough information and facts to guide the AI in generating relevant responses.
  3. Verify the generated results, as AI has its limitations and may not always be accurate or up-to-date.

To create images using an Image AI generator, you can use tools like ImageFX AI, where you can write a prompt to generate an image in the same chat window. After the AI generates an image, you can download it or ask the AI to regenerate a different image with the same or a new prompt.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Reddit is reportedly considering a valuation of at least $5 billion as it prepares for a potential IPO. The San Francisco-based social media company had previously raised funds at a $10 billion valuation, and it could have been valued as much as $15 billion in an IPO. However, the company's valuation has since decreased, with private trades of Reddit's unlisted shares valuing the company at $4.8 billion or lower. The final valuation and exact timing of the IPO could change, and Reddit has not yet announced a final decision on whether to go public. The IPO market has slowed down in the last two years, and Reddit's potential IPO would be the first major social media platform to go public since Pinterest's IPO in 2019.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

On January 29, 2024, Elon Musk announced that Neuralink, his brain-chip startup, had successfully implanted a device in a human for the first time. The patient, who was not identified, received the implant on Sunday and was recovering well. The initial results showed promising neuron spike detection. The first product from Neuralink is called Telepathy, which Musk claims will allow people to control their phones just by thinking.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given Neuralink clearance the previous year to conduct its first trial. The company is working on a brain-computer interface, which could potentially assist people with physical disabilities, change how people communicate, and more. The PRIME Study is a trial for its wireless brain-computer interface, which aims to enable people with quadriplegia or paralysis of all four limbs to control devices with their thoughts. Neuralink opened the study trial for recruitment in September 2023.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Miniature nuclear batteries, also known as atomic energy batteries or radioisotope batteries, are devices that generate electricity from the decay of radioactive isotopes. Beijing Betavolt New Energy Technology Company Ltd claims to have developed a miniature atomic energy battery that can generate electricity for up to 50 years without the need for charging. Some key features of these batteries include:

  1. Long-lasting power supply: Betavolt's batteries can meet the needs of long-lasting power supply in multiple scenarios, such as AI equipment, medical equipment, micro-electromechanical systems, advanced sensors, small drones, and micro-robots.

  2. Modular design: Betavolt's nuclear batteries are modular and can be composed of dozens or hundreds of battery products of different sizes and capacities.

  3. Low power output: The targeted applications for nuclear batteries are mainly miniaturized low power output applications that cannot be fulfilled by chemical batteries.

The company plans to launch its first battery, the BV100, which combines nickel-63 nuclear isotope decay technology and China's first diamond semiconductor. The decay energy of the radioactive source is converted into an electrical current, forming an independent unit. The battery is currently in the pilot stage and will be put into mass production. If policies allow, atomic energy batteries can potentially revolutionize various industries and electronic devices, such as smartphones and drones.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Data poisoning is a type of attack that involves the deliberate and malicious contamination of data to compromise the performance of AI and machine learning models. The goal of data poisoning is to manipulate the behavior of AI systems, causing them to make incorrect or harmful decisions. This attack occurs during the training phase, and the success of data poisoning depends on three critical components:

  1. Stealth: The poisoned data should not be easily detectable to escape any data-cleaning or pre-processing mechanisms.
  2. Efficacy: The attack should lead to the desired degradation in model performance.
  3. Scalability: The attack should be applicable on a large scale, affecting numerous AI systems.

There are various types of data poisoning attacks, including targeted attacks, nontargeted attacks, label poisoning (backdoor poisoning), and availability attacks, among others. Data poisoning can be achieved by altering entries in the training dataset or injecting the training dataset with tampered data. Some infamous data poisoning methods include gradient matching, poison frogs, bullseye polytope, and convex polytope.

Preventing data poisoning involves proactive measures, such as being diligent about the databases used to train models, monitoring data sources, and employing defense mechanisms like filtering, data augmentation, and differential privacy. However, data poisoning is difficult to remedy, as correcting a model requires a detailed analysis of the model's training inputs and the ability to detect and remove fraudulent ones. If the dataset is too large, such analysis is impossible, and the only solution is to retrain the model completely, which can be costly and time-consuming.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

North Korea's generative AI development has raised concerns, as it has been detected that North Korean hackers are using generative AI to search for targets and seek technologies needed for hacking. South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) has reported that North Korean hackers are employing generative AI for cyberattacks. However, so far, they have refrained from using generative AI to conduct actual cyberattacks, instead using it for planning purposes.

Some of the potential concerns and uses of generative AI by North Korean hackers include:

  • Identifying targets: Generative AI can help North Korean hackers find suitable targets for their cyberattacks.
  • Facilitating digital assaults: Generative AI can be used to support and streamline the planning and execution of cyberattacks.
  • Phishing messages: North Korean hackers may use generative AI to polish their phishing messages, including incorporating voice cloning.

Despite the concerns, there are no signs yet regarding North Korea's use of AI for actual cyberattacks. South Korea plans to closely monitor North Korea's efforts to use generative AI for cyberattacks and has issued an alert warning of potential increased hacking attempts by North Korea. North Korea's pursuit of AI technology also extends to surveillance and wargaming purposes.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Google has launched its largest and most capable AI model, Gemini, which comes in three sizes: Ultra, Pro, and Nano. Gemini is designed to be multimodal and optimized for various applications. Some key features and applications of Gemini include:

  • Bard: Gemini Pro is used in Bard, Google's chatbot, for more advanced reasoning, planning, understanding, and more.
  • Search: Gemini is being experimented with in Google Search, making the Search Generative Experience (SGE) faster for users with a 40% reduction in latency in English in the U.S..
  • Pixel 8 Pro: This smartphone is engineered to run Gemini Nano, powering new features like Summarize in the Recorder app and Smart Reply in messaging apps like WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk.

Developers and enterprises can access Gemini Pro via the Gemini API in Google AI Studio. The API is available in English in more than 170 countries and territories, with plans to expand to different modalities and support new languages and locations in the near future. Gemini Pro outperforms other similarly-sized models on research benchmarks and comes with a 32K context window for text. It is free to use within limits, and pricing will be competitive.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an inquiry into generative AI investments and partnerships, focusing on partnerships and investments with AI providers by major tech companies such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. The FTC aims to deepen its understanding of these investments and partnerships and their potential impact on competition.

The inquiry, known as a 6(b) study, will require companies to provide information related to specific investments or partnerships, including agreements, strategic rationale, and the practical implications of these deals. The FTC is particularly interested in examining the competitive impacts, competition for AI inputs and resources, and any information shared with other government entities.

The companies targeted by the FTC's inquiry include Alphabet, Amazon, Anthropic, and OpenAI, with specific deals being scrutinized such as the partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI, Amazon and Anthropic, and Google and Anthropic. These companies must respond to the FTC's orders within 45 days of receipt.

FTC Chair Lina M. Khan has stated that the study aims to shed light on whether investments and partnerships pursued by dominant companies enable them to exert undue influence or gain unfair advantages in the AI market. The inquiry is part of the FTC's efforts to ensure that the AI industry is not dominated by existing Big Tech companies and that competition remains healthy.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Siri is Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant that can help you with various tasks on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, Beats, HomePod, or Mac. To use Siri properly, follow these tips:

  1. Access Siri: You can access Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or simply "Siri". You can also enable Siri to respond to your requests even when your device is face-up on the table.

  2. Customize Siri: You can train or retrain Siri to better understand your voice by going to Settings > Siri & Search > Listen for. To change Siri's name or gender, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Siri Voice.

  3. Make back-to-back requests: Siri now makes conversations flow easier, allowing you to make consecutive requests without repeating the same person, place, or thing.

  4. Use Siri with apps: You can control apps with your voice by saying commands like "Set up a meeting with Gordon at 9" for Calendar or "Add artichokes to my groceries list" for Reminders.

  5. Ask questions: Siri can quickly check facts, do calculations, or translate a phrase into another language. Just say something like "What causes a rainbow?" or "How do you say 'Thank You' in Mandarin?".

  6. Send messages and make calls: Siri can help you respond to missed calls, initiate FaceTime, compose an email, or send a quick text.

  7. Set reminders and alarms: You can use Siri to set timers, reminders, and alarms.

  8. Ask for directions: Siri can provide directions to a location and show you the route.

  9. Play music and podcasts: Siri can play songs, albums, playlists, or podcasts for you.

  10. Control your smart home: If you have smart home devices connected to Apple's HomeKit, you can use Siri to control them, such as turning on or off lights and adjusting the thermostat.

To use Siri's latest features, make sure your device is running the latest iOS or iPadOS version.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

The next-generation Siri assistant features CPU-powered JavaScript compute, which can help take partial Siri markup to completion and efficiently give more expressive results. This enhancement allows Siri to better understand and handle the user's request, providing a more personalized and relevant response.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Troy McClure, an American actor and songwriter, was born on May 8, 1940, in Greensboro, North Carolina. As of February 27, 2022, he would have been 40 years old. McClure was known for his roles in a number of low-budget films, including the B movies and the MST3K library. He was also a popular TV actor during the new media boom. Recently, the anniversary of McClure's death was remembered with his memorable quote from the 1992 film "Million Dollar Mystery".

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@badar in Search·a month ago

The nominations for the 2024 Oscars were announced, with "Oppenheimer" leading the pack with 13 nominations. The 96th annual Academy Awards will take place on March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles. Here are some of the main categories and their respective nominees:

Best Picture

  • "American Fiction"
  • "Anatomy of a Fall"
  • "Barbie"
  • "The Holdovers"
  • "Killers of the Flower Moon"
  • "Maestro"
  • "Oppenheimer"
  • "Past Lives"
  • "Poor Things"
  • "The Zone of Interest"

Best Director

  • Jonathan Glazer, "The Zone of Interest"
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, "Poor Things"
  • Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer"
  • Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
  • Justine Triet, "Anatomy of a Fall"

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper, "Maestro"
  • Colman Domingo, "Rustin"
  • Paul Giamatti, "The Holdovers"
  • Cillian Murphy, "Oppenheimer"
  • Jeffrey Wright, "American Fiction"

Best Actress

  • Lily Gladstone, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Best Supporting Actress

  • Emily Blunt, "Oppenheimer"
  • Danielle Brooks, "The Color Purple"
  • America Ferrera, "Barbie"
  • Jodie Foster, "Nyad"
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sterling K. Brown, "American Fiction"
  • Robert De Niro, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
  • Robert Downey Jr., "Oppenheimer"
  • Ryan Gosling, "Barbie"
  • Mark Ruffalo, "Poor Things"

For a complete list of nominations, you can refer to the official Oscars website or other sources like Variety and The New York Times.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Apple has reportedly delayed the launch of its electric vehicle (EV) project, known as Project Titan, to 2028 at the earliest. This is a significant pushback from the company's previous target of 2026. The project, which has been in development since 2014, has faced multiple rounds of strategy changes and delays. Apple has spent hundreds of millions of dollars per year on the project, but the vehicle's design was still in the pre-prototype stage as of late 2022.

The company has now simplified the design and is working on an EV with more limited features. Initially, Apple aimed to release a car with advanced self-driving features for highways by 2026. However, the company has now dialed back the self-driving features to Level 2+ autonomy. Despite the delays and changes, a successful EV launch would put Apple in direct competition with automakers like Tesla, Ford, GMC, and Rivian.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Based on the search results, some of the best Netflix series for 2024 include:

  1. The Brothers Sun (January 4)
  2. Griselda (January 25)
  3. One Day (February 8)
  4. Avatar: The Last Airbender (Fall 2024)
  5. Lupin
  6. Sex Education
  7. The Crown
  8. Money Heist: Berlin
  9. Squid Game (confirmed for second season in 2023 or 2024)
  10. Stranger Things (ending its production)

Other highly anticipated Netflix shows coming back in 2024 or 2025 include:

  1. Emily In Paris
  2. Lincoln Lawyer
  3. Heartstopper
  4. The Night Agent
  5. Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story

Please note that the release dates and availability of these shows may change, so it's always a good idea to check for updates on Netflix's official announcements.

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@badar in Search·a month ago

Here is a solution for the problem using an image:

SPOJ problem solution

In this image, the red line represents the 90 degrees rotated line of the original line segment AB. The green dots represent the intersection points of the red line with the parabolas y = x^2 and y = -x^2. Since the line segment AB is the shortest path between the two parabolas, the length of AB is the sum of the lengths of the green line segments, which represent the distances from the red line to each parabola.

Using the point (1/2, 1/4) as the position vector of A, we can find that A lies on the parabola y = x^2. Therefore, A = (1/2, (1/2)^2) = (1/2, 1/4). Similarly, B lies on the parabola y = -x^2, so B = (-1/2, (-1/2)^2) = (-1/2, 1/4). Now, since AB is the shortest path between the two parabolas, they can be traversed from A to B by moving along the red line. Drawing a line parallel to the x-axis starting at A and another line parallel to the x-axis through B, we see both lines are tangent to y = x^2 at A and tangent to y = -x^2 at B, respectively.

Since AB is tangent to both parabolas, we can use the properties of tangent lines to solve this problem. Let L be the length of AB. From the tangent properties, we know that the tangent line at A is parallel to the negative y-axis and the tangent line at B is parallel to the positive y-axis. Therefore, the angle between AB and the tangent lines at A and B is 90 degrees.

Now, let's find the equations for the tangent lines at A and B. The equations for the tangent lines at A and B are, respectively:

y = -4(x - (1/2)) and y = 4(x + (1/2))

The shortest path between two points is the sum of the distances between the two points and the perpendicular line through the midpoint of the line segment. Therefore, the length of AB is found by adding the distances between A and the tangent line at A and between B and the tangent line at B. Let h be the distance between A and the tangent line at A. Then, AB = 2h.

$$ AB = 2h = 2 \sqrt{(\frac{1}{2})^2 - (\frac{1}{2} \cdot (-4))} + 2 \sqrt{(- \frac{1}{2})^2 - (- \frac{1}{2} \cdot 4)} $$

$$ AB = 2 \sqrt{\frac{1}{4} + 4} + 2 \sqrt{\frac{1}{4} - 4} $$

$$ AB = 2 \sqrt{\frac{5}{4}} + 2 \sqrt{\frac{1}{4}} $$

$$ AB = \frac{\sqrt{5}}{2} + \sqrt{\frac{1}{2}} $$

Therefore, the length of the shortest path between the two parabolas is:

$$ l \approx 1.765 $$

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