Razer ordered to pay $1.1 million in refunds over its Zephyr RGB mask N95 claims

The FTC has ordered Razer to pay over $1.1 million in refunds to those who purchased the Razer Zephyr RGB mask which was supposedly “N95-grade”. It wasn’t.  First reported by IGN, The Federal Trade Commission has said that the $1.1 million total must be returned to users due to its misrepresentation of the Razer Zephyr … Read more

Qualcomm claims its Snapdragon X Plus is an M3 beater, but is it really?

Qualcomm continues to challenge both Intel and Apple in the processor market, as the tech giant claims the mid-range model of its Snapdragon X series of chips outruns the M3 in performance.  It’s a bold statement that could put its chips squarely in the running for the best processors you can get in a laptop, … Read more

Both iPhone 16 Pro Models to Feature 256GB Base Storage, Claims Sketchy Rumor

Apple will allegedly offer both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max with a minimum 256GB of storage, doing away with the 128GB starting option on its smaller Pro model for the first time. Currently, Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro starts at $999 and comes with the minimum 128GB of storage, while the … Read more

World’s first modular handheld inkjet printer claims revolutionary print-on-any-surface capabilities — Chinese startup makes big promises but watch out for the price of consumables

If you ever wished you could print on anything, Printisian could be for you. The handheld inkjet printer lets users print on various materials and surfaces, including wood, paper, metals, fabric, leather, stone and even food and skin.  Its modular design allows for easy switching between different accessories, such as an edge positioner, laser aligner, … Read more

Meta is on the brink of releasing AI models it claims to have “human-level cognition” – hinting at new models capable of more than simple conversations

We could be on the cusp of a whole new realm of AI large language models and chatbots thanks to Meta’s Llama 3 and OpenAI’s GPT-5, as both companies emphasize the hard work going into making these bots more human.  In an event earlier this week, Meta reiterated that Llama 3 will be rolling out … Read more

How a physicist faked blockbuster superconductivity claims

Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here. Physicist Ranga Dias was once a rising star in the field of superconductivity research.Credit: Lauren Petracca/New York Times/Redux/eyevine Ranga Dias, the physicist at the centre of the room-temperature superconductivity scandal, committed data fabrication, falsification and plagiarism, … Read more

Nothing Ear leak claims company’s earbuds will see striking changes, both inside and out

Shortly after phone company Nothing teased their upcoming earbuds, leaked images emerged revealing what the third-generation Ear and Ear (a) models may look like. This information comes from news site Android Headlines which also mentions several potential features. Looking at their report, it appears that the next-gen models will look nearly identical to the previous … Read more

Batterygate: iPhone Users in Canada Can Now Submit Claims for Payout

Apple agreed to pay up to $14.4 million (CAD) to settle a class action lawsuit in Canada that alleged the company secretly throttled the performance of some iPhone models (“batterygate”), and eligible customers can now submit a claim for payment. Apple’s settlement received court approval on March 4, and the claims period began today, according … Read more

Elon Musk’s updated Grok AI claims to be better at coding and math

Elon Musk’s answer to ChatGPT is getting an update to make it better at math, coding and more. Musk’s xAI has launched Grok-1.5 to early testers with “improved capabilities and reasoning” and the ability to process longer contexts. The company claims it now stacks up against GPT-4, Gemini Pro 1.5 and Claude 3 Opus in … Read more

Gemini Nano will indeed roll out to Pixel 8 despite claims of “hardware limitations”

Despite assertions that it wouldn’t happen, Gemini Nano will in fact be making its way to the Pixel 8. Google didn’t reveal a lot of details in their announcement, so the AI’s full capabilities on the smartphone are unknown at this time. However, Gemini Nano on the Pixel 8 may perform similarly to its Pixel … Read more

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