Tech Wrap: Apple HomePod discontinued, Edge to match Chrome’s release cycle

More tech news includes Micromax launching In 1 in India on March 19 and Samsung launching Smart Monitor in India soon.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 15:49 IST
Here's what happened in tech today…
Here's what happened in tech today… (Pixabay)
Here's what happened in tech today…
Here's what happened in tech today… (Pixabay)

It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, Samsung shared a teaser hinting towards the launch of Smart Monitor in India. On the other hand, Apple discontinued HomePod.

So, here's what happened in the world of technology today:

Apple HomePod discontinued

Apple has decided to discontinue its first Homepod with the focus now on the Homepod mini. Apple will continue selling existing units of the HomePod, and it will also continue providing support for existing HomePods.

Microsoft Edge to match Chrome four-week release cycle

Google had announced just earlier this month that it was working on speeding up the release cycle of Chrome's updates to four weeks. Now, Microsoft has decided to do the same and is going to adjust the release cycle of the Microsoft Edge browser to match Google Chrome's.

Facebook's next big AI project is training its machines to understand videos

Facebook has announced its latest initiative that is training its AI on Facebook users' public videos. 

"By learning from global streams of publicly available videos spanning nearly every country and hundreds of languages, our AI systems will not just improve accuracy but also adapt to our fast-moving world and recognize the nuances and visual cues across different cultures and regions,” Facebook wrote in a blog.

Samsung Smart Monitor to arrive in India soon

Samsung today shared a teaser on its blog post indicating that the company is planning to launch its Smart Monitor in India soon. The company, however, didn't reveal the exact launch date.

Micromax In 1 to launch in India on March 19

Micromax today announced that it will launch the Micromax In 1 in India on March 19. Earlier the company had launched the Micromax In 1b and the Micromax In Note 1 smartphones in the country.

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First Published Date: 13 Mar, 22:17 IST
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