Top Tech News Today February 22 Nothing Ropes In Ranveer Singh As Brand Ambassador Meta Oversight Board Broadens Scope To Threads

Nothing Ropes In Ranveer Singh As Brand Ambassador

Nothing, a London-based consumer technology brand, has announced Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as its newest brand ambassador. Singh will represent Nothing smartphones and play a prominent role in the brand’s upcoming campaigns. The Nothing Phone 2a is gearing up for its debut in the Indian market, slated for official launch on March 5. However, the smartphone is not the sole product slated for release on this date. Carl Pei’s Nothing has also confirmed that its sub-brand, CMF, will introduce the Neckband Pro along with the CMF Buds Pro alongside the Nothing Phone 2a.

Meta Oversight Board Broadens Scope To Threads

On Thursday, Meta’s Oversight Board announced its decision to broaden its scope to encompass the Instagram app Threads, which enables users to share text updates and participate in public discussions. This marks the first instance of the Board extending its review to include a new app, following its examination and resolution of appeals from Facebook and Instagram users since October 2020.

Google Asks Suppliers To Start Production Of Pixel In India

Google has instructed suppliers to commence production of its Pixel smartphones in India by the earliest next quarter, emphasising the US-based tech titan’s commitment to expanding its supply chain beyond China and tapping into the flourishing Indian smartphone market, the media has reported. According to a report by Nikkei Asia, which quoted a source familiar with the matter, Google’s supply chain strategy aligns with its ambitious goal of shipping over 10 million Pixel phones this year.

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iPhone 15 Series Has Better Battey Cycle Lifespan Than Previous Models

Apple has announced that the iPhone 15 series boasts an extended battery cycle lifespan compared to previous models. Updated documentation from the Cupertino-based tech giant suggests that the iPhone 15 series can maintain 80 per cent of its battery capacity after twice as many charge cycles as its predecessors. Additionally, the forthcoming iOS 17.4 update will enable the latest smartphone models to display battery “health” within the Settings app, alongside charge cycle information.

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Google Gemini Halted From Making AI Images Of People

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced on Thursday (February 22) that it is temporarily halting the image generation of people by its artificial intelligence (AI) model Gemini and will soon introduce an enhanced version, the media has reported. This comes after several social media users voiced concerns about Gemini AI model generating images of people of colour in historically inaccurate settings.

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