Telit Cinterion Expands 5G Module Portfolio with the FE990 for Residential Broadband, Industrial IoT and Private Enterprise Networks

  • FE990 is powered by Snapdragon


    X62 5G Modem-RF System — the fourth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution
  • Compatible with Release 16 5G NR Sub-6 NSA/ SA, LTE and WCDMA, FE990 maximizes performance and deployment options with regional SKUs for APAC,



    North America

IRVINE, Calif.




Feb. 28, 2023

/PRNewswire/ — Telit Cinterion, a global enabler of the intelligent edge, today announced the FE990, a 5G sub-6 GHz module series designed for bandwidth-intensive fixed and mobile applications such as industrial IoT, mobile routers, private enterprise networks and residential broadband. The FE990 features the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The FE990 is compatible with the 3GPP Release 16, whose advanced features include

enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)

and ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC). These features — along with maximum throughputs of 3.4 Gbps downlink and 0.9 Gbps uplink — make the FE990 ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications such as private enterprise networks,




streaming video, mobile routers, drones for public safety, telemetry for agricultural, forestry and lawn care machinery, residential broadband, telemedicine and Industry 4.0 factory automation.



helps to maximize the FE990’s power efficiency and transmit/ receive performance with advanced technologies such as the new seventh-gen Qualcomm


Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm


AI-Enhanced Signal Boost, and Qualcomm


5G PowerSave 2.0. Snapdragon X62 further extends the flexibility offered to operators and devices to increase attainable 5G network speeds and improve capacity with available spectrum. The solution also supports Qualcomm


Smart Transmit™ 2.0 technology which uses smart control of multiple antennas for superior sub-6 performance.

The FE990 has several features to help service providers, device OEMs, systems integrators and enterprises quickly launch service, such as regional SKUs for APAC,



North America

. Backward compatibility with LTE and WCDMA also provides deployment flexibility and future proofing, such as launching 4G broadband services now to capture market share, and then upgrading those customers to 5G when it becomes available.

Available in a 41 x 41 mm LGA-type form factor, the FE990 also supports

Telit AppZone Linux/C

for embedded programming and

Telit OneEdge

, which dramatically simplifies design, deployment and management of IoT products and solutions. Samples of the FE990 are available now, with mass production expected to begin in Q4 2023.

“As a leading technology provider, Qualcomm Technologies is proud to provide cutting-edge innovations like Snapdragon X62 to partners like Telit. Our solution is an ideal foundation for the new Telit FE990 to enable optimized modules in the LGA form factor,” said

Mathew Joseph

, director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We’re excited to expand our collaboration with Telit Cinterion to enable new form-factors and applications which aim to further the 5G promise of advanced performance, reliability and features for consumers and enterprises.”

“When mobile operators, device OEMs and systems integrators want to take advantage of the latest 5G technologies, they turn to solutions from Telit Cinterion and Qualcomm Technologies,” said

Marco Contento

, VP of product management, mobile broadband, Telit Cinterion. “The new Telit FE990 and Snapdragon X62 enable them to quickly and cost-effectively seize many of the biggest emerging market opportunities — from private 5G networks to fixed wireless access to industrial IoT.”

To learn more about the new FE990, visit Telit Cinterion at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2023 in Hall 5, Stand 5A32.

About Telit Cinterion

Telit Cinterion is a global enabler of the intelligent edge providing complete solutions that reduce time to market and costs, delivering custom designed, ready for market connected devices in addition to maintaining the industry’s broadest portfolio of enterprise-grade wireless communication and positioning modules, cellular MVNO connectivity plans and management services, edge-cloud software and data orchestration, and IoT and Industrial IoT platforms. As the largest western provider pioneering IoT innovation, Telit Cinterion delivers award-winning and highly secure IoT solutions, modules and services for the industry’s top brands.

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New Windows 11 update puts AI-powered Bing Chat directly in the taskbar

The "new Bing" running directly from the Windows 11 taskbar.
Enlarge / The “new Bing” running directly from the Windows 11 taskbar.


Microsoft is adding support for Bing Chat and the other “new Bing” features to the Windows taskbar as part of 2023’s first major Windows 11 feature update. Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay announced the updates in a blog post released today.

The Windows update doesn’t open the new Bing preview to anyone who hasn’t already signed up for it, and there’s currently a waitlist for new users who want to try the feature. But if and when Microsoft expands the Bing preview to more of its users, millions of PCs that automatically install today’s update will already have built-in support for it.

You can read about the other changes in the new Windows 11 updates here. Anyone running the Windows 11 2022 updates can download them manually via Windows Update starting today, and all of the new changes will roll out to those PCs automatically in March.

New Bing’s ups and downs

If you subscribe to the maxim that all press is good press, then Bing has probably had its best month of publicity in its entire 13-year history.

Bing Chat, based on OpenAI’s underlying ChatGPT technology, has only been available to the public for a few weeks, and the results have oscillated between “entertaining” and “concerning.” Although the bot can convey a surprising and useful range of responses to user queries, Bing Chat has also been shown to spread misinformation; spill secrets about its inner workings and then insist that it didn’t; get weirdly morose and/or belligerent during extended chat sessions; and threaten Ars Technica reporters.

Rather than ending the public preview—as happened when the Internet broke Tay, a previous attempt at an AI chatbot—Microsoft is attempting to address Bing Chat’s problems in public before opening it to a wider audience. Recent fixes include limiting the bot to five or fewer responses in a single chat instance and making it stop talking about itself and its simulated “feelings.”

In the meantime, the company is working to integrate the new Bing and other AI features into more of its products. That started with the Microsoft Edge browser earlier this month and was later expanded to Skype and now Windows 11. In the near future, Microsoft is also reportedly planning to add ChatGPT-powered features to apps like Word and Outlook to aid with document and email creation (imagine a supercharged Clippy that will write that cover letter for you).

Microsoft will likely continue to research and implement new AI-based features thanks to a “multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment” in OpenAI, which in addition to ChatGPT is also responsible for the DALL-E image generator, the Whisper speech recognition system, and other projects. The moves have reportedly caused “panic” inside Google, which sees AI-powered chat as a threat to its core search business. Google’s own AI chatbot, codenamed “Bard,” was unveiled earlier this month via an unimpressive onstage demo, plus a since-pulled advertisement where Bard offered an untrue answer to the only question that was asked of it.

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How to play ‘Destiny 2 – Lightfall’ on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Yes, you can play Destiny 2 Lightfall on an iPhone if you want.

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Destiny 2‘s new expansion Lightfall is available. Here’s how you can play the epic space game on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Like many other games that have periodic major updates, Destiny 2 will suddenly swell in player numbers with the introduction of the next expansion. Released on February 28, Lightfall will do just that to the Bungie game.

Destiny 2 Lightfall introduces a new character called The Witness, as part of a new campaign, with a Legendary Mode also on offer to provide more armor to players. There’s also a new destination, Neptune, to explore, new Strand subclasses, and brand new exotic weapons to collect.

Destiny 2 is a console and Windows PC game, so it’s not available to purchase on iPhone, iPad, nor Mac. However you can still play the game on a Mac or your iPhone or iPad.

It just takes a little effort.

Remote Playing Consoles – Xbox

If you own a PlayStation 4 or 5, or an Xbox game console, you can certainly play Destiny 2 Lightfall using them. However, for each, you can also take advantage of the remote play capabilities of each so you can play them from your mobile devices or Mac.

In either case, you should pair your controller with your device, typically using Bluetooth.

You really should pair game controllers to your devices before you play.

You really should pair game controllers to your devices before you play.

In the case of Xbox, you can use Remote Play on an iPhone or iPad, but Mac isn’t supported.

How to pair an Xbox Wireless controller with an iPhone or iPad

  • Turn on your controller. Hold down the Sync button until the Xbox button flashes.
  • On the iPhone or iPad, go to Settings, then Bluetooth.
  • Select the controller from the list, then Pair to connect.

The controllers will retain the pairing to the iPad until you reconnect it to your console. If you do, you will have to forget the device in the Bluetooth settings and re-pair it with the iPad.

How to start gaming using Xbox Remote Play on an iPhone or iPad

  • On the Xbox, open the Settings menu and select Devices & Connections, then Remote features.
  • Make sure the box is checked for “Enable remote features” and Power Mode is set to “instant-on” for ease of use.
  • Run the Remote Play test at the top. Ideally, this needs to show green icons, but if this screen is all yellow, your Internet may not be fast enough for it to work.
  • On the iPad, make sure the Xbox app is installed, and open it.
  • Sign in with your Microsoft account.
  • Tap Console in the top-right.
  • Tap Remote Play on this device, then Continue.
  • If required, give permission for the Xbox app to find your console on the network.
  • To enable voice chat, tap the three dots in the top left, followed by the microphone icon.

Remote Playing Consoles – PlayStation

The concept is the same on PlayStation, in that you connect a controller up, and then you connect to the console itself. However, unlike Xbox, Sony’s PlayStation does support Mac.

How to pair a PlayStation DualShock or DualSense controller with an iPad

  • Turn on your controller. Hold down the Create and PS buttons until the lights flash blue.
  • On the iPhone or iPad, go to Settings, then Bluetooth.
  • Select the controller from the list, then Pair to connect.

For the Mac, the instructions are the same, except you use the macOS Bluetooth connection options, under the Bluetooth icon in the Menu Bar.

PS Remote Play is available on Mac, unlike the Xbox counterpart.

PS Remote Play is available on Mac, unlike the Xbox counterpart.

How to start using PS Remote Play on a PlayStation 5 with an iPhone or iPad

  • On the PlayStation 5 Home Screen, select Settings then System, followed by Remote Play.
  • Make sure the Enable Remote Play toggle is turned on.
  • Press Circle on the controller, and go to Power Saving, then Features Available in Rest Mode.
  • Make sure both Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS5 from Network are toggled on.
  • On the iPhone or iPad, make sure the PS Remote Play app is installed, and open it.
  • Sign in with your PlayStation Network account, and follow the prompts to allow network access.
  • Select PS5, then dismiss the console setup instructions. The app will then attempt to connect to the console.

How to start using PS Remote Play on a PlayStation 5 with a Mac

  • On the PlayStation 5 Home Screen, select Settings then System, followed by Remote Play.
  • Make sure the Enable Remote Play toggle is turned on.
  • Press Circle on the controller, and go to Power Saving, then Features Available in Rest Mode.
  • Make sure both Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS5 from Network are toggled on.
  • On the Mac, download and install the PS Remote Play app is installed, and open it.
  • Sign in with your PlayStation Network account, and follow the prompts to allow network access.
  • Select PS5, then dismiss the console setup instructions. The app will then attempt to connect to the console.

PC Game Streaming with GeForce Now

While Destiny 2 is available on PC, we will assume that you don’t have one available, nor a console, but still want to play the game.

You can take your chances with using a Windows virtual machine, but a better option could be using GeForce Now. Nvidia’s game-streaming service has undergone a facelift over the last year, including a new Ultimate membership that uses the GeForce RTX 4080 to render games.

GeForce Now lets you play PC games like Destiny 2 on your Mac, via the power of cloud gaming.

GeForce Now lets you play PC games like Destiny 2 on your Mac, via the power of cloud gaming.

How to start using Nvidia GeForce Now on Mac

  • Download and install the GeForce Now app. Alternately, open the service in a browser.
  • Log into your account. If you don’t have one set up, you will have to sign up for the service.
  • Search for the game using the search box.
  • Make sure the game is in your game library for Steam or the Epic Games Store. Select the relevant storefront, then click +Library.
  • Click Play

Since Nvidia GeForce Now doesn’t use a dedicated app on iOS and iPadOS, you can still play via a browser. The instructions are practically the same as for Mac, with some exceptions.

How to start using Nvidia GeForce Now on iOS and iPadOS

  • Open the service in a browser.
  • Log into your account. If you don’t have one set up, you will have to sign up for the service.
  • Follow the prompts to add Nvidia GeForce Now to the home screen.
  • Open the new home screen icon for the service.
  • Search for the game using the search box.
  • Make sure the game is in your game library for Steam or the Epic Games Store. Select the relevant storefront, then click +Library.
  • Click Play

Do bear in mind that you need adequate controls for each method. In the case of iOS, you will be prompted to pair a game controller to your iPhone in order to play.

The 4 Best Gifts For a Photographer in 2023

Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for a photographer you wish to appreciate. Don’t just get them a gift card: get them a fun gift that will be thoughtful and useful. 

We’ve rounded up four ideas for photographers that are sure to impress, whether they’re into capturing nature or snapping photos of their everyday adventures.

We’ll look at the gifts’ features and what makes them perfect for professional photographers. In addition, we’ll provide their advantages, so you can make an informed decision with confidence.

So read on, start shopping, and find some of the best gifts for a photographer!

Review of 4 Best Gifts for a Photographer

These gifts are certain to shoot their photography game to the next level.

1. Chasing Y Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Chasing Y Camera Lens Coffee Mug,Camera Lens Mug,Fun Photo Coffee Mugs Stainless Steel Lens Mug Thermos Great Gifts for Photographers,Home Supplies,Friends,School Rewards

Our rating:

The Chasing Y Camera Lens Coffee Mug is truly a unique and special gift for photographers. Featuring an upgraded waterproof lid design, this durable and stylish mug is ideal for a number of occasions.

The mug has a fashionable and eye-catching appearance, as you’d expect from something designed to replicate an actual camera lens. #1 on our list for fashion and design, it also comes with a handy spoon that fits perfectly into the top of the lid. Suitable for both hot and cold drinks, this mug is the perfect companion when enjoying coffee or other beverages.

This affordable gift provides life-long durability and convenience all in one: it’ll be sure to impress any photography enthusiast or coffee drinker!

What a user said about the product: “Very cute, nice gift for someone [who] likes to take pictures.”


  • The mug has a realistic camera lens design that photographers will love.
  • It’s lightweight, travel-friendly, and made of BPA-free plastic.
  • The mug weighs 8.8 ounces and has a 350 mL capacity.
  • It’s perfect for both hot and cold beverages.
  • It comes with an included spoon for convenience.
  • The lid has a spill-proof design.
  • It’s easy to clean, and durable.


  • The mug is not microwave safe.
  • It’s not insulated, so it won’t keep drinks hot or cold for long periods of time.



2. Palmyth Neoprene Fishing Gloves

Palmyth Neoprene Fishing Gloves for Men and Women 2 Cut Fingers Flexible Great for Photography Fly Fishing Ice Fishing Running Touchscreen Texting Shooting Hiking Jogging Trekking Cycling Walking

Our rating:

A photography job has to do with being outdoors, whether it’s for wildlife photography, landscape photos, or taking a simple portrait. With this in mind, having the proper gear is essential to prevent any physical harm and help someone during their photographic journey.

Made of faux leather, neoprene, and windproof fabric, the Palmyth Neoprene Fishing Gloves have an optional fold-back index and thumb finger fabric to enhance dexterity and movement. The perfect protection for your hands for all types of photography, these gloves will keep your hands warm and dry while you’re shooting, whether it’s a sunny day or raining.

Plus, the adjustable Velcro straps ensure a snug fit while still allowing someone to easily remove the gloves when needed. The Palmyth Neoprene gloves are an excellent gift to give a photographer.

What a user said about the product: “Great for late spring or early fall … during those colder seasons when it is too warm for heavier mitts but a bit too cold for bare hands.”


  • Neoprene is a windproof and flexible material that allows for a good grip on the camera.
  • The gloves are designed to keep hands warm, with extended wrist cuffs for extra protection and to keep water out.
  • The gloves are equipped with anti-slip dots on the palms and fingers.
  • They are machine washable and dry quickly.
  • They’re lightweight and comfortable to wear.
  • The gloves’ design includes a two-finger fold-back fabric for the index finger and thumb, so you can touch the dial without the gloves. 


  • The gloves may be too small for people with larger hands.


3. Red Woven Vintage Camera Strap

Red Woven Vintage Camera Strap for All DSLR Camera. Embroidered Elegant Universal Neck & Shoulder Strap, Floral Pattern, Great Gift for Men & Women Photographers

Our rating:


This Red Woven Vintage Camera Strap looks like it’s straight out of a fashion magazine. It is perfect for anyone who loves photography, which makes it one of the best photography gift ideas.

This stylish peak design strap is made from a high-quality vegan polyester weave with leather ends, giving it an old-school look that will never go out of style.

It also features adjustable straps to ensure a comfortable fit for any vintage or existing camera you can imagine and is designed to last through the years. 

Surely, you’ll never regret buying this great gift for photographers whether the person is an outdoor or indoor photographer.

What a user said about the product: “This is so pretty in person and so comfy. I absolutely love mine!!”


  • The strap is made of a red woven material that gives it a retro, vintage look.
  • The strap is designed to be adjustable, and measures a minimum of 33 inches long, allowing the user to adjust the length of the strap to their liking.
  • The strap is also comfortable to wear, as it’s designed to distribute the weight of the camera evenly across the shoulder.
  • It’s durable and made of vegan fibers and high-quality materials, ensuring it can withstand the wear and tear of regular use.
  • It comes with a sturdy metal clasp and quick-release clips that can securely attach to your camera, ensuring the safety of your camera.
  • The strap is compatible with most digital and film cameras, as well as mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
  • The design of the strap is elegant and stylish, which adds a touch of personality to any camera.


  • The strap is not waterproof, so it should be kept away from moisture.



4. SmallRig Folding Tool Set

SmallRig Folding Tool Set with Screwdrivers and Wrenches, Pocket-sized Folding Multitool with 7 Functional Tools for Video Photographers AAK2213C

Our rating:

This SmallRig Folding Tool set is perfect for photographers who need to make quick adjustments while on the go. It features seven tools – 1 slotted screwdriver, 1 Phillips screwdriver, 1 Torx T25 driver, and 4 Allen wrenches in one package, making it easy to carry around without taking up much space.

The set is made of stainless steel, has comfortable handles, and each has its own pocket for easy access. It also comes with a carrying case so you can keep all the tools in one place when not in use.

This set is an awesome gift. It’s ideal for any DIY photographer who needs quick access to the necessary tools for adjusting or repairing their camera gear.

What a user said about the product: “I quite like the Smallrig range of accessories for cameras and I like to keep some spare screws handy for monopod or tripod emergencies, so I thought this looked like a good tool. It actually is! The wide blade screwdriver is far better than using a coin to screw in a quick release plate and the other tools are very useful too. It’s nice not to see a blade on there – you can always carry a pocket knife if you want one.”


  • This convenient and compact set of tools can be used for all your photographic needs.
  • The tools are made of durable stainless steel and have comfortable grips.
  • Each tool has its own pocket in the carrying case, so you don’t need to search through for the right one.
  • It comes with threaded holes M2.5, M3, M4, M5, 1/4 on the side.
  • It’s foldable.
  • The carrying case keeps everything neat and organized.
  • It’s lightweight, so you can easily carry it around with you.


  • The tools may become loose and may need regular retightening.


Final Thoughts

We’ve successfully gone over some of the best gifts for a photographer in 2023. Whether for beginners or a pro, these are great gifts for photographers, and will help them capture breathtaking shots and perfect their craft.

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MIPI M-PHY 4.1 IP, UFS 3.1 Controller IP & Unipro 1.8 Controller IP Cores are available for instant licensing to support your total UFS applications

February 27, 2023. – T2MIP, the global independent semiconductor IP Cores provider & Technology experts, is glad to announce the immediate license of its partner’s MIPI Alliance approved MIPI M-PHY 4.1, UFS 3.1 & Unipro 1.8 IP Cores in different process nodes to support total UFS application. As the global semiconductor industry is facing both shortage and oversupply challenges at the same time, we are aware of how important supply chains are. As all developers today are in need of semiconductors as they race to be the first to market with their products, T2M-IP have been providing a flawless Total UFS solution to support countless projects in the market to support a host of Flash storage applications.

MIPI M-PHY v4.1 IP Core is the latest MIPI Feature Storage IP Solution, which supports serial interface with high bandwidth capabilities and also HS Gear4 rates up to 11.6Gbps. The MIPI M-PHY IP Core is adherent to the RMMI interface which allows UniPro controller and UFS Controller support.

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The MIPI M-PHY 4.1, UFS 3.1, & Unipro 1.8 IP Cores have been used in the semiconductor industry’s connecting flash memory-based storage, cameras, and RF subsystems, and for providing chip-to-chip inter-processor communications (IPC). Enterprise Computing, Storage area networks, Wireless and mobile devices, IoT, Embedded systems, and other Consumer Electronic storage devices.

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AI-generated comic artwork loses US Copyright protection

The cover of
Enlarge / The cover of “Zarya of the Dawn,” a comic book created using Midjourney AI image synthesis in 2022.

Kris Kashtanova

On Tuesday, the US Copyright Office declared that images created using the AI-powered Midjourney image generator for the comic book Zarya of the Dawn should not have been granted copyright protection, and the images’ copyright protection will be revoked.

In a letter addressed to the attorney of author Kris Kashtanova obtained by Ars Technica, the office cites “incomplete information” in the original copyright registration as the reason it plans to cancel the original registration and issue a new one excluding protection for the AI-generated images. Instead, the new registration will cover only the text of the work and the arrangement of images and text. Originally, Kashtanova did not disclose that the images were created by an AI model.

“We conclude that Ms. Kashtanova is the author of the Work’s text as well as the selection, coordination, and arrangement of the Work’s written and visual elements,” reads the copyright letter. “That authorship is protected by copyright. However, as discussed below, the images in the Work that were generated by the Midjourney technology are not the product of human authorship.”

Last September, in a story that first appeared on Ars Technica, Kashtanova publicly announced that Zarya of the Dawn, which includes comic-style illustrations generated from prompts using the latent diffusion AI process, had been granted copyright registration. At the time, we considered it a precedent-setting case for registering artwork created by latent diffusion.

An excerpt from the AI-assisted comic book <em>Zarya of the Dawn</em>, which initially received a US copyright registration in September, now revised.
Enlarge / An excerpt from the AI-assisted comic book Zarya of the Dawn, which initially received a US copyright registration in September, now revised.

However, as the letter explains, after the Copyright Office learned that the work included AI-generated images through Kashtanova’s social media posts, it issued a notice to Kashtanova in October stating that it intended to cancel the registration unless she provided additional information showing why the registration should not be canceled. Kashtanova’s attorney responded to the letter in November with an argument that Kashtanova authored every aspect of the work, with Midjourney serving merely as an assistive tool.

That argument wasn’t good enough for the Copyright Office, which describes in detail why it believes AI-generated artwork should not be granted copyright protection. In a key excerpt provided below, the Office emphasizes the images’ machine-generated origins:

Based on the record before it, the Office concludes that the images generated by Midjourney contained within the Work are not original works of authorship protected by copyright. See COMPENDIUM (THIRD ) § 313.2 (explaining that “the Office will not register works produced by a machine or mere mechanical process that operates randomly or automatically without any creative input or intervention from a human author”). Though she claims to have “guided” the structure and content of each image, the process described in the Kashtanova Letter makes clear that it was Midjourney—not Kashtanova—that originated the “traditional elements of authorship” in the images.

The letter provides additional analogies for understanding why the Copyright Office thinks Kashtanova is not the creator of the images, including the idea of hiring a human to create images using descriptions and performing a text-based image search on the Internet. The overall argument in the letter may serve as an important legal precedent for future attempts to copyright AI-generated images.

In an Instagram post, Kashtanova reacted to the letter by framing it as an overall win for AI-augmented artists. She says the ruling is “great news” in the sense that it protects the comic book’s story and the image arrangement, which “covers a lot of uses for the people in the AI art community.”

But on the issue of losing copyright protection for the individual images, Kashtanova says she is not giving up the fight:

I was disappointed in one aspect of the decision. The Copyright Office didn’t agree to recognize my copyright of the individual images. I think that they didn’t understand some of the technology so it led to a wrong decision. It is fundamental to understand that the output of a Generative AI model depends directly on the creative input of the artist and is not random. My lawyers are looking at our options to further explain to the Copyright Office how individual images produced by Midjourney are [a] direct expression of my creativity and therefore copyrightable.

Despite precedents for earlier algorithmically generated artwork receiving copyright protection, this ruling means that AI-generated imagery, without human-authored elements, cannot currently be copyrighted in the United States. The Copyright Office’s ruling on the matter will likely hold unless it’s challenged in court, revised by law, or re-examined in the future.

It’s possible that the ruling may eventually be reconsidered as the result of a cultural shift in how society perceives AI-generated art—one that may allow for a new interpretation by different members of the US Copyright Office in the decade ahead. For now, AI-powered artwork is still a novel and poorly understood technology, but it may eventually become the standard way visual arts emerge. Not allowing for copyright protection would potentially preclude its use by large and powerful media conglomerates in the future. So the story of AI and copyrights is not over yet.

No, Apple didn’t pay for the iPhone to benchmark better

Geekbench 6 is the latest benchmark in the series.

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Accusations that Apple paid off benchmark developers so its iPhone can beat Samsung’s latest models are unfounded, and based on tribalism. Here’s why.

Social media complaints about Samsung’s S23 Ultra doing worse than the iPhone after the introduction of Geekbench 6 has led to accusations of bias favoring Apple. In reality, it’s just an issue in how benchmarks are perceived as the be-all-and-end-all of a smartphone’s worth.

Since the introduction of Geekbench 6 in February, fans of Samsung and Android have taken to Twitter and other public forums to complain about its results. Specifically, the internet beef is about how Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra scores versus the iPhone 14 Pro lineup.

A compilation of the charges by PhoneArena lays out the complaints as chiefly being how the scores have drifted further apart with the introduction of the new Geekbench 6.

Under Geekbench 5, the Galaxy S23 Ultra would get around 1,600 for the single-core score and 5,000 for the multi-core, in the ballpark of the iPhone 14 Pro’s 1,900 and 5,500 scores.

Ballpark figures for results under Geekbench 5

Ballpark figures for results under Geekbench 5

When tested using Geekbench 6, the Galaxy S23 Ultra would manage around 1,900 for the single-core test, and 5,100 for the multi-core. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro manages 2,500 for the single-core result and 6,500 for the multi-core.

Notice the bigger difference in scores for the Geekbench 6 ballpark results.

Notice the bigger difference in scores for the Geekbench 6 ballpark results.

In effect, the iPhone is 18% better in single-core and 10% better in multi-core than the Samsung under Geekbench 5. Switching to Geekbench 6, the lead has increased to 31% and 18% respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Social media inhabitants claim that this change in score must mean there is some sort of bias in play towards Apple. Surely a reasonably close race in Geekbench 5 should still be equally close in Geekbench 6, the tweets argue.

Therefore, to these people, there’s some level of pro-Apple bias. As is nearly always the case, someone has already accused Apple of paying GeekBench off to bump up the results.

The game has changed

The first thing to consider is what goes into a benchmark itself. A synthetic benchmark performs a variety of tests, with results compiled into a final, singular score.

These tests don’t change throughout the life of the benchmark generation. So, there’s a level of consistency in testing between devices over a long period of time.

However, benchmark tools do have to update every so often to match trends in hardware specifications, and the type of tasks that a user can expect to undertake with their devices.

The release of Geekbench 6 did precisely this, with alterations to existing tests and the introduction of new tests to better match what is possible with a modern device. That includes new tests that focus on machine learning and augmented reality, which are considerable growth areas in computing.

“These tests are precisely crafted to ensure that results represent real-world use cases and workloads,” the description for Geekbench 6 reads.

Machine learning is a growth area and is capable of creating

Machine learning is a growth area and is capable of creating “Art,” so shifting a benchmark’s focus in that direction makes sense.

Think of it as a race between a sprinter and someone into parkour. The race may normally be something like the 100-meter dash, which the sprinter is used to, but changing to something like a Tough Mudder obstacle course will probably end up with a different result.

If you take away nothing else from this piece, here’s the main bullet point. If you change what’s being tested, of course the results are going to be different.

It’s no different than if you were to compare the results of Geekbench 5 to those of other benchmark suites. Since there’s different tests and an alternate weighting of each going into the final scores, you’ll find differences in performance between devices to also vary between benchmark tools.

If you think of Geekbench 6 as being a completely different benchmarking tool to Geekbench 5, the differences in performance can be more reasonable to understand.

Yes, a change in weighting to make some areas more important to a score than others can cause scores to change. But, so long as it doesn’t affect the ability to directly compare a score against others from the same generation of the app, it’s not really a problem.

The need for trust

Benchmark tools are in a privileged position, in that they are an entity that entirely relies on the trust of users to be truthful in the results they provide. The developers say that a set of known tests will be performed by the tool, and that they will be performed in a certain way, every time.

By and large, benchmark tools thrive on this credibility, that there’s no company-specific bias at play. The results that come out are considered to be legitimate, and that there’s no foul play at all.

If, hypothetically, a benchmark developer was offered a huge bag of money to throw the results in one manufacturer’s favor, it would be possible to accomplish. Except that the difference in result compared to the rest of the benchmarking industry will probably and suddenly cause users to question the results that test brings.

Such a situation will break trust in a benchmark tool’s results since other results will be put into question.

Benchmark developers therefore have a need to reduce any bias in test results, so they can be as accurate as possible, to keep the credibility and trust it’s built up.

Wait a hot minute, or two

That credibility takes time to form, which can be a problem for benchmark tools in the beginning.

After a year of operation, tools like Geekbench can build up a collection of results that users can refer to. With Geekbench 5 being so highly used by the media and enthusiasts, that collection is massively important.

However, as we’ve discussed, Geekbench 6 is not Geekbench 5, and it’s only been out for a few weeks. It hasn’t built up that catalog of results to be able to adequately enable comparisons between a wide spectrum of devices yet.

Over time, Geekbench 6 will catch up to Geekbench 5's results catalog size.

Over time, Geekbench 6 will catch up to Geekbench 5’s results catalog size.

Unfortunately, that means people will be trying to compare Geekbench 6 results against Geekbench 5 until that catalog is fleshed out enough to matter.

This is a problem that won’t be solved immediately, as it relies on the results gathered from millions of tests using the tool. That can take months to come into existence, certainly not the two weeks that have elapsed since the release of Geekbench 6 itself.

Wait a few months, then take a look at the benchmarks. If Geekbench 6 is trustworthy, you’re going to see the same sort of trends across all of the devices tested by it.

A warning from history

With benchmarks considered a main way to compare one device against another, that can lead some to think it is the ultimate arbiter of what’s the best smartphone that you can buy.

As we’ve just spelled out, a benchmark should only be a small part of your overall buying decision, and not the entirety of it. This prioritizing of benchmarks as the “most important thing” has already led to weird situations in the past.

Take the example of reports from March 2022, when Samsung was caught adjusting how its devices work specifically with benchmarks in mind.

Samsung's Galaxy S21 lineup was caught up in a throttling scandal involving benchmarks.

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 lineup was caught up in a throttling scandal involving benchmarks.

To keep smartphones running cool and without issues, a smartphone producer can choose to limit the processing capability of their devices. This makes sense to a point, in that a red-hot smartphone isn’t desirable to consumers, nor is one that can drain the battery.

At the time, Samsung was caught subjecting a long list of apps to “performance limits,” namely throttling them for just such a reason. Except that benchmark apps like Geekbench 5 and Antutu didn’t get throttled at all, and ran unrestricted.

To the end user, this would mean the device would benchmark well, but in actual usage, would end up functioning at a much lower level of performance than expected for many normal apps.

This is effectively shortchanging the end user by making them believe that the device runs faster than in reality, at least under benchmarks.

Benchmarks are not the real world

The whole point of a benchmark is that it gives you a standardized way to compare one device with another, and to generally know the difference in performance. The key is standardization, and like many areas of life, that’s not necessarily going to lead to a true reflection of something’s capabilities.

This specialization even goes down to the specific benchmark itself, as while Geekbench is a more generalized one, there are others with specific audiences in mind.

For example, many gamers rely on in-game benchmarks such as the one in Rise of the Tomb Raider. This makes sense as a benchmark, since it being an actual game, it can better test just elements of a device’s performance with a gamer’s needs in mind.

Meanwhile, though Cinebench offers testing focused on GPUs, it’s largely more useful for those working in 3D rendering, since it caters more to that field rather than to general 3D needs.

There’s also browser-based benchmarks, but while useful for those working in online-centric fields, they won’t be that useful for those working in 3D or are avid gamers.

Ideally, users need to choose the benchmark tools that meet their needs. Geekbench is a simple and generalized test suite, but while it isn’t the best for specific scenarios, its ease of use and general-purpose nature makes it ideal for mass-market testing, such as in publications.

Even so, regardless of what benchmark you use, you’re not going to get a complete rundown for your specific needs. You’ll still get an indication, but no certainties.

That sprinter is great at short-distance races, but they probably won’t be that good at doing their taxes, or in knowing where the eggs are in a supermarket. Knowing how they place in a race won’t help get your accounting done any faster, but you’ll know at least that they are physically fit.

Likewise, a smartphone can do well at accomplishing specific tasks in a benchmark, but it’s still an approximation of what you want to do with the device. For example, you may prioritize the time it takes to perform biometric unlocking, or the image quality of the camera.

A benchmark tool will only give a general guide to how a smartphone is compared to another under specific conditions. It won’t tell you how well it will fit in with your life.

Best Drone for Professional Photography

As a professional photographer, you know that capturing gorgeous images of the world around you often necessitates the use of an aerial camera. But not all drones can keep up with your aerial photography demands, and many come with steep price tags to match. 

Fortunately, there are now drones on the market that provide excellent image quality without passing your budget boundary. 

From reliable drone manufacturers like DJI to new players in the industry creating groundbreaking models, these budget drones for photography are perfect for ambitious photographers of all types – from portrait and wedding photographers to landscape photography experts. 

If you’re looking for an affordable drone to help elevate your photos, look no further – these are the best drone for professional photography!

Best Drone for Professional Photography – 4 Great Options

Professional photographers have easier access to advanced features in drone technology than ever before! 

Whether you’re looking for foldable designs, excellent image quality, obstacle avoidance, or advanced autonomous features in a budget drone, these 4 best drones for professional photographers provide all these capabilities.

Each of these excellent and compact drones is specially designed to provide raw image capabilities and digital zoom, as well as mechanical shutters, image sensor, and hybrid zoom. Take advantage of their 3-axis gimbals and industry-leading collision avoidance technology for superior photographs every time.

With one of these models in hand, you’ll gain maximum flight control with minimal effort.


1. DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo

DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo, Drone with 3-Axis Gimbal Camera, 5.4K Video, 1-Inch CMOS Sensor, 4 Directions of Obstacle Sensing, 31 Mins Flight Time, 12km 1080p Video Transmission, Two Extra Batteries

Our rating:

The DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo drone is an excellent option for any hobbyist or professional looking for a responsive and reliable model.
According to a photographer,I do professional photography and have 2 other drones already. I was hesitant, but bought it anyway after some research and comparisons. One of the selling points was the High Resolution and a 1” CMOS lens which is twice the size as the others and a 3-Axis Gimbal.”


  • A 3-Axis Gimbal Camera
  • Impressive 5.4K video capabilities and a 1-inch CMOS Sensor
  • Lightweight drone package weighing only 20.99 ounces
  • Two extra batteries are included in its Fly More Combo version
    Color gray


  • Environment sensing that works in 4 directions will detect potential obstacles in its flight path, allowing you to fly with peace of mind knowing the Air 2S is paying attention to its surroundings.
  • With a powerful battery lasting up to 31 minutes of flight time and 12km 1080p Video transmission, this drone can capture detailed images that explode with one billion colors.


  • If the connection is lost, it will crash.



2. DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo (DJI RC)

DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo (DJI RC) - Lightweight and Foldable Mini Camera Drone with 4K HDR Video, 38-min Flight Time, True Vertical Shooting, and Intelligent Features

Our rating:

This drone is for those looking to get great photos and videos, full of incredible detail and clarity. No matter where you fly, the DJI Mini 3 Fly More Combo (DJI RC) drones are perfect.
According to Teehecee, a first-time drone user, “It’s very easy to learn and creates breathtaking content.” With this drone, you’ll be more than ready to take amazing aerial shots from any adventure or event. 


  • A lightweight, foldable camera drone with stunning 4K HDR video
  • A portable design at just under 2 pounds (0.8kg)
  • 18 spare screws for emergency repair
  • Effective still resolution is 12
  • Comes with a shoulder bag for portability and convenience 


  • The intelligent flight mode features like Focus on the Moment make it incredibly easy to frame your shot just right with minimal practice.
  • It has 38 minutes of flight time that can be extended to 51 minutes.
  • Using True Vertical Shooting capabilities, capturing the perfect moment is a breeze.


  • The signal between the remote and the drone significantly diminishes after half a mile of flight, despite the 7 mile max signal as advertised.



3. DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo

DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo – Ultralight Foldable Drone, 3-Axis Gimbal with 4K Camera, 12MP Photos, 31 Mins Flight Time, OcuSync 2.0 10km HD Video Transmission, QuickShots, Gray

Our rating:

Whether you’re a novice or pro drone enthusiast, the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo drone is a must-have for quick, powerful aerial performance. 
I have been having a lot of fun with my DJI Mini 2 drone. It is such a compact and convenient device, fitting easily in the palm of my hand.” – Jeff


  • An Ultralight foldable construction
  • 3-axis gimbal with a 4K camera captures all the action
  • 31 minutes of flight time
  • OcuSync 2.0 10km HD video transmission
  • Accessories including spare propellers, RC cables, spare control sticks, a shoulder bag, and type-C cable
  • Comes in classic gray color
  • 4X zoom


  • Using Quick Shot capabilities, users can reach new heights without ever leaving their home to explore.
  • You can zoom up to 4X and get detailed imagery with its effective still resolution of 12MP. 


  • When in motion, it does not turn properly.

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4. Autel Robotics EVO 2 Pro Drone

Autel Robotics EVO 2 Pro Drone, 2023 New EVO II Pro Rugged Bundle with 6K HDR Video, Version 2, No Geo-Fencing, F2.8 - F11 Aperture, 360° Obstacle Avoidance, 3 Batteries, Extra 64G SD, Fly More Combo

Our rating:

Autel Robotics EVO 2 Pro Drone is 2023’s newest version with the popular drone line. 
“A customer who purchased it recently mentioned, “When I learned of the EVO-2 Pro 6k drone from Autel Robotics, I was intrigued by its terrific specs. I did as much research on it as I could and was so impressed that I decided to take a chance and buy it.”


  • 6K HDR Video
  • F2.8-F11 Aperture
  • Ultra-sensing system, 360° Omni-Directional Obstacle Avoidance capabilities
  • A no Geo-fencing feature and an extra 32G & 64G SD card meet all your capturing needs


  • The Autel Evo Pro drone includes a remote control, two extra batteries, eight low-noise propellers, and a hard plastic carrying case to make your outdoor adventures much better. 
  • The drone comes in an eye-catching orange and is built with durable plastic to ensure you get the longevity you need.
  • There’s 10-bit a-log post-production flexibility, as well as dynamic track 2.0 for keeping up on higher-speed objects. 
  • The drone features a 40-minute long flight time to stay in the air longer.
  • This functional, yet affordable, package is backed by Autel Robotics’ 30-day replacement or full refund warranty, along with 12 months free from defects services.


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Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Drone For Photography

The following factors you should consider when choosing the best drone for photography:

Camera Quality

Professional photographers need the best quality camera that offers high resolution, crystal-clear images, and 4K video recording capabilities.

Flight Time

Having a drone with a longer flight time allows you to take more pictures or videos without having to worry about the battery quickly running out.


Professional photographers need a drone with GPS tracking and return-to-home features to ensure flight safety.

Obstacle Avoidance

This is an important feature for those looking to take aerial shots without worrying about crashing their drone into anything. Look for drones that come with advanced obstacle avoidance technology.


The price of a drone should be taken into consideration when making your decision. While you don’t have to go for the most expensive drone on the market, make sure it fits in your budget and provides all the features you need.

Final Thoughts

Drones for professional photographers have come a long way, and with the Academy of Model Aeronautics and FAA rules in place, you can be sure you have the right to fly without any worries. 

Picking one of these top 4 drones will provide you with excellent image quality and plenty of features to make your experience even better. 

Whether you’re looking for a drone for personal use or to create commercial content, these drones have the features and capabilities you need. Hopefully, this article helped you pick out the best drone for professional photography.

With smarter flight paths, obstacle avoidance technology, and cinematic quality video, you can capture amazing shots with even the most novice piloting skills! 

For more information, be sure to check out how to improve your photography. We have detailed information about the features and capabilities of the best lenses for your Canon and Nikon cameras, so you can make an informed decision before investing in one! 

Good luck with your search, and happy flying!

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Meta unveils a new large language model that can run on a single GPU [Updated]

A dramatic, colorful illustration.

Benj Edwards / Ars Technica

On Friday, Meta announced a new AI-powered large language model (LLM) called LLaMA-13B that it claims can outperform OpenAI’s GPT-3 model despite being “10x smaller.” Smaller-sized AI models could lead to running ChatGPT-style language assistants locally on devices such as PCs and smartphones. It’s part of a new family of language models called “Large Language Model Meta AI,” or LLAMA for short.

The LLaMA collection of language models range from 7 billion to 65 billion parameters in size. By comparison, OpenAI’s GPT-3 model—the foundational model behind ChatGPT—has 175 billion parameters.

Meta trained its LLaMA models using publicly available datasets, such as Common Crawl, Wikipedia, and C4, which means the firm can potentially release the model and the weights open source. That’s a dramatic new development in an industry where, up until now, the Big Tech players in the AI race have kept their most powerful AI technology to themselves.

“Unlike Chinchilla, PaLM, or GPT-3, we only use datasets publicly available, making our work compatible with open-sourcing and reproducible, while most existing models rely on data which is either not publicly available or undocumented,” tweeted project member Guillaume Lample.

Meta calls its LLaMA models “foundational models,” which means the firm intends the models to form the basis of future, more-refined AI models built off the technology, similar to how OpenAI built ChatGPT from a foundation of GPT-3. The company hopes that LLaMA will be useful in natural language research and potentially power applications such as “question answering, natural language understanding or reading comprehension, understanding capabilities and limitations of current language models.”

While the top-of-the-line LLaMA model (LLaMA-65B, with 65 billion parameters) goes toe-to-toe with similar offerings from competing AI labs DeepMind, Google, and OpenAI, arguably the most interesting development comes from the LLaMA-13B model, which, as previously mentioned, can reportedly outperform GPT-3 while running on a single GPU when measured across eight standard “common sense reasoning” benchmarks such as BoolQ, PIQA, SIQA, HellaSwag, WinoGrande, ARC, and OpenBookQA. Unlike the data center requirements for GPT-3 derivatives, LLaMA-13B opens the door for ChatGPT-like performance on consumer-level hardware in the near future.

Parameter size is a big deal in AI. A parameter is a variable that a machine-learning model uses to make predictions or classifications based on input data. The number of parameters in a language model is a key factor in its performance, with larger models generally capable of handling more complex tasks and producing more coherent output. More parameters take up more space, however, and require more computing resources to run. So if a model can achieve the same results as another model with fewer parameters, it represents a significant gain in efficiency.

“I’m now thinking that we will be running language models with a sizable portion of the capabilities of ChatGPT on our own (top of the range) mobile phones and laptops within a year or two,” wrote independent AI researcher Simon Willison in a Mastodon thread analyzing the impact of Meta’s new AI models.

Currently, a stripped-down version of LLaMA is available on GitHub. To receive the full code and weights (the “learned” training data in a neural network), Meta provides a form where interested researchers can request access. Meta has not announced plans for a wider release of the model and weights at this time.

Update (February 26, 2023): We have added the names of the standard academic benchmarks that Meta used to measure the performance of LLaMA with.