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Sydney, Sept 22: Microsoft has introduced “Microsoft Copilot,” a revolutionary AI companion designed to transform the way people interact with technology and boost productivity.
Copilot will be integrated into Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Edge, and Bing, providing a seamless AI-powered experience across various applications and devices. The company also announced several other updates and new devices to enhance productivity and cater to everyday needs.
Microsoft Copilot unifies AI capabilities into a single experience, offering context and intelligence from the web and your work data to provide better assistance.
This feature will be available in Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and web browsers like Edge and Bing. The update will roll out starting September 26.
Windows 11 is receiving over 150 new features, simplifying complex tasks and enhancing user experience. The updates include integration with Copilot, a new Outlook for Windows, improved AI-powered capabilities in Paint and Photos, enhanced Clipchamp, modernized File Explorer, and new natural voices in Narrator to enhance accessibility. These updates will start rolling out with the latest Windows 11 version, 22H2, from September 26.
Microsoft is also introducing new features in Bing and Edge, including personalized answers based on chat history, improved Bing Image Creator with the DALL.E 3 model from OpenAI, and Content Credentials for AI-generated images. Copilot will be integrated into Microsoft Shopping, providing tailored recommendations and the best prices.
Bing Chat Enterprise, available to more than 160 million Microsoft 365 users, will now be accessible on the Microsoft Edge mobile app. Multimodal visual search and Image Creator will also be added to boost workplace creativity. Microsoft 365 Copilot for Enterprise will be generally available from November 1, 2023, along with Microsoft 365 Chat, a new AI assistant transforming work processes.
Microsoft 365 Copilot for Consumers will integrate Designer with Word, helping users create visually appealing documents with cutting-edge AI.
The company also unveiled new Surface devices, including the Surface Laptop Studio 2, Surface Laptop Go 3, Surface Go 4 for Business, and Surface Hub 3. Additionally, they introduced 3D printable Adaptive Pen Grips for Surface Pen to promote digital inking and creation.
These updates and devices demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to providing powerful and innovative AI experiences for users across various products and services, focusing on simplicity, security, and responsibility.

Skullcandy Launches Smokin’ Buds True Wireless Earbuds

Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds
Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds

Skullcandy has released Smokin’ Buds True Wireless Earbuds, featuring rapid charge and an environmentally-conscious design. These earbuds are made with 50 per cent certified recycled plastics, reducing the environmental impact. Smokin’ Buds are available in Australia at select retailers and online for AU$69.95.
These earbuds offer clear, full-range sound with impressive bass depth, making them suitable for music, movies, and podcasts. They provide up to 20 hours of battery life, with 8 hours in the earbuds and an additional 12 hours in the charging case. Smokin’ Buds are sweat and water-resistant, making them ideal for various activities.
Designed for comfort and noise isolation, they feature capacitive touch controls for volume, calls, EQ modes, and device activation. Smokin’ Buds also incorporate microphones in each earbud, enabling solo use without losing call functionality. The earbuds operate on Bluetooth 5.2, offering efficiency improvements and faster pairing.
The environmentally-friendly design, affordable price, and versatile features make Smokin’ Buds True Wireless Earbuds an attractive option for consumers.

Bobi: Innovative Tool for Stress and Anxiety Management


Bobi, a novel product aimed at helping individuals manage stress and anxiety through proper breathing techniques, has officially launched and received a Gold Award at the Australian Good Design Awards. Developed by psychologist and war crimes investigator Damien Thomas, Bobi serves as a tangible tool for optimizing breathing techniques, promoting mental and physical health.
The device, with three settings, encourages users to practice optimal breathing by synchronizing with the device physically. Bobi’s recognition with a Gold Award underscores its groundbreaking contribution to health and wellness. It offers personalized, tactile guidance and precise stimulation on the back of the hand to foster better breathing.
Bobi can be a trusted companion on the journey to improved well-being for individuals from all walks of life, offering a solution to manage stress and anxiety effectively.

Western Digital Introduces WD Blue SN580 NVMe SSD

WD Blue™ SN580 NVMe™ SSD
WD Blue™ SN580 NVMe™ SSD.

Western Digital has launched the WD Blue SN580 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD), purpose-built for creative enthusiasts and professionals seeking to enhance productivity and streamline content creation. This SSD is the first within the WD Blue product portfolio to feature nCache 4.0 technology and NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0, providing faster file transfer and load times.
The WD Blue SN580 offers read and write speeds of up to 4,150 MB/s (1TB – 2TB models), making it suitable for tasks involving large multimedia assets like 4K video. It features a sleek design, reliability with a 5-year limited warranty, low power requirements, and a focus on delivering a smooth creative workflow.
This SSD is designed for those who demand fast and reliable tools for content creation, making it ideal for professionals, students, and consumers alike.
The WD Blue SN580 NVMe SSD is available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB, with prices starting at $74.00 MSRP (AUD) and comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

These innovations from Microsoft, Skullcandy, Bobi, and Western Digital showcase the ongoing advancements in technology and products designed to enhance productivity, well-being, and digital content creation.

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