Top tech stories today: December 26, 2023

From Samsung’s Galaxy S24 leaks to Humane’s Ai Pin release, and Yandex’s restructuring delay, explore the latest in tech, business, and cybersecurity risks associated with smart devices.

1. Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera module just leaked ahead of January launch

Samsung Galaxy S24 family features a quad-camera setup with a rumored 50MP sensor replacing the second telephoto lens. Advanced camera capabilities include object identification and object removal from photos and videos. Official details expected closer to the launch date. (Tomsguide)

2. The Google Pixel 8 Pro’s Video Boost feature just got a welcome upgrade

The Google Pixel 8 Pro’s Video Boost feature sees an improved user experience with a less intrusive and more context-specific prompt for low-light video shooting, enhancing the overall functionality for users seeking better quality videos in challenging conditions..(Tomsguide)

3. The weird Humane Ai Pin just got a March release date

Humane, from ex-Apple execs, will launch the Humane Ai Pin in March, priced at $699 with a $24/month subscription. This screen-free wearable acts as a chest-mounted virtual assistant. Early shipments prioritize pre-orders, and user reviews in March will reveal its practicality and performance. (Tomsguide)

4. Windows 11’s next big update could arrive in February 2024, packing some nifty features – but it might miss some tricks too

Windows 11’s fifth ‘Moment’ update is expected in February 2024 with minor tweaks and stylus input. Compliance changes for the European Economic Area include uninstalling Edge. Users outside the EEA may uninstall more apps. This could be the last update before a new Windows version in 2024. (Techradar)

5. Dazheng Group consortium announces bid to buy Hollysys Automation for $1.8 billion

A consortium led by China’s Dazheng Group Acquisition has announced its bid to acquire automation and control technology provider Hollysys Automation Technologies in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.8 billion, according to a statement on Sunday. (Marketscreener)

6. Yandex’s restructuring deal expected to be delayed to next year

Yandex’s restructuring to spin off Russian businesses is delayed until early 2024, aiming for shareholder and government approval. The company plans to sell its Russian operations and expand globally, with progress indicating completion in Q1 2024. (Thestar)

7. The hidden cyber security risks of smart devices

The hidden cyber security risks of smart devicesSmart devices pose hidden cybersecurity risks that many people overlook. Understanding these risks is crucial for safeguarding personal information and ensuring digital security. (Techradar)


Ivy Wu

Ivy Wu was a media reporter at btw media. She graduated from Korea University with a major in media and communication, and has rich experience in reporting and news writing.

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