- Silicon Valley billionaires like Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt have poured millions into a Democratic super PAC that is behind a slew of anti-Trump TV ads in the home stretch to Election Day, per a Recode report.
- The super PAC is spending more than $100 million on TV ads in support of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, an amount that surpasses any other group’s spending.
- The report comes as the tech world continues to fight off Republicans’ claims that the industry harbors an anti-conservative bias on online platforms.
- It also comes after reports that employees from Apple, Amazon, Facebook,
Although hearing “Silicon Valley” and “hearing aids” in the same sentence might not seem all that normal, it is now. This week, the startup Whisper launched its new flagship product, the Whisper Hearing System, and also announced a whopping $35 million Series B investment.
The Whisper Hearing System uses artificial intelligence to process sound in real-time and optimize it for the user’s surroundings. The system consists of three main components: the earpieces, the “Whisper Brain,” or a small pocket-sized device that enables the company’s AI Sound Separation Engine and the Whisper app.
In a statement announcing the product, the company said that the Whisper Brain is the center of the device’s learning capabilities. Whisper maintains that it is constantly working on refining the Brain’s ability to identity and process different sounds, such
Apple will hold another digital event on November 17 to announce its first Apple Silicon powered Macs, according to frequent leaker Jon Prosser.
Apple has already said that this year it intends to introduce the first Mac powered by an Apple Silicon chip instead of an Intel processor. One thing it hasn’t revealed is the date it will be announced. According to Prosser’s source, that date is November 17. “You should see this confirmed with an announcement on Tuesday, November 10,” added Prosser in a followup tweet.
Another known unknown is which Mac model will feature the first custom Arm-based Mac processors. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has said it will be a notebook, but rumors have conflicted on whether it will be a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, a new MacBook Air, or a revived 12-inch MacBook.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air