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This week in Tech: Faulty Apple Adapters & Death metal creating AI


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This week, Apple recalls certain plug adapters, Microsoft joins the $1 trillion club, Samsung delays its folding phone and an AI creates death metal.


Faulty Apple plug adapters

Apple has had to recall certain plug adapters in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. The models specifically affected are AC wall plug adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits. The affected adapters were made between 2003 and 2010. They were shipped with Macs, ios devices and in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Apple is asking for the adapters to be returned and will exchange them for a new one free of charge. To see if your adapter is affected view Apple’s statement here.

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Microsoft joins the $1 trillion club

On Thursday Microsoft’s value reached $1 trillion for a short while. Microsoft is the third company to ever manage such a high value the other two being Amazon and Apple. Microsoft’s chief marketing officer commented that "Nobody is sitting around high-fiving when the stock hits some new high."

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Samsung delays its foldable phone

Samsung's hotly anticipated folding phone has been delayed. Due to issues with the internal flexible screen breaking days after being given to reviewers and journalists. The phone was meant to launch on the in the US on 26th April and in the UK on 3rd May but it has now been delayed.

Image Credit: Samsung Newsroom

AI death metal live stream

An AI going by the name of Dadabots has been creating death metal and then streaming it on. Have a listen below. The AI was created by CJ Carr and Zack Zukowski. ‘This early example of neural synthesis is a proof-of-concept for how machine learning can drive new types of music software. Creating music can be as simple as specifying a set of music influences on which a model trains.’ wrote the creators in a 2018 paper.

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