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US-Senat: US$ 52 Mrd. für Chips

Senate approves billions for US semiconductor manufacturing – The funding is on track to meet Biden’s chip goals – After months of political jockeying and procedural hurdles, the Senate approved a massive science and technology bill Tuesday to boost US competitiveness with China. The bill invests billions into emerging technology industries like artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and quantum computing in the US. – The bill – titled the US Innovation and Competition Act or USICA – builds off a previous proposal from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the Endless Frontier Act. … In its current form, the bill provides $52 billion for domestic semiconductor manufacturing, as well as a 30 percent boost in funding for the National Science Foundation and $29 billion for a new science directorate to focus on applied sciences.“

The Verge

„Der“ Instagram Algorithmus

Adam Mosseri: There Is No Single Instagram Algorithm – The head of the Facebook-owned photo– and videosharing network sought to clear up some mysteries – Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri shared a lengthy blog post in which he sought to explain some of the mysteries behind the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network. … Mosseri pointed out that Instagram does not have one single algorithm that controls what people see and don’t see on the application, instead relying on ‚a variety of algorithms, classifiers and processes, each with its own purpose.‘ He also addressed the shift to an algorithmic feed from a chronological one in 2016, saying users were missing 70% of the posts in their feed, and he said that each part of the app has its own algorithm tailored to how people use it: Explore, feed, Reels.“


Apple Mail vs Newsletter Boom?

„Will Apple Mail threaten the newsletter boom? – How Mail Protection Privacy will force the email economy to adapt – Taken together, the numerous iOS 15 features focused on user privacy combine to place more pressure on the digital ad ecosystem. Perhaps most notably, ‚Private Relay‚ – available to paying subscribers of Apple’s iCloud+ service – will encrypt all traffic leaving a user’s device, making them harder for advertisers to track.“


Apple Music: CD-Qualität und mehr

Apple Music launches Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, adds Spatial Audio playlists – The lossless tier begins at CD quality – 16 bit at 44.1 kHz, and goes up to 24 bit at 48 kHz, Apple previously said. Audiophiles can also opt for the high-resolution lossless that goes up to 24 bit at 192 kHz. Apple has said you’ll need to use an external, USB digital-to-analog converter to take advantage of the latter – simply plugging in a pair of headphones to an iPhone won’t work.“