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Jupiter now has ‘most moons’ in solar system

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In addition to being the biggest and most massive planet in the solar system, Jupiter now has the most moons around it, at 92, making the gas giant the largest body in the solar system overall.

According to a recent article from Sky and Telescope, the Minor Planet Centre (MPC), run by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, has revealed the orbits of the 12 unidentified moons of Jupiter. With these recent discoveries, Jupiter has surpassed Saturn to claim the title of “planet in the solar system with the most moons.”

Around the ringed gas giant, the second-largest planet in the solar system, researchers have discovered 83 moons so far. But according to Sky and Telescope, astronomers have also discovered tonnes of rocks up to around 2 miles (3 kilometres) wide near Saturn without yet properly tracking the objects. Jupiter may have to give back its new title to Saturn as soon as technology allows for the study of these smaller moons.

The observations of the Jovian system, made in 2021 and 2022, have been submitted for publication by Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington, DC, reported Space. The reason for the gap between the discovery of the new moons and their confirmation is that astronomers had to follow the pebbles for a full orbit to make sure they were indeed orbiting Jupiter.

According to Sky and Telescope, all of the new moons orbit Jupiter at a distance from its surface, taking more than 340 Earth days to do so. Nine of the 12 new moons are extremely far away. Their orbits are longer than 550 days. All of these moons are small; just five of those nine moons are believed to have a diameter larger than five miles (8 km).

The outer Jovian moons, in contrast, have “prograde” orbits that circle the gas giant in the same direction as the planet’s spin. The nine moons that are very far away have retrograde orbits, which means that they circle the gas giant in the opposite direction from its rotation. The retrograde orbits of the new moons suggest that Jupiter’s powerful gravitational pull may have grabbed these moons, with the smaller ones perhaps being the fragments of larger entities that collided and broke apart.

The prograde orbits of some of the recently discovered moons indicate that they developed around Jupiter. Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are the large inner moons that are known as the Galilean moons because they were first discovered by Galileo Galilei in the early 1600s. These prograde orbiting moons are situated in a middle swath of space with 13 other Jovian moons.

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The recall AI feature rollout by Microsoft will be delayed.

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A computerized history is created via the Recall feature, which records everything from phone conversations to web browsing. This way, even months later, the user may search through it for remembered actions.

In a blog post, Microsoft announced that recall, which was originally going to be widely available for Copilot+ PC users on June 18, will now only be available for a preview on its Windows Insider Program (WIP) in the next weeks.

As to the statement from the Redmond, Washington-based company, the decision is “founded in our dedication to offering a reliable, safe, and comprehensive experience for every client and to obtain more input before releasing the feature to all Copilot+ PC users.”

An artificial intelligence (AI) feature-rich class of personal computers called Copilot+ PCs was introduced in May.

Millions of “Windows biggest fans” can sample new improvements for the operating system through the WIP, a public software testing initiative.

According to the business, following feedback from the WIP community, the Recall preview will soon be accessible for all Copilot+ PCs.

Shortly after the feature’s release, billionaire technologist Elon Musk opened a new tab and referred to it as a “Black Mirror episode,” drawing parallels to the Netflix series that examines the negative effects of advanced technology. However, some social media users expressed concerns about privacy, saying that it could allow for spying.

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TikTok plans to introduce an image search capability in order to directly compete with Google.

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TikTok, a Chinese short video platform, is now conducting a trial of a novel functionality that enables users to capture or submit images in order to discover comparable products within the TikTok Shop, as reported by TechCrunch.

TikTok, the current leader in social media, is now aiming to enter Google’s domain in the field of search, indicating a direct competition against Google’s control in visual search.

The functionality, originally observed by user Jonah Manzano, is presently accessible to users residing in the United States and Southeast Asia. Users that have access to the feature will see a camera symbol that is integrated.
This feature allows users to effortlessly search for products by capturing or uploading photographs, eliminating the requirement for written descriptions.

For example, if you are eating at a restaurant and like the dish that is presented on a certain plate, you can take a fast photo using the TikTok app to discover comparable goods that you can buy.

Similarly, if you come across an expensive item while shopping online, you can save its image and use TikTok’s image search feature to locate similar, more affordable options.

Although TikTok Shop has previously utilized conventional search methods, this new advancement represents a notable deviation by harnessing the capabilities of visual search, similar to Google Lens.

TikTok’s decision is a calculated maneuver aimed at not only attracting users’ interest in finding new products but also promoting sales within its e-commerce network.

This development is not only a criticism of Google or Amazon; it is a more extensive effort to rival other participants in the field of visual search and e-commerce, such as Klarna and rising businesses like Cherry.

TikTok’s shift towards e-commerce is apparent in its recent announcement that TikTok Shop accommodates more than 15 million vendors worldwide, including a significant presence in the United States.

The company has made significant investments in platform safety, dedicating more than $400 million and establishing a staff of 7,500 personnel to guarantee the integrity of TikTok Shop.

TikTok continues to pursue its e-commerce goals, while encountering regulatory obstacles, especially in the United States.

TikTok’s momentum remains unaffected by President Biden’s recent measure, which indicates a possible prohibition if ByteDance does not divest the platform.

However, the corporation regards e-commerce as a strategic source of income and a method to maintain consumer involvement within its ecosystem.

TikTok is continuously expanding and improving its TikTok Shop to encourage more user interaction and spending. This will help establish TikTok as a strong competitor in the e-commerce industry.
in the search bar of TikTok Shop.

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Pakistan experiences substantial expansion in the information technology sector.

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Pakistan experienced significant development in the exports of its IT sector, reaching a total of $2.283 billion, as stated in a recent Economic Survey Report.

The increase in exports emphasized the rising global demand for IT services from Pakistan and the sector’s impact on the national economy.

The survey demonstrated that IT freelancers contributed $35 million in remittances, highlighting their significance in the IT industry.

The study data indicates a significant rise in the number of broadband and telecom customers nationwide, with broadband users reaching 135 million and telecom users growing to 194 million.

Earlier this week, the federal government has suggested a substantial 357 percent rise in the budget for the IT sector for the fiscal year 2024-25.

As to reliable sources, the Ministry of IT has been granted a budget of Rs 27.43 billion in the development budget, out of which Rs 6.28 billion has been allotted for the implementation of 15 new projects.

The government has additionally suggested allotting Rs 21.15 billion for projects that are currently in progress, as well as Rs 3.5 billion for the Digital Economy initiative.

Additional noteworthy allocations consist of Rs 1 billion for fostering innovation in the IT sector, Rs 50 million for the digitalization of the national assembly, and Rs 300 million for the implementation of smart office projects in government ministries.

The government has additionally suggested investing Rs 9.92 billion for the Islamabad Technology Development Park and Rs 6.78 billion for the creation of an IT park in Karachi. The budget additionally comprises a proposition for an allocation of Rs 1 billion for the Cybersecurity Fund for the Digital Pakistan initiative.

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