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April 30, 2024


Portable AI Devices Aren’t Ready for Prime Time

Personal devices that aim to bring generative AI into our lives have met with limited success so far. The Humane AI Pin is a Star Trek-inspired communicator that uses gen-AI software, a laser and a camera to answer questions and help you get things …

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The New York Times

Friends From the Old Neighborhood Turn Rivals in Big Tech’s AI Race

Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman, who both grew up in London, feared a corporate rush to build artificial intelligence. Now they’re driving that competition at Google and Microsoft.

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Latest iPhone Rumors Include First Screen-Size Increase in Years

If you love small phones, looks like you’re out of luck. Apple/Viva Tung/CNET. Leaks about Apple’s upcoming iPhone …

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The Beats Solo 4 are an excellent revival of a classic

These headphones deliver a satisfying mix of airy and punchy sound. Beats’ custom 40mm transducers pump out more clarity and steady bass that can still wallop your ears and veil highs on boom-heavy tracks. You can also employ some of the audio settings in …

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CBS News

The best deals on Samsung’s Frame TV will save you over $1400

This flat-screen display blends crisp QLED picture with art; it can become a full-fledged canvas to display paintings and photos. Samsung’s 2024 Frame TV just debuted last week via retailers like Samsung …

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BBC News

What’s next for World of Warcraft after 20 years?

But game maker Activision Blizzard has announced it’s called off the 2024 edition of the popular event. It’s assured disappointed fans that the event will return in future, but hasn’t said when …

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The Verge

GitHub Copilot can now help start a project with AI, not just complete it

GitHub wants Copilot, its code completion platform powered by GPT-4, present throughout the lifecycle of development, including the very beginning of a coding project. Related. GitHub’s Copilot Chat AI feature is now available in public beta …

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Fast Company

Patagonia wants you to stop buying crap

A new film from the clothing company underscores our mass consumption problem—while subtly marketing its clothes. … The quality of most products on the market today is utter crap. And it’s getting worse with time. It’s particularly obvious with clothing.

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Symmetry magazine

Machine learning and theory

Theoretical physicists use machine-learning algorithms to speed up difficult calculations and eliminate untenable theories—but could they transform what it means to make discoveries? Theoretical physicists employ their imaginations and their deep …

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Nevada Today

A short time from now in a galaxy close to home. The Sci-On! Film Festival returns to Reno May 1 – 4.

In the Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno, a large hemispherical dome about 30 feet across dominated the center of the planetarium. Although the swirling colors of reds, yellows and oranges painted on its surface were impressive, …

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