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Can AI design better streets for pedestrians? You be the judge
2022-08-05

The USA’s “love affair with the automobile” hasn’t been kind to pedestrians. In 2020, more than 6,500 people were struck and killed while walking in the country. A new report by Smart Growth America lays most of the blame on roadways. “Our nation’s streets are dangerous by design, designed primarily to...

Stanford AI experts call BS on claims that Google’s LaMDA chatbot is sentient
2022-08-04

Two Stanford heavyweights have weighed in on the fiery AI sentience debate — and the duo is firmly in the “BS” corner. The wrangle recently rose to a crescendo over arguments about Google’s LaMDA system. Developer Blake Lemoine sparked the controversy. Lemoine, who worked for Google’s Responsible AI team,...

Meta turns to Reels and the metaverse to recover from its first ever revenue loss
2022-07-28

For the first time ever since going public in 2007, Meta (aka Facebook) reported a decline in quarterly revenue year over year. The company’s revenue was $28.82 billion — a 1% decrease from $29.07 billion in the second quarter of 2021. What’s worse, it forecasts that growth in the third quarter could fall even...

Study: Just how many remote workers are actually lonely?
2022-07-28

Human beings are inherently social creatures, having existed in close-knit hunter-gatherer groups for most of our 200,000-year history. Now we live in a world that is more connected than ever. 5 billion people have access to the internet. Revolutionary communication technologies like Facebook are free to use. These...

Twitter’s beef with Musk is hurting shareholders — and a court case won’t solve that
2022-07-27

Elon Musk’s recent highly public back and forth with Twitter has given the market whiplash. Twitter, while initially resisting the tycoon, went on to sign an agreement with him worth US$44 billion (£36.6 billion) in April 2022. The deal placed a 38% premium on Twitter’s then-share price. While the market would...

20+ Best Tablets for Graphic Design, Drawing & Art 2022 (July Update)
2022-07-25

Discover the best graphics tablets for drawing, art and design and how to choose a tablet that is right for you as an artist, graphic designer or illustrator.

How to use Facebook’s new Feeds tab to customize the posts you see
2022-07-22

Scrolling down Facebook’s home page is sometimes messy — you can’t find the post you saw before and you’re bombarded with often unrelated content. But, finally, things are changing. In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the platform is introducing a feature that lets users customize and control...

Kylie Jenner’s flight controversy sends a warning to short-haul eVTOLs
2022-07-21

This week, the masses are up in arms with the news that entrepreneur, fashionista, and reality TV star Kylie Jenner uses her $70 million luxury private jet to take short-haul flights. But short-haul travel is far from an anomaly as we usher in an era of eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft) for...

15 Best Touchscreen Laptops for Graphic Design (July 2022)
2022-07-20

Having a touchscreen on your laptop can offer you new ways to be productive every day. Check out our list of the best touchscreen laptops for designers here.

10 Best XP-Pen Drawing Tablets for Graphic Designers, Artists & Illustrators
2022-07-20

XP-Pen is a celebrated maker of tablets and displays for graphic designers, artists & illustrators. See the 10 Best XP-Pen Tablets for Drawing, Art & Design!

12 Best iMac Alternatives for Graphic Designers & Artists 2022
2022-07-19

The iMac from Apple is a beast of a machine, price included. Here are 10 great iMac alternatives for graphic designers, illustrators and artists.

10+ Best iPad Apps for Designers in 2022 (July)
2022-07-18

The best graphic design apps can take your tablet and turn into a great go-to tool for all of your designs. See our list of the best iPad apps for designers!

Social media platforms score alarmingly low in LGBTQ community protection
2022-07-18

LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD recently published its 2022 Social Media Safety Index, which claims that some of the major social media platforms are failing to safeguard users of the community. GLAAD evaluated the companies using 12 LGBTQ-specific indicators of online safety in regard to privacy, freedom of...

5 life-changing Google Docs features you might have missed in 2022
2022-07-18

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you’re a daily Google Docs user, you already know that the word editor has gotten better and better the past few years. In 2022 especially, Google has added quite a few...

Researcher discovered app malware on Google Play that steals your money
2022-07-15

Maxime Ingrao, security researcher at cybersecurity company Evina, has discovered a new malware family that can infect Android apps on Google Play. It’s named Autolycos — from the homonymous Greek mythological figure, known for his mastery in thievery and deceit. And that’s exactly what the malware does. Since...

Researcher discovered new app malware on Google Play that steals your money
2022-07-15

Maxime Ingrao, security researcher at cybersecurity company Evina, has discovered a new malware family that can infect Android apps on Google Play. It’s named Autolycos — from the homonymous Greek mythological figure, known for his mastery in thievery and deceit. And that’s exactly what the malware does. Since...

Musk’s beef with Twitter and 3 other tweets that got him in trouble
2022-07-15

Elon Musk’s itchy Twitter fingers have got him in trouble again. The latest backlash to the billionaire’s tweets has come from Twitter itself. After Musk revealed plans to terminate his $44 billion bid for the company, the social media platform sued the tycoon. The lawsuit accuses Musk of breaching the terms of...

Scathing study exposes Google’s harmful approach to AI development
2022-07-14

A study published earlier this week by Surge AI appears to lay bare one of the biggest problems plaguing the AI industry: bullshit, exploitative data-labeling practices. Last year, Google built a dataset called “GoEmotions.” It was billed as a “fine-grained emotion dataset” — basically a ready-to-train-on...

Can I get electrocuted washing my electric car?
2022-07-13

I recently saw a question on Twitter that  piqued my curiosity: “Does anyone know if it’s safe to take a Tesla in a car wash or will I get electrocuted?” Does anyone know if it’s safe to take a Tesla in a car wash or will I get electrocuted — greg (@greg16676935420) July 10, 2022 The question raises two...

New open-source model that dwarfs GPT-3 aims to free AI from Big Tech labs
2022-07-12

A language model bigger than GPT-3 has arrived with a bold  ambition: freeing AI from Big Tech’s clutches. Named BLOOM, the large language model (LLM) promises a similar performance to Silicon Valley’s leading systems — but with a radically different approach to access. While tech giants tend to keep their...

6 Digital Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Brand
2022-07-11

This article will help you to create effective digital marketing strategies and understand the best strategies for this year.

Social media companies should be converted into nonprofits
2022-07-09

This article was originally published on Built In by David Ryan Polgar. “Maybe Twitter should be a nonprofit,” said the high-level Trust and Safety employee. We were standing in Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters discussing the company’s current calamities, namely high levels of hate and harassment and low...

3 ways next-gen academics can avoid an unnecessary AI winter
2022-07-08

There are two realities when it comes to artificial intelligence. In one, the future’s so bright you need to put on welding goggles just to glance at it. AI is a backbone technology that’s just as necessary for global human operations as electricity and the internet. But in the other reality, winter is coming. An...

You’ll no longer need a Facebook account to use the Oculus Quest — and that’s a win-win for Zuck
2022-07-08

Meta will no longer force you to login with a Facebook account when you use your VR headsets. Starting from August, Zuck’s introducing a new Meta account (which won’t be linked to Facebook) for both new and existing users. And if you’ve been logging into your VR device with an Oculus account, you’ll also have...

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