Tuesday, 20th February 2024, 10:45 PM

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Platformer’s Casey Newton on surviving the great media collapse and what comes next

The founder of Platformer talks about building small media businesses, his decision to leave Substack, and what’s next for the media industry.

15 days ago on The Verge

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The first Reddit reviews of the Vision Pro are in

The public is beginning to weigh in on the Vision Pro, and the feelings about it are wide-ranging. Here are several examples from the Vision Pro subreddit.

17 days ago on The Verge

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AI afterlife, robot romance, and slow-burn slashers: the best of Sundance 2024

The Sundance Film Festival featured great movies like Love Me, In A Violent Nature, Didi, and Ibelin.

17 days ago on The Verge

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Neck lamps are a bookworm’s best friend

If you love physical books, then neck-worn reading lights are far superior to clip-ons, headlamps, and any other solution we’ve tried for reading in dim light.

18 days ago on The Verge

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Apple’s $3,499 Vision Pro lacks Find My location tracking, so don’t lose it

Apple’s Vision Pro support page explains that the headset’s Find My feature will only enable Activation Lock, as there is no location tracking built in.

18 days ago on The Verge

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Indie labels cry foul over Apple Music’s enhanced spatial audio royalties

Apple Music will pay musicians who release tracks in spatial audio a larger share of the revenue from streaming, which indie labels say is going to unfairly hurt their artists.

18 days ago on The Verge

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OpenAI says there’s only a small chance ChatGPT will help create bioweapons

Researchers gave tasks associated with creating bioweapons to two groups of participants and found that those with access to GPT-4 had a minor increase in accuracy.

19 days ago on The Verge

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Car-tech breakup fever is heating up

Polestar and Motional, two car tech companies, are getting dumped by their financial patrons. The breakups reflect the increasingly difficult conditions for electric and autonomous vehicle development.

19 days ago on The Verge

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The Arc browser is getting better bookmarks and search results, all thanks to AI

The Browser Company is betting AI can reinvent the way we experience the internet. It’s launching features like Instant Links and Live Folders, and building search tools as well.

19 days ago on The Verge

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Bard generates photos now, finally

Thanks to Google’s text-to-image model Imagen 2, Bard users can now ask the chatbot to generate photos while chatting.

19 days ago on The Verge

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Microsoft LASERs away LLM inaccuracies

Microsoft researchers announced LASER, a method that improves the accuracy of large language models by removing some data correlations.

20 days ago on The Verge

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Amazon left Roomba with a huge mess to clean up

Amazon’s failure to buy iRobot leaves the maker of the Roomba robot vacuum with a big mess to clean up.

20 days ago on The Verge