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12 implied HN points 02 Mar 24
  1. Figure raised $675M for humanoid robots with investments from big tech players like Microsoft and NVIDIA.
  2. Tim Cook hints at Apple's groundbreaking move in Generative AI and discontinues Project Titan.
  3. Elon Musk sues OpenAI for prioritizing profits over public good, marking a significant development in the tech industry.


12 implied HN points 18 Feb 24
  1. Amazon's LLRT is a lightweight JavaScript runtime for serverless environments, aiming to boost JS performance.
  2. The appeal of Big Tech jobs has diminished in the past 2 years due to layoffs, pay decreases, and less attractive perks.
  3. Understanding Top Level Domains (TLDs): gTLDs are generic while ccTLDs are country-specific and riskier.


9 implied HN points 11 Feb 24
  1. The Vesuvius Challenge unveiled the deciphered text from ancient scrolls damaged during Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD.
  2. A significant Deepfake scam in China resulted in a $25 million heist, prompting suggestions for enhanced security measures.
  3. Notable tech events included Google retiring cache links, new VS Code speech capabilities, and Arc's transition to Arc Sync without iCloud dependency.


7 implied HN points 24 Feb 24
  1. Feedback is being sought for the newsletter content to better cater to readers' interests.
  2. Interesting developments in the tech world include potential $7 trillion AI chip funding, Reddit IPO unique share distribution, and US Tech getting into the Indian market.
  3. Noteworthy advancements in AI technologies, such as new models like LLM streaming and fast inference engines, are shaping diverse industries.


4 implied HN points 15 Mar 24
  1. New developments include the introduction of AGI technologies, major upgrades in Ethereum like Dencun, and innovations in AI models like Figure AI's humanoid robot.
  2. Tech updates such as the release of TypeScript 5.4, Node.js 21.7.0 with native text styling, and the acquisition of Fig autocomplete by Amazon showcase evolving trends in the industry.
  3. Interesting discoveries like the impact of marking files with 'linguist-generated' attributes, and quirks in JavaScript's interpretation of numbers starting with 0 highlight intriguing tech-related insights.
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7 implied HN points 04 Feb 24
  1. The end of the ZIRP Era means changes in job market and R&D funding in tech.
  2. Google is changing reCAPTCHA with reduced free evaluations and new pricing plans.
  3. Apple introduces OpticID biometric authentication and Pixel 8 has 'circle to search' feature.


12 implied HN points 17 Dec 23
  1. Interesting developments in Indian Language Models and AI projects
  2. OpenAI bans TikTok for using GPT to train their own AI model
  3. New advancements like Stable Zero123 for 3D Object views and Tesla's Optimus Gen 2 humanoid prototype


12 implied HN points 19 Nov 23
  1. OpenAI is working on GPT-5 and aims for AGI - artificial general intelligence.
  2. Google introduces new multimodal model Mirasol, surpassing their 80B Flamingo model.
  3. Apple plans to support RCS messages from Android phones next year.


9 implied HN points 10 Dec 23
  1. Gemini AI by Google is a new powerful AI model that is making waves.
  2. Alibaba's Animate Anyone AI tool can turn static images into dancing videos, potentially changing social media content creation.
  3., an AI startup, raised $41M and is focused on building a full-stack AI ecosystem.


12 implied HN points 28 Oct 23
  1. AI and technology are constantly evolving, like GPT-4 reaching a plateau
  2. New initiatives and organizations are emerging in the field of AI safety, like the Frontier Model Forum
  3. There are developments in using blockchain for AI compute and image generation, like AI on Blockchain


2 implied HN points 09 Mar 24
  1. Amazon purchased a 100% nuclear-powered data center for $650M in Pennsylvania, highlighting a move towards clean energy but raising concerns about actual environmental impact.
  2. India's Ministry of Electronics and IT mandated significant AI firms to avoid bias and secure government approval before deploying AI models, sparking debates and criticism.
  3. Sony filed a patent for 'Super fungible tokens' for gaming, aiming to attach value to in-game items for potential real-money trading, introducing a new concept in gaming.


7 implied HN points 26 Nov 23
  1. Facebook expressed involved in their AI chips business.
  2. OpenAI released ChatGPT with voice available for all free users.
  3. Bill Gates suggests AI advancement may lead to a 3-day work week.


12 implied HN points 17 Sep 23
  1. A new JS framework called Bun v1.0 is live and making waves.
  2. Apple's recent annual event highlighted sustainability efforts in their products.
  3. Unity's new fee structure is causing uproar among game developers.


12 implied HN points 02 Sep 23
  1. Microsoft plans to bring AI capabilities to Paint and Photos app on Windows 11.
  2. Reliance showcased JioFiberAir, providing high-speed internet without wires for high-paying households.
  3. Domains, like Anguilla's .ai, are becoming valuable assets in the digital world.


9 implied HN points 08 Oct 23
  1. New technologies like AI-powered browsers and AI-generated playlists are emerging.
  2. Sky Computing could revolutionize multi-cloud application building by eliminating vendor lock-ins.
  3. Open Source thrives not by being cheaper, but by providing transparent and better solutions to problems.


9 implied HN points 01 Oct 23
  1. Spotify introduced a new personalized collaborative listening feature called Spotify Jam.
  2. Deno, NodeJS, and Bun are in a race to optimize JS ecosystem performance.
  3. Google is discontinuing Google Podcasts and Google Jamboard.


7 implied HN points 15 Oct 23
  1. Discoveries continue to be made in ancient artifacts like the Herculaneum scrolls, revealing fascinating historical insights.
  2. New technologies like LLaVA and GPT-4V are emerging, offering innovative solutions in AI and image interpretation.
  3. Significant developments in tech, such as Microsoft's AI chips and Adobe's Project Primrose, are reshaping industries and pushing boundaries.
12 implied HN points 16 Jul 23
  1. New AI models like Claude 2 and updates like Google's Bard June Updates are making waves in the tech world.
  2. Tech companies like OpenAI and Stability AI are involved in legal disputes and deals that impact the industry.
  3. Exciting advancements in AI, such as the discovery of anti-aging drugs and leaked details about GPT-4, continue to shape the future of technology.
14 implied HN points 18 Jun 23
  1. CoWIN experienced an alleged data breach involving sensitive personal information like Aadhar and passport details.
  2. Google recently sold its domain business to Squarespace.
  3. OpenAI released new updates, including powerful API enhancements and feature additions.
9 implied HN points 30 Jun 23
  1. Wimbledon is introducing AI-powered commentary for highlight clips.
  2. Google is working on AI-powered dubbing for YouTube videos.
  3. GitHub released a tool for analyzing and setting permissions for actions.