The hottest Tech news Substack posts right now

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Cloud Irregular 2069 implied HN points 19 Feb 24
  1. Explaining complex tech products in simple language is important for understanding and adoption.
  2. Developers may value different aspects of a tech product compared to business decision-makers, causing a mismatch in communication.
  3. CloudTruth focuses on managing crucial configuration data, highlighting the importance of precision in language and clear communication.
Big Technology 3878 implied HN points 05 Feb 24
  1. The Apple Vision Pro headset has impressive technology like mixed reality and a comfortable design, but its high price raises questions on its target audience.
  2. Insiders believe that the Vision Pro may be more suited for developers and enterprise users due to its productivity potential, rather than appealing to the general consumer market.
  3. The Vision Pro's unique design and solitary usage may affect its adoption speed, with opinions split on its potential success in the long term.
The Algorithmic Bridge 254 implied HN points 20 Feb 24
  1. Gemini 1.5 by Google introduces a Pro version with a 1-million-token context window, allowing for more detailed processing and potentially better performance.
  2. Gemini 1.5 uses a multimodal sparse Mixture of Experts (MoE) architecture, similar to GPT-4, which can enhance performance while maintaining low latency.
  3. The 1-10 million-token context window in Gemini 1.5 signifies a significant technical advancement in 2024, surpassing the importance of the OpenAI Sora release.
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Department of Product 353 implied HN points 08 Feb 24
  1. YouTube is focusing on subscriptions with over 100 million paying subscribers, positioning itself as a subscription superpower.
  2. Snap's stock slumped after Q4 results, but the company reached 7 million paid subscribers for its product.
  3. Google Maps introduced LLM search, enabling users to search using key phrases for recommendations in the US, with expansion planned.
Vincos Newsletter 550 implied HN points 20 Jan 24
  1. Pika 1.0 is now available with tutorials for creating videos from text, animating images, and editing videos.
  2. Zuckerberg aims to develop AGI and make it open-source, with powerful infrastructure equivalent to 600,000 NVIDIA H100 GPUs.
  3. CES showcased products enhanced with AI, such as Walmart's AI for grocery shopping and Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra with new AI capabilities.
Vincos Newsletter 569 implied HN points 13 Jan 24
  1. Perplexity is a startup creating an AI engine to rival Google and ChatGPT, with significant backing and user base.
  2. OpenAI released GPT Store and ChatGPT Team, facing legal challenges around copyright use of articles.
  3. Tech updates include Apple's Vision Pro launch, Rabbit R1 pocket computer, and Getty Images/Nvidia Generative AI platform.
Scott's Substack 78 implied HN points 10 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses the experience of switching phone carriers and the challenges faced, emphasizing the impact of not having a phone for a few days.
  2. The post touches on upcoming summer plans including workshops in Madrid, Scotland, and potential travel to Vietnam, highlighting the diversity of travel experiences planned.
  3. The author explores the new Apple Vision Pro product, contemplating its potential usage for work, entertainment, and travel, showcasing a mix of curiosity and skepticism.
Vincos Newsletter 176 implied HN points 27 Jan 24
  1. Leonardo AI has become a versatile and feature-rich alternative to Midjourney for image creation.
  2. Hotwire Global and House of Beautiful Business explore how AI is revolutionizing branding and marketing strategies.
  3. Updates from Apple, Google, ElevenLabs, Midjourney, and Microsoft showcase advancements in technology and innovation.
snackableCTO 39 implied HN points 11 Feb 24
  1. Apple's issues with Progressive Web Apps on iOS 17.4 seem more like technical hiccups than intentional obstacles.
  2. The Digital Markets Act pushing for openness wouldn't align with Apple purposefully blocking PWAs, as it could lead to unwanted regulatory attention.
  3. The lack of official communication from Apple and the limited impact of the rumored SIM-Lock issue indicate these PWA troubles are likely temporary glitches, not deliberate actions.
Product Composition 117 implied HN points 21 Jan 24
  1. Alex Vilinskyy is looking for specific roles to fill in his ventures like Payment Integrationist, Email Expert, and Head of Design.
  2. He's also seeking partners interested in addressing issues in the Future of Work, Communication, Computing, Entrepreneurship, and Media.
  3. The post shares info about the authenticity of Instagram, upcoming plans for new products, and recommends cool apps like PhotoStudio and Factorio.
Tabletops 78 implied HN points 22 Jan 24
  1. Apple opened a new store, Apple Hongdae, in Seoul, making it the seventh Apple Store in the city.
  2. Apple is celebrating the Year of the Dragon with special promotions, products, and events in Asia.
  3. Apple announced the upcoming opening of a new store, Apple Mall of Scandinavia, in Sweden, a rare early announcement for the company.
KURATION 39 implied HN points 28 Jan 24
  1. Kuration #289 Tech This Week provides a summary of top tech and media headlines from the past week.
  2. The newsletter covers a wide range of topics including developments in AI, layoffs in tech companies, and new product launches.
  3. Readers can stay updated on the latest tech news by subscribing to Kuration's email newsletter.
KURATION 19 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. Snapchat's parent company is reducing its workforce by 10% to 'reduce hierarchy.'
  2. An AI tool by Bumble can identify and block scam accounts and fake profiles.
  3. Former leaders from Blue Origin are looking to mine resources on the moon.
The Chip Letter 2746 implied HN points 16 Apr 23
  1. Gordon Moore's notebooks from Fairchild provide a unique insight into his work and research in the early days of computing.
  2. Assembly language, especially 8-bit, was more popular and necessary in the past compared to modern 64-bit architectures.
  3. Nvidia's survival and success were closely tied to their alignment with Moore's Law in the GPU industry.
The Rubesletter by Matt Ruby (of Vooza) | Sent every Tuesday 926 implied HN points 06 Jun 23
  1. Future of technology like Apple Vision Pro may have surprising uses beyond what we initially think.
  2. Passthrough feature in Apple Vision Pro allows mutual seeing - interesting concept for enhanced interaction.
  3. Reflect on the impact of excessive screen time and technology usage on real-life human interactions.