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👚 Adobe's AI-powered dynamic clothing tech
🚀 Bezos vs Musk: the billionaire space race
🎥 TikTok details disinformation steps taken after EU demand
🕶️ Apple’s cheaper Vision Pro follow-up still won’t be cheap
🤖 AI supervising employee behavior in video meetings

👚 Adobe's AI-powered dynamic clothing techLINK

  • At this year's Adobe Max conference, Adobe research scientist Dr. Christine Dierk showcased Project Primrose, a technological breakthrough in fashion that uses flexible, low-power displays to generate static or dynamic patterns on any surface, including clothing.
  • This technology combines various Adobe applications, allowing designers and consumers to create new, interactive patterns on their clothes, furniture or accessories, potentially offering a new dimension to the way we interact with fashion.
  • Currently, Project Primrose is a proof of concept, with no specific timeline for its availability to consumers or designers, but the initial response suggests that we are likely to see more of such tech-infused fashions in the future.
  • 🚀 Bezos vs Musk: the billionaire space raceLINK

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX, having launched over 4,500 Starlink satellites, dominates more than 50% of all active satellites in Earth’s orbit, providing global internet access and raising questions about the concentration of power.
  • Jeff Bezos, through Amazon's Project Kuiper, is attempting to catch up; despite launch delays and equipment failures, Bezos plans to launch over 3,200 satellites by 2029.
  • Concerns arise about the extent of privatization of space, potential orbital clutter, and the ethical discussions around individual power influencing global activities, advocating for sustainable and holistic utilization of space.
  • 🎥 TikTok details disinformation steps taken after EU demandLINK

  • TikTok has taken immediate measures to counter hate speech and misinformation following Hamas' attack on Israel.
  • The actions by TikTok, owned by ByteDance, include enhancing detection systems, adding more moderators, and cooperating with law enforcement agencies.
  • The initiative follows EU industry chief Thierry Breton's demand for TikTok to detail its steps against disinformation related to the Middle East conflict.
  • 🕶️ Apple’s cheaper Vision Pro follow-up still won’t be cheapLINK

  • Mark Gurman suggests that the more economical successor to the Apple Vision Pro will likely exclude the external display to meet a proposed price range of $1,500 to $2,500.
  • Dropping the external display implies that the EyeSight feature, which renders the wearer's eyes in real-time, would be exclusive to the pricier models.
  • Although the discussed price point isn't considered "cheap", the cheaper device would likely appeal more if an iPhone-grade chip and other hardware adjustments can deliver a satisfactory software experience.
  • 🤖 AI supervising employee behavior in video meetingsLINK

  • Companies are increasingly using AI bots in video meetings to mediate conversations, transcribe, and monitor etiquette, including participants who might be dominating the conversation.
  • Some users have reported feeling uncomfortable with the presence of these AIs, describing their interactions as creepy, eerie and a detriment to the meeting's atmosphere.
  • Regardless of these concerns, some see potential benefits in the use of AI, such as maintaining meeting etiquette and preventing one person monopolizing the conversation.
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    Peptide treatments, cold plunges, and intermittent fasting are among the top current trends people are adopting in their bid to reverse aging and live longer.LINK

    Using AMD's Anti-Lag feature in Counter-Strike 2 may result in a ban, despite its recent implementation in the Radeon RX 7000-series driver update.LINK

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