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📌 Humane launches 'Ai Pin', a screenless wearable powered by OpenAI
🤖 New AI algorithm can create 3D models from 2D images in 5 seconds
👋 Meta finds its way back into China after 14 years
💀 Tumblr’s staff is reportedly reduced to a 'skeleton crew'
🌕 Bacteria could turn the Moon into a farm for lunar colonies, scientists say

📌 Humane launches 'Ai Pin', a screenless wearable powered by OpenAILINK

  • Humane's Ai Pin is a wearable device that can pin to clothing, take photos, send texts, and projects an interface onto a palm using a laser, aiming to reduce reliance on smartphones.
  • The Ai Pin will be available for purchase on November 16 in the U.S. with a starting price of $699 and a $24 monthly fee for various services, shipping early in 2024.
  • As an early entrant to the wearable AI technology market, Humane faces challenges in making the Ai Pin a widely accepted personal tech accessory among consumers.
  • 🤖 New AI algorithm can create 3D models from 2D images in 5 secondsLINK

  • Adobe and Australian National University researchers developed a Large Reconstruction Model (LRM), an AI algorithm that creates 3D models from 2D images in just 5 seconds, using a large-scale training dataset and a high-capacity model.
  • LRM represents a major advancement in single-image 3D reconstruction, capable of handling real-world photos and AI-generated images, and is seen as transformative for industries like design, entertainment, and gaming.
  • Despite challenges like blurry textures, LRM could democratize 3D modeling by enabling users to create detailed models from smartphone photos, offering significant creative and commercial potential.
  • 👋 Meta finds its way back into China after 14 yearsLINK

  • Meta plans to collaborate with Tencent to launch a more powerful but budget-friendly VR headset in China, potentially by late 2024.
  • The headset aims to tackle Meta's financial losses in VR by tapping into the vast Chinese market, despite competition and regulatory challenges.
  • This move could mark Meta's return to the Chinese market since Facebook's blockage in 2009, aiming to revive its global VR market share.
  • 💀 Tumblr’s staff is reportedly reduced to a 'skeleton crew'LINK

  • Tumblr is experiencing serious financial issues, necessitating staff reductions and reassignments within its parent company, Automattic.
  • CEO Matt Mullenweg plans to restructure Tumblr with smaller teams focusing on key areas starting January 1, 2024, after past monetization attempts failed.
  • Despite a loyal user base, Tumblr's value dramatically decreased from $1 billion in 2013 to $3 million in 2019, compounded by a decline in daily active users post-porn ban.
  • 🌕 Bacteria could turn the Moon into a farm for lunar colonies, scientists sayLINK

  • Scientists have discovered that adding three specific bacteria to lunar soil can significantly increase plant growth, potentially enabling agriculture on the Moon.
  • The trio of bacteria helps release phosphorus in a form usable by plants, which is critical for their nutrition and growth on the nutrient-poor lunar soil.
  • While this advancement holds promise for future lunar colonization, caution is advised due to the potential risks of introducing bacteria to the Moon's environment.
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