Pressing link after link on the internet has worked well for me this month. It means I have a collection of bizarre and interesting stories from around the web that I'd like to share!
This month, I've got the following for you:
- The Bitcoin bubble is not bursting, but shrinking.
- 🦹🏿♂️ Paying unethical people money doesn't press their ethics switch.
- 🚕 Uber decided to become Big Taxi and carry out some (allegedly) illegal and aggressive lobbying.
Enjoy this month's stories!
📰 From the Newsroom
⛓️ Ten Must See Links of the Month
- Microsoft are continuing their on-again, off-again relationship with VBA macros within Office 365 apps. Right now, you can't use them – in the near future, though, have at it.
- Oh dear – speaking of poor relationships, Elon and Twitter are most definitely off. Now, the real-life Tony Stark is not buying Twitter, the flappable social media company is trying to force the sale through the courts.
- We’re now giving Artificial Intelligence (AI) intuition, and Skynet is one step closer to sending a Terminator back to the past.
- Everyone's favorite aspect of the internet – advertisements – will soon come to your mobile device's lock screen. If you're happy about this, I have some Bitcoin to sell you.
- Lithium-Ion batteries are no match for solid-state versions. The latter is cheaper, safer, and charges faster. Even better, they're almost ready to become a part of electric car manufacturing.
- The FBI just can't stop putting tech down such as super-secret computers and night vision googles, then forgetting where they put them. Someone get them a bulk order of AirTags.
- Dall-E is a new type of open-source AI that will draw nine images based on your prompt. It's like Fiverr, but free and you're talking to Ron from Ron's Gone Wrong. We typed in "Bizarro Devs" and got cursed Supermen.
- First there was Cliff's Notes, but now, Wordtune and similar apps are leading the line for natural language processing and understanding. It could change how we read, write, and understand language.
- If a product is free, you're the product. Tell this to the two people who lost $8 million in cryptocurrency trying to claim a free $2,000 in Bitcoin.
- For some reason, US President Joe Biden decided he would be the one to share the first public image from the James Webb Telescope. The image itself is a composite of nearly 13 hours of photos taken using a Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam).
🎤 It’s How They Said It
🧮 The numbers game
- 1.4 million: The number of frogs a teenager in the UK decided to breed for his "frog army."
- Five: The length of the 'Sweded' version of the Dragon Ball Z Majin Buu Saga that features gaming luminaries Hideo Kojima, Gabe Newell, and more.
- 85%: The number of IT decision makers who believe their business will see a negative impact from rising business costs.
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