Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s New Photo-Sharing App Has a Design From the Stone Age

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image via gizmodo.com

As explained by Mayer, the app aims to help people easily create and share photos of trips, parties, or hangouts with friends. Shine does this by creating shared albums, to which you and others can add photos in their original resolution. If you’re too lazy to go through the photos you’ve taken to decide which ones you want to upload, you can turn on the app’s AI-powered “Manual Mode.”

https://gizmodo.com/marissa-mayer-new-app-shine-photo-sharing-yahoo-design-1851368662

Three million malware-infected smart toothbrushes used in Swiss DDoS attacks — botnet causes millions of euros in damages

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image via tomshardware.com

In this particular case, the toothbrush botnet was thought to have been vulnerable due to its Java-based OS. No particular toothbrush brand was mentioned in the source report. Normally, the toothbrushes would have used their connectivity for tracking and improving user oral hygiene habits, but after a malware infection, these toothbrushes were press-ganged into a botnet.

https://www.tomshardware.com/networking/three-million-malware-infected-smart-toothbrushes-used-in-swiss-ddos-attacks-botnet-causes-millions-of-euros-in-damages

Did Wacom use AI-generated images in their latest ad?

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image via diyphotography.net

A video on TikTok has accused Wacom of using AI-generated images in their latest New Year’s advertisement. The images show different Chinese dragon-inspired illustrations. The quality of the images is, at best, a bit shonky. One of the dragons has a tail that doesn’t quite attach to its body. Another has some pretty bizarre-looking teeth. Or are they hair? I actually can’t tell, that’s how bad it is!

https://www.diyphotography.net/did-wacom-use-ai-generated-images-in-their-latest-ad/

This weird cyborg head for ChatGPT is freaking me out

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image via creativebloq.com

Despite sounding like a parody, Wehead, from a company of the same name, appears to be a serious product. It was previously billed as a 'spatial video' device to allow '3D video calls'. With that having failed to grab the world's imagination, the device has now been repurposed as a face for AI in the form of a 'ChatGPT edition'.

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/chatgpt-face-wehead

Intuit is shutting down the Mint budgeting app; how to pick a new one

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image via marketwatch.com

Intuit Inc. announced this week that it will shut down Mint on Jan. 1, 2024. The company’s decision to discontinue the popular budgeting app could leave millions of users scrambling to find a replacement.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/intuit-is-shutting-down-the-mint-budgeting-appheres-how-long-you-have-to-find-a-new-service-41e82db7?ref=biztoc.com

Self-Checkout Is a Failed Experiment

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image via theatlantic.com

You know how this process actually goes by now: You still have to wait in line. The checkout kiosks bleat and flash when you fail to set a purchase down in the right spot. Scanning those items is sometimes a crapshoot—wave a barcode too vigorously in front of an uncooperative machine, and suddenly you’ve scanned it two or three times.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/10/self-checkout-kiosks-grocery-retail-stores/675676/?utm_source=apple_news