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ChatGPT seems to have learned hypnosis — is it safe?

News WTF 07-16-2024 at 17:01 comment
Scott Adams, author of the popular comic strip «Dilbert», claims to have trained ChatGPT artificial intelligence in hypnosis techniques. Adams, who was stripped of his contract last year for making racist remarks, believes that the combination of hypnosis and AI can have «dangerous» consequences.

Airplane evacuated in the US due to laptop fire — there are injured

News Technologies 07-15-2024 at 15:29 comment
A laptop caught fire on an American Airlines passenger plane, prompting an emergency evacuation of passengers. Flight 2045 was preparing to depart from San Francisco to Miami when smoke filled the cabin.

Elon Musk wants to create «Iron Man» armor after Trump’s assassination attempt

News Technologies 07-14-2024 at 23:47 comment
The failed assassination attempt on former US President Donald Trump has many people thinking about security. Elon Musk, who is often compared to «Iron Man» Tony Stark, decided to create his own armor.

Princess Leia’s bikini from «Star Wars» is sold for the price of a one-bedroom apartment in Kyiv

WTF WTF 07-11-2024 at 19:00 comment
Fans of «Star Wars» have a unique opportunity to purchase the legendary Princess Leia costume. The famous golden bikini worn by Carrie Fisher in the movie «Return of the Jedi» is now for sale at Heritage Auctions.

This has already happened: Samsung accused of copying the design of Apple devices

News Devices 07-11-2024 at 18:21 comment
Yesterday, the Galaxy Unpacked presentation took place, during which Samsung presented its new folding smartphones, smartwatch and wireless headphones. After the event, numerous tech publications, YouTube users, and even some Samsung fans expressed the opinion that this time the Korean consumer electronics giant was too keen on imitating…

A soldering iron and steady hands: a YouTuber made RAM for a 386 computer from the 80s with his own hands. You can also

News Devices 07-11-2024 at 12:58 comment
Usually, owners of old computers that are still working properly and performing their tasks have a hard time finding components to upgrade or repair the system. It’s not easy to buy DDR2 or DDR3 memory modules these days. Not to mention older systems that used memory in the form of 30-pin SIMM modules. However, this is not a problem if you…

British college bans smartphones for students and hands out Nokia push-button phones

News WTF 07-11-2024 at 09:37 comment
I wonder if they will now be taught to type messages using T9?

Chatbot that ran for election in the UK turned out to be a real person

News Technologies 07-10-2024 at 20:05 comment
Mark Matlock, a candidate for the British elections from the right-wing Reform UK party, clarified that he is a real person, not an AI bot, as some suspected.

OnlyFans held the first ever contest for neural networks «Miss AI» — who won?

News Technologies 07-09-2024 at 10:22 comment
Online platform Fanvue sponsored the «Miss AI» contest, which determined the winners. It is a platform that allows authors to post content that was created using artificial intelligence. The first three Fanvue World AI Creator Awards total $20,000.

Ammunition sold in vending machines in the US — artificial intelligence checks age

News Technologies 07-07-2024 at 15:24 comment
In Oklahoma, Alabama, USA, vending machines that sell ammunition have appeared — artificial intelligence checks the faces and documents of customers. American Rounds says it uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition technologies to check the age of customers.

American man shoots at Walmart delivery drone — hits and faces three charges

News Technologies 07-03-2024 at 20:29 comment
A resident of Clermont, Florida, USA, is facing several charges after shooting at a Walmart delivery drone. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about the incident on Wednesday of last week. According to the source USA TodayA bullet hole was found in the cargo carried by the drone.

China’s «SpaceX» accidentally launches rocket during fire test

News Science and space 07-02-2024 at 10:29 comment
Fortunately, there were no casualties, and the missile landed in a mountainous area.

Korean robot commits suicide after a year in public service

News Technologies 07-01-2024 at 10:05 comment
South Korea’s city council says its robot administrator killed himself by jumping down a flight of stairs last week — local media is now mourning the loss as the country’s first «suicidal robot».

Microsoft is tracking sex toy users — a lawsuit has been filed in the US

News Software 06-30-2024 at 21:03 comment
A woman is suing Microsoft and two major sex toy retailers in the United States. She claims that their websites track users without their consent, despite promises not to do so. In the complaint, San Francisco resident Stella Tatola claims that Babeland and Good Vibrations, both owned by Barnaby Ltd. LLC, allowed Microsoft to see what visitors to…

«Ronaldo seemed fat»: a snake thought to be a male gave birth to 14 children through a «immaculate conception»

News Science and space 06-30-2024 at 14:17 comment
A rainbow boa constrictor (Epicrates cenchria), thought to be a male, gave birth to 14 hatchlings after almost a decade of isolation. The 13-year-old snake, named Ronaldo, had not been in contact with any other snake for at least nine years. Ronaldo was a rescued snake previously identified as a male by a veterinarian.

A gamer traveled 1600 km and attacked another player with a hammer because of a disagreement in the online game ArcheAge

News Games 06-27-2024 at 17:43 comment
Police have charged a 20-year-old gamer, Edward Kang, who attacked another player. To harm his opponent, the accused was not too lazy to travel 1000 miles (over 1600 km).

«Shot himself in the foot»: which billionaires Elon Musk clashed with in 2024

News WTF 06-27-2024 at 11:29 comment
«Did I shoot myself in the leg several times? Yes. … I think I shouldn’t tweet after 3:00 a.m.,» Elon Musk said about his habit of abrupt social media posts in interview BBC in April 2023. The controversial billionaire is aware of his tendency to speak out, which sometimes leads to controversy. The history of Musk’s verbal…

Boss of AI startup Anthropic hangs a poster with a robot destroying the world in the office

News Software 06-26-2024 at 14:09 comment
Just don’t show Elon Musk, or he’ll file a lawsuit.

What happened to Facebook? Meta social networks are drowning in fakes, and generated photos are labeled as real

News Software 06-25-2024 at 10:29 comment
You’ve probably come across posts on Facebook lately asking you to like your handsome brothers fighting for Ukraine or your grandmother who tied up the tankand baked the world’s largest cake — and if you are familiar with the art of neural networks, you can easily recognize a fake. However, tens of thousands of users actually believe…

Lawsuit against Apple for 5 million pounds — wife left businessman because of messages to prostitutes that he thought were deleted

News Technologies 06-18-2024 at 13:40 comment
An English businessman sued Apple: his wife found «deleted» messages on the family iMac and filed for divorce. This is not surprising — the messages were addressed to sex workers.

350 Nintendo Switch cartridges in a bra — Chinese customs officers detain woman for having too big a bust

News WTF 06-15-2024 at 17:39 comment
Chinese customs officers at the port of Liantang got more than they bargained for when they noticed a busty woman among the passengers. She was visibly nervous, so the customs officers decided to inspect her. They found 350 Nintendo Switch game cartridges in her bra, which were headed to mainland China.

Elon Musk asks to recognize Ukrainian website Texty.org.ua as a terrorist organization

News Ukraine 06-13-2024 at 17:37 comment
Elon Musk has demanded that the Ukrainian edition of Texty.org.ua be added to the list of sanctioned terrorist organizations. The reason for his statement was an analytical publication on the website, which detailed US senators and other individuals who do not support or have ambiguous attitudes toward Ukraine.

Musk hints at launching smartphone X (Grok Phone) — alternatives to Apple devices with «spyware» OpenAI software

News Devices 06-12-2024 at 10:15 comment
After statements about banning Apple devices in their companies in the case of «deep integration» ChatGPT, Musk also thought about creating his own alternative to the iPhone.

YouTuber charged for shooting fireworks at Lamborghini from helicopter

News WTF 06-07-2024 at 20:47 comment
American YouTuber Alex Choi faces federal charges after posting a video on YouTube showing two women shooting fireworks from a helicopter targeting a Lamborghini. The blogger with nearly 1 million subscribers usually posts videos about cars.

AirTag harassment — US charges Russian gang member with intimidating ex-wife

News Technologies 06-06-2024 at 16:15 comment
The United States accuses a suspected member of a Russian smuggling network of using AirTags to stalk his ex-wife, reports 404 Media based on the recently disclosed accusation. A citizen of Tajikistan, Ibodullo Numanovich Mukhiddinov, is suspected of smuggling his now ex-wife (referred to in the case as S.K.) to the United States through the…

Imagine Dragons were late for their own concerts because of playing League Of Legends — musicians talk about their love for games

News Games 06-05-2024 at 23:08 comment
Imagine Dragons vocalist Dan Reynolds said Washington Post, that he postponed concerts because he was busy playing League Of Legends. Reynolds confirmed that the musicians were late to the stage because they were playing League of Legends. This online multiplayer game penalizes players if they leave while the game is still in progress.

«Huang was here»: NVIDIA boss signed a woman’s breast — yes, you got it right

News WTF 06-05-2024 at 14:06 comment
It seems that NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang feels like a real rock star: he has been signing autographs a lot lately. And if sign the video card is quite decent, then signing a woman’s breast, even if it is clothed, is quite bold for the head of a technology corporation.

A rainbow Tesla Cybertruck took part in the LGBTQ Pride Parade in Los Angeles — how about that, Elon Musk?

News WTF 06-04-2024 at 16:41 comment
A Tesla Cybertruck painted in rainbow colors took part in the LGBTQ parade in Los Angeles. The truck in pride colors attracted a huge crowd that gathered for the festival and filmed and photographed the car.

X Twitter has officially allowed adult content — previously, the rules did not prohibit it, but did not explicitly allow it either

News WTF 06-03-2024 at 21:36 comment
Social network X (formerly Twitter) has long had many active communities with explicit content (NSFW, not safe for work). Although the platform has previously unofficially allowed people to publish adult contentIts rules have never explicitly prohibited or permitted such content.

The main «fake news spreaders» on Twitter — are older women. They account for more than 80% of disinformation posts

News Software 05-31-2024 at 12:05 comment
A new study has identified a small group of «super spreaders» of fakes on Twitter — they make up only 0.3% of accounts on the social network, but spread about 80% of links with disinformation. One might expect that these are young people who actively use the Internet, but not so — it turns out that most fakes are spread by older people, and…

Google suddenly increased the cost of Gemini 1.5 Flash by 98% and claimed that the previous one was «a typo»

News Software 05-31-2024 at 09:24 comment
Google has quietly doubled the price of using the API of its new Gemini 1.5 Flash model.

Donald Trump is considering Elon Musk as an advisor to the president — businessmen discussed this, elections and political issues

News WTF 05-30-2024 at 14:17 comment
Elon Musk may become an advisor to the president if Donald Trump returns to the White House, if the former president returns to office. Both businessmen discussed this possibility, according to The Wall Street Journal.

A programmer «Yapartner SOFT» possessed 270 g of cannabis: he had to repent and pay UAH 17 thousand

WTF News 05-28-2024 at 14:28 comment
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The Pervomaiskyi Court of Mykolaiv Oblast considered the case of a programmer from «YaPartner SOFT» who was in possession of 270 grams of cannabis. Despite everything, he managed to pay off only UAH 17 thousand in fines and UAH 1,514 in compensation for forensic chemical examination.

American wants to go down to «Titanic» after OceanGate disaster — says it’s safe

News Technologies 05-27-2024 at 22:24 comment
To prove the safety of traveling before «Titanic» after of the bathyscaphe disaster «Titan» OceanGate Last year, a real estate investor from Ohio planned to launch a two-person submersible to the sunken liner.

Samsung requires independent workshops to disclose customer data and «disassemble» devices with non-original parts

News Devices 05-24-2024 at 11:31 comment
Owners of Samsung devices faced an unexpected problem. It turned out that the company requires third-party repair shops to disclose personal information about customers who brought in broken Samsung equipment for repair.

Paintpad is a program for drawing in… Microsoft Notepad

News Software 05-23-2024 at 17:28 comment
Developer SamNChiet has made it possible to draw in Microsoft Notepad using text characters. He named his project Paintpad and jokes that «made MS Paint in Notepad».

Before the fight with Fury, Usyk was looking for sparring partners through «Tinder for boxers»

Technologies News 05-23-2024 at 16:47 comment
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Before preparing for his fight with Tyson Fury for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion, Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk swiped sparring partners in a special Ready To Fight app.

«He claimed to have invented bitcoin». The court found a computer scientist who introduced himself as Satoshi Nakamoto to be a liar

News Crypto 05-23-2024 at 15:30 comment
A High Court judge in London has ruled that computer scientist Craig Wright «lied «on a large scale» repeatedly» by claiming to have invented bitcoin.

Students created a training AI and won $10 thousand, and then they were suspended for «fraud»

WTF News 05-23-2024 at 10:52 comment
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Students of Emory University (Georgia, USA) have created the Eightball educational application based on artificial intelligence and even received $10 thousand for it.

iPhone will have a face emoji with eye bags

News Software 05-22-2024 at 14:09 comment
In Unicode created seven new emotions that will be available on iPhones and other devices, probably in late 2024 or early 2025.

Trained on «Xi Jinping’s opinion». China launches new chatbot — with artificial «communist» intelligence

News Software 05-22-2024 at 13:10 comment
The large language model was trained on the Chinese leader’s political philosophy known as «Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism», as well as other official literature provided by the Cyberspace Administration of China.

Revenge for stealing an iPhone and setting fire to the wrong house — man pleads guilty to killing five people

News WTF 05-21-2024 at 23:46 comment
On Friday, May 17, 20-year-old Kevin Bouie pleaded guilty to the murder of a family of five over a stolen Apple iPhone. The fact that the young man confused the houses and set fire to the wrong door adds to the horror, although the crime is already serious.

Glasses in the form of two smartphones, a micro-backpack and a smartphone strap – HMD and designer Sinead Gori create fashion accessories Phonecore

News Devices 05-21-2024 at 17:32 comment
Human Mobile Devices (HMD) and London Fashion Week designer Sinead Gori have launched the Phonecore accessory collection to celebrate the launch of the original HMD Pulse Pro, the world’s first repair-ready smartphone. The Phonecore collection includes large glasses in the shape of a phone, a micro-backpack for a smartphone and a belt holder…

PayPal blocked the profits of a sex blogger who earned $90,000 by selling water from her bathtub

News WTF 05-21-2024 at 15:16 comment
Adult content creator Belle Dolphin bragged in X that she made almost a hundred thousand dollars selling water from her bathtub — but in recent posts she complained that PayPal had blocked her account without warning, so she didn’t receive a cent.

Spam, junk… and slop? Zoomers coined a new word for «AI garbage» on the Internet

News WTF 05-20-2024 at 16:36 comment
The literal translation of the word is «slop» — slop, and this is what they propose to call the invasion of unwanted artificial intelligence on the Internet.

Slack collects data for AI training without warning, and you need to send an email to opt out

Technologies News 05-20-2024 at 14:35 comment
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Users of Salesforce’s popular Slack messenger noticed that the service uses messages and files to train AI. Information about this is contained in a confusing privacy policy — and users have to write to the company themselves.

Samsung mocks Apple with «anti-destructive» Galaxy TabS9 ad

News WTF 05-16-2024 at 14:38 comment
During the advertising campaign new iPad Pro tablets Apple company «missed» with the release of the video «Crush!», in which a hydraulic press destroyed many items related to creativity. The video outraged the community and the company had to apologize. Samsung, its biggest competitor, «trolled» Apple with another video called «UnCrush»,…

«The Lord of the Rings»: LEGO unveils its Barad-dûr with the Eye and Orcs from 5471 parts for $460

News WTF 05-15-2024 at 13:25 comment
If the fame of the dark lord Sauron from the novel «The Lord of the Rings» haunts your imagination, LEGO allows you to build your own Barad-dûr tower with all the details for only $460. The Barad-dûr set can be assembled from 5471 pieces. There’s even Nazgûl, the wizard king of Angmar, with his own flying transport — but as a bonus.

«Demo made me cringe»: Elon Musk reacts to OpenAI’s GPT-4o launch

News Technologies 05-15-2024 at 07:44 comment
Elon Musk is not impressed with the GPT-4o AI language model presented by OpenAI. The billionaire criticized the company’s demonstration of its new artificial intelligence model called GPT-4o, which, in his opinion, «drives into the cringe of». OpenAI unveiled the new model on Monday and demonstrated its improved voice and visual…

The model with OnlyFans showed its «charms» through the interactive «Portal» New York-Dublin — the project had to be suspended

News WTF 05-14-2024 at 18:58 comment
Last week, a virtual bridge called The Portal was launched between New York and Dublin. This is an interactive art installation that allows real-time display of images of cities that are almost 5000 km apart. The Portals have large round screens and cameras that transmit images to a connected Portal.

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