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Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra hands-on: NVIDIA RTX 4070 power in a super slim frame
Engadget

Samsung is ready to take its Ultra branding to the final frontier — at least, as far as its mobile products go. After introducing an Ultra variant of its tablets last year, the company is launching a similarly high-specced model of its Galaxy Book laptops in … more…

Sonos gear is on sale ahead of the Super Bowl, plus the rest of this week's best tech deals
Engadget

Even if you won't be watching the Super Bowl, you can still take advantage of the sales brands are running on home theater equipment ahead of the game. Sonos, which rarely offers discounts, just announced deals on some of their soundbars and smart speakers. T… more…

Meet Bard, Google's Answer to ChatGPT
Wired

The search giant’s new chatbot is in testing and will be launched “in the coming weeks.” An API will make it available for developers to build on. more…

Earthquake Aftershocks May Rock Turkey and Syria for Months, Even Years
Wired

Monday’s massive earthquake has triggered a swarm of aftershocks, which will make a humanitarian disaster even more devastating. more…

How the Supreme Court Could Finally Force Big Oil to Face Trial
Gizmodo.com

Dozens of cities and states sued oil giants for deceiving the public. The Supreme Court could soon break these cases out of limbo. more…

Exclusive: Volvo readies EV blitz in biggest product revamp under ... - Reuters
Reuters

Volvo Cars is gearing up for an electric blitz to convert all its mainstay models - three SUVs and two sedans - into electric vehicles and to introduce a luxury electric van aimed at boosting sales in Asia, two people with knowledge of the plans said. more…

Hydrogen as a backup for renewables remains a distant proposition - Reuters
Reuters

Renewable energy generation depends on wind and solar resources and a low-carbon source of baseload power will be critical to achieving net zero goals. more…

Indoor air quality should be monitored in public places, says Chris Whitty
The Guardian

England’s chief medical officer and colleagues call for push to understand health impacts of indoor pollutantsOffices, schools, supermarkets and hospitals should be monitored for indoor air pollutants, according to England’s chief medical officer, amid concer… more…

Google trials its own AI chatbot Bard after success of ChatGPT
The Guardian

Technology will be added to Google’s search engine after explosion in use of rival backed by MicrosoftGoogle is releasing its own artificial intelligence chatbot, called Bard, in response to the huge success of the Microsoft-backed ChatGPT.The company is also… more…

Cost of living crisis: how to make smart money decisions in tough times
The Guardian

Interest rates rose this week, adding to pressure from bills. We look at how to make the best choices in an uncertain worldMaking big financial decisions is tough at the best of times but when, like now the sand is shifting under your feet, the challenge beco… more…

Russia-Ukraine war live: Zelenskiy pushes for 10th sanctions package from EU leaders meeting in Kyiv
The Guardian

Second day of talks as Ukrainian president says pace of sanctions has slowed<ul><li>Russia-Ukraine war at a glance</li></ul> Continue reading... more…

Investigate Bolsonaro for genocide, says Brazil’s Marina Silva
The Guardian

Exclusive: Environment minister calls for ex-president to be held to account as she prepares to tackle illegal gold minersFormer president Jair Bolsonaro should be investigated for genocide, Brazil’s environment minister, Marina Silva, has said, as she prepar… more…

Microsoft Unveils AI-Powered Bing, a New Challenge to Google Search - CNET
CNET

Microsoft is building AI technology based on the same foundation as ChatGPT into search, Edge, Office and other products. more…

Google Unveils Bard, Its ChatGPT Rival for AI-Powered Conversation - CNET
CNET

With a Microsoft event expected to center on ChatGPT expected today, the AI chatbot war is heating up. more…

Read President Biden's State of the Union speech
NPR

Read President Biden's State of the Union speech delivered on Feb. 7, 2023, as prepared for delivery. more…

I'm an Amazon influencer who makes $1,000 or more a month. Here are my best tips for building this online side hustle.
Business Insider

Elena Duque recommends products she loves to her nearly 130,000 followers on TikTok. She says focusing on one product at a time is the key to a sale. more…

At 8 months pregnant, I've realized I can't wait any longer to get the insurance coverage I've put off for years
Business Insider

I've been putting off life insurance and disability insurance, but they're an essential part of building my family's financial future. more…

For one energy company, digital transformation was the catalyst for positive social impact
Business Insider

As energy bills rise, companies have a duty to care for their vulnerable customers. For gas company SGN, Lenovo's products have helped. more…

How to Use Life Insurance to Build Wealth, According to Financial Planners
Business Insider

Life insurance can help policyholders of all backgrounds prepare for the future. Get expert advice on wealth building with life insurance. more…

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes a U-turn on metaverse spending as Reality Labs is hit with a new 'efficiency' mantra
Business Insider

Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to be leaner as his metaverse division Reality Labs lost more than $13 billion in 2022. more…

What is investing?
Business Insider

Investing is when you buy assets such as stocks, bonds, and commodities, to make a profit when the price increases or generate steady income. more…

After 8 years working in personal finance, I see too many people make the same money mistake
Business Insider

Being reactive instead of proactive can negatively impact your finances by leaving you unable to effectively and quickly respond to life's challenges. more…

Millennials might face a third recession as their parents retire — and they should talk about money before it's too late
Business Insider

Talking about money with your parents isn't fun, but experts say millennials should discuss their retiring parents' financial futures and have a plan. more…

What Is The Difference between Term and Whole Life Insurance?
Business Insider

The biggest differences between term and whole life insurance are monthly cost, length of the policy, and whether there is a cash value component. more…

5 quick ways to organize your finances this month and build wealth for the long term
Business Insider

To build wealth that lasts, start by organizing your finances: gather tax documents, check your credit, and automate your savings this month. more…

Your needs change and grow over your lifetime, so experts recommend having more than one life insurance policy
Business Insider

You can have several overlapping life insurance policies that meet different needs and serve different roles throughout your lifetime, experts say. more…

I'm a virtual therapist who booked $350,000 in revenue last year. Here's how I built my business with patients, coaching clients, and social media.
Business Insider

Kelly McKenna, who started her business in February 2021, shares how therapists can diversify their revenue streams and grow their businesses. more…

Until we have kids, my husband and I are filing our taxes separately — and we like it that way
Business Insider

Our accountants agree: Filing our taxes separately is the best way for my husband and me to manage our respective financial situations. more…

Bonds can be taxable or tax-free — here's your guide to the different types and calculating what's due on them
Business Insider

Bonds are divided into two classes: taxable and tax-exempt. While their capital gains are always taxable, the interest they earn may not be. more…

John Hancock Life Insurance Review: Rates, Coverage, and Term Life Insurance
Business Insider

Explore John Hancock's universal and term life insurance plans with Aspire to see if it meets your needs. Then walk with us as we compare popular providers more…

Insider's rating methodology for credit cards
Business Insider

Our credit card ratings consider welcome bonus offers, annual fees, benefits, rewards rates, and ease of redemption. Use them as a guide to help you choose the right card for you. more…

I'm a student athlete and influencer. I'm still getting used to it — here's how I prevent social media from taking over my life.
Business Insider

Emily Cole posted about her runs and nutrition for fun. Now she has more than 180,000 TikTok followers, a book, a podcast, and brand deals. more…

Why Many Companies Get Layoffs Wrong
Harvard Business Review

A conversation with HBS professor Sandra Sucher on the hidden costs. more…

Beware the Transition from an Iconic CEO
Harvard Business Review

Disney, Starbucks, P&G, Microsoft, GE, Ford, Twitter, Dell, Nike, and scores of other marquee companies in their prime have stumbled painfully in CEO transitions. And we may see more stumbles to come: Almost a quarter of Fortune 200 companies are led by CEOs … more…

The Power of Human Touch in Software Development and AI Environments
ReadWrite

Necessity is the mother of invention — a principle that has defined technological advancement and design for generations. We innovate and create new products, services, and processes based on human needs that arise. Just as these needs evolve with each genera… more…

Angular Vs. React: What to Choose For Your Blockchain App?
ReadWrite

Innovative technologies are rapidly evolving, and blockchain is one such out-of-the-box invention. It helps users to transact securely and safely. Hence, the demand for blockchain application development is increasing. And this is when the app development fra… more…

Louie Mantia: Pixel Pirate
Lmnt.me

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The Marketing Power of $17 Smoothies
Hubspot.com

Welcome to HubSpot Marketing News! Tap in for campaign deep dives, the latest marketing industry news, and tried-and-true insights from HubSpot’s media team. more…

Reflections on My Decade at Sumo Logic
Migdal.pl

Debug, simplify and execute. more…

Design your pricing and tools so you can adapt them later
Arnon.dk

In this blog post I’ll talk about three pricing architecture concepts that I think are really important in modern billing – designing pricing and packaging to be adaptable. I’ll build upon the experience our billing infrastructure team had at Pleo, which has … more…

The Adoption of Rust in Business
Rustmagazine.org

The year 2022 marks seven years since the stable version of the Rust language was officially released. Since its release, Rust has been popular among developers. In a Stack Overflow poll of over 73,00 more…

Storing OpenAI embeddings in Postgres with pgvector
Supabase.com

An example of how to build an AI-powered search engine using OpenAI's embeddings and PostgreSQL. more…

Meilisearch v1.0 – the open-source Rust alternative to Algolia and Elasticsearch
Meilisearch.com

Meilisearch launches the first completely stable, forward-compatible, and enterprise-ready version of its highly performant open-source search engine. more…

Archiving in the Time of Streaming
Textfiles.com

Few things are harder to start than a narrative of the thing you “do” and what all the ramifications of it are. For people who don’t make it the center of their lives, your thing … more…

The New Madrid Seismic Zone
Usgs.gov

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Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework
Dougengelbart.org

Official Copy: Final report of Doug Engelbart's in-depth study on augmenting human intellect and human effectiveness: a unifying framework for what makes us collectively capable and effective, a design strategy for systematically improving this capability, an… more…

The Coming AI Hackers
Schneier.com

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Fundamental Math for Game Developers
Pikuma.com

Let's review the most important math topics used by game devs, reflect about math education, and discuss techniques that can be used to improve the way we learn new math topics. more…

Destroy All Monsters (2006)
Thebeliever.net

NOTE TO THE READER This article is divided into two parts: a manual and a scenario. The first part, the manual, is an exposition of the game Dungeons & Dragons: what it is, how it’s played, how it came to be, and how it came to be popular, at least, in certai… more…

State of the Union address calls for Congress to pass antitrust and data privacy legislation
9to5Mac

President Biden’s second State of the Union address called on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation on both antitrust and data privacy issues. His comments on the antitrust issue specifically referenced the need to prevent tech companies favoring their own … more…

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Using AI To Its Full Potential: Here’s How To Think Bigger
Forbes

There’s a widening gap between those with their head in the sand and those grabbing AI with both hands. Your business could be unrecognisable in a few months if you harness the technology without the constraints you’ve been working within so far. more…

A very American death: how Caleb Blair lost his life in the Phoenix heat
The Guardian

The unhoused teen, barred from an air-conditioned store, ‘didn’t need handcuffs – he needed help’, his father saysCaleb Blair entered the Circle K gas station in Phoenix asking for help. “I can’t breathe, I’m hot, I need to sit down. I can’t breathe,” he told… more…

Volvo to convert all SUVs and sedans into EVs, develop electric luxury van
Autoblog

Filed under: Green,Volvo,Crossover,Minivan/Van,SUV,Electric,Future Vehicles,Sedan Continue reading Volvo to convert all SUVs and sedans into EVs, develop electric luxury van Volvo to convert all SUVs and sedans into EVs, develop electric luxury van original… more…

Valentine’s day gifts for the drivers in your life
Autoblog

Filed under: Commerce Continue reading Valentine’s day gifts for the drivers in your life Valentine’s day gifts for the drivers in your life originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 6 Feb 2023 14:51:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | … more…

Six architecture and design events in February from Dezeen Events Guide
Dezeen

Stockholm Design Week, Object Rotterdam, Modernism Week and Nomad St Moritz are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month. Among the other events taking place in February are design festivals Design Shenzhen and Madri… more…

How to Build a Better Bar Cart, According to Bartenders
Food52.com

This post contains products independently chosen (and loved) by our editors and writers. Food52 earns an affiliate commission on qualifying purchases of the products we link to. Building out an at-home bar can quickly become overwhelming. If you’re not a b… more…

Elan Lee, Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens — How to Raise Millions on Kickstarter, Deconstructing Mega-Successes, Secrets of Game Design, The Power of Positive Constraints, The Delights of Craftsmanship, and The Art of Turning Fans Into Superfans (#653)
Tim.blog

Interview with Elan Lee on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast The post Elan Lee, Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens — How to Raise Millions on Kickstarter, Deconstructing Mega-Successes, Secrets of Game Design, The Power of Positive Constraints, The Delights of Craft… more…

The Secret Of The Success Of Virtual Worlds: Compelling Avatars
Forbes

For next-generation interactions in a metaverse to be popular and effective, people must be able to establish an emotional connection with each other - and with their own digital self - through compelling avatars. more…

Apple execs discuss how company pushes technology to the limit with M2
AppleInsider

Apple's platform architecture VP Tim Millet and product marketing VP Bob Borchers weigh in on the benefits of bringing chip design in-house.Apple's M2 chipsetIn an interview with TechCrunch, Apple executives sat down to discuss Apple's shift to silicon and wh… more…

Namecheap vs. GoDaddy
Quicksprout.com

Namecheap and GoDaddy both have over 20 years in the web hosting game and are trusted by millions of people worldwide to keep their websites up and running. They offer a range of web services and hosting to enhance your website and hone your online presence. … more…

TYB allows users to co-create with brands in exchange for NFT collectibles
PSFK

Try Your Best is a web3 community platform where brands and fans are building better products and experiences, together. The community-led group is powered by co-creation and incentivized rewards for meaningful participation in the form of covetable collectib… more…

Google Testing Its Own AI Chatbot Answer to ChatGPT - CNET
CNET

Google is leery of damaging its reputation by releasing a tool that doesn't work well, a CNBC report says. But we'll soon see its own AI chat tool. more…

Best Eco-Friendly Cards for February 2023 - CNET
CNET

Lessen your environmental impact while earning rewards. more…

Construction Goes Small Scale with Mini Materials’s Tiny Building Supplies
Colossal

Building a tiny home gains new meaning when working with Mini Materials. The U.S.-based company invites craftspeople and masons to think small for their next projects, offering pallets of cinder blocks and lumber ready to be slathered in mortar or nailed into… more…

New research turns what we know about bird window strikes inside-out
Science Daily

New research reveals that decals intended to reduce incidents of bird window strikes -- one of the largest human-made causes of bird mortality -- are only effective if decals are placed on the outside of the window. Researchers found that the patterns on the … more…

The New Brand Proposing a More Intuitive (and Affordable) Approach to Skin Care
Fashionista

What if instead of committing to a rigidly defined beauty routine and clinging to the identity of one specific skin "type," we all just... took things day by day and rolled with the punches a little bit more? That's the premise upon which Current State of Ski… more…

Have we learnt nothing from SolarWinds supply chain attacks? Not yet it appears
Theregister.com

From frameworks to new federal offices it's time to get busy The hack of SolarWinds' software more than two years ago pushed the threat of software supply chain attacks to the front of security conversations, but is anything being done?.… more…

Could RISC-V become a force in high performance computing?
Theregister.com

Meanwhile, Euro supercomputer project makes a call for developing an HPC ecosystem based on the architecture Analysis The RISC-V architecture looks set to become more prevalent in the high performance computing (HPC) sector, and could even become the dominant… more…

6 Ways Technology Can Help You Avoid Cancer Risk Factors
MakeUseOf

Use these pieces of technology to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent some of the leading risk factors of cancer. more…

Are Activist Short Sellers Wall Street’s David or Its Goliath?
The Atlantic

A maverick group of investors uses covert techniques to uncover fraud for profit. Now some are under investigation themselves. more…

ARRI settles its patent lawsuits with Rotolight over user-customisable lighting effects
DIYphotography

“ARRI has agreed to a settlement with Rotolight”, a joint statement between the two companies begins. In September 2021, ARRI began legal proceedings towards Rotolight, amongst others, disputing the validity of their lighting effect patents. The challenge cam… more…

Daily briefing: The science underlying the Turkey–Syria earthquake
Nature.com

The region sits between two major faults and struggles with poor building standards in some areas. Plus, underdog technologies are gaining ground in the quantum-computing race and what ChatGPT and generative AI mean for science. more…

What the WHO’s new treaty could mean for the next pandemic
Nature.com

A draft of the agreement highlights vaccine and drug equity but lacks teeth to enforce it, say researchers. more…

Hidden harms of indoor air pollution — five steps to expose them
Nature.com

Dirty outdoor air might grab the headlines, but learning how pollutants inside buildings form, accumulate and affect our health is equally crucial. more…

How France became the unlikely home of the insect-farming industry
Nature.com

The country is known for its love of meat. Could the growing insect industry help to reduce agricultural carbon emissions? more…

What ChatGPT and generative AI mean for science
Nature.com

Researchers are excited but apprehensive about the latest advances in artificial intelligence. more…

Get 8 PC Games For $10 In Latest Humble Bundle
GameSpot

If you’re looking for some chill games to relax with, Humble’s new Sim-ple Life bundle includes eight farming, town-building, and social life sims starting at just $10. Like other Humble bundles, a portion of your purchase goes to helping a charity--in this c… more…

The Last of Us Episode 5 Trailer Lets A Bloater Out To Play
GameSpot

Things aren't getting any easier for Joel and Ellie. A new teaser for The Last of Us highlights that the pair have found themselves in a messy situation in Kansas City that they wanted no part of to begin with. Warning: Spoilers ahead.HBO has released The Las… more…

The Best Nintendo Switch Deals Available This Weekend
GameSpot

The Nintendo Switch may not have the processing power of its rivals, but that hasn’t stopped it from building an incredible roster of games. From family-friendly adventures to over-the-top action games, a little bit of everything is available on the hybrid co… more…

Every PSVR 2 Game Confirmed For Launch And Beyond
GameSpot

The world of virtual reality will expand on February 22 thanks to the launch of the PSVR 2 headset for PS5. Building on the foundation laid by the original PSVR headset, this next-gen headset packs in a bundle of impressive features (such as eye tracking, hea… more…

Respawn Doesn't Want To Make An Apex Legends 2--"That's Our Anti-Vision"
GameSpot

Apex Legends is now over four years old and heading into Season 16, which is quite the feat given the live-service game bubble looks ready to burst. Going into Season 16, Respawn is shifting its priorities for the game in order to ensure the Apex Legends team… more…

CoD: Warzone 2 Season 2 Roadmap Details Ashika Island Map, DMZ Wipe, New Features, And More
GameSpot

A new season of Call of Duty arrives on February 15, and Activision has revealed the roadmap for Season 2. The new Warzone 2 content will include a brand-new battle pass, more operators, the Ashika Island map, and more. Here we break down all the major announ… more…

2 Free Games Are Live At Epic Right Now
GameSpot

The Epic Games Store continues to give away free games each week, more than three years after the digital storefront launched its awesome weekly freebies program. Every Thursday at the same time 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET--Epic gives up between one and three free gam… more…

Fire Emblem Awakening Saved The Series, And Reshaped It--For Better Or Worse
GameSpot

Fire Emblem Awakening is celebrating its 10-year anniversary today, February 4, 2023. Below, we take a look at how a strict sales mandate from Nintendo almost spelled doom for the series, until it didn't.Even among Nintendo's collection of top-tier IPs, Fire … more…

Microsoft is holding an event tomorrow, potentially focused on AI
XDA Developers

Microsoft has been talking about building AI into more of its products, and recently, we've seen a prototype of Bing, powered by ChatGPT. more…

Interview: OnePlus looks to the future, leans on its heritage, and does away with 'Pro' models
XDA Developers

OnePlus is changing things up with the OnePlus 11, a flagship-tier phone at a lower price — and without a Pro model. Team members tell us why. more…

Game Developer Explains Why New Racing Games Suck at Car Damage
Jalopnik

“We all know racing games claim to be real,” former NASCAR driver Jason Jarrett once said in a commercial for the PlayStation game bearing his name. The TV ad for 2000's Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing staged two Audi A4 touring cars side by side — one rep… more…

Transcript: William Cohan
Ritholtz.com

   The transcript from this week’s, MiB: William Cohan on GE, Lazard, Goldman & Bear, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including any podcast extras, on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, YouTube, and Bloomberg. All of our earlier… more…

Email Marketing: An In-Depth Guide via @sejournal, @BrianFr07823616
Search Engine Journal

From developing a strategy to building a list to tracking results, this guide covers everything you need to know to start marketing via email. The post Email Marketing: An In-Depth Guide appeared first on Search Engine Journal. more…

How To Optimize Website Architecture For SEO via @sejournal, @AdamHeitzman
Search Engine Journal

Find out why site architecture is essential for SEO, see examples of organizing your site, and learn tips to make your site structure as SEO-friendly. The post How To Optimize Website Architecture For SEO appeared first on Search Engine Journal. more…

Yandex Data Leak: Ranking Factors & The Myths We Found via @sejournal, @TaylorDanRW
Search Engine Journal

Learn which ranking factors are prominent in the recent Yandex data leak and what Russian SEO professionals are saying about it. The post Yandex Data Leak: Ranking Factors & The Myths We Found appeared first on Search Engine Journal. more…

Lead Generation: How To Get Started via @sejournal, @BrianFr07823616
Search Engine Journal

Lead generation is a marketing process of capturing potential consumers who show interest in your product or service. The post Lead Generation: How To Get Started appeared first on Search Engine Journal. more…

The Weekly Authority: Unpacking Galaxy Unpacked
Android Authority

Galaxy Unpacked, Nothing Phone 2, the end of Sony's PS Plus Collection, Punxsutawney Phil's predictions, and more top tech news this week. more…

An example of modularizing a React application
Martinfowler.com

Learn how to apply established UI patterns for a more organized and maintainable codebase and discover the benefits of layering architecture in React development more…

50 Handmade Business Ideas to Start in 2023
Small Business Trends

If you're looking for some creative and profitable handmade business ideas, here's everything you need to know. more…

Google Will Soon Blur ‘Explicit’ Results in Image Search by Default
PetaPixel

As part of several initiatives being brought forward today, which is Safer Internet Day, Google will expand its SafeSearch settings in Google Image Search and will automatically blur explicit imagery even when SafeSearch isn't turned on. [Read More] more…

Amalgum Residence / Studio PROMADA
ArchDaily

This project is designed for Mr. Sibi Kuriakose at Thiruvankulam, Ernakulam. The house is located in a 20-cent plot overlooking a paddy field. The selection of the plot was done in consideration with the architect with the view in mind. An unobstructed view o… more…

Winding Frames of Light Offices / HCCH Studio
ArchDaily

The asset management company occupies an entire floor of a super high-rise office building in Lujiazui. The team is composed of mathematicians and engineers. The founder hopes to set aside half of the floor area as public space for meetings and activities. Th… more…

Historical Archive of Cologne: How Terrazzo Floors Contribute to a Warm and Inviting Ambiance
ArchDaily

Selecting materials for an architectural project is an art form in itself. From the ruggedness of stone to the transparency of glass, materials and their unique qualities can set the tone, influence the mood and define the atmosphere of any interior. They hav… more…

Marinho da Serra House / Vazio S/A
ArchDaily

Marinho da Serra (MS) house is located in a rural area of Serra da Moeda, a natural monument listed by the state heritage of Minas Gerais. The site belongs to a peasant family that has lived in the region since the 19th century and has an orchard with banana … more…