ChatGPT’s Fluent BS Is Compelling Because Everything Is Fluent BS
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ChatGPT’s Fluent BS Is Compelling Because Everything Is Fluent BS

Out in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a young...
ChatGPT, Galactica, and the Progress Trap
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ChatGPT, Galactica, and the Progress Trap

With the release of large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT - a question-answering...
Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Making Meta Look Smart
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Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Making Meta Look Smart

It was the first day of April 2022, and I was sitting...
‘Cocaine Bear’ and the New Age of Internet Movies
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‘Cocaine Bear’ and the New Age of Internet Movies

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the...
Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Review: Avoid This Wear OS 3 Smartwatch
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Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Review: Avoid This Wear OS 3 Smartwatch

A smartwatch is an accessory you don’t really need, but it can...
Lensa AI and ‘Magic Avatars’: What to Know Before Using the App
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Lensa AI and ‘Magic Avatars’: What to Know Before Using the App

Has the stale selfie that’s served as your profile picture gone a...
The Holiday Travel Blob Has Begun
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The Holiday Travel Blob Has Begun

There was something curious about the US Transportation Security Administration’s data on...
How the UN’s ‘Sex Agency’ Uses Tech to Save Mothers’ Lives
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How the UN’s ‘Sex Agency’ Uses Tech to Save Mothers’ Lives

Toward the end of 2020, on a work trip to Chocó, Colombia,...
‘Solar Twins’ Reveal the Consistency of the Universe
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‘Solar Twins’ Reveal the Consistency of the Universe

Sometimes we must look to the heavens to understand our own planet....
Amazon Kindle Scribe Review: Read and Write on this Pricey Ebook Reader
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Amazon Kindle Scribe Review: Read and Write on this Pricey Ebook Reader

Amazon's many different Kindles are pretty identical in how they perform, with...
7 Best Cookbooks (Winter 2022): I Am From Here, Budmo, The Perfect Loaf
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7 Best Cookbooks (Winter 2022): I Am From Here, Budmo, The Perfect Loaf

It's been a good year for cookbooks, almost as if authors had...
Fender American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster Review: Closet Classic
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Fender American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster Review: Closet Classic

Vintage guitars are expensive because most people who play guitar grew up...
How These AI-Powered Chatbots Keep Getting Better
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How These AI-Powered Chatbots Keep Getting Better

Artificial intelligence is advancing faster than ever, with a new crop of...
Popular HR and Payroll Company Sequoia Discloses a Data Breach
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Popular HR and Payroll Company Sequoia Discloses a Data Breach

The human resources, payroll, and benefits management company Sequoia said in disclosures...
The Extraordinary Shelf Life of the Deep Sea Sandwiches
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The Extraordinary Shelf Life of the Deep Sea Sandwiches

In the late 1960s, a submersible named Alvin suffered a mishap off the...
The World Cup, Netflix, and the Sanitized Future of Sports
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The World Cup, Netflix, and the Sanitized Future of Sports

The format is clearly popular, because Netflix has two more similar series...
‘Diablo IV’ Is a Return to Hell
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‘Diablo IV’ Is a Return to Hell

The return of Diablo, the iconic demon-slaying hack-and-slash franchise, is nigh.Activision Blizzard, the...
Elon Musk’s Twitter Files Are a Feast for Conspiracy Theorists
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Elon Musk’s Twitter Files Are a Feast for Conspiracy Theorists

Liz Crokin, a popular QAnon influencer who boasts more than 100,000 followers...
Americans Are Moving Into Danger Zones
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Americans Are Moving Into Danger Zones

Clark also found that Americans are moving away from places prone to...
Apple Kills Its Plan to Scan Your Photos for CSAM. Here’s What’s Next
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Apple Kills Its Plan to Scan Your Photos for CSAM. Here’s What’s Next

In August 2021, Apple announced a plan to scan photos users stored...
Apple Expands End-to-End Encryption to iCloud Backups
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Apple Expands End-to-End Encryption to iCloud Backups

Apple announced today that it is launching expanded end-to-end encryption protections in...
Scammers Are Scamming Other Scammers Out of Millions of Dollars
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Scammers Are Scamming Other Scammers Out of Millions of Dollars

Nobody is immune to being scammed online—not even the people running the scams....
San Francisco Just Reversed Its Killer Robot Plan
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San Francisco Just Reversed Its Killer Robot Plan

A week is a long time in politics—particularly when considering whether it’s...
A Row Erupts Over Texas’ Bold Bitcoin Battery Plan
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A Row Erupts Over Texas’ Bold Bitcoin Battery Plan

Fred Thiel, CEO of Marathon Digital, claims that crypto miners participating in...
‘Magic Avatar’ App Lensa Generated Nudes from My Childhood Photos
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‘Magic Avatar’ App Lensa Generated Nudes from My Childhood Photos

This weekend, the photo-editing app Lensa flooded social media with celestial, iridescent,...
6 Best Advent Calendars (2022): Lego Star Wars, Bonne Maman, Molly J
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6 Best Advent Calendars (2022): Lego Star Wars, Bonne Maman, Molly J

As a certified Halloween girlie, I have always spent the stressful days...
In 2022, Picking a Game of the Year Is Ridiculous
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In 2022, Picking a Game of the Year Is Ridiculous

In gaming circles, “GOTY” is a well-recognized acronym. It’s the crown jewel...
Yeti Rambler 10-Ounce Wine Tumbler Review: A Rugged Cup for Delicate Wine
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Yeti Rambler 10-Ounce Wine Tumbler Review: A Rugged Cup for Delicate Wine

I am a wine slob. That is not a typo; I enjoy...
Airbnb Is Running Riot in Small-Town America
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Airbnb Is Running Riot in Small-Town America

Kaitlin had been living in the Village of Oak Creek for over...
15 Gifts for People Who Are Perpetually Cold (2022): Hand Warmers, Blankets, and Space Heaters
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15 Gifts for People Who Are Perpetually Cold (2022): Hand Warmers, Blankets, and Space Heaters

It’s rough out there for a person who’s always cold. The first...
Electronic Second Skins Are the Wearables of the Future
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Electronic Second Skins Are the Wearables of the Future

The skin is the largest organ in our body, and also the...
ChatGPT’s Most Charming Trick Is Also Its Biggest Flaw
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ChatGPT’s Most Charming Trick Is Also Its Biggest Flaw

Like many other people over the past week, Bindu Reddy recently fell...
A Recession Looms Over the Posh World of Influencers
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A Recession Looms Over the Posh World of Influencers

When Lydia Millen’s heating broke in late November, she checked into Britain’s...
Everyone Is Sick Right Now
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Everyone Is Sick Right Now

Eric Biondi, director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division at Johns Hopkins...
Apple Music Sing Adds ‘Karaoke Mode’ to Streaming Songs
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Apple Music Sing Adds ‘Karaoke Mode’ to Streaming Songs

When it comes to advanced technical features and seamless compatibility with iOS...
17 Best Apple Deals: iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches and AirPods
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17 Best Apple Deals: iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches and AirPods

Apple devices are expensive, and they rarely go on sale—at the Apple...
Ex-Twitter Employees Plan to ‘Bombard’ Company With Legal Claims
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Ex-Twitter Employees Plan to ‘Bombard’ Company With Legal Claims

Just a month after Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, oversaw massive staff...
Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ Review: Save on Gas
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Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ Review: Save on Gas

Heating your home can be expensive. With gas prices soaring, systems like...
Robo Truckers and the AI-Fueled Future of Transport
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Robo Truckers and the AI-Fueled Future of Transport

While adaptive cruise control might seem very different from a fully autonomous...
Tony Fadell Is Trying to Build the iPod of Crypto
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Tony Fadell Is Trying to Build the iPod of Crypto

Fadell looks at the photos of the credit-card-sized wallet and its innovative...

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