Category Archives: Technology

The Download: Neuralink updates, and GPT-3 fixes

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Elon Musk’s Neuralink hopes to test its brain implant in a human next year Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink is planning to test a brain implant in humans in six months, the […]

Twitter’s toxicity, and what China’s protestors want

By Scott Wiener, a California state senator who represents San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. A mere day after Elon Musk reactivated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account, she tweeted that I’m a “communist groomer,” presumably because I’m a gay Jewish Democratic elected official from San Francisco. In the past when Greene has gone […]

Human creators stand to benefit as AI rewrites the rules of content creation

A game-changer for content creation Among the AI-related technologies to have emerged in the past several years is generative AI—deep-learning algorithms that allow computers to generate original content, such as text, images, video, audio, and code. And demand for such content will likely jump in the coming years—Gartner predicts that by 2025, generative AI will account […]

Google Messages vs Samsung Messages: Differences and Similarities

Samsung Galaxy devices let you use Samsung Messages or Google Messages. Samsung Messages was the default messaging app for Samsung phones, but phones like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra have now joined other Android phones (like the Google Pixel) in making Google Messages the default. But which is the better SMS app? In this article, […]

cybersecurity’s next act, and mass protests in China

In the world of cybersecurity, there is always one certainty: more hacks. That is the unavoidable constant in an industry that will spend an estimated $150 billion worldwide this year without being able, yet again, to actually stop hackers. This past year has seen Russian government hacks aimed at Ukraine; more ransomware against hospitals and […]

What Happens When You Block Someone on Snapchat

There are many reasons to block someone on social media, including Snapchat. Whether they spam you with unwanted content or they’re just someone you don’t want to see, blocking them removes all traces from your account. However, blocking someone leaves you with a few questions. Will this person know you blocked them? Does blocking someone […]