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The Download: 2023’s worst tech failures, and the end of online anonymity in China

The Download: 2023’s worst tech failures, and the end of online anonymity in China

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. The worst technology failures of 2023 Welcome to our annual list of the worst technologies. This year, one technology disaster in particular holds lessons for the rest of us: the Titan submersible that […]

The Download: recreating the early internet, and 2023 in climate data

The Download: recreating the early internet, and 2023 in climate data

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. Recapturing early internet whimsy with HTML  Websites weren’t always slick digital experiences.  There was a time when surfing the web involved opening tabs that played music against your will and sifting through walls […]

The Download: generative AI’s carbon footprint, and a CRISPR patent battle

The Download: generative AI’s carbon footprint, and a CRISPR patent battle

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. Making an image with generative AI uses as much energy as charging your phone The news: Generating a single image using a powerful AI model takes as much energy as fully charging your […]

The Download: unpacking OpenAI Q* hype, and X’s financial woes

The Download: unpacking OpenAI Q* hype, and X’s financial woes

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. Unpacking the hype around OpenAI’s rumored new Q* model Ever since last week’s dramatic events at OpenAI, the rumor mill has been in overdrive about why the company’s board tried to oust CEO […]

The Download: how to talk about climate tech, and Sam Altman’s past

The Download: how to talk about climate tech, and Sam Altman’s past

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. Your guide to talking about climate tech over Thanksgiving Ah, the holidays. Time for good food, quality moments with family, and hard questions about climate change … or is that just us? Our […]