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What is Lemon8 and why is everyone talking about it on TikTok?

Lemon8 is a video and photo-sharing social media app. It doesn't support vertical video scrolling, and the content created on the app usually centers around a specific topic. The top trending topics on the app are fashion, beauty, food, wellness, and travel. Under each topic are suggestions, recommendations, get-ready-with-me style videos, and perfectly curated, aesthetically pleasing content. Also: Twitter moves free users to the spam folder and makes a risky bet on its futureFashion influencers on Lemon8 can "tag" where…

Musk, Wozniak, and other tech leaders sign petition to halt further AI developments

SOPA Images/Getty ImagesInterest in AI has reached unprecedented levels, with new AI applications being made available to the public on an almost daily basis. Only four months after OpenAI launched ChatGPT, it unveiled its most capable large language model, GPT-4. A new petition seeks to halt these quick and massive developments and calls for AI labs to pause -- for at least six months -- the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4. Also: AI pioneer Cerebras opens up generative AI where OpenAI goes darkThe…

This sprinkler system uses AI and inkjet printing tech to reduce water waste

IrrigreenAt a time when droughts and changes to climate conditions are affecting people worldwide, it's no wonder individuals and companies alike are looking for a way to reduce their carbon footprint, produce less waste, and save more water. Irrigreen, a startup that has just received $15 million in seed funding, is looking to help with that by providing smart watering solutions. Also: How to save on utility bills with four smart home devicesAccording to the EPA, the average American family uses more than 300…

How to simplify Flatpak app installation on the KDE Plasma desktop

Getty Images/Delmaine DonsonThe future of Linux application delivery is Flatpak and Snap. If you're not sure what these two technologies are, I've explained them and their importance in "What are Flatpak and Snap and why are they so important to Linux?" Essentially, both Flatpak and Snap are universal package managers that make it easier to install even more applications on Linux. Also: How to choose the right Linux desktop distribution for youAnd with both Flatpak and Snap, you can install third-party…

How to send and receive iMessages on Windows

Jason Cipriani/ZDNETIf you're an iPhone user that has a Windows PC, boy, do I have good news for you. Microsoft has started testing the iPhone version of its Phone Link app which makes it possible to send and receive iMessages directly from your PC. In addition to that, you can view all of your phone's notifications and even place or receive calls. Also: How to transfer photos from your iPhone to your Windows PCAndroid users have the ability to do much more than that, and have been able to send and receive messages…

Oh AGI, Can You Feel Me?

AGI is more likely to be complication than a help in dealing with hard problems like climate change. Like Life, intelligence has a drive to replicate itself, but replicating intelligence without understanding the role of embodiment is probably an explanation for the Fermi paradox.Read All AGI is more likely to be complication than a help in dealing with hard problems like climate change. Like Life, intelligence has a drive to replicate itself, but replicating intelligence without understanding the role of embodiment is…

Understanding the Power of Proxy in JavaScript

Too Long; Didn't ReadJavaScript's Proxy is a capability that allows the creation of objects capable of modifying and customizing the basic operations performed on other objects. A Proxy is an object that envelops another object and intercepts basic operations on it, such as accessing, assigning, and deleting. This article delves into the capabilities of Proxy in JavaScript, covering its syntax, attributes, typical applications, strengths, limitations, and recommended approaches. Too Long; Didn't ReadJavaScript's Proxy…

From Sci-Fi to Reality: The Matrix as a Mirror of Our Screen-Centric World

Too Long; Didn't Read*The Matrix* portrays a dystopian future in which people’s minds are trapped in a computer-generated simulation while their bodies are harvested for electricity to power robotic metropolises. The parallels between the survivors living in Zion and modern society are undeniable but hardly surprising. We have come to rely on the Internet for navigation, banking, communication, and more. Too Long; Didn't Read*The Matrix* portrays a dystopian future in which people’s minds are trapped in a…

How to send large files (up to 10GB!) in Gmail

SOPA Images/Getty ImagesI have to send file attachments all the time. As you've probably experienced, every email provider has different rules for size limitations, which means if a file exceeds the limit, you will be prevented from sending the attachment. For Gmail, that limit is a mere 25MB. Back in my early days, that size would have been considerable. Today, not so much. Unfortunately, you cannot configure Gmail such that it will allow you to bypass that limitation. However, all is not lost.Also: The best email…

The Web3 Writing Contest by Coinsbee and HackerNoon

Too Long; Didn't ReadThe web3 writing contest is brought to you by Coinsbee and HackerNoon. Web3 is buzzing the internet-world for a while now, and here’s your opportunity to share its impact and real-world use-cases. Web3 symbolises freedom - you’ve freedom to write on any topic around web3, be it decentralization, blockchain and AI use cases, future of the internet, Metaverses, NFTs, crypto payments and more! Too Long; Didn't ReadThe web3 writing contest is brought to you by Coinsbee and HackerNoon. Web3 is buzzing…