Where are all the laid-off software developers going? (9 minute read)

Recently laid-off candidates are typically looking to stay in tech - now is a good time for traditionally non-tech companies to level up their tech.

AI ‘breakthrough’: neural net has human-like ability to generalize language (5 minute read)

A newly developed AI model is able to learn new words and use them in existing and new contexts with human-like performance.

Web Components Will Outlive Your JavaScript Framework (7 minute read)

Building for longevity requires avoiding using dependencies out of your control and sticking to standards that won’t break.

Slow-moving quasiparticles make the fastest semiconductor in the world (3 minute read)

Researchers at Columbia University in the US have developed the fastest and most efficient semiconductor that works at room temperature. The material was originally synthesized to test a high-resolution microscope and wasn't expected to conduct anything. It can be pulled into atom-thin sheets and combined with other materials. One of the elements in the material is extremely rare and expensive, so the semiconductor is unlikely to feature in any consumer devices in the future.

Despite usage declines, X remains ‘stickier’ than first thought (4 minute read)

While the number of daily active users has dropped on X, the time that users spend on the platform has grown, and power-user usage remains largely unchanged.

Elon Musk wants Twitter / X to replace your bank account. Here's how it'll work. (2 minute read)

Elon Musk wants to turn X into a financial hub that will fully replace the needs for banks within a year. Musk had plans to create an online bank called X with PayPal back in July 2000, but his plans never came to fruition. X aims to allow money to flow as freely as information or conversation on the platform. The company has already secured first money transmitter licenses in several states. It aims to make the service run globally.

People are speaking with ChatGPT for hours, bringing 2013’s Her closer to reality (4 minute read)

People are now having hours-long discussions with ChatGPT on the go. The latest ChatGPT update allows the AI to see, hear, and speak. It enables people to use the assistant in many more situations for things like creative development, brainstorming, or simple conversation. Being able to interact with the assistant through voice has made more people feel a deeper emotional connection with it, with many people drawing similarities between ChatGPT and Samantha from the 2013 movie 'Her'.

CSS is fun again (6 minute read)

There have been many big changes lately in CSS that make features previously only available through external tools a native part of the language.

What the executive order means for openness in AI (17 minute read)

The Biden-Harris administration has issued an executive order on artificial intelligence that is about 20,000 words long. The order tries to address the entire range of AI benefits and risks and will likely shape every aspect of the future of AI. This article takes a look at some of the policies in the executive order and how they may impact openness in AI.