AI creates fake celebrity porn for Redditors to fap to


Artificial intelligence is a game-changer. Never in the history of human existence has there existed a technology with the power to wipe out cancer, end traffic accidents, and perhaps even formulate an actionable plan to reverse climate change. And fortunately for us, some of the smartest people in the world are working on ways to tap AI’s immense power to do just that. Others are using it to create fake videos of celebrities getting fucked. So far the tool’s creator has produced videos or GIFs of Gal Gadot (now deleted ), Maisie Williams, Taylor Swift, Aubrey Plaza, Emma Watson, and…

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How personalized data is quickly improving customer experiences


If “the customer is always right” is the golden rule of customer service, then “treat each customer as an individual” should be the golden rule for brand marketing. Every consumer wants to feel as though the brands they support view them as a unique entity, rather than another customer identification number. For years, brands were able to get by delivering mass communications and services to their buyers, but those days are gone. Today’s consumers want assurance that brands hear their unique voices, consider their original feedback, and deliver products and services that are tailored to their personal lifestyle needs. Thanks…

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Comcast continues to inject its own code into websites you visit


Comcast believes it’s acceptable to inject hundreds of lines of code into any web page you visit if it thinks you’re in need of a hardware upgrade. And even if you don’t need an upgrade, you’re wrong. A user recently took to the company’s forums to complain of its practice of running its own code on webpages customers visit in order to prompt them with special Comcast messages. Posting under the name “bham3dman” on the company’s official forum, the user stated: Comcast began injecting 400+ lines of JavaScript code in to pages I requested on the internet so that when the…

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Facebook is testing ‘private comments’ to save you from idiots


Facebook is experimenting with privacy settings that apply to individual comments. This means that you could write a reply to a thread, but only pre-approved individuals can see it. Here’s what it looks like: Clicking the padlock icon brings up the security settings. This has four options: friends and post owner only; friends only; post owner and commenter only; and everyone else. From what we can tell, this is a small-scale test that’s only available to a handful of users. That’s a shame, because I can imagine this being beneficial for engagement. On a hotly contentious news story, for example,…

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These are the 4 biggest challenges for Latin American startups


We in Latin America are the happiest people in the world. We have dominant international soccer teams. We have over half our population using the internet, and some of the highest daily internet usage in the entire world. Understandably, having a population higher than Russia and America combined, Latin America also comes with a vast amount of differences between our North American cousins. And, to be honest, if you dropped the average American startup into our ecosystem, they’d crumble under the weight of a vastly different world. I want to help you understand why. Taxation hurts… a lot Regardless of…

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Bitcoin heads to Wall Street as CBOE launches futures


Bitcoin finally arrived on Wall Street with the launch of the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) futures for the cryptocurrency on Sunday. Within hours of the exchange kicking off trading for Bitcoin futures at 6PM ET, they soared by 25 percent – triggering a five-minute trading halt that’s similar to a pause in trading stocks when prices rise or fall drastically. The launch also caused CBOE’s site to crash, due to a massive surge in traffic. Things soon returned to normal, and trading of the new futures, which use the XBT ticker symbol, continued. Due to heavy traffic on our…

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Your OnePlus 5T can’t play Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in HD – yet


Owners of OnePlus’ all-new bezel-less 5T flagship have discovered that the phone is unable to stream HD video from numerous streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play Movies. That’s because it doesn’t come with support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, which is required for streaming HD content. The phone maker has currently implemented only Widevine Level 3 on the OnePlus 5 and 5T, so both handsets are stuck playing SD-resolution video from these streaming sources. That’s a bummer for folks who’ve shelled out $ 500 on OnePlus’ premium phones, and especially those who waited for the 5T, with…

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Why we need to shatter the illusion of work-life balance for entrepreneurs


Work-life balance has always scared me. Aside from the fact that it isolates work and life as two opposing states of being, it’s the number one topic that’s always brought up at a table of entrepreneurs. I do think it’s important to discuss these topics and since entrepreneurship can be a lonely profession at times, you have to vent to someone, but what bugs me is people rarely admit the reality: work-life balance, at least for entrepreneurs, is a pretense. It’s a bit like when a doctor asks you whether you’ve ever smoked and your immediate answer is no even…

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How Kidgy parental control app keeps your kids safe from online dangers


What would you say after learning that your child spends on average 9 hours per day on their smartphones?   When asking parents what kind of dangers can their kids encounter online, most answer adult content and in-app purchases. Unfortunately, the internet hosts much more than that. Online dangers threaten a child’s safety As a parent, you would definitely close the door on an abuser and report the police about the danger. However, they might be coming online. Every single time when your child visits social media and befriends a cute stranger who insists on meeting in person, there is…

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Amazon’s Alexa gets a visit from Santa Claus in latest update


Ho, ho, ho! The holidays are here and we’re all preparing to gather ’round the old Amazon Echo to celebrate the miracle of AI with our loved ones. With its newest update, Alexa hosts Santa Clause who’ll help Echo owners find the perfect seasonal music. Amazon’s virtual assistant now responds to “talk to Santa Claus” across all supported devices. When prompted it’ll summon Santa himself to spread holiday cheer by asking what kind of Christmas music you’re interested in listening to. The jolly one even hosts one of the stations, North Pole Radio on iHeartRadio. “Talk to Santa Claus” works without…

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