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Foxconn says it might build EVs at empty Wisconsin site, or in Mexico

The chairman of Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn says the electronics giant is considering making electric vehicles at its mostly empty worksite in Wisconsin, where the company originally planned to make LCD panels. Either that, or Foxconn may make EVs in Mexico. The decision will be made by July 1st, chairman Young Liu said at a press...

Oracles, P2P Insurance, And DeFi – An Interview with Umbrella Network, Polkacover & Bridge Mutual
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Oracles, P2P Insurance, And DeFi – An Interview with Umbrella Network, Polkacover & Bridge Mutual

@HackerhodlUtsav Jaiswal VP of BD and Blockchain Editor @ Hacker Noon How’d you explain the Umbrella Network and decentralized oracles to your mom?  Umbrella Network: Mom, remember that time we were at the casino in Las Vegas, and we played blackjack for eight hours. Remember that dealer Jack who kept making mistakes by adding up...

9 Games We Love on Mobile: From Angry Birds to Occidental Heroes
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9 Games We Love on Mobile: From Angry Birds to Occidental Heroes

The rise of mobile games converted many non-gamers into gamers, within the past decade. While many mobile games these days employ microtransactions and tactics designed to keep you playing as long as possible, there are tons of great games out there that you should try. Here are 9 of them that we at Hacker Noon...

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Solving Big AI’s Big Energy Problem

It seems that the more ground-breaking deep learning models are in AI, the more massive they get. This summer’s most buzzed-about model for natural language processing, GPT-3, is a perfect example. To reach the levels of accuracy and speed to write like a human, the model needed 175 billion parameters, 350 GB of memory and...

Instagram’s new AI feature stops adults from messaging kids who don’t follow them
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Instagram’s new AI feature stops adults from messaging kids who don’t follow them

Instagram today unveiled two new AI tools designed to protect young users on the platform. The first feature prevents adults from messaging people under 18 who don’t follow them. It then sends the adult user a notification saying they can’t DM the account. Credit: InstagramAdults will receive a prompt saying they can’t message the account unless it follows...

Sony’s New $2,000 E-Mount Lens Is Cutting-Edge Glass for Pros
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Sony’s New $2,000 E-Mount Lens Is Cutting-Edge Glass for Pros

Image: Sony In just over a decade, Sony has transformed its E-mount lenses from a small collection of glass into one its biggest strengths, and today Sony is announcing its 60th E-mount lens: the new FE f/1.2 50mm G Master prime lens. Advertisement The f/1.2 G Master sports a $2,000 price tag and is definitely...

Grab an HBO Max Subscription So You Can Reaffirm What You’ve Already Decided About the Snyder Cut
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Grab an HBO Max Subscription So You Can Reaffirm What You’ve Already Decided About the Snyder Cut

HBO Max | $15/Month After years of miserable discourse, Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League is finally here. If you’re not familiar with its storied past, Snyder originally directed 2018’s Justice League. However, he had to step aside midway through the project. Warner Bros brought in disgraced director Joss Whedon to finish the job...