The Tech Jawn

Give Me My Data Money – The Tech Jawn 118

Shomax, an African streaming service has dethroned Netflix for the top spot in the motherland and all but made Amazon Prime Video quit with its vast library of local content. Many early adopters of the Apple Vision Pro have returned their devices citing reasons from discomfort to a lack of applications Social media platforms that…

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Credit Checking Dating Apps

Meta won’t algorithmically share political content with you in Threads from accounts you don’t already follow.  The question is do we trust  Meta to determine what content is and is not political? Score is a new dating app conceived at last year’s AfroTech and requires you to have a credit score of 675 or better…

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An Apple Vision Pro Review With Lamarr Wilson

Although things aren’t as bad as last year, layoffs at big tech companies are dominating the news.  Tech hiring at companies generally not thought of as tech companies, however, can’t seem to happen fast enough. Big tech, particularly, social media companies was on trial last week.  CEO’s from Meta, TikTok, X, Snap, and Discord testified…

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Black Twitter Is Not Bothered By X

Apple announced plans for alternative iPhone and iPad app stores in the EU, but, developers still feel some kind of way. Should linear television be concerned about live events moving to streaming platforms like Netflix and Peacock? Google Deepmind proposes a new AI to assist doctors with wellness checks.    And Black Twitter is not bothered…

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OpenAI Says Naw To GPT Girlfriends – The Tech Jawn 113

Meta will stop treating teens like adults by curbing harmful material and reducing unwanted interactions from their Facebook and Instagram timelines. Peacock’s AFC Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins is the most viewed live-stream event in U.S. history.  OpenAI removes military application limits, bans the use of its tools in…

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Apple Officially Announced The Vision Pro Release Date Slick Right Before CES – The Tech Jawn 112

The Consumer Electronics Show, the largest tech show in the world kicks off this week and we’re excited about all the announcements, especially the things that actually exist. Apple officially announced the pre-order and launch dates of the Vision Pro mixed reality headset and guest host TechSavvyDiva is contemplating getting one.The Black tech talent gap…

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Dang, Colleges Collect A Lot Of Data On Students: The Tech Jawn 109

Happy belated birthday to ChatGPT. OpenAI’s generative AI chatbot that kicked off the AI craze of 2023 officially turned 1 year old on November 30th. Spotify has laid off 17% of its workforce eliminating around 1500 jobs. This is the music streaming company’s third reduction in staff this year. Do we need to worry about…

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The D.O.C. Uses AI To Release New Music: The Tech Jawn 106

It looks like the Food and Drug Administration might be ready to approve the first gene-editing therapy, CRISPR, that cured sickle cell anemia symptoms in 97% of trial patients.  Are we ready for the Humane AI Pin?  A wearable AI assistant that kind of reminds you of a Star Trek TNG communicator badge.  Rapper and…

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EVs Are Just Too Darn Expensive – The Tech Jawn 105

Electric vehicle sales are actually up year over year but their increased cost compared to the ICE counterparts keeps consumers from adopting them at the rate auto manufacturers thought they would. Elon Musk’s generative AI company X.ai released its LLM Grok this week.  The chatbot comes with an X Premium+ account and answers you in…

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Zoom Says Remote Work Ain’t Working: The Tech Jawn 94

An Asian MIT student asked Playground AI to make her profile pic look more professional, and it turned her into a white woman. Local governments can’t wait on Washington to implement federal guidelines for the use of Artificial Intelligence so they are taking matters into their own hands. The conservative activist behind the Supreme Court…

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