Next levels for AI-generated images

Look at these four images of some well-known people who have died in the past 30 years. They probably look familiar and I’d guess you will be able to easily identify all of them. Left to right from top: Princess Diana (died 1997), Freddie Mercury (1991), Michael Jackson (2009), and Heath Ledger (2008). Each of them is imagined as representing what each might look like today, years after their deaths. And that imagining was done by an AI algorithm not…

Jerry Harrison, the entrepreneurial rock star turned rockstar entrepreneur

In August, I had the great pleasure and distinct honour of being in conversation with Jerry Harrison, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee through his role with Talking Heads, one of the most critically-acclaimed New Wave rock bands of the 1980s. Our conversation was for an episode of the Ideas to Innovation Season 2 podcast I host for Clarivate, a global company I’ve been working with since early 2021 in a range of communication areas. The podcast season…

Review: AAWireless gives you wireless Android Auto in your car

If there were a product available right now that lets you connect your phone to your car to use Android Auto without a USB cable, would you go for it? I would, and did, with a simple yet powerful device called AAWireless that does just that – lets me use Android Auto in my car with the phone being connected wirelessly. I’ve been a huge fan of Android Auto for some years as the primary method of planning car journeys…

Get to know ‘non-fungible tokens,’ NFT for short

A phrase you’ll probably be hearing or reading about quite a bit in the coming weeks and months is ‘non-fungible tokens.’ I’d not come across it until I read a Reuters report about a guy who sold a 10-second video artwork by the digital artist known as Beeple for $6.6 million at a Christies auction in Florida last month. He’d bought it last October for just $67 thousand. Nice ROI! While this in itself is an interesting tale, what makes…

FIR 189: The first thing we do, let’s ease timekeeping for all the lawyers

The November episode of “The Hobson and Holtz Report” features Neville and Shel discussing these topics: MeWe and WT:Social are among the latest crop of social networks offering serious privacy in an attempt to dethrone Facebook A new tool lets brands remove negative comments from paid social media posts QR codes have made a comeback AI writer completes writing what you started Telcos hope RCS will inspire you to give up WhatsApp, Messenger, and other third-party tools Ping raises $13…

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