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How to write witty banter on dating apps, according to bestselling authors

Mashable

It's the dream: Find a smoldering someone on a dating app, match with them, and quickly launch into a conversation filled with subtle compliments, definitive date night plans, and witty repartee. According to research conducted by Preply, -- a language learning app and platform, – more than 70 percent of dating app users surveyed said it's possible to engage in meaningful conversation, and even fall in love with someone, before ever meeting in person (having only spoken on an app). The challenge, of course, is getting there, shifting from the notification that "It's A Match!" into dialogue worthy of a Shonda Rhimes production. It's a daunting task, so we brought in the pros: rom-com authors. Mashable spoke with several -- all with books jam-packed with quippy dialogue out this spring and summer -- to get their expert takes on how to write witty banter.


Data the dog: Twitter turns its privacy policy into an old-school video game

The Guardian

On Friday, Elon Musk announced he was pausing his $45bn purchase of Twitter because he had only just discovered some of the accounts on the site were fake. But that's not the strangest thing that has happened to the beleaguered social media platform this week. Because on Tuesday the current top brass, perhaps trying to demonstrate their vision for the site, released a Super Nintendo-style browser game that recaps Twitter's private policy. The platform unveiled Twitter Data Dash, which plays like a vintage side-scrolling platformer that's been draped with a healthy dose of disinformation anxiety. You take control of a blue-hued puppy named Data and are tasked with retrieving five bones hidden in each of the game's day-glo urban environments.


5 Trends in Medical Health Technology in 2022

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It is predicted that technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, extended reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be introduced further among related workers, leading to the development and provision of new and better treatments and services. In the months following the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak, the proportion of telemedicine consulting has risen sharply from 0.1% to 43.5%, and is expected to rise further in the future, as this trend could save more patients' lives, said Deloitte Accounting Firm analyst. . To achieve this goal, the next-generation portable device, heart rate, stress, and blood oximetry, enables doctors to accurately determine the patient's condition in real time. During the COVID-19 period, doctors built'virtual hospital rooms' in some areas to observe the treatment status of patients in various areas through the central communication infrastructure. The Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Center is developing a high-quality'virtual emergency room'.


Column One: In their search for love, South Asians swipe right on dating apps catered for them

Los Angeles Times

Most swiping for love on a dating app know the drill. Perhaps declare intentions: Looking for something serious? The dating app Mirchi presents another possibility: "Auntie made me sign up." The option is part joke, part knowing nod to its audience. Unlike the mainstream apps such as Tinder or Bumble, Mirchi is among the growing world of dating apps created by and catering to South Asians.


Create Instagram and TikTok content with this motion-tracking tripod on sale.

Mashable

TL;DR: As of May 13, the Robo 360 Rotation Smart AI Object Tracking Gimbal is on sale for 71% off, so you can get it for just $36.99 instead of $129. Propping your phone up against a stack of books in the corner is fine, but there are far better ways to capture your content. The Robo Smart Gimbal, for instance, uses AI to help you capture hands-free content for social media, presentations, and more. The Robo is equipped with 360-degree infinite rotation and a built-in innovative AI, which work together to track a target and capture it in motion. Once it detects your face, it starts taking photos or videos automatically, depending on what kind of content you're looking to create.


Why Some Instagram And Facebook Filters Can't Be Used In Texas After Lawsuit

International Business Times

Instagram and Facebook users in Texas lost access to certain augmented reality filters Wednesday, following a lawsuit accusing parent company Meta of violating privacy laws. In February, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton revealed he would sue Meta for using facial recognition in filters to collect data for commercial purposes without consent. Paxton claimed Meta was "storing millions of biometric identifiers" that included voiceprints, retina or iris scans, and hand and face geometry. Although Meta argued it does not use facial recognition technology, it has disabled its AR filters and avatars on Facebook and Instagram amid the litigation. The AR effects featured on Facebook, Messenger, Messenger Kids, and Portal will also be shut down for Texas users.


The 5 coolest things at Google I/O

PCWorld

Google has become synonymous with powerful search, incredible hardware, and quirky, fun technology. Unfortunately, that includes stretching the limits of privacy and a reputation for giving up on its product lines too soon. But these negatives notwithstanding, Google is at it again at its Google I/O event near its company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., enticing developers and consumers alike with a number of new hardware products, software and services. Yes, Google just revealed new Pixel phones, including the Pixel 6A and the Pixel 7. But those weren't the coolest technologies Google showed off on Wednesday.


The Download: Google's stalkerware ban failure, and a bet for climate catastrophe

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According to research by mobile security firm Certo Software and confirmed by MIT Technology Review, Google Search queries related to tracking partners such as a wife or girlfriend commonly return ads for software and services that explicitly offer to spy on other individuals. Stalkerware, also referred to as spyware, is software designed to secretly monitor another person, tracking their location, phone calls, private messages, web searches, and keystrokes. Although Google banned ads promoting stalkerware in August 2020, stalkerware companies are still able to buy ads containing phrases including "app to see spouse's text messages," "see who your girlfriend is texting," and "it's like having their device" against search results such as "read wife's texts app." "We understand that this is not a war between Ukraine and Russia. This is a war of the pure and the light that exists on this earth, and darkness." The problem is that no one can agree how to save it.


Akamai Launches First NFT Artwork Dynamically Fueled by the Internet

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Interpreting what the internet means to the world -- the good and the bad, its enormous scale and its endless potential -- was a challenge that immediately inspired me,


Exploring the ML Tooling Landscape (Part 2 of 3)

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In the previous blog post in this series, we examined overall machine learning (ML) maturity in industry with a specific focus on machine learning operations (MLOps). The two main takeaways were the striking lack of ML maturing in industry as a whole, as well as the complexities involved in fully embracing MLOps, which can be taken to represent the apogee of ML maturation. In this blog post, we will consider the implications for tooling adoption in industry and the wider ML tooling market. This blog post is concerned with the second question. As with the previous post, the same disclaimer applies: This series of blog posts is by no means meant to be exhaustive -- or necessarily even correct in places! I wrote this to try to organise my thinking on the reading I've done in recent weeks and I want this to become a jumping off point for further discussion.