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Waymo Scales Back Self-Driving Truck Ambitions: Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous vehicle unit, is pausing its efforts to develop self-driving truck technology to refocus on ride-hailing services. The company announced a delay in its commercial and operational efforts for trucking and a scale-back in development, leading to layoffs. The future of Waymo's autonomous trucks is now uncertain.
Reddit Launches More NFT Avatars: Reddit has launched its fourth series of Collectible Avatars, which could potentially serve as a new revenue stream for the platform. The company is limiting who can buy these avatars on the first day of launch as part of an "initial access" period.
Twitter Now X Took Over the @x Handle Without Warning or Compensating Its Owner: Twitter, now known as X, took over the @x handle without warning or compensating its previous owner, Gene X Hwang. The company offered Hwang X merchandise and a tour of X's HQ as a token of appreciation. The rebranding of Twitter to X has been fraught with issues, including not securing intellectual property rights to the "X" brand and not updating its website and app completely.
Stability AI Releases Its Latest Image-Generating Model, Stable Diffusion XL 1.0: Stability AI has launched Stable Diffusion XL 1.0, its most advanced text-to-image model to date. The model, which contains 3.5 billion parameters, can generate full 1-megapixel resolution images in seconds. It also supports inpainting, outpainting, and "image-to-image" prompts.
Audiobook Platform Libro.fm Announces Its International Launch: Libro.fm, an audiobook retailer and listening app for local bookshops, has launched internationally. The platform is now available worldwide in six currencies and partners with over 2,200 independent bookshops. The international launch aims to support smaller stores in the face of competition from major online retailers.
CopyfromPDF: This website appears to offer a service for uploading PDF files, presumably to extract and copy text from them. However, the website does not provide much information about its specific features or capabilities.
FetchChain: FetchChain is a tool that helps developers retrieve smart contract data with just a few clicks and no code. It essentially turns smart contracts into APIs.
PushBullet: Unfortunately, the content from the PushBullet website could not be retrieved due to technical issues. PushBullet is generally known as a platform that connects multiple devices together, making it easy to share files and links.
Automi.ai: Unfortunately, the content from the Automi.ai website could not be retrieved due to technical issues. Automi.ai is generally known as a platform that provides automation solutions.
Excel Formula Bot: Generate Excel Formulas using AI: Excel Formula Bot is a tool that uses natural language processing to generate Excel or Google Sheets formulas based on user-provided text prompts. It can handle a wide range of formula complexities, including nested functions, multiple conditions, and advanced calculations.
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