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Monday.com introduces mondayDB, a groundbreaking data infrastructure designed to supercharge the performance of your Work OS. This new architecture promises remarkable speed improvements, even for substantial boards and dashboards, ensuring data integrity and stability. With mondayDB, users can expect faster load times, enhanced data manipulation capabilities, and a significant scale-up in the number of items per board and dashboard. The platform is set for several upgrades, with future releases aiming to further extend API capabilities and overall functionality.
OpenAI’s Dall-E 3 Model OpenAI is expanding access to its advanced text-to-image generator, DALL-E 3, for ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise users. This AI model, an enhancement over previous versions, allows for more detailed image creation based on textual descriptions. Despite past controversies with generated content, OpenAI assures significant safety improvements, including content restrictions and demographic representation enhancements. The company emphasizes its extensive research and tools to ensure responsible AI use and content generation, underscoring its commitment to ethical AI practices.
Google’s English Tutoring Feature Google is introducing a new feature in Search to compete with platforms like Duolingo, offering interactive English language practice. Initially available in select countries on Android, this tool provides personalized feedback and daily practice reminders. It employs sophisticated AI for semantic feedback and grammar suggestions, adapting to users' language proficiency levels. The feature complements other learning resources and represents Google's growing interest in educational tools. While it's not clear if Google aims to rival dedicated language learning platforms, this move highlights its commitment to leveraging AI in diverse domains.
Photon's App Revolutionizes Pro Photography: Photon, a new app for professional photographers, introduces a feature allowing users to save photos directly to an external drive, addressing storage issues on devices. This functionality, especially beneficial for large ProRAW files, bypasses the need for time-consuming exports. The app supports various formats and integrates with editing software on Mac or PC. It has gained over 10,000 monthly active users since its launch, offering a subscription model for continued access to its features.
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Schej simplifies the process of scheduling meetings by integrating with Google Calendar to automatically fill in your availability and identify overlapping free times with others. It's positioned as a more convenient alternative to platforms like When2Meet, specifically highlighting its Google Calendar integration. For those who don't use Google Calendar, there's also the option to manually add availability. The process involves creating an event, autofilling availability, and then sharing the schedule with the group to find the most suitable meeting time.
Exitfund Exitfund is a unique platform that invests in innovative startups and assists founders in raising additional capital. The process includes participating in Exitfund's due diligence, raising capital from them and their network of angel investors, and becoming part of their portfolio community. They promise efficiency in decision-making, valuable mentorship, and accessibility for all startups without the need for warm introductions. Exitfund emphasizes building a supportive community around the startups they invest in.
Stripe | Embed Stripe Checkout: EmbedCheckout.com introduces a streamlined way to incorporate Stripe's prebuilt payment form directly into various websites, enhancing the ease of transactions. The platform emphasizes its developer-friendly nature, offering simple, open-source APIs compatible with multiple programming languages, including Ruby, PHP, Python, C#, and Java. It encourages immediate sign-up, allowing users to swiftly transition from setting up and testing their payment systems to going live.
Pill Extension on Chrome Web Store: Pill is a Chrome extension designed to enhance users' browsing experience by providing chill music at the click of a button. It aims to create a relaxing atmosphere to help users focus, whether they are working, studying, or just browsing. The extension does not require a login, works offline, and is designed to be non-intrusive, with a minimalist interface. It does not consume significant resources, ensuring a smooth browsing experience.
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Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as Omgiven Av Idioter, Erikon's Surrounded by Idiots is already an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with - in and out of the office - based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information.
Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication and advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or indeed shut up. Packed with 'aha!' and 'oh no!' moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and influence those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension. And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn't you!
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