Linus Tech Tips
Linus Sebastian Navigates Errors & Ethics
Linus spills the tea on error oopsies and the fine line between tech and ethics! The tech guru's latest video delves into controversy, harassment, and the wild world of handling mistakes. Grab your popcorn – this isn't your average how-to guide!
Robotaxis Takeover in San Francisco
The City by the Bay is split right down the middle – robotaxis are stirring up a high-tech tempest! With some cheering for the autonomous future and others slamming the brakes on change, San Francisco's streets have become the battleground for a futuristic face-off. Will these robot chauffeurs unite the city or divide it even further?
Craving Takeout? DoorDash AI Can Help
Hungry for innovation? DoorDash's new AI voice ordering service is here to satisfy your tech cravings and appetite! Imagine placing your takeout order with just a few spoken words. Will this futuristic feast-facilitator truly understand your cravings, or lead to a comical culinary confusion? Fingers crossed you get the food you want!
Gaming for Change in Myanmar
Leveling up the fight for change! Discover how a simple mobile game is powering a revolution in Myanmar. Amidst the turmoil, this virtual battleground is uniting hearts, minds, and thumbs for a cause.
Threads: From Hype to Halt
Remember Threads, Meta's attempt to create a buzz-worthy alternative to Twitter? Well, it started off with a bang in July, thanks to Instagram users hopping on board. Daily active users skyrocketed. But guess what? The excitement fizzled out faster than a popped balloon. People just stopped hanging around on the app. Those average minutes users spent? They nosedived too. While Threads' success story is still uncertain, the hype turned out to be short lived compared to the likes of X (formerly Twitter).
US Tech Giants Considering UK Exit
Imagine big US tech companies saying they might pack their bags and leave the UK – all because of those rule-loving regulations. Yep, it's happening. The Online Safety Bill wants to keep social media clean, but tech giants don't like strict rules and penalties. There's also a buzz about encrypted messages that might need to be handed over for security reasons. Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal are even threatening to say goodbye to the UK market. But some are saying these giants are just throwing a tantrum. What do you think?
Telegram Vows to Keep Ukrainian Data Safe
Pavel Durov, the co-founder of Telegram, just gave Ukrainian users a big thumbs-up, ensuring their data is totally safe. He shared this in a Telegram post about standing up for users and their right to privacy, which he considers crucial. While Telegram is quite popular, some folks wary about data security. Pavel's got this Ukrainian connection and he even mentioned how his journey with another social network went south when he refused to give out data to a certain agency. So, he's standing his ground for user privacy, making sure their info is safe and sound.
Drones on Shark Watch in NY
Jones Beach, NY uses drones to spot sharks and safeguard swimmers. Originally launched in 2017, this drone program has gained importance due to recent shark incidents. With 19 drones, lifeguards and cops monitor from a command center, warning swimmers if sharks are close. The drones have caught sharks and aid in rescue missions. Despite costs, safety remains a priority. These drones focus on protection, not surveillance, ensuring a safe beach environment.
Swipe Right: AI Love Matches Are In!
Hold onto your heart emojis! In the wild world of tech, love has gone digital. AI dating apps are playing Cupid, analyzing more than your playlist. Get ready to decode digital hearts, spark some circuits, and maybe even find your binary soulmate. No more awkward pick-up lines, just algorithms and emojis. Swipe right on pixels and let the AI sparks fly!
Twitter Rebranded X: Elon Musk's Super App
Twitter undergoes an odd transformation as "X" replaces the iconic blue bird. X is Elon's dream of creating a "super app" offering a unique social platform replacing the one he is killing. Explore the weird rebrand as Musk promises new experiences while Twitter's loyal base remains confused and cybersecurity concerns linger.
Worldcoin: Sam Altman's Crypto Stunt
Sam Altman, OpenAI's CEO and the mind behind ChatGPT, ventures into cryptocurrency with Worldcoin. This intriguing project requires users to undergo iris scanning using a silver "orb" to verify ID during sign-up. Our closest orbs are in Miami or New York, so no Worldcoin for us. Have you been scanned?
Women's Soccer Ad Goes Viral
A women's soccer ad has sparked controversy after going viral for using doctored footage to prove a point about gender inequality. The French ad cleverly swaps the genders of players to highlight disparities in sports coverage and treatment. However, critics argue that the manipulated footage raises ethical concerns and could undermine the intended message.