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gov.uk

GOV.UK launches new official crown logo for His Majesty The King

The new official GOV.UK logo featuring the chosen crown of His Majesty King Charles III has launched today across the site.

blog.google

Our next-generation model: Gemini 1.5

Gemini 1.5 delivers dramatically enhanced performance, with a breakthrough in long context understanding across modalities.

openai.com

Sora: Creating video from text

Sora is an AI model that can create realistic and imaginative scenes from text instructions.

wired.com

Developers Are in Open Revolt Over Apple’s New App Store Rules

European app makers are seething, comparing Apple to “the Mafia” and piling pressure on lawmakers to act.

solomon.io

Designer News is Dead

Designer News is dead. Designer News was an online community for product designers. For years it was the best forum to discuss designing software.

apple.com

Apple announces changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the EU

Apple announced changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store impacting developers’ apps in the EU to comply with the DMA.

techradar.com

Adobe Firefly is doing generative AI differently and it may even be good for you

In generative AI imagery’s short lifespan it's been on a rollercoaster ride from excitement to pillory and back to excitement.

plasticbag.org

How Threads will integrate with the Fediverse

Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to be invited to a Data Dialogue event at Meta’s offices in San Francisco.

platformer.news

Why Platformer is leaving Substack

We’ve seen this movie before — and we won’t stick around to watch it play out.

theverge.com

The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can use your apps for you

Rabbit is trying to one-up Alexa and Google Assistant, and invent a new kind of gadget in the process.

invisionapp.com

InVision design collaboration services shutdown

We have made the difficult decision to discontinue InVision’s design collaboration services.

hypebeast.com

Leaked File Shows the Artists Midjourney Has Used to Train Its AI Models

Names include Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and even a six-year-old child.

kottke.org

13-Year-Old Becomes First to Beat NES Tetris

13-year-old Blue Scuti is now the best Tetris player in the world after becoming the first human player to beat the NES version

thisiscolossal.com

Thousands of Films, Books, and Illustrations Just Entered the Public Domain

On January 1, thousands of books, films, plays, artworks, sound recordings, and more entered the public domain.

web.law.duke.edu

Public Domain Day 2024

January 1, 2024 is Public Domain Day: Works from 1928 are open to all, as are sound recordings from 1923!

theverge.com

Adobe explains why it abandoned the Figma deal

The deal was scuttled this week.

figma.com

Figma and Adobe are abandoning our proposed merger

Figma and Adobe no longer see a path toward regulatory approval.

pantone.com

Pantone Color of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz

Peach Fuzz is a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.

webkit.org

WebKit Features in Safari 17.2

Web technology is constantly moving forward, with both big new features and small subtle adjustments.

astro.build

Astro 4.0

New APIs, faster builds, redesigned docs, and a unique new Dev Toolbar for Astro that enhances your local dev environment in new and exciting ways.