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Remember those movies where they press a button and a pixelated image magically transforms into a high-resolution picture? Thanks to Google, this seems not too ridiculous after all!
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🖼️ Fake Bansky NFT sold for £240,000: An NFT trading fraud saw a collector have his cryptocurrency returned following the purchase of a fake Banksy image. A scam or a publicity stunt designed to highlight the vulnerabilities of NFT trading? We’ll let you draw your own conclusions. The Guardian →
🌬️ The winds of change: In 2020, an incredible 16,836 MW of land-based wind power capacity was added to the US energy infrastructure, representing $24.6B of investment in new wind power. In some states, wind power provided more than half of in-state electricity generation and sales. CNBC →
🛑 Google Analytics blocked by tech-savvy users: Many people have expressed privacy concerns about Google Analytics, especially since GDPR was introduced. Now, a competitor, Plausible, has released data on heavy tech-savvy users who appear to be blocking Google Analytics in large numbers. Plausible →
💡 Inspiration: We often take perceived insults very personally, without understanding what’s really behind them. Leadership and management coach Dave Bailey explains why other people’s emotions may not be about you, and offers advice on how to react more effectively. Medium →
📸 Stunning AI photo zoom: Medical imaging and even old family photos will soon be enhanced by Google’s SR3 (‘Super-resolution via repeated refinement’), the first tangible result from the company’s exploration of an imaging concept called ‘diffusion models’. PetaPixel →
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