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Ep. 437: Zuck's Llama 3 and Meta AI + Tech Tips, Picks, and Other News!

Notnerd Podcast: Tech Better

Release Date: 04/24/2024

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Over at Meta, Mark Zuckerberg has released the Open-Source Llama 3 and integrated it into Meta AI. He also put it in sunglasses. In related news, has big news about the Quest platform. Then we get on to the rest of the week's tech news, with some great tips and picks to help you tech better!

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INTRO (00:00)

Zuckerberg’s Llama 3, Meta AI, and more (11:30)

What does Meta AI do? The latest upgrade creates images as you type and more.

Introducing Meta Llama 3: The most capable openly available LLM to date

Hugging Face - on a journey to advance and democratize artificial intelligence through open source and open science.

The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses have multimodal AI now

Meta expands its mixed reality beyond the Quest headsets

DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: AirDrop tips (33:15)

JUST THE HEADLINES: (42:55)

Biden marked Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in solar power grants

Apple reportedly stops production of FineWoven accessories

Software glitch saw Aussie casino give away millions in cash

Google fires 28 employees after sit-in protest over Israel cloud contract

96% of US hospital websites share visitor info with Meta, Google, data brokers

Stellarator fusion reactor gets new life thanks to a creative magnet workaround

TAKES:

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Limitless is a new AI tool for your meetings — and an all-hearing wearable gadget (52:00)

Google brings AI-powered editing tools, like Magic Editor, to all Google Photos users for free (55:20)

BONUS ODD TAKE: The Fish Doorbell (57:10)

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

Dave: Delta Emulator for iOS (01:00:55)

Nate: USB Type C Extension Cable (01:06:45)

RAMAZON PURCHASE - Giveaway! (01:09:45)

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