Reed Hastings Steps Down as Netflix Co-CEO – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Reed Hastings steps down as Netflix Co-CEO, Xiaomi falls out of the top smartphone spot in India, and Google will show a version of search with “chatbot features” in 2023.

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AI is Not an Author – DTNS 4439

Nature reports some scientists disapprove of the use of ChatGPT on research papers as the article points to at least four research papers list ChatGPT as an author. Scientists have grown atom-thin materials on industrial silicon wafers leading to the possibility of even greater semiconductor efficiencies and higher performance. Instagram introduces “Quiet Mode”. A feature that silences notifications, auto-replies to DMs, and lets your contacts know you’re in “quiet Mode.”

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Facebook permite anuncios dañinos – NTX 291

Amazon cierra su beneficencia, cierran centro de datos de FIFA en la CDMX y Facebook permite anuncios dañinos

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-La empresa de análisis de datos Similarweb publicó un reporte del tráfico de referencia que sale de Twitter a los sitios de algunos de los principales portales de noticias y descubrió que este ha disminuido en promedio en un 12% entre noviembre y diciembre de 2022. Tanto el Washington Post como el Wall Street Journal, CNN, el New York Times, USA Today, BBC y Yahoo vieron caer el tráfico de referencia proveniente de Twitter entre un 10 y un 18% mes a mes
-De acuerdo con tuits de FIFA Direct Communications, el proveedor del centro de datos regional ubicado en la Ciudad de México dejó de prestar sus servicios.
-Amazon anunció que cerrará su programa de beneficencia AmazonSmile para el 20 de febrero, con lo que buscará “enfocar sus donaciones filantrópicas a programas con mayor impacto”, y señaló que el programa “no ha crecido para crear el impacto que esperábamos originalmente”.
-Meta anunció que centralizará las configuraciones de privacidad y administración de cuentas en su Centro de Cuentas, el cual fue lanzado en 2020
-Un reporte de ArsTechnica por Ashley Belanger menciona que la manera en que Facebook restringe publicaciones violentas no es tan eficiente como la de YouTube

Análisis: Miedo y repulsión en Facebook

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Apple Readying New Smart Home Devices – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Instagram adds new “Quiet Mode”, music app Smores uses song snippets for discovery, space economy investment dips in 2022.

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About Computer

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The word “computer” has a much longer history than you may think. Tom ventures through its long and calculated past.

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My uncle said my grandma worked as a computer and I said you mean ON a computer and he said no, AS a computer and I said what was she a robot and he said I didn’t know anything

Confused, don’t be

Let’s help you know a little more about the word Computer.

The Oxford English Dictionary says the first recorded use of the word computer was in a 1613 book called The Yong Mans Gleanings by the English writer Richard Brathwait. He wrote “I haue read the truest computer of Times, and the best Arithmetician that euer breathed, and he reduceth thy dayes into a short number.”
Brathwait was using the term to describe a person who carries out calculations. A pretty common tactic in English called nouning a verb. The verb was “to compute” and the noun used for a person who computes became computer. Just like a person who rides is a rider or a person jokes is a joker or a dolphin who flaps is a Flapper.
So where does compute come from? As with many things in English it comes from the romans – via the latin computare – which was used to mean to count or sum up. Literally to cut strike or stamp together with. Something like a word describing a person who marked down tally on a clay tablet or some such thing.
It worked its way into French in the 1500s and then to English the next century. What’s fun about that is the word still exists in French – compter– meaning to count or add up. But when it worked its way back into French from the English word being used to mean a mechanical device, the French resistance to borrowing from English acted up and professer Jaques Perret suggested using ordinatrice elctronique, based on the word ordonnateur, someone who arranges things or puts them in order. Essentially electronic ordering up person. IBM shortened out ordinateur, and even tried to trademark, but it was too popular and was officially included in the lexicon.
OK so back to English. When did computer start meaning a thing not a person. Apparently 1897. At least that’s what etymonline says but it doesn’t give details or a citation. However that is in the time in which Charles Babbage was developing his Difference Engine, designed to aid in navigational calculations and his Analytical Engine, designed for more general uses. Babbage used punched cards that were being used to direct mechanical looms. Charles Babbage’s son Henry completed a simplified version of the analytical engine’s computing unit in 1888 and a successful demonstration of computing tables in 1906.
And here’s an interesting twist. A computer was not a profession until the 20th century. Nor was it a popular term for a mechanical device until the twentieth century. Human computers were used to compile tables in earlier centuries but it was World War I that made it a legitimate profession. Computers were people who produced map grids, surveying aids, navigation tables and artillery tables. As more men were sent to the front lines, most computer jobs were done by women. The same thing happened again during World War II. Several women with degrees in mathematics worked as computers for research related to and part of the Manhattan Project.
And people who worked as computers were the logical choices to work on setting up and maintaining electric computers. First *general purpose* electronic digital computer is usually acknowledged as ENIAC, which was completed in 1945. Six computers — the people — were selected to set up problems on ENIAC. The first six computers which you can call the first computer programmers were Kay McNulty, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Ruth Lichterman, Betty Jean Jennings, and Fran Bilas.
And from there the use of computer as a word for a person faded out. What we now call computers went from being electronic brains to electronic computers to just computers. To PCs and then phones. In fact the word computer may be in the midst of another transition as people more frequently use words like laptop, tablet and phone.
Whatever its future, here’s to the word computer and all the people and machines who have fit the description for more than 400 years.
In other words, I hope you know a little more about the word computer.

HomePod Hanging by a Thread – DTNS 4438

TikTok rolls out a ‘state-controlled media’ label that will identify accounts whose content is subject to state influence. Apple announces a second-gen HomePod speaker and Bloomberg Marc Gurman uncovers more details about Apple’s mix reality headset. Plus Mozilla has found a way to keep ad-blockers working within the controversial Manifest V3 or MV3, browser extensions standard.

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Llega un robot más ágil que nosotros – NTX 290

Uber Eats te permite programar tus comidas de la semana, Twitter pierde el 40% de sus ingresos y Boston Dynamics presenta a un robot más acrobático que nosotros.

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-Fuentes de The Information dicen que los ingresos diarios de Twitter, a partir del 17 de enero, se redujeron en un 40% con respecto al mismo día del año pasado.
-El CEO de Microsoft, Satya Nadella, informó a los empleados que la empresa recortará 10,000 puestos de trabajo para marzo, lo que implica cerca del 5% de su fuerza laboral.
-La Ciudad de México será el primer mercado en América Latina en donde podrás programar entregas de comida semanales desde la plataforma de Uber Eats.
-Apple anunció la segunda generación de su bocina inteligente, el HomePod, el cual ahora incorpora un procesador S7, radios Thread y compatibilidad con Matter.
Boston Dynamics compartió la última demostración de su robot humanoide, Atlas.

Análisis: La mejora en los robots humanoides

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Apple Delays Lightweight AR Glasses – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Apple reportedly indefinitely delayed plans for its lightweight AR glasses (the follow up to its unreleased first mixed-reality headset), over a dozen Chinese Apple suppliers get initial clearance to expand into India, and Meta’s Oversight Board recommends an overhaul of its nudity policy.

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