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How the tech used to make giant, ultrahigh-precision mirrors and lenses for the James Webb Space Telescope was repurposed to develop displays for mobile devices (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How the tech used to make giant, ultrahigh-precision mirrors and lenses for the James Webb Space Telescope was repurposed to develop displays for mobile devices  —  To peer deeper than ever into space, NASA needed optics of unprecedented size; the technology to make them was later repurposed …


What to expect from Apple's Unleashed event on Monday: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with mini-LED, AirPods 3, redesigned Mac mini, and macOS Monterey launch (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
What to expect from Apple's Unleashed event on Monday: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with mini-LED, AirPods 3, redesigned Mac mini, and macOS Monterey launch  —  Apple's first fall event of 2021 focused on the iPhone and the Apple Watch, but the second, set to be held on Monday, October 18, is expected to be Mac-centric.


A Mac developer says new MacBook Pro chips named M1 Pro and M1 Max appeared in app logs; sources: MacBook Pros will regain MagSafe and may lose the Touch Bar (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A Mac developer says new MacBook Pro chips named M1 Pro and M1 Max appeared in app logs; sources: MacBook Pros will regain MagSafe and may lose the Touch Bar  —  This is the free version of Power On.  If you like it, consider subscribing to Bloomberg.com—you'll receive this newsletter several hours earlier …


Facebook disputes WSJ report, saying the prevalence of hate speech on the platform dropped by 50% over the past three years to about 0.05% of content viewed (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Facebook disputes WSJ report, saying the prevalence of hate speech on the platform dropped by 50% over the past three years to about 0.05% of content viewed  —  The Wall Street Journal said in a new report that Facebook's AI is not consistently successful at removing objectionable content


Nine UK schools to start taking payments for lunches by scanning students' faces, claiming that the system speeds up queues and is more COVID-safe (Cynthia O'Murchu/Financial Times)

Cynthia O'Murchu / Financial Times:
Nine UK schools to start taking payments for lunches by scanning students' faces, claiming that the system speeds up queues and is more COVID-safe  —  Advocates say they speed up queues, but privacy campaigners query whether they are necessary  —  Facial recognition computers have found …


Internal documents: Facebook's AI has minimal success enforcing its rules against problematic content, including removing just an estimated 3%-5% of hate speech (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:
Internal documents: Facebook's AI has minimal success enforcing its rules against problematic content, including removing just an estimated 3%-5% of hate speech  —  AI has only minimal success in removing hate speech, violent images and other problem content, according to internal company reports


 

 

 


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