Anna Delvey and the Tinder Swindler made the con lifestyle seem luxurious and lucrative—but the most dangerous scammers are the ones without flashy clothes and an entourage. All they need is a phone or computer and a “mark.”
The rest of the tech world might be slumping, but in one sector the investor cash is flowing freely and startups are still fetching eye-popping valuations: The “generative artificial intelligence” space is booming like it’s 2021.
Generative AI is a catch-all term for AI tools that use sophisticated models to create new images, text, and other content rather than just analyzing something that already exists.
Driving the news: Two major generative AI startups commanded unicorn-status valuations in recent fundraising rounds (something that wouldn’t be out of the ordinary two years ago, but has become much rarer lately).
Homeownership provides a source of stability and has for many years been a relatively safe investment opportunity. But rising interest rates have left those with variable-rate mortgages on shaky ground and quickly approaching their "trigger rate."
There’s a new app you need to know about to not feel so hopelessly out of touch next time you’re around teens: It’s called Gas, and it’s rocketing up the download charts, per The WSJ.
Why it’s happening: Despite only being available in a few US states right now, Gas has caught on by allowing users to send semi-anonymous compliments to others at their high school (like choosing someone as “the most beautiful person you have ever met”).
Advertising money makes the world go round these days… but that’s been a harsh realization for some of Canada’s most dedicated hockey fans.
Driving the news: When the NHL kicked off its season last week, fans were quick to notice the addition of digitally enhanced dasherboards (DEDs) on rink boards, with some taking to social media to air their grievances around the “hard-to-watch” animations.