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Meta eyes LLM dominance with new Llama 3 models

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp parent Meta has released a new generation of its open source Llama large language model (LLM) in order to garner a bigger pie of the generative AI market by taking on all model providers, including OpenAI, Mistral, Anthropic, and Elon Musk’s xAI. “This next generation of Llama demonstrates state-of-the-art performance on

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Cloud cost management is not working

Asia/Pacific companies are struggling with wasteful cloud spending, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting. The study found that cloud cost management initiatives and tools are being introduced too late and without a full picture of their environment to be very effective. The study, paid for by IPaaS provider Boomi, found that 87% had

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Sophos researchers find “crude”, cheap ransomware tools being sold on the dark web, enabling inexperienced freelancers to easily launch attacks (James Reddick/The Record)

James Reddick / The Record: Sophos researchers find “crude”, cheap ransomware tools being sold on the dark web, enabling inexperienced freelancers to easily launch attacks  —  Cheap ransomware is being sold for one-time use on dark web forums, allowing inexperienced freelancers to get into cybercrime without any interaction with affiliates.

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A look at Salad, which pays gamers in Fortnite skins and Roblox gift cards to rent their GPUs remotely to AI companies, including those making AI-generated porn (Emanuel Maiberg/404 Media)

Emanuel Maiberg / 404 Media: A look at Salad, which pays gamers in Fortnite skins and Roblox gift cards to rent their GPUs remotely to AI companies, including those making AI-generated porn  —  Salad, a company that pays gamers in Fortnite skins and Roblox gift cards to rent their idle GPUs remotely to generative AI

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Reddit Is Taking Over Google

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Business Insider: If you think you’ve been seeing an awful lot more Reddit results lately when you search on Google, you’re not imagining things. The internet is in upheaval, and for website owners the rules of “winning” Google Search have never been murkier. Google’s generative AI search engine

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PC Watercooling Prototype is Pumpless

Watercooling is usually more efficient than air cooling for the same volume of equipment, and — important for many people — it is generally quieter. However, you still have water pump noises to deal with. [Der8auer] got a Wieland prototype cooler that doesn’t use a pump. Instead, it relies on the thermosiphon effect. In simple

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Computing Via (Virtual) Dominos

Back in 2012, [Matt Parker] and a team built a computer out of dominos for the Manchester Science Festival. [Andrew Taylor], part of the team that built the original,  has built a series of virtual domino puzzles to help explain how the computer worked. He also links to a video from the event, but be

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