How-To Geek: “UnstableFusion” Makes AI Art Easy on Windows, Mac, and Linux

How-To Geek: “UnstableFusion” Makes AI Art Easy on Windows, Mac, and Linux. “‘UnstableFusion’ is another front-end that is rising in popularity, available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s a native desktop application, instead of a command-line tool or a local web server, so it’s one of the easiest ways to try Stable Diffusion right now. The main catch is that you still need to install Python, the Stable Diffusion model, and other components on your own — the full instructions are available in the readme file.”

Ars Technica: Numerous orgs hacked after installing weaponized open source apps

Ars Technica: Numerous orgs hacked after installing weaponized open source apps. “Hackers backed by the North Korean government are weaponizing well-known pieces of open source software in an ongoing campaign that has already succeeded in compromising ‘numerous’ organizations in the media, defense and aerospace, and IT services industries, Microsoft said on Thursday.”

Yale Library: Library’s EaaSI program preserves digital data in deep freeze, Norway

Yale Library: Library’s EaaSI program preserves digital data in deep freeze, Norway. “Yale University Library has made its first donation to the Arctic World Archive (AWA), whose goal is to preserve global memory and cultural heritage for future generations. AWA is an initiative of the Norwegian company Piql, which collects and stores its partners’ contributions in a secure vault repository set deep in a decommissioned coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, just some 600 miles from the North Pole.”

Illinois News Bureau: More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers, study finds

Illinois News Bureau: More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers, study finds . “Reported in The Journal of Pediatrics, the study found that 24-month-old children who spent less than 60 minutes looking at screens each day and those who engaged in daily physical activity had better executive function than those who didn’t meet the guidelines.”

Anglia Ruskin University: Follow your nose with smelly tour of Amsterdam

Anglia Ruskin University: Follow your nose with smelly tour of Amsterdam. “The free City Sniffers map brings together key city centre locations with aromas that tell the city’s story, and the walking tour is accompanied by an app, also developed by Odeuropa researchers, explaining the history behind these smells and their connection with present day Amsterdam. By rubbing the map at key points on the tour, participants can experience the stench of medieval canals, learn about the important role of rosemary, which was used at weddings and funerals, and was thought to protect from the plague, and enjoy the fragrance of linden trees, avenues of which were planted around the city centre.”

Cell Phone Accessibility: Improving, but Gaps Remain, CACP Researchers Find (Georgia Tech)

Georgia Tech: Cell Phone Accessibility: Improving, but Gaps Remain, CACP Researchers Find . “Cell phones are becoming more accessible, but gaps remain — including fewer features for people with cognitive disabilities, emerging issues such as vehicle connectivity, and surprising roadblocks such as poor battery life, according to the latest biennial analysis of cell phone accessibility by Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP).”

Polygon: Google Stadia is shutting down, for good

Polygon: Google Stadia is shutting down, for good. “Google is officially shutting down its ambitious game streaming project, Stadia, Phil Harrison, the vice president and general manager of Stadia, said in a blog post published Thursday. The announcement comes less than three years after the cloud-gaming console launched. Stadia will shut down in January 2023.” Google was denying this at the end of July.

Library of Congress: The Giant Bible of Mainz Digitized by the Library of Congress

Library of Congress: The Giant Bible of Mainz Digitized by the Library of Congress. “The Giant Bible of Mainz, one of the last handwritten giant bibles in Europe, has now been digitized by the Library of Congress, ensuring online access to an important national treasure from the 15th century…. The Giant Bible is famous for having been copied by a single scribe, who precisely dated his progress between April 4, 1452, and July 9, 1453. These dates are remarkable because they place the creation of this manuscript bible in proximity to the first printed bible crafted in Europe, the Gutenberg Bible.”

ITV: Bruce Willis becomes first Hollywood actor to sell image rights to artificial intelligence company

ITV: Bruce Willis becomes first Hollywood actor to sell image rights to artificial intelligence company. “The deal means the firm, Deepcake, can now use both his moving and talking image within films and TV productions. It comes after the 67-year-old announced his retirement from acting in March, after being diagnosed with aphasia, which affects a person’s speech and language.”