Coke brings its cola into the future

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// Remote work

// Photogenic birds

// Futuristic Coke

// Bad prison internet

How to support the mental health and wellbeing of remote workers | The Next Web

“When COVID-19 hit, suddenly commutes were a thing of the past, and many home offices took the shape of kitchen tables or even stacks of cushions on the bed. While Zoom fashion may have been the height of comfy for some, for many the isolation and lack of separation between work and home was torture, and exacerbated an already escalating crisis of loneliness and mental health. ”

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Coca-Cola Used AI for New Y3000 Coke Flavor 'From the Future' | Entrepreneur

“The soda giant unveiled its new Y3000 Coke on Tuesday as the latest concoction to come out of its Creations limited-edition flavor drops, a program that uses non-traditional flavors and branding targeted to engage a younger audience. This time, however, Coca-Cola turned to artificial intelligence to cook up a futuristic beverage. … The brand used human insights to gauge what people would imagine a drink from the future would taste like, before recruiting AI to help with additional flavor notes and the product's packaging design.”

SBF Lawyers Again Ask for Pre-Trial Release Because Prison Internet Sucks | Decrypt

“In a filing submitted to a federal judge on Friday, Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers said that their client is not being provided adequate access to the internet to review documents as part of his defense. After being taken into custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Manhattan, the lawyers argue that they have ‘lost time to effectively prepare for trial’ because conditions at the jail hamper the defense’s preparations.”

Your Car Deserves an Upgrade | StackSocial

Before you drop big bucks on an infotainment system overhaul or a whole new ride, slap this 9-inch wonder screen on your dash. Apple CarPlay? Check. Android Auto? Got it. Doesn't require an engineering degree to install? Correct. Give your vehicle a tech facelift and navigate in style. [Ad]

Bird photographer of the year 2023 winners – in pictures | The Guardian

“An image of a peregrine falcon tackling a brown pelican that ventured too close to its nest in California is the overall winner of the world’s largest bird photography competition, which had more than 20,000 entries from all over the world competing for a £5,000 grand prize.”

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