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Fri 23 Apr 2021

Web developer's guide to AVIF images

AVIF (AV1 Image File Format) is a royalty-free image format that usually performs better than other popular alternatives (JPEG, PNG, WebP). With Chrome 85+ and Firefox 86+ (behind a feature flag) the browser support is getting better, so it is now worth including AVIF images on web pages.

Source: Web developer's guide to AVIF images, an article by Darek Kay.

Why The New Macs Are So Short Of Memory

Apple may have launched a new MacBook Pro last night, but if there’s one figure in Apple’s announcements that has ‘pros’ scratching their heads, it’s the tight limit on memory in these new machines.

Source: Why The New Macs Are So Short Of Memory, an article by Barry Collins.

Complete Guide to Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)

The technological advancements and developments in machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks have led to a revolutionary era. Creating and replicating photos, texts, images, and pictures based on only a collection of examples can be considered shocking to some, and marvelous to others.

We are now at a point where technology is so advanced that deep learning and neural networks can even generate realistic human faces from scratch. The faces generated do not belong to any person, alive or dead, yet they are astoundingly realistic.

One special deep learning network we have to thank for these achievements is the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), which is the topic of this article. Let's briefly explore our table of contents to understand the main topics we'll cover.

Source: Complete Guide to Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs).