Face computers spotted in the wild

OnlyFake, Pomme Vision Pro, & Drizzy Doozy


Sorry this newsletter is coming in late today, I’ve been swamped.

We’ve got so much for you to catch up on. We’re back on our bullshit and piloting a new show. It’s called Boys Club Reports on PNN and we’re doing it live on PleasrHouse most Fridays.

If you missed it, catch the rewatch on our fresh YouTube channel.

We also had Sydney Bradley from Business Insider on the pod to tell her internet story for Too Online, plus Deana digs into a weird trend that stretches from incel culture to white woman wellness to dentistry. Listen here.


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OnlyFake is an AI site that found the ever-elusive product market fit recently. The unlock? Creating fake IDs for users to fool online KYC checks. The startup claims to be using neural networks to produce over 20,000 images a day, allowing them to crank out very realistic fabricated IDs and passports. She would be thriving.

This could enable bad actors to do bad things (think financial crimes, fraudulent scams, money laundering, etc.) by easily opening accounts with banks and crypto exchanges using false credentials. Reporter Joseph Cox did the Lord’s work to see if he could successfully use an OnlyFake ID to open an account on OKX and they said:

So…not great, but his excellent reporting did seem to get the site shutdown this week.

This has me reminiscing of the good ole days when I got my fake ID, where all you needed was a dream, some cash and a passport photo.

Pomme Vision Pro. The face computers are here and people are freaking the f*ck out. Some people love it, some people can’t figure out how to turn it on, some people have been left wanting:

The $3499 piece of equipment has reinvigorated the conversation in the tech community around spatial computing and the future of augmented and immersive reality. We’ve been somewhat here before, in 2013 when Google tried and failed to get mass adoption with their inspector-gadget coded Google Glass, and Oculus Rift had their moment in the sun at CES the same year.

This time it does feels different, with technological advancements plus the concept of mixed reality finally landing for folks (myself included) in a fresh way. Where it’s less about being immersed into a virtual world, and more about your online life seamlessly integrating into your day. However, we aren’t quite there yet, because it would take an act of God for me to strap this headset on and wear it in public.

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