TLDR Daily Update 2022-08-25

iPhone 14 event rumors 📱, Tesla's AI supercomputer 💻, how to work with senior people 👨‍💻

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Big Tech & Startups

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 14 event (5 minute read)

Apple is expected to launch three new Apple Watch models and a refreshed pair of AirPods Pro earbuds along with its range of new iPhones. The launch event on September 7 will be a small in-person event that will be streamed online. It is rumored that iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will feature an upgraded A16 processing chip, an always-on display, a 48-megapixel rear camera with a larger sensor, and a camera cutout on the screen instead of a notch. More predictions for the event are available in the article.

Google Pixel sees huge sales growth, has 2% of North American market (2 minute read)

This article contains North American smartphone market share numbers from Canalys. Google's market share is up 230% this quarter from the last quarter. It now has 2% of the North American market share. Google is in fifth place, behind Apple, Samsung, Motorola, and TCL. The top five selling phones were all iPhones. Decreasing purchasing power is forcing buyers to look for cheaper options.
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Science & Futuristic Technology

Tesla releases new deep-dive presentations on its Dojo AI supercomputer (2 minute read)

Tesla has released two new deep-dive presentations on its Dojo AI supercomputer ahead of its upcoming AI Day 2. Dojo is Tesla's custom supercomputer platform built to train AI using video data from its fleet of vehicles. It uses chips designed by Tesla and it is expected to elevate Tesla's capacity to train neural nets using video data. Tesla will likely give an update on its Dojo program at its AI Day 2 on September 30.

SpaceX and T-Mobile’s August 25th event could blend Starlink satellite internet and 5G (2 minute read)

SpaceX and T-Mobile are hosting an event on August 25 at SpaceX's Starbase launch site in South Texas. Elon Musk and T-Mobile's CEO Mike Sievert will be presenting at the event. The companies have released little information about the event except that they will be announcing plans to increase connectivity. A link to the livestream is available in the article.
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Programming, Design & Data Science

How SQLite Scales Read Concurrency (11 minute read)

Write-ahead log (WAL) is a method of scaling SQLite that was introduced in 2010. While many posts on the internet claim that SQLite doesn't scale or that it isn't appropriate for web-scale applications, that information is out-of-date. This article looks at the WAL and how it allows SQLite to scale.

Sidekick (GitHub Repo)

Sidekick is a live application debugger that can troubleshoot applications as they run. It is designed to make live debugging more accessible. Sidekick can be used to debug remote applications, add logs to production apps without redeploying or restarting, cut monitoring costs, and programmatically control where and when data is collected.

See what you can build with Fauna’s database delivered as an API (Sponsor)

Exclusive for TLDR readers! The team at Fauna has put together a curated collection of workshops, webinars, and sample apps. Learn how you can ship dynamic, low-latency applications using Fauna's database-as-an API and platforms like Netlify, Vercel, and Cloudflare. (No Fauna experience required). Check out the frontend apps you can build
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Miscellaneous

Shuffles, Pinterest’s invite-only collage making app, is blowing up on TikTok—here’s how to get in (5 minute read)

Shuffles is an app from Pinterest that is climbing the App Store's Top Charts while still in an invite-only stage. The app allows users to build collages using Pinterest's photo library or by taking pictures. It has a feature similar to iOS 16's forthcoming image cutout feature that allows users to cut out objects from photos. Videos made with the app have been popular on TikTok. Invite codes may be found on Pinterest's Instagram or Twitter accounts or from existing users.

On Being Efficient With Busy People (3 minute read)

This Twitter thread provides a framework for reaching out to senior people and structuring effective requests. People at senior levels are generally very busy managing a huge amount of inbound information flow. Most of the time, for low-risk decisions, it is best to just solve them yourself and bring the finished task to the table. Otherwise, it is best to make a recommendation and communicate it in one, compact, organized shot.

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Directus is the world's leading Open Data Platform for developers (Sponsor)

With millions of downloads, Directus is the open-source platform developers trust to power backend-as-a-service, headless CMS, internal tooling, and data apps. Check out the free cloud tier.

Preparing for the wave of open source funding (8 minute read)

This article provides insights and tips for open source repository maintainers that are looking for funding.

What do ML researchers think about AI in 2022? (3 minute read)

This article looks at the responses to a survey of ML researchers conducted by AI Impacts.

rustle (GitHub Repo)

rustle is a Svelte compiler written in Rust.

Amazon’s adding voice-powered gaming to big name games with Alexa Game Control (3 minute read)

Dead Island 2 will be the first game to be compatible with Alexa Game Control.

Tips to ensure QR code safety (3 minute read)

Scanning QR codes can be risky as there is no way of reading the information before exposing devices to whatever payload is contained inside.

Here’s how much Apple charges for every part to fix your own MacBook (4 minute read)

Apple has published full repair manuals for the 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and the 2020 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro and M1 MacBook Air.

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