TLDR 2018-11-21

Samsung's 5G phone πŸ“±, Snap's new Spectacles 😎, NASA investigates SpaceX πŸš€

Big Tech & Startups

Snap To Release New Spectacles With Two Cameras For $350 (2 minute read)

Snap is planning on releasing a two-camera, $350 version of its Spectacle glasses by the end of year. The new Spectacles will have a more premium frame made of aluminum and the two cameras will allow Spectacle owners to produce augmented reality and 3D effects in videos. Snap has ordered roughly 24,000 pairs of these new Spectacles. Despite its financial troubles, and the lukewarm reception of the first generation Spectacles, CEO Evan Spiegel still maintains that hardware is an important part of Snap's future, and that in a one or two decades, computing will be "actually overlaid on the world and not confined to a small screen on your phone."

Samsung's 10th anniversary Galaxy might be a 6.7-inch, six-camera flagship with 5G (1 minute read)

Samsung's Galaxy S10 is expected to be a huge update with 3 regular versions between 5.8 and 6.4 inches, then a superpowered "Beyond X" model with a 6.7-inch display, six cameras, and 5G support. The extra cameras give more flexibility in framing and better depth sensing. There will be 2 front-facing cameras and 4 rear cameras on the Beyond X, and the four phones are expected to be announced in February 2019.
Science & Futuristic Technology

The First Human Images by the World's First Total-body Scanner Are Here (2 minute read)

Researchers at UC Davis have created a medical imaging scanner called EXPLORER, which captures 3D pictures/videos of the entire human body. It's 40 times faster than a PET scan and uses 40 times less radiation. You can rotate them around and see all of the organs inside. There's a 10-second video inside that shows a sample scan, it's actually pretty incredible.

DeepSearch (Web Tool)

This is a search engine for machine learning model implementations, you can search for something like "Face Recognition" and it will show you a bunch of results for facial recognition algorithms, each with a Github Repo and any relevant research papers.

NASA will review workplace safety at SpaceX and Boeing because Elon Musk smoked marijuana (3 minute read)

NASA will be conducting extensive workplace safety reviews at SpaceX and Boeing due to Elon Musk smoking marijuana on Joe Rogan's podcast. NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine says "If I see something that’s inappropriate, the key concern to me is what is the culture that led to that inappropriateness and is NASA involved in that." The reviews are expected to take months and require hundreds of interviews. It's not clear whether or not they will delay flights, as SpaceX is currently scheduled to do an unmanned test launch in January 2019 and a manned mission in June 2019.

Ask HN: Resources for introverted devs to learn workplace politics? (Hacker News Thread)

Being at least somewhat aware of office politics is critical to your career success, especially in larger organizations. If you're an introvert, this is definitely worth a read.

wpMail (Newsletter)

This is a weekly roundup of WordPress news, tutorials, plugins, podcasts/videos, and more. Really awesome, if you're interested in the WordPress ecosystem definitely check this out they've been consistently churning out a high quality newsletter for over 7 years now.
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