TLDR 2022-08-11

Samsung Galaxy event📱, Google Fiber expands 🌐, how teens use social media 🧒

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Big Tech & Startups

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022: the five biggest announcements (3 minute read)

Samsung announced two foldables, new smart watches, and an update to its Galaxy Buds Pro line at its Galaxy Unpacked event. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 looks a lot like its predecessor. It comes with a few new software tricks and fast charging. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is slightly lighter than its previous iteration and it features big changes to its camera array, including a new 50-megapixel main sensor. The Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatches have bigger batteries and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a new design and support hi-fi audio.

Google Fiber plans multi-state expansion 5+ years after “pausing” buildouts (4 minute read)

Google Fiber will expand its fiber-to-the-home service to several new states for the first time since it announced a pause in construction in October 2016. The company will focus its rollout in metro areas. It will not expand to the entire country. There is no specific timeline for the fiber rollout.
Science & Futuristic Technology

Amazon begins large-scale rollout of palm print-based payments (2 minute read)

Amazon is expanding its Amazon One palm print checkout system to 65 Whole Foods stores across California. The technology allows customers to check out at retail locations using their palm prints. Amazon's storage of customers' palm prints has attracted some criticism and concern.

LG’s 97-inch vibrating OLED TV claims to offer 5.1 audio without speakers (3 minute read)

LG Display's 97-inch OLED EX display provides up to 30% brighter screens than standard OLED displays and features LG's Film Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) technology. Film CSO allows displays to generate sound by vibrating. The new display will have a 5.1-channel sound system that offers a cinematic level of immersion. It is currently being demoed at the K-Display 2022 conference in South Korea.
Programming, Design & Data Science

Microsoft open sources its 3D emoji to let creators remix and customize them (4 minute read)

Microsoft has open sourced more than 1,500 of its 3D emoji. Anyone is free to remix and build upon the designs. The collection includes emojis that span across different people, religions, and countries. Part of the reason Microsoft open sourced its work is because the company observed a change in how emojis were used in the workplace during the pandemic. A link to the emoji repository is available.

Sematic (GitHub Repo)

Semantic is a development toolkit for quickly prototyping and productionizing ML pipelines. It helps data scientists develop and run ML pipelines using native Python functions and monitor, visualize, and track all inputs and outputs of all pipeline steps. Pipelines can be executed locally or in the cloud.

Camunda Is the Go-to Process Automation Platform for Thousands of Developers (Sponsor)

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Billionaires are funding a massive treasure hunt in Greenland as ice vanishes (3 minute read)

A group of billionaires, including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, and Bill Gates, is funding a massive treasure hunt underneath Greenland. Greenland could be the site of one of the most significant nickel and cobalt deposits in the world. The Arctic's disappearing ice has made exploration and mining in Greenland easier and more accessible. The deposits could help power the green energy transition.

Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022 (14 minute read)

This article discusses teens' use of digital devices, social media, and other online platforms. It analyzes the results of an online survey of 1,316 US teens. TikTok usage amongst teens has skyrocketed while Facebook usage has plummeted. YouTube is the most used platform. The top five online platforms were YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook.
Quick Links

The iPhone 14 may cost more than you’d expect (2 minute read)

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the average selling price of the combined iPhone 14 lineup may be 15% more than the iPhone 13 lineup.

Vector graphics on GPU (16 minute read)

This article describes a general approach to rasterization and using the GPU to render vector paths.

iOS Privacy: Instagram and Facebook can track anything you do on any website in their in-app browser (11 minute read)

Instagram and Facebook use a custom in-app browser on iOS that can track every single user interaction, including form inputs like passwords and addresses.

MHDDoS (GitHub Repo)

MHDDoS is a DDoS attack script with 56 methods.

Disney Plus is getting an ad tier — and getting more expensive (2 minute read)

A version of Disney Plus with ads for $7.99 a month is launching on December 8.

⌘K (GitHub Repo)

⌘K is a command menu React component with a fully composable API.
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