TLDR 2022-08-12

Google Search games 🎮, Xiaomi humanoid robot 🤖, no-code vs. developers 👨‍💻

Disrupting the Fintech Industry with a Stagflation Hedge (Sponsor)

Investors today have it pretty rough: the worst first-half stock market in over 50 years amid generational high inflation of 9%, all while teetering on the brink of recession. But for the first time, one company is giving investors access to a $1.7 trillion asset class that's primed for these conditions. Why? In the last stagflationary period, this asset saw an average appreciation of over 33.2%, outpacing gold, and stocks. Skip the waitlist with today’s link.

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Big Tech & Startups

Google is letting some people launch cloud games directly from search results (3 minute read)

Google is testing a feature that allows users to launch game titles directly from Google Search. The feature works with Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Google Stadia. It is unknown if or when Google will fully roll out this feature. Screenshots of the feature are available in the article.
Science & Futuristic Technology

Meet Xiaomi’s new humanoid robot, CyberOne (2 minute read)

Xiaomi introduced a bipedal humanoid robot during a launch event for its foldable devices. The CyberOne is capable of perceiving 3D space and recognizing individuals, gestures, and expressions. It can recognize 45 classifications of human emotion and comfort users in times of sadness. Xiaomi promises a range of real-world applications for the robot, including manufacturing assistance and human companionship.

Researchers find way to shrink a VR headset down to normal glasses size (3 minute read)

Researchers from Stanford University and Nvidia have teamed up to develop VR glasses that weigh just 60 grams. The Holographic Glasses use pancake lenses, which allow for a smaller profile and unlimited resolution. They currently only offer a field-of-view of 22.8 degrees. The glasses require a very accurate measurement of the users' pupils to work. A video explaining the technology behind the Holographic Glasses is available.
Programming, Design & Data Science

Will low and no code tools ever truly disrupt tech development? (6 minute read)

Low and no code tools are making building tech more accessible. These tools aren't able to replace developers as there will always be issues that only a developer can fix. Low and no code tools will prompt more people to learn coding languages. Those who choose to learn more and become developers will always be able to find work.

System.css (GitHub Repo)

System.css is a design system for building retro Apple interfaces. It is based on Apple's System OS 6, the final monochrome version of macOS. The library doesn't use any JavaScript and it is compatible with all frontend frameworks.

Hired is a jobs platform where techies go to get headhunted (Sponsor)

Job hunting is… not great. Deciphering vague job descriptions + writing cover letters you suspect no one reads + mystery salaries =🤦‍♂️. Hired is a job platform with a twist—basically, companies headhunt you with salary details up front. With an 84% job acceptance rate and 5,556 open positions, it’s well-worth the 45 seconds it takes to sign up.

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Why thinking hard makes us feel tired (4 minute read)

A study on mental fatigue found that working on tedious and mentally taxing assignments increases glutamate levels in the brain. Glutamate is an important signaling molecule. Too much of the molecule can disrupt brain function. Future research will focus on finding out how to restore glutamate levels.

The speakeasy economy of WeChat (7 minute read)

WeChat is a Chinese app that features mini apps from domestic Chinese businesses and major brands such as Airbnb, Aldi, and Air New Zealand. These apps allow customers to connect with brands directly, allowing them to completely avoid websites. This article discusses WeChat and how international Chinese communities use the app to provide Chinese-style convenience worldwide.
Quick Links

China overtakes the US in scientific research output (3 minute read)

China is now the world leader in both scientific research output and high-impact studies.

Astronomers Think They Found the Youngest Planet in the Galaxy (2 minute read)

The newly discovered planet is only 1.5 million years old.

Just moments ago, @rustlang 1.63.0 was released! (4 minute read)

This Twitter thread highlights some of the features of Rust 1.63.0.

Bioengineered Cornea from Pigs Shows Promise in Helping Restore Sight to the Blind (4 minute read)

Researchers restored sight to blind people using bioengineered corneas manufactured from pigs.

Introduction to streaming for data scientists (21 minute read)

Streaming is useful in machine learning for online prediction, real-time observability, and continual learning.
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