Big Tech &
Microsoft partners with Meta to integrate Teams into its Facebook-like Workplace (2 minute read)
Microsoft and Meta are partnering up to integrate Microsoft Teams into Workplace by Meta. Users will soon be able to view, comment, and react to meetings in real-time without having to switch between apps. The companies have already been working together to integrate other Microsoft apps into Workplace. Microsoft Teams will arrive on the Meta Portal in December, and the new livestreaming features will be available in early 2022.
The Brain Can Recall and Reawaken Past Immune Responses (6 minute read)
Scientists from Israel have recently proved that mice brains can remember immune responses. The study involved giving mice a bout of colitis and then marking neurons active on the day the inflammation peaked. After the mice recovered, the scientists were able to trigger the immune response by stimulating the same neurons. Mice that had those neurons inhibited showed less severe disease symptoms. The study shows that the brain is inseparable from the immune system and this finding could have far-reaching implications.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces try to make it easier to get apps ready for augmented reality (3 minute read)
Qualcomm revealed its Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform at the Augmented World Expo. Snapdragon Spaces features hardware-agnostic APIs that software developers can use to develop on many different types of platforms, from AR glasses to full headsets. Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 glasses will be the first to commercialize Snapdragon Spaces. Snapdragon Spaces is now available for select developers, with general availability coming Spring 2022.
Programming, Design & Data Science
Mani (GitHub Repo)
Mani is a CLI tool for managing multiple repositories. It can clone multiple repositories in one command and run custom or ad-hoc commands over multiple repositories. Mani is portable and it features declarative configuration, flexible filtering, and auto-completion support.
Tailwind Mobile (GitHub Repo)
Tailwind Mobile is a library of mobile UI components built with Tailwind CSS. All components come with native-like iOS and Material Design themes created using official design guidelines. Tailwind Mobile is currently available for React, Vue, and it is coming soon for Svelte.
Rivian Soars Past $100 Billion Following America's Biggest IPO Since Facebook (2 minute read)
Rivian had one of the biggest initial public offerings in the last 9 years, raising a total of $11.9 billion. Its estimated value is now more than $100 billion, making it the second highest-valued US carmaker behind Tesla. The IPO's success was likely due to the positive reception to its electric R1T pickup and its close ties to Amazon. Amazon is contracted to buy 100,000 of Rivian's electric vans.