TLDR Daily Update 2022-08-18

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Skyflow compared 4 approaches to data privacy. Here are the conclusions (Sponsor)

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Big Tech & Startups

Apple will hold next iPhone-focused event on September 7 (2 minute read)

This year's iPhone event will be held on September 7. The non-pro iPhone lineup will include a 6.1-inch model and a larger 6.7-inch version. The iPhone 14 Pro will have a pair of pinhole cutouts for the front-facing camera and FaceID scanner. Apple also plans to introduce new Apple Watches at the event. Apple Store employees have been told to prepare for a launch on September 16.

Amazon is internally testing a TikTok-like feed in its app (2 minute read)

Amazon is testing a vertical photo and video feed in its app among staff. Posts on the feed include links to purchase featured items. Amazon product recommendations are extremely popular, so adding a TikTok-like feature native to the Amazon app makes sense for the company. It is unclear whether Amazon will roll out the feature to the public.
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Science & Futuristic Technology

Rocket Lab will self-fund a mission to search for life in the clouds of Venus (3 minute read)

Rocket Lab wants to use its Electron rocket to find signs of life in the clouds of Venus. The company will self-fund the project. The mission aims to fly a small probe through the clouds of the planet for about five minutes at an altitude of 48 to 60 kilometers. Rocket Lab is aiming for a May 2023 launch.

The frontrunners in the trillion-dollar race for limitless fusion power (10 minute read)

Many countries are now looking to nuclear power as demands for energy independence and the need for carbon-free power rises. Fusion power has attracted real money from big venture capital and big companies. The Fusion Industry Association predicts that fusion will be connected to the energy grid sometime in the 2030s. This article introduces 10 fusion companies working on projects with universities and national labs.
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Programming, Design & Data Science

System Design Course (GitHub Repo)

This repository contains a course on system design. System design is the process of defining the architecture, interfaces, and data for a system that satisfies specific requirements. It helps developers define solutions that meet business requirements. A good system design considers everything, including infrastructure, data, and storage.

StatsForecast (GitHub Repo)

StatsForecast offers a collection of widely used univariate time series forecasting models. It can be used to forecast in production environments or as benchmarks. StatsForecast includes a large battery of benchmarking models.

PDF Download: Understanding Kubernetes Concepts, Components, and Implementation (Sponsor)

Updated due to popular demand! This comprehensive resource covers everything Kubernetes: from fundamental concepts, to cluster components and network model implementation. The 2022 edition adds new sections on understanding the Standard Kubernetes Dashboard, the high-availability control plane, and autoscaling. Get it instantly (17.4 MB, no email required)
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Miscellaneous

Reddit is launching a new developer portal to give third-party apps and bots a boost (3 minute read)

Reddit is opening up a waitlist for its new toolkit for building software for the platform. It will also create a directory of third-party software extensions that users can browse. Reddit's developer portal will offer tools and other resources to empower devs to build software extensions. The toolkit includes a studio for testing automated tools on desktop. A link to the waitlist is available in the article.

How I Got MicroAcquired: Build for an Ecosystem if You Want to Grow Fast, Says Ex Founder of Tomorrow’s Tools (8 minute read)

Tomorrow's Tools is a SaaS app for workflow Monday.com. It began as a hackathon project and ended with a six-figure exit on MicroAcquire. This article tells the story of how the company exploited an ecosystem to create the app and how the startup was acquired.

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Build Your Own Imagen Text-to-Image Model (35 minute read)

This article teaches readers how to build a minimal implementation of Imagen, Google's text-to-image model, in PyTorch.

ravynOS (Website)

ravynOS is an operating system that aims to provide the finesse of macOS with the freedom of FreeBSD.

A major mRNA cancer vaccine breakthrough eliminates tumors in mice (4 minute read)

Mice with metastatic melanoma who were treated with the mRNA cancer vaccine showed significant inhibition of tumors.

Windows 11’s widgets can now trigger notifications on your taskbar (3 minute read)

Microsoft is rolling out a taskbar notification system to its Windows 11 widgets in the coming days and weeks.

Uno Platform (GitHub Repo)

The Uno Platform is a UI Platform for building single-codebase applications for Windows, Web/WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android, and Linux.

Now WhatsApp has a native app on Windows that works standalone (3 minute read)

The refreshed WhatsApp Windows app is out of beta and available for download on the Microsoft Store.

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