TLDR Daily Update 2022-09-13

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Big Tech & Startups

iOS 16 with customizable Lock Screens, Unsend Messages, & More now available (4 minute read)

iOS 16 is now available to download as a free over-the-air update. The update is compatible with the iPhone 8 and up and the second-generation iPhone SE. It includes a range of customization options, core app changes, and other features. This article takes a look at some of the changes, including the lock screen updates, new Siri features, and changes to the iMessage app.

β€˜Quest Pro’ pictures may show a sample of Meta’s next VR headset (2 minute read)

Images that show the packaging for a 'Meta Quest Pro' virtual reality headset were posted by a Facebook user claiming that the devices were left in a hotel room. The device on the packaging resembles the Project Cambria headset that Meta has been teasing since late last year. Meta is expected to reveal its next VR headset at its Connect event on October 11. The devices have since been claimed by the person who stayed in the room. The images are available in the article.
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Science & Futuristic Technology

New long-lasting anti-wrinkle Botox rival approved by FDA (2 minute read)

The US FDA has approved a new anti-wrinkle treatment called Daxxify. Daxxify freezes wrinkles by paralyzing muscles and it lasts at least twice as long as current treatments. Each injection works for between six to nine months. Daxxify will be slowly rolled out over the rest of the year and will be widely accessible in 2023. Researchers are exploring how Daxxify may be used to treat other medical issues, including migraines, muscle spasticity, and overactive bladder.

Google spins out secret hi-speed telecom project called Aalyria, and keeps stake in startup (2 minute read)

Google spinout Aalyria has a laser communications technology that can create networks that span land, sea, air, near space, and deep space. The company has an $8.7 million commercial contract with the US Defense Innovation Unit. Google still has a minority stake in Aalyria. It transferred nearly a decade's worth of intellectual property, patents, and physical assets to Aalyria earlier this year. Alphabet has been looking more into its experimental projects due to a slowdown in ad spending.
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Programming, Design & Data Science

MemLab: An open source framework for finding JavaScript memory leaks (11 minute read)

MemLab is a JavaScript memory testing framework that automates memory leak detection. It was developed by Meta to identify memory leaks and memory optimization opportunities across its products and infrastructure. MemLab is now open source. This article introduces MemLab and discusses the sources of memory leaks and how to use MemLab to deal with them.

How to learn modern Rust (GitHub Repo)

Rust is a powerful programming language that brings new concepts of safety to programming. It has been the most beloved language with Stack Overflow users for five years in a row. This repository contains resources for learning Rust. A majority of the content is free.

How to learn modern Rust (GitHub Repo)

Rust is a powerful programming language that brings new concepts of safety to programming. It has been the most beloved language with Stack Overflow users for five years in a row. This repository contains resources for learning Rust. A majority of the content is free.

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Miscellaneous

Tesla’s first Supercharger V4 station with Megapack and solar gives a glimpse at the future (3 minute read)

Tesla is building its first Supercharger V4 station in Arizona. The plans for the station include a Megapack and solar array. Each Megapack can hold enough charge for 40 Tesla vehicles. The station will have 40 stalls, including one for vehicles towing a trailer. A blueprint of the station is available in the article.

Prompt injection attacks against GPT-3 (4 minute read)

Prompt injection attacks involve using malicious inputs to make language models ignore their previous directions. They can be used to leak prompts, which could be an issue in a future where companies might build software around proprietary prompts. Solutions to prevent these attacks are still being researched. Examples of prompt injection attacks are available in the article.

Prompt injection attacks against GPT-3 (4 minute read)

Prompt injection attacks involve using malicious inputs to make language models ignore their previous directions. They can be used to leak prompts, which could be an issue in a future where companies might build software around proprietary prompts. Solutions to prevent these attacks are still being researched. Examples of prompt injection attacks are available in the article.

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Google Hardware reportedly quits the laptop market (3 minute read)

Google reportedly canceled the next version of its Pixelbook laptop and dissolved the team that was building it.

Meta spins off PyTorch Foundation to make AI framework vendor neutral (2 minute read)

The PyTorch Foundation will operate as part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation.

Diffusion Bee (GitHub Repo)

Diffusion Bee is a Stable Diffusion GUI App for M1 Macs.

The AI Unbundling (10 minute read)

AI is making it easier to bring ideas into real life, removing a bottleneck in the creative process.

Peloton co-founders resign amid company shakeup (3 minute read)

John Foley's resignation is immediately effective and Hisao Kushi will leave the company on October 3.

Instagram knows it has a Reels problem (3 minute read)

Reels is struggling to catch users' attention and engagement is low despite the millions of dollars that Instagram has spent on the feature.

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