TLDR Daily Update 2022-09-28

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Google Fiber Revs Up Its Multi-Gig Speeds to 20Gbps in Newest Field Test (2 minute read)

Google Fiber recently reached 20Gbps in a field test in Kansas City. The company currently offers 1- and 2-gigabit plan options. The fastest residential plan in the US currently belongs to EPB, who offers a 25Gbps speed tier for $1,500 per month. Google Fiber has plans to dramatically expand its multi-gigabit tiers in the coming months. It has yet to announce prices for its higher tiers.

Intel and Samsung are getting ready for β€˜slidable’ PCs (2 minute read)

Samsung Display and Intel are working on slidable PCs. The companies showed off a prototype PC that slides from a 13-inch tablet into a 17-inch display during Intel's Innovation keynote. Intel also showed off software that connects Intel-powered computers to smartphones. The slidable PC is still just a concept and there is no word on when it will become a reality. A GIF showing how the sliding PC concept works is available in the article.
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Science & Futuristic Technology

Images Show Large Chunk of Asteroid Missing After NASA Impact (2 minute read)

New photos have been released that show the impact NASA's spacecraft made on the asteroid that it collided with on Monday. The impact left a large dent in the asteroid. It will be months before scientists can determine if the test was successful. The images showing the damage the spacecraft made to the asteroid are available in the article.

Is the world ready for extremely effective weight-loss drugs? (3 minute read)

Weight loss drugs have a checkered past, with many being approved and then later taken off the market. A class of weight loss drugs called Incretins are becoming more effective, with some achieving results within the same range that bariatric surgery achieves while being much less disruptive than surgery. Some patients on Incretins have been able to avoid surgery completely. These drugs could help people resolve comorbidities and prevent diabetes.
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Programming, Design & Data Science

Isolates, microVMs, and WebAssembly (12 minute read)

This article explores Serverless technologies to see what makes WebAssembly exciting and different. The article covers containers, Isolates, microVMs, and the state of WebAssembly today.

Introducing workerd: the Open Source Workers runtime (14 minute read)

workerd is a JavaScript/Wasm runtime based on the same code that powers Cloudflare Workers. There are some changes designed to make workerd more portable to other environments compared to Cloudflare Workers. workerd can be used to self-host applications, for local development and testing, or as an application host or proxy. It is currently in beta.

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How Arm conquered the chip market without making a single chip (45 minute read)

Arm chips are everywhere, including phones, TVs, cars, laptops, and data centers. The chip design company designs instruction sets for modern chips, then it licenses the instruction sets to companies like Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung who then make the chips with customizations. This article contains an interview with Rene Haas, the new CEO of Arm. The interview covers how Arm's business model works, who Arm's customers are, and whether the company was affected by the chip shortage as it doesn't actually make chips.

MrBeast reveals why he turned down $1 billion offer for his YouTube channel (2 minute read)

MrBeast once turned down a $1 billion offer for his YouTube channels and associated brands. He declined the offer to maintain full control over the business. He believes that the company will be worth way more in the future. MrBeast did not reveal who the interested party was, but he assured an audience during an interview that the offer was legitimate.

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Lyft freezes all US hiring amid stock slump, economic downturn (1 minute read)

Lyft is freezing all US hiring through the end of 2022.

Cloudflare takes aim at AWS with promise of $1.25 billion to startups that use its own platform (3 minute read)

Cloudflare will help connect startups that use its serverless computing platform to a group of venture firms that have collectively offered to invest up to $1.25 billion in the companies.

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Intel says Moore's Law is still alive and well. Nvidia says it's ended (3 minute read)

Moore's law says that the number of transistors on a chip will double every two years.

What could a solution to the alignment problem look like? (8 minute read)

This article discusses what it might look like if future AI systems are aligned through a once-and-for-all solution that scales indefinitely.

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