Stop writing connectors for new data sources (Sponsor)
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Big Tech &
The biggest announcements from Google’s Pixel 7 event (4 minute read)
Google showed off its Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch and offered more details on its upcoming Pixel Tablet at its big fall event. Both Pixel 7 phones are now available for preorder for an October 13 release. The Pixel 7 starts at $599 and the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899. The Pixel Watch will start at $349.99. The Pixel Tablet will be released in 2023. Many more details about the new devices are available in the article.
A former Facebook engineer wants to help you make your own cell network (5 minute read)
Ukama is a company that lets people become their own cell carriers. It has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get its devices out to people willing to try out the tech and start building the network. The company offers several pieces of easy-to-use and fully customizable hardware. Ukama plans to offer a roaming data plan for customers to use when outside of the range of its networks.
Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups (6 minute read)
There are many ways of grouping red blood cells based on the differences in their antigens. Ten new blood classification systems have been described by researchers over the last decade. The newer systems involve very rare blood types. This article talks about how the latest blood system was discovered and why these classification systems matter.
A bold effort to cure HIV—using Crispr (7 minute read)
Scientists will soon see the results of an experimental HIV treatment that uses CRISPR technology. The treatment is a one-time infusion that takes an hour to administer. It targets regions in the HIV genome important for viral replication. A man with HIV received the treatment in July. He will soon stop taking his antiretroviral drugs to see if the treatment was a success.
Programming, Design & Data Science
libSQL (GitHub Repo)
libSQL is an open-source, open-contribution fork of SQLite. While SQLite is open source, it doesn't accept contributions, so community improvements can't be widely enjoyed. libSQL opens up many possibilities for the future of SQLite. The project plans to rejoin SQLite if it changes its policy to accept contributions.
refine (GitHub Repo)
refine is a React-based framework for developing web applications. It provides industry-standard solutions for authentication, access control, routing, networking, state management, and i18n. refine offers unlimited styling and customization options. It works with any custom design or UI framework.
TikTok Parent ByteDance Sees Losses Swell in Push for Growth (7 minute read)
ByteDance's operating losses tripled to above $7 billion last year. It produced an operating profit in the first quarter of 2022. The company has halted plans to go public and it is offering to buy back shares from investors. Its total assets were at $74 billion in March. ByteDance recently issued restricted stock units to more than 30,000 of its employees.
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