TLDR Daily Update 2022-10-24

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Big Tech & Startups

Apple starts selling front door lock that can be unlocked by tapping an iPhone or Apple Watch (3 minute read)

Apple stores in the US are now selling a $329 front door lock that can be unlocked by an Apple Watch or iPhone. The Level Lock+ uses NFC and secure tokens to unlock doors with a tap. Keys can be texted to other people and users can automate when the door is locked. Apple has also announced Car Key, which unlocks supported cars from BMW and Hyundai, and Room Key, which is for hotel keys.

The new Mac Pro chip could double or quadruple the power of the M2 Max (2 minute read)

Apple is expected to launch a new Mac Pro next year. It will come with chip options that are at least two to four times as powerful as the M2 Max. The M2 Max will supposedly feature 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores. The M2 Ultra will have 24 CPU cores and 76 GPU cores and the M2 Extreme will have 48 CPU cores and 152 GPU cores. The first version of macOS Ventura 13.3 launches on Monday.
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Science & Futuristic Technology

In internal meetings and leaked documents, Amazon dreams of taking on Google's DeepMind by using machine learning to revolutionize drug discovery, genomics, clinical trials, and more (4 minute read)

Amazon held an internal machine learning conference last week. The possibilities of using ML in the medical field was a major topic at the conference. Amazon's ML goals could turn it into a serious player in the future of medicine. The development process for the technology could take a long time.

Merck pays Moderna $250m for personalized cancer vaccine (3 minute read)

Merck and Moderna are co-developing a personalized cancer vaccine based on mRNA technology. The vaccines are created based on tumor samples taken from patients. The samples are used to identify proteins called neoantigens. Moderna then uses its mRNA technology to create a vaccine that teaches patients' immune systems to target the neoantigens. The vaccine is currently in a phase 2 trial.
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Futuristic CSS (10 minute read)

This article looks at CSS trends and some futuristic CSS features that might one day make it to the browser. It is based on data from an annual State of CSS survey. The features include toggles, a switch function, intrinsic typography, sibling functions, and random numbers.
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Miscellaneous

A Former Facebook Manager Started America’s Top New App (3 minute read)

Gas, a social network app created by a former Meta product manager, overtook TikTok and BeReal as the top free download on Apple's App Store for several days over the last week. The app allows high schoolers to send compliments anonymously to their friends through polls. Gas is adding close to 100,000 users per day with very little advertising, relying mostly on word of mouth to spread across the US. The app doesn't allow messaging and it was designed to have an extreme level of privacy.

The Computer Scientist Who’s Boosting Privacy on the Internet (10 minute read)

The internet was not built with security and privacy in mind. Most privacy protection efforts have focused on browsers, apps, and other advanced functionality. Nym Technologies is building a new kind of overlay network that uses the existing internet but alters crucial components to make some communications truly anonymous. This article features an interview with Harry Halpin, the founder of Nym Technologies, where he discusses what it is like being under surveillance, how to create a more private network, and the value of privacy.

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Apple rumored to be testing macOS for M2 iPad Pro (2 minute read)

The M2 iPad Pro may be getting a smaller version of macOS in 2023.

Biden looks to Musk’s Starlink to deliver promised Internet access in Iran (2 minute read)

President Biden is in talks with Elon Musk to help spread broad access to Starlink in Iran.

How to raise a seed round (3 minute read)

This guide covers strategy, preparation, and how to meet and close investors.

Open Data Discovery Platform: Next-Gen Data Observability and Reliability (3 minute read)

Open Data Discovery is a data discovery and observability platform.

Here's a look inside at today's Gas wins (1 minute read)

Gas app was able to cut Redis Engine CPU utilization by 80% by hard-coding a return value for a specific key.

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Intel Core i9-13900K Blasts Off to 8.8GHz, Breaking World Record (2 minute read)

The record was set by an overclocker using liquid nitrogen cooling.

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