TLDR Daily Update 2022-11-14

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Big Tech & Startups

Apple Plans a 3D World and Video Service for Its Mixed-Reality Headset (13 minute read)

Apple's mixed-reality headset is set to arrive next year at a price point between $2,000 and $3,000. It will feature a Mac-level M2 chip, more than 10 cameras, and the highest-resolution displays ever featured in a mass-market headset. The device will run a new operating system called realityOS. This article looks at some of Apple's recent job listings to see what other capabilities the device may have.

Inside Elon Muskโ€™s first meeting with Twitter employees (33 minute read)

Elon Musk recently addressed Twitter employees for the first time over a one-hour Q&A session held with barely 20 minutes notice. During the meeting, Musk discussed Twitter's financial state, his ambition to turn Twitter into an app for payments, his love for 'gizmos', and his expectations for employees. This article contains a full transcript of the meeting.
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Science & Futuristic Technology

GPT-4 Rumors From Silicon Valley (10 minute read)

GPT-4 is almost ready and will hopefully be released sometime before February. The release may bring over 100x improvement in terms of parameters. It will likely be able to pass the Turing test with ease, although the Turing test is now generally regarded as obsolete. The model will be able to accept text, audio, image, and possibly video inputs. Everyone with knowledge of GPT-4 is still under a NDA, so there is little public information about the model.

New Chip Expands the Possibilities for AI (10 minute read)

NeuRRAM is a type of neuromorphic chip that features millions of memory cells and thousands of neurons built into its hardware to run algorithms. It uses a type of memory called resistive RAM which uses analog memory cells that can store multiple values along a fully continuous range. NeuRRAM chips can store more information from algorithms in the same amount of chip space as traditional chips. They can perform as well as digital computers on complex AI tasks while being up to 1,000 times more energy efficient.
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Programming, Design & Data Science

devenv (Website)

devenv allows developers to create fast, declarative, reproducible, and composable developer environments. It allows developers to share their local development environments, without containers, using a single command. There are more than 80,000 prebuilt packages available.

Atomizer (GitHub Repo)

Atomizer is a tool for creating Atomic CSS rules. Atomic CSS is a collection of single-purpose styling units that fit well with components in templated frameworks. Atomizer can be used to create small, scalable, and reusable CSS.

Effective Feature Management: New eBook by Oโ€™Reilly and LaunchDarkly (Sponsor)

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Miscellaneous

Despite Big Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Still in Demand (4 minute read)

The job market for tech talent remains strong. Some of the recent layoffs are more of a response to over-hiring during the pandemic rather than a symptom of a troubled economy. Companies are showing more restraint. Tech workers are helping each other soften the impact of layoffs and some companies have reached out to help laid-off workers.

FTX and Binanceโ€™s ongoing saga: Everything thatโ€™s happened until now (6 minute read)

This article breaks down the story between two major cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance and FTX. A recent report into one of FTX's sister companies, Alameda Research, led to a loss of trust in FTX and its token FTT. Binance, once a major investor in FTX, publicly announced that it was selling its FTT holdings, resulting in the token price crashing. This forced FTX into a liquidity crunch and possible bankruptcy. Binance offered to bail out FTX but then rescinded the offer.

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Stable Diffusion's Inpainting Brought to Augmented Reality (1 minute read)

Meet We See! is a proof-of-concept experiment that utilizes Stable Diffusion's Inpainting capabilities to change real-life objects in AR.

A company that's building $30,000 tiny home hotels designed by former SpaceX and Tesla engineers now has 70 off-grid units (7 minute read)

70 of Jupe's $30,000 off-grid tiny home hotel rooms have now been deployed across the US and two major developments are planned for next year.

GitHub Business Card (Website)

This site automatically generates GitHub business cards using GitHub usernames.

The world has reached 8 billion people โ€” but soon we'll hit a decline we'll never reverse (11 minute read)

The UN estimates that the world will reach a population of 8 billion on Tuesday, but the growth rate is starting to slow and will eventually start falling.

Twitter cuts a large number of contract workers without giving internal teams a heads up (2 minute read)

An estimated 4,400 out of Twitter's 5,500 contract workers found out they were terminated after they lost access to work systems over the weekend.

The World Is Run By People No Smarter Than You (3 minute read)

You can influence the world around you and build and own things that other people can use.

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