👩💻 Misc Tech
Interesting to hear of anything called rust being the future of something. But here we are.
Only 11 years old Rust is the language behind Firefox's brutally fast new browser. But it is going to be the language that brings the robots closer to use. Their motto: fast, reliable, productive - pick three
Read all about the language that brings robots closer to your door
The ideas that run through the collective Facebook mind are shudder-worthy. The patent applications from this tech giant show us that Black Mirror has nothing on their machinations. They managed to find a way to recover not just locations of smartphones but whether two people are walking together or facing each other.
Cannabusiness is big, legit, business nowadays. According to some research, the industry has seen nearly $1.3 billion in equity funding since 2014. This includes more than $600 million in 2017. There is a lot of innovation happening in the technology but on the ground, the laws still hamper the marketing at trade shows.
What's the workaround? Gather in a small room, and then head out for pancakes.
Bad or weird technology is not something new. I mean, in 1959 someone combined honey and vinegar to make Honegar.
But, the synthesis of diverse fields with bucketloads of money is leading to some weird combinations. Digg was kind enough to collect the worst and weirdest in one article.
The end of 2017 was notable for the vocalization of sexual harassment and misconduct suffered by women everywhere. I was freaked out by the number of #MeToo posts in my Facebook feed. Pew Social Trends lets us know that 50% of women in scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical fields have suffered from sexism. If you believe in diversity and equality then you know this statistic is terrible.
A digital art piece that moves a permanent redirect every time it is viewed. Linking to it is impossible. Eventually, it will be nearly impossible to view. The artist Donald Hanson calls it "an experiment in introducing artificial scarcity into digital work"
Everyone loves the nostalgia of Stranger Things, right?
They will love this oldskool PC font pack. Essentially a tribute to ancient PCs (486, right?) and the bitmapped typography.
It is all about making sure the old PC gets the same love as the Atari, C64 and the like. A trip down memory lane and the excitement of VGA.
We have reached peak ridiculousness. Three guys make a grilled crayon sandwich and then eat the, non-toxic, concoction. Many questions come to mind...
Firstly, should you really try and replicate anything made by Ralph Wiggum?
Secondly, if you are going to try and make something fictional from pop-culture, then make the sleep pods from Judge Dread.
Dogecoin is the cryptocurrency inspired by "doge". It was meant to be a joke and you really weren't meant to take it seriously.
In January 2017, the value of all Dogecoins was around $20 million, by the start of 2018?
Lovers of games and Star Wars have been unduly punished over the years. This is a great collection of the weirdest and most egregious assaults on licensing ever.
Some of these I don't even remember, like the Han Solo dancing competition. You have to check it out.
This is a pretty simple infographic showing the breakdown of all those big billions made by the tech giants; Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft.
Also includes, for fun, the breakdown of the revenue streams. The end of software is near.