Interrupt #8 - Multisearch, Elon Musk's Twitter takeover, Uber Superapp, IndieWeb, The Next Google, Matrix.org
Interrupt is a weekly newsletter compiled from the most interesting things I have come across this week. Sometimes along with my original writing or commentary.
Big News and Happenings
Effect House allows creators to build AR effects for use in TikTok's video app.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has launched a hostile takeover of Twitter. He is offering to buy 100 percent of the company in an updated 13D filing. He’s offering $54.20 per share in cash.
Anker’s first 3D printer might be the one you’ve been waiting for — www.theverge.com The just-revealed AnkerMake M5 3D printer looks like it could give leading brands like Creality and Prusa a serious run for their money.
Twitter will let users edit tweets if they have Twitter Blue, its subscription service.
Uber looks to create travel 'superapp' by adding planes, trains and rental cars — www.cnbc.com The San Francisco-headquartered firm announced Wednesday that it is adding trains, buses, planes and car rentals to its U.K. app this year.
For 2022, Samsung is introducing a matte version of The Frame that cuts way back on glare, and it makes artwork showcased on the screen look like canvas. The effect is truly impressive. Couldn't wait to have TV walls in my house.
Police Records Show Women Are Being Stalked With Apple AirTags Across the Country — www.vice.com Motherboard obtained reports of stalking, harassment, and abuse using AirTags, targeting victims of intimate partner violence.
Cultivated meat is often heralded as an emerging alternative to intensive animal agriculture, promising new ways to produce slaughter-free beef, pork or poultry proteins. Breaking from that, Primeval Foods is developing lab-grown exotic meats.
What I Found
Simply click a button and you will be redirected to a random post from a personal blog.
A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm
A proposal to create a language that sits somewhere between Typescript and Rust, and which you can incrementally adopt if you already use Typescript.
What I Read
The Scoop: Inside the Longest Atlassian Outage of All Time — newsletter.pragmaticengineer.com Hundreds of companies have no access to JIRA, Confluence and Atlassian Cloud. What can engineering teams learn from the poor handling of this outage?
You have probably done it already a few times today. Paused to remember a password, a shopping list, a phone number, or maybe the score to last night’s ballgame. The ability to store and recall nee…
DuckDuckGo and Bing are not true alternatives – they’re just worse versions of Google. The next Google can’t just be an input box that spits out links. We need new thinking to create something much better than what came before.
Emoji are a standard overseen by the Unicode Consortium. So you might be forgiven for thinking that, in 2022, it's possible to plop an emoji on a web page...
Exploring why Rust is our preferred language for a core WebRTC library
What I Watched
Our Flag Means Death S1: It's a cute little quirky comedy. It started off a bit slow but really enjoyed it. Binged it in a day. 'nuff said.
Tenet: Third's time the charm. Still needed to read forums to understand what exactly happened.
Moon Knight S1: Very fun and different from other Disney+ shows. Isaac has been amazing in this. He's probably the best leading actor in the MCU right now. Apart from some pacing issues, every episode is better than the previous one so far.
Halo S1: Loving it. Great visual effects. Apart from a weak B-plot, the story has been great too. Acting is decent. And it's really great to see Shabana Azmi in a high profile show in 2022.
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2: The season altogether was great. On par with others but couldn't surpass the 3rd season. When the last episode started, we all knew it's not going to adapt everything left but I am happy that it's going to be another full season instead of a movie.