Feed Weekly #190

Feed weekly March 03, 2023

This week's links to things we found useful and/or interesting gets a slightly below average score. It's nobody's fault, okay.

Reading list

  • While iPhone security aims to tackle typical hacker scenarios well, how about the the basic convenient feature meant to help forgetful people? This can be exploited.
  • Being bold and glamorous in a TikTok world can be scary. The new filter that has everyone going bananas is AI powered, and it isn't actually your face you're seing. But TikTok won't admit it's AI. Why?
  • This is pretty big news for Norwegians. We've seen it coming, and have been porting our projects to other analytics alternatives, but it's all official now: The Norwegian Data Protection Authority preliminarily concludes that usage of Google Analytics is breaching GDPR. A formal decision is expected after the parties have had a chance to have their say.

Design of the week

  • We scrambled, but the internet is an AI generated mess these days. The good news is that Alright Studio's new website looks good.

Tech of the week

  • Tell you what, developers know what's up. If your tool is useful, you're likely to summarise what it's all about in just a header. Here's a tool based on chatGPT that "Turn any JS code into TypeScript in seconds".
  • Signia haș opensourced their own signals library. Pretty cool.
  • ChatGPT is undoubtably a success by almost all accounts, except for the monetising part. OpenAI recently shifted from "nonprofit" to "capped-profit" to attract investors, and recently introduced a premium tier. Now, they're offering an API that will allow businesses to build the service into their products.
  • General purpose humanoid robotics is kind of the holy grail of robots. They should've been here already. Alas, in this post retro futuristic world, we have to settle with big promises and Elon-humans dressed up as sleek robots. Until now? Figure is a bootstrapped attempt at finally delivering on everyones expectations from the previous century
  • Here's an AI that uses language models to help you automate research workflows. Elicit can find relevant papers without perfect keyword match, summarise takeaways from the paper specific to your question, and extract key information from the papers. Thanks to our loyal reader Fridtjof for the tip;))