Weekly#392

  • Tech Decoupling: China’s Race to End Its Reliance on the U.S. (WSJ)
  • Rocket Lab secretly launched its very first satellite, ‘First Light
  • Apple won’t force developers to let users opt out of tracking until next year
  • Privacy Implications of Accelerometer Data
  • Myst AI claims its AI energy prediction technology boosts utilities’ reliability
  • SpaceX launches 12th Starlink mission, says users getting 100Mbps downloads
  • ‘The Mandalorian’ launches its second season on Oct. 30
  • Tesla CEO met VW CEO during Germany visit: source
  • The Winamp Skin Museum
  • Feeling Safe in the Home of the Future: A product life-cycle approach to improve the trustworthiness of smart home products and services
  • The Future of Media: A New Framework for Valuing Content
  • US Inflation Calculator (from 1913 to 2020)
  • Tencent: The Ultimate Outsider
  • Airlines Invent Wild Ways to Make Money with Borders Closed
  • These students figured out their tests were graded by AI — and the easy way to cheat
  • America Is Running Low on a Crucial Resource for COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Cheap Chinese exercise bikes are beating US tariffs
  • Generation Work-From-Home May Never Recover
  • Kenji Ekuan, Who Gave Soy Sauce Its Graceful Curves, Dies at 85“…It took him three years and 100 prototypes to come up with a final design for his dispenser, which combined a gracefully curving form with an innovative, dripless spout…”
  • Amazon’s Biggest Leap Was Boring
  • Uniqlo’s parent firm, Fast Retailing, is now the world’s third-largest clothing company, after Inditex (which owns Zara) and H&M