Weekly#433

  • The Future by a16z
  • Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform
  • What makes the Delta covid-19 variant more infectious?
  • How to Practice Emergency Preparedness as Self-Care
  • BioNTech CEO Warns Delta Variant Could Lead to a Covid-19 Resurgence”…Roughly 16% of the global population had been fully vaccinated…”
  • Bloomberg Vaccine Stats: 2.51 Billion Shots (Updated: June 17, 2021, 11:59 PM GMT+3)
  • Germany’s Fraunhofer FKIE institute, who’ve built a drone prototype designed to find people by detecting human screams and listening for other signs of distress.
  • Google’s adtech business set to face formal EU probe by year-end –sources
  • The smart home gym that analyzes your moves will soon have Olympian trainers
  • Amazon’s Halo body fat percentage calculator outperforms lab devices
  • Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming
  • Facebook will start putting ads in Oculus Quest apps
  • We Don’t Have Much Longer to Become a Type 1 Civilization
  • TikTok Owner ByteDance’s Annual Revenue Jumps to $34.3 Billion (WSJ)
  • This tech uses augmented reality to give surgeons ‘superpowers
  • Google’s Next AI Move: Teaching Foreign Languages
  • The global chip shortage is creating a new problem: More fake components
  • A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata…Queries can take days, but it’s possible to pull out specific files.