Big Tech & Startups
Stories about tech giants, startups, and venture capital
Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work (3 minute read)
Uber's rewards program is now available in most major cities across the US. It will roll out internationally once it's nailed the user experience. Perks include Uber credits, priority support, no surge pricing, and high rollers can even get a dedicated 24/7 phone support line.
Apple Pay is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway and two other US chains (2 minute read)
Apple Pay is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Speedway, and HyVee. Now they are in 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65% of all retail locations. Apple Pay is now rolling out overseas, launching in Germany last December.
Science & Cutting Edge Technology
Stories about scientific breakthroughs and futuristic
technologies like AI, blockchain, and space travel
Programming, Design & Data Science
Tools, open source libraries, and other resources
for programmers, designers, and data scientsts
VSCode Browser Preview (GitHub Repo)
This is a tool that gives you a real browser preview inside your VSCode editor so you can debug in real time. It uses a headless Chrome instance under the hood.
LASER (GitHub Repo)
This is a library open soured by Facebook that represents sentences in a language agnostic way, so you can easily translate sentences into many languages including ones where training data is extremely limited. It's built on top of PyTorch.
Random stuff techies might be interested in
Future Chrome update may kill ad-blocking extensions (1 minute read)
Google has proposed a change to Chromium (the engine that runs the Chrome web browser) that would kill ad-blocking extensions like uBlock Origin and uMatrix. This change would have performance benefits, but would also greatly limit what adblockers are able to block. This is just a proposal at the moment, so it's still possible Google could change their mind.