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Saturday, October 27, 2018

In This Edition:
Clik Clik Finale, Adobe Max, The Pudding, dandelion flight, iTerm2 Tabs, code reviews, quantum computing and The Everyday Calendar!

Adobe Max

Image: YouTube, Adobe

The Adobe MAX 2018 event demonstrated a plethora of AI enabled "multimedia" tools from Adobe this year. The innovations include the Moving Stills project which automatically generates an animated fly-through from a static image, ProjectKazoo which allows the user to hum a tune and generate sampled instrumental music from it and Fontphoria which automatically generates a custom font from one letter of a newly designed font. Check out these and the rest of the projects on the Adobe Blog.

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The Pudding

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I recently re-discovered The Pudding, a fantastic datavis site that uses visual essays to explain cultural ideas, such as the proliferations of repetitive pop lyrics and hip-hop vocabulary, a visual history of every Air Jordan and gender parity in the U.S. and U.K. governments.

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Dandelion Flight

Image: New Atlas

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered a method of flight used by dandelion seeds that has never before been observed in nature. The seed's bristles form ring shaped air bubbles above the seed as air passes through and these bubbles, called "the separated vortex ring" create resistance and act as a parachute, allowing the dandelion seed to travel on the air up to a kilometer in distance.

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iTerm2 Custom Tab Colours

Image: Twitter, Bernardo Pacheco

Bernardo Pachecohas written this nifty plugin that allows you set to set custom colours for your iTerm2 tabs!

Code Review Tips

Image: kellysutton.com

This is a great post by Kelly Sutton on 8 tips for better code reviews. If I could add a ninth tip, don't be a dick is what I would add :-)

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Quantum > Classical

Image: Autodesk.com

An international group of quantum computing researchers led by Robert König at the Technical University of Munich designed a set of shallow depth quantum circuits that operate in parallel. When this circuit is used to solve a particular math problem it offers conclusive proof that quantum circuits are computationally more powerful than classical ones working under the same constraints.

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The Everyday Calendar

Image: Kickstarter, Simone Giertz

Simone Giertz, the robotics enthusiast who initially became known for her useless robots, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a device called the Everyday Calendar. The device allows you to touch a day on the screen to illuminate the hexagon for that day. The idea is the device aids you in keeping to habits and routines. The project has already 10x'd its goal and has 28 days to go.

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Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Swansea. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com