Ikea imagines the future of fast food. It's both a bug and a feature. Companies are betting on lab-grown meat, but none know how to get you to eat it.
🌭 THERE AIN'T NO MEAT IN DEM DOGS
If you had a choice would you prefer to eat bugs or test tube meat?
This week we have a couple of interesting links about the future of meat. We also cover condiments with a computer that's as small as salt.
Facebook had a tough week, but fortunately, you can still make an excellent living peddling fake news on the platform. The system works.
How many people fell in love with gaming because of Sid Meier? Civilization converted more people than Hick's Law, and the first part of the development story is in here.
Time to eat.
📰 From the Newsroom
Ikea imagines the future of fast food. It's both a bug and a feature.
A meatless hotdog is hardly futuristic.
Companies are betting on lab-grown meat, but none know how to get you to eat it.
Simple: Just offer them the bug burger or the lab lunch.
♊ Scott Kelly spent a year in space and now he has different DNA than his identical twin brother.
I wonder if this qualifies him as an alien?
💡 Inspired by the electric eel this origami-folded hydrogel paper instantly generates 110 volts of electricity.
A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service, you just won't survive the process.
This is great if you are not committed to the here and now, but could be committed to the there and then.
🤖 Robots et. al.
🤖 Hacked retail robots can assault customers with porn and demand Bitcoin.
A pair of security researchers created ransomware that streamed porn, demanded Bitcoin, and then hurled abuse at customers. That's a weird reverse escalation.
This follows on from their earlier work where they exploited vulnerabilities to disable safety protocols in industrial collaborative robots.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Smaller than a grain of salt, more powerful than an x86, able to track the shipment of goods and detect theft, fraud, and non-compliance.
IBM will reveal the world's smallest computer at IBM Think 2018. This puppy includes thousands of transistors and blockchainability. All while costing < 10c to manufacture. Woof.
Top 50 developer tools of 2017 🏆
A bit late in the year for a 2017 round-up, but a ton of interesting tools and newsletters in here.
Create graphics with a hand-drawn, sketchy, appearance.
A collection of Node JS tutorials from CodeBurst. 🙏
Who doesn't love an underdog? Gradients are back to rule in 2018.
🥇 World of WordPress
How to make a WordPress plugin extensible 🔌
You can be the Sauron of WordPress. One plugin to rule them all.
17 WordPress marketing tips (that actually work)
10 essential Wordpress plugins and tools for business sites
Where is WordPress hosting going? Better prepare for your Wix experience
👩💻 Misc Tech
[Long read] Part 1 of the history of Civ. Possibly the greatest game ever.
Oaths, pledges and manifestos: a master list of ethical tech values.
While we're talking about ethics: A fake news writer reveals how he’s making money on Facebook.
Manages to make $20,000 for his client before the post is removed. So, yeah, the platform's working well.
😱 Slightly Terrifying
New journalism project spreads censored news through music streaming services.
When computers generate traditional Irish music 🔀
Turns out they make a lot of mistakes, but the names are great. Check out a computer and a human playing the same tune.
It feels like the rebirth of gradients is a great, uplifting story to end on.
Share the love with a tweet or a forward and I'll be sure to save you the last meatless hot dog.
Keep it clean,