🧠 Miniature human brains grow for months when implanted in mice skulls. Creativity Foundation will create an AI version of your mind.
STYLING YOUR PIECES BETTER 🕶️
Guess who just got back today. Them wild-eyed bots that had been away.
The bot-ification of society is really gathering pace. ...And, it isn't disturbing at all.
Good news for anyone that wants to be Krang from TMNT. We have the technology...almost.
Based on this week's evidence web culture is amazing. It's not all kittens and hilarious memes.
A mixed bag of tools for designers, developers, beginners, and bloggers.
We'll wrap it all up with some of the best articles for the web builders.
First some tasty trivia:
Who was the English physicist who served as director of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) during the Second World War? He famously refused to publish Turing's "Intelligent Machinery".
📰 From the Newsroom
🧠 Miniature human brains grow for months when implanted in mice skulls.
In other brain based developments scientists at MIT have managed to reanimate pigs brains after death. It feels like a harbinger of a Kurzwellian future.
Creativity Foundation will create an AI version of your mind.
Replace Siri with yourself and finally get your iPhone cursin'.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
If you don't have time for coffee or beach legs then go to Lifefaker. Buy the photos that prove you're a success. 🤳
A great fake website telling us to chill about trying to achieve the unachievable perfect life. Perfection is relative anyway, for me any photo where my shirt is ironed, and/or not covered in baby vomit (or worse) is a pretty big win.
"The Business Secrets of Drug Dealing" is a serialized subscription book available via email and a website.
Rolling Stone writer, Taibbi, is co-writing the story with a former drug dealer known only as Anonymous. The book is designed to be “narrative fiction for the social media age,” with true-crime flavorings.
Incredible new gif shows the surface of a comet. ☄️
Wikiverse: a galactic reimagining of Wikipedia.
All of the Wikipedia articles organised like a galaxy. It is almost as much fun to navigate as it is to read.
🤖 Robots et. al.
Two CGII have a feud on Instagram and this is everything you need to know. ⚔️
You know we live in interesting times when there's a battle between two CGII (Computer generated Instagram influencers).
If you need further proof that something is amiss then check out this development. We have the virtual Cyrano de Bergerac. Get an assistant to take control of your online dating profile and improve your lurve life.
This Robot can transform into a car.
Less a news item than an ominous warning.
New A.I. application can write its own code after studying everything on GitHub.
Sure, but can it be a dismissive jerk on Stack? That's the real test.
How attractive are you in the eyes of deep neural network? 💅
Glutton for punishment trains a neural network to rank his attractiveness.
It is good to be prepared for the day when the overlords are in total control of human attractiveness. The Echo Look will help you dress better. All you need is two selfies and the algorithms do the rest.
Ralph Lauren almost prophetic words come back to haunt us "Fashion is not about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about algorithms crunching the numbers based on content you engaged with over time.”
Yes, let's. This is a fun website that allows you to control robots and other devices through the internet.
Mind-reading A.I. can work out what music is playing in your head.
Sounds great until the robot decides to help by removing said song from your head.
Me: ah. I can't get this song out of my head.
Robot: Let. Me. Help.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Generate domain names, business names, URLs with Domain Wheel.
Personally, I love the fact that you can choose names based on rhymes.
A curated list of popular tools, tips and tricks to help you go from junior to senior developer.
Scientists create 'Am I Stoned,' an app that answers the question. 🚬
This is a cool app if you would like to encourage beginners to code.
I personally found combining it with something like Flexbox Froggy pretty useful.
What could go wrong with having a frog and a grasshopper together?
Sketchize is a resource for designing apps for mobile, tablet, and desktop.
Slack typing will say you're typing when anyone starts typing on Slack.
You need to get like 95% of your team on this puppy.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
The Feminist Letters: A new typeface to amplify messages of equality.
There's plenty of Comic Sans jokes to be made here.
Braille Neue is a typeface designed to be a tactile script readable by all.
It took Tokyo-based designer Kosuke Takahashi 2 years to design it, and it is available in both English and Japanese. Whoa.
My greatest achievement in the last two years was almost convincing my wife we needed a SNES.
9 tips to write better code in React. 📋
Kind of feels like I would need more than 9. Quite a bit more.
Digital design should be tasty and easy 🥘 Here's the recipe for success.
🥇 World of WordPress
The ultimate 32-step guide to WordPress security. 👮
How to connect WordPress to Amazon S3 bucket.
The Amazon bucket will never got a hole, so Henry should be set. You've never seen a happier Liza.
A Gutenberg migration guide for developers.
Sir Charles Galton Darwin (grandson of the big guy. Which makes me wonder if being a physicist is an evolutionary leap from being a biologist).
Another week filed away like the Ark of the Covenant (which makes me Indiana Jones). The 1st of May is a pretty big holiday in Europe, so I will be spending the rest of the day at the grill.
If you bring the noise, then I'll bring the funk,