Scientists transferred memories from one snail to another. This VR point-and-shoot camera will let you rewind your life and relive your memories.
Do you find yourself longing for the internet of blogs and BBS?
Dan does. He laments the buttoned-down life of the contemporary internet.
But there's still great stuff to be found out there. I found some pretty cool websites and managed to read all about the sexualization of robots. We can put a human on the moon, but robots still can make a decent cup of joe.
I stole some tools from the brains trust. And I found time to gauge how close we are to "The Beast: A Frankenstein Reality Show".
Not that far at all.
📰 From the Newsroom
Scientists transferred memories from one snail to another.
Scientist: What did you do last Wednesday evening?
Meanwhile, in a different lab gamers are helping build a digital museum of the human brain. They also discovered 6 new neurons which means they unlocked the liver.
This VR point-and-shoot camera will let you rewind your life and relive your memories.
So, I guess we don't need the snails at all anymore.
Two surgeons in China developing a method to transplant a human head. 💆♂️
There are two great reasons for reading this article:
1.The image of the Italian surgeon is awesome. I think picking the unflattering images is one of the best jobs at a media publication.
2.The details around this nugget: ...keeping a detached human head alive is not the main stumbling block...
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
I don’t know how to waste time on the internet anymore. ⌛
Agreed, there's definitely been a huge shift. There's still tons of cool stuff out there; I feel that the only genuine way to combat this boredom is to switch from consumer of cool to producer of cool. See the Star Trek-Full House mashup below.
Even Stranger Things allows you to Stranger Thingsify any image using A.I.
3D face reconstruction: Create a 3D image of your face (includes free Elijah Wood 3D image).
See how the Earth looked X million years ago. 🌏
Uber and Netflix are making you fat, survey finds.
I knew it was Netflix; even when I thought it was all the pizza I knew it was Netflix.
Why do so many people make their Password 'Dragon'? 🐉
I have never heard of this before now.
📰 Newsletter of the Week
Versioning is one of the best newsletters ever.
Often imitated 😉 but never equaled. This is absolutely essential for developers of any stack, and designers of any platform. It's also made in Australia, by a Kiwi, which is a better combination than pizza and sauce.
Also, it introduced me this beautiful mashup of Star Trek and Full House.
It is only the first of many. Someone tell Dan, the internet is back baby!
🤖 Robots et. al.
What happens when a journalist goes on a date with a sex robot?
Includes some pretty cool film-noir type images of robots. Buuut the sex robots are still stuck in that creepy phase...at least that's what I've heard.
I did notice that the sex robots seem to be way more advanced than robots designed to help keep our clothes on. Which shows you that technology changes everything, but never our priorities.
Sure Google can make conversations, but Microsoft can give your brand a unique voice.
Google says "hold our bourbon apple sangria" as they work out a slightly scary way for AI to isolate voices in a crowd. 🏟️
Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human. 🐒
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Simple component to lazy load images with a blurry preview.
This pen has a bouncing emoji which changes on every bounce. 😎
More enjoyable than the movie.
Nudgeti will give you a little nudge if you're spending too much time on some websites.
Scrolling interactions and techniques. Yay! More scrolling. 📜
A bash syntax highlighter that encourages (fixes) proper quoting of variables.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
A great bunch of resources for illustrators.
A list of cool stuff to build for those aspiring to be great developers.
Where lines break is complicated. Here's all the CSS and HTML to help you take control.
Still don't gettit.
🥇 World of WordPress
6 steps to ensure GDPR compliance. 👩⚖️
Very detailed article about the terrifying GDPR thing. All the relevant articles, and quite a few action steps to help you get compliant.
Top WordPress theme memberships & highend themes.
Friend of the newsletter, Maddy, put together this detailed article on choosing WordPress themes.
93 Digital have built a really cool WordPress time machine. 🕰️
WordPress it's your birthday, Happy birthday WordPress :)
93 Digital have built a really cool WordPress time machine, which lets you see every single major WordPress release from 1.0 to 4.9.
Everything you wanted to know about WordPress hosting.
Learn what people really think about their WordPress host.
Well, that went by fast. Next week I will be on vacation, so there will be a brief respite from killer, sexy, helpful robots.
If I could see one game character in a different game, then Mario in Doom seems like a good fit.