D&T Issue 40

Praying Robots, Cognitive Load and Spinach Sending Email

Hi there!

Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far.

As the world seems to be taking a new-found interest in bitcoin (again,) Tesla has gone ahead and invested 1.5 Billion on Bitcoin, and is trying to figure out crypto payments. Well if tech worries you, you can take refuge in art.

We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in.

Note: For any articles behind paywall, open them on an incognito/private window and you should be good to go.

From our own Canvs Editorial: How to set up actions and content in order to prevent a cognitive overload.

Phone screens are getting bigger, and thumb driven designs says that certain design formats will need to change.

A non-bank fintech lender controlled by Chinese organizations through a Nasdaq-listed Norwegian software firm shows the depth of the predatory loan app crisis. Full context in Issue 39.

Andy Jassy is a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

From a friend of D&T Weekly, Advait Rao Palepu writes: The Indian government is contemplating introducing legislation to ban cryptocurrency trading, mining and investments in the country.

Google’s decision to kill off third-party cookies has already elicited multiple antitrust lawsuits and a U.S. congressional probe. Now, its attempt to replace the cookie is attracting regulatory attention.

The key is tapping the untouched favicon cache. This supercookie bypasses the “private” mode of Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox. Clearing your cache, surfing behind a VPN, or using an ad-blocker won’t stop a malicious favicon from tracking you.

With responsive web design at the state that it currently is, a pixel centric approach to measurement in design might be a barrier into a truly “pixel-perfect” design.

Through nanotechnology, engineers at MIT in the US have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting explosive materials.

Matthew Walzer, a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy, wrote to Nike back in 2012 hoping that the brand “will consider being the forerunner in producing athletic shoes that will make the difference in the quality of so many lives”.

Does an AI have a soul? Advances in machinery and AI raise theological debates that will shape the secular world.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday.

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