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D&T Issue 50

The Threat of Bitcoin Mining, Adding Time to Google Maps and the Broken Future of Work

Hi there!
Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far.

Before getting into some interesting reads, just sharing a little gift, it’s a digital synthesiser that you can play with and hopefully beat some lockdown blues with.

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

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

From our very own Canvs Editorial: A designer can guide user’s eye to where the designer needs, just by a simple understanding of how their scanning behaviour and information processing works.

With little state resources, citizen-led online initiatives are helping people find everything from oxygen to ICU beds.

A once abandoned 106MW power plant in NYC is being used to power a facility that hums with energy-hungry computers to confirm and record Bitcoin transactions.

Level up your projects’ accessibility through strategy, design, and development.

Our relationship to work is broken. Generally speaking, our attitude toward our jobs is toxic, our demands on individuals are too great, and work’s rewards are not commensurate with the time spent.

With the latest update, you can now see our planet in an entirely new dimension — time. Watch time unfold in an interactive 4D experience and witness nearly four decades of planetary change.

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in advanced stages of talks to invest up to half a billion dollars into food delivery startup Swiggy. The new investment values the Indian startup at about $5.5 billion, the sources said.

“Soundbites” are a new format for creative, short-form audio that will appear across the company’s suite of products. Think TikTok, but for audio.

The Ingenuity helicopter runs an embedded Linux distribution on its navigation computer. Much of its software is written in an open-source flight control framework by developers around the world.

Everything you need to know with regards to apple products coming up in 2021.

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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