D&T Issue 124

Figma Sells out & India’s Battery as a Service Revolution

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It’s been just under a week, and the Canvs team is still reeling. Figma has been bought out for approximately 20 billion dollars by Adobe, godspeed to all fellow product designers.

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Diffusion Bee harnesses the power of the open source text-to-image AI Stable Diffusion, turning it into a one-click Mac App. Brace yourself for a new creativity Big Bang.

Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe. Are there hard limits to human intelligence? The article explore through a series of 10 queries that provide insight into how we might begin conceiving of what’s at stake.

What if you could simply swap out the dead battery and get a fully-charged one to replace it?Well, fret not. Battery swapping could soon be a pan-India reality.

For the better part of the past century, the most important commodity has been oil. But the sun has passed midday on oil’s supremacy. We’ve moved from an oil economy to an attention economy.

The best feature of the iPhone 14 is one that Apple didn’t tell you about. Forget satellite SOS and the larger camera, the headline is this: Apple has completely redesigned the internals of the iPhone 14 to make it easier to repair.

From “Candy Crush” to “Assassin’s Creed,” games of all levels have made a fortune capitalizing on player engagement—and, in many cases, obsession.

An alleged teen hacker claims to have gained deep access to the company’s systems, but the full picture of the breach is still coming into focus.

Mark Bergen talks about the Youtube black box.

Social media platforms are not only creating echo chambers, propagating falsehoods, and facilitating the circulation of extremist ideas. Previous media innovations, dating back at least to the printing press, did that, too, but none of them shook the very foundations of human communication and social interaction.

As the type industry expands and big foundries get bigger, a flurry of small foundries around the world are diversifying the sector and pushing the boundaries of the medium.

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