Weekly Digest - 2020.06
Faking trafic jam on Google Maps
Google Maps monitors traffic data using various sources, including phones with location services turned on. Sam Wecker tricked Google Maps and created virtual traffic jam by walking through empty streets of Berlin with 99 second-hand phones loaded on a small wagon.
Google is aware of this flaw and, in response to 9to5Google, stated that they liked the idea, and hope that it will somehow improve the service.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip leaked
A video showing upcoming Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip has been shared on Twitter. Phone itself looks more like a traditional flip phone that folds up into a compact device. There is not much information about this phone, but here is what we know so far based on the leaks:
- It will have 6.1- inch foldable main screen,
- Smaller screen on the back for clock & notifications,
- Front facing camera built into the main screen,
- Double camera system on the back.
The Galaxy Z Flip is expected to be revealed at Samsung's Unpacked event on February 11.
GeForce Now finally released
Nvidia's game streaming service - GeForce Now - left the beta and is finally available for everyone. At the moment, players can choose one of two tiers:
- Play session is limited to 1 hour,
- Raytracing is disabled.
- Costs $4.99 a month,
- Unlimited play time,
- Priority access to servers,
- Raytracing is available.
GeForce Now allows to play already purchased games from Steam, Uplay, and Epic Store. The list of compatible games is impressive.
At the moment, the client is available for Windows, macOS i Android, but Nvidia also plans to release the PWA version.
Microsoft forgot to renew a certificate, again
Microsoft Teams went down for nearly three hours after Microsoft forgot to renew a critical security certificate. Teams users couldn't sign into the service because the app was failing to establish an HTTPS connection to Microsoft’s servers.
This is not Microsoft's first incident with expired certificate. In 2013, Microsoft Azure was not available for couple of hours.
AMD Powered macs?
- Apple is just playing with AMD's hardware and there is nothing more to the story,
- AMD's CPU and GPU will power rumored gaming computer,
- Apple is going to replace Intel's chips with AMD ones in future iMacs and MacBooks.
- Introducing Swift Crypto
- Creating a macOS App - SwiftUI Tutorials by Apple
- SwiftUI for Mac - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Extras
- Using UIKit views in SwiftUI
- SwiftUI basic Shape operations
- How to integrate Vue and Asp.Net Core 3.1 app using VS Code
- Improved accessible routing in Vue.js
- UVue - Server Side Rendering (SSR) for VueJS
- Microsoft Announces Playwright Alternative to Puppeteer
- 2020 Java Technology Report
- Why Discord is switching from Go to Rust
- Diagrams: A Brand New Diagram Editor for Mac
- Setting Up Your Webcam, Lights, and Audio for Remote Work, Podcasting, Videos, and Streaming
- One year ago I shared my highest resolution picture of our moon. Last night I created an improved version, combining 140,000 pictures
- On 21 January a fireball meteor crashed to Earth causing a cascade of bright light to trail through the sky
Image credits: Google Maps