Cool Links #1
Every Saturday, I publish a list of cool, interesting, or funny links I gathered through the week. If you enjoy it, please subscribe to the newsletter. Thanks!
— A chess robot broke the finger of a 7-year-old boy during a competition in Russia. Is this how the machine rebellion begins?
— While certain companies still have trouble on supporting Android updates, Nikon released a firmware update for a ten years old camera.
— Anker throw a 20+ minute, Apple-style event to announce… new battery chargers. (They seem great, though.)
— Sony announced the Backbone, its first official controller for iPhones. For USD 100.
— dbrand released funny skins for the Pixel 6A that inspired by the phone’s resemblance to the Ninja Turtles.
— This animation puts the depth of the oceans into perspective. (This channel has other interesting similar animations.)
— Analogue Pocket, a modern device compatible with original Game Boy cartridges, has re-released Spacewar!, from 1962, considered to be the first video game in history.
— Chord Genius is an app that synchronizes with other music streaming apps to help you play guitar.
— A system that generates Excel formulas from simple prose.
— A wallpaper generator based on emojis, like the one coming in iOS 16.
— Standard Ebooks is a project that takes public domain books and publishes fancy digital editions, all for free.
— Typst is a kind of Google Docs, but for academic writing.
— Quiqr is an GUI app for publishing blogs made with Hugo. Still experimental.
— Comcast is a tool designed to simulate common network problems like latency, bandwidth restrictions, and dropped/reordered/corrupted packets.
— exa is a modern replacement for the
ls command from Unix systems. Tip from reader Paulo GPD.