Guy Fawkes Night 2018

Image: Guy Fawkes Night 2018, this photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

In This Edition:
Bohemian Rhapsody, Magic UX, Samsung foldable display, Chinese AI news anchor, million core supercomputer and inside musical instruments!

I was travelling at the end of this week and didn't get a chance to post this edition on time, apologies to all you regular Friday readers. I did get a chance this week to catch some of the Guy Fawkes fireworks in Mumbles, as shown in the photo above.
Also this week I went to see the Bohemian Rhapsody film, and I was considerably blown away! Remi Malek is incredible as Freddie Mercury and the film is both an entertaining story of Queen's success and an enthralling look at the life of arguably the greatest frontman of all time.


Image: 20th Century Fox

Search Autocomplete on Mobile

Image: Algolia

The Algolia blog have a good post on search autocomplete patterns on mobile, including how to mix auto-previews and different types of suggestions.

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Magic UX

Image: Special Projects

London design consultancy firm Special Projects have created a unique new mobile app task switching interface they call Magic UX. The project aims to bring the UX of a smartphone more into the physical world by allowing the user to map an app to a spacial location and switch between multiple apps by just moving the phone to the set location, similar to picking up different items on a desk. The app even lets you transfer data between apps for example by "picking up" an image and moving the phone to the email app to attach it. Check out their video to see it in action.

Samsung Foldable Display

Image: Samsung, The Verge

Samsung teased their new foldable device this week. Their announcement showed the foldable display in action within a secret device demoed under dimmed lighting. Apparently Samsung are due to start production in a couple of months.

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Chinese AI News Anchor

Image: YouTube, New China TV

China's state run media unveiled the world's first AI news anchor this week. The AI anchor is generated from composites of a real Chinese news anchor with added synthesised speech.

Million Core Super Computer

Image: University of Manchester

The Spinnaker project at the department of Computer Science in the University of Manchester turned on their million-core neuromorphic computer this week. The system is designed to mimc the human brain and can perform 200 trillion operations per second.

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Cool Thing Of The Week: Inside Instruments

Image: Adrian Borda

Romanian photographer Adrian Borda takes amazing photos inside musical instruments.

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Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Swansea. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com