Five technological upsets, Facebook lobbying, the automation of the financial industry, kerning games, and the feeling of seeing a human being using your product for the first time. Here are the best things of the week!
The most interesting read this week is “Seismic Shifts”, a downloadable report from ThoughtWorks, which deals with five revolutions that will change how people interact with technology and how businesses use artificial intelligence.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
- Tim Malbon: I’m having a ‘Digital Transformation’ right now
- Screenshots are about to become what PDFs are to us currently. IOS 11 facilitates easier use of screenshots.
- Backups and syncs will be available from Google soon.
- Google has taken care of books and museums. Now they are taking on the digitization of fashion.
- Divide and conquer: How Microsoft researchers used AI to master Ms. Pac-Man
- CSS Tricks: Masking vs. Clipping, and when to use each
- A map of live public transport in Hamburg is beautiful
- Carmera challenges Google Maps with open map data
- Weekly Stats from Ripples’ Favorite Ben Evans:
Apple users take a trillion photos a year. Peak for film was around 80bn, in 1999
- “Why do not everyone just market like Dropbox?” Ben Horowitz on how different product categories may be distributed differently.
- Bird & Birds guide to GDPR
- Enormous click-fraud farm revealed in Thailand
- How it feels to watch a user test your product for the first time
- Twitter’s original homepage
- Kerning games for the whole family
- Finland is the first country to present national emojis
Have a good week!