TLDR Each day Replace 2021-08-31 – PayPal inventory buying and selling 📈, TikTok buys VR headset 🥽, China’s online game crackdown 🎮

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Massive Tech &
Startups

PayPal is exploring a stock-trading platform for its U.S. customers (3 minute read)

PayPal is exploring methods to let customers commerce particular person shares. The corporate lately employed brokerage business veteran Wealthy Hagen to guide a beforehand unreported division at PayPal known as ‘Make investments at PayPal’ and discover alternatives within the client funding enterprise. Enterprise has been good for buying and selling platforms, with greater than 10 million new particular person traders coming into the market within the first half of this yr. It’s unlikely that the service will roll out this yr because of the prolonged software course of.

TikTok’s parent company acquires VR headset maker Pico (2 minute read)

ByteDance is buying Chinese language digital actuality headset maker Pico. Pico caters to each client {and professional} clients and it’s identified for its Neo lineup of standalone digital actuality headsets. It’s the third-largest VR headset producer, after Oculus and DPVR. Pico lately launched the Pico Neo 3, which launched solely in Asia. The corporate has thus far averted direct competitors with Oculus, nevertheless it plans to launch headsets in North America and Europe quickly. It’s unclear how the acquisition will have an effect on Pico’s rollout plans.

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Science &
Futuristic Expertise

Scientists: Octopuses Love to Fling Objects at Each Other (2 minute read)

Octopuses will intentionally throw issues at different octopuses, a conduct that hints at superior social dynamics among the many creatures. New footage exhibiting a feminine octopus throwing silt at a male 10 instances in a row after he tried to mate along with her led scientists to conclude that the conduct was intentional. Octopuses have been noticed punching fish out of spite, so this isn’t the primary time octopuses have been discovered to be moody.

Luminate aims to make hair loss from chemotherapy a thing of the past (3 minute read)

Luminate Medical has created a medical wearable that stops hair loss ensuing from chemotherapy. The system is a type of mechanized compression garment for the pinnacle. It restricts blood movement to the pores and skin of the scalp throughout chemo periods, permitting the medication to movement the place they’re wanted whereas saving the hair follicles from harm. Animal checks have resulted in hair retention of round 80 p.c with no antagonistic uncomfortable side effects. It can nonetheless take a while for full human trials to be arrange, however preliminary checks present that it really works precisely as anticipated on individuals as nicely. Luminate plans to promote its remedy for $1,500.

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Programming, Design & Information Science

RefineDB (GitHub Repo)

RefineDB is a strongly-typed doc database that runs on any transactional key-value retailer. It at the moment helps FoundationDB for distributed deployment and SQLite for single-machine deployment. A Net Playground demo is offered.

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Miscellaneous

China bans online gaming for minors except from 8 pm-9 pm Friday to Sunday (3 minute read)

China has issued new guidelines banning minors from taking part in video video games greater than three hours per week. Minors will solely be allowed to play video games from 8 pm to 9 pm, Friday to Sunday. Enforcement measures will primarily goal on-line video games and on-line companies associated to gaming. Gaming corporations should implement real-name verification techniques and hyperlink on-line video games to a state anti-addiction system. China’s authorities blames online game habit for a bunch of societal ills and it has a protracted historical past of imposing restrictions on the online game business.

How Lord of the Rings changed big screen battles forever (12 minute read)

Large is a software program that creates computer-generated armies utilizing synthetic intelligence to simulate reasonable battles at large scales. It was designed particularly for Lord of the Rings and has since been used for a lot of different productions, together with Sport of Thrones and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. This text tells the story of how Large was developed and utilized in a number of productions. The software program has developed and gotten higher through the years, however the core components have stayed the identical, exhibiting how far forward of its time the software program was when it was made 20 years in the past.

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