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๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง  NASA+ Is Coming: How to Watch the Space Agency's Own Streaming Service

PLUS: Nintendo's Next Console in 2024 ๐ŸŽฎ, iPhone 15 Event Coming Soon๐Ÿ“ฑ, Manage Your Time and Energy at Work โฐ

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the 8 new hungry minds who have joined us since last Monday! ๐ŸคฏIf you arenโ€™t subscribed, join smart, curious, and hungry folks by subscribing here.

In this weekโ€™s issue:

  • ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ NASA+ to stream space adventures, iPhone 15 event date leaked, and Nintendo reveals next console

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Learn how Stack Overflow does semantic search, prepare your 1:1 with AI, and master code branching

  • ๐Ÿ’ก Steal this business idea: Rainbow, a platform to master CSS interactively

Reading time: 6 minutes

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Food for Thought

Sharpen your mindset

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โ€˜Goals are for people who care about winning once. Systems are for people who care about winning repeatedly.โ€™

James Clear

Mindset: This quote is important because it reminds us that success is not a one-time event, but a consistent process. Goals are useful, but they are not enough to sustain long-term performance and growth. Systems are the habits, routines, and practices that we follow every day to achieve our goals and improve ourselves. Systems are what makes us winners repeatedly.

Example: A real business example of a company that showcased this quote is Netflix. Netflix started as a DVD rental service, but it had a system of constantly innovating and adapting to the changing market and customer preferences. Netflix invested in streaming technology, original content, and global expansion, while also learning from its failures and feedback. Netflix's system of innovation and adaptation has made it one of the most successful and influential entertainment companies in the world.

Action item: One tiny concrete action you can take today to apply this quote is to identify one system that you can implement or improve in your work or personal life. For example, you can create a system of reading one book per week, a system of checking your email only twice a day, or a system of giving feedback to your team members regularly. Whatever system you choose, make sure it is aligned with your goals and values, and that you can track your progress and results. Then, commit to following your system every day, no matter what. This will help you become a more consistent and successful winner.

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The Weekly Pulse

Tech, AI, and business news worth your time

Brief: NASA announces the launch of NASA+, a new streaming service that will offer live coverage of future launches, documentaries, and new original series exclusively on the platform. The service will be ad-free and no-cost and will be available on various devices and the web.

Takeaway: This move shows NASA's ambition to expand its digital presence and to better communicate its missions and achievements to the public. NASA+ could also attract more interest and support for the agency's activities, especially the upcoming Artemis program that aims to land humans on the Moon by 2024.

Brief: Apple is preparing to unveil its new iPhone 15 models in a virtual event that could take place on either Tuesday, September 12 or Wednesday, September 13, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The new iPhones are expected to be available for pre-order on September 15 and for launch on September 22, barring any production delays.

Takeaway: This event is one of the most anticipated ones for Apple fans and tech enthusiasts, as the iPhone 15 models are rumored to feature major design changes, such as a smaller notch, a 120Hz display, and an always-on mode. The new iPhones could also boost Apple's sales and market share in the smartphone industry, which is facing increasing competition from rivals like Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei.

Brief: Nintendo is reportedly preparing to launch its next console in the second half of 2024, according to sources who spoke with gaming news site Video Games Chronicle and Eurogamer. The console will be portable like the Switch and will have a cartridge slot for physical games, despite the trend of digital purchases.

Takeaway: This news suggests that Nintendo is sticking to its unique strategy of launching consoles in the middle of Sony's and Microsoft's console cycle, and offering a different gaming experience than its competitors. The console's portability and cartridge support could appeal to nostalgic gamers and those who value flexibility and convenience. However, the console's processing power and storage capacity remain unknown, and could be crucial factors for its success.

Brief: Google is making organizational changes to its Assistant team to explore the potential of generative AI, a form of AI that can create new content and data from existing ones, according to an internal email. The move comes after Google realized that it had been lagging behind in the AI race for a decade.

Takeaway: This news shows that Google is adapting to the rapid evolution of AI and trying to catch up with its competitors. Generative AI could offer a more versatile and creative user experience for Assistant, but it also poses challenges and risks for its practicality and reliability.

Brief: Researchers claim to have discovered a new compound, LK-99, that can act as a room-temperature, ambient-pressure superconductor, a material that can conduct electricity without any losses. The discovery has been replicated twice by different teams and could have immense implications for various fields and applications.

Takeaway: If confirmed, this breakthrough could be one of the most impactful and transformative discoveries in modern science and technology. A room-temperature superconductor could enable almost perfectly efficient computing, quantum computing, maglev trains, fusion reactors, and more. It could also open up new possibilities for creativity and innovation across multiple domains and industries.

Brief: A team of researchers from the Technical University of Berlin has discovered a hardware exploit that could allow them to access paid upgrades on Tesla vehicles, such as full self-driving (FSD) and heated rear seats. The exploit involves voltage glitching, a technique that manipulates the processor of the infotainment system to accept malicious code.

Takeaway: This exploit could pose a serious threat to Tesla's business model and customer privacy, as hackers could potentially unlock features that are not yet available or authorized in certain regions, as well as access personal data from the car. Tesla has been trying to prevent such hacks for years, but this hardware-based attack could be harder to patch than software-based ones.

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The Rabbit Hole

Tools, trends, and resources curated to get you ahead

TRENDย (search indexing) โ†’ A deep dive into how Stack Overflow is doing semantic search and how it improved results

TOOLย (AI for personal development) โ†’ Prepare your 1:1 with your manager with a breeze (private beta)

ARTICLEย (code best practices) โ†’ Multiple pages diving into the topic of code branching from high-level to low-level

TRENDย (open source learning) โ†’ Complete updated course on CSS on Github (awesome series)

TOOLย (image synthesis for free) โ†’ A free version of Stable diffusion (quality is not bad for the trade-off)

ARTICLEย (productivity) โ†’ An interesting article on managing your time and energy in the workplace

TOOLย (founders cheatsheets) โ†’ VC sandbox is a collection of templates, guides, and examples for raising VC money

ARTICLEย (hard truth/tips) โ†’ An article tackling the tough subject of the 90 to 100% completion steps for any project

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What If?

The business idea you should steal

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ปย Rainbow

(CSS + learning primitives)

What? A web app that helps developers learn and practice CSS (or any other fundamental dev skill) through interactive exercises and tutorials.

How? Use the CSS course on GitHub as the main source of inspiration, and create a user-friendly interface that allows users to follow along, code, and get instant feedback. You can leverage AI and semantic search to help users find relevant topics and resources for the skill they are learning. Bonus if the content updates with every new proposal for CSS syntax/rules.

Why? CSS is an essential skill for web development, but it can be challenging to master without proper guidance and practice. A web app that offers a comprehensive and engaging course on CSS could attract many aspiring and experienced developers who want to improve their web design skills. The global e-learning market size was valued at $250.61 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow further as online education becomes more accessible and convenient.

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Burp-A-Laugh

The most important meal of your day

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