Don't Panic Labs Reading List

DPL Reading List – August 17, 2018


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Here are some of the articles we found this week.

A hand gesture could be your next password – “Unlike passwords, finger motions in the air won’t be exactly the same each time, so a system has to be robust enough to recognize slightly different speeds and shapes while still catching fraudulent attempts. The system has to be able to do that with only a few examples since most users would be unwilling to write their passcode hundreds or thousands of times.”

20 most important Macs of all time – “The iMac definitely revolutionized the personal computer industry, but which other Macs rank as Apple’s most game-changing machines? We went right back to the earliest Macintosh models to bring you our picks for the top 20 most important Macs of all time.”

The Benefits of Unplugging. And Choosing to be Present. – “We all have different priorities. Just as we all have different aspirations and goals in life. So while there’s no one answer as to how you choose to spend your time, it’s important that you do choose it. Recognize what’s important to you. Make the choice. Live your life. And be present in whatever you do.”

100 days of Motion Design – “For me, 100-day-project is a creative outlet. It allows me to express myself through art. The joy of creation and the challenge of learning a new craft always keeps me coming back for more. In 100 Days of Motion Design, I taught myself to animate and created 50 pieces of vector-based animation in 100 days.”

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap – “The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facial features. To fight fraud, a growing number of banks and merchants are tracking visitors’ physical movements as they use websites and apps.”

Why I Write…or How Writing Makes You a Better UX Designer – “Writing can improve you as a designer, as well, in a variety of ways. There is something about the process of iterating through a writing project that is very similar to the process of iterating through a design. I do admit — in both the case of writing and design — I occasionally iterate to a worse product. But, for the most most part, the revision and process of moving to a final deliverable are similar. And, writing is a process that enables me to better organize my thoughts, prioritize a project and simply stop and think more deeply.”

This AI can identify 50 eye diseases with superb accuracy—and then explain its diagnoses – “In a paper published in Nature Medicine on Monday, Google’s DeepMind subsidiary, UCL, and researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital showed off their new AI system. The researchers used deep learning to create algorithm-driven software that can identify common patterns in data culled from dozens of common eye diseases from 3D scans. The result is an AI that can identify more than 50 diseases with incredible accuracy and can then refer patients to a specialist.”

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