Discover more from KURATION
Kuration #217 SpaceX Postpones Starship's Second Flight Test to Saturday
Bringing you great stuff from around the internet.
📚 🐦 🗞️ 📱 💻 📈 🎥 👾
Kuration brings you the latest on tech and media happenings from across the internet. Join a growing commodity of founders, creators and engineers by subscribing and never miss an update.
Top Story ⭐
SpaceX has rescheduled the second orbital flight test of its Starship rocket to Saturday, as confirmed by CEO Elon Musk. The delay was hinted at when a massive crawler crane, used for stacking the Starship, was seen moving toward the launch site. Musk revealed that the postponement is due to the need to replace an actuator in one of the grid fins, which are crucial for controlling the booster during re-entry to Earth's atmosphere. The FAA had cleared Starship for its second launch on Wednesday, with the initial plan to conduct the mission on Friday. This development is a part of SpaceX's ongoing efforts in its ambitious space exploration program.
Join a growing community 🤝 of founders, makers, entrepreneurs and curious minds.
Top News 🗞️
At Microsoft Ignite 2023, Microsoft introduced three new Copilot AI offerings: Copilot for Azure, Copilot for Service, and Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides. Copilot for Azure, now in preview, is a chat-driven assistant for cloud customers, aiding in app configurations and troubleshooting.
SpaceX Cleared for Second Starship and Super Heavy Launch Test SpaceX has received FAA approval for the second test flight of its Starship rocket, scheduled for November 17th with a two-hour launch window starting at 8 AM ET. This follows an investigation into the first test in April, where the rocket self-destructed due to leaking propellant. SpaceX has implemented 63 FAA-required actions, including new systems and pad enhancements.
Will Airbnb's co-founder build your next home? Airbnb spinout Samara, focusing on solving the U.S. housing crisis, has secured fresh funding to bring high-quality Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or backyard homes, to California and beyond.
OpenAI’s Dev Day, the M3 iMac and MacBook Pro, and Bumble on getting a new CEO OpenAI hosted its first developer conference, announcing new products including custom "GPTs," text-to-speech models, and an API for DALL-E 3. TechCrunch reviewed Apple's 16-inch M3 Max MacBook Pro and M3 iMac 24-inch, praising the M3 chip's performance. Mozilla is betting on decentralized social networking, and Ford shut down VIIZR, a SaaS app for tradespeople. Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed generative AI technologies, WeWork filed for bankruptcy, and Bumble appointed Slack CEO Lidiane Jones as its new CEO.
Humane's Ai Pin promises an 'ambient computing' future for $699 (plus $24 a month) Humane has officially launched the Ai Pin, a small device that attaches magnetically to the wearer's lapel and collects data using an on-board camera. Powered by a Qualcomm chip and leveraging AI, the Ai Pin aims to eventually replace smartphones.
GitLab expands its AI lineup with Duo Chat GitLab has introduced Duo Chat, a ChatGPT-like feature, to its AI lineup, enhancing developer productivity through interactive access to existing Duo capabilities like issue summarization, code suggestions, and vulnerability explanations. Now in beta, Duo Chat is powered by Anthropic’s Claude, moving away from GitLab's previous partnership with Google for AI features.
Omegle shuts down after 14 years Omegle, a popular online chat service that connected strangers, has shut down after 14 years due to growing misuse and involvement in serious crimes. Founded in 2009, Omegle faced criticism for becoming a hub for questionable activities, especially during the pandemic.
Top Products 📱💻
Cypher – AI Personas Cypher is an app that allows users to create their personal AI clone in minutes. Users answer a few questions, and Cypher instantly creates a clone that sounds and talks just like them. The app also enables users to chat with unique AI personas modeled after their friends or favorite figures. Cypher uses advanced natural language processing for realistic voice interactions and allows users to share their personal AI with friends. The app is designed for iPhone and is available for free on the App Store.
Linfo.ai: AI-Powered Content Companion Linfo.ai is an AI-powered content companion that transforms the way users consume content. It offers features like concise structured summaries of lengthy articles, blogs, or papers, intuitive web content navigation, and a personalized collection of valuable content curated through emoji reactions.
CodeSmash: Custom Backend Development with No Code CodeSmash offers a no-code solution for deploying custom backends in the cloud, significantly reducing development time and data storage costs. It allows users to deploy serverless REST APIs, Next.js apps, and soon, Stripe payments, web hosting, databases, React apps, GraphQL APIs, CICD pipelines, and authentication systems. CodeSmash integrates with AWS and replaces multiple no-code services, saving subscription costs.
LockrMail: Email Optimization Chrome Extension LockrMail introduces a Chrome extension that enhances email management and browsing experience. It offers a public-facing email address to mask your personal email, reducing spam and protecting privacy. The extension features automated filters to customize email reception by company and notifies users of relevant discount codes during online shopping.
Collabstr: Influencer Marketing Platform Collabstr is a comprehensive influencer marketing platform that connects brands with top influencers across Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and User Generated Content (UGC) creators. It streamlines the process of finding and hiring influencers to create unique content for brands.
Val Town: TypeScript Coding and Deployment Platform Val Town is a social platform for writing and deploying TypeScript code directly from the browser. It simplifies the process of building scripts, applications, and APIs on the web, offering features like scheduling functions with cron jobs, creating APIs, and sending emails.
Strut: AI-Powered Content Creation Notebook Strut is an AI-powered notebook designed for creators, writers, and teams, facilitating the transformation of rough notes into polished content. It captures notes and uses AI to craft them into professional content, maintaining the user's unique voice and tone.
Top 3️⃣ HackerNews
Top 🥉 IndieHackers
Thank you for reading ❤️.