Newsletter June 19, 2020

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Pledge funds are being provided by relevant tech companies to fight racial injustice. Apple is donating to different organizations, including the Equal Justice Initiative. Facebook employees have been protesting against the company by criticizing it through Twitter because of their lack of action towards the political situation. And Sony’s PS5 launch event will be delayed as their way to show respect and “allow more important voices to be heard” according to a tweet they posted.

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Singapore will launch a new wearable device to track coronavirus contact . Vivian Balakrishnan, foreign minister of the city-state, says the device will work without the need of a smartphone, in an effort to make it more inclusive for those who don't possess a mobile phone.

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Did you know that NASA’s SpaceX rockets use a variation of Android’s operating system and the foundation of Google’s Chrome browser for the touchscreens controlling the Crew Dragon capsule? That means that some of the software we daily use in our phones also work to send people into space!

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Adobe, one of the top software product companies in the world, just launched a new app called “Photoshop Camera”. People can download it for free on iOS and Android devices, where they will be able to take and edit cool pictures with filters with great designs. Even though it is a little more basic than what they usually do, it’s a great way to showcase their work while entertaining the public.

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From our perspective:

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Node.js has been getting a lot of attention in the technical press. Node.js catapults JavaScript out of the browser and on to the server. In other words, Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment. The Node run-time environment includes everything you need to execute a program written in JavaScript.There are a lot of benefits with this arrangement. Companies such as LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Walmart, among many others, have adopted Node.js to act as API and web publishing endpoints for many of their applications...

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