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DevNews S1E5 — Neuralink, Nvidia, Samsung’s Mobile Memory Breakthrough, and a Terrible TikTok Trend 😞

joshpuetz profile image Josh Puetz ・2 min read

Check out the latest episode of DevNews today!

This week, Saron and I talk about a few developing tech news stories that I think you'll find relevant:

  • A horrible, insensitive, and disheartening "trend" on TikTok that is certainly in violation of any decent Code of Conduct.**
  • Nvidia's new graphics cards, which are based on their new Ampere GPU architecture.
  • Samsung's emerging memory chip, which is made using extreme ultraviolet lithography — possibly a real breakthrough in the field!
  • Elon Musk's "skull FitBit", Neuralink, which was recently presented via a demo wherein the brain-monitoring device was used on three pigs.

While the Neuralink news does sound a bit like a dystopian version of the Three Little Pigs, it does have the potential to be a real game-changer. To shed some more light on this news and its impact, Saron and I were joined by AJ Keller, co-founder of Neurosity, a neurotech company.

** Note: I encourage everyone to take a moment to read this letter from the woman affected by yet another abusive, ableist “trend” on TikTok. We included it in the show notes for today's episode.

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Thanks to @levisharpe for producing & mixing the show, my co-host in this episode, @saronyitbarek , and @vaidehijoshi for editorial oversight. Catch Vaidehi hosting with me in last week's episode.

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dev.to starting Podcast!? I didn't know!


@malloc007 yep! We actually have two original podcasts now — not to mention the CodeNewbie podcast!

  • DevNews, as you can see, is all about covering the latest stories in tech that impact developers

  • DevDiscuss is more of a conversational deep-dive into topics and philosophies in tech that are relevant to devs.

You can listen to both on whatever platform you choose. And if you feel compelled to review either, we'd love to send you some stickers


Genuinely it's true talk very factual information,guys keep providing us such a great session..


Good start, Love the Dev News Podcast. Go ahead ✨💯