Ruk Digest 7/3

Hello Fellow Rukkers!

1. Ever Wonder How Snapchat Filters Work? And How Your Face Gets Detected?

In super short, this technology comes from a Ukrainian startup, Looksery, that was acquired by Snapchat in 2015 for $150 million dollars, the largest tech acquisition in Ukrainian history.

Part of the technology is using Computer Vision - which is the process of using pixel data from cameras to identify objects.

Fun Fact: Computer Vision is also what allows us to deposit checks with our phones.

Want more info on the facial detection technology? Then click the link to watch a 5-minute video detailing this.

2. Here Are Some Incredible Airbnb Rentals That Have Stunning Views

Best part...

The majority of these rentals go for under $120 a night!

A view like that, for a price like that...ayayay caramba.

So if you haven't started using Airbnb when you travel, let this article be the reason to start.

3.  Imagine Getting Your Work Done In Virtual Reality

Chinese-based Pygmal Technologies is working on eliminating the need to have multiple monitors. 

Why have two physical screens when you can have 6, or 12, or 18, or possibly infinity, in one headset.

This is going to take headaches and nausea to a whole new level.

4.  Bose, The Audio Equipment Manufacturer Is Starting To Teach Kids How To Build Hardware

It's coming out with a DIY speaker targeted for kids ages 8 to 13.

The kit also comes with a mobile app that will help kids understand the fundamentals of sound, allowing them to understand things like sound-wave strength and frequencies, and audio balance. 

DC Upcoming Event

Red Bull Rallycross

Watch cars with 600 horsepower that can do 0-60 in less than 2 seconds race each other at RFK Stadium.

Who wants to go with me???

July 29th to 30th. 

Book of the Week


An interesting account about how Sophia Amoruso went from dumpster diving to building a $100 million dollar fashion business, Nasty Gal. 

Song of the Week

A Lil 4th of July Fun

It's that kinda song that you play when the sun is out, it's hot, there's grilling action going on, maybe, just maybe, you're even by a pool. You've got your friends, you've got your family. You're in the moment. Enjoy it chilling to this song. 

RAC - Hollywood (Feat. Penguin Prison) 

Recipe of the Week

16 Interesting 4th of July Treats

To kick off this new section, I am showcasing not 1, but 16 different recipes..wawaweeewa!

Recipes are linked under the pictures in the article. 

And though the article says only 3 ingredients for the recipes, that is a bit deceiving. It can be slightly more once you start digging into the recipes. 
Instagram Pics of the Week

I Love This Black And White Photo

Driving On Glacier Point In Yosemite National Park

The Insane Amount Of Controls On A Rally Car Wheel

Thought of the Week

"Creativity cannot flourish if we keep seeing only the things we expect to see. If we want to be creative, we must keep ourselves surprised; we must embrace uncertainty and actively look for the unexpected" 

- Lidor Wyssocky

Thank you for reading!

Be Happy and Keep Learning!

Igor B.M.


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