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Elon Musk is Terminating the Twitter Deal

Elon Musk wants to end his $44 billion buyout of Twitter

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This is the twenty-third edition of CrunchX and here are the stories and resources we thought were worth spending the time.

1. Elon Musk notifies Twitter he is terminating the deal

Elon Musk wants to end his $44 billion buyout of Twitter, citing failures to comply with the merger agreement. The social media platform intends to take legal action against him as Twitter stocks have fallen considerably since the board accepted Elon’s offer. Written by Lauren Feiner on CNBC News and editorial selection by Antony Terence. Read the article here:

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/07/08/elon-musk-notifies-twitter-he-is-terminating-deal.html

2. Genetically Engineered, Sound-Controlled Bacteria That Seek and Destroy Cancer Cells

Caltech scientists have developed sound-controlled bacteria that eliminate cancer cells. Mice treated with this method showed promising results, with tumor growth slowed considerably. Written by California Institute of Technology on SciTechDaily and editorial selection by Antony Terence. Read the article here:

https://scitechdaily.com/genetically-engineered-sound-controlled-bacteria-that-seek-and-destroy-cancer-cells/

3. Why Waterfall is superior to Agile

Most developers neglect other options and go forward with scrum. Waterfall isn’t that bad, and it can be flexible. Thomas talks more about why waterfall matters, and knowing what you’re building matters as well. Written by Thomas Hansen on Dev.to and editorial selection by Miloš Živković. Read the article here:

https://dev.to/polterguy/why-waterfall-is-superior-to-agile-1mjo

4. Engineering Stack Overflow

Talk with Roberta from StackOverflow about how engineering works there. Talks in-depth on system architecture, what StackOverflow uses, and why these tools solve their own problems. Great talk to listen to during your work days :) Podcast on HANSELMINUTES PODCAST by Scott Hanselman and editorial selection by Miloš Živković. Listen to the podcast here:

https://www.hanselminutes.com/847/engineering-stack-overflow-with-roberta-arcoverde

5. Developer Spotlight: Porting Graphing Calculator from C++ to Swift

Software engineering isn’t always about a technical command of the domain, it’s often about taking in the bigger picture and seeing the advantages in moving forward with technology and embracing new concepts. In “Developer Spotlight: Porting Graphing Calculator from C++ to Swift” there’s a great write-up as to how the original Graphing Calculator from 1985 for the 128K Macintosh went from C to C++ and eventually on to Swift with a focus on modern methodologies. Well worth reading, and don’t forget to check out the links in the article. Written by Ron Avitzur on Swift.org and editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://www.swift.org/blog/graphing-calculator/

6. C Epoch Converter Routines

I spend a lot of time with… time. Working on time series data, converting between formats, and suchlike. Out there on the internet are small nuggets of gold when it comes to just telling you how to do something you’ve either forgotten (that’s me, typically) or have yet to figure out for yourself. If you’re working in C and want to convert to and from epoch time to a human-readable format, everything you want to know is on this one short page. Written and published on Epoch Converter and editorial selection by Dr. Stuart Woolley. Read the article here:

https://www.epochconverter.com/programming/c

7. Data Science Tools to consider using in 2022

There are numerous data science tools existing on the market, so everyone can find the respective tool for matching their needs, expectations, etc. This article features 18 data science tools with their advantages, skills, and application areas. Examples are Apache Spark or D3.js. Written by Mary. K. Pratt on TechTarget and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.techtarget.com/searchbusinessanalytics/feature/15-data-science-tools-to-consider-using

8. Getting rusty? How to relearn Data Science

Sometimes it might be necessary to refresh one’s own data science skills, for example, when applying for a new job. This article shows you certain ways how to specifically deepen your skills in data science. Examples amongst others are taking micro-courses or joining a subscription. Written by Elizabeth Wallace on Open Data Science and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://opendatascience.com/getting-rusty-how-to-relearn-data-science/

9. Engineers build artificial intelligence chip

MIT engineers have successfully built an AI chip that can be stacked on top of each other or easily swapped out without featuring entirely new hardware. This could be the beginning of less waste in the technology industry since nowadays a lot of hardware waste is being produced by shorter life cycles of products such as computers or smartphones. This article further describes how these engineers have been able to build that chip. Written by Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Science Daily and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220613112049.htm

10. AI detects Autism Speech Patterns across different Languages

Researchers have now been able to detect autism speech patterns in children’s speech behavior across different languages by using AI algorithms. Children with autism have specific speech characteristics such as higher pitch or a slower speed in talking. By using this specific algorithm it is now possible to detect the patterns across various languages, hence it can be used to help those children, no matter from what country they are. Written by Northwestern University on Neuroscience News and editorial selection by Christianlauer. Read the article here:

https://neurosciencenews.com/ai-asd-language-20867/

Closing Note

These are our picks for this week. Hope you found something new, inspiring, astonishing, and crazy news going around the tech space. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this edition of CrunchX. Look out for the next edition the following week.

Regards,

CodeX Team

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