On WebAuthentication, the W3C’s official standard for passwordless login

You may be surprised to find out that the web’s standard for passwordless login is already being supported at system level on many leading platforms including Android.

I will be giving the standard a spin later. Hope to share my experience with WebAuthentication.

Remembering John Singleton, Who Brought Hip-Hop to Hollywood

Pitchfork writes a fitting tribute to John Singleton the director who brought us Baby Boy. And Boyz N The Hood. I am not from that generation and I am yet to watch Boyz.

This is a fitting testament to the power of film. With his movies Singleton was able to paint a picture of the occupants of the American West’s ghetto that was beyond the perception most of mainstream America had. The pimps and gangbangers? There was more to them thank you think.Singleton brought the story of the Black American existence to the millions, just as hip-hop had before him.

Fun fact: Tupac Shakur was supposed to start in Baby Boy before he died. Singleton then had settle for Tyrese Gibson. Who delivered a stellar performance.

Singleton had previously worked with Shakur on Poetic Justice.

https://pitchfork.com/levels/remembering-john-singleton-who-brought-hip-hop-to-hollywood/

Dany and Aegon made all of the tactical mistakes in the Battle of Winterfell (Here be dragons – and spoilers!)

The most touted battle ever in the Game of Thrones universe was an anti-climax.

Nothing soured what was supposed to be an epic moment more than the comical tactical mistakes that the two Targaryens in charge made. Like setting up barriers then having men stand in front of the barriers.

Or having the Dothraki horde charge into the night against an advancing enemy. After their swords had been touched by a witch’s magic. Which is literally rule No. 2 in the two rule Dothraki rulebook.

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons and his nephew-lover Aegon of Houses Targaryen and Stark, Sixth of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm, for all their titular grandeur are no millitary geniuses.

Benioff and Weiss might be good, but they are definitely not good enough for Game of Thrones-like epic storytelling.

Why Volvo gave away the patent for their most important invention

Stumbled on this via the TIL subreddit. Volvo invented the three point speedbelt back in 1959 – then gave it away because saving lives was more important than profits.

https://www.arnoldclark.com/newsroom/265-why-volvo-gave-away-the-patent-for-their-most-important-invention

This is an important precedent for those currently working on the future of mobility. I trust that when saving lives is at stake, the likes of Tesla will take the high road over then bottom line

Why I recommend OnePlus phones over Apple’s iPhones or Samsung

Business Insider’s Antonio Villas-Boas on why his next phone will be a OnePlus.

https://amp.businessinsider.com/oneplus-phones-vs-apple-iphone-samsung-galaxy-s-2019-4

I don’t know I think OnePlus have gone the premium way recently. Lots of other cheaper coming up from the likes of Xiaomi.

How TikTok Is Launching Rappers to Viral Success

Following the rise of Lil Nas X – a rapper I have been following for a minute – Complex explains how Chinese owned TikTok is catapulting rappers to viral success.

https://www.complex.com/music/2019/04/tiktok-rappers-going-viral/

And to think Twitter sold Vine to Bytedance. Giant facepalm.

What Is a Time-of-Flight Camera and How Does It Work?

Make Tech Easier explains ToF cameras beautifully

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-time-of-flight-camera/

There has been a lot of interest in ToF cameras lately. There are various potential security applications for these cameras.
Interest heightened recently after Huawei launched its camera focused P30 phones.

My favorite track off ScHoolboy Q’s new album CrasH Talk

The pride of Figueroa is back with a new album. Been listening all morning.

And I think my favorite cut off the album -whose release was pushed back a week after Nipsey Hussle’s demise – is “CrasH”, featuring the Fig icon on a laid-back Boi-1da track.

https://itunes.apple.com/ke/album/crash/1460090914?i=1460091215