Product Hunt Weekly Digest

Airbnb’s newest competition is… unique
Houses might not look like houses for long.

While the world focuses on IoT home devices like Amazon Echos, an entire new generation of microapartments, container homes, and capusle hotels is here for city-dwellers and wanderlust-filled tourists.

🔮 Conker Living Pods look like massive soccer balls. Each contains an entire studio apartment, customizable to your needs. Their exteriors are stunning… but you’ll have to find a bathroom elsewhere. 💩

🌲 Tired of the city? Hate your phone? Slow Cabins are off-the-grid eco lodges for couples, families, or solo adventurers looking to focus hidden around Belgium. The company is slowly expanding internationally.

🤗 Sonder is like if Airbnb and a Four Seasons had a baby, offering handpicked homes in cities around the world. Better than risking your trip on an Airbnb. 🤭

🏕️ Ditch walls altogether and explore unique campsites around the world in this "Airbnb for camping" with over 300,000 campsites available.

🚌 Avoid hotels entirely. For your next weekend vacation, try a Cabin and their luxury overnight sleeper buses. Fall asleep in your city, and wake up in a magical destination for a weekend adventure. Currently travelling between LA and SF, but we're hoping they expand soon.
Living Pods 🔮
Mozilla's Firefox just launched an experimental new app aimed at surfacing the best personalized #content on the Internet.

Most recommendation engines generalize their recommendations based on what's popular in your country or state. Firefox Advance actually tracks which articles you specifically read and actually finish, so it can recommend the best content for you, not the whole world.

Mozilla has already been moving towards content curation: last year, they acquired Pocket, which made it super simple to save and manage a reading list of articles on all of your devices. As part of Mozilla's new Firefox Quantum browser, Pocket also now surfaces "Trending Articles" based on their proprietary dataset in every new tab.

These recommended articles create another revenue source for the free browser: unsurprisingly, Sponsored Articles (aka ads) appeared earlier this summer. While users could turn them off anytime in the settings menu, it's likely only a small percentage will know where to look.

The team behind Firefox is openly taking on Facebook, both with this launch at replacing the FB News Feed and their Mozilla Facebook Container, which limits FB's ability to track your browsing history online.

Privacy has become a major concern for many. Would you use this? Share your thoughts in the discussion. 📰🤗
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