Weekly#313

  • Scientists use CRISPR to make stem cells invisible to immune system
  • Cedars-Sinai puts Amazon Alexa in patient rooms as part of a pilot program
  • Walmart acquires Israel’s Aspectiva, which analyses UGC to recommend products to shoppers
  • Chart: How the definition of “journalist” is changing
  • Altimeter’s Top Digital Trends for 2019
  • How Disney Built Star Wars, in real life
  • Zūm, a ridesharing service for kids, raises $40 million
  • ClassDojo, an app to help teachers and parents communicate better, raises $35M
  • Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy
  • Google Translate is a manifestation of Wittgenstein’s theory of language
  • An Ingenious Injection Can Create Infrared Vision
  • SpaceX and NASA to Test Launch Crew Dragon, a New Ride to Orbit

Weekly#312

  • Apple’s Executive Shake-Up Readies Company for Life After iPhone…reordering priorities across its services, artificial intelligence, hardware and retail divisions as it works to reduce the company’s reliance on iPhone sales.
  • Key Investors Are Unhappy With SoftBank Tech-Investment Fund
  • Apple just hired ex-Microsoft exec Sam Jadallah to revamp its smart home business, and catch up to Google and Amazon
  • Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature
  • Digital advertising in the US is finally bigger than print and television
  • Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS
  • The Future Is Here, Almost: Virtual Travel Becomes More of a Reality
  • With $100 million and a lot of volunteer labor, SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft could be the first privately built vessel to reach the lunar surface.
  • By 2040, Spaniards can expect to live to an average age of 85.8 years.
  • Upskilling – The upcoming trend
  • 11 EU states already meet their 2020 renewable energy targets
  • SensorKnits: Architecting textile sensors with machine knitting

Weekly#311

     From Ben Evans
  • Amazon Launches Private Label Cosmetics in Europe
  • Amazon is buying mesh router company Eero
  • Life on the small screen [PDF]
  • Amazon’s marketing spend soars to $8.2bn to rival P&G and Unilever
  • Pinterest 100: The top trends for 2019
  • Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You’ve Ever Made in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • This website automatically generates new human faces. None of them are real. They are generated through AI. Refresh the site for a new face https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
  • New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators
  • NASA Calls It Quits for Opportunity Mars Rover After 15-Year Mission
  • Samsung bets big on network gear
  • Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions
  • Berkshire trims Apple stake, adds Suncor and Red Hat, exits Oracle
  • Aluminum may be key to making exosolar systems with water worlds

Weekly#310

    • Amazon, Sequoia invest in self-driving car startup Aurora
    • Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ feature on iOS to automate offline viewing
    • The Raspberry Pi store is much cooler than an Apple Store
    • Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code
    • Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup to Bolster AI Work
    • Artificial Intelligence Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown Human Ancestor
    • Apple’s internal hardware team is working on modems now, likely to replace Intel
    • Affectiva’s AI hears your anger in 1.2 seconds
    • Amazon reportedly reconsiders New York expansion