✉ ozan.saglam (at) gmail.com, Linkedin, Twitter @ozantechnews, Slideshare




Weekly#207

  • Tesla said Wednesday it is on track to begin production in July on the car, and announced plans to ramp up to 5,000 vehicles a week in the fourth quarter.
  • Researchers at Alphabet unit, Dutch institute demonstrated ‘collision attack’ on cryptographic technology known as SHA-1, Google publicly broke one of the major algorithms in web encryption, called SHA-1. The company’s researchers showed that with enough computing power — roughly 110 years of computing from a single GPU — you can produce a collision, effectively breaking the algorithm. We’ve known this was possible for a while, but nobody has done it, in part because of the possible fallout.
  • Google’s Waze Plans Expansion of Ride-Sharing Service
  • Facebook is starting to put ads in the middle of its videos
  • Around 40 light-years away, seven Earth-sized planets have been spotted orbiting closely around a small, ultra-cool star. It’s one of the largest solar systems that’s ever been discovered outside of our own, and it’s a particularly enticing find in the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life.
  • Tesla will double the number of Supercharger locations in North America in 2017, the company revealed today in its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company currently has 2,636 Superchargers at 373 locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and plans to have twice as many locations open by the end of 2017.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is getting a digital release on March 24th
  • WhatsApp Adds Snapchat-Like Story Feature Called Status
    Messaging app is latest Facebook property to crib popular feature from upstart rival, Snap Inc.
  • Telegram hits 100m users
  • Serious Cloudflare bug exposed a potpourri of secret customer data
  • One vaccine to wipe out ALL mosquito-borne diseases? It’s in clinical trials
  • Bees learn to play golf and show off how clever they really are
  • The hidden new business opportunity in autonomous cars
  • Amazon today announced that there are now more than 10,000 Alexa skills available on devices like the Amazon Echo. By comparison, there were roughly 130 skills available last January, and Amazon surpassed the 5,000 mark just last November.
  • 40 years of personal computing
  • Tesla wants to sell future cars with insurance and maintenance included in the price
  • Bill Gates: the robot that takes your job should pay taxes
  • An email fail made Google suspect Uber was copying its self-driving-car technology
  • 7 amazing technologies we’ll see by 2030
  • China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency