December 2019 archive

Weekly#356

  • Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites to Beam Data to Devices
  • Fjord 2020
  • SpaceX achieves key safety milestone for crewed flight with 10th parachute test
  • The Next Big Streaming Trend? Recommendations From Actual People
  • “…In 2016, researchers at Harvard and Syracuse University found that human cognitive function declined by about 15 percent when indoor CO₂ reached 945 parts per million, and crashed by 50 percent when indoor CO₂ reached 1,400 parts per million…”
  • Fintech’s next decade will look radically different
  • Amazon wants to patent technology that could identify shoppers by their hands
  • A.I. Is Making it Easier to Kill (You). | NYT
  • Elon Musk says Tesla will add Disney+ to its vehicles ‘soon
  • The State of JavaScript 2019
  • Uniqlo’s Tokyo warehouse is 90 percent robotic and yes, the robots can even fold shirts
  • VW’s prototype charging robot can find your EV in the parking garage
  • ‘This is the farming of the future’: the rise of hydroponic food labs
  • Spotify will ‘pause’ political ads in early 2020
  • A new trend: customers caring about how their purchases affect the planet
  • Futuristic hotels for business travelers in China and Japan

Weekly#355

  • Over 1,500 Ring passwords have been found on the dark web
  • Uber’s ride-hailing business hit with ban in Germany
  • Abu Dhabi leads $167 million investment in Spanish delivery app Glovo
  • Broadcom Looks to Sell Unit That Could Fetch $10 Billion | Credit Suisse helping chip maker find a buyer for its RF wireless-chip unit (paywall)
  • The Earth’s magnetic North has moved 1,400 miles since it was discovered in 1831
  • Amazon will establish a new headquarters for its Kuiper satellite broadband project
  • SpaceX successfully launches Kacific 100Mbps satellite…The satellite will provide connectivity to remote areas across 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Amazon Logistics division was on track to deliver 3.5 billion packages globally in 2019 — which accounts for approximately half of all of its worldwide orders, according to a spokesperson. (For comparison, UPS, which was founded 112 years ago, delivered 5.2 billion packages and documents for all of its customers in 2018.)
  • Nvidia unveils Orin, its next-gen SOC for autonomous vehicles and robots
  • The Machines Are Learning, and So Are the Students…[1]
  • Airbnb is a platform not an estate agent, says Europe’s top court

Weekly#354

  • Pandora launches interactive voice ads
  • DataRobot is acquiring Paxata to add data prep to machine learning platform
  • Robot bartending company is handing out cash to the people it is replacing
  • Google Assistant’s interpreter mode is coming to iOS and Android
  • Blue Origin has now flown – and landed — the same rocket six times
  • Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to president and COO
  • Chrome now warns you when your password has been stolen
  • NASA releases Martian water map for future astronauts

Weekly#353

  • Spotify’s Daniel Ek Has a Plan to Harness Hollywood for Podcasts and Create “the World’s No. 1 Audio Platform
  • Rocket Lab launches 10th Electron mission with successful rocket booster re-entry
  • Media Landscape
  • How Amazon’s Ring is creating a surveillance network with video doorbells
  • The first computer chip with a trillion transistors (paywall)
  • Waymo robotaxi app arrives on the App Store
  • 41 Cart Abandonment Rate Statistics
  • Amazon pushes cloud revolution into its second phase…AWS offers to put its cloud into the datacentres of its customers (paywall)
  • AWS speeds up Redshift queries 10x with AQUA
  • AWS Launches & Previews at re:Invent 2019 – Tuesday, December 3rd
  • AWS Launches & Previews at re:Invent 2019 – Wednesday, December 4th