Weekly#339

  • Netflix tests human-driven curation with launch of ‘Collections
  • Sphero has acquired littleBits
  • Time: World Greatest Places: 2019 including Troy Museum 
  • Microsoft Azure’s cloud regions in Switzerland are now open for business
  • UPS invests in autonomous trucking company
  • Rwanda to phase out gas motorcycle-taxis for e-motos
  • Eero updates subscription plans.
  • Fitbit is launching a $10 premium subscription service
  • Lego is piloting audio and braille building instructions
  • Duolingo is now offering a beta version of Latin courses
  • Utility death spirals and energy communities
  • What most Americans are looking for in a new home: solar panels
  • Kids are becoming emotionally attached to robots
  • Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment…”…From now, house style guide recommends terms such as ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’…”
  • Vaping-linked lung disease cases jump from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC says
  • Australian Government invest 15 million in Evie ultra-fast EV charging network
  • Coursera makes its first acquisition, Rhyme Softworks, to power new Coursera Labs offering
  • SpaceX’s Starhopper Successfully Completes Final Test Flight…”Starhopper will never see space, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes its successor, called Starship, will eventually transport up to 100 people (and roughly 150 tons of cargo) to far-off destinations such as the Moon or Mars…”