Weekly#425

  • everything Apple announced at its ‘Spring Forward’ event, link2
  • Apple’s AirTag relies on a feature no competitor can match: One billion iPhones
  • just become a big week for AI regulation
  • How a tiny media company is helping people get vaccinated
  • NASA has just flown a helicopter on Mars for the first time…Ingenuity flew up by 3 meters then hovered for 40 seconds.
  • The Case for Universal Creative Income
  • Who will win the self-driving race? Here are eight possibilities
  • Call of Duty: Warzone now has 100 million players
  • Apple targeted in $50 million ransomware attack resulting in unprecedented schematic leaks
  • Amazon One’s palm-scanning payments are coming to Whole Foods
  • Magic Leap CEO says second-generation headset will ship later this year…It’s 20 percent lighter, with a doubled field of view
  • World’s first public cloud-based 5G network will run on AWS in major test for global telecoms (FT)
  • Sleeping less than 6 hours a night in midlife raises risk of dementia 30%, study finds
  • PDF: Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2021 edition (WEF)
  • Where New Ideas in Management Come From?
  • Volvo Group Sees More Risk From ‘Unstable’ Chip Supply Chain
  • Bank of England to consider digital money plan
  • Teaching children to play chess found to decrease risk aversion
  • “…How often do people actually copy and paste from Stack Overflow? Now we know…One out of every four users who visits a Stack Overflow question copies something within five minutes of hitting the page. That adds up to 40,623,987 copies across 7,305,042 posts and comments between March 26th and April 9th. People copy from answers about ten times as often as they do from questions and about 35 times as often as they do from comments…”
  • Microsoft Outlook now lets you end all meetings early to give your brain a rest…Back-to-back meetings can now have a break in between
  • “…In certain applications, hydrogen is a promising contender for a carbon-zero fuel. Which countries are leading the race for its implementation?Hydrogen is the lightest gas with the lowest density. It is also plentiful; it is stored in water (H2O) and hydrocarbons, such as methane (CH4), but cannot be captured. It has to be separated in its compound state to produce a useable fuel. (In liquid form, hydrogen is 1/800 the volume of hydrogen in its gas state.)…”
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA moon landing contract
  • Amazon Opens London Augmented Reality Salon to Showcase Tech
  • Chat App Discord Ends Takeover Talks With Microsoft…now focused on a potential public listing in the long term