Sulzer Stories

Week of 8/28/2017

 

 

TECH TRENDS:

Skype’s new ‘Interviews’ feature lets you test candidates using a real-time code editor
TechCrunch

 

 

 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/29/skypes-new-interviews-feature-lets-you-test-candidates-using-a-real-time-code-editor/
Bundling in an interview testing feature within Skype could speed up the interview process, as subjects won’t have to switch to a different tool to complete the technical screening.

A preview of the first wave of AR apps coming to iPhones
TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/29/a-preview-of-the-first-wave-of-ar-apps-coming-to-iphones/
Ikea’s conversational interface prompted people to “scan” the room; The Walking Dead suggested that you “search for a survivor” and Food Network’s app went with a “move around!” badge.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

Ford’s Robocar Delivers Pizza in the Name of Science
Wired

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.wired.com/story/ford-self-driving-pizza-delivery-dominos/
For the next few weeks, randomly selected Domino’s customers will get the option to have their pie brought over by a modified Ford Fusion Hybrid, complete with the roof mounted whirring “coffee can” sensors and plenty of “research vehicle” stickers.

Meet The 2019 Continental GT: The Car That Sparked Bentley’s Revival Gets A Makeover
Forbes

 

 

 

 


https://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2017/08/29/meet-the-2018-bentley-continental-gt-the-car-that-sparked-the-brands-revival-gets-a-makeover/#6a292fe0749a
Bentley Motors, the storied British luxury car brand, was in danger of landing in the trash heap until Volkswagen AG bought it in 1998 and five years later introduced the world to the sleek and sexy Continental GT coupe.

 

CLIENT NEWS:

BMW shows off its all-electric Mini concept
Engadget

 

 

 

 


https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/30/bmw-mini-electric-concept-photos/
BMW’s been teasing an all-electric Mini (through tests and hybrids) for almost a decade now. Thankfully, the hype machine will roll to a stop in 2019, when the Mini Electric enters production.

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

9 Tech Podcasts So Addictive, Your Friends Should Start Planning the Intervention
The Muse

 

 

 

 

https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tech-podcasts-so-addictive-your-friends-should-start-planning-the-intervention?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20170829&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20170829&bsft_eid=0975b3b9-8a64-4945-92d4-1b7c9e1c1daf&bsft_clkid=fb76130e-4143-4299-9fe1-e384522d784a&bsft_uid=3f998e40-fb2c-4812-9c50-5e21255de80e&bsft_mid=8e3fe9f8-d90f-4e7b-abbb-38dc84abec60
Tech podcasts for If You’re a Diehard Techie, If You Want to Get Your Geek On, If You’re Obsessed With Everything Google, AND MORE!

Week of 8/21/2017

Welcome to the first edition of Sulzer Stories! Here you will find our weekly roundup of the top articles related to the tech and automotive industries, client news, and miscellaneous fun articles. Come back every Friday to see what happened during the week. Happy Friday!


TECH TRENDS:

Facebook users can now take 360 photos from within the app
TheNextWeb

https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2017/08/23/facebook-users-can-now-take-360-photos-within-app/
Users can now take 360 videos from the Facebook app itself, and upload them instantly for viewing on their Timeline, in albums, or Groups.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car
New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/technology/apple-self-driving-car.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology
Five people familiar with Apple’s car project, code-named “Titan,” discussed with The New York Times the missteps that led the tech giant to move — at least for now — from creating a self-driving Apple car to creating technology for a car that someone else builds.

Volkswagen will bring you its buzzy next-gen electric bus in 2022
Mashable

 

http://mashable.com/2017/08/20/volkswagen-id-buzz-electric-bus-2022/#mTkhVfZhHiqk
Volkswagen is ready to join the electric car revolution — and it’s doing so with a buzzy refresh of one of its most classic vehicles. The automaker announced that it will make its I.D. Buzz electric Microbus concept a reality by 2022, giving VW fans, EV enthusiasts, and modern day hippies alike a good reason to mark their calendars. The concept was first unveiled earlier this year to much acclaim, as the confluence of old school style and next-gen tech offered a much different take on the fully-electric car in a world filled with Teslas and Chevy Bolts.

 

CLIENT NEWS:

BMW Launches World’s Quietest Diesel In The 523d Model
Forbes

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2017/08/24/bmw-launches-worlds-quietest-diesel-in-the-523d-model/#45b03b7a3b4a
Without doubt, the highlight of the car is its 2.0 liter turbo diesel powerplant that generates 190 hp and a meaty 400 Nm of torque. Teamed up with a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, the 523d delivers its power effortlessly with mere minor extensions of your right boot, and will jump from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.

BMW Introduces A Zero-Emission Motorcycle Of The Future
PSFK

 

https://www.psfk.com/2017/06/introducing-bmws-motorcycle-of-the-future.html
The BMW Motorrad Concept Link meets the basic functionality needs, technical architecture and digital reality of today’s drivers. Recently unveiled at the Concorso D’eleganza Villa D’este, the futuristic, zero-emission bike (modeled after the BMW Motoradd Vision Next 100) is both sleek and functional, perfect for the eco-friendly wayfarer.

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

LCD Soundsystem launches VR experience for new single
The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/22/16179476/lcd-soundsystem-vr-experience-dance-tonite
LCD Soundsystem, the beloved band that called it quits in 2011 only to come back five years later, has launched a WebVR experience with Google’s Data Arts Team for American Dream song “Tonite.” The experience, called Dance Tonite, is accessible to interact with via HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift, placing the user in a hyper-minimal dance party that echoes 1980s Miami vibes.

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. gets Hawthorne city nod to dig a two-mile test tunnel
TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/24/elon-musks-boring-co-gets-hawthorne-city-nod-to-dig-a-two-mile-test-tunnel/
Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, which he dreamed up while sitting in traffic in LA because he wanted to go under said traffic, has permission to dig a two-mile test tunnel in Hawthorne, California just outside LA.