Week of 10/2/2017

Week of 10/2/2017

 

 

TECH TRENDS:

Russian Hackers Used Popular Antivirus Software to Steal NSA Data, Report Says
Mashable
http://mashable.com/2017/10/05/nsa-hack-kaspersky/?utm_cid=hp-r-11#6uvfgUcGwiqy
The hackers reportedly found the files via Kaspersky’s antivirus software after an National Security Agency contractor put the files on his home computer.

Everything You Need To Know About The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Digital Trends

 

 

 


https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-pixel-2/
At a jam-packed October 4 conference in San Francisco, Google announced the Google Home Mini, a high-end Chromebook called the Pixelbook, and a new Daydream View virtual reality headset. But the undisputed highlights were the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, two high-end smartphones designed with enthusiasts in mind.

Facebook Quietly Launches Mac and PC Workplace Chat Apps with Screen Share
TechCrunch

 

 

 

 

 


https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/05/facebook-screen-sharing/
Combining the familiarity of Facebook’s design with the prominence of dedicated desktop apps could encourage the constant collaboration the company hopes to enable.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

This Week in the Future of Cars: Things Just Got Serious
Wired

 

 

 

 

 


https://www.wired.com/story/gm-ford-electric-this-week/
This week, we saw major American carmakers General Motors and Ford announce serious investments into electric vehicles. Dyson, the British company best known for making vacuums, is getting into the EV biz too. Meanwhile, a report Uber commissioned back in 2016 was finally made public, with major implications for its legal battle with Waymo over trade secret theft.

Does Uber Lead To Less Drunk Driving? It’s Complicated
The Verge

 

 

 

 


https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/4/16418782/uber-drunk-driving-crashes-study-cities
The team delved into whether ride-hailing affected crash rates in four…American cities in which Uber, the nation’s largest ride-sharing company, launched, ceased, then resumed operations. And the results were mixed.

 

CLIENT NEWS:

BMW is Integrating Alexa Into Its Cars in 2018
The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/27/16372566/bmw-alexa-integration-2018
With Alexa inside the vehicle, drivers can use voice commands to use basic Alexa commands like asking for news and weather, in addition to third-party apps like Starbucks and NPR.

Audi R8 2.9-Litre V6 Spotted Testing Ahead of 2018 Launch
Autocar

 

 

 

 


https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/audi-r8-29-litre-v6-spotted-testing-ahead-2018-launch
It’s a 90deg engine that has been developed in a joint venture by Audi and Porsche as part of a new modular engine family known under the working title KoVoMo.

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Smart Glasses Stage New Experiences for Deaf Theater Fans
CNet

 

 

 

 


https://www.cnet.com/news/smart-glasses-stage-new-experiences-for-deaf-theater-fans/
This week it launched a trial that will see deaf and hearing-impaired customers supplied with the eyewear, which displays subtitles in their field of vision wherever they’re sitting.

Here’s Why Android Wear Has Been Removed from Google’s Online Store
TechRadar

 

 

 


http://www.techradar.com/news/heres-why-android-wear-has-been-removed-from-googles-online-store
It is a sensible explanation, but seems unfortunate for those who really love the Android Wear platform and those who are looking for a smartwatch alongside their new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.

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