Week of 10/30/2017

Week of 10/30/2017

 

 

TECH TRENDS:

Security vs. convenience? IoT requires another level of thinking about risk
Ars Technica

 

 

 

 

 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/rethinking-our-approach-toward-personal-threat-models-in-an-iot-world/
Whether it is “worth” compromising some security/privacy to reap the conveniences offered by these products is a very personal and subjective decision.

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks
Wired
https://www.wired.com/story/googles-ai-wizard-unveils-a-new-twist-on-neural-networks/
Hinton’s new approach, known as capsule networks, is a twist on neural networks intended to make machines better able to understand the world through images or video.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars
Digital Trends

 

 

 

 

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/history-of-self-driving-cars-milestones/
In 1925, the inventor Francis Houdina demonstrates a radio-controlled car, which he drives through the streets of Manhattan without anyone at the steering wheel. According to the New York Times, the radio-controlled vehicle can start its engine, shift gears, and sound its horn, “as if a phantom hand were at the wheel.”

Ryder will Start Renting Electric Vans in New York, California, and Illinois
The Verge

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/3/16598208/ryder-chanje-electric-van-rentals-new-york-california
Rental company Ryder has ordered 125 all-electric vans from Chanje (pronounced “change”), a California startup built on industry talent from auto companies like Volkswagen to Faraday Future.

 

CLIENT NEWS:

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up on high-power charging network
TechCrunch

 

 

 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/03/bmw-daimler-ford-and-volkswagen-team-up-on-high-power-charging-network/
The collaborative venture formed by the automakers is intended to make it easier for Europeans to manage long road trips using electric cars, and to put in place a key infrastructure component needed to make electric vehicles a viable option for general consumer use.

Rudolph lights the way, but Mercedes-Benz will pull the sleigh at this year’s Toronto Santa Claus Parade
Cision

 

 

 

 

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/rudolph-lights-the-way-but-mercedes-benz-will-pull-the-sleigh-at-this-years-toronto-santa-claus-parade-654952003.html
“Santa is obviously the star of this show, but we’re thrilled that our three-pointed star will help pull his sleigh!”

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Uber’s Next Loyalty Strategy is Through a Credit Card
PSFK

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.psfk.com/2017/10/ubers-next-loyalty-strategy-is-through-a-credit-card.html
A list of attractive perks will sure turn the heads of ride-hailing millennials. One of its most unique perk is a $50 reward towards Netflix or Spotify if the card swipes $5,000 in a year.

Beheld is a new startup that lets you scan, send, and print yourself
TechCrunch

 

 

 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/03/beheld-is-a-new-startup-that-lets-you-scan-send-and-print-yourself/
“We’re taking the components which already exist, and neatly tying them together to create a truly fun and memorable experience for consumers while simultaneously creating a turnkey experience for businesses. We’re placing scanners in an environment that makes them accessible to everyone.”

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