Week of 11/13/2017

Week of 11/13/2017

 

 

TECH TRENDS:

Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation and launches Azure Database for MariaDB
TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/15/microsoft-joins-the-mariadb-foundation-and-launches-azure-database-for-mariadb/
“MariaDB is essentially a drop-in replacement for MySQL that isn’t linked to Oracle, which — thanks to its acquisition of Sun, which acquired MySQL — is currently the corporate home of the open-source database.”

Google shares developer preview of TensorFlow Lite
TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/14/google-releases-developer-preview-of-tensorflow-lite/
“The software library is aimed at creating a more lightweight machine learning solution for smartphone and embedded devices.”

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

The Tesla Semi does 500 miles, and it’s ready to (silently) conquer the freeway
Digital Trends
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/tesla-semi/

“Put simply, the Semi blows diesel trucks out of the water.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIENT NEWS:

2017 BMW M240i review: One of the best cars you can buy today
Auto Week
http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2017-bmw-m240i-review-only-bmw-company-needs

“Power comes from the now turbocharged I6 and with 335 hp, it whips this car around with a vengeance.”

 

 

 

 

How Mercedes Is Preparing For The 4th Industrial Revolution: Big Data, Machine Learning And Drones
Forbes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/11/14/how-mercedes-is-preparing-for-the-4th-industrial-revolution-big-data-machine-learning-and-drones/#2dc3d7546d22

“Not only are they designing new vehicles, but their services, influence in the transportation industry and factories are transforming to embrace the new opportunities and demands of their customers.”

 

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can now do unbelievably good backflips
Quartz
https://qz.com/1131930/softbanks-boston-dynamics-has-an-atlas-robot-that-can-now-do-unbelievably-good-backflips/

“In the past, we’ve seen this robot walk around, pick up boxes, open doors, and get tripped with hockey sticks. Now it’s learnt a new trick: backflipping.”

 

 

 

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