Week of 9/11/2017

Week of 9/11/2017

 

TECH TRENDS:

Face ID on iPhone X is going to be safer than you might think
http://www.techradar.com/news/face-id-on-iphone-x-is-going-to-be-safer-than-you-might-think
TechRadar
Face ID is one of the big talking points coming off the back of the iPhone X announcement this week. The new flagship from Apple will use a scan of your face to open, replacing the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Facebook is reinventing art, and maybe consciousness, too
https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-augmented-reality-art-heather-day/
CNET

 

 

 


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It’s the first large scale piece of art created with Facebook Camera, a new platform for augmented reality, in which digital images are overlaid on top of what you’re seeing in the real world.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

Every Major Car Debut At The 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show Was Electrified
https://www.psfk.com/2017/09/every-major-car-debut-at-the-2017-frankfurt-auto-show-was-electrified.html
PSFK

 

 

 

 

 

The biennial home show for German brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi is traditionally a big news event for automotive design and technology. For 2017 the focus was clearly on offering a clearer picture what sorts of electric vehicles the German brands are looking to produce.

 

CLIENT NEWS:

BMW Aims to Cut Parts Costs by $2.4 Billion in E-Car Shift
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-13/bmw-targets-cutting-parts-bill-by-2-4-billion-in-e-car-shift
Bloomberg
The German carmakers are pushing for cost reductions to offset weaker margins for electric cars, which Stuttgart-based Daimler estimates could have just half the profitability of conventional models.

Here’s a look at BMW’s electric sports sedan of the future
http://www.businessinsider.com/frankfurt-motor-show-bmw-i-vision-dynamic-details-pictures-2017-9/#the-i-vision-dynamics-is-the-concept-variant-of-a-production-car-that-will-fit-in-bmws-line-up-between-the-existing-1
Business Insider

 

 

 

 

 

Over all, the i Vision’s design is clean and minimalist. Aesthetically, BMW’s goal for the car’s design features was to do more with less in the sense that it conveys modernity and technology in an understated manner.

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Boeing planes could fire lasers from their noses to spot turbulence
https://www.wired.com/story/boeing-jaxa-turbulence-lidar-laser/
Wired

 

 

 

 

 

It’s part of a new system that Boeing hopes could spot brutal turbulence that can damage aircraft and toss passengers around the cabin—and give crews enough time to hunker down before the going gets tough.

Mission controllers reacting to the end of the Cassini mission at Saturn will make you emotional
http://mashable.com/2017/09/15/scientists-emotional-reaction-to-end-of-cassini-mission-saturn/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#Akn1mBdqNmqC
Mashable

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the researchers on the Cassini project have been with the mission since it began, as it launched to space in 1997, when Bill Clinton was still president.

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