Week of 9/18/2017

Week of 9/18/2017

 

 

TECH TRENDS:

CCleaner supply chain malware targeted tech giants
TechCrunch
Cisco Talos’ researchers take the view that the targeting of “high-profile technology companies” suggests “a very focused actor after valuable intellectual property”.
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/21/ccleaner-supply-chain-malware-targeted-tech-giants/

Google/HTC deal is official, Google to acquire part of HTC’s smartphone team
Ars Technica

 

 

 

 

While earlier rumors pointed to an outright acquisition of HTC by Google, HTC remains an independent company and will still manufacture smartphones.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/googlehtc-deal-is-official-google-to-acquire-part-of-htcs-smartphone-team/

When Websites Design Themselves
Wired

 

 

 

 

Today, we’re on the verge of another revolution, as artificial intelligence and machine learning turn the graphic design field on its head again.
https://www.wired.com/story/when-websites-design-themselves/

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars
The New York Times
These sensors gave cars a way of measuring distances to nearby vehicles, pedestrians and other objects. They also provided Google and other companies with a way of mapping urban roadways in three dimensions, so that cars will know exactly where they are at any given moment — something GPS cannot always provide.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/technology/former-apple-engineers-driverless-cars.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology&action=click&contentCollection=technology&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

 

CLIENT NEWS:

Victoria Police to get BMW highway patrol cars, with other states poised to follow
News.com.au

 

 

 


“BMW is the only company to date that has been able to provide a factory fitted ‘police pack’ making the commercial agreement an extremely attractive value for money decision.”
http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/victoria-police-to-get-bmw-highway-patrol-cars-with-other-states-poised-to-follow/news-story/dc4f207a73875705673aea4c3483a778

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Newly Developed Artificial Muscles Can Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight
Digital Trends

 

 

 

 

“This may lead to development of low cost, nature-like soft and soft-hard robots, capable of assisting in the fields of healthcare, disasters management, elderly care, and almost any imaginable kind of assistance that people may need in their routine life, at home, on their way [to work], or at work, when robots are working side by side with humans.”
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/columbia-robot-muscles/

Amazon launched Prime Now in Singapore and sold 3 times the volume that it did in Seattle. Here’s how.
Mashable

 

 

 


Amazon closed three times the order volume in this tiny island than it did when it launched in its home city of Seattle in 2015.
http://mashable.com/2017/09/21/amazon-prime-now-singapore-one-month-later/?utm_cid=hp-r-2#EQYdKO1LkPqo

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