nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week October 16 to 22
BRAD JONES - FUTURISM
The issue of range is still a limiting factor for electric vehicles, given the somewhat limited amount of charging stations in many areas. Amazon is looking to solve this problem with its fleet of drones.
MARC PROSSER - SINGULARITY HUB
While American internet giants are developing speakers, Japanese companies are working on robots and holograms. They all share a common goal: to create the future platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes.
JEN WIECZNER - FORTUNE
Bitcoin technology has gone mainstream. For the first time, Mastercard is offering the ability to send money over a blockchain rather than by swiping a credit card.
AATIF SULLEYMAN - THE INDEPENDENT
Google’s AI division, DeepMind, has unveiled AlphaGo Zero, an extremely advanced system that managed to accumulate thousands of years of human knowledge within days.
FRANZISKA ROESNER - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
While the technology and applications underlying AR are rapidly advancing, however, little thought has been given to how these systems should protect the security, privacy, or safety of users.
STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE
Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on Google Deepmind, the Alexa Everywhere strategy of Amazon and much more. Enjoy!