DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY WEEKLY ROUNDUP | 18TH – 24TH JUNE
Good morning and welcome to RedCat Digital’s weekly Digital and Technology roundup, featuring the latest news and updates that we have shared across our social media channels in the past week. It’s been another busy week in the world of Digital and Technology, with the past week bringing us news of Amazon, the World Cup, Donald Trump and much much more.
The winners of the World Cup
An artificial intelligence system, developed by researchers in Munich & Belgium, has used a variety of different factors to predict the results of the 2018 World Cup. Simulating the tournament 100,000 times, the outcome was controlled by the following factors – FIFA rankings, each country’s population and their gross domestic product (GDP), bookmaker’s odds, how many of the national team players play together in a club, the player’s average age and how many Champions Leagues they’ve won. It concluded that the winners would be… Spain, closely followed by Germany and Brazil.
The launch of Prime Wardrobe
Amazon has started rolling out Prime Wardrobe in the US, it’s “try before you buy” shopping service. The service allows you to fill you own box with at least three and as many as 8 items of clothing to try on, before returning the items you don’t want before being charged. whilst sending back the items you don’t like.
Apple’s got another partnership
A week after Apple announced a multiyear deal with Oprah, they’ve announced a partnership with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit media organisation behind Sesame Street, in a bid to create children’s programming for the tech giant’s new streaming service.
Bonsai and Microsoft
Microsoft just bought a startup it invested in and it built its business on Google technology. Bonsai’s business is built on Tensor Flow – an open source Artificial Intelligence technology, which is now mega-popular with software developers.
Fold your phone
The worlds first foldable phone, Samsung’s Galaxy X, is set for release next year. With a total of 3 screens, allowing you to switch between phone & tablet size, the phone also comes with a hefty price tag of $2000
Tech CEOs denounce Trump.. again
Some of the tech industry’s most prominent CEOs have come forward to denounce President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents who are arrested at the border. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are among the CEOs who have called for an end to the policy, which has also been criticized by the United Nations as “unconscionable.”
The Lamborghini phone
Oppo has announced a partnership with Lamborghini to create a Limited Edition Find X smartphone. The smartphone will have Super VOOC charging, which helps it fast charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent within 35 minutes. The Lamborghini edition has a carbon fibre texture on the rear with the car brand’s logo.
GitHub, the software development platform recently acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion, is expanding its services for educational institutions with the launch of GitHub Education, a free service that bundles together services into a single package.
Africas got Artificial Intelligence
Google has announced it will open an Artificial Intelligence research centre in Accra, Ghana this year, becoming the first A.I research centre in Africa.
Virtual Reality with human-eye resolution
Helsinki-based startup Varjo is building a VR headset that lets the user see virtual objects to the same level of detail as they would in real life.
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