This week Apple dominated the tech news cycle because of their annual developer conference WWDC. Apple introduces ARKit and Core ML to developers. Macbook line gets a processor update and an iMac Pro is coming in December. Apple also introduces HomePod - a small wireless speaker with Siri integration coming in the fall.
This week we got the Mary Meeker’s yearly “internet report” which is always a treat to read - all 355 slides. Google is getting serious about improving the ad experience on the internet by pondering to include an bad ad blocker by default in Chrome. And SCOTUS decided that patent rights are invalidated after first sale in a landmark decision.
This week lots of talk about blockchain and Bitcoin. No surprise since the blockchain conference Consensus was held in NYC this week. It was also the week that Walt Mosberg wrote his last column. I will miss him.
This week we got a great analysis of how the wannacrypt worm works, robots which can learn to perform a task by showing how to do it in a VR environment, Amazon's mission to productize every part of the company to stay ahead and the - I think misplaced - dream of convergence of mobile and desktop computing platforms.
The WannaCry ransomware attack and the danger of physiognomy by trusting solely on machine learning / AI computer models for decision making. Also Elon Musk did something boring again and image processing research is overtaken by machine learning algorithms because they're better at solving the problem.
Decline of cable television and landlines is still ongoing, digital currency Ethereum got a great commercial application in Germany for charging EVs and some great more philosophical articles on artificial intelligence.
3D printing is not only a new novel production technology from a capability perspective. There are also definite benefits from an environmental perspective. So what are environmental benefits on using 3D printing?