Lynk’s Weekly Round Up

Google is developing a Chromebook tablet

Google is trying to elbow in on the education sector, long dominated by Apple. Partnering with Acer, and powered by the same operating system found on the majority of Chromebooks, Google has announced its first tablet, aimed to be an alternative to Appleā€™s cheapest iPad which is currently priced at US$329.

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Light Fidelity bulbs could replace WiFi

Know as LiFi, the transmission of data through light waves instead of radio waves has been touted as the breakthrough that rreplacesWiFi. Light Fidelity LED light bulbs are being tested by Phillips, a French real estate investment company. It has been said to be better that WiFi in every possible way.

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AI is being used to further enforce the law in China

Artificial intelligence is being embraced as a way to prevent jaywalking in China. Rather than just imposing fines or taking photos of offenders, officials are looking into combining facial recognition technology with social media, and local mobile phone carriers. Instead of publicly shaming offenders, they may now receive a personal message as soon as they break the law.

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Almond waste is being turned into renewable resources

Due to the increase in almond based products, there has been a huge rise in almond shell waste. Thankfully, start-ups are seeing this as a unique opportunity. Alongside the United States Department of Agriculture and the Almond Board, start-ups are developing ways to make use of this waste. Its various renewable uses include in craft beer, bioplastic and corn syrup.

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Pocket.watch is aiming to be the Nickelodeon for the next generation

Heads are turning to the potential of children’s programming on YouTube. Previously dominated by Disney and Nickelodeon, YouTube now offers serious competition with dedicated kids channels receiving over 1 billion views over the last two years. Startup Pocket.watch is attempting to bring this programming into the digital age.

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