The Week in Digital

Written by Tony Parish 12/01/2018

Tony Parish
tony@ignite.digital


 

Under Armour to develop amazing new wearable tech 

Under Armour has cut out the ‘smartphone’ middleman, by embedding their innovative fitness tracking software straight into the soles of their new trainers.  As well as tracking standard variables such as distance, the gadgetry is also able to measure a runner’s stride length and cadence, giving athletes a 360 picture of their performance. Read the full story at Techcrunch.

Self-healing iPhone screens anyone? 

A consortium of 7 institutions headed by the University of Bristol, is leading research into the development of new materials which have the power to ‘self-heal’, meaning that the future for the screens of our iPhones looks bright indeed! Read the full story at www.bristol.ac.uk.

 

New potential blockchain use case – consensual sex 

LegalFling are the latest to launch an app which will secure consensual sex, complete with a binding contract, via Blockchain. It seems as though there really IS an App for everything! Read the full story at The Next Web.

Comcast “double down” on blockchain 

Comcast Ventures are the investment arm of one of the world’s largest media and telecom companies, Comcast Corporation and they are “doubling down” over blockchain in 2018. Read the full story at Techcrunch.

 

HBO’s Silicon Valley is back! 

March 25th sees the Season 5  of “Silicon Valley”, and things in the startup world are not running smoothly! Read the full story at Engadget.

Shapeshifting fashtech mannequins! 

“Euveka” is a shape-shifting robotic mannequin that enables designers to tailor clothes for individuals of all shapes and sizes. Under its soft external cover, a series of mechanisms allow it’s dimensions to be independently adjusted allowing for the unique personalisation of garments. Read the full story at Techcrunch.  

 

Facebook put the social back in social media  

If organic reach on Facebook was not already dead, now it is super, extra dead with brands and media organic taking a hit in the latest algorithm change. Read the full story at The Guardian. 

Trump’s Twitter feed: the biggest tech story of 2017 

What was the top tech story in 2017?  The Apple launch perhaps, or maybe the NHS malware scandal?  A report from the media monitoring company, Signal Media has uncovered that Trump has bigly ‘trumped’ both of these! Read the full story at ZDNET.

Written by Tony Parish

Tony Parish
tony@ignite.digital

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