Last week Amazon revealed how it is using robots. Did the company divulge a secret lab where humanoid machines made out of steel are slowly plotting to take over the planet? Hardly. The 320-pound, orange automatons from Kiva Systems (which Amazon acquired in 2012) move high, heavy shelves full of products closer to human employees, speeding up the time it takes to dispatch goods to customers. Continue reading “The (New) Robot Reality”
The American Wild issue of Granta Magazine is fantastic. The best story in the magazine is The Love Machine by Julia Elliott. It is about a robot with self awareness and feelings for well, other machines. It is quite a spectacular read and it is now on the web. More details here on American Wild of Granta Magazine.
YouTube and how it is squeezing the indie labels for its upcoming streaming music service. [Hypebot] Apple’s in-house agency and the marketing rethink – why it is not exactly a surprise. [Ken Segall] I was Tony Gwynn’s Bat Boy. [David Johnson] [Pick of the day] Kanye West on Brands, Steve Jobs, Apple, Samsung and Beats by … Continue reading What I am reading today
Google’s road map to global domination. A great piece about Google building out its maps and going places where no camera has gone before. We are re-living a traditional Victorian Christmas — of excess for the few and struggle for many. Things never really change, the New Statesman argues. 2014 IT tech predictions from Mike … Continue reading What I am reading today