Technology is invading our leisure time – except, is it an invasion when we invite a virtual assistant to track our golf shots? Selfies being used as a tool to predict people’s mortality might be a bit more worrying.
On a more positive note, check out our book recs for all interested in React Native and Node.js.
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Two weeks ago, we wrote about Watson helping fight cyber crime, just like a slightly less action-oriented Robocop. Now, it’s expanding its horizons, and has just become capable of guiding hotel guests and spotting amazing golf shots. Read more
The health tech company, Lapetus, predicts mortality based on the rate at which people age, which, in turn, they derive from chronological selfies. Who doesn’t want to know when they’ll die, right? Except it’s insurance firms that stand to benefit the most. Read more
Shippo helps customers compare shipping options to find the cheapest and fastest solutions. It was born out of a problem – the inefficient shipping systems e-commerce businesses are forced to use. Read more
Maybe retail is not exactly not dying, but it is seamlessly moving into the online space. Thanks to this wholesale company, anyone can start a business selling products on Amazon with very little effort. Read more
Young bike rental companies in China pulled in a lot of investors’ money this year. This gave them the opportunity to show what data they can collect on their customers, ranging from information about national trends to observed behavioural changes. Read more
Is Google Wifi good? It is, according to this review. That said, it’s still can’t replace a router and won’t fix all of your connectivity issues. It might be able to solve a bunch of them, though. Read more
Find out why privacy matters to your customers, your brand and the growth of your business. In the present era of ubiquitous technology and connected devices, you want to make sure you are protected against security and privacy breaches. Read more
If you’re thinking about a digital revolution for your business, you’re not the only one. But do you know how to do it in a safe and sustainable way? These 5 steps will help you go through the process without a hitch. Read more
9 React Native Books That You Should Have On Your Bookshelf
For all of you interested in React Native, we’ve put together a list of recommended reading material. From books for beginners to more expert titles, these resources will help you improve your code and learn the most useful React Native tricks. Read more
We didn’t forget about Node.js enthusiasts either. Find out which of these titles are missing from your bookshelf and learn something new the old-fashioned way – by reading. Read more
We live in interesting times when taking selfies and renting bikes can help companies collect enormously valuable data on their customers. Are you worried or excited? We’d love to know!