Many people are saying that 2020 is a giant, huge, stinking dumpster fire of a year and I honestly can’t really disagree with that on many fronts. Today though I want to look to the brighter side of 2020, so let’s dive in and see what’s launched, why it’s amazing and hopefully you too can agree that 2020 hasn’t been all bad.
This week OpenAI posts their fully complete GPT-2 model, EFF wins a huge victory for travellers coming into the USA, Brave v1.0 launches, Gattaca is no longer science fiction and SpaceX nails yet another Starlink launch with a number of other firsts plus more!
This week Google dumps $2.1 billion into Fitbit’s pockets and buys them, Uber Eats releases some pretty pictures of their new delivery drone, SpaceX gets some awesome download speeds from space and Mobileye shows off their chops at their first Investors Summit.
Another huge week in some of the biggest fields out there! Lightning payments get asynchronous with Lightning Rod, the largest private US coal company goes bankrupt, multiple huge medical breakthroughs are announced including the amazing Prime Gene Editing, DJI finally drops their Mavic Mini and more!
Tesla confirms their promise to bring feature complete FSD to their cars by years end, says AutoPilot is not 9x safer than humans, Mazda shows off it’s all EV MX-30, Samsung unveils their new Exynos 990 chip, the DJI Mavic Mini price leaks, SpaceX details plan to send 42,000 into orbit plus lots more Tesla news!
Techtober continues with Google finally spilling all the beans on their Made By Google kit, scientists make a key breakthrough to help lithium batteries, Skydio goes after the commercial market and Steve Jobs’ Ghost describes how transport may go negative very soon…
In this weeks Tipping Point we see 3D printing at the nanoscale accelerate 1000 fold, Encryption comes under government threat world wide, Google finally starts to roll out their colorizing AI, the DJI Mavic Mini leaks, even US energy giants are talking up renewables and more!
This past week has been an explosion of tech with the new Surface Duo and Neo, Tesla’s huge V10 software update, Skydio finally launching their second generation drone and more. We’ve also got great news with China shutting down huge amounts of coal plants, the OnePlus 7T going official and trials confirming that senolytics really works in humans.
Some great future tech released this past week with a gorgeous, fully wrap around screen phone by Xiaomi, Impossible Foods meat is now on sale in stores, AI takes on Earthquakes, Boston Dynamics officially releases their Spot robot and a landmark change in transport with Daimler announcing they’re stopping development of combustion engines.