Industry News - Week of Dec. 2, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE: Computer Vision Leads to Solar Advances; Amazon to Ease Machine Learning; A New Platform for Wearables; Tesla Demo Epic Fail; Rethinking the Wearable Computer;  Microsoft Advice for Two-Screen Apps

 

Computer Vision Leads to Solar-energy BreakthroughA group of Cal-Tech and MIT engineers working at Pasadena-based startup Heliogen has reportedly used computer vision technology to improve solar energy production to make it suitable for a new range of manufacturing applications from cement to steel.  

Amazon Wants to Ease Machine LearningCloud-service provider behemoth Amazon last week unveiled a new process to application design that it sayscan simplify the integration of machine learning techniques in database apps that use its Athena, Aurora and QuickSite tools when combined with SQL queries.   

One day, contact lenses could do much more than just correct our vision

A New Kind of Wearable ComputerWhile contact lenses have been commonplace for decades, advances in microcircuitry are giving developers new platforms to explore for apps as diverse as monitoring of vital signs to visually guided machine repair. 

 

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Tesla's Truck Roll-out Demo Not Bullet-proofThe high-profile failure of electric-vehicle company Tesla's roll-out of a vehicle it claimed was indestructible serves to demonstrate at least one thing: That testing is just as important as marketing. 

Microsoft Offers Advice in Two-screen DevelopmentOn the heels of its annoncement of foldable versions of its Surface devices, Microsoft has published a series of tips and best practices for building apps that target  devices with dual displays.