Best of the Tech Web – July

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Summer got you feeling out of the loop with the tech world? Never fear, #EventProfs, we’ve gathered some of the key tech news stories from the past month, so you can stay up-to-date and in the know.

Here’s the best that July 2018 had to offer:

 

Amazon’s Facial Recognition mishap.


Ooh er, how unfortunate! Facial Recognition is a hot topic in the tech world at the moment and this news story hit the headlines big time in July when Amazon’s Facial Rec Tech mistook 48 Lawmakers for criminals.. Back to the drawing board, Amazon!

 

 

A ‘Smart Bandage’ prototype was announced.

 

Ingenious, don’t you think? This nifty little bandage monitors wounds, administers treatment and can even track the ph levels and oxygen absorption of the area. The start of something revolutionary, we’re sure.

 

 

Space X Tech was sent to Thai cave rescue.

 

A gripping news story that reached hearts globally. Although not ultimately used in the rescue efforts, Elon Musk sent some Space X ‘rescue pods’ to the scene. Turns out they could be used in space – pretty cool.

 

 

Facebook was kicked out of China after just one day, again.

 

The world’s largest social network has lost its ability to operate an innovation hub in China, just a day after it was allowed to do so. Bad luck, FB!

 

 

After 15 years, Skype finally announced recording feature.

 

It’s about time!

 


PC Sales grew for the first time in 10 years.

 

It’s said to be due to a Windows 10 refresh and is predicted not to last, but hey, time will tell.


 

Robot centaur research project announced for search-and-rescue efforts.

 

With its four wheeled legs, ‘Centauro’ is more stable than a humanoid bot, but still retains the two forward-facing arms needed for manipulating objects like tools and doors. Straight out of a sci-fi film.

 

 

Got your dose of tech inspiration for the month? Looking for more? Don’t forget to check back on the Noodle Blog for the latest tech updates!

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