Upsetting the Apple car

By The Economist on 19th of February 2015

APPLE’S ability to make desirable iGadgets designed for easy portability is beyond question. Reports emerged this week that it is planning to make a mobile device that will instead carry its users—an electric car. Apple’s plans are unclear and unconfirmed. By some accounts it has put a few hundred people to work developing cars to match Tesla, another Silicon Valley firm that makes fast and luxurious battery-powered saloons. Others reckon that it is working on a self-driving car.Plenty of other tech firms are turning their attention to cars.

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Robots Could Make Even High-Tech Workers Worse Off

By Bloomberg on 18th of February 2015

Have you ever worried that robots would one day be the ruin of humanity? According to a newly published paper, you might not be too far off base. Four researchers from Boston University and Columbia University simulated an economy featuring two types of workers – high-tech employees who produce new software code, and low-tech workers who produce human services (people such as artists, priests, psychologists and the like). At first, high demand for code-writing high-tech employees increases their wages. However, over time, the amount of legacy code grows.

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Apple wins patent for wireless head-mounted display using iPhone

By Financial Times on 18th of February 2015

Apple has been awarded a patent for a headset that slots the iPhone in front of the eyes, sparking speculation that it might be preparing to compete in the rapidly developing virtual reality market with Oculus Rift, 

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