DIGIT Weekly News Roundup – January 5 2018
Scottish Tech News
- ScotlandIS supremo Polly Purvis dons her MagicLeap Goggles to peer into the tech trends of the future
- Edinburgh-based Archangels celebrated its 25th anniversary, making it the oldest angel syndicate in the world (probably)
- Robotical, the company behind our new robot overlord, Marty (all hail Marty!) secures £285,000 seed funding
- Uber granted a license to operate in Aberdeen
- Drones were spotted flying into Scottish prisons 22 times over the last two years. Could they have been delivering textbooks?
- Could Edinburgh Airport be sold off at some point soon?
Global Tech News
- Music technologist posts 10 hour video of white noise on YouTube, gets five copyright claims
- CES, the world’s most enormous consumer electronics show, happens next week. Gizmodo has helpfully provided a roundup of what’s likely to happen
- Ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is selling almost a third of his equity in the company
- Holy Mary, mother of Berry! The BBC has decided not to shut down BBC Food
- Remember the pre-Christmas panic about Russia cutting the undersea cables and stopping the Internet? It may be less of a problem than the media implied
- Turns out that adding iron oxide to lithium ion batteries may lower costs and improve their life by up to four times
- Apple reports the App Store made $890 million during the week beginning Christmas eve (£300 million on New Years Day alone)