The Week that was: Consumer Technology (12/07/18)

13th July 2018


Cheetah robot can hunt in the dark and it is now game over for humanity
We’re officially one step closer to digital doomsday with the arrival of a scary robot that can hunt in the dark and is agile enough to sneak in through your window. For now, the robot is being used to complete tasks that are too dangerous for humans, with it being able to recover from the significant impact.

YouTube dedicates $25m to fighting fake news by providing support towards trusted journalists
The site will prioritise videos from verified news sources on its Breaking News and Top News tabs, making it “easier to find quality news”. YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan and chief business officer Robert Kyncl said in a joint statement: “We believe quality journalism requires sustainable revenue streams and that we have a responsibility to support innovation in products and funding for news.”

Uber and Alphabet invest in Lime, a scooter sharing company
Uber will work with Lime as a strategic partner in the electric scooter space, with the companies working to co-brand Lime’s scooters and make the service available on the Uber app.

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