Mel’s Computer Care News Bulletin – August 2017

Welcome to my AUGUST NEWS BULLETIN which I do hope you find of interest.

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AMAZON TO START SELLING CARS

The latest news in the IT world is that the mighty AMAZON corporation is now planning to sell cars

A trial in Italy selling the model 500 Fiat car proved to be a success so much so that Amazon has now started to sign distribution deals with a number of German manufactures

Future Thinking a research consultancy stated that Amazons ambitious move to take on the Automarket & sell vehicles directly in the UK is an exciting game changer which will make established automotive traders very nervous

 

CHATBOTS ARE BEGINNING TO TAKE OVER HOW WE INTERACT WITH THE DIGITAL WORLD

Research has suggested that a majority of people would prefer to use a CHATBOT or artificial intelligence to get faster & better service

A classic example might include the chatbot deployed by JUST EAT to decide what food they want to be delivered

It seems certain that in the future CHATBOTS will develop an understanding of what users actually want rather than only simple keyword recognition

 

GATWICK AIRPORT INTRODUCE THE FIRST WAYFINDING TECHNOLOGY TO HELP PASSENGERS

The system that has recently gone live will guide passengers around the airport & prevent them getting lost. The system involved the installation of 2000 positioning beacons across the two terminals. The idea behind the concept is to give passengers more accurate guidance to find their way around by positioning passengers on smartphone maps using a blue dot with an accuracy of three metres.

 

SALES OF ELECTRIC CARS ARE ON THE INCREASE

Recent reports indicate that worldwide sales of electric cars have now passed the two million mark with over 750,000 electric cars being sold last year driven by falling costs & rising concerns about pollution

Research indicates that there could be between nine million & twenty million electric cars in service globally by 2020 & between forty million to seventy million by 2025

It’s interesting to note that China accounts for more than forty percent of all electric cars sold last year resulting in it overtaking the United States with the greatest number on the road

 

FACEBOOK WANTS TO SPY ON YOUR FACIAL FEATURES IN REAL TIME

Reports from America indicate that Facebook have a patent to enable the company to discreetly take control of the camera on your smart phone or laptop to analyse your emotions while you browse looking at uplifting adverts. Is this a step too far? I would be very interested to hear your views

 

 

That’s all for this month’s news bulletin.

I hope you found my Newsletter of interest
I will be back with a new one next month
Meanwhile if you have any queries with your computer do remember I am always at the end of my phone to give you any advice or help on any computer or tech problem.

Melvin Harris
Mel’s Computer Care
Tel. 0161 977 0107
Mobile: 07901 553 848