The last couple of years have seen an acceleration in the use of 3D printing techniques, from the US launch of the first 3D printed prescription medicine to advances in producing human organs and prosthetic legs.
Techniques continue to be refined all the time, and this month MIT engineers marked another first, creating a ‘living tattoo’ from a new kind of ink that’s made from genetically programmed living cells. Read the rest of this entry »
Alphabet backs digital data-powered record company United Masters, Musical.ly acquired by a Chinese media firm, Pandora’s suffering continues, Spotify buys a digital music production company and YouTube partners with Ticketmaster
Google’s parent company Alphabet made a $70m investment into United Masters last year. The news surfaced earlier this month as the firm emerged from stealth mode. Founded by former Interscope Records president Steve Stoute, United Artists aims to be a new kind of record company, one that combines music, marketing, data and technology to offer artists a direct-to-consumer relationship with their fans across digital services. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of the time mobile fitness apps offer to log and track a dizzying array of measurements.
My Fitbit app, for example, can track my exercise, the water I drink, my weight, how I’ve slept and what I’ve eaten, though I think it stops short of requesting my inside leg measurement.
So it was refreshing to see the launch last week of a user-friendly fitness app aimed at those in middle age who would benefit from regularly taking a brisk* 10 minute walk. Read the rest of this entry »