Friday Five

Hayden Kyte Tech

Here’s today’s top five:

In-flight exercise: Your next flight abroad could include a gym

Long haul flights can take a toll on the body and mind of a passenger. It’s difficult to move and stretch due to the compact cabin. An Airbus project called Transpose is challenging this issue. Transpose is displaying a prototype module at the San Jose airport; featuring a “flying gym”, spas, napping pods, and gaming centers.

How the auto industry is about to get personal

Increasing connectivity between devices is giving consumers continuous personalization. This means more than turning the lights on when you pull into the driveway; it’s adapting to driving road conditions and more.

O2 prepares London for 5G with plans to put up 1,400 mobile phone masts in the capital by the end of the year

Mobile service provider O2 has placed an “major investment” of £80m in the preparation for 5G. Mobile calls will be placed throughout the financial district, in lampposts, street signs, and CCTV columns.

How AI Is Changing Your Job Hunt

Hiring quality talent is imperative to the survival of any business. For a startup, it can be difficult to find due to time constraints. The traditional hiring methods can be time consuming and lack results. However, with AI they can scan thousands of applications and return the top 2% of candidates in a matter of seconds.

What Maersk’s Adoption of Microsoft Azure Means for the Future of Commercial Shipping Data

Recently Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, has adopted Microsoft Azure. Every ship is equipped with thousands of sensors which can generate up to 2 gigabytes of data every single day. In a month, the 400 company-owned ships generate more than 30 terabytes of data; that can be used to
predict industry trends, changes in shipping needs, and the impact of changing weather patterns on shipping lanes.