WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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News use across #SocialMedia platforms in 2020 highlights the need for editorial and fact checking as part of the media feed algorithms via @PewResearch

News use across #SocialMedia platforms in 2020 highlights the need for editorial and fact checking as part of the media feed algorithms via @PewResearch | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

About half of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites. Facebook stands out as a regular source of news for about a third of Americans.

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WHY IT MATTERS: the problem is not social media but the fact that people use it as a replacement for news media with editorial checks and fact checks...

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Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things

Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Crafting with CNC mills, routers and other power tools isn't all that easy, especially if you're new to it. You'll frequently want a template, and it's all too easy to mess up a cut if you haven't developed a steady hand. Shaper doesn't think it has to be daunting, though: it's launching Origin, an augmented reality power cutter.

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This is a great idea: a power tool with intelligence that drives the motors and controls the drill bit, ensuring you cut to perfection every time. Basically you've become just a fancy motor for the tool to travel and perform its work. Brilliant. Watch the videos to see how it works for real. Expect to see more of this in the future: smart tools that go beyond the mundane to invade all aspects of the physical world, including in this case the construction industry.

 

Also: https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/23/hololens-24-core-chip-makes-vivid-ar-possible/ 

 

Not a surprise but rather an interesting news snippet: dedicated chipsets for AR are starting to appear. This paves the way for lower cost, better quality solutions. Be aware, AR may become a reality in the coming years as forecasted...

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LazyWeb Web Shows: great reference for developers

LazyWeb Web Shows: great reference for developers | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
The LazyWeb Show is a recap of the past week’s current events on the web platform.
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Lazy web was a great 12 episode youtube show that described recent developer news. Even though it has stopped it is a great reference, worth listening to today.

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Google Labors to Design Its 'X Phone'

Google Labors to Design Its 'X Phone' | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Motorola engineers working on a handset to be released next year, that parent Google hopes will provide more potent competition for devices like Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy phones.
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what could a new phone bring to businesses?

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