Something to read during your tea or coffee break
It's estimated that 63% of US customer product searches start on Amazon… NOT Google!
Finally Apple is going to sell spare parts and provide help on how to fix some of it's products. This is a huge boost to those in the 'Right to Repair Movement' who have been actively pressuring Apple for years to be more sustainable.
Have you heard of the Social Shopping app that teens are flocking to... so they can sell their (or your) retro gears for a profit? This new type of thrift store only charges a 10% fee and encourages sellers to graduate up to becoming a 'Top Seller'. Top sellers get more promotion in the app and better support from Depop.
4. Pandemic a boost for online sales
Yes COVID 19 has pushed up the need for online sales but consumers still prefer the 'physical' element in their purchasing journey.
Really? Yes according to this report compiled by Uberall and MomentFeed.
5. Virtual shopping - AR - Deep fake technology
Remember being 'that boyfriend', the one getting dragged into shop after shop… having to comment on each outfit that your girlfriend was trying on! OMG there has to be another way? There is, check out where SnapChat is taking virtual shopping, finally someone is developing new tech that can really make a huge difference in our lives… haha!
6. Hire a family
Yes it's a thing, people are now hiring parents and grandparents for the family feel. Japan is leading the way in 'Family Romance' where you can hire surrogates from infants to the elderly. In the USA there is Rent-a-Dad and Need a Mom. Sounds like fake news? Follow the link below to make a call on it.
7. Full self-driving car, is this happening yet?
Not quite it seems, a Tesla vehicle in 'Full Self-Drive' mode, crashes in California during real life situation traffic trials. Apparently the car went into the wrong lane even though it blurted out an alert about the danger.
8. Destined to die!
5 programming languages that are destined to die? When these were new, they were hot! But like anything in the tech sector you never know how long they will last before something better comes along.
9. Pfizer to allow generic versions of it's COVID-19 pill in 95 countries
This could help to eliminate the virus much quicker, saving countless lives around the world (not quite tech but still worth a look).
10. EV's in USA get massive boost from $1 trillion infrastructure investment
President Biden recently signed an executive order that calls for half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to be zero-emissions vehicles, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell electric vehicles.
These tech-related articles are posted by Stream employees for your enjoyment and curiosity. We didn't write them but we enjoyed reading them.