1. Apple’s Sidecar
Is Apple introducing a new car? Not quite yet. Apple Sidecar is a “feature that lets you use an iPad as an external display for your Mac”, wireless or wirelessly. This is a great option for people who love to work on big screens, especially designers. Setting up a Sidecar is easy. As long as your Mac is running macOS 10.15 Catalina, and your iPad is nearby, with Bluetooth and Wifi enabled, and running the iPadOS 13 beta, you just click on the AirPlay icon in your Mac’s Menu bar and it should show up as a display option.” It has a Touchbar and Pencil, Along with some cool features.
(Source: TechCrunch, CNET)
2. Uber Drones Have A Potential
Who needs a human when you have drones that can deliver your food! Uber Elevate is a fast food delivery system currently in testing mode.. Instead of delivering the item to an apartment or house, the delivery lands in a “designated safe landing zone” (i.e. roof of a parked vehicle). Although this may reduce traffic on the ground for the delivery time, it may cause air traffic violations. Federal Aviation Administration only granted and designated “San Diego as one of the 10 U.S. locations for the testing of commercial drone service.” Due to the air traffic regulations, it is still in the discussion whether Uber Elevate will get off the ground and become a legitimate service. Imagine these drones delivering “food and supplies to an isolated village after a tsunami or other disaster”. Don’t get too excited as over ten years ago a San Francisco company was using drones to deliver on-demand burritos (awesome, we know) and was eventually shut down.
3. Amazon and Sports?
Imagine Amazon getting into the sports media strategy. Jeff Bezos’ conversation with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sparked a lot of buzz about Amazon’s domination of sports media. According to Marie Donoghue, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Sports Video, “We’re literally at day one in sports, so we’re learning and experimenting.”The “current focus is on how to enable Amazon Prime subscribers to control nearly every component of their viewing experience, including how, when and where they watch.” “to figure out which sports products are successful and what to offer next, Amazon is analyzing market research and its own viewership data”. As Donoghue said, “We want to use live sports to drive value for Prime customers.”