Each week our intranet news channel editors provide a round up for Capgemini colleagues of the business IT news that drives and inspires us. We publish some of the highlights here.
Want to track your exact location 100 days ago? Google's new Timeline feature allows you to do just that. Get ready to face the downside of IoT. Read about how your car brakes can be hacked. Take a look at an innovative computer invented by former Apple scientists, that can think like a chef. Finally, take a peek at the Tecnicolor's acquisition of the Connected Division's unit of Cisco and the click-to-deploy video launched by Google.
Google maps tracks your location
Google Maps is rolling out a Timeline feature that will allow users to essentially stalk themselves. Your location has been collected and stored on Google's servers for a long time (if you allow Google to track you), but accessing that information in the past has been difficult. Now, the Timeline feature will be front and centre in Google Maps, letting you see everywhere you've visited -- ever. If you're anxious about the word 'Timeline,' you can take some comfort in the fact that it's not like a Facebook timeline that will be shared with all your friends.
Computer World has it all
Car brakes can be hacked
Several car infotainment systems are vulnerable to a hack attack that could potentially put lives at risk, a leading security company has said. The exploit could be used to seize control of a vehicle's brakes and other critical systems. The Manchester-based company said it had found a way to carry out the attacks by sending data via digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio signals. It coincides with news of a similar flaw discovered by two US researchers.
Check out the details on BBC Tech
A computer that can cook
What do you get when you put ten former Apple engineers together in a kitchen? An oven equipped with an iPhone-like interface and built-in camera to help you "optimize" your cooking. Co-founders Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal created June, a computerized oven that "thinks" like a chef. The oven uses sensors to recognize the type of food you're cooking and instruct you on how to cook it best. You don't have to preheat the oven, and, best of all, the smartphone app sends you a notification when the food is ready.
CNN Tech brings you the details
Technicolor acquires Cisco’s Connected Devices division
Technicolor has entered into an exclusive agreement with Cisco to acquire our service provider video customer premises equipment (CPE) business for US$600 million (€550 million) in cash and stock. The companies also signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deliver next generation video and broadband solutions and services.This transaction will bring together global leaders in networking, cloud, and the connected home to drive the future success of the service provider video CPE business and both companies’ next generation video strategies.
Read the details of this acquisition on Cisco's Blog
Google launches click-to-deploy video
Google is aiming to make it easier for organisations to stream high quality, on demand video and audio content to users around the world using its cloud-computing platform. The company recently announced the availability of Wowza Media Systems’ Streaming Engine software as a click-to-deploy option on Google Cloud Platform.
eweek carries the full story
The highlights from our Weekly Techno Briefs above do not necessarily represent the view of Capgemini Group.