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.
The eighth edition of Beyond the Buzz features a shift from traditional supply chains to collaborative value networks. Check out to read corporate success stories. Nokia has launched an innovative VR camera that is designed for making 3D movies and games. It's interesting for smartphone owners to know that a candle could charge their phones. Read about the Windows 10 launch, the intuitive Amazon Echo, and finally learn how scientists have found a way to control mouse actions.
Beyond the Buzz: Customer Engagement and Operations Transformation
In the eighth edition of Beyond the Buzz we’re tackling the shift from traditional supply chains to collaborative value networks - from how the Royal Mail is putting digital at the heart of everything they do, to how Audi and DHL are bringing your packages to unexpected places. By standardizing its processes (up to the point of telling drivers how to step off delivery trucks), UPS continually improves efficiency, safety and quality. How did these organizations achieve supply-chain efficiency?
To understand in detail, read the eighth edition of Beyond the Buzz
Nokia launches virtual reality camera
Nokia announced OZO, the first commercially available virtual reality (VR) camera designed and built for professional content creators and the first in a planned portfolio of digital media solutions from Nokia Technologies, the company's advanced technology and licensing business. The spherical camera is designed for making 3D movies and games that can be watched and played with virtual reality headsets. The device, showcased at an event in Los Angeles, takes video and audio in 360 degrees with eight sensors and microphones, and is the first from Nokia's digital media solutions business -- one of its new focuses for future growth.
Catch the full news on Nokia.com
Charge your smartphone with a candle
A power outage - it's an experience all are familiar with and everyone dreads. The lights go out, the TV goes black, the computers shut down as their batteries drain. And worst of all - your smartphone dies. This scenario was one of the inspirations for Andrew Burns of California startup Stower to develop the candle charger. Its simplistic design is based on the principles of thermo-electrics, which have been around since the early 1800s. Light a candle, fill the device with water, and you have a charger.
Watch this interesting video on Reuters
Windows 10 is finally out
Microsoft launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. Windows 10, which comes almost three years after the launch of the company's last operating system, will be available as a free upgrade in 190 countries for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating systems. The new operating system is designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones.
Check out Windows 10 features on Microsoft.com
Amazon Echo manages your house
The Amazon Echo is like a standalone Siri that sits on your coffee or kitchen table. It looks like a roll of paper towels. It represents an extremely promising future. That future would look something like this: Every day when you come home from work, the Echo (or something like it) will tell you when the postman came by, how many times your heat or air conditioning turned on, and whether or not your kids finished the milk in the fridge. Essentially, the Echo is a piece of home decor or furniture you can talk to.
CNN Tech carries the detailed report
Scientists control mouse brain with remote control
Scientists have successfully altered the neural networks of laboratory mice using a wireless controller; allowing them to study the effects of neural stimulation without invasive procedures and without test subjects tethered by wires. The tiny implant, smaller than the width of a human hair, lets the scientists determine the path a mouse walks using a remote control to inject drugs and shine lights on neurons inside the brain. Neuroscientists have until now been limited to injecting drugs through larger tubes and delivering photostimulation through fiber-optic cables, both of which require surgery that can damage the brain and restrict an animal's natural movements.
Watch the intuitive video on Reuters
The highlights from our Weekly Techno Briefs above do not necessarily represent the view of Capgemini Group.