This newsletter contains interesting snippets about recent developments on the Internet and in the world of technology. It is recommended reading for all Skill Zone customers
Pavement Zombies Zombies, You see them in every major city centre on the planet, shuffling along the sidewalk in an unnatural gait, unpredictably veering off course, unaware of their surroundings, a danger to themselves and others, and all because they are pre-occupied with the latest message on their smartphone.
The push to plastic During the summer, the Church of England introduced a digital collection plate in 40 of its churches. Churchgoers could use their contactless credit cards to make donations. The plan is to extend this system nationwide during 2018.
Joining the dots I have a book which I am told is a signed copy. The frontpiece is adorned with a blue horizontal squiggle vaguely resembling a flat-chested camel. I suppose it might be a signature, but I'm not sure it is the author's.
Life in plastic, its fantastic Jumping onto the latest media craze for artificial intelligence-powered robots, the BBC had confirmed that a forthcoming issue of Radio 4's "Today" programme will include an interview with a politician conducted by an AI bot modelled on news presenter Mishal Husain. If news organisations want to use robots to ask the questions, surely politicians are equally entitled to use robots to answer them.
The naked ape Are you getting a new smartphone or tablet computer for Christmas? The latest models from Apple and Google having stunning cameras and graphics software which can focus and frame pictures automatically, enhance the image, and even provide x-ray like capabilities so you can see through clothes.
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