What is new in technology: the week of March 14, 2016
Do you know what is new in technology this week?
If not, have no fear and read on to learn what is new in technology. From automobiles to science to the world of finance, here are some of the recent stories that have caught our attention.
The ultimate driving machine is going electric
German car maker BMW announced that it will be joining the pack, shifting its focus to electric vehicles and automated driving technology. To learn more about BMW’s shift toward harnessing technology to fuel its engines, click here.
Will new technology allow scientists to modify human genes?
The answer is a terrifying “yes”. There’s a new technology is tempting scientists to monkey around with the human genome. In other words, new technology, same old temptation. The name of the technology is CRISPR, which stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat.” What could go wrong? To learn more about scientists can edit genes to their choosing, just click here if you dare.
Big Banks try their hand in technology
Like many big, established, stodgy companies, the Wall Street banks needed a little bit of a technology face lift in order to stay relevant. While we might have expected the banks to get their act in gear and invest money to develop cutting edge systems, we would never expect them to turn around try to sell that technology they’ve developed in-house to other companies.
You read correctly, U.S. banks including Goldman Sachs Group, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co are now selling a range of tools that pertain to data security, mobile applications and “systems integration,” the process of flattening layers of aging technology. To learn more about this interesting move, click for the full story.
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