Friday Weekly Tech Recap 12/30

I’m fascinated by lots of things, including new and cool technologies, advances in scientific research, and fun interactive experiences. I regularly tweet about stories that I find interesting. On Fridays I compile here the ones that have resonated most with my followers over the previous week.

Honda could be Waymo’s next partner for driverless cars:
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Move over Cas9, Locus Biosciences may have a CRISPR cure for antibiotic resistance using Cas3:
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Vitaly Bulgarov’s purported METHOD-1 giant humanoid robot might be a hoax:
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Kissenger is a smartphone peripheral device that transmits kisses to far away loved ones:
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Snapchap could improve its Spectacles and filters with acquisition of augmented reality startup CImagine:
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Microsoft invested in Laiye, an AI virtual assistant startup in China, similar to Cortana and Siri:
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Ford’s Gen2 autonomous Fusions are barely distinguishable from regular cars:
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Sensor maker MobilEye and mapmaker Here team up on self-driving car tech:
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Berkeley researchers have discovered new CRISPR enzymes CasX and CasY in bacteria:
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You can control Samsung’s latest robot vacuum cleaner using Alexa:
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To see all my tweets, follow me on Twitter: @josiah17

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