The BrainStation team has rounded up their favourite tech news of the week! We’ve got phone-charging jeans and updates on Tesla topping our list this time. Read on to see what else blew our minds this week:
Middle-earth may becoming a real thing… if you have $2.9B lying around. A team of architects/Lord of The Rings superfans teamed up to create this rather ambitious project of building a fully livable Minas Tirith in the U.K.
We’ve all been there. You’re stuck without a phone charger and you’ve hit the red zone. As you try to salvage your last 10% of battery, have you ever wished your phone could just magically charge in your pocket? Now it can, thanks to California-based Joe’s Jeans. The current design is iPhone only, but we can see this trend picking up quickly.
Watson, IBM’s legendary supercomputer that beat Jeopardy whiz’s Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, is its way to becoming even more advanced. Due to a $1B USD deal to acquirer Merge Health, IBM is planning on giving Watson a pair of “eyes”.
Tesla recently announced their decision to sell 2.1 million shares of common stock. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk plans on purchasing ~$20 million of shares himself. This means we can expect continuous growth for the company and some more innovative projects from Tesla in the future.
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