European Union governments should not ban services like home-rental site Airbnb or ride-hailing app Uber except as a last resort, the EU says in new guidelines, seeking to rein in a crackdown on the “sharing economy”.
Source : VentureBeat
Elon Musk still has high hopes of landing people on Mars within the next decade. During a talk at Recode‘s Code Conference last night, the SpaceX CEO said he envisions sending people to Mars as early as 2024, with a subsequent arrival and landing scheduled for 2025. He also hinted at a desire to eventually live out his days on the Red Planet himself. « I think if you’re going to choose a place to die, then Mars is probably not a bad choice, » said Musk.
Source : The Verge
While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing unique service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can now use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those countries users can pay drivers in hard cash.
Source : TechCrunch
Au Computex, Asus a étonné en présentant un petit robot mi-mignon mi-flippant. Loin d’être une lubie, Zenbo entend démocratiser la robotique de maison. Un pari risqué mais que la firme n’a pas peur de faire.
Source : Numerama
Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe floating communities designed to cope with rising sea levels?
Source : The Guardian