Weekly Round Up #21: Elon Musk has battery power, &Threads, Autonomous trucks and Microsoft Build

Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the tech trends, innovation and news from the last few days.

This week on BurnCast, Stuart Thomas, Jacques Coetzee, and Christopher Wilton speak about Microsoft Build, Elon Musk’s amazing battery power announcement, &Threads, a new boutique startup, and Autonomous trucks, a safer way to move goods arrival the web.

After a keynote address in which Elon Musk sounded like poet with an audience eating out of the palm of his hand, the entire world was speaking about Tesla Energy. Tesla Energy offers possibilities for third world countries but is it affordable. The greater news is that this might inspire other manufactures to come up with similar solutions and when this happens, the consumer wins.

Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s most important event of the year. It is in this event that Microsoft must show consumers and developers how Microsoft got its groove back. With updates to HoloLens, with a dedicated hologram processor and spatial audio system Microsoft appears to have succeeded but for few issues with sound.

&Threads appears to be a pioneer in the fashion eCommerce space. Right now, consumers can buy from known brands and stores but nothing in the line of independent boutiques. This startup wants to change that by facilitating both designers and consumers who are looking for quality, branded fashion products. What it has against it however, especially that it is not as reputable as Zara, is that will the consumer make purchases without trying the clothes on. This might old thinking but this is what fashion eCommerce are up against.

Finally, the team talks about Autonomous Trucks. Well still not completely free of human labour but they pretty much will be driving themselves. The team also talk about how drone delivery can deliver small packages whilst autonomous trucks deliver big packages.



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