Sourcing-related reading, selected by the Global Sources content team.
Lyft customers in Miami will be able to hail a robotaxi from Argo AI, an AV startup backed by Ford and Volkswagen, by the end of 2021. Argo CEO Bryan Salesky wrote that offering driverless vehicles is a step in validating self-driving car technology, safety and performance.
Now, there’s an alternative material to expensive indium, which is widely used to dim glass in smartphones, computers, windscreens and self-dimming windows. Taking its place is a plasma-generated, hybrid nanocomposite material developed by researchers at the University of Sydney, which is low-cost, and easier to source and produce.
Digital gaming storefront Steam, owned by Valve, is looking to penetrate the mobile gaming market with its handheld console the Steam Deck, a mobile device that enables PC gaming on the go. The Steam Deck is set to be released in December 2021. It features up to 512GB NVMe SSD internal storage and a microSD slot, and lets players play PC games from their Steam library.
Adults are as much into toys as kids. From DIY crafty and practical tools to educational science toys for children to enjoy, here are the best science toys for the bored, the geeks, and even avid Star Wars fans.
How do the top 100 companies of the world stack up? This visualization pulls from PwC’s annual ranking [PDF link] of the world’s largest companies, using market capitalization data from May 2021.
That’s all for this edition of the Friday links – have a great weekend.