Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Friday, November 30

Good morning readers! Here are Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news. Enjoy the read and follow us for more on our LinkedIn page.

  1. Apple buys startup to build ‘smarter’ products for home. Apple acquired Silk Labs which brings them one step closer to building up an AI-powered smart home ecosystem.
  2. Northern Quarter tech firm is equipping youngsters with coding skills. ‘Recode’ will launch in Bolton with 500 students nationally set to benefit over the next three years.

  3. Manchester aims to stay one step ahead with £1.35m for traffic tech. GMCA has agreed on funding of £1.35m to deliver a series of infrastructure and technology improvements aimed at improving traffic flow.
  4. Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments. With this feature, they will allow users to join the battle against hate speech and disinformation on the platform.

  5. E-scooters are sending dozens of people to emergency rooms — and the companies appear to have a double standard when it comes to safety. Cronwell said his hospital sees 10 scooter-related injuries per day.