Your 10 minutes technology read: here is our selection of the major news in the tech world. From how to tackle E-waste to the impact of crypto art on the art world. How is technology shaping our present and future?
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E-waste: Five billion phones to be thrown away in 2022
This year, 5.3 billion mobile phones will be thrown away the international waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) forum says. These devices offer many important resources that can be used in the production of new electronic devices or other equipment, such as wind turbines, electric car batteries, or solar panels - all crucial for the green, digital transition to low-carbon societies. However, less than 20% of electronic waste is recycled.
On how the changes in technology are reshaping the role of designers
Born during the pandemic and distributed across Europe, Oio epitomizes its goal: to find a new model of what a design company should be. The Italian founders Simone Rebaudengo and Matteo Loglio head what they call a ‘hybrid team of humans and machines’ to turn emerging technologies into approachable and sustainable realities. In this interview with Frame, they unfold the role of designers and design teams today.
As investment banks say that the metaverse will be the biggest disruption to how we live that the world has ever seen – and financial firms are looking at the metaverse as a huge potential opportunity, futurist Bernard Marr takes a deeper dive into how this innovative technology will change our world for the better and some concerns and challenges we need to consider.
Gaming is booming and that’s catnip for cybercriminals
Millions of people escaped the drudgery of the Covid-19 pandemic’s first year by turning to video games, where they could cast spells, kill zombies and compete as their favorite athletes. These virtual worlds also lured in a different kind of enthusiast — the kind who sought to steal people’s personal information and real-world dollars. Now, cybersecurity experts warn that threats lurk in cheat codes, microtransactions and messages from fellow players.
What is crypto art and how does it affect the art world?
The emerging market for crypto art – or otherwise known as NFT art – has naturally generated substantial interest in the art world. But is it another passing blockchain fad, or is crypto art the future of the art industry? Take a look at what exactly crypto art is, how it differs from traditional art, how the technology works — and some notable examples.
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