Smile Innovation’s Watch — #5

We are now starting our 3rd month of finding, curating, selecting and publishing this newsletter for you to get the most of our watch online. We all hope you’ll enjoy reading it, this is Smile’s Innovation tech watch with this week: 3D printing, Li-Fi, VR, Instagram, React Native and our latest open-source activity.


Innovation • /ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən/

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3D Printing at Asus

Something I saw in my twitter feed today is that Asus offering 3D modeling files for printing accessories for their motherboard.

Use LiFi to Transfer Your WiFi Credentials from Your Smartphone to Your ESP8266

The popularity of the IoT has given rise to many basic WiFi-connected devices. Those devices, ideally, are very low-cost. For instance, a smart plug that turns a lamp on and off really isn’t…

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🇫🇷Instagram : un milliard d’utilisateurs et la vidéo long format IGTV

(🇫🇷 read in) Instagram has now more than a billion users and launch IGTV, a new format for vertical unlimited in duration video.

Aquisition • /ˌakwɪˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

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🇫🇷 Microsoft laisse tomber ses projets de VR sur Xbox One

(🇫🇷read in French) It’s not a big surprise since even the VP of Xbox division at Microsoft made few statements in that direction before, it’s now acted. Microsoft will stop all their VR projects for Xbox.

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🇫🇷 En Chine, le jeu dangereux de Google avec la censure

(🇫🇷in french) Following the site «The Intercept», the firm could launch a filtered chinese version of its search engine. In the USA, senators wants Google explain themself.

Privacy • /ˈpɹaɪ.və.si/

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Facebook Container

A brand new extension for Firefox let you completely circumscribe Facebook and all its tracking capacities in a virtual memory space of your browser, letting you entire control on what Facebook can see of your browsing experience.

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GDPR & E-commerce

Did you miss our article about GDPR and online retail ? We are covering what the GDPR induce in term of change and where you need to pay extra attention when you’re working on an online retailing project.

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🇫🇷Le Social Media Marketing dans un monde post-RGPD

(reads in 🇫🇷) GPDR is now effective since May 25th. To understand its impact on social media marketing, Mathieu Flaig and Frédéric Cavazza, two specialist who just creates SYSK, a digital accelerator.

Openness • /ˈəʊ.pən/ + /nəs/

Contributor Covenant: A Code of Conduct for Open Source Projects

Open Source has always been a foundation of the Internet, and with the advent of social open source networks this is more true than ever. But free, libre, and open source projects suffer from a startling lack of diversity, with dramatically low representation by women, people of color, and other marginalized populations.

Tech • /tɛk/

Borrowed from Ancient Greek τεχνολογία (tekhnología, “systematic treatment (of grammar)”), from τέχνη (tékhnē, “art”) + -λογία (-logía). Synchronically analysable as techno- +‎ -logy.
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React Native at Airbnb

An interesting serie of articles where Airbnb tech team explain the limit they encounter creating application in React Native and how it’s not, after all, the solution they need for building their app.

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RFID Tags as Low-Cost Sensors

RFID (radio-frequency identification) chips are extremely common these days and very cheap. They start to spread everywhere. But what if we could use it as low-cost sensors ?

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Userflows — Marvel

Making leverage on their new API, Marvel offer the first integration to all the world for free with 1-click userflow generation, customizable and exportable in 1 additional click.

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Hey Snips!

Our collaborator Alain Rouen tells us how he used Snips in order to make his children to learn multiplication table 😇A very pragmatic use case of voice assistant !


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