Mindy Gribble (Support Expert, Chicago)
Instagram Stories turns 1 as daily use surpasses Snapchat

Photo: TechCrunch

“Instagram is my favorite app I feel they have done such a good job copying Snapchats best features. Snapchat stories are far less enticing because you cannot view stories and photos in one place.”

 

Vania Fuentes-Caballero (Captain, San Antonio)
Interactive Map Shows Where You’d Pop Up If You Dug Straight Through The Earth

Photo: IFLScience!

“When growing up and watching my Saturday morning cartoons I was a firm believer that if I started digging deep enough I would reach China! Fast forward several years later and someone has come up with an interactive website to prove our theory wrong :).”

 

Dan Dolce Dolce (aka Scoop) (Expert, San Antionio)
Wisconsin workers embedded with microchips

Photo: USA Today

“When Stereo MCs said make sure you’re connected, I don’t think this is what they meant”

Nick Goudeau (Captain, Seattle)
Google finally updates their emojis in Android O

Photo: Google

“Android O is planning on changing the Emoji game! Adding hundreds of new emojis with a big redesign! Loving the new emoji’s coming out”

TJ Banner (Expert, Seattle)
Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

Photo: BGR (Boy Genius Reports)

“Are humans becoming obsolete?”

Jeremy Rangel (Expert, San Antonio)
100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

Photo: New Atlas

“I’ve always been fascinated by 3D, walking into tech stores and seeing the process. The process was nearly impractical considering time and money spent. Desktop Metal is spearing this problem head on, cutting down cost and raising efficiency. And these machines can be stored indoors, without any special need for air filtration or ventilation. Making them entirely more practical for real time usage in the workplace.”

Kelly Adams (Logistics Expert, Miami)
Elon Musk is one of the first customers of Tesla’s Solar Roof

Photo: The Verge

“Elon Musk is the first customer of Tesla’s solar powered roof! I love this because I’m all about renewable energy. Solar panels hidden to resemble normal roofing tiles?! Discrete, economical and good for the environment.”

Andrew Cimburek (Expert, Seattle)
This hot new device is every dog and cat owner’s dream

Photo: BGR (Boy Genius Reports)

“The best way for dog and cat lovers to keep the connection with their fur-babies!!! Watch them, talk to them, and feed them snacks all from your phone! I know my wife would love something like this to give snacks to our dogs when we aren’t home. Plus, the guilt might get better… or not.”

Adam Odnert (Expert, Dallas)
Learning & Development Today: Microsized, Personalized and Really, Really Short

Photo: Workforce Magazine

“Our workforce is increasingly dispersed, diverse, and mobile. I am fascinated to see the way artificial intelligence and machine learning provide new insights and methods of professional learning, career development, and feedback methods.”

Joshua Carpentier (Writer/Designer, Menlo Park)
Prescrption video games may be the future of medicine

“As a gamer, it’s upset me to see people vilify the industry and the thing I love so very much. So it’s exciting to see a group focusing on how video games can have a positive effect in someone’s life—not to mention the fact that it’s just insanely cool. And a fantastic piece from The Verge’s series Next Level featuring Lauren Goode.”