Best Tech Stories around the web #130

This week: water bubbles get to replace plastic bottles, Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro, Airbus launches its pod/car/drone concept, the first 4K live-stream from space and Goodyear launches a crazy spherical tire including AI.

The ooho! edible water bubbles get to replace plastic bottles by

Bottled water has a lot to answer for in terms of plastic waste, with americans alone throwing out around 35 billion plastic bottles per year. skipping rocks lab, the masterminds behind the ooho!, have long since been on a mission to change this. Read more

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro by

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing. Read more

Airbus Swears Its Pod/Car/Drone Is a Serious Idea Definitely by

Air travel never involves air travel alone. City to city transport usually goes something like car or cab to train to shuttle to the terminal where you catch a plane, only to reverse the process at the other end, often with a little running somewhere along the line for good measure. Airbus came up with a crazy idea to change all of that with Pop.Up, a conceptual two-passenger pod that clips to a set of wheels, hangs under a quadcopter, links with others to create a train, and even zips through a hyperloop tube. Read more

NASA to host first 4K live-stream in space on the ISS later this month by

What does the International Space Station and Hollywood have in common? More than you think. NASA will be exploring the tech that powers both Hollywood movies and scientific exploration with the highest resolution live broadcast from space yet on April 26. Read more

Goodyear's Eagle 360 Urban crazy spherical tire has landed by

What's better than a spherical tire that can levitate? How about a spherical tire that can levitate and also change shape? Goodyear showed us its Eagle 360 concept at last year's Geneva auto show, and this year it's taken things a step further with the Eagle 360 Urban. Read more