Best Tech Stories around the web #259

This week: FamilyMart trains an augmented reality robot to teach it how to fill shelves, LARQ launches pitcher that purifies water using UV light, astronomers say they’ve detected the most massive merger of two black holes ever discovered, and the festival Ars Electronica 2020.

INNOVATION

In Japan, FamilyMart trains an augmented reality robot to teach it how to fill shelves by geeky.news

While there is a plethora of robotic solutions in the retail sector, for the time being, it mainly concerns warehouse delivery and logistics. The third trend is at the point of sale itself, with tools based on computer vision that are used to analyze shelves and detect possible anomalies. Read more

DESIGN

LARQ launches pitcher that purifies water using UV light by dezeen.com

Dezeen promotion: LARQ, the Californian company behind a self-cleaning water bottle, has launched the "world's most innovative" pitcher that cleans water with ultraviolet light and has a plant-based filter. Read more

SCIENCE

Astronomers say they’ve detected the most massive merger of two black holes ever discovered by theverge.com

The two became one particularly heavy black hole. Read more

EVENT

Ars Electronica 2020

This event is taking place not despite but because of Corona. From September 9 to 13, the Festival for Art, Technology and Society will simply ask the question, what to do now? And for the first time, this will be the theme not only in Linz – in the city center and on the beautiful JKU campus – but at 120 locations around the globe. Come with us on this trip around the world in 5 days! Discover event