Monday, January 30, 2017

Scott Allen: ASP.NET Core, TypeScript, Azure

pragmatic views & nice collection of links

ASP.NET Core Opinionated Approach with Scott Allen @ .NET Rocks! vNext (podcast interview)
Scott Allen | Profile @ pluralsight

Starbucks's Virtual Assistant


Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant that takes your order via messaging or voice | TechCrunch
"Starbucks is embracing the trend towards voice-based computing with the launch of a new feature in its mobile app called My Starbucks barista, which allows customers to order and pay for their food and drinks just by speaking. This includes being able to modify their drink order, as if they were speaking with a barista in real life. Additionally, the company is launching a skill for the Amazon Alexa platform, which lets customers re-order their favorite items by speaking to their Echo speaker or other Alexa-powered device."

'Alexa, order my Starbucks': Coffee giant launches 'reorder skill' for Amazon's voice assistant - GeekWire

ex-Microsoft executive, Starbucs president to become CEO
Kevin Johnson | Starbucks Newsroom

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is joining the Starbucks board | TechCrunch

Tesla electric Power Plants

This would make Nikola Tesla proud...
Using battery storage as an alternative to "peak demand" natural gas powered power plants.
Tesla Motors built one in California in only 3 months.

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass - Bloomberg

Telsa and Southern California Edison Powerpack 2 power battery storage plant