Here are five tech events that happened in the past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

    1 – A restaurant in Wilmington has hired its first robot employee.

    A restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina recently hired its first robot. aRtisano Pizza & Gelato has welcomed its new employee, a robot named Chris. The robot was developed by an engineer who previously worked for Google and has since launched California-based company Bear Robotics. Chris delivers orders, helps with accommodations, sings for restaurant patrons and serves tables. (Source: WECT 6)

    Why it matters to your business:

    I think stories like this are pretty much marketing gimmicks. But not for long. Most of the robotic technologies used in restaurants are still in their infancy (although companies like Miso Robotics are doing some very interesting things). However, we’ll see more and more small restaurants relying on robotic technology in the years to come to replace workers they can’t find anyway.

    2 – Google unveiled a new machine learning add-on for Google Sheets.

    Google recently introduced an add-on for Google Sheets. The New Machine Learning Add-on known as Simple ML for Sheets allows users to take advantage of machine learning capabilities without having any prior coding experience. The add-on is currently in beta with the goal of helping everyone reap the benefits of machine learning. (Source: Mark Tech Post)

    Why it matters to your business:

    Google expert Abner Li of 9TO5Google writes that Simple Ml will better help business owners make predictions based on their data. For example, “if you are the owner of an auto repair shop that keeps records of past repairs with data points such as car brand, type of repair, and mileage, you can use Simple ML to predict the number of hours needed to repair a car”.

    3 – Robco brings modular robotics to small industrial companies.

    Robotics startup Robco recently developed a platform to design low-cost modular robots for medium and small industrial companies. The founders of the Munich-based startup intend to use the recent funding to add more customers and expand the capabilities of existing modules. Currently, three components make up the offer, namely palletizing, laser engraving and lathe turning. (Source: Tech Crunch)

    Why it matters to your business:

    Robco’s robots will help SMB manufacturers better automate palletizing, laser engraving and lathe turning. What’s important to note here is that the company’s pricing for its products is in a very affordable range for small businesses, which means SMBs can get access to robotic technology that doesn’t has so far been appreciated only by large organizations.

    4 – Microsoft adds screen recording to Windows 11 Snipping Tool.

    Microsoft recently announced that it will add screen recording capabilities to its Snipping tool in Windows 11. With this new feature, users will no longer need to use a third-party app to capture desktop videos. Users will just have to open the app and select the recording option. (Source: Bleeping Computer)

    Why it matters to your business:

    This is a big deal for me, personally, as I frequently use Microsoft’s “snip” feature (just type “snip” in the search bar) to grab anything on my screen. With the ability to register so quickly and easily, it will help our company share more information about how to use our products with our customer base.

    5 – Remote work is better with this portable touchscreen.

    Entrepreneur Magazine recently named the Desklab portable touchscreen monitor a must-have for anyone still working remotely. The touchscreen monitor can easily slip into a backpack and its 4K display allows users to have tablet-like flexibility. The monitor can be connected via 3.5mm auxiliary ports, HDMI or USB-C and used with tablets, game consoles, phones, desktops or laptops. (Source: Contractor)

    Why it matters to your business:

    I have heard of a few customers who use this remote monitor and love it.

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