Nissan plans to launch its first EV with a solid-state battery by 2028

The Verge

Nissan plans to launch its first EV with a solid state battery by 2028 | Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images. Nissan aims to bring its first EV with all-solid-state batteries to market in 2028.

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State of the Edge report projects edge computing will reach $800B by 2028

Venture Beast

The State of Edge Computing report anticipates $800 billion spent on platforms through 2028 as data is processed and analyzed in real time. Read More. AI Cloud Dev Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics/Networking edge computing IBM Linux Foundation Microsoft Platform9

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Nissan to launch EVs with 'game-changing' battery tech by 2028

TechSpot

According to a report from the Associated Press, Nissan is working with NASA on the project. When complete, the battery tech will be stable enough for use in a pacemaker. For vehicle applications, the solid-state batteries will be about half the size of current packs and achieve a full charge

Samsung: Expect 6G in 2028, enabling mobile holograms and digital twins

Venture Beast

Samsung said today that the next generation mobile standard, 6G, may arrive earlier than initially expected, further boosting data rates for future XR apps. Read More.

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International Olympic Committee embarks on 12-year cloud partnership with Alibaba

Computer Weekly

Chinese cloud services provider Alibaba agrees to supply the Olympic Games organisers with cloud infrastructure and services until 2028

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Month-long Mars colony simulation starts today in an isolated crater in Israel

TechSpot

This leg of the experiment is part of a larger research program that started in 2018 and will run until 2028, with the goal of developing hardware and workflows for future human-robotic surface missions to the Red Planet

Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

Network World

billion by 2028, according to a May 2021 report by Grand View Research. Edge computing is gaining steam as an enterprise IT strategy with organizations looking to push storage and analytics closer to where data is gathered, as in IoT networks. But it’s got its challenges.

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Chrysler previews its all-electric future with Airflow concept SUV

The Verge

The iconic American brand will only sell electric vehicles by 2028 Chrysler, the iconic American brand owned by Stellantis, will only sell electric vehicles by 2028, the company announced at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. Stellantis.

Bill Gates’ TerraPower wins $8.5M in federal funding for conversion of used nuclear fuel

GeekWire

The company is working with GE-Hitachi on a demonstration nuclear reactor that’s due to be built in Wyoming and go into operation by 2028, producing up to 500 megawatts of power. A panoramic view of TerraPower’s laboratory in Bellevue, Wash.,

The Olympics’ vision of gaming looks very different from the biggest esports

The Verge

The 2028 Olympics could have a virtual version of a physical sport. While the Olympic Virtual Series isn’t a medalled event, there is a possibility that a virtual representation of a physical sport could become one as early as the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Games, according to that roadmap.

Bill Gates-Backed TerraPower Picks Wyoming for First Advanced Nuclear Reactor

GizModo VR

TerraPower, an experimental nuclear power company backed by Bill Gates , could open its first site as early as 2028 in the coal mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Collectors, a collectibles services company, is hiring tech vets at new office in Seattle

GeekWire

The global collectibles market is predicted to grow to $522 billion by 2028, up from $372 billion in 2020. Collectors employees at the company’s Seattle office. Collectors Photo).

Alexa is nagging you more because Amazon knows you don’t care about its new features

The Verge

In 2018, Amazon projected that it would lose $5 on average per Alexa device sold, and that by 2028 it oped this would be $2-per-unit profit. “By the way, I’m much more than just a voice-activated timer.” | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge.

Axiom raises $130M for its space station — and adds Blue Origin alum to its board

GeekWire

If the ISS is decommissioned in 2028, as planned, Axiom would detach its modules and operate them independently as a privately owned space station. Artwork shows Axiom Space’s first module on the International Space Station. Axiom Space Illustration).

The Black Boardroom Initiative launches with support from Seattle tech to boost board diversity

GeekWire

Its goal is to increase the number of Black leaders on public boards to one in eight by 2028 — a ratio that matches the fraction of America’s Black population. Perkins Coie partners James Williams (left) and Stewart Landefeld are co-leading the Black Boardroom Initiative.

VanMoof raises $128M to become ‘most funded e-bike company in the world’

The Verge

Investors are pouring money into electric bike makers in the hope of capitalizing on the global e-bike market which is expected to be worth almost $50 billion by 2028. VanMoof S3 e-bike in Amsterdam | Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge.

Bill Gates’ TerraPower makes its pick for next-gen nuclear power plant in Wyoming

GeekWire

billion over a seven-year period to turn the concepts into reality by 2028, with matching funds provided by industry partners. An artist’s conception shows the layout for the Natrium reactor demonstration project in Kemmerer, Wyoming. TerraPower Illustration).

Google launches new tool to help cities stay cool

The Verge

By 2028, the city wants to increase tree canopy cover by 50 percent in “ low-income, severely heat impacted ” neighborhoods. Google debuted a new tool called Tree Canopy Lab in an effort to keep cities like Los Angeles cool by helping them plant more trees. Image: Google.

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Highspot raises $248M at $3.5B valuation as demand rises for software that helps salespeople

GeekWire

billion by 2028, according to Verified Market Research. Highspot HQ in Seattle, Wash. Highspot Photo). The news: Highspot raised another big round, this time reeling in $248 million as part of a Series F round. It is now valued at $3.5 billion, which is up 4X over the past two years.

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Blue Origin’s team wins $130M share of NASA funds for commercial space stations

GeekWire

Space agency officials expect to continue supporting the International Space Station until at least 2028, but they recognize that the orbital outpost — which has been in existence since 1998 — may have to be retired and perhaps broken up not long afterward.

Climate funding: Amazon makes more investments; Alaska Airlines and Bill Gates-led effort back aviation startup

GeekWire

ZeroAvia aims to have turboprops flying by 2026 and regional jets by 2028. Amazon Spheres, May 2019. GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser). The investments keep rolling in for climate tech companies, and Pacific Northwest tech companies are writing many of the checks.

Jeff Bezos wants a low-orbit office park to replace the ISS

Vox

The habitable satellite only has permission to operate until 2024, and while it’s likely that the space station’s funding could be extended until 2028 , NASA plans to decommission the ISS and find a replacement by the end of the decade.

Meet the 3 outstanding tech efforts being honored with GeekWire’s Geeks Give Back Award

GeekWire

Black directors in Washington by 2028 — a ratio that matches the fraction of America’s Black population. Pacific Northwest leaders who are wielding tech for good causes are doing great things — and we’re excited to celebrate those efforts.

Study finds that smart charging strategies can help U.S. prepare for surge in electric vehicle usage

GeekWire

roads by 2028 (which would make EVs 9% of total vehicles) — the West’s electrical system should be able to meet the demand for battery charging without adding power sources or upgrading electricity transmission. (Seattle Department of Transportation Photo).

Tech Moves: Adriane Brown joins KKR board; AI2 adds HR exec; Ossia and LevelTen hire CFOs; more

GeekWire

Brown is an advisor for The Black Boardroom Initiative , a new effort from Perkins Coie that launched this month to increase the number of Black leaders on public boards to one in eight by 2028 — up from one in 24 today. Adriane Brown. Axon Photo).

ForAllSecure Raises $21 Million to Secure the World’s Software

ForAllSecure

billion in 2020 and is expected to increase more than $23 billion in 2028. Strong demand for application security that supports DevSecOps initiatives drives investment from Koch Disruptive Technologies and New Enterprise Associates.

The future of dating, relationships, and sex beyond the pandemic

Trends in the Living Networks

By 2028, according to the report, over a quarter of young people will have had a long-distance sexual experience. Social isolation has impacted just about every aspect of our lives, not least our love lives.

Federal money to SpaceX may hurt public broadband efforts in Washington state

GeekWire

He’s under direction from Washington’s Legislature to bring the entire state up to superfast internet speeds by 2028. One of those companies is SpaceX, whose satellite internet service Elliott says has yet to prove capable of meeting the state’s 2028 internet speed goals.

Ford will start rolling out major over-the-air software updates to its vehicles this year

The Verge

But the automaker says it’s prepared to rapidly increase the number of vehicles capable of receiving software updates, with the goal of producing 33 million vehicles with the capability by 2028. Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge.

The push for corporate board diversity is growing. How do Pacific NW tech companies stack up?

GeekWire

Black directors in Washington by 2028 — a ratio that matches the fraction of America’s Black population. Office buildings and cranes dot the Seattle skyline. GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy).

Washington state’s broadband guru on an internet moonshot and being a metaphorical prom king

GeekWire

Elliott has the challenge of providing high-speed internet connectivity — 150 megabits per second for both downloading and uploading data — to all residents and businesses in the state by 2028. Russ Elliott in his man-cave COVID-19 workspace. Photo courtesy of Russ Elliott).