Dan's in Mexico, but while he's gone we talk about: the Super Bowl light show behind Lady Gaga (and the tech behind it); Alexa's new integration with Plex; Marc's Canadian Tire smart bulb; an Ottawa hospital's foray into 3D printing and all the medical perks it brings; Canadian banks taking a page out of Silicon Valley's book; laser engraving cheese (it'll make sense when you listen, we promise).
- Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Drones | WIRED — It’s probably the first time you’ve seen 300 drones flying in formation, but it’s almost certainly not the last.
- Sprint customers used 5TB of data at the 2017 Super Bowl | Android Central — That's three times as much as the 2016 Super Bowl and eight times more than the 2015 game. And the network speed was nothing to sneeze at, either.
- Alexa now supports Plex commands | Android Central — With Alexa, you can make requests to play specific content on whichever Plex-enabled devices you have around your home.
- Ottawa Hospital opens 1st medical 3D printing program in Canada | CBC News — The 3D printing program, which is the first based in a Canadian hospital, is a partnership with the University of Ottawa.
- The tech rockstars taking over Bay Street | Financial Post — Canada’s staid big banks realize they must adapt — and quickly — to preserve their comfortable position in an increasingly digital world.
- SR: PEI photo lab develops film at a loss | CBC News — "We are trying to keep it as cheap as we can so people can continue using film, because we love photography," said Keyvan.
- Boeing's new spacecraft to use more than 600 3D-printed parts | CBC News — key components in the United States manned space program are being built with additive manufacturing.