Fast Five

SWC’s Fast Five

Is this new 3D tech the answer to bringing cheap manufacturing back to the U.S.? It’s happier tech news than that of AT&T/Verizon jolting air traffic due to its genius 5G handling. Other tech goodies – laptops are cool again, Ford and ADT got your back in theft prevention and, in analog news, find out what the fastest growing gigs are for us working stiffs.

So, here’s this week’s Fast Five:

1 The fastest growing jobs in the U.S.

From digitization to hybrid offices, the work world has changed at a rapid pace – accelerated by the pandemic and the necessary innovation in its wake. LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise list uncovers the 25 fastest-growing job titles. This list provides insight into where the workforce is headed.

2 Why 2022 is the year of the laptop

The most exciting tech product category in 2022 is the lowly laptop. Once thought to be on the decline in both sales and importance, laptops are suddenly cool again. Turns out if you’re working from home, having a decent laptop is pretty important.

3 3D printing’s next act: big metal objects

3D printing has been used since the 1980s to make small plastic parts. A new metal 3D printing technology could revolutionize the way large industrial products like cars and planes are made, reducing the cost and carbon footprint of mass manufacturing. The startup says its technology is to 3D printing what the printing press was to pen and paper.

4 Ford, ADT partner on smart tech to deter theft

Ford Motor and security firm ADT are forming a new company called Canopy to develop AI-based security systems designed to help people keep an eye on their vehicles and prevent thieves from stealing valuables out of their car, truck or van.

5 5G rollout disrupts flights into U.S. from around the world

Airlines around the world are adjusting their schedules for flights to the U.S. over fears that a 5G rollout by AT&T and Verizon near American airports could interfere with key safety systems. International carriers that rely heavily on the wide-body Boeing 777, canceled flights, or switched to different planes following warnings from the Federal Aviation Administration.