From smart homes to shoes made from plastic waste, here are our staff picks for the top 5 production stories in 2023.

1) Domino’s New Technology Lets You Deliver Pizza Anywhere

Photo Credit: Domino’s Pizza
Photo: Domino’s Pizza

Over the summer, Domino’s Pizza announced the Domino’s Pinpoint Delivery system. This innovative technology allows customers to receive a delivery from nearly anywhere, including parks, baseball fields, and beaches. Created in part using the Google Maps platform, the technology also allows customers to track their order with Domino’s Tracker®, see their driver’s GPS location, view an estimated time of arrival, and receive text alerts about their delivery.

2) World’s First 3D Printed Vegan Salmon Hits the Shelves

World’s first 3D-Printed vegan salmon; Photo: Revo Foods
World’s first 3D-Printed vegan salmon; Photo: Revo Foods

On September 14th, the world’s first 3D-printed vegan salmon filet hit the shelves in Austrian supermarkets. The product, created by food tech startup Revo Foods, is the first 3D-printed vegan seafood and the first 3D-printed product in general to be available at supermarkets. The goal of the invention is to offer a more environmentally friendly substitute for conventional fishing and aquaculture practices.

3) What’s in Store for Smart Homes in 2024?

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Homes 2024

Smart Home technology has made rapid advancements in the past 12 months, and 2024 promises to accelerate this trend. Here we examined what the forecast looks like for smart homes in 2024, from new advancements in Matter specification to how artificial intelligence and machine learning are creating a more customized environment.

4) Everything You Need to Know About ChatGPT

Everything You Need to Know About ChatGPT

Here’s everything you need to know about one of the biggest developments of the year – ChatGPT. ChatGPT is the latest language model from OpenAI, a research and development company that has created other AI tools like DALL-E and Codex. The chatbot is designed to answer questions, provide information, and communicate with the user in a wide range of styles and for different purposes with precision, detail, and coherence.

5) How Sperry Repurposes Ocean Plastic Waste Into Shoes

About 11 million tonnes of plastic reaches the ocean every single year–that’s equivalent to dumping one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day for an entire year! Sperry is working to reduce this number by collecting plastic bottles and turning them into high-quality threads to be transformed into shoes. We followed the production process step by step from the collection of plastic bottles to the final product.