Techtastic technology news digest – 8 January 2018

Happy new year lovely readers, and welcome to our first Techtastic of 2019. In this week’s edition, we report on snooping weather apps (who’d have guessed?), a professor enlisting cyborg plants to save the planet and other even more vital technology, like snackbots, foldable phones and cars with legs. Of course, what else? Read on.