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Thought you were way ahead of the curve? Think again. There’s a whole load of entrepreneurs and industry leaders who’re making staggering advances in virtual reality. What’s more, the men and women are driving innovation with the help of VR across countless industries, from media and advertising to education and healthcare. But, who are they? Cortney Harding Founder, Friends With Holograms Cortney Harding started Friends With Holograms two years ago and has since enjoyed a remarkable string of successes. Her firm lends its inte...
In Saudi Arabia, the only way to live in the present is by adopting the ways of the past. Even today, life in Saudi Arabia remains unchanged – the sand dunes kingdom stands on the little rights that women have within the households and the deaths of modern-day slaves and victims of human trafficking. Happily, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is more than keen to overturn tradition and reinvent the orthodox way of life. As per some reports, Prince bin Salman plans to form a futuristic $500 billion mega-city to ...
“I have a business meeting with NASA executives in Mars next month but I wish the agency would move the venue to its center in Florence, Moon so I could celebrate this coming Christmas here on Earth with my family” This statement is either idiomatic, at least for the sake of trusting it has a meaning, or hypothetical at the moment. Yes, because a generation would take it for the real meaning someday. Just to remind us, John Flowers never saw Alexa, Siri, or Google Home in his entire lifetime. Some time ago in Washington, D.C., a man ...
“AI is a human right,” theoretical neuroscientist Vivienne Ming said in 2018. Her professional career is focused on exploring ways to improve human potential with artificial intelligence. Ming is not just a firm believer that tech will become a more integral part of our existence but proving it by turning her autistic son into a cyborg. Ming wanted to help her son after he was diagnosed with autism. Ming built a face- and expression-recognition system for Google Glass that will in real-time interpret people’s facial expressions. Mos...
The ongoing Facebook FTC battle could be over already as the commission agrees to end its latest probe into the social media’s privacy challenges for a fine of $5 billion. The Republican majority carried the 3-2, party-line vote by FTC commissioners which will be finalized after a review by the Justice Department’s civil division, according to The Walls Street Journal. A $5 billion payout for Facebook settlement seems like a huge sum, however, the company earlier had about $3 billion sets aside to cover whatever costs the settlement...
Google has filed an appeal against the $1.7 billion (€1.49 billion) fine slapped on it by the European Commission as an antitrust penalty for stifling competition in the online advertising industry. The Telegraph reported late Tuesday that Google lodged the appeal in the General Court of the European Union in Brussels. A Google spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that the appeal has been filed but declined to comment further. A third antitrust fine of $1.7BN was slapped on Google by the executive arm of the European Union three month...
It’s over 6 years since NASA’s Curiosity Rover made Mars it's home in an expedition to unravel the Red Planet’s mysteries: if it is, or was, suitable for life. Since landing on the planet in 2012, the car-sized rover has helped astronomers to answer lots of questions about the CO2 rich world and also provided clues of extraterrestrial life. On May 7 and May 12, Curiosity Rover took its mission to a different level. It sat back and watched Mars’ atmosphere. Using its black-and-white Navigation Cameras (Navcams), the rover took i...
The concept of modularity for business computers became so brilliant in 2016 when most computer manufacturers capitalized on the idea to woo consumers. Lenovo (and Motorola), Acer, and HP all became modular computer vendors, including Microsoft which hurriedly acquired a patent for “modular computing device” the same year. But, how is the market now? Intel thinks it now has a better idea. The giant chipmaker has introduced a new device called the “NUC Compute Element” – a direct replacement for the Compute Card it bailed out from ear...
Astronauts have to juggle many chores together in space, but thankfully, NASA has sent something to help them out – an Astrobee. Astrobee is NASA’s free-flying robotic system that helps astronauts with routine tasks like taking inventory, documenting experiments with their built-in camera, and working together with astronauts to move cargo. They can work autonomously or via remote control by astronauts, flight controllers, and researchers on the ground. The NASA Astrobee can also carry out experiments in microgravity and play a...
We know that Microsoft and Sony are rivals when it comes to console games. But in the growing scope of cloud games where gamers can stream games on the internet, these two opposite teams have joined forces to create cloud-based games. Under this partnership, the two companies will jointly develop cloud-based solutions that will benefit their respective gaming and content services – xCloud and PlayStation Now. In their press release, the two companies said that with this collaboration, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced ente...