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Citi expecting trillion-dollar virtual reality market by 2035

October 27th, 2016 at 7:41 am » Comments Off

There are numerous researches indicating virtual and augmented reality market to grow in exponential rates. A recent report by Citigroup is taking this even further. The analysis unit of the investment group, Citi GPS claims virtual and augmented reality technology can be a trillion-dollar industry by the year 2035.

Microsoft’s speech recognition is now as accurate as a human’s

October 26th, 2016 at 7:25 am » Comments Off

Robots are now just as good at transcribing speech as humans. According to a paper published yesterday, a team of Microsoft engineers in the Artificial Intelligence and Research division reported their system reached a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent, a figure that is roughly equal to that of human abilities.

Uber’s self-driving truck company just shipped 50,000 cans of Budweiser

October 26th, 2016 at 6:15 am » Comments Off

In the early morning hours of October 20th, an 18-wheeler tractor trailer pulled into Colorado Springs, Colorado, bearing 50,000 frosty cans of Budweiser beer. Normally, this would not be a noteworthy occurrence, but this truck was driving itself, marking the first time that commercial cargo was shipped by a self-driving vehicle.

‘Unplugged’ Tourism Is Booming Because We’re So Addicted to Our Gadgets

October 25th, 2016 at 6:04 am » Comments Off

If a tree falls in the Amazon, but you don’t capture it on Snapchat, did it actually fall? I had the thought while hiking through the rainforest, on the third day of a digital detox that was slowly killing me. What’s the point of eating a live worm or luring a monkey onto my shoulder […]

AT&T using drones to inspect cell towers and find bird nests

October 24th, 2016 at 7:12 am » Comments Off

  AT&T is using drones to conduct cell tower inspections and find birds’ nests that can potentially affect cell coverage, reports Recode. The telco provider is doing this as part of a new drone initiative it announced in July.

Former Apple engineers created $1,500 oven that automatically recognizes different foods and cooks them

October 24th, 2016 at 6:58 am » Comments Off

Leanna Garfield/Business Insider If you’re an amateur cook, roasting a rack of lamb or baking fresh bread in an oven can feel daunting.

$1,150 crib automatically calms crying babies back to sleep in minutes

October 24th, 2016 at 6:30 am » Comments Off

New parents rejoice. An innovative baby sleeper aims to teach parents more about their infants and become a “member of the family.”

This winter you can buy a robot to plow your driveway

October 23rd, 2016 at 7:24 am » Comments Off

  But it won’t dig out your parked car. Plowing snow, mowing the lawn, raking leaves. It’s backbreaking work. This season, a robot may have you covered. It’s called Kobi, and for $3,999 it can take over people’s yard work.

This is The First Car That Could Challenge Tesla’s Electric Dominance

October 21st, 2016 at 6:59 am » Comments Off

Chinese-backed Atieva plans to debut the Atvus sedan before the end of the year. Over the last few months, we’ve been entertained by Edna, a Mercedes Metris work van with a 900-hp electric drivetrain developed by Chinese-backed electric car company Atieva. Edna notably beat a Ferrari 458 Speciale, Tesla Model S, and Nissan GT-R in a drag […]

Students in North Dakota Learn How to Build Drone Businesses

October 21st, 2016 at 6:50 am » Comments Off

 GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Instructor Matt Dunlevy probably didn’t have to remind his University of North Dakota students that they’d be sharing the airspace as they stood in a field preparing their drones for flight as the sun set one recent afternoon.

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