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Japanese researchers have created a smart face mask that connects to your phone

July 12th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Japanese researchers have created a smart face mask that has a built in speaker and can translate speech into 8 different languages  We live in a world full of technology but it was a world without smart masks, until now! A Japanese technology company Donut Robotics has taken the initiative to create the first smart […]

Chinese automaker plans satellite network to support autonomous vehicles

July 11th, 2020 at 12:01 am » Comments Off

Geely’s constellation will provide connectivity to its next-gen autos.  One of the most important components in an autonomous vehicle is its communications technology—which allows it to access the data needed to navigate its route. Chinese automobile company Geely has developed a solution to maintain a reliable data feed for its products: making its own satellite […]

Google will pay publishers to license content for ‘new news experience’

July 6th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Google announced it will begin paying news publishers for “high-quality content” with the launch of a “new news experience” later this year. The move marks a major departure for Google, which has until now steadfastly refused to compensate news publishers for content. As news organizations’ digital advertising revenues have plunged, critics in the media, and […]

Spotify lands exclusive rights to new Kim Kardashian West podcast

June 30th, 2020 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

  Spotify has inked an exclusive deal to distribute Kim Kardashian West’s new podcast, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: The deal, unlike Spotify’s purchase of “The Ringer” in February and its exclusive arrangement to distribute “The Joe Rogan Experience” beginning this fall, includes female producers and hosts, which could lure a more […]

7 ways companies can deliver better virtual events

June 17th, 2020 at 5:52 pm » Comments Off

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” — William Shakespeare Audiences still want what audiences want: content, community and connections. There are seven ways businesses can deliver what their audiences want through live events delivered virtually. What happens when that stage no longer has a jumbotron, special effects, and […]

Now all your home’s Alexa devices work like an intercom

June 15th, 2020 at 2:18 am » Comments Off

Amazon’s ‘Drop In’ feature now works across the entire house. Amazon Alexa users can now use the “Drop In” feature to talk with all of their Echo devices at once, Amazon announced on its blog. Previously, Drop In messages could only be sent to one other Alexa-enabled device at a time — a user with […]

Remote collaboration and virtual conferences, The future of work

June 12th, 2020 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Ten weeks ago, Jesse Damiani, writing on, told the story of a college professor who turned his course about XR into a research project about remote collaboration and virtual conferences. “This semester, Chapman University offered an experimental class called “Landscape of Emerging Media” through Dodge College, Chapman’s school for film and media studies. Taught […]

Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

June 10th, 2020 at 1:47 pm » Comments Off

Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser – used by millions of Britons […]

4 ways work will change after the COVID-19 pandemic

June 8th, 2020 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

The CEO of Skylum notes that we will now understand how things can work when people are purely focused on productivity and communication, and that is going to change everything. To say the coronavirus has had an impact on the way the world “works” would be an understatement. In a matter of weeks, we’ve gone […]

These are boom times for Augmented Reality

May 30th, 2020 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

  There’s no escaping the pandemic, but bizarre Instagram filters and Zoom backgrounds give us the illusion that we can. I am alone in my apartment, as always, and I’ve just replaced my left eyeball with an orange springing out of its peel. A mile away, a friend, also home alone, is taking her seat—every […]

Meetings industry survey : Re-engagement expected by June

April 26th, 2020 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

  “COVID-19 has had a substantial financial impact on the tourism industry, and destination organizations have responded quickly by deferring marketing funds in a responsible manner,” said Craig Compagnone, chief operating officer, MMGY Global commenting on the results of a recent meetings industry survey. MMGY Travel Intelligence, in partnership with Destinations International Foundation, has released […]

8 charts on internet use around the world as countries grapple with COVID-19

April 24th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

A man in Bologna, Italy, chats online with his grandparents on March 19. A nationwide lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19 has been extended to at least Easter. People in the United States and around the world are turning to the internet to do their work and stay connected with others as the COVID-19 […]

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