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The top five battlegrounds for tech platforms in 2017

January 4th, 2017 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish their foothold in the emerging technologies we will likely come to rely on in the future. Who will succeed?



8 Tech trends that will shape the future Of fashion in 2017

December 29th, 2016 at 8:28 pm » Comments Off

The fashion industry – from your department store to your luxury boutique – is undergoing significant change at the hands of the digital revolution. That’s not new in concept. Neither, mind you, is talking about things like artificial intelligence, virtual reality or blockchain as emerging technologies.



Augmented Reality joins rock climbing

December 6th, 2016 at 2:09 pm » Comments Off

Is Pokemon Go the only Augmented Reality game you know? Well, if so, do not blame yourself, as the game made some huge records in the smartphone gaming history, all thanks to the Augmented Reality (AR) system that Niantic incorporated inside it. This sole thing made people go crazy about catching Pokemons they watched and […]



Never cook again when the world’s first robotic chef comes to market

November 16th, 2016 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Imagine never having to cook ever again but still having the luxury of eating, fine, restaurant quality dishes, within the comfort of your own home. And no, we are not talking about a personal chef here. As early as 2018 we could all be seeing and getting our hands on the world’s first intelligent cooking […]



For the first time, Teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV

October 15th, 2016 at 7:42 am » Comments Off

  For the first time, teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV, according to a new survey by investment bank Piper Jaffray. On Friday, Piper Jaffray released its semi-annual survey of 10,000 teens, and it showed YouTube inching over cable in daily use. 26% of teens said they watched YouTube every day, whereas only […]



Netflix’s catalog is 50% less than a few years ago

October 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am » Comments Off

  If you’ve felt like Netflix’s US catalog has shrunk dramatically since the company started making its own shows and movies, you’re absolutely right. Since 2012, Netflix’s selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.



Listen To A Song Written By AI and Inspired By The Beatles

September 25th, 2016 at 6:46 am » Comments Off

SONY CSL Research Laboratory SONY CSL Research Laboratory has produced an AI-written song that sounds amazingly like the Beatles.



Drone Racing: ESPN’s Newest Televised Sport

September 19th, 2016 at 6:17 am » Comments Off

  First there was poker. Then there was the spelling bee, Scrabble and the recent emergence of e-sports. Now ESPN is betting that speeding drones will be the next noncontact “sport” to find a mass audience. The Drone Racing League announced on Wednesday that it had signed deals to broadcast a 10-episode season on ESPN […]



AI program writes ‘perfect’ horror script, seeks crowdfunding

August 15th, 2016 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence has evolved enough that it can now take care of daily chores, drive a car, function as a trusty shopping buddy, and… write a screenplay? Impossible Things, an independent horror film project from Greenlight Essentials’ Jack Zhang, was reportedly produced (in part) by an augmented intelligence software tool which analyzes audience response data to […]



Disney Research lets knitting machines behave like 3D printers

August 9th, 2016 at 7:44 am » Comments Off

Disney Research has been on a serious roll with its 3D printing innovations and 3D printing patents. Fromhigh-res 3D printing processes, to replicating reflective properties onto 3D printed surfaces, to 3D printed wall-climbing robots, it seems as though Disney is looking to redefine how movie merchandise is made using 3D printing technology. But their latest study shows that […]



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