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Walmart customers mingle with robots now working in some of its stores

Walmart customers mingle with robots now working in some of its stores

We’ve heard a lot about robots being used by companies like UPS, Amazon and on college campuses and even hospitals, but now customers will see them working retail at Walmart stores. In 2017, Walmart began to test trial robots in... 
FAA Warns that Weaponizing a Drone Could Cost You a Fine of $25,000

FAA Warns that Weaponizing a Drone Could Cost You a Fine of $25,000

The United States Federal Aviation Administration published a notice, on Friday, to warn drone owners—and the general public—of the legal ramifications of weaponizing a drone. Yes, it sounds like something out of a movie but the... 
Robo-shorts developed to make walking and running easier for everyone

Robo-shorts developed to make walking and running easier for everyone

The journal Science this week published as its cover story an article on robotic shorts. Nick-named ‘robo-shorts,’ it’s also referred to as ‘robotic exoskeleton,’  and even ‘exosuit,’ it... 
Japan develops robotic ‘tail’ to help people with balance and stop falling over

Japan develops robotic ‘tail’ to help people with balance and stop falling over

Japan is famous for its many innovations but a robotic tail for humans? They’re serious. Researchers at Keio University in Japan have developed a robotic tail which will balance out the human body to be used instead of a... 
Can the Latest Galaxy Releases Help Struggling Samsung

Can the Latest Galaxy Releases Help Struggling Samsung

Samsung Electronics reported that profits for the most recent quarter (ending in June) have dropped more than 50 percent over the same quarter from the year prior on the heels of falling memory chip prices.   Effectively,... 
Symantec and Broadcom Cease Merger Netotiations​

Symantec and Broadcom Cease Merger Netotiations​

Broadcom and Symantec have been negotiating a deal this year but, it seems, they have ceased their talks, at least for now.  According to people familiar with the conversation, the deal cannot continue because Symantec... 
Cisco Announces $2.8 Billion Acquisition of Acacia Ahead of 5G Push

Cisco Announces $2.8 Billion Acquisition of Acacia Ahead of 5G Push

Mainstream fifth-generation networks are only a few years away so mobile networks are pacing themselves to ensure we have enough high-capacity optical interfaces to handle the surge of data. But with knowledge of this, optical... 
IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition Worth $34 Billion

IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition Worth $34 Billion

IBM has just announced the closing of its $34 billion acquisition of cloud computing firm Red Hat.  The tech giant had originally announced the deal in October, marking their biggest acquisition ever; the second largest... 
Your phone is the easiest way to protect your skin from the sun

Your phone is the easiest way to protect your skin from the sun

Summer is here and it’s so good to be basking in the sun on your deck or on a sandy beach somewhere. But its so important to be aware of sun exposure to your skin to keep from getting sunburned or even cancer. And there are... 
SpaceX Raises More than $1B In Two Rounds of Funding

SpaceX Raises More than $1B In Two Rounds of Funding

In two rounds of funding, SpaceX has raised more than $1 billion in new capital so far this year. This will certainly help the company to get closer—if not all the way—to deploying its Starlink broadband constellation According... 
Researchers Bring Us Closer to Functioning 3D-Printed Organs

Researchers Bring Us Closer to Functioning 3D-Printed Organs

The transplant list for getting a replacement organ is quite an extensive one, as it is not always easy to find a willing donor (with a compatible blood type and genetic makeup). For example, there are currently more than 74 thousand... 
Artificial Intelligence Helps Neuroscientist Transform Brain Waves into Physical Speech

Artificial Intelligence Helps Neuroscientist Transform Brain Waves into Physical Speech

The medical establishment has long believed that people who lose the ability to speak—from a stroke or from another medical condition—my never fully regain it.  A new study, however, suggests there may be a new hope... 
Microsoft Soars to $1 Trillion Valuation on Estimates Beat

Microsoft Soars to $1 Trillion Valuation on Estimates Beat

On Wednesday, Microsoft reported its fiscal third-quarter results, revealing both earnings and revenue that were better than expected; and that resulted in shares jumping more than 3 percent. Looking more closely at the numbers,... 
Apple AirPods vs  Samsung Galaxy Buds, and the winner is?​

Apple AirPods vs Samsung Galaxy Buds, and the winner is?​

Android Authority published a summary review made by its sister site SoundGuys on Thursday, April 25, 2019 comparing Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and Apple’s AirPods.  They compared the two earphone brands in the... 
Israeli Makes breakthrough with ​3D-printed Heart

Israeli Makes breakthrough with ​3D-printed Heart

The Times of Israel (TTI) reported last Monday that a group of Tel Aviv shoppers at a fruit and vegetable stand suddenly stopped what they were doing to watch a television news anchor announce that a medical breakthrough of a... 
AI and Deep Learning Could Help Us Better Predict Mortality

AI and Deep Learning Could Help Us Better Predict Mortality

An abundant amount of new research continues to investigate how computer algorithms and artificial intelligence—computer learning—could become more useful to us in the medical industry.  For one, a new study reported... 
New “Smart” PJs That Monitor Sleep Quality On the Horizon

New “Smart” PJs That Monitor Sleep Quality On the Horizon

High tech “smart” pajamas capable of monitoring heartbeat, breathing, and even posture could soon be available, scientists say.   Apparently this comfortable cotton nightwear will be equipped with five self-powered... 
Amazon Shares Sink After Report of Pop-Up Store Closures

Amazon Shares Sink After Report of Pop-Up Store Closures

While it is likely certain that Amazon is not going anywhere for, at least, the foreseeable future, shares took a bit of a dip midweek after a Wall Street Journal report announced the online retail innovator was in preparations... 
New HBO Head Looks To the Future of Streaming

New HBO Head Looks To the Future of Streaming

Bob Greenblatt is a former executive at NBC but was appointed to head up AT&Ts Direct-to-Consumer business just this week. He is also the chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, which means he will head up the likes of... 
The New Picasso? Meet Ai-Da The Robot Artist

The New Picasso? Meet Ai-Da The Robot Artist

Robots are being developed for so many areas in life whether it be delivering snacks to individuals at a university campus or vacuuming a floor or mowing a lawn. And life-like robots have been and are continuing to be developed... 
Screen Time Linked To Poor Development In Very Young Children

Screen Time Linked To Poor Development In Very Young Children

Over the past several years, health experts have had a growing interest in how screen time affects young children.  This is really the first generation to grow up with small devices—and screens—in their hands; not... 
Facebook To Significantly Invest in Local News Development

Facebook To Significantly Invest in Local News Development

Social media is such a crowded marketplace that even trendsetters like Facebook have to continue innovating to not only stay relevant but also to compete, financially, for web user interaction.  With that, Facebook has announced... 
Billionaire Biotech Investor Phillip Frost Agrees to Settlement in SEC Case

Billionaire Biotech Investor Phillip Frost Agrees to Settlement in SEC Case

Billionaire Florida biotech investor Phillip Frost has confirmed an announcement that he will pay $5.52 million in order to settle civil charges from the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) over his alleged role... 
Zoox Is the First Autonomous Vehicle Startup to Receive Permit to Transport Passengers

Zoox Is the First Autonomous Vehicle Startup to Receive Permit to Transport Passengers

It looks like driverless cars really might be the future of transportation. As a matter of fact, more than 5 dozen companies have already received permits to test autonomous vehicles in the state of California. But while 60 might have... 
Instagram Adds New Features To Make It Easier For User To Shop From Video Posts

Instagram Adds New Features To Make It Easier For User To Shop From Video Posts

Whether they planned it that way or it is just a matter of coincidence, Instagram is set to release three new features to keep users scrolling through filtered photos on their phones, just in time for the 2018 holiday season. The updates... 
Elon Musk Announces New Remote Control “Smart Summon” Feature on Tesla Vehicles

Elon Musk Announces New Remote Control “Smart Summon” Feature on Tesla Vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to innovate his vehicle line, holding true to his promise of major improvements over the past few weeks, mostly to the Autopilot Summon feature.  Indeed, he has just announced a new update will be arriving—probably... 
Uber Seeking Patent On Artificial Intelligence Technology To Identify Drunk Riders

Uber Seeking Patent On Artificial Intelligence Technology To Identify Drunk Riders

Uber wants to implement an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology in its working that will help distinguish between drunk and sober riders. The ride-hailing giant has applied with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for such... 
Microsoft Collaborates With Thales To Develop A Unique Defense Cloud Solution

Microsoft Collaborates With Thales To Develop A Unique Defense Cloud Solution

French defense electronics group Thales is collaborating with Microsoft in a deal that will see the two come up with a common defense cloud solution for armed forces as was disclosed in an announcement made on Tuesday. Recent developments The... 
Facebook Introduces User Review In Crackdown On Scammer E-Commerce Platforms 

Facebook Introduces User Review In Crackdown On Scammer E-Commerce Platforms 

Facebook has announced that it has introduced a new feature that will allow users to review businesses that place their ads on the platform. From the feedback given, the social media giant will delist those that carry the most negative... 
iPhone Rumored To Get Three Cameras As Apple Disappoints

iPhone Rumored To Get Three Cameras As Apple Disappoints

Apple is still to unveil its 2018 iPhone models and yet speculation is high that its future models may get three rear-facing cameras. The rumors also indicate that the models will feature a better screen. The rumors were first reported... 
YouTube Recruits Spotify’s Hip-Hop Programming Head Tuma Basa

YouTube Recruits Spotify’s Hip-Hop Programming Head Tuma Basa

YouTube seems to be very determined in putting its house in order. This is despite the fact that the service has been having trending on very rough patches. There have been widespread rumors that YouTube had hired Tuma Basa Spotify’s... 
Facebook Marketplace Introduces Home Services Section

Facebook Marketplace Introduces Home Services Section

Facebook has added a home services section in its updated mobile Marketplace platform. This means that consumers can now hire home service professionals such as contractors, housecleaners or even plumbers using the platform. In order... 
Advanced Micro Revenues Increase In Fabless Chipmaking

Advanced Micro Revenues Increase In Fabless Chipmaking

Advanced Micro Devices, becomes the highest performing company in the top ranking of fabless IC companies. This is based on 1Q18 results, as compiled by market research firm TrendForce. AMD’s revenue, which increased by 67.4% was... 
Facebook Is Partnering With QUALCOMM To Offer High-Speed Wireless Internet

Facebook Is Partnering With QUALCOMM To Offer High-Speed Wireless Internet

Facebook has partnered with QUALCOMM in implementing its Terragraph project. This is a gigabit Wi-Fi project meant to increase internet speed and allow Facebook send data through routers more efficiently. Facebook is seem to be getting... 
Classic Music Album Stored In DNA By Swiss University Scientists

Classic Music Album Stored In DNA By Swiss University Scientists

The electronic music album Mezzanine by Massive Attack is set to undergo storage in DNA molecules which will make it readable for millions of years. The encoding work will be conducted by scientists at a Swiss university, ETH Zurich.... 
Famous Car Designer Hired By Flying Car Startup Lilium

Famous Car Designer Hired By Flying Car Startup Lilium

Lilium, a flying taxi startup based in Germany, has recruited Frank Stephenson, a designer renowned for his work on McLaren P1, Fiat 500 and the modern Mini. Currently the startup is building a lightweight aircraft which is powered... 
Apple To Introduce A More Powerful iPhone Camera

Apple To Introduce A More Powerful iPhone Camera

Reports indicate that the next iPhone could have a camera that will feature more improvements. Per the reports the iPhones which are set to be released next year will come with a 5X zoom and this will be more than double the zoom of... 
Apple Being Investigated By Israeli Consumer Body Over iPhone Slowdown

Apple Being Investigated By Israeli Consumer Body Over iPhone Slowdown

The consumer protection bureau of Israel has indicated that it is conducting investigations over the failure of Apple to inform owners of iPhones that software updates could lead to a slowdown in performance. In a statement Israel’s... 
Facebook Now Says Cambridge Analytica Obtained Data From 87 Million Users

Facebook Now Says Cambridge Analytica Obtained Data From 87 Million Users

Social media giant Facebook has revealed that the data belonging to users numbering nearly 87 million, mostly in the U.S., may have been improperly shared by Cambridge Analytica, a political targeting firm. Additionally the public... 
Huawei Launches Latest Premium Smartphones In Europe

Huawei Launches Latest Premium Smartphones In Europe

Reports indicate that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei will continue making fresh gains on the European continent as it unveils new smartphones in Paris, France. So far Huawei has competed well against rivals such as Apple and Samsung... 
Facebook And Google’s Digital Ad Duopoly Threatened

Facebook And Google’s Digital Ad Duopoly Threatened

While Facebook and Google have been dominant in the digital ad market of the United States for years, signs are emerging that their market share is being chipped away by the likes of Snapchat and Amazon. According to predictions by... 
Toyota Testing An AI-Based Taxi Dispatch System

Toyota Testing An AI-Based Taxi Dispatch System

Toyota has been testing a dispatch system for taxis that is similar to that of ride-hailing firm Uber for a Tokyo cab service. The taxi-dispatch system being developed by Toyota makes use of data obtained from cab locations, smartphones,... 
Cisco And TIM Team Up To Boost Cybersecurity Of Small Italian Businesses 

Cisco And TIM Team Up To Boost Cybersecurity Of Small Italian Businesses 

Italian fixed and mobile telecommunication services provider, TIM, has partnered with Cisco to provide ‘TIM Safe WEB’. This is a secure platform service which assists in safeguarding small businesses from malicious cyber activities... 
Google To Invest $2.5 Billion In U.S. Offices And Data Centers

Google To Invest $2.5 Billion In U.S. Offices And Data Centers

Google has disclosed that it will be undertaking an expansion in the United States by putting up new offices as well as data centers across 14 states. Approximately $2.5 billion will be spent by Google in the expansion plans resulting... 
Huawei P20 With 3 Cameras Set For Release Next Month In France

Huawei P20 With 3 Cameras Set For Release Next Month In France

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has disclosed that it will be releasing new flagship devices later next month during an event that will be held in France. During the event Huawei is expected to unveil the P20 which is the successor... 
Amazon To Buy A Stake In A Call Center Operator

Amazon To Buy A Stake In A Call Center Operator

Amazon has inked an agreement to acquire a stake in StarTek Inc, a customer-engagement outsourcing firm and a call center operator based in Colorado. The deal will see Amazon purchase shares of StarTek numbering up to four million... 
T-Mobile Acquires Layer3 TV As It Plans To Launch A Streaming Service

T-Mobile Acquires Layer3 TV As It Plans To Launch A Streaming Service

Recently T-Mobile US acquired cable firm Layer3 TV with a view to launching online video streaming services this year. Following the acquisition over 200 employees of Layer3 TV as well as its executives will be absorbed by T-Mobile... 
Intel Partners With SAIC Motor In Autonomous Car Technology During CES 2018 

Intel Partners With SAIC Motor In Autonomous Car Technology During CES 2018 

  During a keynote delivered during the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, Intel disclosed the progress it has made in the driverless car space. According to the chief executive officer of Intel, Brian Krzanich, some of its partners... 
Rolls-Royce, Google Partner In Developing Pilotless Ships

Rolls-Royce, Google Partner In Developing Pilotless Ships

Google has formed a partnership with Rolls-Royce aimed at making sea ships autonomous. Deep-learning neural networks which are used by the tech giant for image recognition will be deployed to perform the initial work. The Machine Learning... 
Alphabet Google To Launch An AI Research Facility In China

Alphabet Google To Launch An AI Research Facility In China

Alphabet has disclosed that it is launching a research facility in China focusing on artificial intelligence. The Mountain View, California-based tech giant is aiming to take advantage of the talent that is available in the world’s...