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The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

A SixthSense device that can help the physical world interact with the world of data - it shows you the weather on your palm, advises you of flight delay on your boarding pass, takes a picture with your hands without a camera, allows you dial a phone call on your palm,...

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How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

Bitcoin has gained popularity in recent years. It is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. According to bitcoin.org, Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Video source: youtube.com,...

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A Next-Generation Digital Book

If you think that today’s ebooks you download and read in pdf, or word or Kindle format are the types of ebooks we will still be reading in 3 years, you are wrong. Software developer Mike Matas demos the first interactive book for the iPad, where the ebook is like a...

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Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?

Mary Lou Jepsen is the head of the Display Division at Google [x], she studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. Her research is to discover the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought - mental images and ideas are actually the same thing. Imagining if we can...

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The Art of Innovation

This speech is truly inspiring. In this speech, Guy Kawasaki takes us through 10 guiding principles for great innovations - "Rethink. Redefine. Recreate". Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz  and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was...

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Will technology take your job? New analysis says more of us are safer than we thought, but not all

We all want to know how many jobs will be threatened by the rise of robots and technology. You might feel vulnerable if your job is one that could be affected. But thanks to a new report, 27% of the 160 million people in the United States labour force can breathe...

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The Amazing Robot Sophia Wants to Dominate the Human Race

Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot to date. She is a social humanoid robot, and has been covered by major media  around the world and sparked interests from many people regardless of age, gender, and culture background.  Her creator, David Hanson, said that Sophia could ultimately serve in...

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Digital Economy Compass - Part 1 Connectivity

"At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years, if they don't figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate technologies", John Chambers, Chairman of CISCO Sytems. Statista has published a digital economy compass document and provided more than 180 slides of the state and...

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Universities must prepare for a technology-enabled future

Automation and artificial intelligence technologies are transforming manufacturing, corporate work and the retail business, providing new opportunities for companies to explore and posing major threats to those that don’t adapt to the times. Equally daunting challenges confront colleges and universities, but they’ve been slower to acknowledge them. At present, colleges and...

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Introduction to VMware Cloud Foundation

To respond to the ever-increasing demand for faster innovation, businesses are adapting technology trends and moving to a more agile, service-oriented IT model that leverages both private and public cloud. However, during this journey many companies have experienced challenges such as • Managing and controlling diverse infrastructure• Improving security management• Enterprise-level...

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Thinking of Getting in Early on Virtual Reality Design?

Sydney-based education startup Academy Xi announced a few months ago that it raised US$1.7 million in a series A round. Academy Xi runs classes for businesses, startups and individuals who wants to develop knowledge in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. According to Australian Finance Review, PwC consultants attended the training...

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The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more -- all by themselves. Take a tour of the...

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Is Your Personal Assistant Funniest?

Just like in the scientific fiction movies, in the future our interactions with smart devices will move away from text-based input towards voice-based input. Today, smartphones, voice-enabled speakers and other devices already come with personal assistants such as Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa.A digital agency Stone Temple conducted tests on...

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Get Blown Away by This Product

If you are a virtual reality fan, you need to check this out. Microsoft has released their product Hololens, development edition this year. Per Microsoft, Hololens is a pair of mixed reality smart glasses with a holographic computer, sensors, camera and speakers built into it. It contains more power than a...

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The next disruptive technologies

KPMG conducted a global survey for Technology and Innovation in 2016. They surveyed C-level of leaders in start-ups, mid-markets, large enterprise and venture capital companies, and try to identify the up-coming disruptive technologies and emerging technology hubs. Total 832 responses were received, the top 3 technologies identified which have biggest impact...

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Are your favourite printed newspapers still alive?

It is a clear trend in the last a few years that digital has increasingly become part of our lives. With this trend continues, when would the digital media overtake the traditional one? eMarketer’s research on adult consumer habits in US provided us an insight into when this is likely to...

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How virtual reality can make you more empathetic

Virtual reality is a powerful technology which generates images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment. This technology is impacting not only the gaming, film making industries, but also our society. Let's watch the Ted talk to find out how virtual reality can make you more empathetic. Video source:...

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Harnessing the IoT Revolution

Internet of things (IoT) is about increased communication between physical devices, buildings embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity. It is no longer a future technology imagination, it has come to our lives. So how do we grasp the opportunity and harness the IoT revolution? Source: channel9.msdn.com

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The Conversational Interaction Conference will be held next week at San Jose

Human Interaction with computers, digital devices and applications by text or speech in natural language is becoming increasingly important and feasible. The CI Conference will discuss how companies and application developers can take advantage of this trend—including resources for creating bots and digital assistants, delivering customer service in natural language, best...

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Are Smartphones Killing Digital Cameras?

With the cameras built into smartphones get more and more advanced, people using smartphone instead of cameras to capture life moments has become a norm because of the advantage of the smartphone being always with us. Although the digital cameras in smart phones are still inferior to dedicated digital cameras, they...

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The next-generation operating model for the digital world

The rise of digital has kept businesses on their toes to reinvent their operating models in order to increase revenues, lower costs and delight customers.Businesses want to improve agility, take advantage of new technologies, so that they can react more quickly, cut costs, be more effective, improve quality of services and...

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