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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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Got issues with WiFi at home? This product could be the solution.

Plume Design Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, created the Plume Adaptive WiFi system which allows you to use an unlimited amount of tiny Wi-Fi extenders in a home network and report device data to computers in the cloud. The system monitors traffic and prioritises services on the fly. For example, a...

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How computers help biologists crack life's secrets

 Sri Krishna, Arizona State University and Diego Chowell, Arizona State University Once the three-billion-letter-long human genome was sequenced, we rushed into a new “omics” era of biological research. Scientists are now racing to sequence the genomes (all the genes) or proteomes (all the proteins) of various organisms – and in the...

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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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What are the favourite social networks in Australia?

According to Sensis Social Media report 2016, the social media landscape in Australia continues to evolve rapidly for both consumers and businesses. The report found that nearly three quarters of Australians are now on social media. 69% of Internet users have a social media profile. In the last three years, those...

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The birth of Wikipedia

With a vision for a free online encyclopedia, Jimmy Wales assembled legions of volunteer contributors, gave them tools for collaborating, and created the self-organizing, self-correcting, ever-expanding, multilingual encyclopedia of the future. That's how Wikipedia, imagined in 2001, became one of the most-referenced, most-used repositories of knowledge on the planet, with more...

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How Airbnb designs for trust

Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects property owners (hosts) and travellers. Hosts list and rent out their unused spaces in their properties, and travellers search for and book accommodations. Airbnb has grown from appealing to couch-surfing budget-conscious tourists to business travellers. It has hosts in 192 countries worldwide. In 2015,...

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Robots with "Soul"

Guy Hoffman gave this talk about how to design, build and study robots that communicate with people. One of the robots he built is a robot light, which can respond to what happens in the environment. With the same mechanical structure, at one point, just by the way it moves, she...

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What do we do with all this big data?

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. Data does not have meaning, it is we, human, who give meanings to the data. This talk by Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to...

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The Future of Mobile Development

Join a panel of Microsoft mobile experts for an interactive discussion on the announcements from a mobile developer's perspective. The panel takes an in-depth look at the latest releases and walk through live demos of Visual Studio for Mac (the latest from Xamarin, a tool for multi-platform mobile development) and Mobile...

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It's so hard to get cash in India that some people are ordering it online

As millions of Indians line up to try and get their hands on cash, an e-commerce company has started delivering it to their doorsteps. It's a response to the Indian government's sudden ban on 500 and 1,000 rupee notes six weeks ago, which removed 86% of the country's cash and has...

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Where Will Be the World's Largest Digital Market by 2018

The projections based on data from Statista’s Digital Economy Compass examine the competitive development of the platform business in eCommerce, eTravel and Digital Media. The four major Chinese players Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Huawei have achieved impressive figures and are increasingly operating on a global level. China will soon overtake the...

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Change Life by Connecting Things

You may have seen this in the fiction movies, but connecting your physical and digital things together with the aim to take care of your self, your family, your home is coming to everyone’s life. Stringify is a new app which has yet been fully released. However, you can try its...

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The secret of Snapchat's advertising strategy

Snapchat has come up with a new game feature selfie filter games – Santa’s Helper. This game is playful similar as other games created in the past, from sponsored Kraft Mac & Cheese game to non-sponsored Puzzle Face, only difference is that the Santa’s Helper is a native game.  The Snapchat...

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