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Rise of Artificial Intelligence Opens New Career Paths

To meet the growing demand for AI expertise, companies are offering online education courses to prepare the workforce for the future. Increasingly, computers and devices learn and act on their own using software algorithms, the building blocks for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Getting smartphones to understand voice commands, smart home sprinkler systems … Continued

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Jigger No More: Cocktail Tech Mixes the Perfect Drink

Budding mixologists no longer have to measure, muddle, shake or stir the perfect cocktail. New mixology technology helps hosts serve premium cocktails on demand. Press a button for a perfectly concocted margarita or mint julep — it’s time to celebrate the future of cocktail technology. New tech gadgets — from single-serve mixed drink machines to … Continued

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Got Game? Retailers Play It Big with Gamification

In the never-ending race for consumer attention, retail brands are adding games to their marketing strategies. On a cloudy Tuesday in March, half a dozen passersby gathered at the windows of Ted Baker’s flagship clothing store in London’s Mayfair neighborhood. “Hello, Nosey Neighbor!” a sign in the window reads, while a family of mannequins model the … Continued

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Getting Fit in Virtual Reality

Both hardcore gamers and fitness enthusiasts reap the cardio benefits of working out in virtual reality. A funny thing happened when hardcore gamers started playing games in virtual reality (VR): they broke a sweat. While jumping, hitting and dodging imaginary opponents, players inadvertently got a workout. Exercising without intending to exercise is an unexpected but … Continued

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VR Entrepreneurs Rethink Real Estate, Retail and Education

VR entrepreneurs open doors for real estate, retail and education leaders to offer immersive, interactive digital experiences. On paper, architect Ignacio Rodriguez designed a gorgeous Hollywood Hills home, but the potential owner couldn’t envision how the multi-million dollar abode would look after it was built. Rather than hitting the drawing board, Rodriguez turned to his … Continued

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VR Vacations: Technology Transforming Travel and Leisure

Virtual reality technology delivers a taste of the vacation experience — without the hassle of traditional travel. Between flights, car rental, lodging and all the other expenses that pile on when taking a vacation, the increasing cost of travel is forcing many would-be travelers to choose another day at the office over the beach or theme park. … Continued

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Three Ways Artificial Intelligence is Good for Society

Artificial intelligence helps farmers, doctors and rescue workers make a positive impact on society. Artificial intelligence (AI) powers many gadgets, like smartphones, smart thermostats and voice-activated virtual assistants that bring modern conveniences to daily life. Increasingly, AI is also being used to tackle critical social challenges. AI is a branch of computer science where machines can sense, learn, … Continued

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Fast-Charging Glass Batteries Last Longer

New rechargeable lithium-glass batteries charge in minutes and last longer, tripling the range electric cars can travel. While some technology advances blaze ahead, others innovations like batteries languish in a sea of good enough. The lithium-ion battery technology used in today’s laptops, drones and electric cars, for example, dates back to the mid-1980s. But thanks to 94-year-old … Continued

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Ready for Anything: Disaster and Analytics

Using data analytics, a humanitarian organization determines the most efficient ways to deliver aid to people affected by violence and natural disasters. Outbreaks of violence are often unpredictable, creating extreme challenges for humanitarian aid organizations in providing safe shelter, food, water and medical care. That’s where analytics can help in predicting resources needed for people … Continued

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Will Dubai Offer First Passenger Drone for Public Transportation?

Rapid innovation in drone technologies could relieve commuter traffic in smart cities as passenger drone services become available. For anyone needing a taxi this summer in Dubai, things are looking up. If all goes as planned, the jet-setting city will offer the world’s first autonomous air taxi service. Combining autonomous driving (AD) and drone technology, the Ehang … Continued

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Will Retail Robots Upgrade Shopping Experiences?

With the ability to manage inventory in real-time, take payment for items almost anywhere inside a store and even prepare tasty drinks, retail robots could be the next best way to keep customers returning to brick and mortar stores. Home robots were a big hit at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but chances are that … Continued

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Tech Gives Kentucky Derby Faster Run for the Roses

Real-time technologies bring a data-based approach to horse breeding and training, and the way race fans place winning bets at the Kentucky Derby. Breeding a Kentucky Derby winner is a multi-million dollar business, and increasingly technology is playing a more critical role in horse racing success. It’s no secret top horses such as 2015 Triple … Continued

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VR Draws Gaming Crowd to Australian Nightlife

VR games create new possibilities for social interaction in a popular Australian nightclub, introducing gaming crowds to mobile-to-VR technology. At Reload Bar & Games in Canberra, Australia, patrons are greeted with the scent of bubble gum, flowing from a fog machine. The bar owners chose the sweet smell to complement the laser beams crisscrossing the club in … Continued

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5G Set To Transform the Future of Gaming

From lag-free eSports to the next generation of AR games to using the cloud for VR gaming, 5G networks bring new possibilities to gaming over the next decade. In the popular computer game Dota 2, one-tenth of a second can be a make-or-break moment for eSports teams. That’s why on the eve of the biggest qualifier … Continued

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Green Modders: Can Custom PCs Reduce Electronic Waste?

PC modding goes green as custom builders entice consumers to buy tech works of art instead of disposable electronics. The sound of LEGO bricks snapping together is now just white noise for PC builder Mike Schropp, who uses thousands of the plastic pieces to encase his custom-built, eco-friendly PCs. Schropp’s custom computers are designed to … Continued

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Bug Tech Helps in Understanding the Fear of Insects

A research fellow uses bug tech tools to explore how the fear of insects keeps people from appreciating the environmental value of these six-legged critters. Jessa Thurman is often off the beaten path, exploring jungles, rainforests and peat swamps across Australia and Southeast Asia in search of beetles, mantises and all manner of exotic wasps, … Continued

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Giant Drone Racing May Be Next Big Spectator Sport

Drone racers are evolving the sport using bigger, more powerful drones that could have implications for the future of commercial drone use. Drone racing is becoming a mainstream sport, but many racers are making it bigger and better. Racing small, bee-like buzzing drones around obstacle courses is exhilarating, but a growing number of pilots are … Continued

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Simulating a Different Birth of the Moon

Planetary scientists in Israel are using linked computers to unravel the secrets of how the moon formed. Earth’s moon is special. At 2,000 miles across,  it’s the largest moon in the solar system compared to the planet it orbits. But questions about the birth of the moon have always been a topic of contention among planetary scientists. … Continued

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VR and Immersive Tech Help Tell Great Stories

Innovative companies use virtual reality, 360-degree video, augmented reality and other immersive technologies to create interactive worlds that pull audiences into the story. At the New York Hall of Science, children learn about sustainability in a whole new way. Forget the snooze-worthy films and the don’t-touch glass display cases of yesteryear. Today’s tech-savvy youth can … Continued

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