Technology

Best Self-Driving Tech Going Nowhere as Rules Stall Under Trump

Best Self-Driving Tech Going Nowhere as Rules Stall Under Trump

24 Sep 2017 comment

The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won’t be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years, according to Bloomberg.

Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags

Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags

23 Sep 2017 comment

Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen factory in Germany. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the world become increasingly automated, according to Bloomberg.

New Global Initiative to Harness Technology to Tackle Environmental Issues

New Global Initiative to Harness Technology to Tackle Environmental Issues

21 Sep 2017 comment

A new initiative to identify, fund and scale new ventures, partnerships and business models that harness Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to transform how the world tackles environmental issues, was launched at the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

New IBM Linux-only Mainframe Delivers High Security for Applications

New IBM Linux-only Mainframe Delivers High Security for Applications

20 Sep 2017 comment

IBM unveiled LinuxONE Emperor II, the next generation of its family of Linux-only enterprise systems, which delivers new capabilities aimed at helping organizations achieve very high levels of security and data privacy assurance while rapidly addressing unpredictable data and transaction growth.

Apple Bets on Augmented Reality to Sell Its Most Expensive Phone

Apple Bets on Augmented Reality to Sell Its Most Expensive Phone

16 Sep 2017 comment

Apple packed its $1,000 iPhone with augmented reality features, betting the nascent technology will persuade consumers to pay premium prices for its products even as cheaper alternatives abound, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers

IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers

15 Sep 2017 comment

Researchers at IBM have developed a new approach for simulating molecules on a quantum computer, according to Bloomberg.

What is Next for 3D Printing?

What is Next for 3D Printing?

10 Sep 2017 comment

The first China built commercial airliner C919 took its maiden flight on 5th May, 2017 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. This marks a historical moment in China’s aviation industry. C919 was developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), who used 3D printing technologies and specialty metals like titanium alloys in the developments of the airliner.

Qnovo Improves Battery Performance in LG V30 and Q6 Smartphones

Qnovo Improves Battery Performance in LG V30 and Q6 Smartphones

4 Sep 2017 comment

Qnovo announced that its QNI and QNS adaptive charging technology is included in recently announced LG Mobile's V30 and Q6 smartphones.

Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

29 Aug 2017 comment

Neuralink, the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers, according to Bloomberg.

WWII Bomber Site Gears Up for Driverless Demos in December

WWII Bomber Site Gears Up for Driverless Demos in December

27 Aug 2017 comment

Self-driving cars will begin taking test laps this December on the site of a famous World War II airplane factory in Michigan, according to Bloomberg.

Popular Robots are Dangerously Easy to Hack, Researchers Say

Popular Robots are Dangerously Easy to Hack, Researchers Say

27 Aug 2017 comment

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive said, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Says New Chip Is Once-in-a-Decade Performance Boost

Intel Says New Chip Is Once-in-a-Decade Performance Boost

23 Aug 2017 comment

Intel, the biggest maker of semiconductors, said its new processors are going to deliver the biggest bump in performance that personal computer users have experienced in years, according to Bloomberg.

SpaceX Rocket to Fire Hewlett Packard Supercomputer Into Orbit

SpaceX Rocket to Fire Hewlett Packard Supercomputer Into Orbit

20 Aug 2017 comment

Space Exploration Technologies will carry a Hewlett Packard computing system that is designed to last longer and may help pave the way for extended periods of space travel, such as the journey to Mars, according to Bloomberg.

Workers Believe Personal Skills Will Remain in Demand Despite Automation

Workers Believe Personal Skills Will Remain in Demand Despite Automation

9 Aug 2017 comment

Almost three quarters (74%) of people surveyed by PwC are ready to learn a new skill or completely retrain to keep themselves employable, seeing it as their personal responsibility and not employers, to keep their skills updated.

IBM Sets New Record for Magnetic Tape Storage

IBM Sets New Record for Magnetic Tape Storage

4 Aug 2017 comment

IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage, their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 Gb/in2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed by Sony Storage Media Solutions.

CEVA Deep Neural Network Software Named 2017 Most Innovative Product

CEVA Deep Neural Network Software Named 2017 Most Innovative Product

2 Aug 2017 comment

The company CEVA announced that their Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) software framework has been honored with the “2017 Most Innovative Product” award from OpenSystems Media’s Embedded Computing Design.

Who is Who in Mobile App World

Who is Who in Mobile App World

30 Jul 2017 comment

The top ten Android apps in the world had a combined download figure of over 340 million. Most downloaded and used apps are in communication sector – OTT players dominate the mobile apps world.

AI Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020

AI Will Be in Almost Every New Software Product by 2020

26 Jul 2017 comment

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service.

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

17 Jul 2017 comment

IBM unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of their transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces encryption engine that makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

16 Jul 2017 comment

Microsoft is setting up a new research lab focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of creating more general-purpose learning systems, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

15 Jul 2017 comment

IBM is revamping its Global Technology Services division, which helps customers run their computer networks, to rely more heavily on artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech

Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech

9 Jul 2017 comment

Intel will sponsor the Olympics through 2024 in the company’s latest bid to show off its technology through high-profile sports events, according to Bloomberg.

Alibaba Challenges Google and Amazon With New Echo-Like Device

Alibaba Challenges Google and Amazon With New Echo-Like Device

6 Jul 2017 comment

The competition in digital speaker-assistants is getting more intense, as Alibaba unfurled an Amazon Echo-like device and fellow Chinese internet giants Tencent and Baidu prepare to develop their own, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

5 Jul 2017 comment

Apple is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint, according to Bloomberg.

Actility Powers Rollout of First LoRaWAN Network for Hong Kong

Actility Powers Rollout of First LoRaWAN Network for Hong Kong

4 Jul 2017 comment

Actility and Pixel Networks announced that they are rolling out a LoRaWAN wireless network providing IoT connectivity throughout Hong Kong.

Emirates to Use Face Scanners to Cut Waits

Emirates to Use Face Scanners to Cut Waits

2 Jul 2017 comment

Emirates is introducing facial recognition technology to shorten passengers’ waits at immigration and check-in counters, a move that comes as the U.S. revives a ban that could complicate air travel from the Middle East, according to Bloomberg.

Macau ATMs Need Face Time Before Payout to Follow the Money

Macau ATMs Need Face Time Before Payout to Follow the Money

1 Jul 2017 comment

Chinese bettors withdrawing money from some ATMs in Macau need to do more than punch in their PIN code. According to Bloomberg, they also have to stare into a camera for six seconds so facial-recognition software can verify their identity and help monitor transactions.

Things Mobile Presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

Things Mobile Presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

30 Jun 2017 comment

Things Mobile is breaking new ground on two fronts in the Internet of Things market. At the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, the company is making its debut as the world’s first mobile operator dedicated to the IoT and it is also unveiling its e-SIM.

Bosch Announces High-performance MEMS Acceleration Sensors for Wearables

Bosch Announces High-performance MEMS Acceleration Sensors for Wearables

27 Jun 2017 comment

Bosch Sensortec announced a new family of MEMS acceleration sensors for wearable devices, offering high performance and ease of integration in compact packages: The BMA456 and BMA423 are specifically designed for motion and fitness tracking in wearables.

300 Largest Cellular IoT Deployments Account for 156 Million Units

300 Largest Cellular IoT Deployments Account for 156 Million Units

26 Jun 2017 comment

Berg Insight presents for the first time a unique database covering the 300 largest cellular IoT deployments identified as part of the company’s world-class IoT market research activities since 2004.