The futuristic world filled with robots that society has fantasized about for decades started to feel like it had arrived in 2017. While you didn’t see clusters of robots walking down the street yet, we saw robotic innovations break into the mainstream, bridging the gap between science fiction and tangible.
No more being jealous of iPhone users. Want to keep texting someone even though you don't have your phone on you? You can now send and receive Android text messages on your computer -- but you'll want to set it up before you lose your phone.
The project will document the learnings from each Pop-Up Newsroom to allow anyone in the industry to build on the findings. Pop-Up Newsroom aims to unlock best practices for collaboration between news organisations and technology companies
Subscriptions to online reporting from the Nikkei-owned London-based business newspaper start at $350 per year, and readers are buying. Ridding said two-thirds of the FT’s 900,000 subscribers are digital customers, and subscriptions have overtaken advertising as the chief source of the company’s revenue.
What makes the $2,499 Skydio R1 special is that it doesn’t need a pilot - it flies itself. The drone uses 12 of its 13 on-board cameras to rapidly map the environment around it, sensing obstacles and people as it quickly plans and readjusts its flight paths. You can just launch the thing and go for a walk.
The Taiwanese company known best for manufacturing iPhones, Foxconn, will soon be the company behind some of the best known routers and other computer accessories. Foxconn will pay $866 million to acquire Belkin, which also owns the brands Linksys and Wemo.
Siren is a digital personality created using real-time motion capture. Created by prominent firms in the gaming industry: Vicon, Cubic Motion, 3Lateral & Tencent (a major investor in Ubisoft). She comes to life using live mocap tech that can make her body and finger movements be captured & live-streamed.
What Cambridge Analytica did with Facebook data wasn’t a “breach,” it was a consequence of privacy policies that are as obscure as they are lax. Cambridge Analytica, a firm that boasted of being able to parse and influence the electorate through psychographic algorithms derived from that data.