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.
A global exploration of the past, present and future of technology and science as applied to Olympic sports and athletes. These running prosthetics are capable of recreating the movements of a Paralympian's joints to perfection.
David Thouless, Duncan Haldane, and Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016 for discovering that even microscopic matter at the smallest scale can exhibit macroscopic properties and phases that are topological. Watch this video to decode some seriously tricky science.