Hugo Buret

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Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011

A patent case that began back in 2011 has reached a conclusion, with Samsung ordered to pay about $539 million to Apple over infringements of the latter’s patents in devices that are now long gone. The case has dragged on for years as both sides argued about the finer points of how much was owed …

Multi-Touch

The Surprising Link Between Procrastination and Threats to Your Health

Hypertension? Cardiovascular disease? Time to get cracking on that project you've been putting off.<p>5 min read<p>We all know the negative consequences of procrastination firsthand; we wait too long to start a project, or delay that important phone call, then end up feeling more pressure than we would …

Procrastination

Here’s How Often You Should Exercise to Keep Your Heart Young

New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per …

Holistic Medicine

Galaxy Note 9: Samsung Confirms A Huge Upgrade For 2018 Flagship

Samsung's upcoming flagship phablet seems appears to be carrying a rather surprising and very welcome upgrade.<p>Since its release back in 2017, …

Galaxy Note

US and China halt imposing import tariffs

<b>China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war "on hold".</b><p>The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy $200bn (£148bn) of US goods and services and thereby reduce the trade imbalance.<p>US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did …

Economy

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

Real Estate

Apple Sold an Estimated 600,000 HomePod Speakers During the First Quarter of 2018

Apple sold an estimated 600,000 HomePod speakers during the first quarter of 2018, according to new estimates shared this morning by Strategy Analytics. Apple's sales allowed it to capture just 6 percent of the global smart speaker market, coming in well behind Amazon and Google.<p>Amazon shipped an …

Google Home

Galaxy Note 9 and S10 may launch early, but it’s the secret reason why that has us intrigued

We have some good news and some bad news, Samsung fans. Yet another report emerged on Wednesday morning claiming that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note …

Galaxy Note

A 69-Year-Old Double Amputee Has Just Climbed Mount Everest

A 69 year-old double amputee reached the summit of Mount Everest from the Nepal side on Monday morning, on his fifth attempt to climb the world’s …

Mountaineering

ZTE is now center stage in the US-China trade fight

If Chinese tech company ZTE falls, the shock waves will be felt around the globe.<p>The smartphone and telecom equipment maker announced Wednesday that it hashalted its main operations after the US government last month banned American companies from selling it vital components.<p>The spiraling crisis at …

China

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I am standing …

Virtual Reality

Facebook shakes up management and plunges into blockchain

Facebook has named new leaders for some of its main divisions, including the core social network, WhatsApp and Messenger, in the biggest management …

Social Media

Google Assistant Is Listening: No 'Hey Google' Needed

In the coming weeks, the Google Assistant will keep listening for more instructions once you wake it up; no need to repeat 'Hey Google' over and over …

Google

Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. …

Artificial Intelligence

Tully Is a Daring, and Baffling, Look at Motherhood

The duo behind Juno returns with a film starring Charlize Theron as a mom suffering from postpartum depression.<p>“Mom, what’s wrong with your body?” cries Sarah (Lia Frankland) as her mother, Marlo (Charlize Theron), flops into a chair at the breakfast table. Marlo just had her third kid and, after …

Black Mirror

Criminals used a drone swarm to disrupt an FBI hostage rescue

Drones are what you make of them. One person's wedding videographer is another person's drug mule. And while hobbyist drones were first used for simple jobs like sneaking contraband into prisons, over the years they've become the criminal's Swiss Army knife of gizmos. The FBI's Joe Mazel told a …

hobbyist

Google launches its competitor to Amazon's Alexa Fund to beef up its smart assistant

Google is launching a new program to pour money and other resources into early-stage start-ups that work with its digital assistant.<p>The program …

Google Assistant

Over 30? You’re Too Old for Tech Jobs in China

Ou Jianxin said goodbye to his wife and two young children shortly after 9 a.m. on a cold day last December. He was on his way to Chinese smartphone …

China

Melania Is Trapped In The White House, Says France's First Lady

She "can't do anything," laments Brigitte Macron.<p>France’s first lady had a great time with the Trumps during her three-day visit to the U.S. with husband Emmanuel Macron, but she told a French newspaper that she felt sorry for Melania Trump because she’s a virtual prisoner in the White …

The White House

Google’s Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today’s ‘technology renaissance’

Google co-founder says the company is giving ‘serious thought’ to problems like job destruction<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that the current boom in artificial intelligence has created a “technology renaissance” that contains many potential threats. Writing in the company’s annual …

Artificial Intelligence

China's HNA in Talks to Sell European Transportation Business

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co., under pressure to cut its debt load, is in exclusive talks to sell its European and Canadian transportation and logistics business to infrastructure investor I Squared Capital for north of 1 billion euros ($1.21 billion), according to people familiar with the …

Deutsche Bank AG

Melania Trump masters the moment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived on the White House South Lawn Tuesday morning to formally welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, one thing was clear: The first lady commanded attention.<p>Without speaking a word, dressed in …

Donald Trump

How “Westworld” Denies Our Humanity, One Pitiless Puzzle at a Time

At the end of the first season of “Westworld,” the artificially intelligent humanoids who populate the titular Wild West theme park—outlaws and barmen and cowgirls, all called “hosts”—rose up in revolt to slaughter a collection of human executives and investors gathered at a cocktail party. Thus, …

Digital assistants just took a big step toward real 'human' conversation

Talking to Alexa is too often a one-sided affair. Certainly, the primary purpose of a digital assistant is to <i>listen</i>, but its responses tend to favor …

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

Chatbots

Samsung may launch folding screen phone as a pilot next year

• Samsung is reportedly moving closer to the production of its foldable screen phone.<br>• The company is believed to have shared plans with parts manufacturers regarding the upcoming handset.<br>• The scale of the manufacturing forecast suggests the device will be a small scale pilot release, with production …

Huawei P20, P20 Pro makes $15M in 10 seconds of sales

Huawei's triple-camera phone is going after the Galaxy S9 and leaving the US behind.<p>The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro phones are off to a strong start, according to a press release Huawei recently shared with media, making roughly 100 million RMB (or yuan) in the first 10 seconds of a flash sale. That's …

Mobile Technology

This Man Expects to Run a 2:50 in the Boston Marathon on Monday

BOULDER, Colo. — The world-record holder in the Ironman triathlon had what is known as a hangman’s fracture, a broken C2 vertebra, like that found in someone who has died by hanging.<p>His doctor laid out his options: A hard collar would let the bones mend on their own, but was inadvisable because of …

Marathons

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DJI and Skycatch Announce Global Agreement to Deliver 1,000 Industrial Drones for Komatsu

Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, have extended …

Drones