Derek Mak

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How IoT Will Impact The Supply Chain

There has been a lot written about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry—from retail to connected vehicles. In my opinion, one of the most exciting areas of impact—albeit far less sexy than drones and self-driving cars—is the global supply chain.<p>When I …

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Uber's bad year: The stunning string of blows that continue to upend the world's most valuable startup

In January, Uber lost more than 200,000 customers in a single weekend after the #DeleteUber movement led to a fury of account deletions by customers upset about its ties to President Trump.<p>But that was just a prelude to Uber's no-good, very bad month. During the roughly 30-day period of …

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Airbus’ new concept is a car, a drone, and a train all in one

Planes, trains, and automobiles<p>Airbus just announced a new conceptual car-and-drone project called Pop.Up. And I know. I know! This feels like the 100th car-drone concept we’ve shown you in the last few years. (Hell, it’s not even the first one announced at the Geneva Motor Show.) But this time, …

Robotics, artificial intelligence, and 5G are at the heart of Theresa May's new industrial strategy

Theresa May is set to launch the government's "Modern Industrial Strategy" on Monday at a regional meeting of the cabinet in the North West.<p>The Prime Minister announced in a release on Sunday evening that the strategy would be focused around ten key strategic pillars, the first of which is: …

Daniela Botero Stuns In Sultry Beach Shoot For Maxim Mexico

Maxim Mexico is making a serious splash with this steamy photo shoot of model/actress Daniela Botero.<p>Shot by photographers Rodrigo Palma and Jordie …

Microsoft exec: 'AI is the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today'

Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft UK, told an audience of business leaders at an AI conference that AI is "the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today."<p>Before we go any further, it's worth putting that claim into perspective.<p>There are a number of …

Self-checkout concept makes your phone the cash register

Even with modern self-checkout machines, every quick shopping trip comes to a screeching halt when it comes time to pay -- every single item needs to be scanned all at once, consecutively. This is why you have to wait in line at the grocery store, but it doesn't have to be that way: Diebold wants …

Daimler CEO considers benefits of Apple Car collaboration

Apple has been slowly poaching some of Daimler’s top talent for its own car project that is nearly ready for testing, but according to Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, it wouldn’t be totally inconceivable for Apple and the Mercedes-maker to work together on a future automotive project.<p>Zetsche said that …

Meet the robot that will assemble your future iPhones – and everything else

UC Berkley researchers have hit a major milestone in the creation of usable AI. They’ve created a new set of algorithms that will allow robots to learn through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks.<p>With this kind of educated automaton, there’s nothing they won’t be able to do. Think of …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It's Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

A Hyperlapse Tour of Toronto’s Rapidly Changing Skyline

Toronto-based time-lapse photographer Ryan Emond has released an impressive new video that takes you on an tour of the Toronto skyline, hyperlapse …

China restaurant introduces robot waiters

A restaurant in China is trying to revolutionise customer service by introducing robot waiters to deliver food and drinks.<p>Tim Allman reports.

Apple's New 'Mothership'

Apple Chief Steve Jobs compares it to a space ship. Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has called it the 'mothership. Whatever it is, it's not like the other guy's corporate campus. Apple wants to build a new campus in Cupertino, California with enough room for 13,000 employees. Here's a peek at the …

Facebook shows the promise of SDN with new networking tech

Facebook detailed on Friday a new networking technology dubbed Data Center Fabric that coordinates all of the information flowing throughout its new …

iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Tesla's plan to share its tech is bold, exciting, and a sign of weakness

Big bets are nothing new for CEO Elon Musk<p>"This is actually good for Tesla and EV industry, that’s really important to appreciate, and I really do believe that," Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on a call today. He’d just done something a little off-kilter: told his competitors to use his technology …

Meet the BAT, an airborne wind turbine

The first time you see this bizarre aircraft floating high above the horizon, you may be confused. It looks kind of like a giant, winged doughnut.<p>It's 35 feet wide, and inventors call it the BAT.<p>It's an unmanned, helium-filled, cylindrical blimp wrapped around three spinning blades that turn wind …

High-Speed Bionic Arm Catches Objects in Mid-Flight (Video)

Researchers want to use the robotic limb to snatch space debris.<p>It’s no Willie Mays over-the-shoulder-at-the-warning-track catch*, but it’s still pretty impressive for a robot.<p>Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have unveiled a bionic arm with three joints and …

Mileways, The Social App For Frequent Flyers, Adds Flight Compensation Through Partnership With AirHelp

Mileways, the Munich-based social app for frequent flyers, just got a little more useful. The iOS app has added integration with AirHelp, the flight compensation startup co-founded by Morten Lund, to make it easy for travellers to claim compensation should they face delay, cancelation or …

Social Shopping Fashion Q&A Platform, Motilo, Bags Another $2.5M For Expansion & Marketing

London-based social fashion platform Motilo, which offers a home for fashionistas to float their sartorial dilemmas, has taken in another tranche of post-seed funding from private investors.<p>The startup, which was founded in April 2012, secured $3.3 million during 2013, and has now topped that up to …

mytaxi To Switch From Fixed Fee To Marketplace Model — Drivers To Choose 3%-30% Revenue Share

The taxi app wars are about to get a whole lot more interesting. German taxi startup mytaxi, founded in 2009 and currently operating in six markets with 10 million app downloads under its belt, is planning to switch from taking a fixed-fee cut of taxi journeys to a marketplace model where drivers …

Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen

The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.<p>There is simply too much context available via the sensors, camera, radios and other inputs we …

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud infrastructure companies to …

Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

As <b>AllThingsD</b> had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie …

Newfound "King of Gore" Dinosaur Ruled Before T. Rex

The ancient tyrannosaur resembles T. rex and was found in the Southwest.<p><b>A newly discovered "King of Gore" tyrannosaur pushes back the origins ofT. rex's terrifying family tree to at least 80 million years ago, report paleontologists.</b><p><i>Lythronax argestes</i> (which literally means "Gore King from the …

A networking news frenzy ahead of Cisco’s Insieme launch

The networking world is in a frenzy ahead of Cisco’s Insieme launch on Wednesday. Insieme represents the networking giant’s response to the threat of …