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Virtual Reality Is Reshaping Medical Training and Treatment

Arthur C. Clarke, a British science fiction writer, is well known for once writing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from …

Virtual Reality

How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure

Why, all of a sudden, are so many successful business leaders urging their companies and colleagues to make more mistakes and embrace more failures?<p>In May, right after he became CEO of Coca-Cola Co., James Quincey called upon rank-and-file managers to get beyond the fear of failure that had dogged …

Harvard Business Review

Virtual reality walkthroughs are transforming architecture

Virtual reality has begun to radically transform architecture, giving rise to “virtual property inspections” that provide a clear view of a property before construction crews even break ground. Contrary to what people see on their favorite real estate reality shows, which showcase a seamless …

Real Estate

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Blockchain: The Key to IoT's Full Potential

When the two technologies join forces, blockchain is the way to realize the vast potential of the internet of things.<p>The convergence of blockchain …

Bitcoin

3 ways AR is transforming manufacturing and logistics

Augmented reality is poised to radically improve manufacturing, logistics, and skilled trades. AR can superimpose holographic images and instructions onto the real world, which is immensely valuable for educating workers on how to use large machinery or specialized devices.<p>The technology also has …

Augmented Reality

HTC Vive TPCAST Wireless Virtual Reality Adapter Now Available To Preorder In US For $299

Early adopters of the virtual reality hardware created by HTC, may be interested know that the TPCAST wireless virtual reality adapter specifically …

Virtual Reality

5 Predictions On How Blockchain Will Drive Digital Transformation

My prediction: there will be a time when it seems impossible that we ever survived without blockchain.<p>Until then, the technology that once was the lesser known force behind Bitcoin is now seeing its own day in the sun. In fact, what started largely as a security tool for cryptocurrencies holds even …

Bitcoin

Is It Possible To Benefit Society With Virtual Reality?

Beyond gaming, beyond manufacturing, beyond the obvious commercial aspects that virtual and augmented reality will bring to our economy, will there be any positive benefits to individuals and disparate groups as we embrace this new generation of technology?<p>A day long summit on November 17th at …

Virtual Reality

AI Startup Embodied Intelligence Wants Robots to Learn From Humans in Virtual Reality

Depending on who you ask, robotic grasping has been solved for a while now. That is, the act of physically grasping an object, not dropping it, and …

Robotics

Robomed sees blockchain as a way to revolutionize health care contracts and payments

Blockchain technologies are slowly seeping into every conceivable market. And if one Russian company succeeds, the health care industry will be the next to be feel the impact of this new technology.<p>Robomed Network, a Moscow-based startup founded by health care entrepreneur Philipp Mironovich, has …

Health Care

Apple Augmented Reality Headset Coming In 2020 With rOS

Apple has big plans for augmented reality, the company’s CEO Tim Cook has talked about this in the past. According to a recent report, Apple will …

Augmented Reality

Medical startup raises £15m for augmented reality surgery headsets

A London startup developing holographic surgery headsets has raised $20m (£15m) from the backers of Facebook’s Oculus headset.<p>Touch Surgery, founded by two former surgeons, plans to use the funds to launch an “augmented reality” tool that trains medics on the finer points of surgery. Wearing a …

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality glasses will soon help legally blind people see again

Although this will no doubt change over time as the technology becomes more mature, right now augmented reality (AR) is mainly being used for retail …

Augmented Reality

Zest labs brings IoT and blockchain to the fresh food supply chain

With the hype around blockchain, it’s a technology that’s still finding its feet when it comes to wide, mainstream adoption. Therefore it’s not every day when you come across a company that uses both IoT sensor technology and the blockchain to solve a common agricultural problem. Zest Labs have …

Bitcoin

Epson Launches World's First Augmented Reality Drone Flight Simulator App Optimized for Smart Glasses - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The application allows a user to fly a 3D digital drone in the real world using flight controllers from the latest DJI drones, including the Mavic …

Augmented Reality

'Data Science As A Service' Is Almost Here, Making It Even More Important To Understand Data

The data-driven organization, as it comes about, will most likely to be led or guided by Batman, not Superman. That’s because few people really have super-human powers, but do have access to the tools and technologies to help make things happen — just as Batman did. At the same time, technology is …

Big Data

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explain how creativity works

‘Bend, blend, break’<p>What makes humans special? Some credit should go to the opposable thumb and the larynx, says neuroscientist David Eagleman, but a lot of it has to do with our ability to be creative and constantly think up new ideas.<p>Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and writer, …

Creativity

The Way Online Shopping Disrupted Retail, Blockchain Is About To Do To Freight And Logistics

Back in the 1990s, a young entrepreneur by the name of Jeff Bezos had an idea.<p>He wanted to bring the experience of walking into a bookstore and choosing a book, digital. Bookstores, he thought, were inefficient, and was a simple enough shopping experience to replicate for a customer sitting in …

Bitcoin

What’s holding back VR?

When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR’s incredible potential, yet the 6.3 million headsets shipped last year is hardly cause for a ticker-tape parade.<p>So …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft aims to map the whole world in 3D using the HoloLens (patent)

One of the best features of the Microsoft HoloLens is placing virtual objects firmly fixed into a real space and finding those objects still in the …

Augmented Reality

Get Ready for the New Disrupters

IDEAS<p>I was recently with a group of 100 CEOs gathered by IBM’s Ginni Rometty to discuss the “big bets” on the future being made by their companies. …

Women in Tech

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Could Be Your Next Strategic Priority

When organizations do the right thing, value can extend far beyond the good deed itself. <b>Corporate social responsibility</b> (CSR) can help drive better business outcomes, attract likeminded partners, increase employee engagement and more.<p>“Just like human resources years ago … CSR is going to grow into …

CSR

IBM, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and over 100 other companies have jumped into a lawsuit fighting Trump's decision to end DACA

• <b>108 companies, including IBM, Facebook, Twitter and Uber are trying a new tactic to pressure the Trump Administration not to deport 800,000 people covered by the Obama-era DACA policy.</b>• <b><br>They have filed a brief in support of a lawsuit brought by multiple US states challenging the Trump</b> …

Immigration

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

With Poly, Google makes it easier to build for VR, AR

The new tool is a library of downloadable 3D objects and scenes for use in virtual- or augmented-reality apps.<p>Creating a serene garden of AR flowers to put in your app? Google on Wednesday launched a tool that will make finding the right 3D objects easier.<p>Poly is a one-stop shop for browsing, …

Augmented Reality

Stranger Things VR Experience Now Available

The virtual reality application on Oculus and Gear VR Face Your Fears, has received new content for this year’s Halloween celebrations and brings …

Netflix

Amazon adds an AR shopping feature to its iOS app

Amazon today is introducing a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera. Launched today in the Amazon app for iOS devices, AR View offers the ability to view thousands of products for the home or office – …

Augmented Reality

AI-powered IoT devices will change the way you do business

We may not notice it, but both artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are driving massive innovation in consumer and business environments. The smartphones in our pockets, for instance, are equipped with some 9 to 13 sensors and have been running machine learning and deep learning via …

Internet of Things

AR is on the verge of transforming the human-computer relationship

The ubiquity of smartphones and 4G networks in the last decade have changed our society and economy in dramatic ways. The most visible way in which society has transformed is that it’s become commonplace to see people staring at tiny 2D screens in their hands while tapping, pinching, and swiping on …

Augmented Reality