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Weta expands into gaming sector

Weta Workshop is officially expanding into the fast growing gaming sector.

Augmented Reality

Changing the Way the World Works

March 19, 2018<br>Arvind Krishna, Head of IBM Research<p>Our mission at IBM is to help our clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example …

Quantum Computing

Alibaba in talks to swallow China food delivery app Ele.me

Alibaba is in talks to acquire Ele.me in a deal that could value the online food delivery start-up at up to $9.5bn as China’s tech titans battle it …

eCommerce

This Tiny $16 Power Bank Is What Every Smartphone Needs

We’ve all suffered the sudden horror of a dead phone. You could be in the middle of texting, instagramming or on a call and the next thing you know, …

Facebook expands customer service tools in Messenger

Google isn't the only one looking to improve messaging software to help businesses connect meaningfully (and profitably) with customers. Facebook just announced a new update to its own Messenger platform, which improves quick replies, expands on customer chat plugins and better customization …

Meet Vero: Why a billionaire's Instagram alternative is suddenly so popular

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

China’s media is struggling to overcome its racial stereotypes of Africa

For most Chinese people, the Spring Festival is a time to honor family ties, friendships and acquaintances.<p>This is what producers of this year’s Annual Spring Festival Gala on China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, probably had in mind when they agreed to include a comedy skit about the growing ties …

Mixed reality is the UI of the future

The past few decades of computing and the internet have been limited to flat 2D screens on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. However, the rise of mixed reality means that society will soon move beyond the screen: where the user interface won’t be a flat piece of glass but the physical 3D spaces in …

Apple confirms it runs iCloud on Google's cloud

Ever wondered where Apple stores all your iCloud backups? Between photos, files, contacts, and other data for millions of customers, that’s a whole lot of storage space that the company would have to make room for and manage. Now, it’s confirmed that iCloud actually lives on Google Cloud …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

The Vivo Apex's Bezels Make The iPhone X's Bezels Look Fat

A year and half ago Xiaomi stunned the mobile industry by surprise launching a “bezel-less” phone named the Mi Mix. Since then, the idea of a phone having almost no bezels — just a face that’s all-screen — has become much more mainstream and common, to the point that the term “bezel-less” has been …

Phones

These Ascend-1 wireless earbuds last six times longer than Airpods

popsci shop<p>Enjoy 30 hours of superior sound, now at 40 percent off MSRP.<p>Battery life is always a concern when you upgrade to wireless tech. But with their supplied case, the Ascape Audio Ascend-1 Truly Wireless Earbuds can keep going for 30 hours straight. What’s more, that playtime is filled with …

A product Salesforce launched two years ago is now the fastest growing in company history

Kimberly White | Getty Images<p>Two years ago Salesforce introduced a mobile app and communications service to help field workers like elevator …

Salesforce

MIT Engineers Have Built a Device That Pulls Electricity Out of Thin Air

It doesn't need sunlight, batteries, or wind.<p>Temperature changes large and small are happening around us all the time, and scientists have come up …

This Simple Brain Hack Will Help You Learn a New Language Much Faster, According to Science

It works for other stuff, too.<p>Have you ever struggled to learn a new language? It turns out two simple changes to the way you study can make absorbing and remembering new words and grammar much easier. That's according to new research by language learning app Duolingo.<p>After reviewing the data on …

Language Learning

Cryptocurrencies Will Fail Without Cross-Chain Transactions | Investopedia

The explosion of new digital assets over the last year has seen a new problem emerge in the growing blockchain landscape: how to centralize a …

Blockchain

The Tenuous Future of Ad Tech Middle Men

At<p>the moment, an important debate about fraud and viewability is playing out in an ad tech ecosystem -- an ecosystem that's increasingly being called …

Blockchain smartphones: worth the hype?

Smartphones are not fully secure devices. Photo: iStock<p>Most of us would agree that our smartphones are not secure devices. There are hundreds of apps …

Blockchain Could Revolutionize Retirement Planning | Investopedia

The latest industry to adopt blockchain for its operations is the pension planning industry. The retirement services industry is estimated to have a …

Blockchain Is a Game-Changer for Online Advertising | Investopedia

In the massive world of online advertising, blockchain will be a force to reckon with. Unlike with some blockchain products such as cryptocurrency, …

Blockchain

Lufthansa Airline’s Blockchain Deal Is Good For Travelers

Lufthansa Group, one of Europe’s biggest airlines, recently announced it will join the initial coin offering run by Swiss nonprofit Winding Tree, …

The future of tokenization and blockchain is not just ICOs

Blockchain business case variety seems secondary in the conversation around blockchain hype. Tokenization on a blockchain system has received attention around the world with the increasing prevalence of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings).<p>For those who continue to see “ICO”, but have no firm …

Blockchain

Five Blockchain Use Cases for Healthcare Payers, Providers

October 10, 2017 - The distributed ledger methodology known as blockchain is piquing interest in the healthcare industry as organizations search for …

How indie music and film artists can benefit from blockchain

The economy that underpins the cultural industries have not kept pace with the technologies support creative arts. You can create films, music, songs, and other work of art with little more than a smartphone and a computer. And you can publish your creative content on YouTube, Facebook and other …

Blockchain

Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Anymore

Digital currencies just keep gaining steam.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Though cryptocurrency and its underpinnings -- blockchain technology -- have gone through tough times over the last eight years, they have evolved to the point where they pose a serious threat, …

Blockchain

Lufthansa Partners With a Blockchain Provider in an Investment Worth Testing

Lufthansa Group has become the first major aviation company to partner with a blockchain provider, in a move it hopes will transform how travel …

Blockchain

IT Giant Fujitsu Joins Major Banks for Blockchain Money Transfer Pilot

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu and three major banks have announced plans to pilot a peer-to-peer money transfer system built with blockchain …

Blockchain Startups

This community is putting fish on the blockchain 🐟

No, not really… but we do love the blockchain!<p>Ok, so we are not putting fish on the blockchain per se (could be cool? 🤔), but we launched an …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain melds with professional reputation networks with SpringRole launch

Startup incubator Science Inc. announced today the launch of California-based SpringRole Inc., which will govern the first professional reputation …

Blockchain

How Blockchain Technology Made It to Real Estate Business

Every now and then, we get reports of another old-fashioned industry embracing Blockchain and its innovations. Even though this parade is mostly led …