Wearable, VR, AR, AI, & IoT

By J Bernard | Wearable Tech, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, & IoT

Burning Man announces artificial intelligence theme for next year’s festival

The perfect excuse to try and book Daft Punk…?<p>Burning Man’s organisers have announced that next year’s theme will be based on I, Robot, a series of …

Artificial Intelligence

Fringe technologies are swiftly moving to the mainstream – and businesses need to be ready

Cutting-edge technology can sometimes seem remote to business leaders.<p>Something for boffins in lab coats or tech wizards in flip-flops, not for the …

Innovation

Blade Runner 2049 misses mark on artificial intelligence

The portrayal of artificial intelligence in Blade Runner 2049 takes on a nuance absent in the original film. In addition to the advanced intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

The co-founder of Siri says there's one important job that must never be replaced by technology

A robot pours popcorn from a cooking pot into a bowl at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the University of Bremen, Germany. (INGO …

Artificial Intelligence

Virtual Reality is the Next Big Thing in Artificial Intelligence Development

2<b>Virtual Reality is the Next Big Thing in Artificial Intelligence Development</b><p>Virtual reality was envisioned as a human simulation innovation some …

Virtual Reality

Tech giants studying artificial intelligence are enlisting an Obama veteran as their new leader

Terah Lyons is now the founding executive director of the Partnership for AI<p>An artificial intelligence research-and-policy organization set up by Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants is tapping the Obama administration’s former AI expert as its new leader.<p>Terah Lyons will now serve as …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's artificial intelligence computer 'no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge'

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.<p>Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

GoPro Hero 6 review: Slow-mo, stabilization and subtle refinements

If you look at the GoPro Hero 6, it's nearly impossible to tell it apart from the Hero 5, even on close inspection. The older, silver GoPros used to have the model number marked in black text on the front. The only way to tell the most recent cameras apart is small gray-on-gray text on the left …

Cameras

August’s third-generation smart lock is uncomplicated and cheap

Much like Nest did a few weeks ago with its Thermostat E, August has begun offering a cheaper version of its flagship product with a fresh design. August’s new third-generation Smart Lock has moved away from the circular design that it was known for (which can still be found on the Smart Lock Pro) …

Home Automation

Samsung announces 360 Round VR camera with 17 lenses

Samsung at its annual developer conference earlier today unveiled a new 360-degree camera, appropriately named the "360 Round." Unlike the company's …

Samsung

1 Reason to Buy GoPro Stock, and 1 Reason to Stay Away

GoPro's latest products can boost sales, but investors shouldn't ignore the threat of cheap Chinese competition.<p><b>GoPro</b> (NASDAQ:GPRO) has made a …

Stocks

Top 10 Best Home Automation Systems of 2018

Home automation systems allow homeowners better control over their environments and more idea of what types of energy they are using and why. Home …

Automation

The best smart home hubs you can buy

The world of smart home hubs continues to expand as every major tech giant puts pedal to metal and seeks to surpass the competition. Who owns this …

Smart Homes

Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 six months after launching Bixby 1.0

It’s now open to third-party developers and designed for smart home devices<p>Samsung today announced a second-generation version of its digital voice assistant Bixby: dubbed Bixby 2.0, it’s geared toward smart home devices. The news, announced at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco, …

Samsung

Eve Smart Mirror Complete With App Store Hits Kickstarter

Designer and developer Stephen Bonnain has created an interactive smart mirror complete with and App Store allowing you to access your favourite …

Home Automation

Google’s second Daydream headset is all subtle improvements

Samsung's Gear VR ushered in an age where we strap our phones to our faces for entertainment. But when it debuted last year, Google's $79 Daydream View managed to make the whole process look just a little less geeky. To coincide with the launch of its new Pixel smartphones, Google whipped up an …

Virtual Reality

Garmin Speak puts Amazon Alexa in your car

Gamin's GPS devices already feature voice control, but if you'd prefer to have Alexa onboard, its latest product is more your jam. The GPS device maker has just released Garmin Speak, which it says is the first in-vehicle device with hands-free access to Alexa. It's a tiny little thing, measuring …

Amazon

2nd-gen August Smart Lock gets a deep discount now that the new models are here

The new August Lock and August Lock Pro are both terrific devices. That said, the best value out there right now might be the August Smart Lock 2nd …

Home Automation

How the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor helped save a man’s life

For as helpful as the Apple Watch is for keeping up with notifications and keeping tabs on your fitness, it’s easy to forget that the increasingly …

Smartwatches

Never walk over to a window to draw the blinds again thanks to Axis Gear

If you can talk to your thermostat to set your temperature, or control your washing machine from your driveway, why are you still walking over to …

Home Automation

AI innovation could cause an ethical conundrum for organized religion

Over the past decade or so, artificial intelligence has gone from being a plot point in movies to being a very real part of millions of lives.<p>Think about it. Every time you interact with Siri, Alexa, or a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, you’re interacting with AI. And AI is advancing at a <i>very</i> rapid …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Machine Learning

Bring smartphone control to your lights w/ GE’s Wireless Smart Switch for under $31

<i>Update: Shipping times have slipped to 4-5 months, meaning it’ll be some time before your items would arrive.</i><p>Amazon offers the GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Light Switch for <b>$30.60 shipped</b>. That’s good for just under $10 off the list price and is the best offer currently available. For comparison it …

Home Automation

Monolith Smart Mirror Hits Kickstarter (video)

Northern Elements has unveiled a new smart mirror which the development team says revolutionary and takes the form of the Monolith, which is this …

Crowd Funding

A new report tells the government how it can 'supercharge' AI in the UK

The UK is well placed to become a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), according to a government-commissioned report published on Sunday.<p>The 78-page report contains 18 proposals for how the UK government can work with industry to stay ahead of the competition and grow the UK's …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Watch Series 3 With LTE Ends Up Becoming A Groundbreaking Device [Opinion]

You’ve probably read about a lot of issues with the Apple Watch Series 3 on this site over the past few weeks. But after owning the Watch Series 3 …

Smartwatches

AI implants will allow us to control our homes with our thoughts within 20 years, government report claims

Artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bone, a senior inventor at IBM has forecast.<p>John McNamara, who works at IBM Hursley Innovation Centre, in Hampshire, submitted evidence to the House of Lords Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Amazon Tech Products to Have on Your Radar This Holiday Season

Alexa everywhere!<p>Amazon has an incredible lineup of tech products, ranging from smart speakers and streaming devices, all the way to affordable tablets. Here are the coolest offerings worth your attention this holiday season.

Amazon

Quest: It's the IMF vs. Donald Trump

<b>Quest's Profitable Moment</b><p>Just how good a diplomat is IMF managing director Christine Lagarde? We'll soon find out at the fund's latest meeting in Washington.<p>Lagarde is now facing a nasty argument with her main shareholder -- the United States of America.<p>The IMF has implicitly criticized President …

Donald Trump