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adidas to Begin Closing Down Storefront Locations

The retail apocalypse continues.<p>With the retail apocalypse continuing its course with more than 12,000 stores expected to close across the globe in 2018, adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted is now announcing that the sportswear giant will also be closing down a number of their storefronts in the coming years …

eCommerce

Deleting your Facebook account won't keep it from tracking you

The #DeleteFacebook movement has been riding high ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal got rolling, with high-profile figures like Elon Musk publicly declaring their intention to purge their good names from Facebook’s ledgers (only not really doing it, in Musk’s case).<p>But, by …

Cambridge Analytica

Facial recognition tech picks a suspect out of a crowd of 50,000 in China

Police in southeast China have reportedly arrested a fugitive spotted in a crowd of 50,000 people attending a pop concert thanks to some eerily …

Communist Party

It's Happening: Drones Will Soon Be Able to Decide Who to Kill

Here's what you need to know.<p>The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using …

Artificial Intelligence

New Gmail update said to add self-destructing email you can't print or forward

Google's upcoming redesign has some potentially compelling new features that may change your emailing habits.<p>A few days ago we reported on how Gmail was about to get a big makeover.<p>"We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase)," a Google representative said in an …

Apps

Alice In Putin’s Wonderland: How Russia’s AI Assistant Compares To Siri And Alexa

The assistant, launched by a company, with ties to the Kremlin, is exploding in growth and is not encumbered by any privacy or regulatory concerns.<p>As artificial intelligence technology gets smarter and smarter, our concerns about user privacy keep growing. We’re asking why Amazon’s Alexa is …

Artificial Intelligence

HD Vinyl

A newly funded Austrian startup is prepared to change the way we listen to vinyl records. Their process is called HD vinyl and is said to offer …

Vinyl Records

What Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Say About What Facebook Knows About You

Facebook has a lot more data about us than it lets on—and its tools for providing ‘complete control’ don’t do enough<p>If there’s one thing we learned from the past week’s marathon congressional inquisition of Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, it’s this: The inner workings of Facebook’s …

Social Media

Leaked Apple memo says company found 29 ‘leakers’ last year, and arrested 12

Apple Inc. warned employees this week against leaking product updates and other coveted information with some sobering stats: the company had …

IPhone 8

5 Fantastic Examples of Brands That Use Virtual Reality (VR)

pixel2013 / PixabayVirtual reality (VR) is quickly rising in popularity amongst marketers; it’s an excellent way for brands to create a …

Virtual Reality

Welcome to HD Vinyl

HD Vinyl is a massive improvement over traditional vinyl records.<p>It offers better sound quality, higher frequency response, 30% more playing time, …

Audiophile

Come Meet These Tiny Robots Powered by Moisture

One day, they could crawl, wiggle and twist to deliver medicine to your skin.<p>Tiny robots that inch forward by absorbing humidity could one day be used to deliver drugs to humans. Researchers from Seoul National University in South Korea created these critters, which look more like moving office …

Robotics

Holograms were the fantasy; VR and AR are the reality

Like flying cars and robot assistants, holograms have spent almost my entire life being “only a few years away” from ubiquity. The hologram rush began when <i>National Geographic</i> featured 3D skulls, eagles, and globes on the covers of its magazines. Naturally, as the sci-fi concept had finally become …

Augmented Reality

The internet can’t stop gushing over Thicc Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress this week, and when the Facebook founder wasn’t dumping information off on his team or acting like a …

Mark Zuckerberg

Researchers teach AI to think like dogs and find out what they know about the world

They say AI trained on dog behavior could be useful for teaching robots<p>What can artificial intelligence learn from dogs? Quite a lot, say researchers from the University of Washington and Allen Institute for AI. They recently trained neural networks to interpret and predict the behavior of canines. …

Artificial Intelligence

Genchi Genbutsu: The Problem Solving Concept Which Drives Toyota Forward

It’s one thing to identify errors or weaknesses in your business, but it’s another to actually fix and improve them.<p>The crucial step in fixing an …

Framing

Winning Images From the World Press Photo 2018 Contest

Chosen from over 70,000 images.<p>World Press Photo just unveiled the winning images from its 61st contest. The 2018 selection was chosen from 73,044 images captured by 4,548 international photographers from 125 nations. The first place prize of approximately $12,300 USD went to Agence France-Presse …

Venezuela

Forensics expert believes Banksy is Gorillaz founder Jamie Hewlett

Comic artist and Gorillaz founder Jamie Hewlett could be behind anonymous street artist Banksy, according to a forensic expert.<p>The source, who asked …

Streetwear

Red-Hot Carolina Reaper Pepper Hospitalizes Man With 'Thunderclap Headache'

This is not a pepper to mess with.<p>Thunderclap headaches are so named because they make you feel like your cranium has been struck with the force of a …

Headaches

Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica Inaction: We Had Nothing to Ban in 2015

He claims the company had no power over the situation.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee …

Social Media

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

Augmented Reality is Changing How Newspapers (and Readers) are Seeing Things

The eyes of the world may have been on the recent winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, but it wasn’t just the round-the-clock televised …

Mixed Reality

Resonance Audio: Multi-platform spatial audio at scale

Music Production

Seth Globepainter Unveils Whimsical New Artworks in Shanghai

For an exhibit entitled “Like Child’s Play.”<p>Acclaimed French street artist Seth Globepainter recently launched a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. Entitled “Like Child’s Play,” the show puts on a diverse display of sculptures, paintings, installations, and photographs …

Streetwear

IWC Breaks From Swiss Ranks With Online Tool for Made-to-Order Watches

<i>Originally published by Stephen Pulvirent on Hodinkee.</i><p>Prior to the start of Baselworld, the Richemont-owned brand IWC announced its launch of an …

Watches

YouTube illegally collects data on children, say child protection groups

Complaint filed with US watchdog urges sanctions for Google allegedly failing to comply with child protection laws around data collection and ads<p>A coalition of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google is …

Privacy

Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Gesture interface company Leap Motion is announcing an ambitious, but still very early, plan for an augmented reality platform based on its hand tracking system. The system is called Project North Star, and it includes a design for a headset that Leap Motion claims costs less than $100 at …

Augmented Reality

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Marketing

Face-Swap Porn and the End of Reality

Lingerie Images ? Pixabay ? Download Free Pictures960 Ã-- 640 - 144k - jpg<br>(Image by pixabay.com) Permission Details DMCA<p>In a dank corner of the …

Carnal

19 Mind-Blowing Pictures That Show You What Random Objects Look Like On The Inside

The inside of a guitar seriously looks like a super pricey Airbnb.

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