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It’s been 10 years since Microsoft invested in Facebook — now Facebook is worth almost as much as Microsoft

What fad?<p>A decade ago this week, on Oct. 24, 2007, Facebook announced that Microsoft would invest $240 million in the fast-growing social network, expanding an advertising partnership between the companies.<p>It was a big deal at the time.<p>For one, because Microsoft had competed for the deal with …

Amazon is invading Apple and Google's home turf in the war over the future of computing

All three are convinced that voice-controlled virtual assistants have the potential to transform how we interact with our devices. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, and Amazon has Alexa.<p>They believe that in the future, you won't swipe or manually fiddle with your device — you'll just …

Google Assistant

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Reversing Paralysis<p>Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries …

Google Home Assistant spielt plötzlich Werbespots ab

Sprachassistenten wie der Amazon Echo oder Google Home erobern langsam aber sicher die Haushalte rund um den Globus. Abhängig vom aktuellen Stand der …

Google Home

Apple-Chef hält Augmented Reality für genauso wichtig wie das iPhone

Apple-Chef Tim Cook äußert abermals großes Interesse an Augmented Reality. Seinen Aussagen zufolge sei AR eine ebenso relevante Technologie wie das …

Mobile Payment: Drei Gründe, warum Amazon Go kein Erfolg wird

Noch ist Amazon Go mit seinem einzigen Standort in Seattle faktisch wie ein Programm, das seinen Beta-Test durchläuft. Einkaufen können nur …

Rollende Diener: Die persönlichen Lieferroboter kommen | WIRED Germany

Piaggio Fast Forward<p>Lieferroboter sind auf dem Vormarsch: Während die Kastenmaschinen von Starship Technologies seit kurzem Essen und Pakete …

Mark Zuckerberg reveals Oculus' glove-like VR controller prototypes

On a trip to Oculus’ research lab in Redmond, Washington, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried out the company’s prototypes for glove-like controllers that are designed to be used in VR and AR experiences with the Rift headset, and shared a photo of them which you can see above.<p>Zuck described the …

Virtual Reality

Warum wir 2017 mehr Chatbots für die Kundenkommunikation bauen sollten

Noch sind es "erste Gehversuche auf dem Weg zur perfekten Illusion", wenn in Deutschland Chatbots eingesetzt werden. Dabei kann man mit ihnen …

This company wants you to go on a virtual reality date because romance is dead

You can probably guess from the name that The League is a dating app with an unashamedly elitist bent. When you visit its homepage, it screams at you in big, block-capitals “ARE YOU TOLD YOUR STANDARDS ARE TOO HIGH? Keep them that way.”<p>There’s a clear message. If you’re bright and beautiful you …

How People Like You Spend Their Time

Looking at American time use for various combinations of sex, age, and employment status, on weekdays and weekends. <b>Read More</b>

Tech Trends 2017

Machine Learning

Keine Schlangen, keine Kassen: Amazon Go startet Frontalangriff auf Supermärkte

Einkäufe einfach einpacken und gehen – das ist Amazons Vorstellung vom Shopping-Erlebnis der Zukunft. Mit Amazon Go könnte der E-Commerce-Riese …