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公開日時: 2020-09-02 00:00:00

Smart gym in a cabinet
Indubitably, the year 2020 has changed our world and lifestyle. With the persistent fear of the coronavirus still lurking in many countries, businesses too are reorienting their processes and products to stay relevant in the market. One good case study is the fitness industry. Going to a community gym was an essential part of urban life, but the COVID-19 situation has put paid to that because gyms are either closed or shunned today. However, companies like Tempo, Tonal, and Mirror offer unique, self-contained, and smart home-gym products for fitness fanatics....

公開日時: 2020-09-01 00:00:00

Duplicating keys using its locking sound
An interesting talk was presented at the International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, which was held in Austin, Texas. The researchers, led by Soundarya Ramesh, introduced a way to pick an ordinary lock using a smartphone software and a 3D printer....

Internet Explorer、25年の歴史の終わりに近づく
公開日時: 2020-08-29 00:00:00

Internet Explorer nears end of its 25-year run
Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 very soon, starting the process from November 30. First, the Microsoft Teams app will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11, followed by all other Microsoft services by August 2021....

公開日時: 2020-08-28 00:00:00

The $1.5 million mask
As the pandemic lingers on in many parts of the world, the mask has emerged as the universal protective gear worldwide. As per WHO guidelines, it is an essential part of our outdoor existence. With many manufacturers in the fray, the mask is getting more innovative by the day, coming in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. It is also becoming much more than just a protective gear; the rich and famous are determined to make it a fashion statement as well....

公開日時: 2020-08-27 00:00:00

Guest scammed at The Ritz
Fraudulent activities are rampant today, especially in the digital medium. This is because many people have shifted to online transactions using their bank details or credit cards. Swindlers manage to obtain such private information from the user and use them to carry out spurious transactions. The latest report of such a con act comes from London, where guests at The Ritz were targeted by scammers....

公開日時: 2020-08-26 00:00:00

AI-driven credit card
Estimates show that many millennials don’t own a credit card. The reason could be apprehensions such as exceeding their spending capacity or inability to keep up with the banking formalities. This is where a new credit card from fintech startup cred.ai promises many new features that traditional providers are yet to offer, especially to millennials and Gen Z....

公開日時: 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Apple and Google ban Fortnite
For many people subjected to forced quarantine, video games are a favorite pastime. Fortnite, a very popular game with 350 million players on Android and iOS platforms, was recently on a collision course with Google and Apple because it apparently violated guidelines that govern in-app purchases. Evidently, Epic Games allowed players to make in-app purchases without using Apple's or Google’s payment system. This resulted in a ban from both the App Store and Play Store....

公開日時: 2020-08-22 00:00:00

The artificial skin that can feel
Inspired by the popular movie franchise Star Wars, a group of scientists in Singapore have created artificial skin that can feel. This innovation could help people with prosthetic limbs detect an object and feel its texture, temperature. The scientists, who spent about 18 months developing the technology, assert that the artificial skin can even sense pain....

公開日時: 2020-08-21 00:00:00

New Zealand’s official wizard
New Zealand is known for some bizarre things. Among them is the world’s longest place name running into 85 letters. Another example is the existence of an "official" wizard appointed by the Prime Minister....

公開日時: 2020-08-20 00:00:00

World’s first fully interactive virtual museum
The pandemic has brought challenging times upon us. People are marooned indoors and businesses are rapidly adapting to the digital space, failing which they stand the risk of losing everything. This has pushed many organizations to embrace virtual reality. Recently, Sotheby’s auction house held its first virtual auction from London and bidders joined from around the world. In similar vein, the Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA) is opening this month....

公開日時: 2020-08-19 00:00:00

Facebook and Twitter fight misinformation
Despite the volatile situation prevailing due to COVID-19, the campaign for the US presidential elections is in full swing on social media platforms. This aggressive campaigning has made it imperative for social media companies to keep a close eye on the spread of misinformation, especially regarding COVID-19 and influencing voters....

公開日時: 2020-08-18 00:00:00

How about a business meeting in the virtual world?
More than 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs play golf, and the game is a sure way of forging alliances and deals. Or at least it was, until the pandemic struck and social distancing became the new-normal. But the idea of a business meeting over a game is catching on even in COVID-19 times, although the games are now only in the virtual world....

公開日時: 2020-08-15 00:00:00

accessiBe: making e-commerce accessible
With the Internet being widely available and presenting an array of opportunities, there is a high demand to make websites easy to access for people with special needs. It is estimated that working professionals with disabilities have a disposable income of $490 billion. Unfortunately, the current scenario in the e-commerce market prevents them from enjoying the perks of the Internet, eventually restricting them from contributing to the economy. This is where accessiBe, an Israel-based startup, is providing a platform for online business owners to change the current landscape....

公開日時: 2020-08-14 00:00:00

The ‘smart’ mask translator
The use of respirators or face masks has become mandatory across the globe to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The market has caught on to the increasing demand for masks and started making them in different colors and themes. Japanese startup Donut Robotics has seized the opportunity and developed a mask that can amplify the wearer's voice and translate speech into many languages....

公開日時: 2020-08-13 00:00:00

Microsoft wants to buy TikTok
Safety of user data has been an ongoing debate for a long time. Online social media services have managed to escape by offering some plausible explanation or the other most of the time. Video-sharing app TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, is no different. However, the platform has been facing scathing attacks, particularly in the US, for allegedly collecting user data unethically and sending it to China....

公開日時: 2020-08-12 00:00:00

The manga industry is changing
Manga, the art form that refers to comics or graphic novels from Japan, has managed to shape the perception of modern Japanese culture and showcase it to the world. With the most successful manga of the last decade--Attack on Titan, which was first published in 2009--coming to an end, publishers are looking for the next big winner....

公開日時: 2020-08-08 00:00:00

Sono’s Sion: Production journey of a viable solar-powered car
In the shift toward environment-friendly fuels, electric vehicles are gathering momentum. At the lower end of the cost spectrum for electric cars is Volkswagen AG’s ID.3, an electric sedan that started selling last month for 35,000 euros. However, the obvious disadvantage of an EV is the lack of a strong network of charging points. That thought encouraged a startup in Munich to develop a car with solar panels. Unlike an EV, you cannot get stuck anywhere if you run out of power; the vehicle can charge itself by the roadside just by absorbing sunlight....

公開日時: 2020-08-07 00:00:00

Tech giants face antitrust hearing
Tech bigwigs like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Tim Cook--CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple respectively--were issued summons to appear before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on July 29. Due to the pandemic, the executives were allowed to appear through video conferencing. The investigation is led by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission....

公開日時: 2020-08-06 00:00:00

Neuralink: The brain-computer interface
Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX and Tesla, is known for his achievements in the tech industry and, as some would say, for few absurd promises about technological advancements for the betterment of humankind. In yet another such announcement, Musk revealed a new project that aims to make the human brain control technology through an implant....

公開日時: 2020-08-05 00:00:00

Fruit battery
With the variety of devices available to humankind today, lithium-ion batteries come as a blessing because they can power everything from children’s toys to flashlights. The small pockets of energy have been around for quite some time now. However, only about 5% of the lithium-ion batteries used in the 1.5 billion smartphones sold each year are recycled. Most of the world’s lithium comes from Southern America and it takes 1 million litres of water to produce only 900 kg of lithium....