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Augmented Reality: a new creative canvas for brands

Since the global advertising and creative communities first came together for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the 1950s, advertising and creative content have expanded across all sorts of media, from print to film to digital and social. We believe augmented reality (AR) will take its place among these media as a powerful canvas for brands and agencies seeking to engage more deeply with their audiences.  AR lets creators project 3D objects into the physical world so you c...
Tags: Google, Cannes Lions, Ogilvy, Perrier, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, PERRIER Juice TV, Marion Taisne


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Autopilot Buddy is, hands down, the most evil gadget of 2018

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) recently cracked down on the makers of a device called the Autopilot Buddy, a gadget that allows people to trick Tesla cars into thinking the driver has their hands on the steering wheel. Autopilot Buddy is a fantastic example of a heartless piece of technology that tries to capitalize on consumers’ ignorance. Not everyone is tech-savvy, and being able to afford a Tesla doesn’t imply a general understanding of what artificial intellig...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Opinion, Tesla, Autopilot Buddy, Dolder Falco, Reese Partners LLC


This Light-Up HAL 9000 USB Flash Drive Can't Sing, But Probably Won't Kill You Either

Master Replicas, makers of some of the finest lightsaber replicas in any galaxy, sadly closed its doors back in 2008. Last year, however, part of its original team opened Master Replicas Group, a new company that’s relaunching with a series of 2001: A Space Odyssey collectibles to start, including a flash drive based…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Robots, 2001 A Space Odyssey, 2001, Consumer Tech, Flash Drives, Hal 9000, Master Replicas Group


'You will have victims' blood all over your hands': Sexual harassment lawyer accuses Google of killing revenge porn laws

Sexual harassment lawyer Carrie Goldberg accused Google of making a late intervention to kill new revenge porn laws in the US state of New York. The bill has been in the works for five years and lawmakers were due to vote on it on Wednesday, but were reportedly delayed by Google and trade body, the Internet Association. Goldberg was outraged at the delay, and said Google has "victims' blood all over your hands." Google and the Internet Association are yet to reply to requests for comment. C...
Tags: Google, New York, Senate, US, Trends, Internet Association, Albany, Goldberg, Albany New York, Carrie Goldberg, Eric Greitens, The New York Post, Carrie A Goldberg, Google the Internet Association


What you need to know in advertising today

While AT&T is reportedly closing in on a $1.6 billion deal to acquire the ad tech firm AppNexus, according to the  Wall Street Journal,  Brian Lesser — who runs AT&T's advertising division AdWorks — politely declined to comment. Still, there's plenty for Lesser to talk about now that the union of AT&T and Time Warner is complete. Lesser left his role as North American CEO at the ad buying giant GroupM in 2017 to help build out AT&T's budding but still under the radar ad business. Business Insi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Time Warner, Youtube, Disney, Trends, CMO, Snapchat, Fox, Comcast, Burger King, Costco, 21st Century Fox, Cannes, Business Insider, Groupm


Google’s Measure app updated to support all ARCore devices

Google introduced Measure, an app that lets you measure things back in 2016 for Tango devices. Now the company has updated the app that makes it compatible with all ARCore devices that includes: Google Pixel series, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P Zenfone AR / ARES Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 8 Sirocco Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate RS Porsche Design LG G6, G7 ThinQ, V30, V30+, V35 ThinQ Motorola Moto G5S Plus, Moto G6 Plus, Moto Z2 Force OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (20...
Tags: Google, Apps, News, Nokia, Samsung, Blogging, Motorola Moto, Measure Google, Measure Google ARCore, Measure Google Devices, Zenfone AR ARES Nokia, Sirocco Huawei


Buses, delivery vans and garbage trucks are the electric vehicles next door

A host of companies are offering fully electric commercial vehicles to governments and private industries that are looking to turn mail trucks and garbage haulers into vehicles of the future.
Tags: Business, Technology, News


Humans Can Now Correct Robots With Brainwaves

Researchers at MIT have built a system that allows robots to be corrected through thought and hand gestures. "The system monitors brain activity, determining if a person has noticed an error in the machine's work," reports Popular Mechanics. "If an error is detected, the system reverts over to human control. From that point, all it takes is a flick of the wrist to get the robot back on the right course." From the report: "This work combining EEG and EMG feedback enables natural human-robot inter...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Daniela Rus


Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over improper relationship with employee

Intel today announced the resignation of CEO Brian Krzanich, citing a violation of the company’s fraternization policy. CFO Bob Swan will fill in as interim CEO while the company conducts a search for its next top executive. The details: Krzanich’s resignation is effective immediately. He’s also giving up his seat on Intel’s board of directors. It would appear the company has a zero-tolerance policy for fraternization and Krzanich violated it. According to a company press release: Intel was rece...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Intel, Brian Krzanich, Krzanich, Bob Swan


5 Tips to Finding Great Headphones Under $200

With the advancement of technology, finding the right pair of headphones under $200 can be both easy and challenging at the same time. This is because there are so many varieties in the market and so are the counterfeits. Knowing what you need and finding it can be hard. It is therefore advisable that you do a good research on the different types of headphones in your quest to find one. Another important thing that you should never forget is to create a budget plan to act as a guide. It will l...
Tags: Fashion, Tech, Best, Headphones, Technology & Apps, Fashionable Tech


Algeria Shuts Off Entire Country's Internet To Stop Students From Cheating

Algeria has begun instituting nationwide internet blackouts to prevent students from leaking high school diploma exams online. Gizmodo reports: The country will turn off mobile and landline internet service across the country for an hour at a time during the exam period, which started on Wednesday and runs through June 25. The 11 blackouts are scheduled for an hour after each exam begins. In 2016, exam questions were reportedly leaked online and authorities were dissatisfied with a less stringen...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Algeria, Gizmodo, Annahar, Nouria Benghabrit, BBC Benghabrit


Google's internal rebellion over military contracts reportedly began when 9 engineers mutinied over a mysterious technology (GOOG, GOOGL)

    A group of software engineers refused to work on technology that would help Google win military contracts, according to Bloomberg. That refusal caused the company to postpone the release of the tech, called "air gap." This event incited others at Google to speak out against Google's ambitions for working with the military. It's unclear if Google plans to continue working on "air gap."   A group of Google software engineers mutinied earlier this year and refused to contribute to a tech...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, US Department of Defense Bloomberg


‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, the Most Visually Stunning Film of All Time, is Finally Hitting 4K

Following the recent theatrical run of the “unrestored” 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick‘s game-changing sci-fi classic is headed to 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray for the first time ever. The 2001 4K Blu-ray arrives on October 30, 2018. It may not be quite as good as seeing it on the big screen, but Stanley Kubrick’s mind-blowing sci-fi masterpiece 2001 will soon be available in 4K for the first time. If you have yet to jump on board the 4K train, now might be the perf...
Tags: Google, Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley-Kubrick, Kubrick, Warner Bros, Hdr, Warner Brothers, SRP, VUDU, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, Keir Dullea, 2001:-A-Space-Odyssey, Gary Lockwood, Blu-ray & DVD


‘Electronic Skin’ Allows User of Prosthetic Hand to Feel Pain

Current prosthetic limbs aren’t yet capable of transmitting complex sensations like texture or pain to the user, but a recent breakthrough by scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in which a synthetic layer of skin on an artificial hand transmitted feelings of pain directly to the user, takes us one step…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Pain, Futurism, Touch, Assistive Devices, Cyborgs, Sensation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Prosthesis, Artificial Limbs, Prosthetic Devices, Haptic Devices, Allows User of Prosthetic Hand


Latticework Launches Personal Hybrid Cloud for Private Data-Sharing

Were you aghast at revelations that third-party organizations were able to capture millions of Facebook profiles from users who were unaware of the company’s privacy policy terms? If so, a Silicon Valley startup is hoping to entice you with a new option for private data storage of your personal digital life, along with private channels for sharing videos and other information with your inner circle of friends—and close control over who else gets access to them. It’s a pretty tall order fo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Social Media, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Software, Innovation


Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other ‘planetary defense missions’

Space is a big place, and mostly empty — but there’s no shortage of objects which, should they float our direction, could end life as we know it. A new national plan for detecting and handling such objects was proposed today, and it includes the possibility of nuclear strikes on the incoming asteroids and other “planetary defense missions.” The plan, revealed and discussed this morning, is far from a joke — it’s just that the scales these threats operate at necessarily elevates the discourse to ...
Tags: TC, Space, Hollywood, Science, Government, Tech, Nasa, Asteroids, Boulder, Shin Godzilla, Chelyabinsk, NEOWISE


Presentation Design Hacks: How to Look Like a Pro

From making your presentation more engaging to improving audience retention to ensuring you appear polished and professional, the importance of quality presentation design can’t be overstated. If you don’t have formal training in design, then figuring out what you should and shouldn’t do can be a little intimidating, but it definitely doesn’t have to be. There are a ton of simple and easy-to-apply design hacks you can take advantage of that’ll elevate your presentation to professional-looking ex...
Tags: Google, Design, Hacks, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Design, Garr Reynolds, Presentation Design Hacks


Submarine Cables Could be Repurposed as Earthquake Detectors

In a paper published in Science, Giuseppe Marra, of Britain's National Physical Laboratory (NPL), proposes to shine a little light into the oceans by co-opting infrastructure built for an entirely different purpose. From a report: Dr Marra and his colleagues hope to use the planet's 1m-kilometre network of undersea fibre-optic cables, which carry the internet from continent to continent (see map), as a giant submarine sensor. Dr Marra is particularly interested in earthquakes. The dry bits of th...
Tags: Tech, Britain, National Physical Laboratory NPL, Marra, Giuseppe Marra


Google, Roku, Sonos To Fix DNS Rebinding Attack Vector

The developer teams from Google Home, Roku TV, and Sonos, are preparing security patches to prevent DNS rebinding attacks on their devices. From a report: Roku has already started deploying updates, while Google and Sonos are expected to deploy patches next month. DNS rebinding is not a new attack vector by any stretch of the imagination. Researchers have known about it since 2007 when it was first detailed in a Stanford research paper. The purpose of a DNS rebinding attack is to make a device b...
Tags: Google, Stanford, Tech, Roku, Google Home Roku TV


HK has the I&T advantage

When I said Hong Kong does have this advantage for innovation and technology. One is we are a very free and competitive economy. In fact, we are the world's freest economy, as ranked by the US-based Heritage Foundation for 24 years in a row. We're also among the world's most competitive economies. In the recent report published by the Swiss-based Institute for Management Development, we came second after the United States of America. And all the freedoms and rights of the Hong Kong people, as we...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Australia, France, China, Singapore, India, US, Xi Jinping, Paris, Silicon Valley, Macau, Jack Ma, MOU


Facebook tests ‘subscription Groups’ that charge for exclusive content

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking and “organize my home” Groups will be the first to get the chance to spawn a subscription Group open to their members. During the test, Facebook won’t be taking a cut, but because the feature bills through iOS and Android, they’ll get their 30 percent cut of a user’s first year of subscription and 15 percent after that. B...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Tech, College Admissions, Payments, Facebook Groups, Alex Deve, Deve, Sandra Mueller, Declutter My Home Group


Democrat With Financial Ties To AT&T Guts California's Net Neutrality Law

A Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to AT&T has gutted a new law that would serve as a gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. The bill SB 822 is expected to be voted on by the California State Assembly Communications and Conveyance committee on Wednesday, where it would go to the state assembly for a full vote, at which point it would become law if it passes. "But late Tuesday evening, Miguel Santiago, a California assemblyman and chair of the Communication...
Tags: California, Tech, Comcast, Santiago, Communications, Trump, AT T, Miguel Santiago, California State Assembly Communications


Apple store repair unexpected benefit

Going to the Apple store I got a surprising unexpected benefit. I got more than I expected. I have had many Apple store repairs over the years. I tend to keep laptops until they fall apart. Even though new models are interesting, they aren’t enough to motivate me to buy them. Currently I am using a 8 year old MacBook Air. Yes it is not good at games, but it still is very adequate for me. The unexpected benefit is that when he said the hard drive was dead, it would be repaired with a 1 TB drive w...
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Intuit CIO says his global IT team uses four popular communication platforms to increase productivity

Atticus Tysen became Intuit's chief information officer at a time when the company was expanding at a rapid pace. He quickly went from managing a North American team to a global IT team spread across multiple countries, as he recalls in "Measure What Matters,"  a book about goal-setting by venture capitalist John Doerr.  Tysen had been working at Intuit for 11 years before becoming the CIO in 2013 in the midst of multiple changes: The company's products (TurboTax, Quicken, Quick-Books) were bec...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, CIO, Google Docs, Intuit, Bangalore, OKR, EBS, Tysen, Intuit CIO, Atticus Tysen, John Doerr Tysen, TurboTax Quicken Quick Books, Enterprise Business Solutions EBS, Intel Tysen


Urgent Needs To Prepare For Manmade Virus Attacks, Says US Government Report

A major U.S. government report warns that advances in synthetic biology now allow scientists to have the capability to recreate dangerous viruses from scratch; make harmful bacteria more deadly; and modify common microbes so that they churn out lethal toxins once they enter the body. The Guardian reports: In the report, the scientists describe how synthetic biology, which gives researchers precision tools to manipulate living organisms, "enhances and expands" opportunities to create bioweapons. ...
Tags: US, Tech, University Of Alberta, Cambridge Massachusetts, Peter Carr, MIT s Synthetic Biology Center, Eckard Wimmer


Search is on For Cobalt-Free Batteries As Metal Gets Increasingly Rare and Expensive

An anonymous reader writes: Conamix, a little-known startup based in Ithaca, New York, has raised several million dollars to accelerate its development of cobalt-free materials for lithium-ion batteries, the latest sign that companies are eager to find alternatives to the increasingly rare and expensive metal. The problem: The price of cobalt has more than doubled in recent months, as global demand skyrockets for the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and smartphones. It's also b...
Tags: Tech, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Ithaca New York, Conamix


The US Startup Is Disappearing

Dan Kopf, writing for Quartz: Historically, startups have been the engine of US economy. By creating new jobs and surfacing new ideas, startups play an outsized role in making the economy grow. It's too bad they are a dying breed. While companies that were less than two years old made up about 13% of all companies in 1985, they only accounted for 8% in 2014. From around 1998 to 2010, the share of private sector workers in companies that were less than two years old plummeted from more than 9% to...
Tags: US, Tech, Brookings Institution, Dan Kopf


Intel CEO resigns after investigation finds he had past relationship with employee (INTC)

Intel's CEO resigned in a surprise announcement on Thursday. Intel said that it had discovered he had a "past consentual relationship" with an employee.  CFO Bob Swan will take over as interim CEO.  Intel's CEO, Brian Krzanich, resigned on Thursday, according to an announcement by the company. CFO Bob Swan will take over as interim CEO, according to the release. Intel said that it found that Krzanich had a "past consensual relationship with an Intel employee" that ended up being a "violation...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Intel, Brian, INTC, Bob, Board, Brian Krzanich, Calif, Moore, The Board, EBay Inc, Board of Directors The Board, Krzanich, Swan, Intel Corporation


Apple AirPower multi-device wireless charger said to launch in September

Anyone who looks closely Apple is slowly yet steadily moving towards wireless era, be it the removal of 3.5mm audio jack or the introduction of wireless charging supports in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X phones. This feature brings the ability to drop the iPhones on a charging mat and juice it up via a process known as induction. Apple introduced an accessory of its own for this; the AirPower but said that it wouldn't be available until 2018.  However, Apple hasn't publicly discussed the accessor...
Tags: Apple, Accessories, News, Blogging, Rumors, Airpower



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