A finger on the pulse of sensor developments

[ad_1] Credit: vchal, Shutterstock Once upon a time, fingerprint sensors were only associated with law enforcement and corporate security. Now, they’ve become so commonplace that they are even used in mobile phones. The biometric technologies found in such sensors are mostly based on optical or silicon devices. However, these are hampered by various limitations. Optical […]

World's first metal 3-D-printed bridge enters test phase

[ad_1] Credit: University of Twente The Netherlands will be testing the first metal 3-D-printed bridge in the world. Plans are to insert this bridge in its permanent location in Amsterdam at the start of 2020. The Dutch company MX3D produced the bridge after a design by Joris Laarman Lab in collaboration with lead engineer Arup. […]

Amateurs and professionals have different sitting postures

[ad_1] The experiment involved a total of 19 players, including 9 professionals and 10 amateurs, who were asked to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) for 30 to 60 minutes. Credit: Skoltech A group of scientists from Skoltech’s Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Center (CDISE) have used artificial intelligence to find a connection between […]

France will block development of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

[ad_1] Officials want to sqeeze Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, into the strict regulatory framework for financial products France warned Thursday it will block development of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments. “I want to be absolutely clear: in these conditions, we cannot authorise the development of Libra […]

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

[ad_1] Netflix launched in India in 2016 and two of its Indian-made series have won critical acclaim Competition in India’s booming streaming market is heating up as Netflix joins forces with a director of Bollywood feel-good blockbusters and Apple launches its TV platform for 99 rupees ($1.39) a month. Netflix announced late Wednesday a long-term […]

From Death Stranding to Olympic Mario at Tokyo Game Show

[ad_1] More than 260,000 game enthusiasts are expected to flock to the annual Tokyo Game Show Gamers got a sneak peek on Thursday at everything from the hyper-realistic, much anticipated Death Stranding to an Olympic-themed Mario edition at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The annual event for game enthusiasts is showcasing the diversity of the […]

Google advertising practices targeted in antitrust probe

[ad_1] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, center, with District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, left, and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 on an antitrust investigation of big tech companies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) State attorneys general […]

Yahoo Japan to acquire online fashion firm Zozo

[ad_1] Yusaku Maezawa, known for his extravagant lifestyle, is stepping down as Zozo chief executive after its acquisition by Yahoo Japan Yahoo Japan said Thursday it will acquire a majority stake in the online fashion retailer Zozo founded by billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, known for buying pricey art and his space travel plans. The Japanese IT […]

California law on rideshare drivers may hurt 'gig economy'

[ad_1] Labor activists Wednesday were celebrating California’s move to have drivers treated as employees by rideshare firms even as it fueled concerns it will hurt digital platforms depending on the so-called “gig economy.” A landmark bill was approved 29-11 late Tuesday in the state senate, with the assembly—which has already approved the measure—expected to send […]

At NY Fashion Week, robotic dresses take on a life of their own

[ad_1] Fashion and technology have often gone hand in hand, improving supply chains and bringing the world’s runways to the masses, but at this week’s shows in New York, robotic designs took center stage. The dresses were conceived with the help of a kit designed by Anina Trepte, a former model and founder of the […]