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Added 5 March, 2019

In news that journalists around the world are perhaps loath to report, China has just unveiled another non-human that is set to steal their jobs. China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, unveiled "the world's first female AI news anchor" to read alongside its male AI news presenters. Dystopian? Maybe not. But it is unsettling for those who are...

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Added 5 March, 2019

With facial recognition, temporary ID printers and bathrooms equipped with LED screens, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is already pretty high-tech. But things are about to get even better (and faster) as the railway station will soon be outfitted with an indoor 5G network. The project is expected to be operational by the end of the year....

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Added 23 February, 2019

At the moment, in order to tell our virtual assistants to do something, we still have say something like "Alexa, tell X to do Y". But this is changing so that you can ask any question or make any request in natural language, and Alexa will connect to the appropriate skill automatically. For example if you say "what are the surf conditions at...

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Added 11 January, 2019

Sony has launched a new pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the WH-CH700N. This model covers the needs of music lovers and business travelers, offering features that include an integrated voice microphone for calls and personal assistants, as well as noise-cancelling to block out unwanted ambient noises. Unlike many competing models,...

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Added 8 January, 2019

As cruise ships one-up each other for bells and whistles aboard, thrill-seekers will be able to combine theme park highs with 360-degree ocean views riding the first ever at-sea roller coaster on Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, launching in 2020. The BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster will offer nearly 800ft of twists, turns and drops and speeds of...

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Added 8 January, 2019

Flexible display technology company Royole is exhibiting at the CES 2019 its Flexible+ flexible display technology platform. The flexible displays can be used almost anywhere including clothing. "Royole's Flexible+ technologies have squarely put us in a leadership position in today's ever-evolving consumer technology industry," stated Royole's...

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Added 26 November, 2018

A UK startup Bidooh is using advanced technology to create targeted billboard advertising. The platform uses AI profiling combined with blockchain technology to match the adverts to the attributes of the passersby. The digital display will therefore change its appearance to best suit the profile of the passerby. Sex and age are both...

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Added 23 October, 2018

Esports is becoming bigger and bigger every day. With that knowledge, non-endemic brands are fighting to enter the scene, aiming to do something new to draw attention to themselves. That's why Taiwanese hotel chain 168inn has launched an "i Hotel", a hotel designed with the aim of attracting esports enthusiasts. (In a video published earlier...

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Added 21 October, 2018

An Amy Winehouse hologram world tour is expected to kick off late 2019. Per a statement, the show will feature digitally remastered arrangements of the singer's classics, backed by a live band, singers and theatrical stagecraft.The Winehouse tour will mark BASE Hologram’s third major musical hologram tour, following one featuring Roy Orbison...

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Added 20 October, 2018

When mainstream readers first became aware of Deepfakes at the end of 2017, it was thanks to a creepy subculture that used the face-swapping tool to insert celebrities into pornography. More recently, experts have worried that the same AI technology could supercharge fake news. But here’s evidence that Deepfakes could also be used for...