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Added 12 May, 2019

You might have feared that human talents would soon be replaced by digital simulations, but by the looks of it, that’s not terrible at all. Joining the ranks of virtual social media influencer Lil Miquela is hyperrealistic Japanese avatar imma, who boasts a following of 50,000 fans on Instagram. Not bad for a model who’s wholly created with CGI...

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Added 11 May, 2019

According to the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, the online art market grew 9.8% in aggregate in 2018 to $4.64 billion. There are indications that current buyers are buying more online. The estimated average future growth rate for the online art market is 15% per year. Based on this growth trajectory, the online art market is expected to be...

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Added 25 March, 2019

UK-based bar chain The Alchemist has unveiled an augmented reality (AR) cocktail menu called The Conjurer, which is brought to life through a smartphone app. The menu features six signature serves, which are brought to life by The Conjurer app – available from the app store on Android and iOS devices. The Conjurer by The Alchemist will...

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Added 23 March, 2019

Can a simple screen protector deliver 3D content without the glasses — or the expensive holographic smartphone? Lucid and Holitech think so. The Holoscreen is a smartphone screen protector that allows users to view 3D content without the glasses inside an app. The $30 accessory functions as a normal screen protector outside of the 3D app. When...

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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...