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Samsung’s extra-stretchable display can survive dents

Samsung's extra-stretchable display can survive dents

Flexible displays are nothing new . However, most of them don’t live up to the dreams of flexible tech — they may only bend in a limited way. Samsung thinks it can do better. It just unveiled a 9.1-inch prototype OLED display that’s stretchable in seemingly every way imaginable: you can bend, roll and even dent it (up to half …

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Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its Cloud

Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its Cloud

Based on early research involving the storage of movies and documents in DNA, Microsoft is developing an apparatus that uses biology to replace tape drives, researchers at the company say. Computer architects at Microsoft Research say the company has formalized a goal of having an operational storage system based on DNA working inside a data center toward the end of …

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How the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Life

How the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Life

At Microsoft’s Build conference in Seattle last week — its annual seminar/dog-and-pony-show for software developers, similar to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference — one thing became abundantly clear: the Apple vs. Microsoft war is over. Microsoft won. Well, so did Apple . Now that you mention it, Google won, too. Okay, it’s complicated. The reason it’s so complicated is because the …

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In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google I/O — and especially its various, somewhat scattershot keynotes — fell …

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How technology is changing our art, our world — and even ourselves

How technology is changing our art, our world — and even ourselves

Flying cars, robot butlers, and metallic jumpsuits — the science-fiction future that was to be our present is still not a reality. But in most respects, our world is far more amazing than what was dreamed up in novels and movies decades ago. We have access to the vast accumulation of humanity’s knowledge in powerful and portable computers that fit …

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If You Couldn’t Attend The Google I/O 2017, Read This

If You Couldn't Attend The Google I/O 2017, Read This

Adobe’s Ann Lewnes: Digital Pioneer Google Google I/O 2017 What is a developers’ keynote supposed to be about? All that technical gobbledegook that you probably don’t want to get into on your first date lest someone mistake you for a geek. And while I agree that it is not best practice to let loose your inner nerd on your first …

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Microsoft Reveal Z-Depth Layering for Windows 10 Mixed Reality Devices

Microsoft Reveal Z-Depth Layering for Windows 10 Mixed Reality Devices

Creating a stereoscopic effect within a virtual reality (VR) application has been a given for decades. It’s a standard component for immersion in a virtual environment, however in other applications – including the likes of Skype, Netflix and beyond – having a 2D plane embossed upon your real world has been the limitation up to now. At Microsoft Build 2017, …

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No Rainbow-Puking Unicorns: How Google Wants to Dominate the Future of Computing

No Rainbow-Puking Unicorns: How Google Wants to Dominate the Future of Computing

First, computers were better at playing chess and Go than humans. Now, they’re beating us at something as fundamental as looking at things. Case in point: Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed at the company’s Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View this week that his company’s computers have surpassed humans at recognizing objects in images. That’s why users of Google’s …

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Why Artificial Intelligence cannot be the last frontier for companies

Why Artificial Intelligence cannot be the last frontier for companies

AI is certainly bound to attract more users. So, it was not a surprise when Google announced an AI-first strategy at its I/O conference this year. Whether we want AI or not, it is going to be an important feature in our lives. While the first iterations did not attract many, with systems getting more intelligent, AI is certainly bound …

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At the ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition on artificial intelligence, you’ll be greeted by a robot receptionist

At the ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition on artificial intelligence, you’ll be greeted by a robot receptionist

The future is here — or at least at the ArtScience Museum, to be precise. Its new exhibition, HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species , delves into the futuristic world of artificial intelligence, humanoid robots and genetic modification, with a curation of works from over 40 international artists, scientists, technologists and designers. Transfigurations by Agatha Haines. Photo: Marina Bay Sands …

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