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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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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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Google I/O 2017 takeaways: AI, Machine learning, VR, and more

Google I/O 2017 takeaways: AI, Machine learning, VR, and more

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning took the centerstage at this year’s I/O. This year’s I/O, Google ’s annual developers conference, which held earlier this week in Mountain View, California, is over now. The keynote was addressed by CEO Sundar Pichai, followed by a number of technical sessions throughout the three-day conference. At its keynote, India-born Pichai reiterated the Google’s …

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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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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We’re looking back at all the big Google I/O news, as well as an easy way to fix WannaCry. It was a long week. Google I/O 2017 Android in cars , laptops , VR and, oh yeah — on phones too . AI-powered everything and Google Assistant everywhere . That …

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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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Google parent company Alphabet has made the most AI acquisitions

Google parent company Alphabet has made the most AI acquisitions

At Google’s developer conference this week, the company promoted its “AI first” future with a slew of artificial intelligence developments . These included a “Lens” feature for its voice-enabled Assistant app that identifies what’s in front of your camera and machine learning to keep video calls from cutting out when there’s a poor signal. Artificial intelligence is a booming field, …

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Air New Zealand Trialling Augmented Reality on Flights

Air New Zealand Trialling Augmented Reality on Flights

Stewards re being equipped with Microsoft HoloLens on certain Air New Zealand flights as part of a trial. Microsoft’s HoloLens has begun to see some interesting uses, from helping with surgical procedures to giving children an enhanced understanding of the solar system , Microsoft are aiming to show that augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are good for more …

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