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AR taking the upper hand on VR

Virtual Reality appeared as concept back in the middle of 1980ies and thanks to the amazing progress in processing capacity (highly needed to create artificial images) and in wearable devices has found a few niches, mostly in gaming with some application in design and manufacturing. Augmented Reality came a bit …

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Wheels with Software of Software with Wheels?

Tesla has been leading the pack of automakers towards self driving cars and in a way it is an underdog in the complex world of automakers. Lately, major car manufacturers have unveiled plans and roadmaps to deliver completely autonomous self driving cars (that couples with electric cars) and a variety …

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Growing the quantified Self

Wearables have been around for several years. They are just becoming more seamless and performant in terms of picking up, with increased precision, a number of parameters from which applications can derive meaning, like counting the number of steps we walk in a day, deriving the calories consumed and getting …

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Canon is moving manufacturing back to Japan

In a recent announcement Canon indicated the plan to build a manufacturing plant for its single lens reflex digital camera in Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan. This is the first plant being built by Canon in Japan since 2010. Since then Canon moved its manufacturing to low labour cost Countries, like …

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Robots: creating or killing jobs?

The idea that robots are killing job is easy to understand. A robot comes and it can replace you by doing the same things you used to do, without stopping, without complaining and without distraction at a constant quality. You may get sick and the robot may break down but …

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A chip for machine learning

ARM has announced the Cortex-A75 processor, an evolution of its Cortex CPU line.  Interestingly, in their announcement ARM is making explicit reference to machine learning applications. It is the first time, as far as I remember, that the increasing performances of a chip are emphasised targeting AI and Machine Learning. …

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Are we shifting from text to voice?

Amazon Echo and Google Home have paved the way to interacting with home appliances (at least a few of them) using natural language. Apple is following with its recently announced HomePod (I found interesting the use of an array of six microphones to both improve sound detection and to create a …

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