FACTOR AND VERDICT EMERGE PARTNER WITH VR INTELLIGENCE FOR VRX EUROPE 2018 IN AMSTERDAM

The world's premier, senior-level, VR B2B network heads to the Netherlands for its annual gathering in May. VR Intelligence is bringing...

Webinar: How VR & AR works at Ford, CDM Smith & Schneider Electric

WEBINAR: HOW VR & AR WORKS AT FORD, CDM SMITH & SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Organisations across virtually all industry sectors are exploring ways that VR, AR and immersive tech can transform their business:...

 
 
 
Five must-read futuristic articles from Factor's spring digital magazine

FIVE MUST-READ FUTURISTIC ARTICLES FROM FACTOR'S SPRING DIGITAL MAGAZINE

Spring is here and it's time for the latest issue of Factor magazine , the mammoth quarterly digital magazine on all things future....

If the decline of bees continues, researchers have a plan to unleash swarms of robot bees to pollinate crops

IF THE DECLINE OF BEES CONTINUES, RESEARCHERS HAVE A PLAN TO UNLEASH SWARMS OF ROBOT BEES TO POLLINATE CROPS

Bees are vital to most of the world's food crops but their numbers have been declining in recent decades, so researchers at The University...

 
 
 
Forget all about cryptocurrencies now we know 50 Cent doesn't have any

FORGET ALL ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCIES NOW WE KNOW 50 CENT DOESN'T HAVE ANY

2018 has been quite a year for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. First the value of Bitcoin is about half what it was in December...

Stronger in old age: Stem cell research paves way for muscle-building medication

STRONGER IN OLD AGE: STEM CELL RESEARCH PAVES WAY FOR MUSCLE-BUILDING MEDICATION

It could in the future be possible to take medication that will allow you to build muscle, even when you are in old age. This is due...

 
 
 

SKYDIO UNVEILS ITS OBSTACLE-DODGING, THRILL-SEEKING, AI-POWERED DRONE

An autonomous drone startup founded by former MIT researchers has today launched its R1, a fully autonomous flying camera that follows...

Cities of the future could be constructed from volcanic ash

CITIES OF THE FUTURE COULD BE CONSTRUCTED FROM VOLCANIC ASH

Concrete is the most abundantly used material in the world, second only to water, but the energy needed to make it creates a significant...

 
 
 

DARPA WANTS SEA LIFE TO START MONITORING FOR UNDERWATER THREATS

File this one under ‘you couldn't make it up': DARPA, the US' research agency, wants to start using sea life to monitor seas and oceans...

A FOOTBALL PLAYER BECOMES THE LATEST ITEM TO BE BOUGHT WITH BITCOIN

An amateur Turkish football club claims it has become the first to buy a player using the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Harunustaspor, who...

 
 
 
Predecessor to the government's Snoopers' Charter deemed unlawful, which is a problem for the current Investigatory Powers Act

PREDECESSOR TO THE GOVERNMENT'S SNOOPERS' CHARTER DEEMED UNLAWFUL, WHICH IS A PROBLEM FOR THE CURRENT INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT

After years of legal wrangling the UK's Court of Appeal has ruled the UK government broke the law by letting public bodies grant themselves...

Last year 343 driverless trucks and buses were sold. In four years these driverless vehicles will be part of an industry worth $35 billion

LAST YEAR 343 DRIVERLESS TRUCKS AND BUSES WERE SOLD. IN FOUR YEARS THESE DRIVERLESS VEHICLES WILL BE PART OF AN INDUSTRY WORTH $35 BILLION

A new report has suggested the rise of driverless trucks and communal buses will be so pronounced that within four years an industry...

 
 
 
Former Google engineer quits the company because it can no longer innovate, but his criticisms apply to most of Google's competitors

FORMER GOOGLE ENGINEER QUITS THE COMPANY BECAUSE IT CAN NO LONGER INNOVATE, BUT HIS CRITICISMS APPLY TO MOST OF GOOGLE'S COMPETITORS

In a Medium post, former Google engineer Steve Yegge has said he left the company because it can no longer innovate and most Google...

CRYSTAL DYNAMICS HIRES FORMER NAUGHTY DOG AND EA CREATIVES TO WORK ON “AMBITIOUS” NEW AVENGERS VIDEO GAME

Back in January 2017, the development studio Crystal Dynamics, publisher Square Enix and Marvel comics released a short video announcing...

 
 
 

FRANCE POSITIONS ITSELF AS EUROPE'S AI HUB THANKS TO FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE INVESTMENT

Two of the biggest players in artificial intelligence have chosen to locate their European AI hubs in France. In a move that is sure...

A QUARTER OF ETHICAL HACKERS DON'T REPORT CYBERSECURITY CONCERNS BECAUSE IT'S NOT CLEAR WHO THEY SHOULD BE REPORTING THEM TO

Almost a quarter of hackers have not reported a vulnerability that they found because the company didn't have a channel to disclose...

 
 
 

SEMICONDUCTOR BREAKTHROUGH PAVES WAY FOR “INEXPENSIVE AND NEARLY INVISIBLE” SOLAR PANELS

Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in organic solar panel technology that could allow the power source to become a ubiquitous...

Soviet report detailing lunar rover Lunokhod-2 released for first time

SOVIET REPORT DETAILING LUNAR ROVER LUNOKHOD-2 RELEASED FOR FIRST TIME

Russian space agency Roskosmos has released an unprecedented scientific report into the lunar rover Lunokhod-2 for the first time,...

 
 
 

ROBOT TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARDS BUILDING ARTIFICIAL LIFEFORMS

A robot equipped with sophisticated AI has successfully simulated the creation of artificial lifeforms, in a key first step towards...

OCADO UNVEILS DEXTEROUS ROBOT THAT IT HOPES WILL WORK ALONGSIDE HUMANS

Fears that robots may one day steal humans' jobs may be eased a little depending on how the world receives a prototype collaborative...

 
 
 



Android Messages for web goes live today

Android Messages for web goes live today

Android Messages for web is launching today, bringing the chat service another step closer to rivaling Apple's iMessage. Desktop support, Google says, is one of the most... Read more ...

Cyberpunk 2077: everything we know so far

Cyberpunk 2077: everything we know so far

Cyberpunk 2077 finally came out of its shell at E3 2018. CD Projekt Red's first-person, open-world RPG was shown to the world via a colourful, exciting trailer, and then shown... Read more ...

Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium paid streaming platforms...

Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium paid streaming platforms in Canada

U.S.-based streaming giant and Google subsidiary YouTube has announced that its YouTube Music and YouTube Premium streaming platforms are now available in Canada. YouTube Music... Read more ...

Trump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space'

Trump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space'

Such a military operation could run afoul of international treaties and cause an unwanted escalation of international tensions. Read more ...

Google Says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Now Available

Google Says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Now Available

Google today made its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services available in 17 countries. YouTube Music is the new music service that is built around streaming... Read more ...

Apple finally lets US callers share their location with 911

Apple finally lets US callers share their location with 911

Apple today announced iOS 12 would have a new feature which enables US-based users to automatically share their location with emergency services when they call 911. This new... Read more ...

New T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ updates include June security patches

New T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ updates include June security patches

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, T-Mobile is helping you start off your week on a positive note. T-Mobile is now pushing software updates to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+... Read more ...

Ford's Factory Floor Exoskeletons are the Real Cyberpunk 2077

Ford's Factory Floor Exoskeletons are the Real Cyberpunk 2077

Arguably the game of the show at E3 2018 last week was Cyberpunk 2077, the long-awaited next project from Witcher developers CD Projekt Red based on the classic tabletop RPG... Read more ...

Gaming Disorder is a real addiction insists the WHO

Gaming Disorder is a real addiction insists the WHO

Addiction gaming is a real condition, the World Health Organization has decided, though not everybody agrees with the conclusion. The WHO released the latest version of its... Read more ...

DISH Evolve integrates Netflix with hotel room TVs

DISH Evolve integrates Netflix with hotel room TVs

DISH is bringing Netflix into hotel rooms, helping travelers get the on-demand content they want without packing in their own Chromecast. The service is being added to DISH's... Read more ...