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Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

Dec 9, 2016

Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

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Cerevo Inc. said Friday it has launched a shape-changing home projector robot that can turn ceilings, walls and floors into displays. The Tokyo-based hardware venture firm’s new robot, called Tipron, is also capable of learning where to project images, moving to those positions by ...

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

Dec 8, 2016

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month. The first screening room in France opened Wednesday and several others are promised for Beijing, Shanghai and Los Angeles in ...

Dec 4, 2016

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. The company is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” Apple said in a November ...

Dec 1, 2016

1.3 million connected devices around world infected with viruses: study

More than 1.3 million internet-connected devices around the world, including personal video recorders and security cameras, have been infected with computer viruses, according to a recent study by a group of Japanese researchers. The devices concerned, which form part of the so-called internet of ...

Nov 25, 2016

IBM settles with Australia over failure of online census

Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and has compensated the government for the financial cost of the debacle, the prime minister said on Friday. Australia’s first attempt to conduct a census ...

Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

Nov 24, 2016

Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

Toyota Motor Corp. said it aims to develop a new, more advanced electric car battery “in a few years” that will allow it to improve driving range and battery life by up to 15 percent. Such performance-enhanced lithium-ion battery technology will likely enable all ...

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Nov 23, 2016

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, ...