Like ‘Star Trek’: Voice shopping seen as new frontier

Like ‘Star Trek’: Voice shopping seen as new frontier

Hey, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins! Voice shopping using smart speakers and smartphone apps is starting to gain traction among consumers, opening up a new “conversational commerce” channel and potentially disrupting the retail sector. Devices such as Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, which use artificial intelligence to respond to voice […]

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Portugal app empowers disabled to win better access to buildings

Portugal app empowers disabled to win better access to buildings

Fed up with the obstacle course of Lisbon’s narrow footways and stairs in doorways, wheelchair user Ricardo Teixeira has taken matters into his own hands, giving disabled people the chance to fight back and instantly report violations via a smart phone app. Developed together with Portugal’s disability charity Salvador Association, +Acesso is believed to be […]

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Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research. Speaking at the Malaria Forum conference in London, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist said that while gene editing raises “legitimate questions”, that should not […]

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Chinese ride-sharing company Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

Chinese ride-sharing company Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

Didi Chuxing Technology Co. Ltd., the Chinese ride-sharing company that bought the mainland operations of Uber Technologies Inc., will begin offering its service this month in Australia, its first foray in a Western-style country. The scheduled June 25 launch in Australia’s second biggest city Melbourne sets Didi up for a showdown with the US rival […]

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ISRO earns six million euros from satellite launches in June

ISRO earns six million euros from satellite launches in June

The ISRO has earned six million euros by launching 29 nano satellites from 14 countries in a PSLV rocket launch in June this year, the government told the Lok Sabha. Jitendra Singh Union Minister, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said the Indian Space Research Organisation has launched 130 foreign satellites in the […]

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India to continue to saturate orbits with lot of satellites

India to continue to saturate orbits with lot of satellites

India which recently launched a record number of 104 satellites in one go, would continue to do so and “saturate” the orbits, a US space expert has told lawmakers but said it is not a matter of concern. “We should not be concerned with congestion. We should be concerned with not understanding where these things […]

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NASA to upload historic flight videos on YouTube

NASA to upload historic flight videos on YouTube

NASA will upload hundreds of historic videos of rare test flight launch and landing footage on YouTube and its website to better open access to the agency’s archives, according to media reports. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire historical archive to YouTube. It is all part of a continued effort to […]

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Boomers vs. Millennials — The New Star Wars

Boomers vs. Millennials — The New Star Wars

Competition is part of the American way. Who’s better, who’s tougher, who smarter, and…who’s got more money. We may think about such competition on an individual or corporate level but now it seems to be deepening even on the age demographic level. Undeniably, millennials are all the talk of analysis, strategy, and media coverage these […]

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