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Streaming TV services now reach 5% of U.S. Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year
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The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services – those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet – has grown a remarkable 58% over last year, according to new data from comScore. However, these services still account for a small portion of the overall market, as only 5 percent (4.9 million) of U.S. […]

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What AR/VR/XR needs to go big
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Tim Merel Contributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor China could beat America in AR/VR long-term Ubiquitous AR to dominate focused VR by 2022 AR/VR/XR are going to be big, but not everyone will win. Today’s market is a collection of related point solutions to specific problems, but not […]

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Melbourne Teen Hacked Into Apple's Secure Computer Network, Court Told
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A Melbourne private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple’s secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI. From a report: The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple’s mainframe from his suburban home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a […]

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Google DeepMind's AI Beats Doctors at Spotting Eye Disease in Scan
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DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence business, is planning clinical trials of technology that can help diagnose eye disease by analyzing medical images after early tests showed its results were more accurate than human doctors. From a report: Published in the scientific journal Nature, the study claims that DeepMind, in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, […]

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Could iPhone-style contract manufacturing come to the car industry?
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Enlarge / Building cars—as seen here at a Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemet, Hungary—is harder than designing them. (credit: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Foxconn Technology Group doesn’t design, market, or sell a single product. Yet, ironically, it is one of the largest consumer electronics manufacturers on the planet. Chances are you have at least […]

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NASA Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to high-five the sun     – CNET
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The probe will race closer to the sun than we’ve ever been before to learn more about the solar flares that disrupt our technology.

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to ‘touch the sun’
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NASA’s ambitious mission to go closer to the Sun than ever before is set to launch in the small hours between Friday and Saturday — at 3:33 AM Eastern from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to be precise. The Parker Solar Probe, after a handful of gravity assists and preliminary orbits, will enter a stable […]

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The Academy teams up with the Linux Foundation for open source tech
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The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), best known for running the Oscars, is diving into the technology world in a surprisingly new way. Together with the Linux Foundation, it's launching the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a n…

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Spark Neuro raises $13.5M to measure your emotional response to ads and movies
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I’m not immune to compliments, and Spencer Gerrol, founder and CEO of Spark Neuro, offered a real winner as he demonstrated his technology. “I love your brain,” he told me. This was after the startup’s vice president of research Ryan McGarry had strapped sensors to my fingers and head, then showed me an intense movie […]

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