Latest Google Maps Update Isn’t Sitting Well With Law Enforcement

Many of us are probably familiar with Google Maps, but in case you did not know, Google also owns Waze, another navigation app that more or less does the same thing. However, one of the main differences between both apps is that with Waze, it comes with crowd-sourced information, where users can report accidents, traffic jams, and even police checkpoints.


Facebook And Instagram Get New Features To Fight Fake News

Fake news can be a huge problem these days in this day and age of social media. This is because of how fast social media posts can spread where they can be shared and reshared hundreds, if not thousands of times in very little time. Of course, not everyone sharing fake news is doing it on purpose.


School In India Comes Up With A Low-Tech Way Of Preventing Students From Cheating

Back in the day, cheating in school was decidedly low-tech, where students would attempt to smuggle answers into exams by writing on their arms, hiding it in their pens, keeping it in their socks, and so on. However, these days, cheating is getting more sophisticated and schools are trying to find ways around it.


Instagram Wants To Help You Decide Who To Unfollow

If you’re an avid Instagram user, chances are that you might end up following hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Eventually, you start to forget who you are following and probably don’t see the majority of those people on your feed. If you’re looking to help trim some of the fat, Instagram could be looking to lend a helping hand.


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Third-Party Amazon Sellers Found To Be Selling Expired Food

Amazon has such a massive presence online and they sell pretty much everything and anything. As such, it is not surprising that the company sometimes sources out some of its products to third-party sellers. This is  a pretty common practice but unfortunately, it seems that some of them aren’t above board.


PG&E Should Try This ALPS Drone For Fully Automated Power Grid Inspections

ALPS, known for its in-car electronics components has put together a Done system that can autonomously inspect powerline infrastructure.


Kyocera Micro-LED Display Is Amazingly Bright

At CEATEC 2019, we had a good look at the Kyocera / Glo next-gen micro-LED display technology in the form of a 1.8-inch display (0.7mm thick) that reaches an amazing 3000 NITs brightness, according to the company.


It Looks Like Google’s Daydream VR Experiment Is Over

For a while now, it felt like Google was taking the lead on virtual reality (VR) on mobile with its Daydream platform, where the company attempted to create a unified platform of sorts amidst a bunch of other companies all trying to create their own VR devices. However, it seems that Google’s experiment with Daydream has finally come to an end.


Woman Reported To HR By French Colleagues For Sending Emails After 8pm

Did you know that over in France, it is considered to be illegal to send emails to employees after working hours and on the weekend? The idea behind this is that it is meant to help promote a work-life balance, where it will give people a break from work and concentrate on their family, friends, and hobbies, without having to feel obligated to respond to emails from your boss or […]


Fujitsu Develops AI System That Can Help Judges Score Gymnastic Events

When it comes to judging sports, there have been numerous systems developed over the years to help humans come to certain decisions. For example, slow-motion/instant replay camera systems have been created so that certain moments can be viewed again to determine if a play was a foul or if it was legit, and so on.


AMC Theatres Announce Their Plans To Get Into Video Streaming

Turn the clock back a few years ago, you would be hardpressed to find a streaming service besides Netflix or Hulu. However, these days customers are being spoilt for choice where they are being presented with a ton of options. Amazon has gotten into the game, along with Apple, and next month, Disney will also be launching their own streaming service.


ANA Demonstrates Cutting-Edge Telepresence Tech

ANA, a major Japanese Airline, is throwing its weight behind telepresence technologies such as avatar-style robots, but also advanced technology that can relay much more than mere visual and audio information. We are CEATEC 2019 in Tokyo, Japan


What Is Japan’s Society 5.0?

As early as 2017, the Japanese government introduced the notion of Society 5.0, a term to designate Japan’s next societal inflection point. In this next step, technological developments would be utilized to improve life and society, while business success remains a driving factor, “quality of life” is the primary objective.


Google Improves On Web Accessibility With Automated Image Captions

We sometimes take our vision for granted, where we create things like websites and assume that all our visitors have no problem accessing it. However, not all web users are so lucky where some have visual impairments, like being blind, for example. This means that web developers need to consider how to make their websites accessible to them as well.