Whitney Houston hologram takes centre stage in UK tour

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ABBA is about to create an entire location in London which will feature a state-of-the-art version of the technology shown here from 2 years ago. Source: Channel 4 Date: September 29th, 2021 Link to 3 min 18 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PObUosg5ZUg Discussion What are some of the Management Information Systems issues surrounding putting on a “performance”… Read more »

3D printing could help build homes with unique designs more cheaply, advocates say

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The Fibonacci House in Procter, B.C., boasts spectacular views of the nearby mountains — but that’s not what makes the tiny home a one-of-a-kind vacation rental. It is Canada’s first 3D printed house — a spiral structure with a standout feature: Curved walls. (It was inspired by — and named after — the mathematical Fibonacci sequence.) Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is… Read more »

Amazon announces Astro the home robot

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Amazon is launching Astro, its first household robot, powered by its Alexa smart home technology. The company said it can be remote-controlled when not at home, to check on pets, people, or home security. It can also patrol a home automatically and send owners a notification if it detects something unusual. Amazon said it was… Read more »

Canadian investment watchdog hopes advertising guidelines will rein in cryptocurrency’s wild west ‘bad actors’

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Getting sick of those cryptocurrency ads that have all the grace and subtlety of carnival barkers or neon signs on the Vegas strip? So are securities regulators. The Canadian Securities Administrators and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) announced new advertising, marketing and social media guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges Thursday. Ontario Securities Commission chair… Read more »

Where is the new Silicon Valley?

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Tel Aviv? Nairobi? How about Atlanta, Kochi or Dundee? These cities are featured in a series of mini-documentaries where local filmmakers take you behind the scenes of our Places of the Future. Hear first-hand from entrepreneurs, artists, corporate innovators, educators and others as we unpack the secrets to their success. And as you’ll see, some… Read more »

Digital technologies slip silently, stealthily into our lives, dragging the problems of privacy, voyeurism behind them

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I couldn’t tell you when it happened exactly. But some time in the past decade or so, I went from being the sort of child of the 1990s who’d watch TV to unwind to someone who’d choose YouTube instead. Cooking shows, interviews, sports highlights — whatever pops up is now how I veg out. Every… Read more »

COVID-19 forces one of the biggest surges in technology investment in history, finds Harvey Nash/KPMG survey

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 Companies spent the equivalent of around US$15bn extra a week on technology to enable safe and secure home working during COVID-19, reveals the global 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. This was one of the biggest surges in technology investment in history – with the world’s IT leaders spending more than their annual budget rise in just three… Read more »

Social media giants continue to harm democracy and it’s evident during this election

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The trolls accosting Justin Trudeau at campaign stops across Canada are hardly the first to bring the worst of Facebook to real life. “Death to Trudeau” memes have been dominant on Facebook for years. The guy who packed his truck full of guns and drove through the gates of Rideau Hall in search of the… Read more »