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Added 25 May, 2020

A team of researchers from the Higher School of Economics University and Open University in Moscow, Russia claim they have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence can make accurate personality judgments based on selfies alone — more accurately than some humans.
The researchers suggest the technology could be used to help match people...

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Added 8 May, 2020

The year 2020 has been surreal for almost everyone around the world. In the midst of all this, a new trend has emerged. One that has kept athletes, actors, fans and even those covering games and celebrity engaged. Many celebs and sportspeople around the world have stepped up their social media game, reaching out to their followers not just...

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Added 14 April, 2020

They say that timing is everything — but that couldn't be truer for Vancouver filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari. As he watched events unfolding in China in January, and the waves of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia that were rippling around the world, the Persian-Canadian creator had an idea: to make a film about COVID-19. "I came up with the idea in...

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Added 9 January, 2020

Vogue Italia‘s January 2020 issue is replacing its usual glossy photographs and editorial fashion spreads with illustrations. The reason? To reduce the environmental impact of photoshoots. “This is the first time Vogue has done this since the introduction of photography in its pages in the early 20th century,” Condé Nast, Vogue‘s publishing...

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Added 5 January, 2020

Design studio Mira has invented an automated camera system for museums, sports arenas and other public venues that enables visitors to get the perfect shot for social media without the use of their personal devices. Mira describes itself "as the world's first automated photography platform" designed to produce high-quality images of people in...

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Added 4 August, 2019

A little piece of history has gone down at the Monteblanco racetrack in Spain, with the world's first fully autonomous car race. Two teams pitted code and cars against one another, with Team Arrival beating out the Technical University of Munich to take the first ever Roborace win. The Robocars in question are no joke – 300-kW (402-hp) electric...

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Added 29 July, 2019

After giving it a test run in a few countries earlier this year, Netflix has confirmed it will officially introduce a new plan that only lets customers stream content on a mobile device. The plan, set to launch in India during the third quarter, will be priced lower than the company’s existing subscriptions. Netflix said the mobile-only plan “...

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Added 3 July, 2019

Vivo has announced its first AR glasses called the Vivo AR Glass, a relatively lightweight headset with two transparent displays and 6DoF tracking. It connects with a cable to Vivo’s as-yet unnamed 5G smartphone, which is also being demonstrated this week. Vivo says the AR Glass has five use cases right now: gaming, office work, “5G theatre,”...

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Added 25 June, 2019

SK-II, global prestige skincare brand, is partnering with Soul Machines, a company re-imagining how humans connect with machines, to create the world’s first autonomously animated digital influencer: YUMI. As SK-II’s first digital brand face, YUMI is part of SK-II’s ongoing transformation to connect with a new generation of consumers. Using...

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Added 23 June, 2019

During this year's Ice Hockey World Championships, Rikard Grönborg is doubling up as coach of the Swedish national team and a 24/7 news reporter. He won't, however, be stepping anywhere near the newsroom cameras during the tournament. That happened several weeks ago when Grönborg posed to become the world's first virtual sports anchor reporting...