VR and AR Need Brain-Computer Interfaces to Achieve Their Full Potential

What does the future mean in terms of personal technology? In my vision, our tools – which are currently clunky, radiation-emitting, time-consuming devices – will become intuitive and unobtrusive. There is no better example of this transformation than your communications terminal that also doubles up as a media consumption device – the smartphone. Having already […]

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Why Google Wants to Sell Its Robots: Reality Is Hard

It’s been a week of extremes for Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, as the company luxuriates in the afterglow of winning a board game tournament against one of the world’s top players, while it privately tries to sell one of its most visible robotics efforts. Google’s decision to try to shed its Boston Dynamics robotics group […]

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Fame in Defeat for South Korean Go Grandmaster Lee Sedol

With 18 international titles under his belt after a decade of dominance in his chosen field, it seems a little unfair that South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Sedol has finally achieved global recognition in defeat. Prior to his world headline-grabbing showdown with the Google-developed supercomputer AlphaGo, the 33-year-old’s celebrity status was largely restricted to Northeast […]

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Getting your garden furniture right with rattan

Havana modular seating collection by Gloster (frontgate.com) Elfreda Pownall 30 MARCH 2016 • 11:59AM Rattan furniture and accessories are fashionable right now, with designer shops and lifestyle websites showing Fifties and Sixties-style rattan sunburst mirrors and pod armchairs with black metal legs. These are all part of the rattan renaissance: this tough and versatile member of […]

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Gujarat Passes Bill to Impose Tax on E-Commerce Transactions

With an aim to provide a level playing field for traders and retailers in the state, Gujarat government Wednesday passed a bill to levy entry tax on goods purchased through e-commerce portals. The Gujarat Tax on Entry of Specified Goods into Local Areas (Amendment) Bill, 2016, was passed in the state assembly in the absence […]

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Star India to Launch Hotstar Service Overseas

Star India plans to launch its over-the-top platform Hotstar in other countries over the next few months, a senior company executive said Wednesday. “This infant service is already becoming a product of habit in the country and now this year, we have set our sights on creating the first global media and entertainment product born […]

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