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Reality finally set in for Rony Abovitz in May. The augmented reality headset that had been under development for nine years inside his company, Magic Leap Inc, had been a colossal flop.
Last week, Bethesda and its parent company, ZeniMax Media Inc, agreed to be acquired by Microsoft Corp for US$7.5bil (RM31.28bil) in cash. The deal gives Microsoft new game titles as it prepares to launch the next generation of Xbox consoles. It gives, Altman, 73, and Bethesda’s founder, computer-science professor Christopher Weaver, 69, a huge payday.
Firefighters and technologists have long dreamed of a formula or device that would accurately predict the spread of fire, much the way meteorologists predict the possible impact of extreme weather, but it’s only recently that big data and supercomputers have begun to show promise as a means of fire forecasting.
In the space of a few minutes, on a prerecorded video filmed thousands of miles from where it was shown, the tech-savvy president of El Salvador captured the two strikingly different sides of this year’s unprecedented – and virtual – "gathering” of world leaders "at” the UN General Assembly in 2020.
US President Donald Trump has been the world’s biggest driver of Covid-19 misinformation during the pandemic, a study from Cornell University said on Oct 1.
In August, a video posted on social media by a Florida woman named Tina Brown outlined what she claimed were potential hazards with mail-in election ballots in the United States.
Powered by fear, anger and big tech’s algorithms, the QAnon conspiracy movement has exploded from the US political fringe into the global mainstream during the pandemic.
Ever heard of phase-change materials? They may have a complicated-sounding name, but these compounds could offer a serious avenue of pursuit in the quest to keep cool in heatwave conditions.
Memory Haven is not on the market yet, but the app, aimed at people suffering from dementia, recently won a prize at a prestigious international technology competition, beating out 1,500 other entries.
While Epic Games attempts to prove that Apple has violated federal antitrust law in a high-profile lawsuit, a much-anticipated report from a US House subcommittee calls the iPhone maker’s App Store a monopoly that reaps “supra-natural” profits and prevents competitors from entering the market.