Shanghai Media Group Pictures believes its freshly minted multi-year deal with Walt Disney Studios to co-develop Disney-branded movies for China and elsewhere marks a major opportunity to learn how to make high-quality films. While the Chinese film market is booming – box office was $3.6 billion last year and is expected to reach $4.6 billion in 2014 – there is still a feeling among domestic filmmakers that scripts need to improve, production needs to become more professional and the industry generally needs to learn from the Hollywood model.
(btckeychain) The Japanese exchange Mt. Gox has long been one of the Bitcoin community's most prominent institutions. It has also been one of its biggest PR headaches. On Friday, the exchange announced that it was declaring bankruptcy.
As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be thinking about today, as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should robots be programmed to interact with us? How should we treat robots? And who is responsible for a robot's actions? As we look at the unexpected impact of new technologies, we are obligated as a society to consider the moral and ethical implications of robotics.
Compared with human-like robots that are being built to comprehend emotion, perform complex tasks, and outsmart people on quiz shows, a trio of bug-like machines designed by Harvard University engineers with a handful of crude sensory abilities hardly seems to merit the word “intelligence.” But this seemingly rag-tag team of robots is one example of a powerful alternate approach to tackling complex problems.
Bern’s Steak House, a family-owned Tampa fixture for decades, recently opened a boutique hotel to honor the legacy of founder Bern Laxer that includes culinary classes, a patisserie and fork-and-knife-adorned pillows.
Recorded on February 26, 2014. NCompass Live - In this episode, Michael talks with Gary Wolf, founder of the Quantified Self, who will discuss how new self-tracking and personal data systems may change our ideas about "public knowledge."
It's become so common that we take it for granted: a start-up is born, raises venture capital, grows rapidly, and then is acquired in an 8-, and 9-, or even 10-figure deal. In recent years, Tumblr, Instagram, Waze, Yammer, and now WhatsApp have followed this path. In earlier years, the same thing happened to household names like YouTube and Skype.
It's not hard to see why the founders of these companies would have trouble turning down a billion dollars or more for their companies. But the fact that so many founders has said yes to those deals has been bad for Silicon Valley and the U.S. economy.
Facebook heeft bekendgemaakt dat het WhatsApp heeft overgenomen voor 19 miljard dollar. Met een jaaromzet van 20 miljoen lijkt dat absurd. Maar het gaat in de technologieindustrie al lang niet meer om de winst. Het gaat om het beschermen van wat er verloren had kunnen gaan.
Not so long ago, every act of consumption began with a ritual. We pulled records from sleeves and perched them on turntables, slid books from shelves, watched as VHS tapes were ingested with a soft ca-chunk. Qleek, from Paris-based startup Ozenge, aims to return our digital media to a state in which they can be collected, stored,...
It's the kind of notification you really don't want to receive, but it could ultimately save your life. According to a report Sunday, Apple is developing software and sensors – possibly for its expected iWatch – capable of predicting a heart attack.
Sensory Fiction, designed by students at MIT, lets you feel what's happening to characters in a book. Have you ever felt your pulse quicken when you read a book, or your skin go clammy during a horror story?
I was fortunate to virtually connect with Neeraj Tewari to get an insider's look at the technology which is sure to continue taking the world by storm. On data privacy, the web of things, Ultra HD 4K, No-touch interfaces, 3-D printing, wearble Technology, Large cloud Services, Personal Cloud Services, Online Video Streaming, Social Networks that are IT policy friendly.