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CES 2020: Benjamin VINCENT's selection of innovations

NEON Have you ever met an artificial human? That was the teaser question. I said "no"! And when I found myself on the NEON booth, the realism was such that I thought I was looking at an actor in a box built into the set... and so, no, it wasn't a new screen technology (although StarLabs is funded by Samsung). Nor were they real characters recreated in computer-generated images, but avatars imagined by the machine. In short, none of these "humans", more alive than life, really exist. Not bad for a team that didn't start working until... October! Pranav...

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Schiphol and BIS|Econocom to introduce display-as-a-service

15 may 2019 - Following the success of light-as-a-service, Royal Schiphol Group and BIS|Econocom will be partnering to arrange the use of over 3,000 digital information screens according to a similar construction. In the ‘as-a-service’ model, Schiphol will pay for use, while the supplier retains ownership of the product in question. In this way, Schiphol is encouraging suppliers to lengthen the life cycle of their product and to use materials in a circular fashion. Zero-waste airport Schiphol deploys over 3,000 displays for the purpose of conveying departure and arrival times, announcements and commercial communications. BIS|Econocom will assume ownership of...

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How technology can make champions

On 16 September in Berlin, Eliud Kipchoge beat the world marathon record. By running the legendary 42.195 km in just 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds, the champion of the Rio Olympics smashed the existing record by an incredible 1’18’’. This is not only an exceptional sporting feat, but also a technological one. For Kipchoge is a formidable champion, arguably the greatest marathon runner of all time, and to beat this record, he used the very best digital has to offer elite athletes. Every day, millions of joggers wear wristbands with sensors that measure their heart rate. Often...

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Zzz thanks to IoT

Sleep is crucial for health and wellbeing. But it’s difficult to get a good, long night’s sleep. As an alternative to sleeping pills, more and more sleep-challenged people are resorting to connected devices, and digital technology providers are vying to come up with the most innovative solutions. Sleep deprivation has become a public health issue which has taken its toll on patients, the healthcare system and employers alike. Digital technologies have taken up the challenge, with mobile apps and IoT to monitor our sleep, analyse and even improve its quality, or detect any issues. Sleep Tech: the new sleep...

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#Cyber-security: five trends that will be adopted by companies in 2018

With the cyber-attacks in 2017 and changes to data privacy legislation, IT security will be a major concern for companies in 2018. Here are five key trends identified by Deloitte in a new report called “Cyber Issues in 2018.” A Deloitte study (in French) published in January 2018 attempts to show the hidden part of the iceberg where cyber-security is concerned by highlighting five key trends for the coming year. The report is based on interviews conducted at the end of 2017 with the business line, IT and cybersecurity managers of 403 companies. 1 - Cyber-attacks are on the...

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