Innovation

Through networks, women in the digital sector continue to assert themselves

International Women’s Day is always a good opportunity to highlight not only inequalities but also actions which make progress in terms of diversity and equality. To assert ‘girl power’ in the technologies and innovations sector, from Paris to New York and Bangladesh, female entrepreneurs are increasingly getting organised in networks. Here are a few examples. 33%: the percentage of women in the digital sector in France, according to the 2016 Syntec Numérique (professional body of companies in the digital sector) survey. This percentage is still very insufficient and far below France’s overall rate (53%) in all sectors, and also...

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#Retail: virtual dressing rooms on your smartphone

After changing rooms with virtual mirrors, there’s now an augmented reality app for mobile devices that means you can try on clothes in a few clicks. But AR isn’t the only technology designed to boost online sales. Clothes and cars with the Asus ZenFone AR and Google Tango The Asus ZenFone AR smartphone, recently unveiled at CES 2017, is the second mobile device after Lenovo’s Phab2Pro tablet that supports Google’s Tango, the new AR platform that runs on devices with Android 7 (Nougat). Car giant BMW recently announced it will be using the technology to boost sales of its...

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Amazon GO: the technology behind the concept

Fact or fiction? Amazon GO claims to be a new breed of store: no checkout, no queues, no staff. Just products and a host of technologies designed to optimise the customer experience and retail space. It’s true: the first Amazon GO store has already opened in Seattle on a trial run. For the moment the 170 m² store is only open to Amazon employees: it won’t be open to the general public until “early 2017”, as Amazon has rather vaguely stated. If the experiment proves successful, the tech giant plans to expand the concept in the US with 2,000...

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3D printing for healthcare has made huge progress

From ’s e-Nable, a network of volunteers who manufacture cheap prostheses to additive manufacturing projects to give medical treatment astronauts during their time in space, 3D printing is increasingly being used for healthcare. Thanks to e-Nable France and 3D printing, the Christmas season was filled with moving stories. Father Christmas brought hand prostheses to children. A young girl called Lola, suffering from congenital malformation, received her first articulated device, neatly painted pink, thanks to a skilled prosthetics-maker from her region. In late 2016, 6-year-old Chaï was able to put on a Batman-themed hand, which will be regularly updated as...

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Flexible smartphones are just around the corner!

Soft, foldable smartphones are all the rage, with prototypes by Lenovo and LG, or Samsung’s patents and ongoing rumours on such innovations which everybody expected at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. What about a new Apple device for 2017, to celebrate the iPhone’s tenth anniversary? What are the advantages of flexible displays? Emedia gets you ready for the next major leap in the history of connected, mobile displays. LG, with their 18-inch roll-up OLED display which showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, impressed everybody and left them expecting soon a brand new generation of displays, that you...

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