Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost from the popularity of the Pokémon Go game. The game, launched in the United States in July last year, sent players into city streets, offices, parks and restaurants to search for colorful animated characters. Analysts expected the game to make $3 billion for Apple over two years as gamers buy “PokéCoins” from its app store.
"DJI has done everything right," said Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3DR, which had been the No. 2 drone maker but has transitioned into an aerial software company, helping companies precisely capture images and data. "They've innovated. They have globally branded and distributed, which is unusual for a Chinese company."
The company has created a data map of the human population by combining government census numbers with information it's obtained from space satellites, according to Janna Lewis, Facebook's head of strategic innovation partnerships and sourcing.
In the second quarter of 2017, twenty-four of the largest American companies are holding on to a whopping $1.01 trillion in cash reserves, up 1.63% from the first quarter, according to analysis of second quarter earnings reports by Bank of America. The biggest amount of money is created and kept by technology firms like Alphabet, Apple or Microsoft.
The experimental form of transportation called hyperloop may sound like a Jetson-like way to jettison across the U.S. in the time it takes to watch “Game of Thrones,” but tests this weekend further prove the technology is far from science fiction.
Technology addiction is an emerging problem that we don't know much about yet. But every day, more kids are getting hooked on technology. While there are many benefits to technology--it can be used for educational purposes and can teach new skills--there are also drawbacks, especially when kids overuse technology.
The technology sector has been on edge, waiting to see if the new administration will make the reforms needed to spur innovation and startup activity, or whether it will make policy changes that end up stifling it. There are a few key areas of tech policy that are top of mind for tech CEOs and other industry participants, including four key issues: Expanding tech talent, intellectual property protection, AI and automation, and net neutrality.
China said it will encourage more consumption of information technology-related products and services to help promote innovation and support economic growth.
In many areas, technology can help us get work done faster and more easily. It also gives us access at the tap of a portable screen, allows us to diagnose problems and even provides us with amazing access to the news we crave seeing. The most frustrating problem with technology, though, is that it actually replaces the easier opportunities for individuals to make money.
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and longtime supporter of directed energy research, announced the $17 million investment during a news conference Wednesday inside a Boeing lab where many of the innovations were developed. The U.S. already has the ability to shoot down enemy rockets and take out other threats with traditional weapons, but Heinrich said it's expensive.