Technology in sport #1 : Bigger, faster … safer ?

“Citius, altius, fortius”, or “faster, higher, stronger” as the Olympic motto goes. As humans continue to push the limits of physical performance, how are emerging technologies playing a role ? Do AI and Big Data hold the key to continuing the trend ? We’ve been playing sports for a long time and yet, somehow, the… Read More

Apple WWDC : a first day full of big announcements

This Monday opened the 2018 edition of Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, bringing its share of innovations, planned for the year to come. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, presented the subsequent updates of the Apple software. Starting with the iOS 12, the much-anticipated new version of the iPhones, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV operating system…. Read More

Continental invests in DigiLens again with $25 additional million

25 additional millions for DigiLens, which now $60M in investments since the startup creation. The German car manufacturer Continental acquired shares of the company for the second time. Funded by Jonathan Waldern, DigiLens develops holographic waveguide technologies, enabling head-up displays for different applications including automotive, aviation and motorcycle helmets. Its waveguide products superimpose basic driving… Read More

Google I/O conference : a lot of new features to come

Google, just like a lot of other tech giants, just presented its new coming features during its annual I/O conference. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, just released Google’s coming features and future services. Smart emailing, augmented reality and artificial intelligence : quick summary of what is to come on our phones and computers. Google Assistant Google’s… Read More

Suki raises $15M to create a voice assistant for doctors

The teams behind Suki, a future voice assistant for doctors, just raised a 15M funding round. Helping doctors take notes, complete medical records or prescriptions : some of the tasks Suki should be able to do as a voice assistant for doctors. The startup just closed a $15M funding round led by Venrock (which already… Read More

Intel, just like several other tech companies, closed its wearables division

Intel tried its best but could not keep on with its connected objects’ division and had to close its dedicated branch. The connected objects’ market (glasses, watches, bracelets…) has been slowing down for the past few years. Perceived as the next technological breakthrough for a while, this sector has been struggling, mostly because of the… Read More

AlterEgo, MIT’s vocal assistant project, only listens to your inner voice

Using a vocal assistant, such as Siri for example, can quickly become uncomfortable for some people who do not really want to be seen talking to their phones in public. Some MIT students created AlterEgo, a vocal assistant listening to its users’ inner voice. Thanks to these MIT students, talking to your vocal assistant on… Read More