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Question mark gd16f8d084 640 pngApple CEO Tim Cook seems to have confirmed that his company is working on some kind of AR device – the first time any Apple exec has talked about its AR hardware projects publicly.

Speaking to China Daily USA(opens in new tab), Tim Cook was asked about what AR headsets and products need to consider to be successful. In his response, Cook said that “putting humanity at the center of it” should be the priority of any successful tech product.

 

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Inspired by fireflies, MIT researchers have created soft actuators that can emit light in different colors or patterns. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Kevin Chen, Suhan Kim,et alFireflies that light up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication — to attract a mate, ward off predators, or lure prey.

These glimmering bugs also sparked the inspiration of scientists at MIT. Taking a cue from nature, they built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots. The tiny artificial muscles that control the robots’ wings emit colored light during flight.

Image: Inspired by fireflies, MIT researchers have created soft actuators that can emit light in different colors or patterns. CREDIT: Image courtesy of Kevin Chen, Suhan Kim,et al

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Walking man 235809 730x419 mIt has long been thought that when walking is combined with a task, both suffer however, researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester found that this is not always the case.

Some young and healthy people improve performance on cognitive tasks while walking by changing the use of neural resources. However, this does not necessarily mean you should work on a big assignment while walking off that cake from the night before.

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Tim cook macbook pro e1640724283389When talking about augmented reality (AR) with @ChinaDailyUSA, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at a future AR-enabled device for the first time.

Apple introduced LiDAR scanners in iPad Pro models (2020 and newer) and iPhone Pro models starting from iPhone 12 series. The light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanning technology uses bouncing light waves off the surfaces and measures the reaction time to determine the shape and distance of objects within a space. The technology is used to create 3-D models of objects or layouts of surroundings.

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Photos: Ave Calvar/Unsplash; Austin Distel/UnsplashThe rise of remote work has drastically changed the relationship between companies and their employees.

What began two years ago as a sudden shift to a work-from-home model has changed collaboration, coordination, and communication permanently. As companies work to find the right balance between flexible work and optimum productivity, the “hybrid” work model is being codified in company policies. The stakes are high: The terms of the new hybrid work contract have a direct bearing on companies’ ability to keep employees happy, and to attract new ones.

Image: Photos: Ave Calvar/Unsplash; Austin Distel/Unsplash

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcIn Partnership with Collision 2022, North America’s fastest-growing tech event, PitchBook recently surveyed 105 venture capitalists about their views on investment stategies and outlooks amid market volatility, rising inflation and shifts in the talent market. We gleaned insights on their approaches to creating impact, their criteria for investing and their thoughts on potential emerging tech disruptors.

 

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Aef4aa10 13c2 4279 8988 bce96065c6d4Most people I know in business begin by capitalizing on technical strength or passion for change, such as engineering, or focus on saving the environment. They don’t realize that it takes more to succeed in business or a career – it takes leadership skills to get people to follow you, including peers, a team, business partners, and customers. Luckily, you can learn needed leadership skills.

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Mid age asian female ceo presenting data to collea 2021 09 03 13 45 50 utc'Data Science jobs,' 'data science courses,' 'data scientist masters programs,' 'data scientist certification,' data scientist pay, bla bla bla..data science is reverberating everywhere. It has already been declared the 'hottest job of the 21st century.'

Our world is becoming entirely data-driven. Everything is becoming more dependent on data analytics (the basics of data science, from our health maintenance activities to the product/ service purchase decision. As a result, the need for data scientists skills has skyrocketed. Accordingly, the job opportunities and salary trends in this field are showing a steep hike every year.

 

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Modern business woman with vr glasses for innovati 2022 01 19 00 09 47 utcBusinesses everywhere have faced considerable challenges over the last few years. Not least the global pandemic, which has had a lasting impact on the way we work.

More recently, skills shortages and inflation have begun to affect organisations, presenting real threats to potential growth plans.

To maintain competitiveness, evolve and grow - all while managing their day-to-day, businesses need to look toward innovation.

 

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Alphabet blocks abc on wooden table text skills 2021 09 02 15 21 13 utcFor most people who choose to go to college and get a degree, the belief is that you will surely learn what you need to be successful in our career. However, even if you get a business management degree, you are not taught the single most important thing in managing employees. That is, how to hire one. And yet as you build your career, and perhaps even start a company, your ability to recruit and hire people will be perhaps the number one factor in your ultimate success. And there are costs associated with not hiring well, notwithstanding the impact on your career.

 

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Coin operated binoculars lake louise alberta ca 2022 03 07 23 53 43 utcThe mood was joyful at the Digital Banking Conference in Austin, Texas, last week. For many of the 1,000 attendees, this was one of the first events they had traveled to in more than two years. People were ready to network, share best practices and look at technologies that could improve the customer experience at their banks. Some were even contemplating whether or not to undergo a core conversion.

 

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