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DISNEY CREATES MAGIC BENCH
Scientists at Disney have created the first augmented reality bench that uses both AR and mixed reality technology. The 3D camera and the bench let you interact with the characters as if they were there in front of you. The AR experience bench has big commercial value. Once it completes experimentation and goes commercial it will see great success for the Disney theme parks.
BMW, MERCEDES AND AUDI WILL SHARE LIVE TRAFFIC DATA
To provide more accurate road conditions, the leading car makers have decided to share the live data on roads with regards to traffic jams and other such issues. This will greatly enhance the driving experience of riders on road.
GOOGLE COMES OUT WITH ITS OWN AI STUDIO
Google has launched its own AI studio to help the machine learning startups. The platform is not set for any monetary gains but will help with the development of new startups in the field of machine learning and AI.
1 BILLION DAILY USERS FOR WHATSAPP
Whatsapp has touched 1 billion daily users on its platform. Whatsapp status feature which rivals the Instagram’s Story is really doing well for the company. For perspective, back in February 2016, Whatsapp had 1 billion monthly users.
MEG WHITMAN ON UBER CEO LIST
Uber has been looking for a competent CEO for its firm and Meg Whitman is a probable successor for this post. She is the current head of HP.
TECH GIANTS TAKE A DIG ON TRUMP
The top tech executives have slammed the decision of the US President Donald Trump to ban transgender troops in the US military. Trump took to Twitter to announce his plans.
FOXCONN IS PLANNING MASSIVE FACTORY FOR US
Foxconn the biggest supplier of Apple has announced its plans to set up a big factory in the US. However, Foxconn plans of setting up units in the US have generally not materialised. It will remain to see how it pans out.
‘GOOGLE INSTANT’ IS A HISTORY NOW
A feature that Google started almost a decade ago is now over, after Google decided to do away with it. Google’s instant search provided better services to those who were slow to their typing speed and was touted as a new standard in online search.
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