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Toyota Disrupts TechCrunch with Technology Trifecta ‘The Impossible Quest’


This is the recipe for disrupting TechCrunch Disrupt.“The Impossible Quest” is a sensory overload VR event that incorporates users’ creations using a custom-engineered proprietary 3-D design tool with a world design inspired by Syd Mead (the visual futurist on Tron and Blade Runner) and a story by Emmy-award winner Jason Zada of MediaMonks, who directed feature film “The Forest” and is responsible for the pop-culture phenomenon “Take This Lollipop” and “Elf Yourself.” “The Impossible Quest” supports of the official west coast debut of the Toyot... Read More »

Capture and share VR photos with Cardboard Camera, now on iOS


VR photos taken with Cardboard Camera are three-dimensional panoramas that can transport you right back to the moment. Near things look near and far things look far. You can look around to explore the image in all directions, and even hear sound recorded while you took the photo to hear the moment exactly as it happened. To capture a VR photo, hold your phone vertically, tap record, then turn around as though you’re taking a panorama. Bugaboo Spire in B.C., Canada captured by Googler Adam Dickinson Starting today, you can also share your VR p... Read More »



  By boosting the performance and capability of the system architecture including the CPU and GPU, PS4 Pro allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality*1 resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube. HDTV owners will also be able to enjoy the enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4 P... Read More »

Celebrating 20 Years of Starbucks Anniversary Blend


In the autumn of 1996, Starbucks was celebrating its 25th anniversary. The company had grown from a single store at Pike Place Market to more than 1,000 stores, including its first location in Japan. As a tribute, Starbucks introduced Anniversary Blend, a complex, hearty coffee with cedary spice notes. Twenty years later, Anniversary Blend is still expertly crafted from a blend of Asia Pacific coffees, starting with lush, full-bodied coffee beans from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Aged coffee beans from Sumatra add a distinctive, spicy fla... Read More »

White House, NASA to Discuss Asteroid Redirect Mission’s Importance for Journey to Mars, Planetary Defense


A full schedule of activities on Sept. 14, taking place in Goddard’s Robotic Operations Center, is as follows:   11 a.m. – What is the Asteroid Redirect Mission? Senior leadership from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and NASA will discuss what ARM is, what the mission’s scientific and technological benefits are, how the mission will support the goal of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s, and how ARM will demonstrate technology relevant to defending Earth from potentially hazardous asteroids. The brief... Read More »

Tata Power’s Coastal Gujarat Power organises block-level workshop on participatory groundwater management


The objective of the workshop was to mobilise more stakeholders along with CGPL to participate in the participatory ground water management (PGWM) in the region. The workshop proved to be a major stepping stone towards water security in the region. The workshop was attended by more than 80 people represented by the dignitaries from CGPL, various departments of the government, NGOs and the corporate sector and people from various communities around the operational area. Speaking on the occasion, KK Sharma, ED and CEO, CGPL, said, “We, at Tata... Read More »

ECKART 2015 award winner Claus Meyer uses prize money for social project. Witzigmann Academy visits Brownsville, New York City


Claus Meyer, co-founder of the New Nordic Cuisine and the world-famous Noma restaurant, won the ECKART 2015 for “Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment”, partly in recognition of his social commitment in Bolivia. Meyer has since shifted the focus of his activities to New York. The cash award of 10,000 euros endowed by the BMW Group for the ECKART 2015 is now benefiting Meyer’s new project in the disadvantaged neighbourhood of Brownsville in New York City. A delegation from the Witzigmann Academy visited the location to learn more about the socia... Read More »

Philips introduces next generation interventional oncology solution OncoSuite* for advanced tumor analysis and therapy in Europe


“While OncoSuite can be used for a number of different cancers including bone, kidney and lung, the solution and its specific tools have been optimized for the treatment of patients with liver cancer,” said Dr Jeff Geschwind, Chairman and Chief of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine. “Given the steady increase in the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer [2], the development and availability of new technology is much needed to provide interventional oncologists with a brea... Read More »

Samsung Provides Kids from AACD with Once-In-A-Lifetime Paralympic Games Experience


As part of the brand’s efforts to help make the digital world more accessible for those with disabilities, Samsung hosted the children at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park for a fun and immersive tour and hands-on technology experience, where they learned how Samsung Accessibility technology features can be used in everyday activities.  Accompanied by their parents, the children tried out Samsung´s latest technologies, including Gear VR, which paired with the Galaxy smartphone to provide an immersive 360-degree experience. The children ... Read More »

Xerox Services Recognized by HfS for Excellence in Population Health Management and Care Management-as-a-Service


Xerox has a long history with population health management. The company’s government healthcare division has been enabling population health management programs, driving down costs and improving outcomes in state and local health departments for 30 years. The report recognizes Xerox for its refreshed, targeted solutions and evidence-based approach that address the needs of healthcare organizations today. Recent offerings like Xerox's Health Outcome Solutions bolstered the company’s positioning, according to HfS. The solution offers a customi... Read More »

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