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Philips named a 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator for the fifth consecutive year

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Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly known as the Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business) annual report highlights the world’s most successful organizations in terms of their active innovation through research and development, protection of intellectual property (IP), and the achievement of commercial success. Philips has been on this prestigious list for the last five years. "We are pleased and honored to once again be recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics, as it underlines our commitment to innovat... Read More »

Platooning, a step closer

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Scania believes that a sustainable transport future will be a reality through the use of multiple solutions. Platooning is one solution and may be one of the most effective ways to optimise logistics, transport flows and systems. Up to date innovations Platooning involves the use of smart technology and the most up to date innovations in autonomous vehicle technology. On today’s test track, the vehicles drive together in one unbroken line. Each vehicle is, to the casual observer, simply driving one after the other. Gunnar Tornmalm, Head ... Read More »

DriveNow becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW Group

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The rapidly growing field of mobility services is one of the cornerstones of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, as evidenced by the BMW Group expanding its offering in the areas of on-demand mobility (DriveNow and ReachNow), parking (ParkNow) and charging (ChargeNow) in a sustainable way. The acquisition of the Sixt shares is therefore the next logical step in this strategy, following the acquisition of Parkmobile LLC in early January of this year, a move which made the BMW Group the world’s leading provider of digital par... Read More »

Apple’s first store in South Korea opens Saturday

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South of the Han River, in the heart of the Gangnam area, the store’s 25-foot glass facade invites visitors in from the tree-lined street, where interior trees mirror those outside, blurring the lines between the street and store. “We’re thrilled to open a new home for our customers in the vibrant city of Seoul and we look forward to continuing to grow in Korea,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “Our stores are gathering places for the community where everyone is welcome to connect, learn and create.” Today at ... Read More »

“Ok Google, read my book”… Introducing audiobooks on Google Play

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With audiobooks on Google Play, rolling out today in 45 countries and nine languages, you can turn your time stuck in traffic, on the treadmill, or waiting in line into reading time. Find your next great read at an affordable price, and enjoy it across Android, iOS and the web with Google Play Books, as well as on devices that include the Google Assistant, like Google Home and many others. Here’s what you need to know: Listen without a subscription. On Google Play, you can buy a single audiobook at an affordable price, with no commitments. ... Read More »

HomePod arrives February 9, available to order this Friday

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HomePod, the innovative wireless speaker from Apple, arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia. HomePodwill arrive in France and Germany this spring. HomePod delivers stunning audio quality wherever it’s placed — in any room in the house, playing any style of music. Using just your voice, it’s easy and fun to use, and works together with an Apple Music subscription for a breakthrough music experience, providing access to one of the world’s largest cloud m... Read More »

Philips named among Top 50 global innovators

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The Boston Consulting Group 2018 survey is a recognition of companies that have successfully executed the shift to digital innovation by building digital technologies into their global innovation programs. Given this context, the ranking underlines the transformation of Philips into focused health technology company aimed at bringing meaningful digital health innovations to people and health systems worldwide. For the survey, BCG interviewed senior global innovation executives and studied Philips’ performance in the marketplace. ... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Starts Producing Industry’s First 16-Gigabit GDDR6 for Advanced Graphics Systems

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Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has started mass production of the industry’s first 16-gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory for use in advanced graphics processing for gaming devices and graphics cards as well as automotive, network and artificial intelligence systems. “Beginning with this early production of the industry’s first 16Gb GDDR6, we will offer a comprehensive graphics DRAM line-up, with the highest performance and densities, in a very timely manner,” ... Read More »

Using TensorFlow to keep farmers happy and cows healthy

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Connecterra means “connected earth.” We formed the company based on a simple thesis: if we could use technology to make sense of data from the natural world, then we could make a real impact in solving the pressing problems of our time. It all started when Yasir moved to a farm in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam. We had both spent many years working in the technology industry, and realized that the dairy industry was a sector where technology could make a dramatic impact. For instance, we saw that the only difference between cows that produc... Read More »

Intel Demonstrates Technology that Transforms the Entertainment Industry at Sundance Film Festival

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RealSense Volumetric Content Capture: Intel® RealSense™ technology will showcase a real-time volumetric content capture experience that can record short clips of attendees in 3D, creating a digital avatar that can be shared and transported into films. Artificial Intelligence: In partnership with Sundance Film Festival, Intel will showcase the power of artificial intelligence technology in visual effects and filmmaking. In collaboration with Ziva Dynamics* – a human simulation company that has worked with “Suicide Squad,” “Fantastic Beasts” a... Read More »

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