Tag: category-/Science/Engineering & Technology

The DeanBeat: What would Orwell think of big tech vs gaming?

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Watch now. I happened to start writing this column while I was in the city of Barcelona, which has a square dedicated to George Orwell, author of both Homage to Catalonia and 1984. The latter book is a reminder […]

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Code Ocean brings Saas to computational-research labs, raises $16.5M

Science, at its very core, is collaborative. The essence of scientific work is building upon other science – think of all the research and discovery that would never have occurred otherwise. Still, scientists, just like other professionals, can work in silos. Their jobs are complex, circuitous, time-consuming, often messy, even more often repetitive. And while […]

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Augmented reality, superhuman abilities and the future of medicine

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Watch now. Earlier this month, I participated as a panelist at the Digital Orthopedics Conference in San Francisco (DOCSF 2022) where a major theme was to imagine the medical profession in the year 2037. In preparation for the event, […]

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How AI-driven robots and drones bring cognitive intelligence to Industry 4.0

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Over the past few years, smart manufacturing initiatives such as digital twins and the internet of things have caused Industry 4.0 –  the trend […]

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Prepare for arrival: Tech pioneer warns of alien invasion

An alien species is headed for planet Earth and we have no reason to believe it will be friendly. Some experts predict it will get here within 30 years, while others insist it will arrive far sooner. Nobody knows what it will look like, but it will share two key traits with us humans – […]

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How GIS systems can fight the climate crisis

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey famously starred in a Superbowl LVI commercial asking us to focus our technology on bettering Earth rather than escaping to […]

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3 new-collar jobs to check out

Coined in 2016, the term “new collar job” has joined the lexicon along with white collar and blue collar jobs, and has come to mean a role that’s done by someone in the tech industry, and often someone who may not have come in by a traditional educational path — such as cybersecurity analysts, application […]

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Meta’s Reality Labs loses $2.96B on $695M in revenues in Q1 VR results

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Meta’s first-quarter results showed us that Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse is very expensive. And its losses are widening even as its VR hardware and software sales grow. Meta has started breaking out its results […]

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Meta partners with Smithsonian on VR moonwalk exhibit

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Meta announced that Meta Immersive Learning is partnering with the Smithsonian on a new virtual reality exhibit called “Futures x Meta: Moonwalk.” This exhibit uses VR to simulate the experience of walking on the Moon’s surface. […]

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Meta unveils its first physical retail store near its headquarters

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his company’s first physical retail space, the Meta Store, near the company’s headquarters in Burlingame, California. The store will open on May 9 and it will feature hands-on experience with all […]

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Report: Software engineers have only 10 hours per week for ‘deep work’

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! What are software engineers spending their time on? With talent shortages at an all-time high, and epic shifts in where and how we work, […]

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EA and Codemasters announce F1 2022 with VR support for July release

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Electronic Arts today revealed the latest game in the long-running F1 series, F1 2022. The new game, which is being developed by Codemasters like its predecessors, will release on July 1, 2022. F1 2022 has a […]

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Report: 79% of engineering teams expected to grow in 2022

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! A new report by Jellyfish found that engineering teams are shifting more time and resources to work leading to growth and innovation. Despite the […]

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Tower 26 venture fund will invest $50M in VR games and the metaverse

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Veteran game investor Jon Goldman has raised a $50 million venture capital fund dubbed Tower 26 to invest in extended reality startups. The firm will invest in virtual reality games and related areas like the metaverse, […]

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Cities VR brings building sim to Meta Quest 2

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Meta revealed at today’s VR showcase that one of the games it is bringing to VR is Cities. This reimagined version of the city-building sim translates the UI-heavy experience into a more virtual form. Fast Travel […]

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Enterprise VR training company Strivr raises $35M to help reskill the workforce

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Strivr, the company behind an enterprise-focused virtual reality (VR) training platform used by big names such as Walmart, Verizon, and Bank of America, has raised $35 million in an extension to its previously announced $30 million […]

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Remio raises $4.5M to expand its VR team-building platform

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Remio announced that it has raised $4.5 million in a new round of funding. The company plans to use the windfall to expand its platform for enterprise customers to create their own metaverse VR spaces on […]

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4 emerging tech cities for new graduates

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! With colleges finishing up towards the end of April and early May, this year’s crop of technology graduates will be thinking about next steps. […]

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Improving on-the-job enterprise training with VR/AR

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Most people familiar with virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) think of gaming and entertainment, but VR/AR technology extends further beyond these limits. Leveraging VR/AR technology, organizations can offer safer, more effective job training for employees […]

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PassiveLogic raises $15M for autonomous building controls

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! PassiveLogic has raised an additional $15 million from Brookfield Growth to scale its innovative approach to improving energy efficiency and control. The company has […]

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3 hot tech jobs to apply for right now

It’s spring, renewal is in the air and if you’re thinking about a job move, now is a great time to start looking. We’ve got a huge selection of fresh roles on our job board — here are just three. Inpixon is a company innovating in the indoor intelligence space, delivering actionable insights for people, […]

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Pokémon Go developer Niantic acquires AR focused studio NZXR

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! San Francisco based developer Niantic has acquired the New Zealand based developer NZXR. The collective of talent has a reputation for creating AR-first experiences and helping companies and brands create interactive and engaging apps and prototypes […]

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Slingshot lands $25.2M contract for digital space twin

Slingshot Aerospace has landed a $25.2 million contract from the U.S. Space Force (USSF) to scale up its Digital Space Twins for representing satellite orbits, space weather and radio interference. The investment will help the company develop a government version of its tech for war gaming and mission planning. In addition, it will also fund […]

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Cyber Hollywood: Onscreen vs. reality

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – August 3. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Learn more about Transform 2022 Television and movies have an impact on how we see the world, from shaping how we should find love to […]

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What is Autonomous AI?

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – August 3. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Learn more about Transform 2022 Autonomous artificial intelligence is defined as routines designed to allow robots, cars, planes and other devices to execute extended sequences […]

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Cosmonious High debuts for the Meta Quest 2 and SteamVR

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! You can now join the cosmic chaos at Cosmonious High, a new virtual reality game launching today for Meta Quest 2 and SteamVR. It’s the latest VR adventure from Owlchemy Labs, creators of hilarious Job Simulator […]

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Liv raises $8.5M to enable easy streaming for AR and VR creators

Liv has raised $8.5 million for its platform that enables augmented reality and virtual reality content creators to record and livestream themselves inside their favorite games and apps. Bitkraft Ventures led the round with participation from Sony Innovation Fund, Amazon Alexa Fund, Credo Ventures, Samsung Next, and Olive Tree Capital. Angel investors including Dave Wu, […]

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CEA-Leta finds inspiration for edge AI in insect’s nervous systems

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – August 3. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Learn more about Transform 2022 CEA-Leti, a France research institute, has received a $3 million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to build a […]

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Mojo Vision unveils latest augmented reality contact lens prototype

Mojo Vision said it has created a new prototype of its Mojo Lens augmented reality contact lenses. This smart contact lens will bring “invisible computing” to life, the company believes. The Mojo Lens prototype is a critical milestone for the company in its development, testing, and validation process, and is an innovation positioned at the […]

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Sarcos merges with RE2, aims to have robots take on dangerous jobs

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – August 3. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Learn More This week Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation (“Sarcos”) (NASDAQ: STRC and STRCW) announced a merger with RE2 Robotics, creating a team dedicated to […]

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Aonic invests $35M into VR developer nDreams

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! The recently formed Aonic Group is investing a crisp $35 million into virtual reality game developer and publisher nDreams. The VR studio plans to use the funds to create more ambitious titles. It will also channel some […]

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