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Weekly#185

  • GoPro Inc. on Monday unveiled two new cameras and its first drone and also cloud storage (WSJ)
  • Pokémon to Create Games for Nintendo’s Next System (WSJ)
  • Europe Hangs Up on Cross-Border Roaming Fees
    European Commission revises its original plan to limit free roaming to 90 days a year (WSJ)
  • MIT scientists built a device that uses radio waves to detect your true emotions—even when you’re not showing any
    The device, which the team is calling EQ-Radio, emits a harmless radio frequency signal. If the waves hit a person in the room, they bounce off, changed very slightly by that person’s breathing and heartbeats. EQ-Radio notes these minute changes in the reflected waves, and uses them to record those vital signs. It does this over and over again, tracking variation in breathing and heart rate. Changes in vital signs like these are often related to how we feel. (QZ)
  • Apple approached British supercar-maker McLaren to discuss an acquisition or a strategic investment in the firm.(TheVerge)
  • Google or Salesforce could be about to bid for Twitter
  • Estimote announces the Mirror, a dongle that turns any TV into a smart beacon system (TechCrunch)
  • For every 20 nights an employee sleeps seven hours or more, Aetna rewards them with US$25…
    Aetna brought in Duke University to study the effectiveness of its wellness program, which also includes better sleep information, yoga, and meditation. CEO Mark Bertolini said he’s seen “69 minutes more a month of [worker] productivity on the part of us just investing in wellness and mindfulness. (WEF)
  • Expanded Netflix research shows how quickly viewers get hooked to series (TheDrum)
  • The importance of Branded IP in Cinema
  • Forecasted Market Trend of Image Sensors
  • Google’s ‘Show and Tell’ AI can tell you exactly what’s in a photo (almost): System generates captions with nearly 94% accuracy
  • Allo brings Google’s smarts to messaging (Tech Crunch)
  • The McKinsey Global Institute’s latest research is optimistic that China’s strategy will succeed. It foresees continued growth in the number and income of urban consumers, and predicts that 700 Chinese cities will generate US$7 trillion, or 30 per cent, of global urban consumption growth between now and 2030.
  • Netflix’s spooky 12-minute film noir only makes sense to engineers and developers (QZ)
  • The cultural differences between East and West, according to one artist (QZ)
  • Stephen Hawking: If aliens call, we should be ‘wary of answering
  • The world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train is coming to Germany (TheVerge)
  • Rosetta will crash into comet 67P next week
  • Here’s how Snapchat’s new Spectacles will work

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