The Internet of Trees: How Your Old Smartphone Could Help Save the Rainforest

December 5, 2018

Rainforest Connection’s smartphone app now allows anyone to tune into sound streams from six different locations in Peru, Ecuador, and South Africa. This is important, he explained, because the survival of the rainforests should matter to more than just the animal species and the humans who inhabit them.

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Three Business Use Cases for Digital Forensics

December 3, 2018

oday, businesses are turning to digital forensics experts for scenarios that require tech-savvy sleuthing: employee mishandling of sensitive information, data recovery, and the aftermath of cyberattacks, for instance.

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How VR Is Poised to Transform the Music Industry

November 28, 2018

The world of virtual reality (VR) is taking hold across major music labels — such as Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment Inc., and Roc Nation — that are licensing VR-film projects, and selling virtual tickets to shows in the U.S. and UK.

Now That’s a Stretch: How These Flexible Sensors are Redefining Wearables

November 19, 2018

Rather than providing basic information through a standard blood-pressure cuff or skin monitor, ultrasound-powered readings give doctors far more information, such as what arteries are doing and how fast blood is moving.

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Retail’s Try-Before-You-Buy Engine: VR

November 15, 2018

While improving the customer shopping experience is key, retailers are also discovering another benefit of embracing immersive environments. The “try before you buy” experience that VR and AR technologies enable helps curtail returned merchandise.

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Doctor on Your Wrist: How Wearable Technology Is Saving Lives

November 7, 2018

Smartwatch makers are beginning to monitor biomarkers — from heart rate, glucose, and oxygen levels to toxins and other physiological signs — to detect and predict serious medical episodes.