Startups Accuse Amazon of Stealing Technology to Create Competing Products : US News : Latin Post [Video]

Amazon is coming under fire once again after allegedly collecting confidential information from startups to produce and launch competing products.

In a recent article published by The Wall Street Journal, DefinedCrowd Corp., a technology startup, accused the multinational technology company of investing in their startup to gain access to confidential information.

According to DefinedCrowd founder and Chief Executive Daniela Braga, Amazon's venture-capital fund invested in their company. The funding earned the e-commerce giant access to the technology startup's finances and other information. Four years later, Amazon launched a cloud-computing unit that resembled what DefinedCrowd has.

Amazon Web Services' artificial intelligence product, called A21, competes with the startup business' foundational product. The new offering collects and labels data, which was almost exactly what DefinedCrowd's product did.

After seeing the announcement, Braga decided to limit Amazon's access to their company's data. She also diluted their stake by over 90 percent.

Several entrepreneurs and investors accused Amazon of meeting with startups about …

Corning Gorilla Glass ‘Victus’ Can Stand 2M Fall: Galaxy Note 20 To Get It First [Video]

Corning has revealed a new and more resilient Gorilla glass and calls it “Gorilla Glass Victus.” It said that the glass technology is twice as scratch resistant as Gorilla Glass 6 and can survive a fall from a height of 2m.

Nearly every smartphone, laptop, tablet, wearables come with glass protection to protect the screen. And Corning has been leading glass protection on smartphones for several years.

Smartphone manufacturers have been using Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for over three years now. In fact, your smartphone might just be using Corning glass protection on the front and/or on the back.

“Victus” appears to be the successor of Gorilla Glass 6. While Corning has derailed from the standard naming scheme, evidence suggests that it could be called Gorilla Glass 7. The evidence comes from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 leaks, which says the Ultra model will come with GG7.

Coming to specifics, Corning said the glass scratches between 7-10 Newtons, whereas previous generations …

How Much Does it Cost for Virtual Reality App Development? [Video]

How Much Does it Cost for Virtual Reality App Development? [Video]

The virtual reality app development has changed the idea of the impossible! The future is literally here. Today, the usual computer and videogames are gradually moving into the historical archive giving way to new technologies. Now we can bring to life the most daring ideas of science fiction writers.

What is Virtual Reality and VR App Development?

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And while new technologies are making the lives of some of us more fascinating, they’re also helping others win all users’ hearts and earn money. And if your business is already app-focused, it’s time to think about supplementing it with a VR effect.

Of course, the task isn’t simple and might require some financial investments; you’ll have to spend a fair amount of money to create one of the great VR apps. But the game is worth the candle.

To help you plan your budget, we’ve written our article. We hope these tips will help you figure the issue out.

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About Zebra Technologies Corporation [Video]

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As the pioneer at the edge of the enterprise, our products, software, services, analytics and solutions are used to intelligently connect your people, assets and data. With decades of industry experience, we design with front-line users and workplaces in mind, giving you the best-action guidance needed to optimize in-motion operations and make business-critical decisions.

With over 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we are committed to delivering industry-tailored solutions that help our customers capture their edge.

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This Is Your Time, Take Advantage Of Technology And Promote Your Craft – Irene Opare Advises Upcoming Actors [Video]

Veteran Ghanaian actress, Irene Opare has advised the new crop of movie makers to make the best of the advancement in technology.

Speaking in an interview on Neat FM, Irene Opare stated that, during their era, social media wasn’t as popular as it is today.

According to Irene Opare, this is the time for upcoming actors to use what is at their disposal to achieve greatness in the entertainment industry.

“Our world has expired. It’s your world now. You have social media and made technological advancement so build something and make something good out of it,” she said.

Irene Opare and broadcast Journalist Kwame Sefa Kaye have a daughter together.

Drone technology and a NASA engineer combine to reverse global deforestation [Video]

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Bizarre coverage of the 2020 Border Security Expo in San Antonio, TX [Video]

A reporter went to the 2020 Border Security Expo in San Antonio, TX to interview the vendors who sell cages and technology to worsen the lives of desperate people. I didn't agree with much of what they had to say, but couldn't agree more with the guy who declared he would only eat meat grilled on charcoal, not gas.

Bluetooth contact tracing apps built with Google and Apple’s APIs still collect Android users’ location data [Video]

Despite very public messaging that the Bluetooth contact-tracing tools for COVID-19 developed by Google and Apple would not track users' locations, its implementation within Android operating systems still collects GPS data that Google could use to determine the user's location, The New York Times reports.

The issue is driven by the operating system's device location setting, which must be enabled for the system to scan for other devices using Bluetooth. This requirement has been in place since 2015, because some apps will use Bluetooth as a means of understanding the user's location, according to a Google representative who spoke to the Times.

Google is able to use the activated setting to identify a user's location through non-cellular communications, such as WiFi and Bluetooth beacons. The company's representative said that apps built with the contact-tracing tools do not have access to these data without user permission.

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Google and Apple's contact-tracing technology has been employed in …

Read this: a history of the MP3, arguing that it’s more influential than vinyl [Video]

Read this: a history of the MP3, arguing that it’s more influential than vinyl [Video]

Eamonn Forde at The Quietus has a great new piece celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MP3, arguing that it was the single most influential music technology revolution in history — even moreso than the phonograph or early vinyl recordings. If you ask me, he makes a pretty convincing argument:

In terms of the history of music ownership – something that has really only existed for just over a century – the MP3 was not a full stop but rather an ellipsis.

It was the last audio format that people could own but, as it was a digital string of zeros and ones, it was inherently intangible. You cannot look at an MP3 but you can see its impact everywhere.

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This is important: it was technology first, music second. It was created as part of a strategy of media synergy. It was by the record business, for the record business. Most significantly, it was …

This Startup Is 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for a Fraction of the Standard Cost [Video]

Around 1.9 million people in the US are currently living with limb loss. The trauma of losing a limb is just the beginning of what amputees have to face, with the sky-high cost of prosthetics making their circumstance that much more challenging.

Prosthetics can run over $50,000 for a complex limb (like an arm or a leg) and aren’t always covered by insurance. As if shelling out that sum one time wasn’t costly enough, kids’ prosthetics need to be replaced as they outgrow them, meaning the total expense can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A startup called Unlimited Tomorrow is trying to change this, and using cutting-edge technology to do so. Based in Rhinebeck, New York, a town about two hours north of New York City, the company was founded by 23-year-old Easton LaChappelle. He’d been teaching himself the basics of robotics and building prosthetics since grade school (his 8thgrade science fair project …

: James B. Bretz, Director, Uptime & Connected Services, Volvo Construction Discuss How Telematics Increase Uptime [Video]

James B. Bretz, Director, Uptime & Connected Services, Volvo Construction Equipment, shares his telematics experience and his vision of where we are headed with the technology. Uptime is a concern for every contractor and telematics can help address that concern. Telematics has come a long way and it continues to evolve. 

“In Event of Moon Disaster” – Watch the Disturbing MIT Deepfake Video of Nixon Announcing Apollo 11 Tragedy

New website from the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality rewrites an important moment in history to educate the public on the dangers of deepfakes.

Can you recognize a digitally manipulated video when you see one? It’s harder than most people realize. As the technology to produce realistic “deepfakes” becomes more easily available, distinguishing fact from fiction will only get more challenging. A new digital storytelling project from MIT’s Center for Advanced Virtuality aims to educate the public about the world of deepfakes with “In Event of Moon Disaster.”

This provocative website showcases a “complete” deepfake (manipulated audio and video) of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon delivering the real contingency speech written in 1969 for a scenario in which the Apollo 11 crew were unable to return from the moon. The team worked with a voice actor and a company called Respeecher to produce the synthetic speech using deep learning techniques. They also worked with the …

Optical Sensor Uses Water Vapor to Neutralize Reflectivity – Metrology and Quality News [Video]

NEXTSENSE, a Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence company, and a specialist in automotive gap and flush inspection is launching its new Calipri CB20 with patented CaliBreeze™ technology that enables the measurement of surfaces that were previously not measurable. Transparent materials like glass or plastics as well as any painted surface or highly reflective chromium parts can be measured easily and reliably.

The unique combination of blue laser technology from the NextSense Calipri C12 sensor and the use of water vapor to neutralize reflectivity issues brings the measurementof gap and flush to a next level states the company.

The patented CaliBreeze technology uses microscopic water droplets to produce optical contrast on surfaces that are not measureable with conventional optical technology. It is described as the same process as breathing on your glasses to clean them and allows the elimination of errors and outliers caused by poor reflectivity. The water droplets evaporate within seconds …

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Storypod smart story telling for children [Video]

Storypod

Storypod as a new storytelling system specifically designed for children offering an easy way to listen to classical stories, music and read along audiobooks. Designed for children aged three and above Storypod has this month launched via Kickstarter and has already raised over $200,000 thanks to over 1200 backers.

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Early bird pledges are available from just $75 offering a considerable 37% saving off the recommended retail price of $120. “Simply place one of our smart figurines called Crafties on top of Storypod and voilà! You’re transported to a fantastic audio world of broadcast-quality, classic and original stories, music, and learning topics. What’s the tech behind this magic? Each Craftie has a special chip inside that beams its content to play on Storypod. And when you put a Craftie on for the first time, its content will download directly onto Storypod so you can play it anywhere offline without Wi-Fi.”

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Funny video imagines Zoom calls in 1988

The YouTubers at Squirrel Monkey make videos that imagine what modern tech would look like in the past. Their latest humorously imagines what video conferencing via Zoom would have been like in the late eighties — a real PITA! We've come a long way technology wise since 1988.

Squirrel Monkey, previously on BB

screengrab via Squirrel Monkey/YouTube