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Real-Time Car-Specific VR Entertainment

You’d think you have seen it all when it comes to VR entertainment — from its incorporation into exercise equipment to its integration in the retail landscape. However, virtual reality has found its way to the back seat of cars thanks to German start-up Holoride. 

The new form of VR entertainment builds on the “car’s real-time movements.” This includes both acceleration and steering, among other things. When the automobile stops at a light or for a pedestrian, the dynamic virtual reality component pauses and the consumer can play “a whack-a-mole-type game” until the auto is in motion again.


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Here’s What ‘Clean Eating’ Really Means

In fact, there are many attractive terms that get seamlessly woven into media headlines, acting like magnets to consumers. Yet when questioned about what these terms mean, the responses vary greatly. A recent survey conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation found that a number of today’s trendy diets and food terms are those that tend to be defined differently, depending on who you ask.

Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, IFIC’s Vice President of Research and Partnerships, underscored, “Food trends and our eating habits are personalized – and not always backed by the science; they reflect one’s own approach to health and wellness.” 


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Douglas Engelbart, the forgotten hero of modern computing

Half a century ago, Douglas Engelbart demonstrated an experimental computer that laid the foundations for modern computing.

His vision to use computing power to solve complex problems in all areas of human activity has become reality, but not in the way that he imagined.


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Artificial muscles powered by glucose

Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles.

This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules in their surroundings.


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Role of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Straight from training new doctors to performing treatment on PTSD patients, Virtual Reality has found several applications in the health and care domain.

The technology has opened new doors of delivering exquisite services to patients – a consequence of which is that the technology is highly adopted these days. It has, in fact, become one of the top Healthcare trends.


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Welcome to the Hotel of 2119

Intergalactic getaways, fast-food nutrient pills, 2- to 3-hour working days and adaptable, personalised rooms that can transport guests everywhere from jungles to mountain ranges; in celebration of its 100th anniversary, today Hilton (NYSE: HLT) predicts the future trends set to dominate the travel and hospitality industry in the next 100 years.

In a report supported by expert insight from the fields of sustainability, innovation, design, human relations and nutrition, findings reveal how the growing sophistication of technology and climate change will impact the hotel industry in the future.


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Watch Dogs at E3: We want players to find value in other people

The maker of a game set in a post-Brexit London says he wants it to help players “value” people from different backgrounds.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, which takes place in the “not-too-distant future”, gamers will control a group of hackers trying to take down a regime which has taken control of the UK through an advanced surveillance system.

Players can recruit any of the thousands of playable characters in the game, all with unique different backgrounds and skill sets, to help them along the way.

Clint Hocking, the game’s creative director, spoke to Radio 1 Newsbeat at the E3 gaming conference in LA, saying it was important to feature a diverse range of personalities.


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Industry 4.0 – Enabling Digital Operations Self Assessment

The fourth industrial revolution – characterized by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business models – has arrived in the industrial sector and offers attractive opportunities.

Industry 4.0 not only comprises the digitization of horizontal and vertical value chains but will also revolutionize company product and service portfolios and lead to the implementation of new, often disruptive business models.

The following Self Assessment is designed to provide you with an understanding of your company’s position regarding Industry 4.0 by measuring your actual against your target maturity along six dimensions, thereby identifying needs for action as well as classifying your current maturity level. In order to take your understanding to the next level, register for the benchmark after having completed the assessment to gain valuable insights on how you are positioned against competitors in your industry.


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