The market for smart mirrors is booming. Image: metamorworks/IStock via AFP Relaxnews In the age of social distancing, brands and manufacturers of all kinds have been getting creative to develop tools that bring the services customers used to enjoy in stores into people’s homes. As a result, the beauty world has flourished with a host of applications dedicated entirely to hair coloring or virtual makeup, offering a helping hand to those who haven’t been able to test products in real life during COVID-19 lockdowns. Now, the Japanese manufacturer AGC is going even further with a new smart mirror that could be used to transform the shopping experience in department stores or standalone beauty stores. According to the Japanese business publication, Nikkei Asia, this innovation — designed to limit face-to-face contact with in-store beauty advisors in pandemic times — is expected to go on sale from the first half of 2021. The device, called Mirroria, uses artificial intelligence … [Read more...] about How smart mirrors could transform makeup shopping
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Zigbee goes to Mars: What is smart home tech doing on NASA’s latest mission? Watch Now Have you been following the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars in February? It was fun to watch as the robot landed on the surface of Mars, ready to explore. And it's been even more mesmerizing to watch as videos -- with sound -- and pictures have made their way back to Earth. Part of the technology that makes the communication between the rover and NASA possible is Zigbee. My ZDNet Jason Squared co-host, Jason Cipriani, and I recently had the opportunity to interview Tobin Richardson, the CEO, and president of the Zigbee Alliance, about this project, as well as the future of the Zigbee wireless standard. Space Quantum sensors could soon be heading into space SpaceX launches off more Starlink satellites as part of its first ride-sharing space service European Space Agency launches recruitment drive for women, people with disabilities Moon dust is a … [Read more...] about Zigbee inside the Mars Perseverance Mission and your smart home
FPT Smart Technologies is headquartered in Da Nang – Vietnam’s third largest city. (Photo: Shutterstock) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s leading IT services provider FPT Software, a subsidiary of FPT Corporation, and Smart Holdings of Toyota Group have recently launched FPT Smart Technologies - a joint venture providing digital transformation services and solutions. FPT Software holds 51 percent of stake in the joint venture. The joint venture was launched at a time when Japan is looking toward a 5.0 society – a super-smart society fueled by smart technologies and innovations among industries. It will offer digital transformation services and solutions in manufacturing, automobiles and construction industries by combining technological expertise, experiences and domain knowledge of the two companies. Automotive technology is one of the spearhead capabilities of FPT Software, with Japan being a key market in FPT’s globalisation strategy./. VNA … [Read more...] about FPT, Toyota launch digital transformation joint venture
Gurugram: Navia Life Care , recently launched Navia Smart EMR 2.0, an advanced version of Navia Smart EMR – an integrated platform that allows doctors to create digital prescriptions and provides real-time conversation with patients. “After working with 1000s of doctors for the last 3-4 years and driving lots of insights from them, we started working on Navia Smart EMR 2.0. It took us almost 1 year to bring this product to market which involves testing the product with users at each stage. The Navi Smart EMR is a tailor-made product made in line with user behaviour and user needs. We are really excited to launch this product,” said Kunal Kishore Dhawan, CEO, and Co-Founder, Navia Life Care. Navia Smart EMR 2.0 boasts advanced features that offer single-click access to a patient's medical and family history to doctors. This results in providing up-to-date and complete health information about the patients for more coordinated and efficient care. Integrated with … [Read more...] about Navia launches digital prescriptions platform for doctors
If it feels like you've been waiting forever for Google Fiber, you're not alone. It has, after all, been more than a decade since Google's announcement that "fiber is coming." To be fair, Google Fiber is long established in some areas. Before temporarily halting fiber expansion in 2016, the company brought service to 11 major US markets. Even in those cities though, Google's internet service didn't reach all, or even most, households, leaving many wondering when and if their neighborhood would be eligible for service. Meanwhile, residents of 34 other metropolitan areas who were teased with the possibility of getting Google Fiber early on are still wondering if it will come to their city at all. So what's going on with Google Fiber? A decade of deployment Let's start with where Google Fiber has successfully established service. In addition to Kansas City, Google Fiber's inaugural location, the service is also currently available in Atlanta; Huntsville, Alabama; Orange … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Google Fiber?