All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘R&D’

Amazon Reportedly Ramping Up Its Drone Efforts

It was just under a year ago that Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious project that would see the online retail giant delivering packages to customers by drones. The announcement was met with a great deal of skepticism (for a variety or reasons), but Amazon has shown no signs of backing off from the goal. “One day, Prime Air …

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Obama Says No Google Or Facebook Without Govt.

President Barack Obama is in full campaign mode. The one thing that he will preach to his supporters is that the Republicans are trying to gut the government. He said that under the Republican budget “the government is shrunk to the point where things that we take for granted as a society — as an advanced, responsible society — are …

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Kinect Researchers Developing Mood Detection

Reasearch teams at Microsoft are in the research and development stages of finding out whether or not the Kinect will be able to use a players posture and speach patterns to detect their mood. The player’s state of mind will then be integrated into the game narrative,

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Google Announces App Engine Research Awards

Google’s App Engine is used for a lot of different web applications. While it can be used for business applications, the more interesting uses come from the scientific and research fields. Google is now going to reward those who use app engine in the most interesting ways. Google announced today the creation of the

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Facebook Spends Very Little On R&D

Facebook is a big company. The company recently filed the largest tech IPO ever and is sitting on mountains of cash. It might be surprising then to hear that they only spend about 10 percent of its sales on research and development each year. A report from Bloomberg says that Facebook is sticking to a business model that is akin …

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Intel and Nokia Collaborate on 3D Mobile UIs

Intel and Nokia announced that they have created a joint laboratory at the University of Oulu aimed at creating new user interfaces and experiences. It’s called the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center, and will employ about two-dozen R&D professionals.

Intel says the lab will initially conduct research for mobile user experiences that could leverage the rapidly increasing capabilities of mobile devices. They’re looking for an experience that does for mobile what 3-D graphics have done for movies.

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