Even in its infancy, the metaverse has become a buzzword that remains a bit difficult to pin down. So, what exactly is the metaverse, and why is it such a big deal?
Vriti Saraf, founder and CEO of k20 Educators, a global social learning community, explains that the metaverse is “a virtual version of everything you can do in real life. It is interoperable, owned by no one, and allows a lot of different platforms to live within it.”
What happens when you’re designing a new home office printer — from your home office? When HP sent employees home to work remotely as COVID-19 took hold in spring 2020, systems engineer Rosella Patenio and her team had just begun the design process on the new HP ENVY Inspire printer, which would include features and upgrades for home office needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed people's lives in many ways, including a perceptible shift in drinking habits. As a growing percentage of Americans are committing to a more health-conscious lifestyle in the wake of the pandemic, there's been an incredible boom in the non-alcoholic beverage industry.
Since COVID-19 impacted the education system, teaching without the use of technology is simply no longer an option. However, this transition to remote technologies has made school employees and students of all ages that much more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
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It’s finally happening. After 16 months, people are peeling off the loungewear, suiting up, and cautiously stepping back into the long-abandoned office. A recent CNBC survey found that 45 percent of major US companies will be implementing a hybrid work model for the second half of 2021, while 32 percent are going right back to an in-person office mode. Regardless of the approach, employers and their employees will return to an office dynamic that has been changed forever. But change is good, as they say, and one prop tech startup is waiting with open arms...
Predicting the future may no longer be such a fantastical notion. The concept of digital twin technology is essentially what it sounds like: a virtual, real-time representation of a physical product or process. Much more than a simulation, digital twin technology has evolved to use machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality to replicate and monitor existing physical objects and processes — and to more accurately predict outcomes of particular scenarios.
Dating as a digital nomad? You may as well be applying for a visa. That’s because the dating etiquette, even with the best dating app on hand, seems to change everywhere you go. Of course, there’s one rule that never changes: the law of attraction. If it’s there, it’s there, and nothing can get rid of those initial butterflies.
As the world continues to work remotely, even scientists are leaving the lab – and robots are being installed to run the experiments. Realizing the concept of a fully automated scientific laboratory has become more urgent with the growing demand for faster research time (the COVID-19 vaccine race has proven this to be especially true) and more cost-effective medical treatments. This is a demand that Menlo Park, California-based startup Strateos is aiming to fulfill.
The past few years have seen the triumphant rise of the individual investor. In 2020 alone, more than 10 million Americans opened brokerage accounts, and demand for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has risen as a result—more than 140 new ETFs have already launched in 2021.
We’ve all heard of the Apple Watch and Fitbit; if you don’t own one of these wearable devices, you likely know someone who does. But in the past year, the hearables segment (think AirPods) of the wearables market has seen a sharp rise in demand. These quickly evolving devices might just become the next important tech tool in the higher education toolbox.
While the chalkboard has served as a classic teaching tool for centuries, the past few decades have seen teachers shifting to the tidier whiteboard or the multifaceted interactive smart board. Still, no upgrade to the humble chalkboard has ever truly overcome one very important challenge: that teachers must turn their backs to students when writing.
Who would have thought that pond scum would be such a hot commodity? Microalgae, sometimes referred to fondly by its growers as pond scum, has become the focus of an increasing number of startups across the world over the last several years. A report published in April 2021 estimated the 2020 global market for algae at $782.9 million and projected that this booming industry will hit $1.2 billion by 2027.
Everything's bigger in Texas — except for the costs of living and doing business. Bottom-line considerations are the main reason an increasing number of California businesses are making a run for the Lone Star State.
While the widespread use of self-driving vehicles may still be some years away, the onboard systems and technologies that help keep passengers safe are constantly improving.
After a year spent mostly at home, it’s no surprise that consumers have become hyper aware of the products they use each day — particularly the paper and plastic supplies that are used once and then trashed.