IBM Watson holds court at Wimbledon 2017

Summer’s here and Wimbledon is about to begin again with a raft of new digital fan experience elements, including a virtual assistant named after Fred Perry, the last British tennis player before Andy Murray to win the men’s championship. Download this free guide 94.4% of cloud apps are not secure enough for enterprises Access this […]

Emirates Islamic uses blockchain to reduce cheque fraud

Emirates Islamic Bank is applying blockchain and QR code technology to cheques to reduce fraud. The Islamic financial services company will provide cheques with QR codes on them, which will be registered in a blockchain to provide authentication. The Cheque Chain initiative is aimed at reducing fraud related to cheques, which is a popular payment […]

Dating apps are embracing video

Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as […]

Slow motion makes soccer referees more likely to give a red card

soccer referees and the decisions they make are the subject of very heated debates in the canteen, at the kitchen table, and in the TV studio. soccer fans keep a vigilant eye on their every move and decision. These high demands have led to professionalization: more and more elite referees are full-time professionals and follow […]

Chemists turn metal catalysis on its head for a sustainable future

Carboxylic acids are one of the most common chemical groups in biomass, and their chemical reactions are particularly difficult to control in these mixtures. Currently used “catalytic hydrogenation” with metal catalysts can transform the acids into more useful alcohol groups, but also adds to the complexity of the biomass because of other side reactions and […]

Ancient retrovirus embedded in the human genome helps fight HIV-1 infection

HERVs have become a target for HIV researchers because studies have shown that T-cells produce an immune response against HERVs in those infected with HIV. It is now thought that HERV expression can be caused by HIV infection and that HIV would become an easier target by aiming at the HERV antigens rather than the […]

Biologist looks at butterflies to help solve human infertility

In the case of butterflies, the cabbage white Pieris rapae in particular, scientists have found male butterfly ejaculate — a complex package designed to deliver sperm — also contains a dose of valuable life-extending nutrients that female butterflies devour like candy. But receiving this parcel of goodness comes at a cost — male dominance. It […]

Study sheds light on how ovarian cancer spreads

In their latest paper, published in the journal Oncogene, they used live imaging and electron microscopy to study the cellular activities associated with successful metastasis, including the expression of a group of proteins called cadherins, which help cells bind together. Since these proteins enable cancer cells to anchor to new sites in the body, it […]

UCAS reworks university admissions access with API

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has implemented MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform as it revamps the university admissions clearing process. Download this free guide Next stage of virtualisation: Containers Who doesn’t love building blocks? Following the burst of cloud computing, containers are becoming a necessity for all organisational transformation and development. Follow us as we […]

Danish mobile payments users get lock-screen and Touch ID technology

Denmark’s national debit card, Dankort, has been upgraded so that its mobile app and wallet can accept fingerprint authentication and payments when phone screens are locked. Download this free guide Cloud computing getting top budget in 2017: Nordics and their priorities What are your peers in the Nordics region looking to spend their budget on […]

View raises $200M for their electrochromic smart glass

When you hear about companies raising tons of money for “smart glass,” the first thing that hits your mind might be something augmented reality-related like the HoloLens. But View, which just closed a $200 million funding round after securing $70 million from BlackRock alongside an earlier investment from TIAA, is using smart glass to make […]

Facebook improves its AI Messenger assistant ‘M’ with new wits

Facebook M, the company’s AI-powered assistant that lives inside Messenger, was launched widely back in April, giving suggestions to users based on the context of their conversations. Today, M is getting a bit smarter and more socially capable. Perhaps most notable is that the AI assistant will now proactively remind users to save pieces of […]

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users… and responsibility

“We’re getting to a size where it’s worth really taking a careful look at what are all the things that we can do to make social media the most positive force for good possible,” Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox told TechCrunch about the company’s new milestone. Thirteen years after launching and less than five […]

Mice provide insight into genetics of autism spectrum disorders

Taking advantage of advances in genetic technologies, researchers led by Alex Nord, assistant professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior with the Center for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis, are gaining a better understanding of the role played by a specific gene involved in autism. The collaborative work appears June 26 in the journal […]