Matt O'brien, Ap Technology Writer Updated 7:42 am PDT, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Now Playing: A growing number of tech companies are counting on people being willing to socialize with robots in their homes, like Vector a personal robot that goes on sale this week. (Aug. 8) Media: Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives? It's taken decades of research to build robots even a fraction as sophisticated as those featured in popular science fiction. They don't much resemble their fictional predecessors; they mostly don't walk, only sometimes roll and often lack limbs. And they're nowhere close to matching the language, social skills and physical dexterity of people. Worse, they're so far losing out to immobile smart speakers made by Amazon, Apple and Google, which cost a fraction of … [Read more...] about Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?
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Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Updated 12:10 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. less FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the ... more Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON (AP) … [Read more...] about APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions
Today, Microsoft Vietnam is organising an event titled "New Windows, New Wider World" to share details of the Windows operating system, helping participants to experience the new operating system and to better understand the Windows ecosystem, in the central of Danang city. The highlight of the event is the introduction of the new Windows 8.1 operating system that inherits outstanding advantages of Windows 8. Windows 8.1 also has several improvements, not only the interface or features, but also a lot of useful and productive built-in applications. It can be seen that, Microsoft is continuing to realise the PC revolution, bringing a new generation of Windows, raising the flexibility of PC and tablet productivity, with ease of use for latest mobile devices.- enables users to work efficiently, with flexible entertainment on personal devices. With the key message of: "Experiencing a wider world: New Windows, New Wider World ", through succinct presentations and impressive product … [Read more...] about Experience a wider world with Microsoft and the new Windows
Which IT gadgets do Vietnam consumers wish to purchase or receive as a gift this holiday season? The responses from a recent online survey conducted by Microsoft in Vietnam revealed that two in five consumers in Vietnam desire a tablet for work and play, with smartphones next on the list as 30 per cent indicates that their next buy would be a new mobile device. Notebooks and Ultrabooks were also top of mind among 21 per cent of respondents polled. The results signify that respondents are still looking for a full-fledged computing device for their lives, albeit in a more mobile form factor today. This survey was conducted in November 2013 with over 1,300 respondents across Asia Pacific to understand their year-end IT purchase habits and digital lifestyles. All we want is more devices in our lives Tablet ownership in Asia Pacific is expected to grow significantly in 2014, with Canalys predicting that tablets will form close to 50 per cent of the total PC market (desktop, notebooks and … [Read more...] about Tablets for work and play top Vietnam consumers’ holiday wishlist
Hanoi's tallest apartment bloc breaks ground The Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Corporation 2 (Vinaconex 2) began building Block B of the Kim Van-Kim Lu (Golden Silk) project in a new urban area of Hanoi in Dai Kim Ward of Hoang Mai district on September 22. Covering an area of 5,600sq.m, the building will have 45 floors, making it the city's highest apartment building. The first four floors will be reserved for a leasing office and a trade centre. With an investment of 1 trillion VND (45 million USD), the construction is expected to be finished in the third quarter of 2018, providing 604 apartments ranging from 43sq.m to 100sq.m. The apartments will be offered for sale in December this year, according to the project's investor. The target customers will be middle-income earners. At the ground breaking ceremony, Vinaconex 2 signed a credit contract worth 800 billion VND with the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam. Vietnam, Singapore foster economic connectivity … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 25/9