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15 Sep 2017
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Daimler's All-Electric eCanter Box Truck is Ready For Work [66474]
CNET, September 15th, 2017

"Electric trucks are slowly gaining ground around the world, and one of the world's largest truck manufacturers is getting in on the action.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks, has unveiled the Fuso eCanter, which it calls the world's first series production electric box truck. While it won't enter large-scale production until 2019, the automaker will deliver 500 examples of the eCanter over the next two years..."
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15 Sep 2017
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How Does Wireless Charging Work? [66476]
How-To Geek, September 15th, 2017

"Wireless charging is set to become more popular with the adoption of Qi wireless charging in Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. It's also found on some Android phones, like Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S7.

Most wireless chargers use magnetic induction and magnetic resonance. They offer the promise of being able to place a device on a surface and have it charge automatically - no fiddling with cables required..."
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13 Sep 2017
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Autonomous Cars Are Coming - How Will They Change What Businesses Offer? [66473]
ITProPortal, September 13th, 2017

"Say goodbye to brick-and-mortar, and say hello to wheels-and-rotors!

Brick-and-mortar and digital commerce won't be the only ways to purchase products and services for long. Enter a whole new selling floor: the automobile.

Businesses should prepare to embrace the autonomous vehicle (AV) as the most transformative Internet of Things (IoT) product ever developed - and the next place to sell to consumers. These vehicles will drive a whole new economy of products and services, meeting passenger needs via in-vehicle marketplaces. Businesses across all industries should consider ramping up now..."
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12 Sep 2017
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Graphene Based Terahertz Absorbers [66475]
Science Daily, September 12th, 2017

"A terahertz saturable absorber has been created using printable graphene inks with an order of magnitude higher absorption modulation than other devices produced to date...

Graphene Flagship researches from CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze, Italy and the University of Cambridge, UK have shown that it is possible to create a terahertz saturable absorber using graphene produced by liquid phase exfoliation and deposited by transfer coating and ink jet printing. The paper, published in Nature Communications, reports a terahertz saturable absorber with an order of magnitude higher absorption modulation than other devices produced to date..."
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08 Sep 2017
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The Value of AR to The Enterprise [66170]
Information Age, September 8th, 2017

"Businesses are finally realising that in the digital era, augmented reality has an important role to play in enterprise...

From dancing hot dogs to hidden Mr Men and little Japanese monsters, AR connects our real-life and virtual worlds, merging the physical with the digital to redefine our experience of reality. It's clever, it's immersive, and it takes engagement to another level..."
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06 Sep 2017
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Hacking Virtual and Augmented Reality: Short-term FUD, Long-Term Danger [66125]
Help Net Security, September 6th, 2017

"I believe virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are on the cusp of mass success, and will dramatically change the way we use technology. However, with new technology comes new attack surfaces.

After watching security researchers and attackers pick apart the Internet of Things (IoT) so easily, it would be foolish not to consider the security of new technologies. So that begs the question - what are the risks of virtual and augmented reality?..."
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