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Best Tech stories around the web #187

This week: magical sunglasses block the screens aroud you, Magic Leap and Sennheiser to launch mixed reality headphones, small robots building tubular structures and the international digital arts Biennale Némo starts on October 17th.
Best Tech stories around the web #187

6th edition of the IRT Forum in Toulouse!

On October 11, the IRT Saint Exupéry hosted the 6th edition of the IRT Forum, themed around aerospace. This annual event enables the eight IRTs to present their collaborations and major findings of the year. Frédérique Vidal, the Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, and Guillaume Boudy, Secretary General for Investment, were present.
6th edition of the IRT Forum in Toulouse!

Best Tech stories around the web #186

This week: Cyclean pays you to ride a bike, Netflix wants to turn you into a hero of Black Mirror, the photographer Nicolas Bigot presents the series "The Robot Next Door", three players perform a game of Tetris through high-tech telepathy and discover the "Storm Station" of Eva Medin at the 2018 White Night.
Best Tech stories around the web #186

Best Tech stories around the web #185

This week: Microsoft demonstrates Surface Hub 2 hardware for the first time, Disney is preparing a three-part VR series on Darth Vader for the release of the Oculus Quest in 2019, a jellyfish-like 3D printed robot protects the coral reefs and the digital arts festival BAM in Liège.
Best Tech stories around the web #185

Best Tech stories around the web #184

This week: the new electric and autonomous delivery van of Renault, the first hydrogen train in Germany, Firefox presents its web browser designed for virtual reality, Angry Birds arrives in the mixed reality and Oculus conference broadcast in virtual reality.
Best Tech stories around the web #184

IBC 2018 : A new milestone set

For the third year in a row, b<>com has successfully unveiled its latest innovations at the Amsterdam IBC, one of the world’s largest broadcast industry trade shows. It was a chance to take the market's pulse and assess the latest trends.
IBC 2018 : A new milestone set

Best Tech Stories around the web #183

This week: Apple unveils the new generation of its Apple Watch, Facebook is turning dinosaurs into augmented reality sticker and SpaceX signs its first customer to fly on the company’s huge new rocket.
Best Tech Stories around the web #183

b<>com's people: Interview with Cambodge Bist

For this new portrait of b<>com's people, we have chosen to interview Cambodge Bist. He started at b<>com as a doctoral student in the Advanced Media Coding laboratory and is now a Research Engineer. He has shared with us the many opportunities that b<>com has offered him.
b<>com's people: Interview with Cambodge Bist


Culture & Creation

Information-sharing, access to culture, and preserving heritage are examples of areas where digital technology is completely changing the cultural and creative industries. Whether it’s broadcasting, movies, heritage, or the arts, the cultural and creative industries are associated with a strong, internationally famous French identity.

With world-renowned expertise at the highest level, b<>com is taking action in this technology landscape for which excellence is a must, including in augmented reality, immersion, 3D image/sound/video playback, content production/post-production, digital distribution, and rights protection. b<>com is also a player on the international scene, taking part in standardization bodies and industrial alliances in order to encourage the development of interoperable technologies for the cultural and creative industries, with an eye toward the export market.


Digital Infrastructures

Our societies are experiencing a fundamental transformation; the world is becoming more digital at all levels, including human relationships, recreation, production, government agencies, and more. We are now living in a world that is growing increasingly virtual, tending toward optimization and focused on the collection, exchange, and usage of data of all kinds.

b<>com is a guide to this transformation through its convergent network and application infrastructure solutions that open the way to increasing flexibility, more opportunities for adapting to needs and practices, and the instituting of end-to-end high-quality services. b<>com is also addressing the serious challenges of security for users and their data by offering innovative solutions to deploy digital infrastructure that better protects the rights and freedoms of everyone.


The health care program addresses major issues for individuals and the public at large. b<>com creates innovative components based on the latest digital technologies for personalized, distributed, and integrated health care: medical imaging and health data cloud, support for translational research for developing biomarkers; image-guided provider assistance, particularly via augmented reality; support for surgical workflows and synchronized real-time medical video; integrating data around the clinical pathway, making the patient an agent in their own health; evaluating the acceptability of the impact of digital technology by health professionals and patients.


Industry 4.0

Much like the last three industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 aims to totally change the way goods are mass-produced. To address the needs of consumers who are seeking increasing low-cost customization, the factories of the future must rely on new technologies integrated all along the value chain.

b<>com offers the factories of the future the benefits of its solutions in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, advanced connectivity (LTE/4G/5G), the Internet of Things, the media, the Cloud, and artificial intelligence.


Defense in particular, but more broadly the security and trust industries, are seeking to encourage the emergence of new forms of innovation and new kinds of innovators.

With its scientific potential and engineering capabilities, b<>com, which addresses innovation in various civilian technologies (5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, spatialized audio, holography, user experience, digital infrastructure, etc.), can play a role in the digital transformation in order to help these technologies find new use cases in critical environments, thereby becoming dual-use. Already active in cybersecurity with concrete results in authentication and digital identity, content protection, network security with anomaly detection, intrusion, and remediation, b<>com is opening up its projects to cyberdefense with its shareholder-members and the French ecosystem, particularly including the Pôle d'Excellence Cyber Cluster.


b<>com invests in the latest technological ressources in order to support its projects. Its infrastructures and skills are available for rent or for service offers.