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Best Tech Stories around the web #266

This week: AI model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections through cellphone-recorded coughs, Disney’s new skinless robot can blink like a human, and physicists 3D print a boat that could sail down a human hair.
Best Tech Stories around the web #266

Best Tech Stories around the web #265

This week: a virtual keyboard to write on any surface, the "Apple Glass" could arrive by 2022, robot swarms guided by human artists to execute paintings, and an intelligent fabric that recognizes everything placed on a table.
Best Tech Stories around the web #265
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[Opinion paper] The age of fakes: What if the next pandemic were digital?

What is deepFake, is it possible to protect against it, what threats does this phenomenon pose to society? Amine Kacete, a research engineer in artificial intelligence at b<>com, gives his opinion on the question.
[Opinion paper] The age of fakes: What if the next pandemic were digital?

Best Tech Stories around the web #264

This week: A sensor printed on the skin capable of measuring data on your health, Tesla is set to roll out 'Full Self-Driving' beta to a small number of drivers next week, a TED conference about "Art in the age of machine intelligence" and Airbus has been chosen to design and build Earth Return Orbiter (ERO) for Mars sample return (MSR) campaign.
Best Tech Stories around the web #264

Best Tech Stories around the web #263

This week : SpaceX is building a military rocket to ship weapons anywhere in the world, a designer takes jewellery into the future, the US Army is testing augmented reality goggles for dogs, and the VR Days Europe event on November in streaming.
Best Tech Stories around the web #263

Best Tech Stories around the web #262

This week: Amazon will soon make it possible to pay with the palm of the hand, a location ten times more precise than GPS thanks to the Starlink and SkyReal satellites and the Airbus spin-off immerses manufacturers in virtual reality.
Best Tech Stories around the web #262

b<>com *Flexible Netlab*: A real playground for 5G and the IoT

As a mobile test operator since 2016, b<>com provides antennas, software-defined radio base stations, and hosting capacity allowing for conducting experiments on 5G and the IoT. Michel Corriou, Director of Operations, tells us more about b<>com *Flexible Netlab*.
b<>com *Flexible Netlab*: A real playground for 5G and the IoT

Best Tech Stories around the web #261

This week: An artificial skin sensitive to pain, an autonomous delivery robot dedicated to the last mile, a new machine-brain interface that draws your thoughts, Ubisoft, and Zero Latency team up around experience in virtual reality and the Paris Electronic Week.
Best Tech Stories around the web #261

Best Tech Stories around the web #260

This week: Microsoft convinced of the potential of underwater data centers, 5 minutes of flight with a pilot for the "flying car" SkyDrive, an entire Two-Story house printed in 3D, and Mario Kart at home thanks to augmented reality.
Best Tech Stories around the web #260


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 healthcare technology industry needs to address major challenges, of both the individual and collective kind. Medicine is becoming more and more connected, personalized, and preventive. It is moving closer to a multidisciplinary approach where data and artificial intelligence are to play a critical role, and the patient has more say in the course of their treatment.

With expertise from each of its laboratories, and ISO 13485 certification for medical devices, b<>com is using its technologies to assist in the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. Medical providers can easily access the innovative solutions that b<>com has to offer, in areas like surgical guidance solutions, patient flow predictions, image/video analysis, and translational research tools.

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.