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Best Tech Stories around the web #248

This week: Is AI the remedy for human error?, the cellulose mask promotes the benefits of biodesign, pop songs wrote by a deep-learning algorithm and plunge in an immersive world... in Centre Pompidou!
Best Tech Stories around the web #248
Fred Pieau

Your shortcut to 5G

During the NAB Show Express, b<>com presents its selected article "The 5G Opportunities for Contribution and Digital News Gathering Applications" and its 5G private network solution *Wireless Edge Factory*.
Your shortcut to 5G
The Explorers

b<>com launches *Adaptive HDR Converter* at the NAB Show Express

A mainstay at the NAB Show, b<>com was planning to be in Las Vegas in late April for the global meet-up of broadcast professionals. At the NAB Show Express, the virtual version of the event, b<>com presents its new complete SDR-HDR conversion solution. Nicolas Dallery, Marketing & Sales Director, breaks it down for us.
b<>com launches *Adaptive HDR Converter* at the NAB Show Express

Best Tech Stories around the web #247

This week: a jet engine that works without fossil fuels, Arthur Mamou-Mani seeks game designers to create the virtual Burning Man installation and, Tom Cruise is working with NASA on the first movie filmed in space.
Best Tech Stories around the web #247

Best Tech Stories around the web #246

Gloves to hack your dreams, a futuristic NIKE skincare LED mask, music machines using plants and objects, a habitat to live on the moon tested in Greenland, and the highlights of FMX 1994 – 2020.
Best Tech Stories around the web #246

Best Tech Stories around the web #245

This week: Tesla reveals prototype artificial respirator made from parts of its Model 3, Yangyang Ding designs metal tools to help Mandarin speakers pronounce English sounds, and the event Laval Virtual will take place in virtual from April 22nd to 24th.
Best Tech Stories around the web #245

A virtual get-together for the world’s VR experts

For the first time, IEEE VR, a major global science conference for virtual reality experts and researchers, was itself a virtual event. Our VR expert Tiffany Luong was there.
A virtual get-together for the world’s VR experts

Best Tech Stories around the web #244

This week: an AI brain implant translates thoughts into spoken words, a portable charger made from 100% non-recyclable plastic waste, schools rebuilt in Minecraft and life-size animals in AR through Google search.
Best Tech Stories around the web #244


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.