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Best Tech Stories around the world / CES 2020: innovations & news from Vegas!

Discover in our special CES 2020 review: Samsung unveils an extra-large 8K TV, Mercedes-Benz and James Cameron built an Avatar-inspired car perfect for Pandora, meet Ballie, Samsung’s rolling personal assistant, Sony’s electric car...and more.
Best Tech Stories around the world / CES 2020: innovations & news from Vegas!

Best Tech Stories for Christmas

This week: the Holiday Gift Guide for 2019, an Aluminium Christmas Tree, and a string light phone charger!
Best Tech Stories for Christmas

Best Tech Stories around the web #233

This week: The new Oculus is getting controller-free hand tracking, Interstellar Lab designs 'mars village' in Mojave desert, DeepMind's Dreamer AI learns from the past to predict the future, and the event "Atlas" in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #233

[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Cathy Colomes

After graduating from ENSEA, Cathy continued her education with a Master in Music Technology at York University. After returning to France, she...

[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Cathy Colomes

b<>com and Europe: A strategy that serves technological sovereignty

5G, augmented reality, e-health… the European projects that b<>com contributes to relate to international markets where technological innovation is a must. But b<>com’s commitment to these European projects goes well beyond scientific contributions: It’s a way to address the sovereignty issues raised by these major digital projects. A bold strategy that puts the institute and its partners at the heart of European research and innovation.
b<>com and Europe: A strategy that serves technological sovereignty

Artificial Intelligence: Interview with Ludovic Noblet, Hypermedia Director

After the launch of its “Artificial Intelligence” lab and its recent partnership with the Observatoire de l’IA in Québec, b<>com has signed the Montreal Declaration for Responsible Development of AI. Ludovic Noblet, Hypermedia Director, shares b<>com's vision about this major issue.
Artificial Intelligence: Interview with Ludovic Noblet, Hypermedia Director

Best Tech Stories around the web #232

This week: Ford recycles McDonald’s coffee waste into car parts, Futuristic House Boats could help battle rising sea levels and the Disrupt Berlin Festival.
Best Tech Stories around the web #232

Best Tech Stories around the web #231

This week : police are testing out Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog, Tesla's Cybertruck, Shakespeare VS Artificial Intelligence and, the Amsterdam Light Festival.
Best Tech Stories around the web #231


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.